The Online Arcade 2018 Tournament Schedule

2018 plans on being a huge year for The Online Arcade. With our dedicated Twitch and YouTube channel’s, we want to deliver a vast amount of online tournaments in 2018. Here are some of the premier/Lite scheduled tournaments that are available for sign up today! With all our tournaments the dates and times could be subjected to change. Please read the description for any of the tournaments you are interested in signing up for, because there are important information pertaining to each tournament. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us on Twitter @TheOnlineArcade.

Scheduled Tournaments:

injusticInjustice 2: Dark Knights II (Premier) 2/10/2018- Sign up here

GGxRev2Guilty Gear Xrd Rev2: SLASH 2 (Lite) 2/25/2018- Sign up here

DBFZDragon Ball FighterZ- Dragon World Tour (Premier) 3/3/18- Sign up here

SFV AEStreet Fighter V- World Warriors III (Premier) 3/24/18- Sign up here

MVCIMarvel Vs Capcom Infinite- Clash of the Stones (Premier) 4/21/18- Sign up here

Tekken 7Tekken 7- Raging Fist II (Premier) 5/19/18- Sign up here

Lite tournament will have no giveaways during the live stream and limited prize for winners. Premier tournaments will have a larger prize pot(payable through PayPal) for the top three participates. Similar to what you have seen in the prior online tournaments.

If you like what we do and feel like supporting The Online Arcade head over to our Patreon or PayPal, where your contributions will be greatly appreciated.

The Online Arcade Presents: The Plus On Block Podcast Episode 24

What’s Up Gamers and Fighting Game Enthusiast,

Welcome to this week’s Plus on Block Podcast as  we once again join fellow T.O.A. (The Online Arcade) member and long time supporter of the WUPS team. UpChuckGaming (Chuck) and Dreology619 (Dre) as present Episode 20 of the Plus On Block Podcast. Below we’ve included a few of the topics they focus on please leave your feedback either in our comment section or the video link that will be provided below, Check it out and give us your thoughts Enjoy!

What do you think comment below or via the video link provided? Also make sure to sub to UpChuckGaming’s YouTube Channel as well Dreology619’s YouTube Channel. Also you can follow them on their respective social media outlets UpChuck’s Twitter, and Dreology619’s Twitter. For fresh content like this & more. Make sure to keep us bookmarked and check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation!

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Introduces Black Widow, Venom and Winter Soldier to the battle

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

Happy holidays as we begin this week with some interesting news as released today via Capcom and the PS Blog here’s what they’ve laid out about the characters so far and you can check out the trailer with details below:

Young soldier Bucky Barnes fought alongside his best friend Captain America during World War II. Presumed dead after a dangerous mission ended in tragedy, he was captured by enemy forces and secretly brainwashed into becoming a deadly assassin known as the Winter Soldier. Bucky, now free from his captors, is once again ready to fight for the good of humanity.

Winter Soldier excels at ground combat using special moves that send the opponent flying across the screen and projectiles that bounce off the walls and floor. Bucky can activate metal shield, which utilizes his cybernetic arm to turn him into an anchor, allowing him to ignore attacks without taking any damage!

Trained extensively in the art of combat and espionage and outfitted with state-of-the-art tech, Natasha Romanova is the super spy known as Black Widow. Dutiful and fearless, she is a master assassin who found her true calling as an Avenger. She now fights to protect the world from Ultron Sigma’s influence.

As a deadly spy, Black Widow has tools for every situation. Her unique acrobatic jump can be performed in mid-air and followed up with one of her many tricky projectiles with the press of a button. Natasha also showcases her skills in hand-to-hand combat with her trusty electric batons.

Blaming Peter Parker for the failure of his journalism career, former Daily Bugle reporter Eddie Brock bonded with a malevolent, symbiotic alien creature who had previously attempted to bond with Peter. United by the goal to destroy Spider-Man, they are the fearsome force known only as Venom!

Prepare for the unexpected with Venom’s shapeshifting abilities. As a frightening force on the battlefield, Venom can launch himself across all angles of the screen and has no issue manipulating the opponent’s options to favor his own.

Everyone who has the 2017 Character Pass will unlock access to Winter Soldier, Black Widow, and Venom on December 5 — along with the previously released Black Panther, Sigma, and Monster Hunter. Each character is also available for purchase individually.

Free Demo Weekend: 11/24 to 11/27

Capcom will have a free demo available this weekend from November 24 at 8:00 AM Pacific to November 27 at 8:00 AM Pacific, exclusively on PS4! The Demo will include All 30 launch characters so make sure to check it out this upcoming weekend and see if marvel is right for you!

(Editors Opinion: honestly Venom looks better than expected. It really seems as if the DLC characters have had more effort into their fighting style and art design more so than the default rosters of characters in this edition of MVCI. However minus the not so appealing looks this game is tons of fun. I do really appreciate the work put into the Winter Soldier, Venom and Black Widow for this DLC and I hope they are fun and accessible as they currently look to be. Only time will tell once we get our hands on it. The next TOA tournament should be pretty interesting with the inclusion of these fighters!)

With that being said What do you think of the new trio of  characters heading to MVCI soon. What other characters would you like to see for the next set of characters comment below let us know. For news like this and more make sure to keep us bookmarked and check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

Deals: PlayStation reveals early access Black Friday Sale

What’s Up PlayStation,

It’s that time of the year where we all search vigorously for sweet deals. With that being said PlayStation has revealed via the PS Blog that PS Plus Users will have early access to “some” of the deals available for North American users. This is early access deal with be available until 11/21 8 a.m. PST. from there more titles will be revealed for others. But with that being said here’s the list detailed of the discounted PSN titles below:

Games

Platform Title Original Price PS Plus Price
PS4 ASASSIN’S CREED ORIGINS – GOLD EDITION $99.99 $69.99
PS4 ASSASSIN’S CREED ORIGINS $59.99 $41.99
PS4 ASSASSIN’S CREED ORIGINS – DELUXE EDITION $69.99 $48.99
PS4 CALL OF DUTY: WWII – DIGITAL DELUXE $99.99 $89.99
PS4 DESTINY 2 $41.99 $38.99
PS4 DESTINY 2 – DIGITAL DELUXE $99.99 $74.99
PS4 DESTINY 2 – GAME + EXPANSION PASS BUNDLE $89.99 $67.49
PS4 FIFA 18 $59.99 $35.99
PS4 FIFA 18 ICON EDITION $99.99 $59.99
PS4 FIFA 18 RONALDO EDITION $79.99 $47.99
PS4 MADDEN NFL 18 $59.99 $30.00
PS4 MADDEN NFL 18: G.O.A.T. HOLIDAY EDITION $79.99 $40.00
PS4 MARVEL VS CAPCOM INFINITE DELUXE EDITION $89.99 $67.49
PS4 MARVEL VS. CAPCOM: INFINITE – STANDARD EDITION $59.99 $41.99
PS4 NBA 2K18 $59.99 $41.99
PS4 NBA 2K18 LEGEND EDITION $99.99 $59.99
PS4 NBA 2K18 LEGEND EDITION GOLD $149.99 $119.99
PS4 NEED FOR SPEED PAYBACK – DELUXE EDITION $79.99 $47.99
PS4 NEED FOR SPEED PAYBACK $59.99 $35.99
PS4 NHL 18 $59.99 $30.00
PS4 NHL 18 – DELUXE EDITION $79.99 $40.00
PS4 NHL 18 – SUPER DELUXE EDITION $99.99 $50.00
PS4 OVERWATCH – GAME OF THE YEAR BUNDLE $59.99 $30.00
PS4 PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2018 $59.99 $30.00
PS4 PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2018 FC BARCELONA EDITION $69.99 $35.00
PS4 PROJECT CARS 2 $59.99 $41.99
PS4 SOUTH PARK: THE FRACTURED BUT WHOLE $59.99 $41.99
PS4 SOUTH PARK: THE FRACTURED BUT WHOLE GOLD EDITION $89.99 $62.99
PS4 WWE 2K18 $59.99 $35.99
PS4 WWE 2K18 DIGITAL DELUXE BUNDLE $89.99 $53.99

(Editors Opinion: I personally think this list a very, very lackluster. I am hoping the full list is a bit better and will provide some better titles at least for the trophy hunters out there like myself. But as of now I personally only see OverWatch: Game of the Year Edition being on that list. Here’s hoping that there is a flash sale and a better Black Friday Sale after 11/21.)

What do you think of this list of game deals? Are you looking for more do you feel that the brick and mortar stores like Target, Best Buy etc. have a better selection of deals? Comment below let us know. For news like this and more make sure to keep us bookmarked and check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

 

 

 

 

The Online Arcade Presents: The Plus On Block Podcast Episode 21

What’s Up Gamers and Fighting Game Enthusiast,

Welcome to this week’s Plus on Block Podcast as  we once again join fellow T.O.A. (The Online Arcade) member and long time supporter of the WUPS team. UpChuckGaming (Chuck) and Dreology619 (Dre) as present Episode 20 of the Plus On Block Podcast. Below we’ve included a few of the topics they focus on please leave your feedback either in our comment section or the video link that will be provided below, Check it out and give us your thoughts Enjoy!

Topics:

  • Canada Cup review
  • E League Review
  • Capcom Pro Tour standings with 2 LCQ left
  • Hellboy impressions
  • Is Marvel Vs Capcom: Infinite becoming boring to watch?
  • Name game with Street Fighter V

What do you think comment below or via the video link provided? Also make sure to sub to UpChuckGaming’s YouTube Channel as well Dreology619’s YouTube Channel. Also you can follow them on their respective social media outlets UpChuck’s Twitter, and Dreology619’s Twitter. For fresh content like this & more. Make sure to keep us bookmarked and check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation!

The Online Arcade Presents Marvel Vs Capcom Infinity Gauntlet Day 2

Welcome to The Online Arcade first Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite tournament. This tournament will be called “Infinity Gauntlet” for the PS4. This will be the last official TOA tournament for the year. Today is the final of two days of which we will be hosting the Marvel Vs Capcom Infinity Gauntlet Tournament Viewers and supporters of our Patreon will be eligible for various prizes as this is our last “Premiere Event of the Year”

You can check out the live stream link of Day 2 below:

(We experienced a few technical difficulties: Here’s Part 2 of the Tournament)

Host of Day 2 activities will be as followed: Jay Bari, Gaming With Persona, Up Chuck Gaming and MistaOfficialVG be sure to stay tuned until the end for a special announcement of our 2018 TOA plans.

Make sure to Follow Our 1st  Marvel Vs Capcom Infinite – Tournament Winner:

Liger https://twitter.com/myterryfold

Please Note: THIS TOURNAMENT IS A 2 DAY EVENT

You can view Day 1 here:

Participants can join the MvCI Infinity Gauntlet discord below:

https://discord.gg/mBtzFtT

Also make sure to Join our Facebook group:

https://m.facebook.com/groups/110679729607168

Let us know your feedback as we move forward to conclude Day 2 of the Tournament. Make sure to check out and possibly consider supporting our Patreon. For News, Events and great content like this make sure check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

 

Support The Online Arcade by becoming a Patron here:

https://www.patreon.com/THEONLINEARCADE

OR http://paypal.me/OfficialOnlineArcade

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us. Here on the Website or our Twitter @TheOnline Arcade @Jay_BariYT @Persona_YT, @Upchuckgaming, @MistaOfficialVG

Lastly rules are detailed below:

Rules:

  • The Match is over when either player wins the required number of games (3 out of 5 games  this also applies to the losers groups). In Top 8 matches will be 3 out of 5 (In Tournament look for rules pertaining to required Games to win) 
  • Once a player has won the required number of games, the winner of the Match should report the result to this Website by Following Admin(OFF STREAM ONLY!).
  • If there are still Games to be played, the player who lost the Game has the option of switching his/her Character for the next Game.
  • The player who won the game does not have the option of switching Characters. He/she must stay with the same Character.
  • At some point during the League or Tournament, IF a player may violate either the rules or the rules for a particular game in a tournament. – It is the responsibly of the players in the Match to detect all Match Rule violations and report them to a Admin immediately.
  • Players are not allowed to stop a Game in progress- Stopping a Game in progress will result in the forfeit of the round on the part of the person stopping the game.
  • The “only time” a player is allowed to stop a Game to report a rule violation is when that violation occurs during the middle of the match is due to ONLINE ISSUES(eg horrible Latency) where players have to choice to reset thier PS4.
  • In the event of an “equipment failure”, they player has the option to stop the Game in progress to obtain an replacement.
  • If a Game is stopped in progress, the reporting player must “forfeit the current round“.
  • New equipment must be immediately available.  If replacement equipment cannot be obtained in a timely manner, the player must continue to play on their current equipment or forfeit the Match.
  • A player may opt to switch out equipment between Games at no penalty.  When this occurs, the player will be given ample time to configure his buttons before the next Game begins.
  • When a player advances in the bracket. He is not required to play a replacement.
  • Recommended Circumstances for Issuing a Match Forfeiture– Inability to locate the participant at the time of his/her Match(Please don’t miss a match the Admins are willing to working with all Schedules)
  • Warnings- The first WARNING violation in and of itself has no effect. However, another Warning violation will almost always also be accompanied by Match Forfeit.( Excessive stalling/misconduct during a Match (e.g. repeatedly “accidentally” picking the wrong character, taking a bathroom break between games in a Match)).

The Online Arcade Presents Marvel Vs Capcom Infinity Gauntlet Day 1

Welcome to The Online Arcade first Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite tournament. This tournament will be called “Infinity Gauntlet” for the PS4. This will be the last official TOA tournament for the year. Today is the first of two days of which we will be hosting the Marvel Vs Capcom Infinity Gauntlet Tournament Viewers and supporters of our Patreon will be eligible for various prizes as this is our last “Premiere Event of the Year”

You can check out the live stream link of Day 1 below:

Host of Day 1 activities will be as followed: MistaOfficial VG, Gaming With Persona, Up Chuck Gaming

Please Note: THIS TOURNAMENT IS A 2 DAY EVENT

You can view Day 2 here:

Participants can join the MvCI Infinity Gauntlet discord below:

https://discord.gg/mBtzFtT

Also make sure to Join our Facebook group:

https://m.facebook.com/groups/110679729607168

Let us know your feedback as we move forward to Day 2 of the Tournament. Make sure to check out and possibly consider supporting our Patreon. For News, Events and great content like this make sure check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

Support The Online Arcade by becoming a Patron here:

https://www.patreon.com/THEONLINEARCADE

OR http://paypal.me/OfficialOnlineArcade

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us. Here on the Website or our Twitter @TheOnline Arcade @Jay_BariYT @Persona_YT, @Upchuckgaming, @MistaOfficialVG

Lastly rules are detailed below:

Rules:

  • The Match is over when either player wins the required number of games (3 out of 5 games  this also applies to the losers groups). In Top 8 matches will be 3 out of 5 (In Tournament look for rules pertaining to required Games to win) 
  • Once a player has won the required number of games, the winner of the Match should report the result to this Website by Following Admin(OFF STREAM ONLY!).
  • If there are still Games to be played, the player who lost the Game has the option of switching his/her Character for the next Game.
  • The player who won the game does not have the option of switching Characters. He/she must stay with the same Character.
  • At some point during the League or Tournament, IF a player may violate either the rules or the rules for a particular game in a tournament. – It is the responsibly of the players in the Match to detect all Match Rule violations and report them to a Admin immediately.
  • Players are not allowed to stop a Game in progress- Stopping a Game in progress will result in the forfeit of the round on the part of the person stopping the game.
  • The “only time” a player is allowed to stop a Game to report a rule violation is when that violation occurs during the middle of the match is due to ONLINE ISSUES(eg horrible Latency) where players have to choice to reset thier PS4.
  • In the event of an “equipment failure”, they player has the option to stop the Game in progress to obtain an replacement.
  • If a Game is stopped in progress, the reporting player must “forfeit the current round“.
  • New equipment must be immediately available.  If replacement equipment cannot be obtained in a timely manner, the player must continue to play on their current equipment or forfeit the Match.
  • A player may opt to switch out equipment between Games at no penalty.  When this occurs, the player will be given ample time to configure his buttons before the next Game begins.
  • When a player advances in the bracket. He is not required to play a replacement.
  • Recommended Circumstances for Issuing a Match Forfeiture– Inability to locate the participant at the time of his/her Match(Please don’t miss a match the Admins are willing to working with all Schedules)
  • Warnings- The first WARNING violation in and of itself has no effect. However, another Warning violation will almost always also be accompanied by Match Forfeit.( Excessive stalling/misconduct during a Match (e.g. repeatedly “accidentally” picking the wrong character, taking a bathroom break between games in a Match)).

The Online Arcade Presents: The Plus On Block Podcast Episode 19

What’s Up Gamers and Fighting Game Enthusiast,

Here at What’s Up PlayStation we want to bring you the perspective of not only the PlayStation Gamer but the perspective of gamers alike all over. With that being said. We wanted to present gamers with a bit of something different. We have a lot of things we’re working on to create the best experience of the gamers perspective from a grassroots community level coming in the future. So today we present you all with a bit of something different. Fellow T.O.A. (The Online Arcade) member and long time supporter of the WUPS team. UpChuckGaming (Chuck) and Dreology619 (Dre) Podcast which goes by the name of the Plus On Block Podcast: Below we’ve included a few of the topics they focus on please leave your feedback either in our comment section or the video link that will be provided below, Check it out and give us your thoughts Enjoy!

Topics:

  • Thoughts on the Time Stone
  • Dre thoughts on UpChuckGaming’s recent video
  • Are combos too much of a focus in fighting games?
  • Zeku impressions
  • Bad practices by Capcom?

 

What do you think comment below or via the video link provided? Also make sure to sub to UpChuckGaming’s Channel as well Dreology619’s YouTube Channel. Also you can follow them on their respective social media outlets UpChuck’s Twitter, and Dreology619’s Twitter. For fresh content like this and more make sure to keep us bookmarked and check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation!

The Online Arcade Presents: Marvel Vs Capcom – Infinity Gauntlet Tournament Coming Oct 21st

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

As many of you may know. We here at What’s Up PlayStation are fully involved in gaming and positive events to the utmost extent. On October 21st, we plan to continue that trend as Myself (MistaOfficialVG, Jay Bari, Gaming With Persona and Upchuck Gaming are holding our last tournament of the year until 2018 with Marvel Vs Capcom Infinite. (we’ll have more announcements for the upcoming year shortly) This tournment will be a premiere Tournament which means we will have prizes and more during the live stream event. If you are interested in joining the tournament you can join via the link here. Details for our first tournament are listed below:

Welcome to The Online Arcade first Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite tournament. This tournament will be called “Infinity Gauntlet” for the PS4. This will be the last official TOA tournament for the year.

This tournament will be live streamed here:

https://www.youtube.com/user/P3sOnA

MvCI Infinity Gauntlet discord:

https://discord.gg/mBtzFtT

Join our Facebook group:

https://m.facebook.com/groups/110679729607168

THIS TOURNAMENT IS A 2 DAY EVENT 

DAY 1 WILL START  @ 8:00 PM EASTERN TIME (10/21/17)

FINAL DAY  WILL START  @ 4:00 PM EASTERN TIME (10/22/17)
Everyone is REQUIRED!!! to write their PSN ID within the DISCUSSIONS AREA!!!. Check In will start two days prior to tournament date and time. It is crucial EVERYONE checks in before  tournament time. NO CHECK IN means you will be removed the day of Tournament. It is also crucial everyone pays attention to Challonge for messages and updates on the Tournament. Please read the rules to fully understand this tournament.

The Infinity Gauntlet Tournament lobbies will be private. Only 4 participants will be allowed in the lobby at a time. There will be one Battle Station being used during the tournament.  Once you enter the lobby go into Spectate-Only!!! until your match is up. Once your Match is complete you will have to leave the lobby. Be aware that you will continue to fight through-out the night (its possible matches will be done off stream) All participants should be ready for their respected matches. Invites will be sent to each individual by the order of match ups listed. It is important to pay attention to the Brackets on Challonge and to the live stream( the link provided above).

Key Factors:

1. Matches are 3 out of 5 to win a game.

2. Only players who lose a match within the set can change their characters/Infinity Stone.

3. Players who wins a match within the set can not change characters/Infinity Stones for the following match.

4. Upon entering the lobby (after a invite is sent) participants must enter “Spectate Only” mode until their schedule match is about to start.(Sorry no Training Mode during the tournament lobby!!!)

5. Only one station within lobby will be used!!

6. THERE WILL BE NO AUTO COMBO/EASY HYPER COMBO ALLOWED!!! Please turn it off before the tournament.

PRIZE POT= TBA ( Money earned from being in the Top Three will be distributed through PayPal)

Support The Online Arcade by becoming a Patron here:

https://www.patreon.com/THEONLINEARCADE

OR

paypal.me/OfficialOnlineArcade

PLEASE READ THE RULES BELOW:

Rules:

  • The Match is over when either player wins the required number of games (3 out of 5 games  this also applies to the losers groups). In Top 8 matches will be 3 out of 5 (In Tournament look for rules pertaining to required Games to win) 

  • Once a player has won the required number of games, the winner of the Match should report the result to this Website by Following Admin.

  • If there are still Games to be played, the player who lost the Game has the option of switching his/her Character for the next Game.

  • The player who won the game does not have the option of switching Characters. He/she must stay with the same Character.

  • At some point during the League or Tournament, IF a player may violate either the rules or the rules for a particular game in a tournament. – It is the responsibly of the players in the Match to detect all Match Rule violations and report them to a Admin immediately.

  • Players are not allowed to stop a Game in progress- Stopping a Game in progress will result in the forfeit of the round on the part of the person stopping the game.

  • The “only time” a player is allowed to stop a Game to report a rule violation is when that violation occurs during the middle of the match is due to ONLINE ISSUES(eg horrible Latency) where players have to choice to reset PS4’s or PC to fix the issue.

  • In the event of an “equipment failure”, they player has the option to stop the Game in progress to obtain an replacement.

  • If a Game is stopped in progress, the reporting player must “forfeit the current round“.

  • New equipment must be immediately available.  If replacement equipment cannot be obtained in a timely manner, the player must continue to play on their current equipment or forfeit the Match.

  • A player may opt to switch out equipment between Games at no penalty.  When this occurs, the player will be given ample time to configure his buttons before the next Game begins.

  • When a player advances in the bracket. He is not required to play a replacement.

  • Recommended Circumstances for Issuing a Match Forfeiture– Inability to locate the participant at the time of his/her Match(Please don’t miss a match the Admins are willing to working with all Schedules)

  • Warnings- The first WARNING violation in and of itself has no effect. However, another Warning violation will almost always also be accompanied by Match Forfeit.( Excessive stalling/misconduct during a Match (e.g. repeatedly “accidentally” picking the wrong character, taking a bathroom break between games in a Match)).

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us. Here on the Website or our Twitter @TheOnline Arcade @Jay_BariYT @Persona_YT, @Upchuckgaming, @MistaOfficialVG