The Online Arcade Celebrates Street Fighter 30th Anniversary

The Online Arcade will be celebrating Street Fighter’s 30th anniversary by having both Ultra Street Fighter IV and Street Fighter V tournaments during the month of September. Street Fighter has played a huge role with the initial start of The Online Arcade, so we will like to make this month special for our supports and the fans of such a illustrious franchise. We will have tons of information in the future pertaining to both tournaments. Stay up to date by following us on Twitter @TheOnlineArcade.

Ultra Street Fighter IV: FOCUS ATTACK (Lite)USF4Ultra Street Fighter IV: FOCUS ATTACK will be the first tournament that takes place in September and will be a lite version tournament. The tournament will begin on September 9th starting at 6 pm EST. You can sign up today by clicking here. It is important that all participants write their PSN ID in the Discussion Tab on Challonge and the check in process begins on September 7th, two days prior to the tournament start date. All participants of FOCUS ATTACK will have access to the discord, for match up updates or any questions pertaining to the tournament.

Street Fighter V: Final Bout II (Premier)sfv final boutNext up is our premier tournament for Street Fighter VStreet Fighter V: Final Bout II is an 3 day event beginning at 7:45 pm EDT on September 22nd and ends of September 24th. Sign up today by clicking here. Just like SFV Ultimate Battle we had in June, Final Bout II will share the same method we used to mitigate some of the wait time. By not having some matches be displayed up on the live stream, particularly Losers Bracket Round 1 and some of Losers Bracket Round 2. This will hopefully assure that participants will not be waiting a long time to begin there next match.muscle powerParticipants will be notified ahead of time if sent to Losers Bracket letting them know if they’re fighting on stream or not. We ask that everyone be ready to fight during tournament time as we send out invites to the lobby throughout the night. It is also imperative that all participants must write their CFN ID in the Discussion Tab on Challonge! Also Check ins will be taken place on September 20th, which is two days prior to the tournament start date and time.

What about the PRIZE POT?karinThe PRIZE POT will have a total of $300 dollars. ( Money earned from being in the Top Three will be distributed through PayPal)

1st Place-$200 Dollars

2nd Place– $75 Dollars

3rd Place– $25 Dollars

Here are some key factors about this tournament:

  • KANZUKI BEACH, SKIES OF HONOR, AND THE RING OF DESTINY STAGES ARE NOT PERMITTED DURING THIS TOURNAMENT. (If any of these stages are picked, you will have to stop the match and re-pick a usable stage)
  • Write your PSN/CFN ID in the Discussion Tab after signing up to the tournament.
  • All DLC characters can be used during this tournament.
  • All participates will have access to discord: https://discord.gg/2uJ3j2p

For all The Online Arcade scheduled premier and Lite tournaments visit our Challonge page to check them out and sign up if interested.Street FighterOnce again, we would like to thank you for your continuous support with The Online Arcade. With your support we are looking to make The Online Arcade bigger and better that it ever was. We appreciate everyone and want you all to follow us on this journey.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us on Twitter @TheOnlineArcade or @Jay_BariYT, @Persona_YT, @MistaOfficialVG or @upchuckgaming.

 

 

 

 

 

Street Fighter V: Abigail Reveal Trailer

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

During EVO 2017 at Street Fighter V top 8, Capcom finally revealed their next SFV season 2 DLC character. Abigail is the biggest man in Metro City will be available on July 25th and has bulked up since his Final Fight days. Abigail is eight feet tall, making him the largest character in SFV.  He isn’t just a command grab character as most would probably assume. He brings with him plenty of tools and a special called Nitro Charge run. Which is cancel-able and can lead into multiple follow-ups like his stiff punch, cumbersome overhead, command grabs or V-Skill. abigail sfv

What does Abigail have to offer in Street Fighter V?

V-Skill: HungabeeV-SkillAbigail thrusts his size-able belly forwards (either high or low) countering the opponent’s attack and setting himself up for a combo opportunity.

V-Trigger: Max PowerV-TriggerAfter popping his two-bar V-Trigger, Abigail can charge up his four different heavy punches for one hit of armor and extended juggles. A full charge will break the opponent’s guard.

Critical Art: Abigail SpecialCAAbigail slams his opponent with a downward open-palm strike that puts them into a daze. He then hoists them into the air, pummels them like a makeshift speed bag before launching a savage hook that shatters the screen.

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costume2costume1On July 25th alongside Abigail are his Story and Premium Battle costumes. He will come with his own personal stage, the Metro City Bay Area. If you take your fight to the distance on his stage, fans will get to witness the iconic sunrise from back in Abigail’s Final Fight days.metrocity

Season 2 Character Pass is available for $29.99 / €29.99 / £24.99 and will currently give you access to Akuma, Kolin, Ed and Abigail with two more brand new characters later within the year. The season pass also comes with Premium Battle Costumes with colors 3-10 and the default costume colors 3-10 for each character in SFV.Season passIn my Opinion: Abigail is definitely looking a like force not to be messed with. Though his size could be a gift and curse, making him susceptible to a lot attacks from all angles due to his large hit box. Or creating fear against the opposition with his large body and length for his normal’s and specials. I’m personally interested on getting my hands on Abigail. He’s not the type of character I would typically use in a Street Fighter game, but I just so see what type of mix-ups I can create after his Nitro Charge Run special. 

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Source: Capcom-Unity

Street Fighter V- Ultimate Battle Online Tournament Update!

Thank you for your continuous support with The Online Arcade. We have one of our premier tournaments coming up very soon which is Street Fighter V Ultimate Battle. SFV Ultimate Battle is an 3 day event beginning at 7:45 pm EDT on June 16th and ends on June 18th. After many comments and your feedback we’ve decided on trying to mitigate some of the wait time, by not having some matches be displayed up on the live stream, particularly Losers Bracket Round 1 and some of Losers Bracket Round 2. This will assure us on the participants not waiting for a long time to begin there next match.RyuParticipants of this tournament will be notified ahead of time if sent to Losers Bracket letting them know if they’re fighting on stream or not. We ask that everyone be ready to fight during tournament time as we send out invites to the lobby throughout the night. It is also imperative that participants must write their CFN ID in the discussion tab on Challonge! Also Check ins will be taken place on June 14th, which is two days prior to the tournament start date and time. It is important all participants use Challonge as your tournament guide for match ups/check in, messages, rules and the tournament description.SFV Bison

Now lets talk about the prize pot:Balrog Fight MoneyPRIZE POT= $350 ( Money earned from being in the Top Three will be distributed through PayPal)

1st Place-$225 Dollars with a 50 dollar Pot Bonus(thanks to a generous donation by Chauncy Talon)= $275

2nd Place– $75 Dollars

3rd Place– $50 DollarsChun LiHere are some important factors about this tournament:

  • KANZUKI BEACH, SKIES OF HONOR, AND THE RING OF DESTINY STAGES ARE NOT PERMITTED DURING THIS TOURNAMENT. (If any of these stages are picked, you will have to stop the match and re-pick a usable stage)
  • All participates will have access to discord: https://discord.gg/2uJ3j2p

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us on Twitter @Jay_BariYT, @Persona_YT, @MistaOfficialVG or @upchuckgaming.

Karin Laugh

For all The Online Arcade scheduled premier and Lite tournaments click here to check them out and sign up if interested.

Street Fighter V- Here Comes A New Challenger

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

Capcom just unveiled Ed, the third DLC character for Season 2 six upcoming new characters to Street Fighter V. Ed was an experiment in S.I.N, a division of Shadaloo, looking to replace the body of M. Bison. After certain events, Balrog found him and raised him. But due to the experiments, Ed ages faster than normal humans, giving him the more adult look than what we seen in the SFV story mode. Heavily influenced by Balrog, his fighting style is surrounded on boxing with the Psycho Powers inherited from M. Bison genes. 9847E1DB-B48A-40C0-8CD0-BF7ED9B2DB0B-10223-00000DE48545764EEd will be available for free in the upcoming Street Fighter V new CFN beta, beginning on May 11th and ending on the 14th. Season 2 Character Pass can be purchased for the cost of $29.99, which will give you access to Akuma, Kolin, and Ed with the three remaining character that’s yet to be announced. The pass also comes with Premium Battle Costumes with colors 3-10 unlocked and default costume colors 3-10 for each character. That’s not all, Season Pass holders will also receive an exclusive PS4 theme.2B0C1F4B-B484-4539-A069-7B74BBBA68E4-10223-00000DE518BF76D8

Ed’s Story and Battle Costumes:9CCC2C65-AD48-4F7A-B5AB-FEB1BF0F2443-10223-00000DE4DCCEFB52618C0F5D-1766-48BD-A9BE-D981C5984652-10223-00000DE50C47CC9F

Here is the breakdown for Ed’s V-Skill, V-Trigger, and Critical Art by Capcom:Ed VskillV-Skill: Psycho Snatcher- Ed releases Psycho Power from his palm, pulling himself or opponents depending on how long he charges it up.

68031B74-5936-4168-910C-CFC38E6A7E43-10480-00000E70B50FBAD2V-Trigger: Psycho Cannon- With a full V-meter, Ed releases an enormous amount of Psycho Power. He can follow alongside it, allowing him to pepper in shots when it connects with the opponent.

CCFCFA8E-D76A-4A65-A715-C7EAEE730E07-10480-00000E70B3D46679Critical Art: Psycho Barrage- Ed lunges forward with a series of punches. If at any point he connects, he’ll continue weaving around the opponent, slipping in quick combinations of Psycho-punches ending with a powerful uppercut.

Ed inputsEd won’t play like a traditional Street Fighter character, due to how different his button inputs are. His special moves doesn’t rely on motion or charge inputs, but simple button presses. Special moves could be executed by simultaneous button presses or repeatedly pushing on a button. Ed’s only traditional motion input is his Critical Art.

In my opinion: I can definitely appreciate what Capcom is doing with these new characters. Ed looks super fun to play as a character and I’m interested to see how this new input layout for a Street Fighter will pan out. Ed will without a doubt will shake things up for Street Fighter V in a favorable way, bringing some diversity and possibly new players towards the game. E72EF4F4-0028-4507-961A-7DBEF2F45C26-10223-00000DE48F0191B8

Are you interested in playing Ed? Let us know in the comments below. For more gaming news make sure to check back with us here at: “What’s Up PlayStation”.

Source: Capcom-Unity

New Stage and Costumes Coming Soon To Street Fighter V (UPDATE!!!)

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

A new stage is on the way for Street Fighter V. The iconic Thailand stage is making it’s return the Street Fighter with a remastered version in SFV. This stage brings back memories as we progressed our way in Street Fighter II to finally meet M. Bison also waiting for us in Thailand. The Thailand Stage will be release on April 25th for $3.99 / €3.99. It is also available for 70,000 with your Fight Money.

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Beautiful remaster…

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That’s not all coming to SFV on April 25th, there will also be premium school costumes for Ryu, Chun-Li, and Juri. For those looking to stylize these characters in a schoolyard look, can pay $3.99 / €3.99 for each costume. (Update: Seems like Capcom have a few more things to present to SFV fans on April 25th with Alex, R.Mika, and yet another Chun-Li costume. Check out screenshots below!)

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Chun-Li

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Chun-Li Business Attire

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Juri

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Alex

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R. Mika

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Capcom has really done a great job with these costumes. It would be nice to see something similar being implented to the rest of the roster as well. Personally it is hard to pick a favorite costume out of the three, but Juri’s costumes definitely stands out the most, Juri mains should be proud.

Source: Capcom-Unity

The Online Arcade- Ultimate Battle Tournament Sign Up Today

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

The next Street Fighter V online tournament will be called “Ultimate Battle” and is available for sign ups(click the link here) today. Ultimate Battle will be an Double Elimination tournament, meaning there will be a Winners and Losers Bracket. By making it out of the Losers bracket, the winner of that bracket will have the chance to play the Winner of the Winners Bracket in Finals for which every group they are apart of, having the opportunity to reset the bracket. Match times will be given out on a closer to the tournament start date.

The Ultimate Battle tournament begins on June 16th at 6:30 EDT!!(subject to change) Are you ready for the challenge?

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Everyone is required to write their PSN ID and Capcom Fighter ID within the Discussion Area. If you are on PC all you need is your Capcom Fighter ID. Check Ins start two days prior to tournament time. It is crucial EVERYONE checks in before it’s 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.

THE ONLINE ARCADE

I would also like to take the time to introduce to you all The Online Arcade. The Online Arcade will host a series of fighting game online tournaments, trying to build a community for those fighting game enthusiast, that will compete in a set of online fighting game tournaments throughout the year. To make this cause feasible, we launched a Patreon page, which gives anyone the opportunity to contribute towards these online tournaments and receive rewards while doing so. None of this is mandatory for any participation in joining or viewing these online tournaments.

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All your feedback will be greatly appreciated as we try to improve The Online Arcade.

Kolin Freezes Her Way To Street Fighter V This Month

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

The second season 2 DLC character for Street Fighter V has been officially revealed by Capcom yesterday morning. Kolin makes her debut to Street Fighter V and will be playable on February 28th. Also on the 28th her Story, Premium Battle and Nostalgia costumes will available.

kolin-story-costume-1kolin-nostalgia-costume-1kolin-battle-costume So what does Kolin bring to Street Fighter V? Here is her character breakdown:

V-Skill: Inside Slash
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Kolin’s unique counter allows her to deflect and automatically punish incoming moves with ease.
V-Trigger: Diamond Dust
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With a full V-meter, Kolin can slam the ground twice with her foot, each time shooting out a path of sharp icicles across the floor. In addition to damage and stun, this move freezes the opponent’s stun gauge. While in this special state, the stun gauge will not deplete and if Kolin is successful in stunning the opponent, they will be frozen in place.
Critical Art: Frost Tower
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Kolin dashes forward with a slice of her hand. If the attack connects, she’ll continue summoning large icicles from the ground, throwing the opponent into the air and shattering the ice to drop them to the ground.
Here is Kolin’s move list:
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In my opinion: From the looks of things I personally think I will love this character. She has an very impressive V-Skill and her V-Trigger has me very curious to see how it will pan out. Also I tend to love Rekka and command dash base characters. But what are your thoughts on Kolin? Will you pick up Kolin on the 28th? Will she replace your main character? Let us know in the comments below.
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You can purchase Season 2 Season Pass on the PlayStation Network store for $29.99/ €29.99 / £24.99. The Season Pass includes Akuma, Kolin, and the remaining 4 Season 2 DLC characters waiting to be revealed. Capcom also stated that the Season Pass will grant you the Premium Battle Costumes with colors 3-10 unlocked and default costume colors 3-10 for each character. Season 2 Character Pass holders will receive an exclusive PS4 theme!
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Source: Capcom-Unity

Street Fighter V Event (Akuma Only) 

What’s Up PlayStation Nation! 

It’s been a while since you’ve seen an article from me, but I’m back full force and better than ever! Something I like to do is hold Community Streaming Events, where I livestream a game and get the gaming community involved. Next week Tuesday &Wednesday @8:00PM EST, I will be hosting a Akuma Only SFV lobby. If you are interested in participating, follow me on twitter (Persona_YT) and let me know.

Video with the details of the event:

Getting to Know Akuma in Street Fighter V

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

During PlayStation Experience 2016 fans erupted as Akuma has finally been officially announced. The trailer shows the vast arsenal of specials players will get do as they play as Akuma, from the jumping air fireball to the flashy ultimate “Raging Demon”. Capcom recently released an Akuma introduction video, as they get ready for his grand entrance to Street Fighter V later this month on December 20th. Akuma will be the first of the season 2 DLC characters.

Here is an breakdown on what Akuma brings to Street Fighter V:

V-Skill: Rakan sfv-akuma-rakan

Akuma strikes a defensive stance and similar to Ryu’s Mind’s Eye, can parry an incoming attack. He can follow-up the move with an upward kick or a long reaching palm strike.

V-Trigger: Dohatsu Shoten

sfv-akuma-v-skillAkuma powers up and envelops his body with ki to enter Dohatsu Shoten mode. In this mode, his Gohadokens are more powerful, now able to travel full-screen and he can unleash two in the air even while jumping backwards. Additionally, when he lands his Goshoryuken attack, he follows-up and violently drives his opponents into the ground.

Critical Art: Sekia Koretsuha

sfv-akuma-caAkuma channels an incredible amount of ki into his palm and drives it into the ground, striking the opponent with an exploding pillar of fierce energy.

Critical Art: Shun Goku Satsu(Raging Demon)

akuma-rdOnly accessible while in Dohatsu Shoten mode, Akuma’s most powerful attack returns. He glides towards the opponent and grabs them, resulting in a series of devastating strikes in the blink of an eye.

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Currently you can purchase the 2017 season pass for Street Fighter V on the PlayStation Store for $29.99. Are you excited to play as Akuma later this month? Let us know in the comments below.

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