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Jan 12

CES 2009: Who Won the Street Fighter IV Event?

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That’d be Team PlayStation, as represented by Joe C. (no relation to this guy) in the CES Street Fighter IV event.

Capcom threw one heck of an event: swank hotel suite, 4 PS3 Street Fighter setups with the official, upcoming Mad Catz arcade sticks and Fight Pads, and a bracket of fighters ready to whup each other up in Street Fighter IV.

Street Fighter IV Tournament Bracket

The last man standing was Joe C., who powered his way through the tourney with Sagat. He Tiger Uppercutted Major Nelson‘s representative, Josh (via E. Honda), in a dramatic title match, to claim the spoils (a limited edition Star Wars Battlefront PSP bundle), and defend PlayStation’s good name.

Joe C wins the Street Fighter IV Tournament

Joe then took on Justin Wong, one of the very best Street Fighter players in the world, who came out on the winning end with Chun Li.

Justin and Joe at the Street Fighter IV Tournament

On the, um, less competitive end of the spectrum, I managed to take my first round match with Guile, but went down 3-1 against Alex N. in the 3rd round. Got to let someone else win the prizes, right? ;-)

Thanks to everyone who came out (some from as far as Florida!!), thanks to Joe C. for donating his awesome skills to the cause, thanks to Justin M. for taking the pics (more here), and extra special thanks to Capcom, who have something else to announce: That wasn’t your last chance to get your hands on Street Fighter IV before its February 17th release date.

If you’re going to be in the San Francisco area this week, they’re holding an even bigger event on Friday night. Want to attend? Head over to Capcom Unity to find out the details.

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lifeRPGs said:

January 12th, 2:24 pm

Capcom truly rocks. Now if only they could get us Okami on the store, DMC4 trophies, and a brand new Onimusha.

Too bad SF4 comes out few days before Killzone2. I’m a huge SF fan, but in February, my money will go to GG. Should get SF4 in March.

“On the, um, less competitive end of the spectrum, I managed to take my first round match with Guile, but went down 3-1 against Alex N. in the 3rd round.”


SantanaClaus89 said:

January 12th, 2:24 pm

Hmm… congrats to the winner, but do you guys have some real news to share with us?

Letters2Kay said:

January 12th, 2:24 pm

Congrats and hurrah for team PSN!!! :)

BZKlint said:

January 12th, 2:27 pm

Take THAT Microsoft :-P

matheaks said:

January 12th, 2:30 pm

Down with the Xbots!! Whoot Joe C.!

Congrats, and I will try to be their in SF

TheHater said:

January 12th, 2:32 pm

Congrats on Winning Joe.

TopherTide said:

January 12th, 2:34 pm

That was awesome, thanks for the chance….in case anyone was wondering, I’m the guy Jeff took out in his first match :-P

bronxchulo said:

January 12th, 2:34 pm

why can’t any of this stuff ever take place in NYC?

40cal said:

January 12th, 2:35 pm

Good times!

TheHater said:

January 12th, 2:37 pm

@8 bronxchulo
I know right. New York is always getting left out of everything.

Al2x said:

January 12th, 2:38 pm

So awesome we can look past the console rivalry to see what all really brings us together; the great games. Props to team PlayStation and Xbox, shouts to Major and Jeff!

enewtabie said:

January 12th, 2:39 pm

Too bad Major left before you,Jeff. That would have been a good match :)

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    January 12th, 2:53 pm

    We\’ll have to try again at GDC.

Stoffinator said:

January 12th, 2:39 pm

Way to go PS team! But all he got was an outdated PSP? lol

DeforMAKulizer said:

January 12th, 2:42 pm

Team PS rule! =D
Great job Jeff in CES… Sony PWNED! =D
Can’t wait for new updates, and future stuff from the blog!
Wish you took up the Major hehe…

NEJI64 said:

January 12th, 2:44 pm

I hate people who play with M.Bison, Vega, Chun Li all three are cheating characters not that there hard to beat. But there moves are easy to do and easy to win with. mainly Chun Li if somebody have you in the corner.

Shrewder said:

January 12th, 2:45 pm

Congrats Joe! Thanks for playing and winning for the PS team.

blkant said:

January 12th, 2:46 pm

Screw you M$ boys we WON!!! :D Thank you Joe C.!!! You seriously kick ass :)

joel said:

January 12th, 2:47 pm

Awsome, playstation rocks

BigRon3400 said:

January 12th, 2:56 pm

Joe C. is my new hero! Congrats dude!

NewYork214 said:

January 12th, 2:58 pm

haha lol knew sony would win

C-h-a-o-s said:

January 12th, 2:59 pm

Way to go Joe. C you made all us PlayStation Fans proud.

PlayStation 3 > Xbox 360, oh yeah!

JoE 15 said:

January 12th, 3:00 pm

That’s awesome. Hopefully Major was a good sport and accepted the loss.

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    January 12th, 3:31 pm

    Major\’s always a good sport, and so was everyone else in attendance. Don\’t forget – fanboy hate is only for the internet!

    (And Raiders games)

webly12 said:

January 12th, 3:01 pm

yessss all the way from birmingham u.k well done hope you left e.honda with rrod on his ass lol

tiger uppercut

killerbread said:

January 12th, 3:01 pm

yer woop woop

illegalprelude said:

January 12th, 3:01 pm

Heck yea for Team Playstation winning!

enewtabie said:

January 12th, 3:03 pm

I know you didn’t get much time out of the booth,but did you see anything that just wowed you? (besides 3d)

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    January 12th, 3:32 pm

    Ha, that\’s what I was going to say – MotorStorm PR in 3D. I really didn\’t get to leave the booth – but I can\’t wait to get my hands on the final retail copy of Killzone 2 now. Played it a *lot*. Upcoming post on that, btw.

TheHater said:

January 12th, 3:04 pm

I guess I should have been more specific :)
I meant Playstation Blog events. You know, like the ones you had in Florida and Seattle with members of the blog.

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    January 12th, 3:50 pm

    Ah yes. We\’ll be doing more of them, we just try to sync them up with other goings-on.

smokey_vols said:

January 12th, 3:11 pm

You mean you guys didn’t get the final match on video for everyone to see? Ohh come on, what’s up with that???

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    January 12th, 3:51 pm

    That was the plan, but it was tight quarters, so you couldn\’t get an angle.

Neil said:

January 12th, 3:14 pm

That’s awesome.

WHAT said:

January 12th, 3:14 pm

What did MS give there winner?

TopherTide said:

January 12th, 3:17 pm

Thanks for the link, lol, you can also see the back of my head here!! also, how bad I am losing…hehe

kleanx said:

January 12th, 3:20 pm

@13 : the “outdated” psp is the cherry on the top. The real prize is the eternal fame Jerry C. can now claims around the PSN and the Whole Wide World.
There’s not such thing as beating the *$$ of of a good countender coming from the dark side of gaming.

Hourra for the PSTeam and everybody behind this event. Now what I need is somekind of killzone2 event in Paris :)

superaktieboy said:

January 12th, 3:21 pm

later you’ll hear Major Nelson say “But I couldn’t use an Xbox 360 controller” lol

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    January 12th, 3:53 pm

    We were all using the Mad Catz custom sticks, so it was truly a level playing field.

C-h-a-o-s said:

January 12th, 3:25 pm

Hey Jeff is the Resistance Retribution demo still coming out on the 15th for those of us who pre-ordered? I can’t wait to play it.

Conral said:

January 12th, 3:30 pm

Thanks for the blog update on this. It’s really cool to see how the “arcade” scene has evolved, as this seems much more social and connected.

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    January 12th, 3:54 pm

    Really, that was the best part. Everyone getting together and having a great time.

Daver said:

January 12th, 3:35 pm

Nice, congratulation! musy have been a nice event

Off topic, i want to know if the ballet of death killzone 2 trailer will be release on PSN? (sry for the off topic but i had to ask)

RatchetFanatic said:

January 12th, 3:35 pm

does this mean the PS3 won the console war? will microsoft game studios close down?

Stallone said:

January 12th, 3:41 pm

YES! The Eagles pulled through Jeff! Anywho, know anyThing about anythin PlaySttion event related coming to Toront? If so, let meknow bro,


PS fanboy said:

January 12th, 3:43 pm

Jeff can u post the street fighter video so we can see how Joe kick everyone’s butt!

PaNDaSHaT said:

January 12th, 3:46 pm

Nicely done Joe C. and team PSB! I’m sure you learned a few things from playing Justin Wong, multiple EVO champ and SF legend.

Sakimori_X said:

January 12th, 3:49 pm

Wow. Nice job, Joe! The PSP was a nice gift, but I think getting to play against the godlike Justin Wong in an exhibition match is reward enough, no?

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John Diamonon said:

January 12th, 3:50 pm

Hope to see you guys at SFC!

TheHater said:

January 12th, 3:53 pm

Oh thanks for answering my question. If you guys every do get a chance to do a Playstation Blog event in NYC, I would be there. Oh and I will bring friends :)

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    January 12th, 3:55 pm

    I\’d *love* to do an event in NYC. Truly, it\’s not a matter of if, but when.

mendezgato said:

January 12th, 3:54 pm

hello Jeff, i don’t expect you to answer this one bu ow about Houston, you said last year that it was going to happen and we still waiting, thanks for reading this!!!

C-h-a-o-s said:

January 12th, 3:56 pm

If I were in the area I would so go.

bronxchulo said:

January 12th, 3:57 pm

WOW Jeff….. they had something in NYC?? thats shocking. i knew nothing bout that event or i would have gone.

Oh well lol

Ghostm said:

January 12th, 3:57 pm

I’m proud to be a PS3 fan and owner!

Congratulations dude!!! Way to rep PS3 Joe C.

Ghostm said:

January 12th, 3:58 pm

Are there any videos of the battle?

Which system did they play on PS3 or 360?

Daver said:

January 12th, 4:03 pm

@48 i think they played the arcade version not sure tho

TheHater said:

January 12th, 4:05 pm

What about Comic-Con? That is next month, or is too late to plan for an event like that.
If not comic-con, what about Digital Life this September. I know Digital Life is a long time away but I think it might fall around the same time as the Tokyo Game Show event.

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