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Destroy Haxan, Win Street Fighter IV: Week Three Update


Week three is now behind us. Here're the current rankings:

1st: Senisan82 PS3
2nd: DanMartigan 360
3rd: Char Aznable 360
4th: y0j1mb0 PS3
5th: Nilcam PS3
6th: TrailerParkJesus 360
7th: Rab 360
8th: kirbilot PS3
9th: casualweaponry PS3
10th: C2C Shiro 360
11th (tied): Cataract 360
Genki-JAM 360
13th: Smurfee McGee 360
14th: cwal37 PS3

Senisan82 has held onto his lead for a solid week so far. Don't go letting him take this thing home early. Step up and give the man a challenge! The top spot is still attainable, so practice up and kick some ass.

The Xbox 360 players have had a sped up schedule lately to catch up to the PS3 players who started earlier. Now they get a chance to relax a bit, as they will only be playing every other day.

The other change that has already taken effect is the amount of matches we fight each night. We're now going a total of 10 matches (7 with the theme character, 3 bonus with whomever you choose). Make-up matches for characters from this weekend on will only 7 matches. Characters from prior days will still have 10 matches for make-ups, so that people who didn't get them in yet will not be gypped.

Last night I overslept in a big way, and didn't get on until 9:30. I did go for two hours, but if you were on right at 8 and got sick of waiting for me, drop me a PM and we'll make up those matches.

Keep checking the daily rankings in the forums, as well as up to the date news. And don't be afraid to leave a reply and talk some smack to me and the other competitors.

If you didn't have a chance to read about the first week's Cheapest Player nominee, C2C Shiro, check it out. Will this week's nominee be you? Check my c-blog out later this week to find out. And don't forget that at the end of the competition, you'll have your chance to vote for the title of Cheapest Player.

Happy Holidays to you all!

PS3 Schedule:
Tuesday, December 2nd: Ryu
Wednesday, December 3rd: Ken
Thursday, December 4th: Chun Li
Friday, December 5th: Guile
Saturday, December 6th: Blanka
Tuesday, December 9th: Zangief
Friday, December 12th: Dee Jay
Sunday, December 14th: Cammy
Wednesday, December 17th: Balrog
Saturday, December 20th: E. Honda
Thursday, December 25th: Akuma
Saturday, December 27th: Sagat
Monday, December 29th: T. Hawk
Wednesday, December 31st: Fei Long
Friday, January 2nd: M. Bison
Sunday, January 4th: Vega
Tuesday, January 6th: Dhalsim

Xbox Schedule:
Sunday, December 7th: Vega
Monday, December 8th: Ryu
Wednesday, December 10th: Zangief
Thursday, December 11th: Fei Long
Saturday, December 13th: Blanka
Monday, December 15th: Ken
Tuesday, December 16th: T. Hawk
Thursday, December 18th: Dhalsim
Friday, December 19th: Guile
Sunday, December 21st: Chun Li
Wednesday, December 24th: Sagat
Friday, December 26th: M. Bison
Sunday, December 28th: Dee Jay
Tuesday, December 30th: E. Honda
Thursday, January 1st: Cammy
Saturday, January 3rd: Akuma
Monday, January 5th: Balrog
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About Haxanone of us since 11:13 AM on 10.23.2007

Occasional contributer to Tomopop.com.

Random gaming facts about Haxan

Legitimately beat Mike Tyson and went through Another World Circuit undefeated.

Beat the original Contra without dying. Twice.

Can land the damn plane in Top Gun and can also refuel in midair.

Can't beat Ghost & Goblins without the level select code and has never lied about it.

Thinks Friday the 13th is a great game even if the physics, controls and weapons are garbage.

Mario Paint caused him to buy a Super Nintendo and largely leave his Sega Genesis behind. He has played it more than most video games and wore down the mouse pad so that the grid only shows around the corners.

Has beaten Street Fighter II: The World Warrior and Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers on the SNES on the hardest difficulty without losing a single round. Multiple times.

Is still friends with the girl who worked at a local game store and sold him Street Fighter II nearly 17 years ago.

Beat Final Fantasy 2 in a weekend when he was a kid, yet can't get through a role-playing game these days if his life depended on it.

Has never beaten Final Fantasy VII.

Prefers pads to sticks.

Likes the N64 controller.

Prefers the Duke to the S-controller.

Doesn't think that Super Mario 64 is all that great.

Got an Xbox mostly for Buffy: The Vampire Slayer. And thinks it's a damn good game. Really.

Swore he would never buy a Game Boy Advanced SP, but immediately broke down once the NES edition came out. (And regarding the NES Classics series, true in-store dialogue: "Dude, are you serious?! They seriously expect people to pay 20 dollars a piece for games they can just downlo...Ooh! Zelda!")

Really liked the first Halo. (Well, there goes my dtoid cred.)

Can rock out Dynamite Rave in Dance Dance Revolution like it's nobody's business.

Played the hell out of Animal Crossing: Wild World and hid that fact from nobody.

Stomped Brad Nicholson at Street Fighter IV, but had to resort to the cheapest of tactics in order to do so. ;)

Thinks you're really, really, really smart. And pretty.

Top ten favorite games (in no particular order):

The Legend of Zelda (NES)
Mike Tyson's Punch-Out (NES)
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64)
Phantom 2040 (SNES)
Street Fighter II (any version)
Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence (PS2)
Final Fantasy 3/6 (SNES)
Ico (PS2)
Sin and Punishment (N64)
Picross (DS)


I love drawing, though I realize that I'm not very good. I figured early on that drawing my own header art would help my blogs stand out. Thanks to Destructoid, and to the scanner that Carollelogram got me for my birthday last year, I feel like I've developed a unique style that's distinctly my own.

Outside of games I've got a DVD collection that is exploding out of a 5'x6' shelf (over 400 titles). So suffice it to say that I love movies. I'm a huge horror fan and I host an annual Dusk Till Dawn Horror Movie Marathon nearly every October. My top ten favorite films in order are as follows:

1. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Il Buono, il Brutto, il Cativo, 1966)
2. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
3. Seven Samurai (Shichinin no Samurai, 1954)
4. The City of Lost Children (La Cit� des enfants perdus, 1995)
5. The Apartment (1960)
6. Strings (2004)
7. Heavenly Creatures (1994)
8. The Big Lebowski (1998)
9. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
10. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

Music-wise, my top 3 bands are The Pixies, The Velvet Underground and Radiohead. I listen to damn near every genre of music (except modern country. I yearn for the days of Hank Williams, Sr. and Tammy Wynette). Hit random on my mp3 player and you'll get everything from darkwave to hip hop to 80's synthpop. I karaoke pretty regularly. I can't sing, but I surround myself with people who can. Still, you've not experienced all there is in life until you've seen me proper butcher True by Spandau Ballet.

Then, as for the literary interests, my love lies with pulp detective novels of the thirties and forties. Raymond Chandler is simply the greatest ever. And Dashiell Hammett is just fantastic. Lately, I've been reading through Frank Herbert's Dune Chronicles at Carollelogram's recommendation. Two books in and I have to say they're astonishing.

If you do the Twitter thing, Haxan1 is my handle should you want to follow me.

Feel free to friend me to your console of choice should you ever want to play a game of Street Fighter. Just be sure to let me know that you're from Destructoid and you'll get the royal treatment.

Blogs I writed:

Virtual Console Review- The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Review- Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop

Front Page
Other Worlds Than These: The citizens of the land of Termina
Community spotlight: Haxan goes above and beyond for the community

Monthly Musings
Instant Replay: Street Fighter II
The Start of the Affair: Solomon's Key

Editorials and assorted articles
Does the Wii have RROD-type issues of its own?
Okay, Nintendo. I guess that we can be friends again.
Niero, do you have any idea what in the lobster milkshake you have done?! (dtoid 3rd anniversary post)
10 things you might not have known about Haxan (but really only 8)
Why Destructoid is awesome: Nilcam is the greatest edition (I honestly can't give Nilcam enough props for this.)
Christmas shopping: Non-gaming, priest dad-style
Bad Dye Job: A Darius Pickman Story
"Congraturation" RetroforceGO!
Nintendon't what?! Now you tell me just what the %#@$ Nintendon't do!

Neat stuff I played a bit part in
The Destructoid children's alphabet book


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PSN ID:Haxan
Mii code:8490 3559 2301 7665


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