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Destroy Haxan, Win Street Fighter IV Contest: Week 2 Results (Calling Out the Dtoid Editors Edition)

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Week two...

Holy moly. Week two.

Week two had the first place ranking switch from person to person more than an STD at a swingers bar. Week two ended with a marathon 12 hour play session that encompassed 200 matches on two different consoles and 7 different competitors. Also, a four-pack of low-carb Monster, 12 cans of Labatt Blue Light, a King-Sized Triple Whopper value meal with onion rings, 5 jalapeno White Castles and a sack of onion chips. Week two was effing awesome.

Let's look at the current rankings which barely resemble those from just 24 hours ago. The number in parentheses after each name is the ranking from from Friday night, just to show what difference a day makes. The asterisk represents competitors who were appearing on the board for the first time.

1st senisan82 (5) PS3
2nd Char Aznable (3) 360
3rd y0j1mb0 (2) PS3
4th DanMartigan (1) 360
5th Nilcam (4) PS3
6th casualweaponry (6) PS3
7th C2C Shiro (7) 360
8th Rab (*) 360
9th TrailerParkJesus (*) 360
10th kirbilot (8) PS3
11th Cataract (*) 360
12th Smurfee McGee (9) 360
13th cwal37 (10) PS3



Over the course of Super Saturday Street Fighter Day, each of the top four competitors spent some time in the first place spot. That's how tight the competition is. I was going to be happy if there were 10 competitors. We now have 13. I happy now, so I don't care if you jump in or not. I mean, you probably wouldn't want a free copy of Street Fighter 4 anyways. It's only the first true sequel to the series in over 10 years. Who needs it? An exclusive club. Yesterday Y0j1 and Rab came up with a secret handshake. We might even print up t-shirts. We don't need your kind. I'm totally kidding. Read the rules, add me as a friend, challenge me when you see me online. It's not too late to join the Hardcore Fighters of Dtoid Street like casualweaponry and Dan Martigan.

Okay, so that's the top spot. It's not the only prize being given away. There's also the "attendance" award given to the person who shows up to compete the most days. Sorry, guys. Nilcam's wrapped this thing up. He's been on for every single PS3 match, and is almost always the first to issue a challenge. So, if you want to win the official Street Fighter Fight Night t-shirt (a shirt that is so awesome that I'd buy one myself were it not for the bit about me using a whole month's worth of disposable income to fund this competition [no big loss, really. I was probably just going to use it to see The Punisher: War Zone anyways {and we all know that Dolph Lundgren is the only true Punisher <though, the guy that played Titus Pollo in Rome is really badass>}]), you'll need to track the Nilla Wafer down and break his hands. Oh, and compete every scheduled night for your console of choice.



Finally, we have the Scrub Award. This will be given to the person that plays the cheapest games during the competition. And to be honest, I'm just going to make up something outlandish, anyways. I've got this whole story about how C2C Shiro is the cheapest player ever to play the game. But it's a good few paragraphs long. And this is already a tl;dr c-blog as it is. So a new feature every Wednesday throughout the rest of the competition will be the This Week's Cheapest Player c-blog. At the end of the competition I'll hold a poll over in the forums, because that is something that apparently can be done there. And you can vote on the winner of the cheap prize that will be given to the cheapest player. See? It's a theme.

So, read the rules. Send me a challenge. Kick my ass. Maybe win a prize.

Finally ("aren't you done, yet?!" Almost. Promise.), where's the editorial love? Not a single destructoid.com editor has joined this competition. I know that the big game publishers haven't wised up yet and realized that the 'toid is the most influential gaming community in the cosmos. Therefore they aren't always sending free review copies of their games. And in this wintry economic climate, isn't a free game to review worth fighting for? So, I'm throwing down the gauntlet to our beloved site running folk. If a destructoid editor competes for and wins the top prize, I will spring for overnight shipping to give the most time to pore over the game before reviewing. I'm looking at you, Chad and Topher, who picked up the PS3 version in your infinite wisdom because the 360 dpad is sars in molded plastic form.

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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)



(NVGR)

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 Citι 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:


Reviews
•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

https://profiles.us.playstation.com/playstation/psn/visit/profiles/Haxan




Xbox LIVE:haxan1
PSN ID:Haxan
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