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The Destroy Haxan, Win Street Fighter IV Contest Update: New Prizes, "Remixed" Rules and New Hope for XBoxers


The first night of competition ran in to a few kinks, which I've since remedied. Certainly a trial by fire. But, we've got my network situation fixed. Sorry, Yojimbo. We can do some Ryu make-up matches anytime you're game.

Casual Weaponry came out the big winner for the night. Nilcam put in a great showing for someone not playing as their main character. And a New Challenger has entered the tournament! Genki-Jam jumped in a bit after I left for work last night. So, I can't wait to get my gloves on against him.

I want to add that it's never too late to join up in the contest. Because the win ratio is every bit as important as your total wins, you could jump in and rock it out tonight and be in just as good of a position to win yourself a copy of Street Fighter IV.

Which presents both a new question and an answer. "Why would I want to fight more than 4 times, if it doesn't matter all that much anyways?" Well, I'm glad you asked, invisible man. The answer is the new prize which will be awarded to the person who competes the most throughout the contest. That person is going to come away with one of these:

An official Street Fighter Fight Night ti-shirt! I really want one of these myself, instead I'm ponying up the cash to give to it one of you!

Finally there are a couple of changes to the rules. First, the rule stating that every competitor needs to have at least one community blog under their belt is erased. Being a member of and contributing to the community doesn't have to mean being a blogger. So, that's been relaxed. A person just need be a member now.

Also, after the first ten matches as the day's theme character, instead of an extra 5 matches as either Ken or Ryu, I now have something else in mind. You can pick whomever you want in these bonus matches. Go with whomever you're best at. Whichever character that you think is going to net you 5 extra wins, go with it!

Which brings me to a final prize for this contest. Last night, every single match that I fought was an honorable one. There was no spamming. There was no single fireball trap repeated ad nauseum. They were all of the sort of match that I enjoy playing against people. THIS IS NOT THAT CONTEST! I want more dirty fighting! So, the competitor that I deem the cheapest will also receive a prize. I can say that it won't be much (this contest is already running up a whole month's worth of disposable income). But it will be there for you to earn.

For all of you future red-ring victims with the horrible d-pads (I'm not making fun, for I am one of you!), there is hope. I'm currently working out a way for you to also join in the fun. Expect an announcement in the next couple of days.

If you haven't jumped in just yet, my PSN ID is haxan. My xbox live gamertag is haxan1 if you want to get a jump in on that. The rules can be found at the original cblog post. Good luck! To quote L'il Kim in the greatest worst movie ever made: we're going to take this fight "straight street"!

Updated official rules can be found here.
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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


Xbox LIVE:haxan1
PSN ID:Haxan
Mii code:8490 3559 2301 7665


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