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EVO 2009: You Just Don't Know - Fighting Game Tournament

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269w ago - Sony's PlayStation Home Online Community Specialist Jared Rea has shared a glimpse of EVO 2009, along with a video of Daigo defeating Justin Wong in Street Fighter IV.

To quote: [Register or Login to view links] is the world's largest and longest-running fighting game tournament, and this year it was bigger than ever.

Largely thanks to the incredible success of Street Fighter IV, EVO's overall attendance positively exploded compared to recent years, with over 1,000 die-hard players entering for it alone.

With thousands in attendance, six games are simply not enough and as the fighting-game mecca of the world, there is a ton to experience every year.





Capcom set up shop and showed off the latest builds of Marvel vs Capcom 2 for PlayStation Network, as well as Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Codes for the PSP. Likewise, Namco was on-hand running a side-tournament for the extremely impressive looking Tekken 6 for PLAYSTATION 3, which has to be seen to be believed (seriously, screenshots do not do this baby justice).

Not to be outdone was Aksys who brought their increasingly popular 2D fighter BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, which found its way onto the main stage as well. These titles...
 

Confirmed: Open Source Game Console EVO Arrives in April, 2009

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285w ago - EVO is the first Linux Open Source game console. The system will be able to support both digital distribution of content and games from the Envizions cloud.

EVO physical game format will be on compact secure digital cards (SD card). Each EVO Enhanced open source SD game will come with game manual, packaging, support, free expansion levels, and cloud game save storage.

Press Release: It's Official - Envizions Advance Open Source Game Console Is Confirmed for April 2009 EVO Smart Console the First Open Source Convergence Game Platform

ANNISTON, AL - (Marketwire) - Envizions Computer Entertainment Corporation announced today that developers, resellers, earlier adopters and potential software partners can now purchase EVO beta units today, and units will be shipped on April 10, 2009. Envizions has 100 beta units in stock. Potential OEM/resellers, distributors and earlier adopters purchase price is $279-$350 per unit. The new
retail price for systems will be $379 after April 17, 2009.

Total units in stock are 100 with additional units shipping throughout the fiscal year with several Envizions partners already using EVO beta units.

The EVO beta program will run until June 17, 2009. Beta units will have 3 months of free phone support and 30 day money back guarantee...
 
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