KOF XIII Steam Edition at 50% Off Today Only (November 1, 2013)

By  November 1st, 2013 at 4:11 am

SNK Playmore JP is making it a one day only event for KOF XIII SE at 50% off, which brings the game down to $14.99.  As some of you already know, this is the best KOF XIII version to date, with exceptional online gameplay experience.  Winning the Game of the Year in 2010, KOF XIII is still strong worldwide and now is your chance to not only save big bucks but also compete against players from all over.


So what are you waiting for?

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Salty KOF XIII SE Package Unveiled

By  August 21st, 2013 at 10:56 pm

With the craze going on the past few days for KOF XIII SE beta codes, it’s natural that there will be some salty fans out there, so what better way to celebrate a package to heal those wounds?  Nothing much, but the thought counts, so Arcadeshock.com decided to piece together some KOF goodies and give out 5 of these to those who couldn’t win.

Check out the Arcadeshock Facebook Page for details.  Entering is mindlessly easy, so what are you waiting for?

Updated:  The winners have been found! http://www.random.org/draws/details/?draw=16297

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Salty Consolation Prizes KOFXIII SE Beta Codes

By  August 21st, 2013 at 9:01 pm

First of all, we would like to thank SNK Playmore for giving us the codes to pass out to the fans of KOF XIII SE and allowing various participants to test out their net code.  We were given enough for our staff, but only kept 2 for our personal testing purposes and gave out the rest for the KOF XIII fans.  So far, it seems that many have truly played the game and given useful feedback so SNK  Playmore can continue to improve their code.   Even the KOF XIII Evo Champ, AS|Reynald didn’t get a code, as he humbly gave it up to allow someone else to have a shot at this.

As promised, where there is Salt, we will try to provide the Sugar and with this said, between 10:00 pm, PST today and 11:00pm, we will give out free Xbox Live Codes (2 per game) to each of the following games on our Twitter Account (@arcadeshock):

  • King of Fighters 2002 UM



  • King of Fighters Sky Stage (Shooter)



  • Metal Slug XX



  • Garou: Mark of the  Wolves



Update:  Codes have been released via Twitter at 10:20pm.  Good luck to everyone and enjoy the games.

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KOF XIII SE Beta Codes Given out by Arcadeshock via Twitter

By  August 20th, 2013 at 10:38 pm

Follow @arcadeshock on Twitter who will be given out some codes for KOF XIII SE (Steam Edition) and be one of the beta testers for the netcode.  The beta testing only lasts until the 29th of this month, so you can get in some good gaming against foes across the pond.  Once you are fast enough to grab one of these codes, please give feedback on your online experience so they can further enhance the online code.  We all want this to work…badly!!

The codes will be posted on Arcadeshock’s Twitter Account between noon (12pm) and 9 pm P.S.T.  Good luck to all!!

Update 12.10pm (08/21/13):  First code given out – EVHMJ-NYIN4-2P8JM  (anyone redeem that yet?)

Update 5.45pm (08/21/13):  Second code:  09DMY-C3CC6-LPHC9 (first one was gone in under 30 seconds)

Update 8.30pm (08/21/13): Third code:  Q88W3-9PKCY-03TC2 (gone in under 10 seconds…damn!!)

Update:  SNK Playmore is continually working hard on improving the netcode.  They are up to Version 3 of the Beta Netcode and have made dramatic improvements for connections between players of very different locations.  Only 1 day into the testing and 3 versions.  Just goes to show that SNK Playmore is pushing hard.

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SNK Playmore USA Rug Unveiling

By  August 16th, 2013 at 11:14 pm

Oh how time has flown by.   The SNK Playmore rug that resided in SNK Playmore’s New Jersey Office (now closed) was a gift from www.snk-capcom.com to SNKP, which was unveiled back in 2006 at their E3 Booth.

How we have aged and loss so much hair.  The gym is calling for us all.

Suspects in video:  Chris Rhodes (co-founder of s-c.com), Trieu (co-founder of s-c.com and Founder of arcadeshock.com), Giby (yeah, he was young…once, but still hairy as ever), John Devilman (S-C.com artist), Danimation (S-C.com colorist), Hibikster (man behind the cam).


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KOF XII: No sequel to this….

By  August 16th, 2013 at 11:02 pm

Say what?  KOF XIII did come out didn’t it?  Well, to be specific, we got this plate before KOF XII was released and sorely wanted to change the plate as fast as possible when it was released.  So what to do?  Upgrade to the lastest version, KOF XIII, right?  It wasn’t so simple.

As soon as KOF XIII was announced, we registered the special plate update through them and weeks later, we got a letter in the mail:   “Your request for the special plate of KOF XIII is denied because it symbolizes gang abbreviations.”  Oh, we got owned alright and no sequel to save us.

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By  August 12th, 2013 at 8:20 am

When you thought the KOF XIII train was over, the train keeps rolling powered by STEAM.  SNK Playmore JP officially announces the KOF XIII SE (Steam Edition) and asks for 300 bold volunteers (we’re kidding) to beta test their new netcode before official release.  This is exciting stuff as it will open up a whole new world of KOF XIII players worldwide.

To add a little spice, those who pre-order will save $5.00, so get it NOW!!

Pre-order KOF XIII SE on Steam

If you want to sign up for the beta test, go here:

Beta Tester Sign Up for KOF XIII SE


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Arcadeshock.com adds a cool $1000 in cash to KOF XIII Pot Bonus for EVO 2013

By  July 3rd, 2013 at 2:00 am

With over 430 entries for King of Fighters XIII at this year’s EVO, the competition from contestants spanning the globe should be twice as fierce as last year as new techniques have been developed and to show continued support for these gamers and SNK Playmore, Arcadeshock.com has added $1000.00 USD to the final pot.   Already a sponsor for EVO 2013, Arcadeshock will be sending a few of it’s pro players to compete as well.  This year is going to be a doozie for KOF XIII competition at EVO 2013.

Check out the FACEBOOK announcement here:  ARCADESHOCK FACEBOOK

EVO 2013 is held in Las Vegas, NV from July 12-14, 2013 at the Paris/Bally Hotels.

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Winner: PS4 or Xbox One? It’s not in the specs that will determine the winner

By  May 22nd, 2013 at 6:49 pm

No, it’s not your typical ‘pissing contest’ writeup of hardware specs because in the end, it’s more than just games and how powerful their machines are that’s going to take them to the top.  One thing we can get out of the way first before diving deep into what will carry the flag in the next gen wars is hardware specs.

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Get a little Taste of this: Tasty Steve joins the AS|Team

By  May 7th, 2013 at 10:25 pm

Image above courtesy of Teamsp00ky at NCR 2013

If you've been to one of the major FG Tourneys, particularly SCR or NCR and hear bull horn level support, chances are you have heard Tasty Steve cheering on his favorite players.   Yes, this guy is loud and within his voice, there is passion and dedication to everything he does.  This is what Arcadeshock has been all about.  Passion and dedication.   Tasty Steve has been a huge supporter of Arcadeshock for quite some time, as well as a huge AS|Reynald supporter, so it's only natural that we are so lucky to have him accept our offer to join our team.

Besides the bruises you hear when your ears are torn from his cheers and jeers, Tasty Steve has been a well known member of the FGC for quite some time.  He has competitively playing Tekken and Guilty Gear and most recently placed 3rd in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 at NCR2013 (which he should have gotten 2nd!!).

Check out his Tekken action here.

From St Louis, Missouri, TS moved to Cali in 2011 and once he found Hollywood, he took his skills to commentating all sorts of weekly events, Wednesday Night Fights, The Runback, SCR, NCR and Cross Counter TV.

Tasty Steve will not only be representing AS through media channels but will also take his high level gaming skills in tourneys as well.    We are thrilled to have him on board the team.

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Save now at Arcadeshock for NCR2013 Week!!

By  April 24th, 2013 at 11:20 am

April 24 (today) thru April 29 (Monday) 11:59 p.m. PST.

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By  April 13th, 2013 at 10:08 pm

We can’t believe a year has passed by since our last outing at NCR 2012.  Unlike most individuals, we have a thing for overcast and cold weather and Nor Cal has been known for that.  Naturally, NCR has been a favorite tournament of ours to attend, not only because we love Nor Cal, but people and tournament organization has been amazing to say the least.  Once again, Arcadeshock is headed back to NCR2013 and this time, with even more goodies to not only offer at special NCR only rates, but also exclusive FREE swag to be given out with ANY purchase over $20.00.

Here’s just a glimpse of what will be available at the Arcadeshock NCR2013 Booth:

  • QANBALimited Edition Q4RAF Sticks (White Cloud, Ice Red SA, Ice Blue SA, Blackout, Black, White), Qanba Stick Bags, Shaft/Dust/Button Covers, Art Plexi
  • HORI – RAP3 Premium Diamond VLX for PS3 (We held back a few of these just to have them for NCR 2013)
  • SANWA DENSHI CO LTD – Limited Edition Goodies, such as the Gold/Silver Balltops, Silent Clear Buttons (an Arcadeshock Exclusive) and the hot Silent Joysticks.  We will have the full lineup of Sanwa Denshi parts, so it will be here
  • Arcade Posters – Limited Edition KOF 2002 Oversized Poster 27 x 38″, KOF XIII, Vice/Mature Original and many other posters
  • Limited Edition Joystick Stickers – Arcadeshock branded and some custom drawn SNK and Capcom stickers.  These will NOT be for sale but given out with any purchase over $20.  Many different stickers to choose from
  • Arcadeshock Official Tees:  Black/White Arcadeshock Logo Tees and of course, the throwback Bronson/Reynald AS Tee

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