FIUSM @ Infinite Bits '09!
Q&A: Melee Singles Champion

Lightning strikes three times in a row as a familiar face once again becomes champion at Infinite Bits, trouncing 13 other players. Hit the jump for even more from the man also known as Seibrik.

David Silberberg (center) took first place yet again after a heated match with Steven King (left) in Super Smash Bros. Melee on the Nintendo Gamecube. His victory added him $84 of the $140 pot to his winnings, with King earning $42 and Ruben Cedeno (right) earning $14 for third place.

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Oddball Moments: You’re Selling Me What?

On my travels through the game dealer room, offering all sorts of games, care of Play-N-Trade and other vendors from the Atari 2600 all the way to the PlayStation 3, I saw a few interesting things worth pointing out for the sheer WTF factor. Buyer beware, hit the jump to see stinkers, one of which caused the death of the video game industry in the 80s!

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Q&A: Sword Fighting Champion

Although weapons were banned from the convention and smacking each other with prop weapons prohibited, that didn’t stop convention goers from thwacking each other with sanctioned foam swords to win $50.

So who would have believed that a samurai would take the whole thing? John David Fonseca shares with FIUSM his strategies on how to master the blade after the jump.

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Q&A: Brawl Singles Champion…s?

Sometimes teams may mean more than winning decisively. The Brawl Singles Tournament wrapped up late last night with the top two winners being the same as the team tourney winners. Hit the jump to read how the victory came down.


Despite being teammates, David Silberberg (center) and Charles Long (left) competed face to face to determine who was the better of the two… in a single round of Rock, Paper, Scissors, splitting the prize money for $220.50 each. Third place Steve Castillo (right) won $49.

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Oddball Moments: Villain plays as archenemy

Dr. Wily is at it again in this strange moment. ITT student Ruben Rivas was spotted again in costume, this time playing of all things, Mega Man 8 on the PlayStation 2 title, Mega Man Anniversary Collection, drawing a few people walking by to stare in amusement. With Wily controlling the Blue Bomber, this surely won’t end well for the rest of us.

-SM

New World Record for Brawl’s Home Run Derby

Aside from conventional tournaments, Infinite Bits ‘09 also featured Twin Galaxies, the internationally recognized video game scorekeepers, at one of its many booths. One of Twin Galaxies’ challenges was knocking that poor sandbag as far as possible in Super Smash Bros. Brawl’s home run derby.


Royall Eason, a 22-year-old Sports Authority employee, set the world record on Friday. He smacked that sumbitch so hard with the Ice Climbers, it flew 2,304.3 feet. His technique? Throwing the bat at the bag to start things off and then pelting it with ice using Down+B.

He said he’s gotten better scores at home, but Twin Galaxies doesn’t count anything not done in their presence because they want to make sure you (yes, YOU!) aren’t cheating.

I didn’t even think it was possible to smack that damn sandbag more than 1,000 feet or so. I think my record is about 1,000.

Thanks for bursting my bubble, Royall.

— JD

Q&A: Infinite Bits’ BlazBlue Champion

Jonnathan Jordan is lucky the BlazBlue tournament even happened — with only four entrants, some thought the tourney would simply be canceled, like other tournaments at Infinite Bits that failed to gather steam.

But the show went on, and Jordan came out on the top of the (very short) pile.

Hit the jump for our Q&A with the champ.

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Melée Tourney is a Go!

With 12 entrants, the SSBM tourney WILL happen. Sadly, I won’t be here for any of it but Sergio will! We’ll post the rest of the Q&As between today and tomorrow.

NBA Jam on Sega’s 32X is on the floor! Yes! Yes! Yes! Bill Clinton vs. Dennis Rodman ftw!

— JD

NBA Jam on Sega’s 32X is on the floor! Yes! Yes! Yes! Bill Clinton vs. Dennis Rodman ftw!

— JD

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 tournament is underway while the SSBM tourney is still a question mark. Infinite Bits staff said they ony have about 10 entrants so far for it, and they’re uncertain if it will happen.

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 tournament is underway while the SSBM tourney is still a question mark. Infinite Bits staff said they ony have about 10 entrants so far for it, and they’re uncertain if it will happen.