MrTSUTAYA on Youtube has begun uploading footage of the GGXrd GGF event at Sega World, which featured many of the top Kansai players like Kedako, eki-chan, Rozu, Ruu, and Efute. Surprisingly, Kanto I-No player Hasegawa also showed up! There are a lot of videos in this post so you can see them after the break.
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Dizzy by creayus

Dizzy by creayus

The console version of Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- has gotten its official release window to be in Holiday Season 2014! You can pre-order the game at Amazon and GameStop on the official website here.

In addition, GGXrd will also be on show at E3 this week! It will be featured on the Gamespot stream at Tuesday 3PM PST. For people who are actually at E3, Xrd will be available to play on Tuesday 4-6PM and Wednesday 12-2PM. Daisuke Ishiwatari will also be doing an autograph session on Wednesday from 3-4, according to Aksys.

The Arc Revolution Cup website updated with the full schedule for all three games! Qualifiers will be starting next weekend. Compared to the previous year, the amount of spots has not changed but there are more qualifiers, which means that it is going to be more difficult to qualify in certain areas.

Xrd got updated to Version 1.04 recently, which only has one real change: a new stage! It is an arena stage that is basically an upgraded version of the arena from BBCP. Player stats are shown on the left and right monitors, while the middle monitors have messages that can be customized but are meant to display the tournament name as well as arcade name. You can see the new arena stage in the videos from Mikado’s 6/5 singles tournament.

Famitsu recently published a lengthy article about Ramlethal Valentine, which goes over her general gameplan as well as her entire moveset. If you can’t read Japanese, then 9:02PM on Dustloop is in the process of translating the entire article into English in this post. This is a pretty useful page for anyone who is interested in learning Ram, since her moveset is huge due to how many target combos she has.

Akira in Bedman's bed by DaDui

Akira in Bedman’s bed by DaDui

H.H streamed a special exhibition match on 5/25: a first to ten set between JT Bedman and FAB Potemkin! Funnily enough, the matches ended up completely one sided, so they played another FT10 right after, with JT opting to pick Millia instead. There were also a lot of casual matches recorded with Nakamura.

During the stream, JT was interviewed about his history with the GG series and his own playstyle. He was also asked for his opinion on Xrd’s character rankings, and you can hear his response at around the 1 hour 16 min mark of the Twitch archives or at 10:43 of the Youtube mirror. I have transcribed it below:
JT’s GGXrd tier list
S Sol Faust Zato
A Ramlethal Chipp Ky
B I-No Axl Slayer Millia May Venom
C Bedman Potemkin

FAB was also interviewed with the same series of questions, and you can her his response to the character rank question at 13:10 of the Twitch archives.
FAB’s GGXrd tier list
S Zato Faust Sol
A Millia Ramlethal Chipp
B Ky May Axl I-No
C Venom Slayer Bedman
D Potemkin

Anyway, there are a lot of videos in this post, so you can see them after the jump.
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a-cho has finally uploaded all of the videos from their special May 5th pre Arc Revolution Cup event! There were two main events: a singles tournament, and a Beginner/Intermediate only 2on2. Since the singles tourney had so many entrants, players were first assigned to round robin pools of 3 players each. The best player from each pool would then advance to a standard 32 player single elimination bracket.

Singles tournament

Round robin pools
Pool 5 Kabegiwa no DC(Sol), Isamu(Venom), Elvenshadow(Faust)
Pool 9 8:11 Airi(Ramlethal), Jiro(Ramlethal), Udon(Sol)
Pool 14 14:45 Nakahara(Chipp), Jiguza(Zato), Hama(Millia)
Pool 21 22:46 Hiroto Frog(Zato), U-Zen(I-No), eki-chan(Millia)
Pool 26 28:43 LOX(Bedman), Eternal(Slayer), Horihori(I-No)
Pool 28 36:05 Putan(Sol), AOI(Venom), Hama(Ky)
Pool 6 43:03 Sabamiso(Bedman), C.R(Sol), Susumu(Chipp)
Pool 10 52:13 Rozu(Ky), Mizu(Slayer), MGA(Potemkin)
Pool 13 59:20 Omu(Sol), Shachou(Zato), yo-ko(Ky)
Pool 22 1:05:51 Mahoutsuka(May), may(Millia), Ruu(May)
Pool 25 1:15:11 Shiru(Sol), Mario(Millia), Myu(Axl)

TOP 32
1:22:48 Shokushu(Chipp) vs Korochan(Sol)
1:26:10 Mikami(Millia) vs Efute(May)
1:29:49 Rozu(Ky) vs Dogura(Sol)
1:31:37 Jiro(Ramlethal) vs Shachou(Zato)
1:33:30 Susumu(Chipp) vs Makki(Slayer)
1:38:15 Nikko(I-No) vs Machanari(Ky)
1:39:58 eki-chan(Millia) vs KOHSHI(Faust)
1:41:42 Hama(Ky) vs LOX(Bedman)
1:44:20 Kamikaze(Chipp) vs SPIKE(Slayer)
1:45:58 Kuni(Ramlethal) vs Defure(Faust)
1:48:52 Tanaka(Millia) vs Nakahara(Chipp)
1:51:27 Myu(Axl) vs eki-chan(Millia)
1:53:15 Efute(May) vs Isamu(Venom)
1:56:31 Kuni(Ramlethal) vs Kedako(May)
1:59:14 Mahoutsuka(May) vs Kimuchan(Ky)
2:02:04 Machanari(Ky) vs Shokushu(Chipp)
2:04:07 Dogura(Sol) vs LOX(Bedman)
2:07:05 SPIKE(Slayer) vs Shachou(Zato)
2:09:15 Tanaka(Millia) vs Makki(Slayer)

2:11:32 LOX(Bedman) vs Kimuchan(Ky)
2:15:43 Kedako(May) vs Shachou(Zato)
2:19:14 Isamu(Venom) vs Shokushu(Chipp)
2:24:12 eki-chan(Millia) vs Tanaka(Millia)
2:30:37 LOX(Bedman) vs Kedako(May)
2:36:33 Isamu(Venom) vs eki-chan(Millia)

Battle for 3rd place
2:43:01 Kedako(May) vs eki-chan(Millia)

Grand finals
2:48:14 LOX(Bedman) vs Isamu(Venom)

Newcomer’s 2on2

A Block
B Block 1 2

Machaboo, who is currently the #1 ranked Guilty Gear Xrd player and one of the best GG players in general, stopped by Mikado this Friday and got in several sets vs their best players! Since there are a lot of videos in this post, they have been posted after the jump.
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