There are multiple things i would like to address in this thread, concerning the Video Game Room.
Firstly, a must for NDK 2012 is allowing people to bring their own fighting sticks for fighting games, especially tournaments. Adding sticks last year was a great first step, though the quality of the sticks wasn't a great experience since they were constantly used and beaten by day 2. If people brought their own sticks, it would make everyone's experience better. Though having sticks there shouldn't be cut out, especially if a multiplatform game is on a different console then what the arcade stick is built for.
Now, lets talk Street Fighter X Tekken. I think there should be 2 different tournaments for this game, a 1vs1, and team tourneys. If your not aware, SFxT has a tagging system where you have 2 characters, and can switch them out when you want. There is a mode where instead of 1 person controlling 2 characters, 2 players are on the same team against 2 others. So, there should be a tourney for both.
Since were talking about tourneys, one thing that was a really REALLY big no-no was during the Super Street Fighter IV AE tourney. For some weird reason, each game was 1 round only. Thats ridiculous. Ive played in many tourneys, watched EVO and alot of other stuff. I know, that the standard for tournament games is time of 99, 3 rounds per game, and the best 2 of 3 games is the winner. A perfect example of why 1 round is not promoted was when my brother played last year. He was getting is butt owned, then he throws out a random ultra and wins. If there were more than 1 round, the real winner should have gone through. But no, my brother did. I really hope NDK changes the rules to standard tournament.
Theres a lot more room for improvement for the VGR, but if what i said gets addressed, it will be a great year for the video game nerds out there. What do you think, and what else should change?