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The TO Desk

By 956 Productions
The TO desk is a show dedicated to telling the perspectives of organizers inside the FGC.
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The TO Desk #9: Vortex Gallery ╳ Evo 2022!
The TO desk is a show dedicated to telling the perspectives & stories of organizers inside the FGC. It's Official! The folks at 956 Productions will be running all of the Evo 2022 side events! We talk about applying to volunteer for Vortex Gallery 2022 at Evo, the tournaments we'd like to see folks run, the Soul Caliber III Meta & give a sneak peak for our plans for a VeRy special next episode of The TO Desk! PS: See Shiburizu in Gundam Wing Endless Duel! Apply to run a side event at Evo by May 20th: https://vortexgallery.moe/volunteer
01:27:59
May 10, 2022
The TO Desk #8: Winter Gaiden Wrap-up, We're going to EVO & Vegas stories!
The TO desk is a show dedicated to telling the perspectives of organizers inside the FGC. Winter  Gaiden is on its last weekend and we go over a few details before  getting into the big news - we'll be back at EVO 2022. We're talking  what we do, how we do it and sharing a few stories from the years of  side events in the Mandalay Bay. Shib's never been - so he's gotta know.
01:52:50
March 13, 2022
The TO Desk #7: Winter Gaiden Strive! Evo Show, Capcom Legacy Collection & More Games!
The TO desk is a show dedicated to telling the perspectives of organizers inside the FGC.  We're coming at you in the midst of our Guilty Gear Strive weekend for Winter Gaiden! After a recap of our first 3 tournaments we cover the news. EVO makes its first plays and Smash ain't one of them. Plus, a ton of new games are coming! Updates are coming! Very busy year for fighting games. Stick with us for a big talk about the Capcom Fighting Collection and what it means for retro communities. If you enjoyed this episode please consider subscribing to our YouTube channel for more FGC content.
01:30:26
February 27, 2022
The TO Desk #6: Winter Gaiden Preview, Combo Breaker, BBTAG & KOFXV!
The TO desk is a show dedicated to telling the perspectives of  organizers inside the FGC.   We're coming at you with a preview of Winter Gaiden - just a week away  from our Strive kickoff weekend! Join Coren, Hagure, Osugure and Shib to  talk about The King of Fighters XV's impressive launch, BBTAG's blessed  netcode update and a look ahead to Combo Breaker 2022.  If you enjoyed this episode please consider subscribing to our YouTube  channel for more FGC content.
01:27:27
February 20, 2022
The TO Desk #5: Vortex Gallery: Winter Gaiden - Our Next Event!
Today we're gathering to present our next event - Vortex Gallery: Winter Gaiden. 3 weekends of online tournaments on PC in 5 global regions! We're bringing y'all the Vortex Gallery tournament experience across Guilty Gear -Strive-, Melty Blood: Type Lumina and the long-awaited King Of Fighters XV. Join Coren, Daryl, Giby, Hagure and Shiburizu to go over our plans and expectations. Plus we talk about what are team will be when KOF drops.
41:27
January 30, 2022
The TO Desk #4: 2021 FGC Highlights, DNF Duel & KOFXV OBTs, Frosty Faustings & 2022 Expectations!
Join Coren, DJCream, Shiburizu & Tenma on a look ahead to 2022! We  briefly look back at what highlighted fighting games in 2021 for each of  us (including an extended rant on Concerto's development by Shib) and  recap our thoughts on the open beta tests for DNF Duel & The King of  Fighters XV. What comes next? First we talk about Frosty Faustings due  this coming week at the time of upload, and make some guesses on what  we're watching closely in 2022.
01:06:46
January 23, 2022
The TO Desk #3: Retro Game Events, The Cost of Buying Retro, FFXIV Endwalker!
The TO desk is a show dedicated to telling the perspectives of organizers inside the FGC. Join Coren, Hagure and Shib on a discussion of retro hardware and playing old man games in 2021 - how to buy, where to buy, what to look for and  factors to consider when running events. Where does the enthusiast community stand amidst the inflated prices of retro hardware and  original game packages? After that, Chickzama and Shib talk about the  FGC Retirement Home - Final Fantasy XIV! Listen to their pre-Endwalker  expectations and speculation. 00:00 Intros 01:36 Running events on old/retro hardware 55:35 FGC Holiday Gift Guide 01:13:03 Final Fantasy XIV - Endwalker expectations & FGC Retirement Home Links to content discussed in the retro segment: - [RetroRGB](https://www.retrorgb.com/) - News & Info for retro  tech. Great place to get started for learning about Retro gear. - [RetroRGB Video Podcast](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLPIbBCKVH2uKGm5C4sOkew) - [RetroTINK](https://www.retrotink.com/) - Home of the RetroTINK  upscalers; Easiest way to laglessly upscale retro video for use with  HDMI. - [VideoGamePerfection](https://videogameperfection.com/) - Home of  the OSSC; Another powerful, lagless upscaler (Harder to use, but  powerful) - [Home Arcade System (HAS) Supergun  Thread](https://www.arcade-projects.com/threads/home-arcade-system.332/)  - Golden standard for Superguns - [Arcade Projects Forums](https://www.arcade-projects.com/) - Forum where a lot of retro tech is developed & discussed -  [ShMUPS Forums](https://shmups.system11.org/) - Another hotspot of  retro tech activity  - [HDMI Equipment for  OSSC](https://shmups.system11.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=63585) - Great  thread for HDMI equipment (switchers, matrixes, etc.) that works well  with retro tech. - [raphnet](https://www.raphnet-tech.com/index.php) - Home of Raphnet Adapters; a way to convert console controllers → USB. - [Brook Gaming](https://www.brookaccessory.com/product/) - Home of  the Brook Adapters; Easiest way to connect USB → console controller  ports. Defacto standard for DC & PS2 based tournaments. Also home of  the Fighting Board, probably the best Arcade Stick PCB for modern  consoles. - [Undamned DB15 USB  Decoder](https://paradisearcadeshop.com/products/undamned-db15-usb-decoder)  - Used to connect USB Controllers to most modern superguns. This podcast is also available in audio format: Spotify: https://956pro.com/podcast RSS Feed: https://956pro.com/podcastRSS Follow 956Productions on Twitter: https://twitter.com/956productions Check out our hosts on this episode: Shiburizu on Twitter: https://twitter.com/shiburizu Hagure on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Hagure Chickzama on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Chickzama Coren on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CxR_Coren
01:32:42
December 19, 2021
The TO Desk #2: Character DLCs (Happy Chaos, Luke, Vira), FGC Holiday Gifts & Safe Offline Events
Join the full house of Coren, Daryl, Shib, Shtkn and Tenma on this  episode's topics: Three big character DLCs rounding off 2021, holiday  shopping season recommendations for the FGC member in your life, and the  return to offline events with tips on organizing around the ongoing  pandemic. Oh, and we talk about Kill la Kill -IF.
01:06:37
December 05, 2021
The TO Desk #1: KOFXV Open Beta, Project L Reactions, Climax of Night Type-4 & Panda x Nintendo?!
The TO desk is a show dedicated to telling the perspectives of organizers inside the FGC.   Join Coren, Daryl, and Shib in our inaugural episode talking about a busy weekend for the community including our thoughts on the King of Fighters XV beta test, our Project L reactions and the big news in the world of competitive fighting games. Will Nintendo's sponsorships ultimately benefit the community's organizing efforts? What does Climax of Night returning mean to us? What even is MBON? All that and more on this episode. 0:00 Welcome to the desk! 4:55 The King of Fighters XV Open Beta Test 34:06 Nintendo x Panda Global for Smash Ult & Melee 50:02 Project L revealed (again!), our reactions 1:08:05 Climax of Night Type-4
01:20:06
December 03, 2021