Melbourne's biggest fighting game tournament of the year is coming up. If you think you're good enough to compete with the city's best in any of the below games, or just want to hang out with like-minded fighting gamers while watching some freakish skill, you can head to the event either Saturday or Sunday.
With the rise of broadband and the slow death of arcades, it seems like we don't get that same feeling we used to of pulling off that finishing Shinkuu Hadouken to the cheers of a gathered crowd. You'll be able to remedy that this weekend - last year's BAM tournament attracted over 240 gamers, across all levels of skill.
Competitions will include Super Street Fighter IV, Tekken 6, Blazblue: Continuum Shift, Virtua Fighter 5, Soul Calibur 4, Street Fighter III: Third Strike, Super Smash Bros Brawl & Melee, plus DIY and Social play. Unfortunately it looks like Marvel vs Capcom 3 isn't likely to be at the event, but fingers are still crossed.
The main attraction will undoubtedly be Super Street Fighter IV, however a guest from the US, "Mew2king", will be taking on all comers in the Smash Bros series.
You can find full competition details on the Couch Warriors schedule page. BAM 2010 is being held at CQ, Event Room 2, 123 Queen Street, Melbourne.