Tekken director asks why Americans want Waffle House to be a stage in Tekken 8

Recently, Harada has been getting one request for a new Tekken stage: The American Southeast's 24 hour a day, seven day a week diner Waffle House.

"Ok, I will only ask once about this request. Why do some communities send me requests for 'Waffle House'? Please be sure to explain the basis for the request, including the original story, history and background. I look forward to an explanation from someone who knows more," asked Harada on Twitter/X.

Why do people want Waffle House, Mr. Harada? Because the place has become something of an internet meme for its status as somewhere that's pretty dang cheap, open 24 hours a day and—therefore—a place where drunk and high people get into fights. Fights with each other. With employees. With themselves.

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Abear2147d ago

Realism. If you are at a Waffle House at 2am on a Saturday night you are likely to encounter a real world Tekken match.

H947d ago

Japanese people don't really understand western online humor, and neither do I for that matter

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Furesis28d ago

This "issue" has been blown way out of proportions. I have never seen someone rage quit on anyone that i've watched and i personally have maybe close to 200h in myself and this has never happened to me. Sure if they can make it like MK great but this is such a none issue imho.

slayereddy25d ago (Edited 25d ago )

Your experience is nothing compared to the information they will have on disconnects, so if they say it is an issue you will accept that it is an issue that needs to be dealt with.

ReBurn27d ago

I'm ok with banning serial pluggers in ranked matches. But what I would like to see happen instead is to put people with higher than acceptable disconnect percentages into matches with other pluggers until they stop disconnecting. Let the pluggers play together in separate lobbies until they learn to lose gracefully.

slayereddy25d ago

As well as the measures they have implemented why can't they just seamlessly change the inputs from player to AI player so the player can continue the match and still recieve the match points.