NAVA Gamer's Gathering, May 25th: "Sega Does"

NAVA = North Atlantic Videogame Aficionados. This is a FREE event bringing gamers together for competition, trading, and chatter.

Previously at NAVA...
- In April, it was VECTORS at NAVA. Eight Vectrex systems were arranged to create what we believe is the first all-Vectrex mini arcade.
- The arcade challenge was Star Castle. Chris A won again with a score of 11990, can no one stop him?
- The main screen up front had a playable 47" vector arcade simulator running all day. C'mon... Asteroids Deluxe on a big screen!
- Games and systems traded hands between attendees who brought their own trade boxes.

See it all in our photo gallery section at the store's website and feel free to comment!

This month! To celebrate the new exhibit in our store museum, this NAVA will be all about one of our favorite game companies of all time, SEGA. We will have a Master System, Saturn, Dreamcast, and even the beastly Genesis/32X/Sega CD combo all set up for everyone to play. You'll see lots of Sonic, Space Harrier, Panzer Dragoon, Power Stone, Alex Kidd and many other Sega signatures all over the store at this special event.

Arcade challenge! Since we've got Sega's US consoles from 1985 thru 2002 covered, the arcade challenge will represent the pre-console years. It's 1982, and the game is Super Zaxxon. A same-year sequel to the arcade smash hit Zaxxon, "Super" was clearly built to destroy gamers who had mastered the original. If you've read this far, here's a treat. Actually, it's a hint: destroy as many radar towers as possible, as they're worth 1000 points, twice as much as the next best target (fuel towers at 500 points which you NEED to hit regularly to stay fueled). Be the best at the game on this one day by logging the highest score on our arcade cabinet by 9pm and win a nifty $20 gift certificate and possibly get your name added to the "House Champion" tournament plaque on the Wall of Fame just above the arcade section of the store. Arcade challenge games are set to FREE PLAY all day, but please remember to let everyone get a shot. If you get the high score, move on, and no hogging the cabinet!

Tournament! Expect COLOSSAL DESTRUCTION AND MAYHEM. Expect it, because that' what it says on the back of the box. It's a little Genesis game called "General Chaos", developed by Game Refuge and published by Electronic Arts. It is a four-player free-for-all, actually one of the first real-time strategy games ever. Sign-ups begin at 3pm, the tournament starts around 6pm and it's first-come, first-served in this FREE-to-join tournament.

Remember to get your trade boxes in order and wear your NAVA or Digital Press t-shirt for the maximum discount on store purchases... it's NAVA time!

RSVP (optional):!/digitpress?sk=events
When: Saturday, May 25th, 3pm to midnight.
Where: Digital Press Videogames:
What happens: Gaming, trading, tournaments, big prizes! Extra game stations are set up around the store. Attendance is FREE. Half price for kids!
What can I bring?: It's nice to share. Snacks, soda and beer are always appreciated. Cakes have been very popular as well.


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Joe May 21, 2013 - 4:24pm

At this Saturday's NAVA event, we will have the special privilege of being joined (via Skype) by Game Refuge Inc. co-founder Brian F Colin. Brian co-designed the evening's tournament game, "General Chaos" for the Sega Genesis. We'll patch Brian in to the big screen at 7:30pm and get some behind-the-scenes anecdotes from his time working on "General Chaos" and with Game Refuge in general. Brian is credited on roughly 80 games including classic gaming staples like Rampage, Arch Rivals and Xenophobe. Come join us!

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