NAVA Gamer's Gathering, October 26th: "October Cosplay"
NAVA = North Atlantic Videogame Aficionados. This is a FREE event bringing gamers together for competition, trading, and chatter.
Previously at NAVA...
- In our last episode "How To Take Down A Giant" we explored some of the "little guy" systems that were in a market full of big guys. Epoch Cassette Vision, 3DO, and the recently released OUYA.
- The arcade challenge was Astro Invader and Chris A scored a high 8150 points and once again walked off with the $20 prize.
- The 6pm tournament was BombSquad for the OUYA, Cristian blew up the competition and won the event.
- 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 is cosplay month! As we once again approach the eve of all Hallows we will continue our traditional NAVA costume party/contest. Come dressed up to the event and you can take 15% off of any used merchandise in the store. We'll also choose the best costume of the day at 8pm for an additional $50. Remember: Only REAL costumes qualify. Showing up in a baseball cap claiming to be "a baseball player", or with 5 o'clock shadow claiming to be "a bum", or doing BOTH claiming to be Joe Santulli isn't going to be good enough. Around the store we'll have familiar monsterly franchises like Splatterhouse, Castlevania, Resident Evil and Dead Rising. We're so scared!
Arcade challenge! Around Halloween we've always featured an arcade game with a monster theme. This year, we're adding robots. Robots AND monsters. The game is Atari's 1989 game "Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters". 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! We haven't worked out all of the details and usually we don't include team games as tournament features, but Black Ops 2's Zombie Survival mode seems just perfect for the day. We may have a time limit, or we may have some independent voting for "best survivor", or maybe it's an everyone wins kind of tournament. Regardless... 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 bring things to trade! And bring your Nintendo 3DS to share street passes... it's NAVA time!
RSVP (optional): http://www.facebook.com/digitpress#!/digitpress?sk=events
When: Saturday, October 26th, 3pm to midnight.
Where: Digital Press Videogames: http://tinyurl.com/7nobzcr
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.