NAVA Gamer's Gathering, October 31st: "October Cosplay 2K15"

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, we picked at your puzzler to get you ready to go back to school with some of our favorite puzzle games.
- Our tournament was a Tetris + Dr. Mario Mix Match Mode tournament, and Christian T. won!
- The arcade challenge was Puyo Puyo Tsu and Christian T. also won this with 49,961 points making him the Grand Puzzle NAVA Master and walked away with a $20 Gift Certificate.
- 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's NAVA:  It is once again cosplay season. All cons are coming to a close but all hallows eve still lingers allowing you to carry plastic weapons and run around in spandex outside your house without getting as many weird looks! This month’s NAVA and Halloween happen to fall on the same day, so were going to make it a spook-tacular event! Around the store we will have the regular monster mash-up of games going from the Splatter House series, Zombies Ate My Neighbors & maybe even Chiller!

As every year prior we will be having a Costume Contest as per tradition. Come dressed in a costume this NAVA and get 15% off any used merchandise in store! As for the costume contest, we understand that some people may have other “more important” events to attend to that night and while we do not understand what could be more important than NAVA we will accommodate for those. This year instead of choosing the winner of the costume contest at the end of the night we will be taking photos of all those who wish to compete and choosing a winner at a later date. If you wish to compete; come to the store dressed in your costume on Halloween and tell someone you’d like to enter the costume contest, they will take your info & a picture of you and we will tell you if you won when we pick a winner! The winner of the contest gets a $50 gift certificate! Same rules as previous years, 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.

Arcade challenge! Keeping in the Halloween spirit we will be playing a little known unique game called “Golly! Ghost!” by Namco. This game was released in 1990 and for those of you who grew up in the area you may remember one of these machines in the Chuck E. Cheese on 23 in Wayne in the 90’s. For those of you who have never heard of it before Golly! Ghost! is a light gun game where you shoot ghosts as they whip across the screen. The unique part of this game is it had a diorama of a house in the background and the ghosts were projected onto the diorama which would react to the ghosts flying around. Closet doors would open, toilets would flush, and showers would turn on. With the power of technology we can completely replicate the game with the ghosts, diorama, and even a light gun! We will be using a Wii remote to emulate the light gun just so there aren’t any surprises the day of. 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! Also if you have won last month’s NAVA arcade challenge you are no eligible to win this month’s challenge.

Tournament! A new tradition we started last year was our Halloween Darkstalkers 3 tournament & we are keeping up with that tradition this year as well. Who is our best Demitri, Morrigan or Sasquatch? Let's find out. 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 so we can all buy, sell and trade together. Wear your NAVA or Digital Press t-shirt for the maximum discount on store purchases. Also, bring your Nintendo 3DS to share street passes... it's NAVA time

RSVP (optional):
When: Saturday, October 31st(Halloween Night!), 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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