NAVA Gamer's Gathering, November 28th: "Celebrating Digital Press Videogames 10th Anniversary & 20 Years of NAVA"
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 celebrated the season of cosplay with our annual Halloween NAVA.
- Our tournament was Dark Stalkers 3 & the Blockbuster employee Mike R. won.
- The arcade challenge was Golly! Ghosts! And Digital Press’ own Grand Master of Events Leo A. won with 270 points and walked away with a $20 Gift Certificate.
- We had our annual costume contest & Brandon won as the “Nintendo World Service Mario” and walked away with $50 in store credit.
- To celebrate the season further NAVA attendees even went Trick or Treating through the town and collected lots of candy.
- 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’s the store’s 10th anniversary and NAVA’s 20th anniversary! That’s right Digital Press’ “brick ‘n mortar” store has been around for 10 years this month, and NAVA has been going on even longer than that! NAVA started 20 years ago by Mike Etler at a store in Howell, NJ called “Video Game Connections”. To celebrate such a momentous occasion we’re having one of the biggest most jam packed NAVAs ever! We will have more consoles set-up than ever before, amazing arcade challenges and the greatest tournament ever with amazing prizes! Attendance is Mandatory!
Arcade challenge! To celebrate our 10th anniversary we are not having an arcade challenge, we’re having TEN! That’s right; ten arcade challenges to celebrate our 10th anniversary! We just so happen to have exactly 10 arcade machines in our store! All 10 of them will be on free play for the event and if you have the highest score on one of them you could win a $10 gift certificate, you can also have the highest score on more than one machine! So if you happen to get the highest score on 3 machines by 9 PM this NAVA you get $30 in store credit, if you pull off winning on all 10 machines then you get $100 in store credit! We will go on to explain all our cabinets and specify what games will be played on our multi-cabs:
~ Super Punch-Out!!
~ Donkey Kong 3
~Ice Cold Beer
~Marvel Vs. Capcom Multi-Cab: Marvel Vs. Capcom
~Neo Geo MVS: Strikers 1945
~PlayChoice-10: Balloon Fight (any game mode)
~MAME Racing Cabinet: Pole Position
~ MAME: Ever wonder who that handsome devil is on the back of our official Digital Press Videogames T-shirts, available for purchase for only $15. Digital Press veterans from our old site, forums, or even subscribers to our fanzine may recognize him. He’s the alien commander from Space Fury, the sprite from the ColecoVision port to be exact. The alien commander, or affectionately referred to as “Space Fury Guy” by the Digital Press crew, had become Digital Press’ “unofficial” mascot in the days of yore but ironically enough we never have had a Space Fury arcade challenge, well we are now! The arcade challenge for the MAME machine for our biggest NAVA to date is Space Fury!
Be the best at any of these games on this one day by logging the highest score on any of these arcade cabinets by 9pm and win a nifty $10 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! NAVA veterans will remember Digital Press’ “Random Retro” tournaments and were bringing them back with a little bit of a twist. For those of you unfamiliar with “Random Retro” tournaments the idea is simple. The contestants play random games chosen by the referee for a console and the game is changed every round. This time around were not only going to be changing the game but the console as well! That’s right every round players will be playing a totally different game on a different console. It’s time for you to prove you are the ultimate gamer! The winner will also win a magnificent prize as well! The grand prize for this tournament is a secret just like the games you will be playing, but trust us it’s amazing. So make sure you sign-up, were allowing up to 64 players for this month’s NAVA tournament! 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): http://www.facebook.com/digitpress?sk=events
When: Saturday, November 28th, 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.