NAVA Gamer's Gathering, August 27th: "Starcade 2016"

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

Previously at NAVA...
- In our last episode, we celebrated the Blue Blur’s 25th Birthday with “Sonic’s Birthday Extravaganza!”
- We set-up some of the best & worse games featuring the fastest thing alive such as Sonic Adventure 2, Sonic R, Sonic CD, Sonic.exe, & Sonic the Hedgehog 4 for the Super Nintendo.
- The arcade challenge was SegaSonic the Hedgehog & Chris A. got the high score of 821, & walked away with a $20 gift certificate for his prize.
- Games & systems traded hands between attendees who brought their own trade boxes.

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

This Month's NAVA: It’s the 4th annual Digital Press Starcade! That’s right we’re bringing back the 1983 game show Starcade once again. If you are unfamiliar with the show, it ran from 1982 to 1983 & as advertised in the show’s opening it was “TV’s first video arcade game show. A game show for today!” It was a show where contestants answered trivia questions based on arcade games in order to pick which arcade game would be played for the highest score in the allowed time in order to win fabulous prizes such as a the Casio VL Tone or the White’s Metal Detector, but the grand prize winner won their very own video arcade game cabinet! In our last Starcade Team Pompton was victorious. The whole store will be set up with videogames systems playing ports of some of the best games to grace the arcades at the time of Starcade. If you missed out on watching Starcade while it was broadcasted, you’re in luck because most of the episodes are available on their website

Arcade challenge! A frequent game on Starcade was “Zoo Keeper” & that will be our arcade challenge this month. Let’s hear what the Starcade announcer has to say about it: “They give me so little to work with & I’m only one man but I do my best to keep the animals from wandering the streets. It’s not an easy job to rebuild the cage because their hungry & they keep chomping at it & only the net can help once they’ve escaped. Until it appears I can only run & jump over them but these things are giving me points & so are the goodies that appear & only the animals are a danger. It’s not an easy job being a Zoo Keeper, but somebody’s gotta do it.” Be the best at the game on this one day by logging the highest score on our arcade cabinet by 9pm & win a nifty $20 gift certificate & 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, & 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! Instead of the usual tournament we have every month, were having a Starcade competition. Three teams of two will compete against one another to become the winner of Digital Press’ Starcade & earn their names on the Wall of Fame. The contestants will answer trivia questions based on arcade games & whichever team buzzes in first with the correct answer gets to choose the arcade game that the teams will play for that round. At the end of the competition all the points will be added up to decide the winning team. The contestants have already been chosen, & the competition will begin at 6pm.

Remember to get your trade boxes in order so we can all buy, sell & 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, August 27th, 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 & beer are always appreciated. Cakes have been very popular as well.

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