NAVA Gamer's Gathering, January 27th: "Rise of The Plug & Play"
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 Christmas, "the season of re-gifting".
- At 6pm, the gift grab was afoot for all participating attendees. Excellent gifts were obtained.
- The arcade challenge was "Alpine Ski". The high score was 18,319 points by Frank the Tank, who earned the coveted $20 prize.
- 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!
IMPORTANT NOTE: THE EMPLOYEE AREA AT THE BACK OF THE STORE WILL BE RESTRICTED TO EMPLOYEES ONLY. BEVERAGES AND SNACKS CAN BE BROUGHT AS USUAL AND WILL BE KEPT ON THE ISLAND COUNTERTOPS.
In This Month's NAVA: There will be NO game consoles at this NAVA as we recognize the rise of the world of plug & play gaming. There will certainly be an abundance of games, but they will be played on a Super Nintendo "Classic", Sega Genesis Gopher, Atari Flashback, NES "Classic", and so on. LOADS of games at your fingertips! And not a SINGLE cartridge. What a world we gamers live in... let's dive into it!
Arcade challenge! We won't even play our arcade challenge on our usual arcade machine in our arcade area. Rather, we will bust out our new Pandora4 and play on this giant two player stick plugged into a huge monitor in the back room. What's the game? It's a secret! But be the best at this 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 arcade challenge you are no eligible to win this month’s challenge.
Tournament! It's JANUARY, so let's get into the spirit of it in a mano-a-mano round robin tournament of ICE CLIMBER for the NES! Are you the heartiest eskimo in north Jersey? Let's find out. Sign-ups begin at 3pm, the tournament starts around 6pm and its 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, JANUARY 27TH, 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.