NAVA Gamer's Gathering, August 25th: "Genesis DOES"
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 a long-lost gaming art style, vector graphics. Six Vectrex systems were set up around the store.
- The arcade game challenge was Vectrexagon. A dogfight and sudden death playoff at 9pm later, Nick S Jr took the $20 prize.
- At 6pm we hosted an Armor Attack tournament on the Vectrex. Juan shelled all opponents into oblivion!
- 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: How many of you are old enough to remember the slogan "Genesis Does What Nintendon't"? That was the tagline for Sega's 16-bit console GENESIS, circa 1990. The system was actually released in August of 1989 and we are going to celebrate this iconic system all day on at least three different free-play stations. Get your fix of Streets of Rage 2, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Gunstar Heroes, Comix Zone, Contra Hard Corps, Ghouls 'n Ghosts and many more.
Arcade challenge! Sonic will always be known best as a home gaming icon, but he appeared in the arcade in the 90's as well. Enter "SegaSonic The Hedgehog", Sega's 1993 trak-ball action game. 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! Who is brave enough to test the Genesis' BLAST PROCESSING and motor at breakneck speeds on a motorcycle? Our evening competition will feature Road Rash II in glorious split screen "mano a mano" mode! Who's the fastest, least rash-y NAVA gamer? 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. It's NAVA time!
RSVP (optional): http://www.facebook.com/digitpress?sk=events
When: Saturday, AUGUST 25, 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 water are always appreciated. Cakes have been very popular as well.