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Gamers - ARE YOU READY FOR KOMBAT!

Gamestop and OKgamers launches Mortal Kombat; come out for the Midnight Release and catch OKgamers at your local Gamestop to grab some Red Bull to power your late night fatalities!

WHAT IF YOU ARE WEARING YOUR 5TH ANNIVERSARY SHIRT?  You may just win a special prize...

**HAVING EVENT = look for this next to a store!  If they have this, they have been confirmed to either be raffling off or holding a mini tournament to give out a FREE COPY OF THE GAME!


Come out and catch us while you pick up your copy at these participating locations:
GUARANTEED OKGAMERS STOP:

Tulsa:
(NOT the mall location - one next to Starbucks on corner) - **HAVING EVENT
7105 S MEMORIAL DR
TULSA, OK 74133
(918) 249-1141

GameStop 4520 - Promenade Mall
(918) 664-4814
4107 S. Yale Avenue, Suite 227
Tulsa, OK 74135

Gamestop - Broken Arrow Location - **HAVING EVENT
2419 West Kenosha St.
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
(918) 459-0074


OKC:
Game Stop
1841 Belle Isle Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73118
(405) 843-5649


STILL IN PLANNING / LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH:
Edmond:
Game Stop
1142 E 2nd St, Edmond, OK 73034
(405) 216-9655


Norman:
Game Stop
3435 W Main St, Norman, OK 73072
(405) 447-3691


Moore:
Moore Gamestop


Tulsa:
GameStop 6024  - **HAVING EVENT
(918) 445-7098
7386 S Olympia Ave W Suite B9
Tulsa, OK 74132

GameStop 2501
(918) 298-8962
9669 Riverside Dr
Tulsa, OK 74137

"GameStop & Movies, Too" 3430 - **HAVING EVENT
(918) 369-8325
10914 South Memorial Drive
Tulsa, OK 74133


Sand Springs  - **HAVING EVENT
GameStop 6665
(918) 299-2411
12154 S Waco
Sapulpa, OK 74066

Midwest City:  - **HAVING EVENT
GameStop
6707 East Reno Avenue
Midwest City, OK 73110-2147
(405) 741-6220


OKC:
Game Stop
1640 S Sooner Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73110
(405) 739-0666

Game Stop
6300 SW 3rd St, Oklahoma City, OK 73128
(405) 787-1099

Game Stop
2324 W Memorial Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73134
(405) 748-5353

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Stores listed as having events, but we do not currently have a team going out to:
Owasso, Pryor, and Bixby. 
(Live there?  Want to help out next time?  Make sure you volunteer off the front page!!)


Spread the word, and we'll see you at a Gamestop SOON!!


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OKgamers 5th Anniversary event - details here: http://www.okgamers.com/forums/index.php/topic,3367.0.html

Rules for Super Smash Brawl and Melee as provided by current OK Smash Community Rep and TO Solidus via this thread.

As far as we know - these are the National standard, or as close as we can get; if there's an issue, please post.

PLEASE BE FAMILIAR WITH THESE RULES, ASK QUESTIONS IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND SOMETHING!
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Super Smash Brothers Brawl Rules

Stages

Neutral Stages for Singles and Doubles
Smashville
Final Destination
Battlefield
Yoshi's Story
Lylat Cruise
Pokemon Stadium 1
Castle Siege

Counterpick stages for Singles and Doubles
Brinstar
Frigate
Norfair
Rainbow Cruise,
Halberd,
Delfino,
Pictochat,
Pokemon Stadium 2

All other stages are banned. If both players/teams agree on any stage you may play on it.

Stage Striking will be in effect for the first match of each set. The player with the lower port will get to choose the first strike. After each match, winner bans one stage, loser counterpicks stage, winner chooses character, loser chooses character. Continue until set is complete. Report your results promptly.

You cannot go back to the last stage you won in a set, unless agreed upon by the other player.

Double blind for character selection may be used if a player requests it.

SSBB GENERAL Rules:
3 Stock
8 minute timer
Items are set to "off" and "none"
If the time runs out the victor is determined first by the number of stock remaining. If each player maintains the same number of stock, the victor is determined by damage percentage.
Life stealing is allowed on teams.
All sets with the exception of winner's finals, loser's finals, and the championship are best of 3 matches (best of 5 and above should be played out for any "finals" matches)
In the event of a dispute, controller ports will be selected by Rock-Paper-Scissors.
No player may choose a stage they have already won on in that set unless agreed upon by both players.
In team matches, the ports will be determined in a 1221 fashion; whoever wins the RPS will choose first, then the opposing team will get their ports, and then the teammate of the RPS winner will get the last port.
Any action that can prevent the game from continuing (i.e., freezing, disappearing characters, game reset, etc.) will result in a forfeit of that match for the player that initiated the action. You are responsible for knowing your own character, and must be wary about accidentally triggering one of these effects.
Stalling is banned.

Stalling: The act of deliberately avoiding any and all conflict so that one may make the game unplayable. Running away from an opponent to reach a better position is not stalling, while doing an infinite grab endlessly against a wall is. Planking is. Any infinite chain grabs must end quickly after 300% has been reached so as to prevent excessive stalling.

The Mage's DQ rule is also in effect:
2 Minutes Late: Warning/Loss of first stock
4 Minutes Late: Loss of first match of set
6 Minutes Late: Loss of set

Specific rules:
DeDeDe's Infinite grab: You cannot Chain grab in place (not even once). The small step CG is banned as well. Normal CG is legal.
The Infinite grab-release on ness/lucas is banned (do not even do it once). You must hit them out of the release, do not re-grab.
Metaknight's Infinite Cape glitch is banned.
If a game ends with Bowser doing his suicide klaw and it ends in sudden death, the sudden death will be ignored and that game will count as a win for Bowser.
MetaKnight Ledge Grab Limit Rule - All Metaknight's that enter a match will be under the LGL rule. Metaknights are allowed to grab the ledge a total of 40 times PER MATCH (assuming the game goes to timer). The numbers can be viewed after a match on the results screen. If you exceed the limit even by a single ledge grab you will lose your entire SET.
Metaknight Stage Gliding Rule - Adapted from Xyro77. Metaknight is not allowed to glide under any stage more than 2 times in a row. He must land an attack in order to be able to reset the the stage glide count.
Most of these rules are covered under “stalling” and are simply more articulate iterations of the “no stalling” rule. Judges will be on the tournament floor can be called in at any time to enforce this rule during a match. Play the game and have fun! Don't run/fly around the stage all day, that makes for a boring livestream amirite?

All Brawl rules apply to Brawl Minus side event.


Super Smash Brothers Melee

Stages:

Neutral stages for Singles:
Final Destination
Yoshi's Story
Dreamland
Battlefield
Fountain of Dreams
Pokemon Stadium
DK64

Counterpick stages for singles:
All neutrals
Mute City
Brinstar
Rainbow Cruise

All other stages are banned. If both players agree on any stage you may play on it.

Neutral stages for Doubles:
Final Destination
Yoshi's Story
Dreamland
Battlefield
Pokemon Stadium

Counterpick stages for doubles:
All neutrals
Brinstar
Rainbow Cruise

All other stages are banned. If both teams agree on any stage you may play on it.

Stage Striking will be in effect for the first match of the set. The player with the lower port will get to choose the first strike. After each match, winner bans one stage, loser counterpicks stage, winner chooses character, loser chooses character. Continue until set is complete. Report your results promptly.

You cannot go back to the last stage you won in a set, unless agreed upon by the other player.

Double blind for character selection may be used if a player wants to.

SSBM GENERAL Rules:

Global Rules (apply to all tournaments!)
BRING YOUR OWN CONTROLLER! Any
You are responsible for your own controller and name tag.
Any malfunctions or errors that occur are your responsibility, so bring an extra controller if possible and always check to make sure you're using the correct settings BEFORE a match is played.
If a match is to be restarted due to controller functions, it must be agreed upon by both parties.
Respect the setups and equipment.
Controller mods of ANY kind (short-hop mod, L-trigger mod, etc),
except for cosmetic changes (paint job, different colored plastic, LEDs), are
banned. If you are caught using a banned controller you will be
disqualified from the tournament you are currently participating in.
Turbo or programmed buttons of any kind are banned. You may use third party controllers or pads that have these features, but if you
are suspected of using the banned features you will not be allowed to use that controller any longer.

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Several copies will be present at the tournament.


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So - if you visit the front page of OKgamers - the main content is the current tournaments "active" in the Tournament & Events forum...

When you click on the thread, it takes you to the MOST RECENT POST.

Did that confuse you?  You expect to view the first post - first?  Or, did that make sense?



We've kicked it around over the years, and the more I've thought about new users and learning curves, the more I realize we should probably - not do the latest post?  And go to the FIRST post?

Thoughts?



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Short Notice, but Gamestops across OK WILL be doing Midnight releases of Bulletstorm and Killzone 3!  Make sure you go out and win some AWESOME PRIZES!  I know for a fact the Broken Arrow location is giving away their Killzone bust...  Pretty epic.



Tulsa:
GameStop 6024
(918) 445-7098
7386 S Olympia Ave W Suite B9
Tulsa, OK 74132

GameStop 2501
(918) 298-8962
9669 Riverside Dr
Tulsa, OK 74137

GameStop 5431
(918) 249-1141
7105 S Memorial Dr
Tulsa, OK 74133


BROKEN ARROW:
Gamestop
2419 West Kenosha St., Broken Arrow, OK
(918) 459-0074 ‎


OWASSO:
Gamestop
12401 E 96th Street North, Owasso, OK
(918) 376-2716 ‎


OKC:
GameStop 2723
(405) 843-5649
"1841 Belle Isle Blvd., Suite M"
Oklahoma City, OK 73118

"GameStop & Movies, Too" 3258
(405) 739-0666
"1640 Sooner Rd, Suite E"
Midwest City, OK 73110

"GameStop & Movies, Too" 3002
(405) 787-1099
6300 SW 3rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73128

GameStop 925
(405) 748-5353
2324 W. Memorial Road
Oklahoma City, OK 73134


PRYOR:
Gamestop
149 Steve Barry Boulevard, Pryor, OK
(918) 825-2019 ‎


LOOKING FOR YOUR CITY?  Check their website:
http://www.gamestop.com/gs/landing/events/killzonemid/

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General Chat / I NEED A LIST! 5 years of games from OKgamers...
« on: February 03, 2011, 04:55:47 pm »

Sup guys - I have one here somewhere, but I would like to get your input as well -

WHAT GAMES REPRESENT OKGAMERS TO YOU!
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What have been the last 5 years worth of titles OKgamers worked with?

All of them, even versions of the same IP (Halo, H2, H3, etc).

Listed on the site as a gathering - from Magic / DnD / LAN titles for PC

Convention games - DDR, Naruto, etc.

Active Tournament games - Madden, Halo, SSB, etc.


I need to create the ultimate list of games we've dealt with / had listed on the site over the last 5 years - who can help me start! 

( when you post, take what has been posted before?  And put that in your post to build from - that way it's one big list at the end ;) )


PC -
Battlefield
World of Warcraft


Tabletop -
Risk
Axis and Allies

CCG -
Yugioh
Magic the Gathering


Console -
Super Smash Bros 64
Super Smash Bros Melee
Super Smash Bros Brawl
Soul Calibur 3
Soul Calibur 4
Madden 11, 10, 09, 08, 07
Halo
Halo 2
Halo 3
Halo ODST
Halo Reach

Arcade -
Soul Calibur 3 AE
Dance Dance Revolution (?)
Initial D


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EVENT OVER:  Go here for TOURNAMENT RESULTS / AFTERMATH / PHOTOS / ETC

http://www.okgamers.com/forums/index.php/topic,3367.msg42473.html#msg42473

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Event: OKgamers 5th Anniversary EVENT!
That's right, we are celebrating our 5 years of OKgamers.com improving Oklahoma for gamers!
Come out and celebrate with us - and GET THE REWARDS:
FREE SHIRTS
FREE SWAG
FREE OTHER STUFF??  SURE! 

That's right - for the first time ever - OKgamers giving away FREE OKGAMERS SHIRTS!  First to those that Pre-reg, then if we have more left, to those who are playing in tournaments, etc. 
If nothing else?  Make sure you are present to hear OKgamers.com's BIG ANNOUNCEMENT, it literally shapes the future to come.

LAST YEAR:

Marvel Vs Capcom.  Halo.  Street Fighter.  Smash.  Blaz Blue.  Soul Calibur.
Think your the bestPROVE IT.

Come out and try your luck against some of the best players in the state, and even farther! (Larger events usually get the neighboring states to visit - check the pre-reg!)

***Over 100 prizes to be given out as door prizes and tournament awards!***
OKgamers and TCC working together will be hosting this event, with sponsors coming on board!  Keep an eye on this thread as it'll be changing!
We'll also be having random give out's from various sponsors during the event!  Keep an eye on this thread for more as we lock it in.

We have NATIONAL Sponsors coming on board!!

SPONSORS LIST:
Tulsa Community College - VENUE!
Jinx.com - PRIZES!
Joe Momma's - PRIZES!
OKgamers.com - SWAG / PRIZES!
Track-Scan - PRIZES!
HxC Lan Center - Shirt Sponsor, Hardware!
Verizon Wireless of Tulsa - SWAG/PRIZES!
Dragon Crown Games - Shirt Sponsor!
Game X Change Tulsa - Shirt Sponsor, Prizes!
GameOn Athlete - Stickers
GameOn Apparel - Swag!
Tokyo in Tulsa 2011 - Tulsa's only 3 Day Anime and Japanese Culture Convention! - event tickets

Working up a thirst?  Keep an eye out for the Red Bull Wings Team to stop by and hook up gamers!

*More to be unnamed for now* - PRIZES / SWAG!
More sponsors as we confirm them! (Big list already?  Oh, you won't wont to miss  this event!)


Location:
Tulsa Community College, Metro Campus - 2nd FLOOR COMMONS area - across from Lunch area
909 S. Boston, Tulsa, OK 74119

Google Street View of door (Rotate 180 degrees to see parking.)

*THAT IS THE BEST DOOR = 10th & CINCINNATI* - you go in, go up the elevator or stairs to 2nd Floor, and you are right there!  (PRO TIP: don't take your hardware up stairs!)


Games:
Marvel Vs Capcom 3 - PS3 
Halo Reach - FFA**, 2v2 - xbox 360
Super Street Fighter IV - PS3
SSB Brawl - Wii
SSB Melee - Wii
Forza Motorsport 3 - xbox 360
Soul Calibur 4 - PS3
Blaz Blue - PS3

Verizon will be out with some great wireless mobile gaming to check out!!

WHA - WHY DIDN'T MY GAME GET INCLUDED?
No feedback / hardware / something - go read the planning thread.
OKgamers has spent the last 5 years helping gaming groups we know about in OK; as for this event - no PC Lan?  We know of no PC community in OK that'll work with conventions and events / want to promote / etc - you one, contact us.
Board Games?  Because they have stores to support them, we aren't out to "compete" with businesses and duplicate efforts. 
No DnD - same as Board Games and because we have no DM's on Staff.  No LARP - same as DnD.  No your console game - read above :)
PS3 vs 360 - Console Choice =  we go with the largest community backed event for this - Evo.  They went PS3, so did we. 
(Due to MvC3 issues we've heard about, FUTURE events may be 360; we need to see who is who in the community, and after this event, we'll be discussing it to make sure we are good to go!)


Times:

Setup & Signups open - 11am (tentative) to 12:15pm
Tournament Start time - 12:30pm (tentative)
Halo Reach FFA - 12:30pm
SSB Brawl - 1pm
Forza 3 - 1pm
Blaz Blue - 1pm
SSFIV - 2pm
SSB Melee - 2pm
Halo Reach 2v2 - 3pm
Marvel vs Capcom 3 (MvC3) - 3pm
Soul Calibur 4 - 3pm

SIGNUPS FOR EACH GAME CLOSE 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE GAME IS SCHEDULED TO HAPPEN; be there BEFORE THAT to sign up!!
(ALL TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO DELAY AT THE EVENT, we do what we can, but issues can arise out of our hands; don't arrive late, that helps.)


Cost:
$5 Organization fee - goes towards covering our flyer printing costs, then towards purchashing more 5yr shirts, that will be given away later (ONE TIME FEE) 
$5 per tournament entered - goes towards that games' pot! (PER TOURNAMENT ENTERED)

Those who pre-reg and state they are bringing hardware will be contacted - if they have a full setup, we'll be waiving their $5 organization fee! 
(Yes, if you just show up with a setup, we'll probably use it, and be able to waive your fee - PLEASE work with us to pre-reg though, so we can know how much hardware we are going to see out at the event!)

No location fee - due to TCC's sponsorship!
No spectator fee - due to TCC's sponsorship!

PLAYING IN ONE TOURNAMENT?  That's $10.  Two events would be $15 total entry, etc.

Prizes: 100% of the pots from each game 60/30/10, plus the funds and prizes sponsored! 

WHAT IS SPONSORED?
$100's in Tokyo in Tulsa 2011 MEMBERSHIPS!
$100's in Joe Momma's AWESOMENESS!
$500 in Track Scan Headphones for the Top Halo 2v2 TEAM!
$1000's in OKgamers 5yr Anniversary SHIRTS!
$??? In RED BULL ENERGY DRINKS!
$ MORE IN THE WEEKS TO COME!

Not to mention all the Door Prizes, Facebook "Attend"ed award, and more!  Provided by Jinx, Joe Momma's, The MAXX, Game X Change Tulsa, and MORE!!!!!

READY TO PRE-REGISTER?  WANT TO GET THAT FREE SHIRT?
Click HERE TO PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT, AND WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, GET A FREE T-SHIRT!!!

WANT TO SEE WHO HAS PREREGISTERED?  Click here.

YES - Pre-registering is FREE; all we are doing really is getting an idea of who is coming, how much hardware they are bringing, AND OF COURSE - what SHIRT SIZE YOU WEAR, so we can order the right amount of free 5th anniversary shirts!!!!



WHAT DO I BRING?
If you plan on playing in a tournament - your entry fees in cash and your own controller, as extra controllers will not be present beyond what gamers brought to use themselves.  (Cash?  Yes, sorry, no CC machine here guys lol.)

...and maybe HOODIE MONEY?!  SEE BELOW.


THE MORE HARDWARE WE HAVE - the FASTER THE EVENT CAN GO!

To help things run faster:
Are you bringing hardware?  Please try and show up 15 to 30 minutes BEFORE your game starts so we can set it all up, etc. (USE THE ELEVATOR!!)
Make sure you've read your games tournament rules.
MAKE SURE YOU REVIEWED THE MAP - and you know where your going - 2nd floor area of TCC Metro, as pictured on the map.


RULES for Tournaments:
Halo Reach FFA - on Xbox 360 - Rules Thread
SSB Brawl - on Wii - Rules Thread
Forza 3 - on Xbox 360 - Rules Discussion / decision
Blaz Blue - on PS3 - Rules Thread
SSFIV - on PS3 - Rules Thread
SSB Melee - on Wii - Rules Thread
Halo Reach 2v2 - on Xbox 360 - Rules Thread
Marvel vs Capcom 3 (MvC3) - on Xbox 360- Rules Thread
Soul Calibur 4 - on PS3 - Rules PDF


Did you say HOODIE?
As you may know, OKgamers 2011 shirt design - is what we are giving out FOR FREE AT THIS EVENT TO THOSE THAT PRE-REG, etc! 
We know that in the past, the 2009/2010 design was put out as a hoodie, and was very popular; to not leave you that love hoodies "out in the cold", we are offering this ONE TIME CHANCE to order hoodies AT THIS EVENT!  It'll have the 2011 "OKgamers 5 year Anniversary" design on the front, and then the OKgamers logo on the back, we'll have one there for show.  Black pull over hoodie, white design, just like the 2011 5yr Shirts.  (One Time = we don't have a deal with the printer like we did before, different printer.  So, this is what we can do.)
SO, if you want a 2011 OKgamers hoodie, you'll only be able to order at this event!  We'll be charging you at cost, so if you want to order one, bring cash for your size(s) to order:
S-XL = $17   2X = $20   3X = $21   4X = $22   5X = $23  6X = $24

OKC'ers can work with FurysWrath to get theirs, Tulsa area myself, and we are looking into shipping options for those outside those areas.


Finishing up Rules / New Sponsors / surprises and more - coming soon.

JOIN THE FACEBOOK EVENT! http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=188314924534330
(HELP US SPREAD THE WORD BY JOINING!  AND IF YOU "ATTEND" ON THIS EVENT AND SHOW UP, YOU MAY WIN A SPECIAL PRIZE!)

FLYER ATTACHED BELOW!  Full color, please print and share at your school, work, or home!!   (Okay, now really - was there IF YOU LOGGED IN, now is there for guests, and if you are logged in!)



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Gamers - are you single on this over promoted dating card holiday? 
FORGET V-DAY - let's go MvC-DAY!

Gamestop and OKgamers launches Marvel Vs Capcom 3; come out for the Midnight Release and catch OKgamers at your local Gamestop to grab some Red Bull to power your late night owning and wins!

Come out and catch us while you pick up your copy at these participating locations:

Edmond:
Game Stop
1142 E 2nd St, Edmond, OK 73034
(405) 216-9655


Norman:
Game Stop
3435 W Main St, Norman, OK 73072
(405) 447-3691


Moore:
Moore Gamestop


Tulsa:
(NOT the mall location - one next to Starbucks on corner)
7105 S MEMORIAL DR
TULSA, OK 74133
(918) 249-1141

Gamestop - Broken Arrow Location
2419 West Kenosha St.
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
(918) 459-0074


Midwest City:
GameStop
6707 East Reno Avenue
Midwest City, OK 73110-2147
(405) 741-6220


OKC:
Game Stop
1841 Belle Isle Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73118
(405) 843-5649

Game Stop
1640 S Sooner Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73110
(405) 739-0666

Game Stop
6300 SW 3rd St, Oklahoma City, OK 73128
(405) 787-1099

Game Stop
2324 W Memorial Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73134
(405) 748-5353

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Spread the word, and we'll see you at a Gamestop TONIGHT!!


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So - JUST FOR THE RECORD: I'm not offering to start a clan lol.

I've never been in one, and don't know what sort of requirements there are of you to play - usually I hear people burn out on clans because they are all up on your grill to play, etc, etc... 

Here's what I know:

I enjoy Reach enough to play it pretty regularly - but online with newbs / people you don't know stinks, and I'd rather play with people I know...  but friends are only on so often.

...and thus the idea of a clan / joining / etc came up.

Does anyone know of a good clan locally, or that they'd suggest?

Are clans 110% hardcore, or if you are only "good" - is it okay?  I'm not pulling in 30 kills every game, and I know I'm no Oklahomies / etc - so if a clan you know of is that way, or all clans are that way...  Nevermind :)


But yea.  Eh?



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SHOOTERS?  FIGHTERS?  RACERS?  TABLETOP?  RHYTHM?  OTHER?

What game tournaments do you want to see at the upcoming 3rd Annual 2011 OKgamers / TCC Event?

First - we see what people are talking about, and looking forwards to coming out! 
Then - we see who can help with hardware, etc.  (Bring a console and game, get a discount, etc)

Then we'll promote, and have the event!  (Dates pending - reviewing Feb/March options)


WHAT DO YOU WANT TO COME OUT AND COMPETE IN?




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Gamers - it's a great event touring the US - thought I'd post it up for us:

-- from the Facebook event --

Time:   September 25 at 10:00am - September 26 at 7:00pm
Location:   Woodland Hills Mall - Dillard's Court


You don’t have to beg. You don’t have to plead. And it will cost you absolutely nothing to play.

It’s your chance to get your hands on the newest, hottest games and more. All you have to do is head to Woodland Hills Mall. That’s right. It’s the ultimate gaming experience and it’s coming to Tulsa. Simon Game Play is powered by Coke Zero and sponsored by GameStop. This year’s GamePlay tour includes demonstrations, tournaments, giveaways and more from GameStop, Eidos, Konami, Disney Interactive, SEGA, Namco-Bandai, 2K Play, Southpeak Games and Lucas Arts.

This is your chance to be the first one on your block to experience the newest, hottest games and more. That's Simon GamePlay at Woodland Hills Mall, Saturday, September 25th from 10AM to 9PM, and Sunday, September 26th, from 12pm - 9pm (FB says 7...) for your chance to play the hottest games. Don't miss it.

Don't forget to tell your friends!

Simon Malls. More choices. See More

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See you guys out there!  If you've got an OKgamers shirt, sport it to help spread the word!



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So - I write this, bleary eyed, at 5am to confirm what I had suspected, and what I think others fear would not be the case:

Halo Reach really IS a 5 star game.  It really is awesome.


Disclaimer - I've never played Halo 1, and cannot get all the happiness of "oh wow, X thing is Halo 1", and "Oh, good they went back to Halo 1", etc, etc.


What I do know is?

OKgamers worked with Red Bull and other companies to bring love to the Gamestop Midnight Launch of Halo Reach.  It was a pretty big turn out from what I saw, maybe a bit less than Halo 3.  Which fits - the promotions seem a little bit less, gamers seem a bit less interested - it feels like we just got a 4th Matrix, and everyone is going - huuuh?

Bungie did go out and "knock it out of the park" though, imo.  (Great scenery, awesome toys, interesting refinements.)

Anyway, after the launch, I stumbled in, picked up my copy as well, and went to the house with a few other OKgamers types.  Since it's only CO-OP for 2 screens locally (you can lan/xbl more), and Rislone had to wake up early anyway, Rislone and Eric watched, while Afro and I started campaign.  Slowly, they faded off, but for Fro and I, well...  We were locked.

3+ hours later, the ride was already extensive.  The new weapons, a whole lot of fun.  The experience - way more than the average shooter has been to me in quite some time.  It's been - a real awesome experience.  All the natural game play of Halo 3 seems to be there, with surprising little benefits.  The BR single shot seems to have taken my old BR skills and sniping skills and combined them.  No one talked about the fact the new grenade launcher - can take down ARIAL targets as well!   Over and over again, I found new things to talk about, fun to be had.  The camo - fades on shooting, and moving - balance restored lol.  The armor stuff in campaign also goes away on death - not sure about multi-player yet...

...and the interface?  You can tell they finally got to use an HD layout - not held back by keeping it ready to play on SD tv's.  It's - quite pretty.  Well laid out.  Seemingly, quick and easy to use - I'll know more once I poke around.

I'm an adult, so I've got things to do, and places to be - but man.  I really would love to continue right now.  Blarg to restraint!



In the end - I wanted to just put out a little write up from a gamer who does enjoy the occasional shooter, and has played a lot of Halo 3?  But also - didn't really KNOW if this was going to be big...   And the more I think about reactions, kinda feel a lot of you may have done?  You have been holding back, to see what non-TV people thought?  Well, I'm no pro, but from a fan of Halo 2 and 3, I'm really enjoying this  (Yes, H3 has it's issues, but haven't most of those been resolved with Reach?).  Trust me - get with a friend, check it out yourself a way your happy - I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.



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Gamestop and OKgamers launches Halo Reach Monday night; come out for the Midnight Release and catch OKgamers at your local Gamestop to grab some Red Bull to power your late night fragging!

Come out and catch us while you pick up your copy at these participating locations:

Tulsa:
Gamestop - Woodland Hills Mall
7021 South Memorial Drive
Tulsa, OK 74133-2067
(918) 254-9124

Gamestop - 71st & Memorial
7105 South Memorial Drive
Tulsa, OK 74133-2934
(918) 249-1141


OKC:
Gamestop
1841 Belle Isle Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73118-4226
(405) 843-5649

Gamestop
6300 Southwest 3rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73128-1022
(405) 787-1099

Gamestop
1901 NW Expressway # 2046
Oklahoma City, OK 73118-9229
(405) 843-6968

Gamestop
7640 NW Expressway # 113
Oklahoma City, OK 73132-1621
(405) 728-1395


Spread the word, and we'll see you at a Gamestop soon!


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GAMERS!  You've picked the date, you love your games, now come out and game!

OKgamers is launching it's series of Bi-Monthly Gamer Gatherings - first in the Tulsa area, next month after - OKC, then back again, etc.  ...leading up to our big events at the beginning of 2011!!

What to do at a GG?  Play games, maybe learn a thing while finding new gamers, new games, etc.  It's just like it sounds - an opportunity for gamers to gather.  Sure - we learn what's popular, and gamers can show off - what matters the most though?  BUILDING community - we have gamers in OK, show up and prove what we already know!  :)


WHY SHOW UP?  WHAT IS A GAMING GATHERING?  3 THINGS: What you are playing, getting better at, or even already compete in!

SHOW WHAT WE PLAY - A chance to prove what gaming communities we have locally to support!  Your game get no event support - CHANGE THAT!  Bring out your favorite game!  What are you playing?  What area you into?  What are you looking for competition?!? 
(support?  As in, once we see games have a following through attending these?  We can add them at future events OKgamers works with like Conventions, Tournaments, gatherings, etc!!)

WHAT WE CAN LEARN - It's also a chance to grow at the games we love - talk to local gamers, share tips, and brush up on your game!  Want better online victories?  Want to travel to that next tournament?  Brush up here!  Maybe even find carpools to events!!

COMMUNITY BUILDING - Play a game but don't know if ANYONE ELSE DOES?  Part of an online gaming community, but don't know anyone locally?  Does your community need events to gather at?! 

SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THIS EVENT; make this your communities next event, bring out your game, and use it as a platform to find more gamers!


(And bonus and obvious 4th - to spread the word about OKgamers.com existing as a Oklahoma's gamer source of info for tournaments and local competition!)

DISCLAIMERS?
Tulsa = Area, as Funhouse is like 3 feet into Jenks, technically :)
Arcade = it's at an Arcade, please don't bring cabinets :)
PC LAN = we have the space, and a few PC'ers, we'll see!

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DATE:  Sunday - 10/10/10
TIMES: 1pm to 9pm(ish)
LOCATION: Funhouse at the Riverwalk
500 Riverwalk Terrace, Suite 100
Tulsa, Ok 74037


http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=500+Riverwalk+Terrace,+Suite+100+74037&ie=UTF8&om=1&hq=&hnear=Riverwalk+Terrace,+Jenks,+Tulsa,+Oklahoma+74037&t=h&z=15&iwloc=A


GAMES?  See below for what is being brought for sure.  Bringing something else - post so we all know!

COST: 10$ - Like most events, there is a location fee - we are also pooling a fee to get PIZZA AND DRINKS!

FREE FOOD: YES!  We'll do 2 orders around 2:30 pm, and 6pm!

FREE TOKENS:  Yup, the 10$ fee gets you 10$'s in tokens - spend it on DDR, Initial D, Time Crisis, Soul Calibur 3AE, and other fun video games, as well as ticket games they have at that venue.

TOURNAMENT COSTS?  Ha ha, no.  This is purely freeplay fun times - like an event gaming room - without the event.  Bring enough setups, and we can do some fun free events, but we'll focus on having freeplay options always open!

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So - we just bring our favorite stuff out and play?  Yup.  Just like a potluck Tournament style event, only this time - no console or game RESTRICTIONS!!  You want to bring out DBZ - feel free.  You want to play the 360 version of Street Fighter - bring it. 

It seems simple - and it is.  The more gamers get out, and play against each other, the more fun they have.  The more friends they make.  And if they are competitive, the better they get. 

...the more gamers we prove we have out there, the bigger events we can have in the future, and more sponsors will care too :)

CASUAL GAMERS = finding out local comp, and what is "strong" in this area, gaming wise!
HARDCORE GAMERS = recruit more tournament competition, and find locals interested in getting better!
ONLINE COMMUNITIES = Use this as YOUR event!  Promote it online, to friends, etc - then bring out some setups and play! 
(Local gamers are looking for games to play, promote your game and find more comp!)

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CURRENT LIST OF GAMES EXPECTED TO SHOW UP (edited as people post!):

Console:
SUPER SMASH BROS  - 64 - YES!, Melee maybe?  Brawl - YES!
Halo Reach x 2
Tekken 6?
Blaz Blue CS
Soul Calibur 4 - PS3
SC 4/ Street Fighter 4 - Xbox

PC LAN:
SC2?
(Waiting on LAN'ers lol)


IDEA'S FOR WHAT TO BRING / WISHLIST:
More Fighters - like  DOA, or what ever you play.
SPORTS GAMES?!  Madden fans, it'd be nice to see a setup!
RACING FANS - DO YOU EVEN EXIST?!  Prove it here.
FPS - you take up a lot of room; we'll take the first few 2v2 or 4v4 setups that post RSVP'ing the space - but don't expect to take up half the place unless that's all people show up to play :)


WHAT - NO CCG / TABLETOP / [email protected]
We could probably get a LARP going, but haven't seen interest outside of conventions.
CCG and Tabletop - have game shops all across the state, your communities are set!  OKgamers volunteer staff also do not throw competing events with businesses - and well, CCG/Tabletop is pretty hooked up ya know :)

...that said?  IF THERE IS INTEREST - and no conflicts (games not rep'ed locally at stores), we'll check space!

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WRAP UP - WHAT DO YOU DO NOW?
Spread the word to friends!  Know someone that that complains there is nothing to do, shut them up with this! 
Bring your 10$, and BYOC = BRING YOUR OWN CONTROLLER, as they'll be limited as always.
Got a favorite game - bring it out!  We'll have some tube TV's free; but a setup is a TV, Console and game!  We'll have power strips, tables and chairs!


MORE GAMES - coming soon.
PRINTABLE FLYER - CLICK HERE - please print a few and put them up somewhere!
FACEBOOK EVENT - OFFICIAL EVENT CLICK HERE!
AWESOMENESS = 10/10/10!



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UPDATE - 10/10/10 DATE CHOSEN!  EVENT THREAD UP -

http://www.okgamers.com/forums/index.php/topic,3187.0.html

THIS THREAD CLOSED!
----------- old info:

Gamers!  You've heard talks, mentions, and conversations about OKgamers going back to a focus on COMMUNITY; sure, tournaments are great!  But when you attend tournaments without knowing the competition?  Without appreciating the community that's there competing?  You don't get the value out of it you should; you don't get that feeling a local tournament can give.

So - OKgamers is launching it's series of Bi-Monthly gatherings - first in the Tulsa area, next month after - OKC, then back again, etc.  ...leading up to our big events at the beginning of 2011!!


WHAT IS A GAMING GATHERING?  THREE THINGS:

WHAT WE PLAY - A chance to show what communities we have locally to support!  Bring out your favorite game!  What are you playing?  What area you into?  What are you looking for competition?!?

WHAT WE CAN LEARN - It's also a chance to grow at the games we love - talk to local gamers, share tips, and brush up on your game!

COMMUNITY BUILDING - Have a gaming community, but need to build it?  SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THIS EVENT; make this your communities next event, bring out your game, and use it as a plantform to find more gamers!

(And bonus and obvious 4th - to spread the word about OKgamers.com existing as a Oklahoma's gamer source of info for tournaments and local competition!)

Console.  PC LAN?  We are down - join us! 


...but first?  WE NEED A DATE!

Our first Tulsa area Gaming Gathering will be held at Funhouse on a Sunday - we'll have 1 week to figure out what date is best - so vote on the poll and let us know!! 

Come back in a week; we'll have a set date, and start talking about what games to look out for!




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BLUE SITE?  WHA?!

Welcome to OKgamers.com - like the rest of Oklahoma - we are under construction :)


Although, unlike my part of Yale Avenue, OKgamers.com will be new and improved in no time!

New Main Site design
New forum additions
Facebook Like and Share
Facebook Login / Connect for your account  (never forget your password again...)

Etc, etc!!


This - is our first step towards that - new forum design blue?  We'll get that fixed.

IN THE MEAN TIME!  Login, and then hit that lovely Facebook Connect button to connect your OKgamers forum account to your Facebook!  Great like button options, as well as never having to worry about 2 passwords!

(Having problems?  Check out Fury's Tutorial!! - Still having issues?  Post here and let us know!)


...and keep your eyes on OKgamers.com for more updates and news!




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