Scary game night Feat. Face your fears on the Oculus.
Gamers Enjoyed Tabletop, VR, Nerf Wars and More at SoonerCon 26
Gamers are recovering this week from another successful SoonerCon. The 26th year of this convention took place June 23 – 25 at the Reed Conference Center in Midwest City.
SoonerCon is an annual grassroots pop culture convention that focuses on local artists, authors, sci-fi and fantasy fan groups, cosplay and gaming. Gaming at the convention is mostly tabletop focused with a few retro video game consoles presented by the Oklahoma Retro Gaming Society, Oculus virtual reality and PC gaming presented by Microsoft and Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator provided by Raphael “Bubba” Dean Wilson.
The convention also offers outdoor games such as Nerf wars, Muggle Quidditch, live-action role plays, stick horse jousting and Hungry Hungry Humans (a life-sized Hungry Hungry Hippos game). All sales of Nerf guns and ammo went to the charity NAMI Oklahoma to improve mental health services.
FTWeekend: Smash Melee, Board Games, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Oculus and Werewolf LARP
It was a short week for many, that means the weekend is already here. Worried you didn’t make plans? Good thing we’ve got some exciting gaming events for you to check out.
11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday, June 3
Dice Addiction, 4622 E. 11th St., Tulsa
Do you think it’s possible to overdose on Smash? You can certainly try at Dice Addiction Tulsa’s new monthly melee: Smash Overdose. This first tournament will have singles and doubles with $50 pot bonus for each. Put your skills to the test. Learn more.
Oculus Tournament – The Unspoken
Join us at Microsoft Store at Penn Square Mall Saturday June 3rd to put your VR skills to the test in The Unspoken on the Oculus Rift. Manipulate the environment around you with the powerful arcane forces that flow through your fingertips, summon eldritch monstrosities with your bare hands, and rise up through the ranks of an urban magic fight club.
Compete against other attendees for the grand prize. Prize to be determined by number of attendees (spectators and participants), so be sure to invite your friends.
Must be 13+ to enter with a parent or legal guardian present. No purchase necessary to win. Space is limited. Register online. See store for details.
Oklahoma Gamers Make Magic in Virtual Reality Competition
Muggles may not have been aware but magic duels happened Saturday, May 14 across the nation, including Tulsa and Oklahoma City. Don’t be alarmed! All spell casting was contained within the virtual world.
The Unspoken Virtual Reality Tournament brought 12 players to compete one vs. one using Oculus Rift and Touch at The Microsoft Store Penn Square Mall in Oklahoma City. This store was one of 80 participating in the U.S. and Canada, including The Microsoft Store Woodland Hills in Tulsa.
“Microsoft partnered with Oculus and Asus to put on the tournament so we can offer the semi-grand prize of going to New York and the grand prize of upwards of $5,000 for a local winner,” said Dani Rippy, community development specialist for Microsoft Store Penn Square Mall. [Read more…]
FTWeekend: L2P Magic, Super Bit Wars 5, The Unspoken VR Tournament and LVL Up
Don’t forget to kiss your mamas and bring them out for some sweet gaming events this Mother’s Day. Moms game too, you know?
DZ School of Magic and Novice League
School of Magic: 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Saturday, May 13
Novice League: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, May 13
DZ Comics And Gaming, 625 N. Moore Ave., Moore
Wondering what this Magic: The Gathering thing is all about? Now’s your chance to learn with Master Chris. He’ll teach you the basic mechanics and strategies for this popular card game. Learn more. Once you’ve got the basics down, stick around for Magic Novice League. $3 entry goes toward booster prize pack. It’s a great place to practice your new skills. Learn more.
The Unspoken: Play to Win
Compete in The Unspoken VR Tournament at Microsoft Store Woodland Hills for a chance to win more than $7,500 in prizes, plus a trip to NYC for the finals.
An action-packed VR title from Insomniac Games, The Unspoken lets you step inside an urban magic fight club. With the Oculus Rift headset and Touch controllers, you can cast spells with your own hands and battle opponents with the sense of presence only possible in VR.
Register here or check out our other participating locations: http://ocul.us/2pazczv
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open only to legal residents of the United States and Canada excluding Quebec. Open to players 13+, some restrictions apply. Round 1 ends 5/13/17. For details, see http://www.oculus.com/unspoken-tournament or your local Microsoft Store.
The Unspoken Esports VR Tournament, Grand Finals in NYC
REGISTER HERE: www.oculus.com/unspoken-tournament
Join us at your local Microsoft Store for the opportunity to compete in the first-ever Virtual Reality Esports program, brought to you by Oculus and powered by ASUS.
Compete against North America in The Unspoken – an Oculus Touch-enabled 1v1 fighting and action multiplayer game that pulls players into a hidden world of spellcasting and magician’s duels.
The program will begin with a LAN tournament at your local Microsoft Store on 5/13, with the winner of each Store returning on 5/20 for the Regional Round 2 tournament against other Microsoft Stores online. The winning player from eight regions will be flown to New York City to compete at the flagship Microsoft Store on 5th Ave for $5,000 in prizes and the unique opportunity to call themselves the Oculus Unspoken Champion.
Prizes for this Round 1 include a copy of The Unspoken game and $100 in Oculus Store credit. Prizes for Round 2 include $150 and a trip to NYC for the winner, and $100 for the Runner Up.
* NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open only to legal residents of the United States and Canada excluding Quebec. Open to players 13+, some restrictions apply. Round 1 ends 5/13/17. For details, see www.oculus.com/unspoken-tournament or your local Microsoft Store
Oculus VR Multiplayer Event
Join us at your local Microsoft Store for the opportunity to experience multiplayer Virtual Reality. Compete against a friend, family member, or Microsoft Store employee in The Unspoken – an Oculus Touch-enabled 1v1 fighting and action multiplayer game that pulls players into a hidden world of spellcasting and magician’s duels. Enter for a chance to win cool prizes! Must be 13+ with parent or guardian to participate.