Iowa: Maize of Defeat

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  • Lazy_AlchemistLazy_Alchemist Joined: Posts: 102
    Didn't know Waterloo had an arcade. I've passed through there a few times on my way to Cedar Rapids, but all I got out of it was their awesome radio stations.
  • kintkint Minty Joined: Posts: 48
    Lemee know when you find an arcade with a pinball machine.
  • Blank MauserBlank Mauser Joined: Posts: 94
    I'm liking SFxT more then Marvel right now. Out of the 3 mainstream Capcom games, it doesn't have the "comeback mechanic" built-in.

    The gem for that will be available later.
  • GrogGrog discombobulatingly Joined: Posts: 3,617
    Lemee know when you find an arcade with a pinball machine.
    Such a dying breed, outside of Bryon's house I don't know where to find any in Des Moines. I'm pretending Family Fun Center aka Tokens doesn't exist because fuck that place.
    no one cares syxx

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  • ngamer3kngamer3k Ground-Type Joined: Posts: 355
    Lemee know when you find an arcade with a pinball machine.

    Yo, the Cedar Rapids Bowling Center has two pinball machines. One of which is the very fun Avatar machine. Check it out.
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  • HogoshaHogosha SHUT UP AND TAKE MY GEMS. Joined: Posts: 1,217
    Yo, the Cedar Rapids Bowling Center has two pinball machines. One of which is the very fun Avatar machine. Check it out.
    Someone told me there's a CR bowling alley with a DDR machine. This it? And, if so...

    ...WE NEED TO GO BOWLING AFTER THE NEXT MONTHLY.
  • citiescities Loc: Lake Charles, LA/Des Moines, IA Joined: Posts: 1,421
    New job in Austin, had a great time in Iowa, nice meeting you guys, hope to be back again in a few years
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  • ngamer3kngamer3k Ground-Type Joined: Posts: 355
    Someone told me there's a CR bowling alley with a DDR machine. This it? And, if so...

    ...WE NEED TO GO BOWLING AFTER THE NEXT MONTHLY.

    It's not this one, the other bowling alley has DDR I believe. The Galaxy movie theater has ITG.
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  • KlaigeKlaige Warren Sapporris! Joined: Posts: 962
    Yo, the Cedar Rapids Bowling Center has two pinball machines. One of which is the very fun Avatar machine. Check it out.

    Valley West Pub (my local watering hole) has that machine, that thing is cheap as fuck!
    No one cares Syxx.
  • HogoshaHogosha SHUT UP AND TAKE MY GEMS. Joined: Posts: 1,217
    The Galaxy movie theater has ITG.
    I prefer music that doesn't suck when I stomp my arrows.
  • GrogGrog discombobulatingly Joined: Posts: 3,617
    Someone told me there's a CR bowling alley with a DDR machine. This it? And, if so...

    ...WE NEED TO GO BOWLING AFTER THE NEXT MONTHLY.

    DDRFreak.com 10 year reunion let's do it.
    no one cares syxx

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  • kintkint Minty Joined: Posts: 48
    Yo, the Cedar Rapids Bowling Center has two pinball machines. One of which is the very fun Avatar machine. Check it out.

    Figures the places I would never go is the place one would be. Gonna check it (probably both alleys now) out, thanky much~ ^__^
  • XiangXiang The Old Man Joined: Posts: 594
    Fuck no I don't.
    Ditto to that.
  • kdotlokdotlo SoulFist Joined: Posts: 21
    Also, I've heard that people were recently blowing up SFxT saying it's a shit game. Who gives a fuck, you all play marvel and that game is shittier than anything.

    Comparing SFxT and Marvel is like comparing cat poop to dog poop.
    "Defeating you takes less effort than smacking a baby." - Akuma
  • kdotlokdotlo SoulFist Joined: Posts: 21
    Also, shoutouts to Sac Liquor.
    "Defeating you takes less effort than smacking a baby." - Akuma
  • Lazy_AlchemistLazy_Alchemist Joined: Posts: 102
    Dude...

    Sac Liquor and there's, in all fucking seriousness, a shut down liquor store called P.P. Liquor. I'm not making this up.

    I'll upload a photo next time I get the chance to take one.
  • GrogGrog discombobulatingly Joined: Posts: 3,617
    Also, shoutouts to Sac Liquor.
    It'll put hair on your chin.
    no one cares syxx

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  • ddrtddrt whoooaaaaaaaaaaa! Joined: Posts: 74
    Someone told me there's a CR bowling alley with a DDR machine. This it? And, if so...

    ...WE NEED TO GO BOWLING AFTER THE NEXT MONTHLY.
    It's at westdale bowl. Also, the mill in Iowa city has two pinball machines.

    EDIT: If I organized a barfights and found out how to stream it would any of you come and drink and eat and stuff? As long as it's a sweet as bar with a giant screen? I've been talking with a bartender at a place… but don't want to do it unless a bunch of ppl came.
  • Carbin2012Carbin2012 Joined: Posts: 10
    It's at westdale bowl. Also, the mill in Iowa city has two pinball machines.

    EDIT: If I organized a barfights and found out how to stream it would any of you come and drink and eat and stuff? As long as it's a sweet as bar with a giant screen? I've been talking with a bartender at a place… but don't want to do it unless a bunch of ppl came.

    I'd be down to go.
  • Lazy_AlchemistLazy_Alchemist Joined: Posts: 102
    I've been saving up to build a second PC that's focused on streaming. If I ever get involved with any of you guys, I could see what I can do about getting some matches online.
  • DTJBDTJB Lazy Man's Artist Joined: Posts: 1,282
    Hey guys, really want to go to UFGT this year and I want to see if anyone wants to carpool down. Not too keen on driving myself and I only want to fly down as a last resort. I'll split gas/hotel with you.
    Working hard to get noticed.
    Put something in the music threads, good chance I'll like it.
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  • KamigKamig BERSERKER FUCKING SLASH! Joined: Posts: 108
    So SRK decided I didn't need notifications for this thread anymore... about 6 pages ago. Here I thought everyone just stopped posting.

    I thought I was the only one, totally forgot about this thread until today.

    Also, I've heard that people were recently blowing up SFxT saying it's a shit game. Who gives a fuck, you all play marvel and that game is shittier than anything.


    People will play what they want and everyone has their own opinions. I like both, but I like Marvel more because of my Vs. background. Not trying to start drama or anything, but weren't you the guy at the first few Cedar Rapids monthlies that said you loved Skrull? If you hate marvel then why is you avatar Skrull?

    Edit: I have been dying to get a stream going at some local Iowa tourney or casuals session, commentary and all. I will most likely be going to UFGT.
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  • DTJBDTJB Lazy Man's Artist Joined: Posts: 1,282
    I will most likely be going to UFGT.
    :eek: !!! Interested in doing a carpool?
    Working hard to get noticed.
    Put something in the music threads, good chance I'll like it.
    3S: Makoto - KOF13: Terry/Shen/Kula - USF4: Adon - VS: Felicia
  • XiangXiang The Old Man Joined: Posts: 594
    EDIT: If I organized a barfights and found out how to stream it would any of you come and drink and eat and stuff? As long as it's a sweet as bar with a giant screen? I've been talking with a bartender at a place… but don't want to do it unless a bunch of ppl came.

    Depending on where, I'd be down for moving the monthlies to something like that. When I first started them last year, we did them at a bar on Sundays. I like bar setups, but because it was on a Sunday (and was kind of a shitty bar) a lot of people couldn't show...

    ...which brings me to the next monthly. PowerUp is the weekend of the 13th (as is Joker's tournament), and there are MTG events both Saturdays after that, so the next monthly has to be on a Sunday, unfortunately. The 22nd, to be exact. I'll post up the thread as soon as I get home.

    Also, I'm going to UFGT for sure, although I'm not 100% sure on how many people plan on carpooling with me. If you guys can organize something yourselves, I would recommend that, but once plans start to get finalized, I can let everyone know what's up and how many spots we have.
  • Phill_BawggzPhill_Bawggz Joined: Posts: 10
    Hey guys, really want to go to UFGT this year and I want to see if anyone wants to carpool down. Not too keen on driving myself and I only want to fly down as a last resort. I'll split gas/hotel with you.
    Im interested for sure man
  • Dracula_XDracula_X unblockable Joined: Posts: 918
    sfxt may be silly, but i am having fun with it. Which is saying something since the only games i have fun with anymore are ones very few around here play (Garou, yeah kevin is dumb as hell but he can be dealt with, Last blade 2, HNK, Gear, 3s), some other random ones. KoF is about as good as it gets for fighters nowadays i think. Till Gear drops anyway. That'll probably be all i play for a while. Random post at 6 :45am.

    If i ever manage to get a weekend off i gotta try and hang in des moines again. or make it out to some tournament.

    Also random but for whatever reason MK9 is very popular in the tiny town of prarie city. And i get to run tournaments for it every monday night at a local computer repair shop/ wi-fi hot spot. Mainly cause i'm the only person here that has any arcade sticks but at least i get paid for my time. Game is silly but fun.

    Charlie you still using the black stick/tentacle monster? if not i may need it back for a bit.
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  • MURPHAGATOR!MURPHAGATOR! Go! Go! Zeppeli! Joined: Posts: 676
    Today is the one year anniversary of the day I was almost run over by a horse and buggy. Just throwin that out there.
  • Carbin2012Carbin2012 Joined: Posts: 10
    Today is the one year anniversary of the day I was almost run over by a horse and buggy. Just throwin that out there.
    Really? Today is the 1 year anniversary i almost ran someone over with a horse and buggy...
  • MURPHAGATOR!MURPHAGATOR! Go! Go! Zeppeli! Joined: Posts: 676
    Depending on where, I'd be down for moving the monthlies to something like that. When I first started them last year, we did them at a bar on Sundays. I like bar setups, but because it was on a Sunday (and was kind of a shitty bar) a lot of people couldn't show...

    ...which brings me to the next monthly. PowerUp is the weekend of the 13th (as is Joker's tournament), and there are MTG events both Saturdays after that, so the next monthly has to be on a Sunday, unfortunately. The 22nd, to be exact. I'll post up the thread as soon as I get home.

    Also, I'm going to UFGT for sure, although I'm not 100% sure on how many people plan on carpooling with me. If you guys can organize something yourselves, I would recommend that, but once plans start to get finalized, I can let everyone know what's up and how many spots we have.

    Oh yea before I forget, several of us from Des Moines won't be able to come if this is held on a Sunday. Obviously it's your event and you can run it however you need to, but I really think Sundays are a pretty rough day for events and you might want to consider just waiting till the first week in May or something along those lines.



    Also the horse-and-buggy thing isn't even an April Fools joke, it actually did happen.
  • XiangXiang The Old Man Joined: Posts: 594
    Yeah, I figured that might be the case. Unfortunately, there's no other Saturday that would work for April. I'm perfectly fine holding off until May for the next one, but we're still penciled in for the 22nd.

    For those who would be able to make it on the 22nd, what would you rather do? Wait until May for the next one or do it on the 22nd? Either way, we'll still have a monthly in May, and it might even be that first weekend; the question is more to figure out whether it's worth it to run anything in April.
  • HogoshaHogosha SHUT UP AND TAKE MY GEMS. Joined: Posts: 1,217
    Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is a solid competitive game.
  • kintkint Minty Joined: Posts: 48
    2nd time, no murder involved, doesn't make national news.

    Decided to play KoF on the pad from here on out. Unless something happens I'll make it to DBQ Tuesday.
  • Name v.5.0Name v.5.0 Joined: Posts: 124
    Yeah, I figured that might be the case. Unfortunately, there's no other Saturday that would work for April. I'm perfectly fine holding off until May for the next one, but we're still penciled in for the 22nd.

    For those who would be able to make it on the 22nd, what would you rather do? Wait until May for the next one or do it on the 22nd? Either way, we'll still have a monthly in May, and it might even be that first weekend; the question is more to figure out whether it's worth it to run anything in April.

    Should be an ok day for a mini tourney. Although i might be getting my wisdom teeth out that weekend. Dont know yet for sure. Do what you must and i'll show if i can.
  • Blank MauserBlank Mauser Joined: Posts: 94
    Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is a solid competitive game.

    Worst April Fools day ever...
  • HogoshaHogosha SHUT UP AND TAKE MY GEMS. Joined: Posts: 1,217
    Decided to play KoF on the pad from here on out. Unless something happens I'll make it to DBQ Tuesday.
    Glad to hear you'll be in the neighborhood. :)

    Speaking of which, same time and place in Dubuque this Tuesday. 6:00, UMVC3 first ($3) and KOF13 after ($2 unless no one plays ;_; ).
  • ddrtddrt whoooaaaaaaaaaaa! Joined: Posts: 74
    People will play what they want and everyone has their own opinions. I like both, but I like Marvel more because of my Vs. background. Not trying to start drama or anything, but weren't you the guy at the first few Cedar Rapids monthlies that said you loved Skrull? If you hate marvel then why is you avatar Skrull?

    Edit: I have been dying to get a stream going at some local Iowa tourney or casuals session, commentary and all. I will most likely be going to UFGT.
    Yeah, I was that guy. Not sure what else to say.
    Depending on where, I'd be down for moving the monthlies to something like that. When I first started them last year, we did them at a bar on Sundays. I like bar setups, but because it was on a Sunday (and was kind of a shitty bar) a lot of people couldn't show...

    ...which brings me to the next monthly. PowerUp is the weekend of the 13th (as is Joker's tournament), and there are MTG events both Saturdays after that, so the next monthly has to be on a Sunday, unfortunately. The 22nd, to be exact. I'll post up the thread as soon as I get home.

    Also, I'm going to UFGT for sure, although I'm not 100% sure on how many people plan on carpooling with me. If you guys can organize something yourselves, I would recommend that, but once plans start to get finalized, I can let everyone know what's up and how many spots we have.

    Pretty sure most of it depends on if ppl will drink and eat or not. The bar wants the people but not if they're just going to hang out and sit there so I don't know if everyone would be down for that. I know, from the past times at the bar at the first tournament I went to, that no one really wanted to drink or eat. So I don't know how well that'll go over. I know two things: 1.) it will be on a Friday evening or a Saturday afternoon/evening (based off of demand and avail) 2.) I want it to be awesome, so that's the hardest part.

    As far as plans for that barfights I've got a ton. I'm not the best at playing the games but I know what's hype so I've got some ideas. For example: possibly some exibition matches in older games with money prizes. eeeh? anyone interested?

    In regards to UFGT:
    Hey, hit me up on FB with some carpool details. I'm sure I can help out as long as you get me dates and stuff. I'll bring my friend Jake, the dude who got second in that one MK tourny. He's pretty good at SFxT and a few others so we'll be wanting to go to UFGT depending on the date. I know I'm going to EVO this year so if you guys have plans… I'm most likely getting my own room at a casino because my dad has a lot of comps in Las Vegas. Also probably flying allegiant because they've got dirt cheap flights.

    EDIT: changed from sunday to saturday, don't know why I put sunday up there.
  • XiangXiang The Old Man Joined: Posts: 594
    Actually, most people bought drinks and food when I had it at the bar. Not everyone, of course, but at least half of the people that showed up usually got at least a soda; however, because we were doing Genghis rendezvouses at that time (something we haven't done in a while), many people held out for that. Also, I know there's at least a few people that joined us for those just to drink and watch, but they didn't enter. I can name at least three people I know that would do that, meaning we'd be able to provide drunkards who would run up tabs.

    That being said, I can think of a couple of issues that were of concern to me at the time, things you might want to think about:

    1) How much is a basic bar burger basket and such? Gamers aren't picky eaters, but they are picky spenders. If it's not cheap, they won't buy it even if they are hungry.

    2) How much space does the bar have to offer? Let's say you get a good turnout and games run into the 6 or even 7 o'clock hour. Big-time bar crowds won't be out until 8 or 9, but you don't want to be bumping elbows with them and fighting for space. Shit never goes well, I promise.

    FYI, for UFGT, my ride is full. Although, I did get a reservation through Hertz Fri-Mon for $90, which is a good deal, so if you're looking for a rental, I would advise there unless you have coups somewhere else.
  • Name v.5.0Name v.5.0 Joined: Posts: 124
    man I gotta see where the funds are at. I would love to go to UFGT....Those infinity gauntlets are kinda silly looking though :-P
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  • MURPHAGATOR!MURPHAGATOR! Go! Go! Zeppeli! Joined: Posts: 676
    man I gotta see where the funds are at. I would love to go to UFGT....Those infinity gauntlets are kinda silly looking though :-P

    Good to know I'm not the only person who didn't really care for them.
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