Don's Arcade aka Astro City: Torrance/Carson Fridays 8pm-3am

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  • DanderDander BANNED Joined: Posts: 7,227
    In an attempt to spark up some conversation and maybe an ice breaker for next time Don hosts I offer you guys this:

    The Two Things about Computer Programming - The Fishbowl

    The Two Things

    To those of you that don't want to read or don't have the time to read it says something along the lines of:

    "...For every subject, there are really only two things you really need to know. Everything else is the application of those two things, or just not important."

    What are your two things for 3s/sf4. This is to get you to see the game as your opponents see the game and give you a much more broad look at the game as a result of opening your mind. You can watch and try to do as your favorite player does, but you'll never know why he does what does unless you get your head out your own ass and take a peak in his, no homo hahaha.

    The why is fundamental. It is only when you learn the "why" that you will be able to truly learn. Otherwise you are just imitating and an imitation is only a cheap copy. Strive to be.

    My two are Anticipation and Execution. If you want to know why, you'll have to ask.

    Hope this doesn't come off as stupid and if it does, just say so. This is an open forum and I'm sure Don and crowd will agree with me when I say we would like to hear what you have to say.

    Expect a few trollish replies but don't let them get you down, they are there to keep you from learning or encourage you to learn. Those are two things to being a troll, btw.

    Let's do this, ladies.


    (if this is all worded funny, I'm sorry. I have been reading through some philosophy books as of late and am currently working through the Tao Te Ching. Speaking of which, anybody here up on their eastern philosophy? I would love to learn a thing or two from you guys.)
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  • DanderDander BANNED Joined: Posts: 7,227
    biiiiiiiiiiiitttttcchhhhhhhheessssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!!


    http://zachd.com/dander/

    here's that link you reuested Don. I haven't touched it since 08 when I first put it up because I forgot the n:p and am too scared to ask preppy for it haha. If I can remember it, or muster up the courage to ask him, I'll work on a nice little layout for us to work with and maybe Vince can help me with organizing the database. Nothing too fancy, of course. Might just end up being links to Don's Arcade matches or Links to youtube's of said matches. Maybe some inspirational blurbs or whatever they're called. I'll see if Vince is interested.

    Would this sound like a good idea to any of you? Do we have any other artists in the group? I can draw but I'm more of a lines kinda person, if we got any people good at coloring, I'm down for a collaboration.

    Also, would any of you guys recommend a good c++ book to go off of? I don't think like these online resources. They are too...bleh.
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  • Naked_SnakeNaked_Snake Joined: Posts: 604
    Holy balls programming, keep it away from me. Would be nice if we could do one of those things where we could record matches for people that have in mind to get better and watch their own replays of people here, but I don't think we even have enough space for that, and it was just day one of the "new regime" so interest could be all over. I'm all for trying to level up people, but the interest and desire has to be there in order for anything to work beyond two weeks.

    And muzras, appreciate the looking out for the COD return, but I got someone that's gonna give me some cold cash for the game; it beats the return store credit since bills is more useful. Thanks again for the offered help. :tup:
  • iClimaxediClimaxed Joined: Posts: 24
    You weren't angry late night blanka were you?

    As for the rest of you...

    Hey man we need to all introduce ourselves somehow Don. Everything is too tense, we need more laughter in that mug. It's easier to take tips from a clown than it would be from a giant standing over your bruised ego. This is in regards to both 3s and sf4. To those of you one here that know those guys don't have an account here. Do your best to get them to make one so that we can all get to know each other a little better. We are a team. Or rather we gotta be, if we plan on improving. No more angry nerdom. I am partly to blame for that. Ok mostly to blame for that.

    Definitely this. There were a lot of times I would sit down to play a game against somebody, and I'll say "Hi, my name is Jay". I'll usually get a bland "hello" back and the rest of the game would be silence.
  • Naked_SnakeNaked_Snake Joined: Posts: 604
    That's just because I don't like you Jay. JUST KIDDING.

    And Lenin, I watched one of the videos up on that site, and god damnit. I just remembered I had that beanie and it was stolen from me at Cerritos. I hate that place so much now, THAT WAS MY FAVORITE ONE.

    Also, I'm thinking of my two essentials. I'll get back at that later.
  • DanderDander BANNED Joined: Posts: 7,227


    oh yeah and here is proof that these games can still be fun at a high level.

    I was crying of laughter all through out. I think the last one was my favorite though. That one or the akuma that did fierce x lk spin kick walk up fireball

    the music doesn't help in restraining that laughter either!
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  • Naked_SnakeNaked_Snake Joined: Posts: 604
    Dunno, the Yun vs Urien with Yun throwing himself literally into the aegis FTL struck something fierce in me. That one, and the Makoto command grab follow up fails.
  • LuLu SmacKsLuLu SmacKs Sleepy Time Joined: Posts: 413
    Hey Don do you have wireless internet? I'd really like to stream at your place. Preferably thirds strike or super turbo if possible.
    I like specials.
  • DanderDander BANNED Joined: Posts: 7,227
    We're not shoving anything down anyone's throat. The community here is divided as it is. Reducing the number of groups from 10 to 3, The want-to-get-betters, the don't-care-about-getting-betters, and the what's-srk?, is step up in my eyes. If we really are successful and the value of coming together becomes more apparent through our play and attitude, I'm sure even the What's-SRK's will come around. And if they still don't change their minds, well at least this way we'll all be able to respect one another wishes and have a few laughs while doing so.

    We are not in High School anymore. We are all as nerdy as the guy to your left or to your right. We are one. Stop segregating yourselves.
    Holy balls programming, keep it away from me. Would be nice if we could do one of those things where we could record matches for people that have in mind to get better and watch their own replays of people here, but I don't think we even have enough space for that, and it was just day one of the "new regime" so interest could be all over. I'm all for trying to level up people, but the interest and desire has to be there in order for anything to work beyond two weeks.

    And muzras, appreciate the looking out for the COD return, but I got someone that's gonna give me some cold cash for the game; it beats the return store credit since bills is more useful. Thanks again for the offered help. :tup:

    You really have no evidence to back your claim for two weeks beyond that of your cynical mind, no offense. Sure you might've been let down before but to be honest nobody was really trying for anything. Sitting down with a player, shaking his hand and then ignoring him and just playing isn't any different than playing from home over xbl if you aren't going to interact beyond the game. Street Fighter is about learning what your opponent is like. You can't really do that without having a conversation with him/her. If your opponent refuses to talk to you, take that as hubris and strike it down during your match
    . When you win or when you lose talk to your opponent and if they still continue to act in a way that "offends" you, just keep trying. The Berlin Wall didn't come down over night. (Stay away Godwin's Law!) What exactly do you have to lose by trying? This, btw, also means being open to criticism. If what they are telling you feels condescending explain to them that you understand what they are talking about and ask about a different topic in which they displayed more knowledge than you.

    more in a bit, arguing with my girlfriend and don't want to mix up both arguments.

    ok back.

    I lost my train of thought but long story short.

    KEEP YOUR EGO OUT OF THE FUCKING GAME, because at the end of the matter you're both just playing as imaginary heroes on a box that shoots bright lights at you and instead of jumping around and kicking and all that junk all you're really doing is this


    it's still fun though.
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  • Naked_SnakeNaked_Snake Joined: Posts: 604
    Oh nono, I just merely meant it like how we were talking last night with Hardware vs Programming. Haaaaaaaaate programming. Could never get into it. If there's something I can help with I'll do what I can, even if it means taping stuff on my baby iPod nano and ripping it off of there some how.
  • Ni8wingNi8wing Joined: Posts: 2,250
    Hey Don do you have wireless internet? I'd really like to stream at your place. Preferably thirds strike or super turbo if possible.

    Yes I do. You'd have to go inside the arcade machine though and stream it. Sounds tricky but if you can do it would be cool:)
    Hey man we need to all introduce ourselves somehow Don. Everything is too tense, we need more laughter in that mug.

    Oh ya don't worry guys. A lot of us haven't seen each other in a month so I'm sure everybody will warm up to each other again. The familiarity with each other will take care of itself. That's why I like having it weekly so that everyone starts to know everyone in a regular basis. Having said that the culture at my place has changed a little with the entry fee but I'm sure it's not that big of a change. It shouldn't affect the social aspect of my place. I think. Everything will take care of itself. All in time gentlemen. All in time. I see last Friday night as the first gathering and my reintroduction to the community. Everything will be fine.
    Abashed the Devil stood, And felt how awful goodness is, and saw Virtue in her own shape how lovely; saw And pined his loss.
  • JudotripJudotrip Joined: Posts: 105
    You weren't angry late night blanka were you?
    No, but that might have been Tim/ShootingBlanks :p

    I was the drunk Bison.
  • Ni8wingNi8wing Joined: Posts: 2,250
    No, but that might have been Tim/ShootingBlanks :p

    I was the drunk Bison.

    Oh Tim's cool. That's just Tim. He's just a really intense guy. Tim's writing a paper about my place for his journalism class. Right now he's interviewing me and he's intense. He's asking me all these provacative and personal questions. Which is good. It feels like I'm on 60 minutes lol:p
    Abashed the Devil stood, And felt how awful goodness is, and saw Virtue in her own shape how lovely; saw And pined his loss.
  • LuLu SmacKsLuLu SmacKs Sleepy Time Joined: Posts: 413
    AS LONG as I can get a split signal we can stream off the composite signal.
    I like specials.
  • Ni8wingNi8wing Joined: Posts: 2,250
    AS LONG as I can get a split signal we can stream off the composite signal.

    Check it out one of these days. I really don't know how to stream off an arcade machine. Hopefully we'll figure something out.
    Abashed the Devil stood, And felt how awful goodness is, and saw Virtue in her own shape how lovely; saw And pined his loss.
  • LuLu SmacKsLuLu SmacKs Sleepy Time Joined: Posts: 413
    Okay cool. Hopefully if my shipment comes in this week I can head down there to check it out.
    I like specials.
  • kainzerokainzero kimchee ii darou Joined: Posts: 437
    I probably won't show up for a while, seeing as how there's this aura that "Joe fucked everything up for us!" Plus I haven't been playing lately and I'm starting to appreciate the extra time I have.

    Anyway, as far as equipment goes, I do have a capture card, so if you want to capture any video just have someone bring a laptop or computer and I'll send the capture card with Jason or Neal or someone. It can capture component and composite and we have a VGA converter so we can capture that as well.
  • DanderDander BANNED Joined: Posts: 7,227
    I probably won't show up for a while, seeing as how there's this aura that "Joe fucked everything up for us!" Plus I haven't been playing lately and I'm starting to appreciate the extra time I have.

    Anyway, as far as equipment goes, I do have a capture card, so if you want to capture any video just have someone bring a laptop or computer and I'll send the capture card with Jason or Neal or someone. It can capture component and composite and we have a VGA converter so we can capture that as well.

    who is this joe guy? and why do I get the feeling he sucks at sf4?
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  • Naked_SnakeNaked_Snake Joined: Posts: 604
    I probably won't show up for a while, seeing as how there's this aura that "Joe fucked everything up for us!"

    Don't know about that aura you're talking about, and I'll be the first to admit that's not anywhere in my collective of feelings for what happened.
  • Ni8wingNi8wing Joined: Posts: 2,250
    I probably won't show up for a while, seeing as how there's this aura that "Joe fucked everything up for us!".

    I'm glad you posted bro. No it's not your fault man. To be honest with you in the recent months I was always leaning towards charging. So you had nothing to do with it. Remember you're always welcome to my place. And if you want to hang out just text me or pm me here. I thought it was time to make things fair for myself. Before I liked giving it all away for free but now it's just time for me to charge.

    I think $5 is a good price for what I offer to the players. I think it's actually very generous. So don't worry it won't go any higher or any lower. It will remain at $5 as always. I think of it in terms of quarters. If each street fighter game cost a quarter to play then I think it's a bargain. And you're not only playing SSF4. You're also playing unlimited games of 3S, ST, CVS2, PF, and Vampire Savior.

    What I learned from the last session is that since players are paying now they are more focused on playing the games since they have something invested. Also they are staying longer since they're trying to get the most out of it which is good because the main purpose of this is to keep people playing from 7pm-4am.

    Remember there are also money matches so players have an opportunity to make something for themselves playing Street Fighter. I asked anyone last session if they wanted money matches put the vibe wasn't there. It's ok because I know I just started again and everyone has to once again get comfortable with me and the new system. The money matches are not a benefit to me but for the players. Think of mm like street racing. I'm gonna leave it at that.

    And I will end with a quote from Gangs of New York.

    "You said there is no boxing in the city?"
    Abashed the Devil stood, And felt how awful goodness is, and saw Virtue in her own shape how lovely; saw And pined his loss.
  • muzrasmuzras Joined: Posts: 232
    Don't know about that aura you're talking about, and I'll be the first to admit that's not anywhere in my collective of feelings for what happened.

    never mind saw that you sold it already. U would of got a full refund with what ever you paid if you had the OG receipt. Not store credit, unless u used store credit to buy it lol.
    Mac Book Price question.

    Can you let me know which one? Apple is notorious for not giving dealz. From what I remember, my brother's best friend haz a PC tech support place and would always use my brother's UCLA 10% student/faculty discount. Sometimes they have an offer for free ipod or what not and they would sell that to bring the cost down.

    If you can be more specific on which model(s) I can do sum searchingz for ye.
    lolcatz frwhendz & local village idiot
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  • Naked_SnakeNaked_Snake Joined: Posts: 604
    never mind saw that you sold it already. U would of got a full refund with what ever you paid if you had the OG receipt. Not store credit, unless u used store credit to buy it lol

    Then I guess we have some mixed information, cause a friend that's been working at a gamestop tells me it would be store credit, not money back.

    Don, I'll be there this Friday, and I may let you leech a costume pack off of me if I get it. :]
  • Ni8wingNi8wing Joined: Posts: 2,250
    Don, I'll be there this Friday, and I may let you leech a costume pack off of me if I get it. :]

    Cool. Which SSF4 alt costume do you want to see?
    Abashed the Devil stood, And felt how awful goodness is, and saw Virtue in her own shape how lovely; saw And pined his loss.
  • Naked_SnakeNaked_Snake Joined: Posts: 604
    I was just gonna get the entire super 4 costume pack collection for myself, and then try to get it on your PS3 through my account if that's even possible. The newer outfits coming out, I'll wait for the entire collection to be released. Not a lot of them grab me, except for Cody's orange jump suit outfit. Cheaper to buy them all in one pack anyway.
  • Ni8wingNi8wing Joined: Posts: 2,250
    I was just gonna get the entire super 4 costume pack collection for myself, and then try to get it on your PS3 through my account if that's even possible. The newer outfits coming out, I'll wait for the entire collection to be released. Not a lot of them grab me, except for Cody's orange jump suit outfit. Cheaper to buy them all in one pack anyway.

    Is the whole entire costume pack collection out already?
    Abashed the Devil stood, And felt how awful goodness is, and saw Virtue in her own shape how lovely; saw And pined his loss.
  • dsinniedsinnie Joined: Posts: 4,132

    No alcohol or drugs.
    I was the drunk Bison.

    wow..:nono:
  • JudotripJudotrip Joined: Posts: 105
    Pshh I was drunk before I even got there!
  • muzrasmuzras Joined: Posts: 232
    Then I guess we have some mixed information, cause a friend that's been working at a gamestop tells me it would be store credit, not money back.

    Don, I'll be there this Friday, and I may let you leech a costume pack off of me if I get it. :]

    yah I think u had some mix-up on teh infoz. if you look on da back of receiptz it should let u know everything.

    He probably thought you had opened copy which = trade in value(store credit) or cash for used games (80% of trade in value /20% deduction)

    if it is an unopened/sealed game (must be unopened if new, okay to be opened if used lol) , a full refund is given in the form of payment u gave (30 days for new stuff/ 7 for used)
    lolcatz frwhendz & local village idiot
    Thiz guy iz Sponsoredz by Teh Letter 'Z'. - ZombieSRK-->GDLKScrub-->FRauDLKScrubz
  • Ni8wingNi8wing Joined: Posts: 2,250
    Pshh I was drunk before I even got there!

    Dude it's cool. I don't care if people come in drunk or high. As long as they don't bring alcohol or drugs into my garage and share it with everyone or leave empty beer bottles on my neighborhood sidewalks it's fine. If you drink or get high in your car with your buddies it's fine. That happens all the time.

    It's funny actually. There are a lot of people who come to my place and smell like weed and there are a lot of guys who come back from the bars in Hermosa or Manhattan that come to my place to sober up. They just sit there and watch games while they sober up. For me that's cool actually because I don't want guys driving home drunk. I like helping out. I rather have them sit there on the stool watching street fighter for a couple of hours while they get their senses back. This place is built to absorb all the wonderful Friday night So Cal lifestyle. Some people use it to play games. Some people use it to sober up after going to the bar. Some people use it as a pit stop before they take their girl to the beach. Some people use it as a place to eat their In N Out. It's all good in the hood.

    So good times to all.
    Abashed the Devil stood, And felt how awful goodness is, and saw Virtue in her own shape how lovely; saw And pined his loss.
  • Ni8wingNi8wing Joined: Posts: 2,250
    Which also brings up a good point.

    You guys could also money match for In N Out lol.
    Abashed the Devil stood, And felt how awful goodness is, and saw Virtue in her own shape how lovely; saw And pined his loss.
  • dsinniedsinnie Joined: Posts: 4,132
    Which also brings up a good point.

    You guys could also money match for In N Out lol.

    Real men Money Match for Baconators..
  • Naked_SnakeNaked_Snake Joined: Posts: 604
    Don, about the costumes: The full pack of alt costumes for Super Street Fighter 4 have been out, only like 18 dollars. The new ones coming out for the Arcade version are being released in packs of five, so no full pack of them yet.
  • Pk LovePk Love Joined: Posts: 12
    Aight dude I texted you :D I wanna playyyy
  • Ni8wingNi8wing Joined: Posts: 2,250
    Don, about the costumes: The full pack of alt costumes for Super Street Fighter 4 have been out, only like 18 dollars. The new ones coming out for the Arcade version are being released in packs of five, so no full pack of them yet.

    Cool.
    Aight dude I texted you :D I wanna playyyy

    Come on over this Friday any time between 7pm-4am. You could bring as many friends as you want. The more the merrier.
    Abashed the Devil stood, And felt how awful goodness is, and saw Virtue in her own shape how lovely; saw And pined his loss.
  • DanderDander BANNED Joined: Posts: 7,227
    Just learned a new match up. Blankas beware. More 3s you guys!
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  • Naked_SnakeNaked_Snake Joined: Posts: 604
    Have you decided to buckle down with a character for Super 4 Lenin, or are you just playing the field with whomever right now? I'm torn between Cody and Ken right now. :(
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    ken is a beast
  • SuupaaSuupaa #1 Chief Rocka. Joined: Posts: 474
    Just saw this thread, and I'm fiending bad for some people to play 3s with, and maybe to pick up ssf4 (shudders).

    I'll send you a text Don!
    Imma wash up, Imma wash up and be like...BYAAAH!

    The y.b.g. Faction:

    Naysayism/DJ Suupaa/Neiman/Nastradamus/nyteblitZ
  • DanderDander BANNED Joined: Posts: 7,227
    more 3s! hooray!
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  • Naked_SnakeNaked_Snake Joined: Posts: 604
    More 3S to balance my Super. I'm cool wit dat. Lenin, you gotta level me up more. :(

    I'LL BUY YOU TACOS.
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