Luck, post: 5377808 wrote:
Tactics, post: 5377663 wrote:
Lol for a second when I kept seeing people say Frank I would wonder who the hell it was. Now I know its Frankie....I mean Frank.
Private Eyeball, post: 5379523 wrote:
Hey, Chicago dudes. I'm just a simple small-town Minnesotan (resisting the urge to slam the Bears ). I'm entering my senior year of college this fall (double major in Public Administration and Political Science). And I'd REALLY love to move to Chicago after I'm out of school. So I'm wondering...how much money would one need to save up to best make the transition to Chicago? Ideally, I'd want to be near public transit (removing cost of vehicle) in a 1-bedroom (or studio) apartment. Eventually, I'd want to get a cat, but that's not quite relevant.
I guess right now I'm in the brainstorming parts of all of this. Things I'd like to know I've made up in a neat little list. I've looked up some of it myself, but I'd love to get input from actual Chicagoites...Chicagonians...Chicago residents on the matter.
-Ideal part of town to live in? I know those big cities are split into tons of neighborhoods and whatnot.
-How much would I ideally be looking for (per month) for an apartment/studio?
-How much would public transportation cost? I know Chicago has some good transit, but I'd be prepared for it to be pricey.
-Simply put: how expensive are things? That is: cost of living and whatnot? Specifically things like food and other things necessary to, you know, live.
-Entertainment in the area? That's one of the big reasons why I want out of small town Minnesota. I love the feel of a small town, but there's so little to do. I'm sure there's a fighting game scene and all, and I know of sports (I would totally plan to go to a Sox game when the Twins come to town), but I'm sure there's other good stuff in the area, right?
Chicago just seems like an ideal place for me. Its big, its busy, there's transit, and I've been told that it still has some of that midwestern charm I've grown up with (whatever that quite means). I've got the entire school year to think about all this stuff, but I really want to get my degrees and hit the ground running. I don't think I'd have a huge issue getting a job, since I'd be okay working a crap job for a time (Ideally, I'd want to work in the government, but I'd be patient for that), but that's something I'll need to worry about when the time comes.
grap3fruitman, post: 5379668 wrote:
Is there room at Area XIII for an absolute newb? I didn't get to make it out tonight but I'd like to start going and learning MVC3 or MK9 or something but I don't know if I would be imposing by showing up.
bp amoco, post: 5380005 wrote:
Rent for a 1 bedroom is anywhere from 600 to 900 i would say dependent on the area. It depends on what you are into the typical spots for out of towners to move to who are not looking to spend too much money would be logan square, wicker park or ukrainian village. Or you could go more preppy and go lake view/ wrigleyville. Tons of stuff to do in those hoods and lots of people from all over mostly transplants and students. Transits cheap compared to gas get a CTA card and the bus and train are 2.25 a ride. Its expensive but the jobs here tend to pay better than a small town. Check out craigs list and look at places. Look on yelp for stuff close to where you are looking to see if you would fit in there. Good luck.
HAN, post: 5380098 wrote:
I mostly lurk here, I don't like getting caught up in forum politics. Been around forever...
Location: NW suburbs, Rolling Meadows area
Games: Moslty MK9 now (ermac, csz, raiden), Tekken (Bob), into old stuff like ST and UMK3 as well. I've been out of SF4 for awhile, but I'm looking to get back into it when AE goes to console.
I currently hit up Galloping Ghost most saturday nights, the mk comp. is better than any of the other games, fyi.
meansaltine, post: 5378613 wrote:
but I still had a lot of fun with casuals and trying out AE at Gameworks.
J4!, post: 5380404 wrote:
How is area XIII set up? Do people bring in consoles and their controllers, or are there acrcade boxes? Never been there and hoping to make it out in a a few weeks when i got money for gas, and hopefully more after the summer as my school is closer to addison then my house. Well mile ways its about 10 closer :( but hey still closer and late class on wednesday, so things looking up
rikc, post: 5380460 wrote:
Also, does anyone play Vampire Savior? I'm not sure if it's even feasible without PC emulation but I've an interest in the game for a long time and no way to really get into it. Really wanted to sit down at the cabs at UFGT but they were usually being played, I didn't want to take time away from people who actually knew how to play.
MightyMar, post: 5380767 wrote:
GGPO is where all the heads meet up. Frankie, Heroic Legacy and Emptyshiki all know how to play this game. If I see you offline I can show you how to play this game as well.
BeaTs*, post: 5381334 wrote:
also, so DEADs is not open this friday?
Flying_V, post: 5381164 wrote:
Location: Zion, Illinois
Mode of Transport: Car, but it's usually full.
Games: MvC3 (main), SSF4, T6, ST, CvS2, MK9 (sub)
Handles: Fly1ng_V (PSN), F1yingV (XBL), Flying_V (GGPO)
rikc, post: 5380844 wrote:
Durr, of course. Thanks for reminding me. Just installed GGPO, getting some games now. If anyone has any advice on installing PS3 mad catz TE drivers on Windows 7 (tried a few months ago and wasn't having much luck) I'm good to go.
J4!, post: 5375963 wrote:
Name: James F.
Handle: J4nereau on PS3, have an xbox but no fighters for it, only shooters.
Unfortunately i live way up by wisconsin, like 2 hours from the city, got a truck but can only seat one other person in it. Good news only an hr from area 13
Want to play: Right now really heavy with MK9 it was my first game i ever actually owned on any system. Also trying to get back into Street fighter, just picked up Super again. And hopefully AE soon. I have MvC3 don't really play it anymore though.
Hope to meet you all soon at one of the venues, most likely Area XIII, so when i show up be nice to the noob please