CHICAGO 2016-2017 Thread: Welcome New Players, check out the Facebook Group page as its more active!

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  • JohnDewJohnDew Joined: Posts: 37
    John Dewinski
    West Suburbs, Carol Stream
    Handle: JohnDew
    PSN: JohnDew

    Wish I could make it to XIII tonight >< Guess I'll just open up the fourteenth :]
  • TRANCEADICTTRANCEADICT APPLEEEESSS.O.G CVS2 Joined: Posts: 324
    yo im looking to host on days there isnt shit going on..loking at a future friday....ill even do sunday's....
    im also looking 4 dedicated mk players to play offline strictly MK9..not ssf4..mvc3..but MK9...(CVS2)
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  • SpycarnegySpycarnegy Joined: Posts: 1,323
    Since were doing introductions....nah jk. Think I'm just like the rest of the guys around here, I'm broke, and on summer vacation looking for a job. College is done for the year and no summer classes so I'm pretty much doing nothing every day lol and I just want to get better at the MvC3\SSF4. It sucks though being 20 cant really go to Gameworks on thurs, and even if I was of age no car :/. What up bombchivo! I always forget about u man lol, I was the guy with dannkk when galloping arcade first opened up
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  • Franchyze22Franchyze22 Lifeless Joined: Posts: 147
    Wolverine/Deadpool/Sentinel as one of you MvC3 teams huh? Did you decide to play that team before or after you saw me blowin people up on the stage!? LoL!! I kid. It's a sick ass team. People sleep on Deadpool so much.

    Lol, i actually thought of that team the day before the tournament, but i did see you playing it so i was writing down tips in my phone lol.
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  • SuinameSuiname Chinpokoriffic Joined: Posts: 262
    UFGT was amazing, auction draft tourneys are a great idea. See you at Dead's tonight
  • BeaTs*BeaTs* ∞ Consciousness Joined: Posts: 6,518
    oh here's the new thread. good OPs, Tactics

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  • humbaghumbag Team IFD Joined: Posts: 7,403
    fun hanging with a lot of you this weekend

    props to frank for playing so well to get winners top8 but DAMNIT man you had that match against justin heh
  • TacticsTactics Joined: Posts: 1,871
    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.
  • SuinameSuiname Chinpokoriffic Joined: Posts: 262
    On the stream during the SFIV auction tuboware admitted he cannot call a grown man frankie, so he kept calling him frank
  • DannkkDannkk Joined: Posts: 1,761
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    games: SSF4, MVC3
    location: South Side, Chicago.
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  • LuckLuck Joined: Posts: 18
    Heya! Name's Luck. Guess I'll try to make it out to one of you guys' shindigs one day, but you all stay so far north it's crazy (I stay on the South Side).

    Either way, I'll send the info to you, Tactics, but I have my own play group that plays every Thursday on the West Side of Chicago. We mostly play Sc4, but I and some of the other play just about anything (I think about all of us except 3 or so play MvC3 to varying degrees).

    Actually, looking at it, your place isn't too far from where I play on Thursdays, Tactics, so I may try to hit your place up. I'm going to be busy, possibly, on Friday, but I should be able to free up Saturday. If anyone's looking for a ride coming through the Southside to Tactics place (I stay far south), just hit me up. Only problem is that, if I'm not doing anything Friday, I'll probably just head to my guy's house on the West Side, play there, and then head to Tactics the next day (so you would have to spend that Friday night at my guy's house); if I leave out Saturday, I'll probably head out early and see if any of my guys want to head there too, though.

    And, yeah, on PSN and XboxLive, I'm LostProvidence.
  • NooMiKNooMiK Melanchoholic Joined: Posts: 11
    Hey everybody. My XBL handle is "TheEarPull" and I've been playing fighting games online quite a bit recently. I live near Schaumburg. My main game right now is SF4, but I play some MK9, MvC3 and BlazBlue -- and whatever else I come across.

    I'd like to go to some offline gatherings and play some good players, but I don't have a car at the moment, and I haven't found anything that I can get to with just public transport. Anyway, that's the gist of it. I'd like to get some games in with SRK people online in the meantime -- at least to see how bad I really am at fighting games lol.
  • SephalumpSephalump Joined: Posts: 3
    snip.
    lol hey lp. I would play MVC3 but I suck at it and don't want to smack myself in the face with how scrubby I am. Maybe I'll play this week.
    Anyways general statement here: My names Seph, I'm mostly Soul Calibur 4 but trying to branch out because I'm new-ish to fighters and turned out to enjoy them a lot. I MAY be able to make tonight but can't make promises. I'm mostly looking for MK9 and MVC3 groups, but I'm not too hot at either game and don't actually own them. I really enjoy playing and would like to get better but don't have the money to buy either. =\ How much is the Area XIII arcade? I don't see a price in the original posts and the address keeps bringing me to some construction company @_@
    ::Edit:: I would like to add I'd really like to level up my game and get better, I have fun playing but I'm competitive so I love getting better.
  • CurlyWCurlyW Hello? Yes, this is dog. Joined: Posts: 877
    Spark Notes Version
    Name: Max
    Game: SSF4
    Location: Evanston
    Car: Yes
    PSN: Curly_W

    TLDR Version
    Hi everyone! My name is Max, I'm relatively new to both Chicago and the fighting game scene. You may have met me either at Eric's AE Gameworks tournament a few weeks ago or at UFGT this weekend. At both places, I was helping out organizing the brackets, running tournaments, and wearing a Washington Nationals hat. I'm not very good at fighting games but I love organizing competitions, so if you ever plan on running a tournament, I'm always willing to help out in any capacity.

    I live in Evanston, though I do spend quite a bit of time in Hyde Park. I have a car and I'm always willing to provide a ride anywhere. The only game I really play right now is SSF4. I have Marvel as well, but I'm getting the feeling it may be beyond my skill. I've got a PS3 and my handle is "Curly_W".

    On an unrelated note, @42dollarblanka is now on Twitter. Everybody should follow him.
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  • ZansamZansam Frank Time! Joined: Posts: 1,289
    Really nice job making a new post and bringing people in D! Hopefully this will help us all connect better/level up.

    Hey all, I'm John. You can usually recognize me by the lame hipster fedora I wear to gatherings (though there were a few others with 'em at UFGT, I even got mistaken for somebody lol). PSN is Zan-sam (with the hyphen), and I play SSFIV (Guile) and MvC3 (Spencer/Ammy/Akuma or Dante/Ammy/Sent). Feel free to add me!

    *NOTE TO WESTERN SUBURB PLAYERS*

    I know transportation is a pain for various people to get out to gatherings. That said, when I do go to Area XIII/Gameworks/Tactics' I come out from Dundee and am usually the farthest west person to come out. If you need a ride and you're more or less on the way (Schamburg, Bartlett, Roselle, Elgin etc), PM me and we might be able to arrange something. Happy to go a few mins out of the way if it means getting more people involved and leveling up the scene.
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  • rikcrikc Joined: Posts: 521
    Yeah, if there's an event I'm going to and if there's room in my car I'm glad to give folks a ride, as well.
  • Repent13Repent13 I am here to kill you. Joined: Posts: 251
    New thread? New introductions. Oh booooy. Here it goes.

    Gamertag on XBL is Repent13.
    I live on the southwest side of the city in Little Village.
    I have a car, and do travel to fight.
    I prefer to game in person, not online, and will avoid online play if it's humanly possible.
    I have no reservations picking people up from easily accessible transportation routes, like bus stops and train stations, or their homes/locations if it's on the way to where I'm going, and someone has something to contribute. Be it snacks/food, gas, drinks, etc.
    I tend to look at people who act better, or more superior than others for moving a joystick more precisely, or pressing buttons better, like they are a lesser evolved species of humanity, because they are. It's hard to mix pity and laughter, but I have to do it when someone acts like they're big shit.

    You may or may not know me. My name is Mike.
    Yes, Mike. I know, a mad unique name and there's no one else named Mike for miles and miles around the Illinois area, right?. Not a single person, nope.
    I'm usually the skinny white guy in the black Sox hat, who plays Akuma.
    I can fix your xboxes, ps3's and computers like nobody's business. If there's a technical problem, chances are I'm the man.
    I'm down with people doing like Bill and Ted did, and being excellent to one another.
    I'm not down with video game or messageboard drama, and have absolutely no problems with bloodying someone physically if their mouth demands it

    I play SF4 because there's no current gen fighting game as good, regardless of the upcoming Yun-fest 2011.
    I'm down with MK because it's Chicago, and if you've grown up here, that shit's in your blood.
    I'll play marvel as a novelty game, since everyone else is playing it and it detracts from the amount of people playing sf. (I happen to think it's ass, but one of those not-totally flat asses that you'd rate like as a six on a scale of 1-10 if you're passing down the street and it walks past you.)

    Shouts to whomever I met over the weekend.
    Some new cats from the area. Think I met Houseface, who is a buddy of BP.

    (and whoever was the tall brotha with the sox hat, playing akuma, son, get a hold of a motherfucker, let's build)
  • meansaltinemeansaltine Joined: Posts: 240
    Big ups to everyone I met and played in Chicago for UFGT! I was soundly defeated in the tourney, but I still had a lot of fun with casuals and trying out AE at Gameworks.

    And to BP Amoco - It was great to finally meet you face to face. I'm def stealing your Gief mirror match strategy!
  • TheSurefireGamerTheSurefireGamer Grappler Specialist. Joined: Posts: 1,210
    Well, let me do this...

    Real Name: Jay
    Where I stay: West Side of Chicago
    My Games: Super Street Fighter IV (Balrog, Chun-Li & T. Hawk mostly), Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (If you see one of the Gamma Cousins & Taskmaster on the same team, might be me), SSF2HDR (Rarely play this anymore...)
    Games I want: Mortal Kombat 9 (Trying to save up for it...)
    Mode of Transportation: CTA...so, yeah...
    Xbox GamerTag: DaMerc 82

    If there are any Tourneys held within Chicago, I'll probably be there. Outside of the city, probably not, unless it's Rosemont. Good to see other Chi-Town fighters representing here.
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  • TacticsTactics Joined: Posts: 1,871
    Wow I am really in shock right now, I am completely amazed how many of you guys were just lurking our forum. I am glad to bring this change that was much needed, toss the egos aside and lets embrace our common attribute which is enjoying games. Anyways Ill be at AreaXIII in a few, if you have any questions for me ill be playing SSF4 with Ibuki/Rufus mainly. To all you guys who really do want to get into fighters, by all means please come around, would be great to get to know everyone a little better. Keep them post coming guys, if you are new please come out and tell us a little about yourself. Chicago is so huge, there has to be even MORE of you that want to play but got deterred by our old thread.
  • bp amocobp amoco In your head. Joined: Posts: 1,153
    Real Name. Matt but just call me BP
    Location: Logan square but on weekdays i work out in elmhurst so i dont go to the city to events in the burbs on weekdays.
    Games: SSF4 and MVC3. I also write erotic star trek fan fiction when im not playing games so that eats up a lot of my time too.
    Mode of transport: Car
    Events: Most tourneys and deads and gameworks about 2 or 3 times a month
    Gamer tag: XBL: BP Amoco im on alot playing SSF4 and MVC3
  • TuboWareTuboWare Mouth of the Midwest Joined: Posts: 2,100 mod
    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.

    Oscar started calling him Frank... and then we just rolled with it.
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  • humbaghumbag Team IFD Joined: Posts: 7,403
  • 1ChrisM1ChrisM Joined: Posts: 126
    Car with breaks that need fixing and family concerns and 6am start time tomorrow?
    Ugh...No Area XIII for me tonight.
    Hope to see people on Thursday at GW.
  • xian1989xian1989 Joined: Posts: 428
    seems like a lot of people dont show up to events because they're is no easy way to get to them using public transportation.
    Seriously fuck that spear wielding mofo by the name of Tekkaman Blade and his fucking touch of death.

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  • Private EyeballPrivate Eyeball Not a frog Joined: Posts: 1,447
    Hey, Chicago dudes. I'm just a simple small-town Minnesotan (resisting the urge to slam the Bears :sweat:). 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.
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  • grap3fruitmangrap3fruitman Joined: Posts: 29
    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.
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  • bp amocobp amoco In your head. Joined: Posts: 1,153
    Hey, Chicago dudes. I'm just a simple small-town Minnesotan (resisting the urge to slam the Bears :sweat:). 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.

    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.
  • TacticsTactics Joined: Posts: 1,871
    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.

    There is more then enough room for anyone with any skill level at AreaXIII. People are willing to help you, all you gotta do is show up and get playing. Ask questions if you feel that you are missing something or ask what you are doing wrong. There are plenty of people here that have started from scratch and now are playing very decently and some are really good while still improving. Anyways hope that helps, nice to meet ya and take care.
  • HANHAN Team GGA Joined: Posts: 152 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    I mostly lurk here, I don't like getting caught up in forum politics. Been around forever...

    Name: Pete
    Location: NW suburbs, Rolling Meadows area
    XBL: HAN
    PSN: NEO-HAN
    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.

    Later,

    Pete
  • Private EyeballPrivate Eyeball Not a frog Joined: Posts: 1,447
    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.

    God, I love the new alert system on this site. Thanks. Exactly the kind of stuff I was hoping for. I've been keeping notes on this sort of stuff, since I know I'll get to the point where I'm going to need them. The tricky part is finding out just how much money I'll need to make that move, when the time comes (especially since I'll have to start paying off student loans at that time). Bleh. I hate the future sometimes. :arazz:
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  • TacticsTactics Joined: Posts: 1,871
    I mostly lurk here, I don't like getting caught up in forum politics. Been around forever...

    Name: Pete
    Location: NW suburbs, Rolling Meadows area
    XBL: HAN
    PSN: NEO-HAN
    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.

    Later,

    Pete

    Hey Pete, you are actually posting :). Has to be like your second post hahaha. How you been man? Come to my BBQ / Gathering Saturday if you are ever free. I was going to ask if you ever see Udey to have him contact me, would like to hang out with him and the Chi Brothers sometime for old times sake
  • MightyMarMightyMar Why you lose to me? Joined: Posts: 391
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  • J4!J4! Joined: Posts: 77
    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 :)
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    who is hype for chicago heart 3????
  • rikcrikc Joined: Posts: 521
    but I still had a lot of fun with casuals and trying out AE at Gameworks.

    Oh damn, they finally got it? I must have been checking daily for a couple of months and just gave up. Even though AE is right around the corner I still sort of want to go by this week to take a peek at my delicious Adon buffs
  • rikcrikc Joined: Posts: 521
    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.
  • LimboLimbo Team IFD Joined: Posts: 111
    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 :)

    Area XIII has around a dozen CRT monitors set up around the room. People are encouraged to bring their consoles, games, and sticks (or controllers).
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  • Syxx573Syxx573 Jo Mama Joined: Posts: 8,963
    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.

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  • MightyMarMightyMar Why you lose to me? Joined: Posts: 391
    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.

    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.
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