Evansville, IN

KojiroKojiro Old School HeroJoined: Posts: 828
Anyone out there residing in Evansville? We've got several arcades here though only Two Bit Bandit has any fighters.
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  • Missing PersonMissing Person Givin' dat ho ho ho dem eyes. Joined: Posts: 13,635
    I used to live in Evansville, but even still, I live just on the other side of the Wabash from you guys. Wouldn't mind playing some people if I come over there.
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    tell me more about this Ebash...
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  • humbaghumbag Team IFD Joined: Posts: 7,403
    There used to be a Evansville, IN thread but it went away.

    I was born in Eville.

    Miss it.

    Miss it alot.
  • Missing PersonMissing Person Givin' dat ho ho ho dem eyes. Joined: Posts: 13,635
    For real, it's not too bad a place sir.
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  • KojiroKojiro Old School Hero Joined: Posts: 828
    What's odd is I don't remember making this thread. Even weirder, that eBash place is some weird idiotic place that FPS players go to and I've never been there or talk to anyone who does. I'm thoroughly scared now....
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  • Missing PersonMissing Person Givin' dat ho ho ho dem eyes. Joined: Posts: 13,635
    I've heard it also holds a lot of Smash Brothers stuff too.

    Either way, seems like SF and other legit fighters get left out in the cold in the tri-state.

    I'm trying to get stuff started on the other side of the Wabash. Slowly, but surely...

    Are there any cabs over at Walthers of legit fighters? Last time I was there, I wasn't gaming much, and only really found the DDR cab. But admittedly, it's been 4 years since I've been in Walthers, but a group of my friends are planning a get-together on the 31st of going to eat at Olive Garden, then heading over to Walthers, so I was wondering.
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  • KojiroKojiro Old School Hero Joined: Posts: 828
    Walthers has absolutely no fighters and their DDR is a dollar now. They also switched to Supernova which blows balls compared to extreme (in my opinion)

    Two Bit Bandit has a Street Fighter Anniversary cab by "customcade" that has Alpha 1-3 and 5 Versions of 2, but the right stick is always wonky and they dont fix it. They also have a Tekken 4 and 5 but the left stick on 5 and right stick on 4 is messed up so theres really no competition going down. Otherwise, I can't recall any of the other local arcades having anything noteworthy
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  • humbaghumbag Team IFD Joined: Posts: 7,403
    Holy shit two bit bandit still exists?

    Is it in the same location?
  • KojiroKojiro Old School Hero Joined: Posts: 828
    Holy shit two bit bandit still exists?

    Is it in the same location?

    Yeah, they're hanging in there. Aside from their fighters, they've got a few new(er) machines like Initial D 3, DDR: Supernova, Deal or No Deal, and Dinosaur King.


    Its just sad that the only fighters in town aren't taken care of at all. If I go up there anymore (I can see the building from outside my window), its usually to play Galaga or DDR.
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  • Brillo Da ScrubBrillo Da Scrub Joined: Posts: 60
    i live about an hour and a half away
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  • Missing PersonMissing Person Givin' dat ho ho ho dem eyes. Joined: Posts: 13,635
    Where at?
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  • KojiroKojiro Old School Hero Joined: Posts: 828
    It seems like all the east side arcades are phasing out fighters for whatever reason. Anyone who lives close know of any places on the west side with anything?\

    I'm half tempted to try and move somewhere with a better arcade scene.
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  • Missing PersonMissing Person Givin' dat ho ho ho dem eyes. Joined: Posts: 13,635
    It's gross. I have both Evansville and Carbondale nearby, neither place has fighters. At all.

    The best I've gotten is a weekly game night/meetup at my place on Fridays. It's about to start roaming to other people's houses. But it's been good so far.

    But it's still not an arcade, swoll with enthusiasts learning and teaching.

    There seriously needs to be some people step up and start playing around here.
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  • EffenhoogEffenhoog fish are friends Joined: Posts: 1,510
    Just in case some of you don't know and might be interested we are having a tournament in indianapolis on the 29th. http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=196544
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  • KojiroKojiro Old School Hero Joined: Posts: 828
    Just in case some of you don't know and might be interested we are having a tournament in indianapolis on the 29th. http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=196544

    What fighters do you have up there at Gameworks now? Last time I went a couple gencons ago, it was just MvC2.
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  • EffenhoogEffenhoog fish are friends Joined: Posts: 1,510
    I hardly ever go there but I know for sure they have Marvel, 3S, and Tekken 6 BR. The Gameworks staff is holding a tournament on the T6BR cabinet during our event as well.

    Supposedly they're getting head to head SF4 cabinets but it's been like a month or two since they said that and nothing has materialized.
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  • obertorobertor Joined: Posts: 310
    I currently live right outside of Evansville, but we're moving over there in about a week.

    I'm originally from Detroit, so I had no idea what the arcade scene would be like in EVille.

    So basically, the only place worth going to is Two bit bandit? That's right by the big movie theater right?
  • Missing PersonMissing Person Givin' dat ho ho ho dem eyes. Joined: Posts: 13,635
    Showplace Cinemas on Morgan? Yeah, that's the place. But according to Kojiro, the FG cabs have busted parts in them, and aren't maintained.

    It's a shame that Walthers doesn't have any FG cabs. They would have room, if they didn't have 5,000 ticket games. I was over there a few weeks ago, and the only good arcade games they had were DDR and Time Crisis. The rest were basically ticket machines. Irritating.
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  • KojiroKojiro Old School Hero Joined: Posts: 828
    Two Bit is officially worthless now.

    They got rid of DDR, Time Crisis, Street Fighter Anniversary, Tekken 5, and others and just made their area smaller (It used to take up both buildings. They are officially the worst arcade in town now :P
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  • Missing PersonMissing Person Givin' dat ho ho ho dem eyes. Joined: Posts: 13,635
    Wow, that's a pretty bold statement considering how bad Walther's is. But true if that's the case.
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  • KojiroKojiro Old School Hero Joined: Posts: 828
    Bad Machines + Laser Tag + Mini Golf + Bosco Sticks > Bad Machines + Sports Cages
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  • Missing PersonMissing Person Givin' dat ho ho ho dem eyes. Joined: Posts: 13,635
    Bad Machines + Laser Tag + Mini Golf + Bosco Sticks > Bad Machines + Sports Cages

    Fair assessment. Although I was speaking more of the arcade section of Walther's, and not the entire experience there.

    Humbag, Eastland Mall doesn't have an arcade anymore.
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  • KojiroKojiro Old School Hero Joined: Posts: 828
    Yeah... Evilles pretty much gone from arcade central to arcade what? in a matter of a year or two.
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  • obertorobertor Joined: Posts: 310
    Wow that sucks.

    I looked forward to going to an arcade for the first time in years..

    So there basically isn't 1 SF4 machine in Eville?
  • Missing PersonMissing Person Givin' dat ho ho ho dem eyes. Joined: Posts: 13,635
    Man, there's hardly SF4 cabs anywhere in the US outside of LA/NYC/TX. I heard rumors of Naptown getting one?

    But there is no way anyone in Evansville would want to pay the money to get SF4 cabs. They won't even get cheaper American cabs for other fighters that they COULD get them for...and maintain them.

    Which sucks, I'm sure there's plenty of people in Evansville that would be down for this stuff. Kojiro, did you go to the GS tourney back in Feb? How many showed up?
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  • KojiroKojiro Old School Hero Joined: Posts: 828
    Sadly, I was sick as could be when they did the GS tourney, and it was at the West Side store (Im an eastsider)
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  • obertorobertor Joined: Posts: 310
    Well, looks like I have to move to Chicago...
  • humbaghumbag Team IFD Joined: Posts: 7,403
    Ugh at eastland having no arcade anymore.


    I remember it being one of the biggest back in the day.

    Sad sad day for Indiana.


    Why is southern Indy so abandoned for fighters.
  • Missing PersonMissing Person Givin' dat ho ho ho dem eyes. Joined: Posts: 13,635
    Because no one in Evansville cares about entertaining the youth IMO.
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  • Missing PersonMissing Person Givin' dat ho ho ho dem eyes. Joined: Posts: 13,635
    Hey Kojiro, do you play on Live or PSN?

    We need to get some games in if you're playing SF4 on Live.
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  • SaDoSaDo Joined: Posts: 295
    theres a big tourny comin up in louisville, that aint far from you guys, its a week after sb4
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  • KojiroKojiro Old School Hero Joined: Posts: 828
    yeah, I play SF4 if someone wants me to, koj1ro is my XBL tag
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  • KojiroKojiro Old School Hero Joined: Posts: 828
    Apparently, Two Bit's supposedly got some new games, but they're hardly open anymore. I'll have to walk over there when they're open and check it out. (I can see the back of their building from my window)
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  • KojiroKojiro Old School Hero Joined: Posts: 828
    Looks like arcade gaming is officially dead in Evansville. Two Bits never open anymore, Putt Putt closed down, and none of the other children-ish eating place arcades have any REAL games anymore.
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  • KojiroKojiro Old School Hero Joined: Posts: 828
    Rumor has it that two bit is closing down :(

    Farewell Southern Indiana Arcade Community
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  • n8archer_XIn8archer_XI natemup Joined: Posts: 710
    Putt-Putt's BUILDING isn't even there anymore. I'm half tempted to buy one of the numerous vacant lots and start one up. There's the old West Side Wal-Mart building, the old SAM's club, putt-putt's land, the spot the best arcade USED to be in Eastland Mall (the stores in that wing BLOW now anyway). There's tons more, but no one sees the market for it anymore...
  • KojiroKojiro Old School Hero Joined: Posts: 828
    It doesn't help that most people are ass backwards in their ways of thinking in this town.
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  • obertorobertor Joined: Posts: 310
    So there is only 1 arcade stick being sold in all of Evansville it seems. Online or nothing I guess...
  • KojiroKojiro Old School Hero Joined: Posts: 828
    I hear crickets chirping... I need to move somewhere with some real arcade action.


    EDIT: I'm even starting to miss Time Crisis 3.
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  • obertorobertor Joined: Posts: 310
    Dude, I'm fed up, there is nothing happening in this town...

    If anyone knows where the SSF4 or BB action is in Evansville, let us know!
  • KojiroKojiro Old School Hero Joined: Posts: 828
    Anybody been to Two-Bit since the new owners took over? I've been meaning to stop by but haven't had the time.


    On another note, I saw someone reppin' a MVC2 shirt at Walmart the other day. I didn't even know such a shirt existed.
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  • Tiffany M.Tiffany M. DBL DWN ON 11's Joined: Posts: 59
    Hey guys wsup! I just wanted to let everybody know about this big Tournament in Bloomington, Minnesota. Aug. 14th This is my girl's 1st time on camera! so be nice!



    We want to get as many ppl to come out and support our event!
    If you dont/cant travel plz spread the word to those who do...Thx.
  • lilmuskrat66lilmuskrat66 Joined: Posts: 169
    Hey if there's anyone in the Evansville area that wants to play some street fighter you can hit me up. I'm in town for one night only don't miss out on the action! 1-260-573-6456 call/text. I'm in the hughes building on campus and have nothing to do all night.
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  • IceShot22IceShot22 nom Joined: Posts: 11
    If anyone still plays Street fighter in evansville, hit me up! Moved back in for the summer.
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  • Adam WilkeAdam Wilke Joined: Posts: 3
    Maaaaaaan. I just posted a thread about this and two seconds later I see one has already been made. Anyways, I'm not quite from e-ville (newburgh) but I'm still interested in getting something started. We don't have to have an arcade cabinet do we? Just bring our sticks and get hype? :D
  • PandablePandable The Ace of Cubs Joined: Posts: 12
    If anybody from Evansville and surrounding area plays Super Turbo or HDR, you should know that there's a small crew of players in town.
    Hit us up here: http://www.facebook.com/groups/116024458490704?ap=1

    or if you don't have facebook, you can find me on AIM (theattackpanda) or MSN (attackpanda@gmail.com)
    Please get in touch. Trying to spread the ST love here.

    Edit: Just checked in at Two Bit Bandit - They've got a MvC2 Cab and an Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 Cab. Both fully operational. I'm trying to get them set up with a Super Turbo cab, and it may just happen.
  • Happiest MealHappiest Meal Joined: Posts: 11
    Howdy I just joined, but I live in Evansville. And I know one of the people who works on the board at evill-con. It's never been a fighting game scene but I just started and I'm talking to her about getting a fighting game tourney for UMvC3 or SFxT. Anyway it isn't for a while but if you want to look for other fighters, that's the place. I'm gonna ask her if I can bring my xbox and a tv and set up a booth for play. I'll have at least SSF4 AE, UMvC3, SF3SO, BB, and SFxT.

    As for E-bash... I hate that place. They treat their coustomers terribly, used to go a lot but I never go now. Wish there was somewhere I could go though...
  • Adam WilkeAdam Wilke Joined: Posts: 3
    I like the con idea. Sounds pretty sweet.
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