Ok. New Chicago thread, new format.
Shit has been way too confusing in the first post for awhile now, so I’m taking a few liberties to clean it up. All the old information will still be there, but in an easier format to find for both old and new players alike, so you don’t have to waste time or frankiecut your monitor trying to find what you’re looking for. My general take on things is if you clutter people with too much info, nobody is going to care. So my goal is to keep everything pretty organized here for ease of access.
If you have any information you’d like to add to this post, like if you’ve started having gatherings at your place on a regular basis or found a new hotspot to get games in, let me know either by posting up or pm’ing me, and I’ll do my best to keep this post updated on a regular basis.
If you’re new and have been lurking either because A) We post too much or B) We post too much stupid shit; just feel free to drop in a line with your name, xbl/psn/pc handles and location. That always helps, and you may quickly find some local players to get games with in.
Also in an effort to alleviate the stress of spam, I’m adding in a spoiler for GATHERINGS OF THE WEEK. This is going to eliminate/replace the other Chicago Matchmaking thread I had previously made. If you’re hosting a gathing for the CURRENT WEEK, PM ME YOUR INFO. Times, Date, Location, and possibly Cell # would be good info so people can get a hold of you and get to the gathering. KEEP CHECKING THIS FIRST POST FOR REGULARLY UPDATED INFORMATION IN THAT SPOILER.
If you feel the need to spam, I believe the irc channel still exists. For the most part try to keep this thread fighting game/video game/shoe related
Ok I think that covers all the bases, now onto the standard bs.
LOCAL GATHERINGS / VENUES
[AREA XIII - ADDISON]
4N481 9th Ave., Addison Il. 60101
AREAXIII@Gmail.com || Organizer: Dead XIII
AREA XIII CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
[GALLOPING GHOST ARCADE - BROOKFIELD]
9415 Ogden Avenue.
Brookfield, IL, 60513
1 p.m. - 2 a.m. daily
11 a.m. - 2 a.m. sat/sun
$15 for entry, all machines on freeplay
Private game room
PRIVATE GAMING ROOM RATES
Playstation 3 or XBOX 360 rooms
$75 for the day with $3 per person
$10 per hour with $3 per person
(This does not include arcade floor price. You can choose to game ONLY in the private room if you want.)
No outside food or drinks.
[GAMEWORKS - SCHAUMBURG]
The Streets of Woodfield, 601 N. Martingale Road, Ste. 115, Schaumburg, IL 60173, 847-330-9675
Bit dead at the moment, may see a resurgence with the arcade port of SSF4. Only up to date arcade currently in the Chicago scene.
Brookside Plaza, 555 Waukegan Rd., Northbrook, IL 60062, 847-559-8727
Bit dead, support stopped coming from this arcade awhile back. They have fighting games, but as to what they have and how well it is maintained these days remains a mystery
[BLACK HOLE MEXICAN GANG SHOOTING RANGE / KOF ARCADE]
3057 W. 26th St., Chicago, IL 60623.
Not much known about this place except it has KOF games and mexicans like to shoot you there. Go at your own risk.
PM OR POST IN THREAD TO ADD YOUR TOURNAMENT HERE!!!
GATHERINGS OF THE WEEK
IF YOU HAVE A GATHERING SCHEDULED THIS WEEK, PM ME AND I WILL ADD IT TO THIS SPOILER TAG.
This is effectively ELIMINATING the purpose of the Chicago Matchmaking thread. Look Here for all future local gatherings, that are not tournaments.
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Directions to getting on irc:
Once you download mIRC and install it, connect to the EFnet network. After connected enter:
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[08-03-2009–07-12-2010]Chicago - More Popular Than Porn: The Legend Continues
[07-20-2009–08-03-2009]Chicago July-Aug ‘09: Return of the Text Monster (’__________’)v
[07-01-2009–07-20-2009]Chi in July '09: Shaft Cover Do’s and Don’ts… Inquire within
[05-13-2009–07-01-2009]Chicago June '09. All about Rosebud. YJDK.
[05-13-2009–06-06-2009]Chicago Thread for the rest of May '09… possibly longer. ^^
[04-21-2009–05-13-2009]Chicago. Apr-May '09. Inquire within for tourney and gathering info & news.
[03-22-2009–04-21-2009]Chicago- All Arcana Heart all the time- SF4 falls to the power of LOVE + pink bunnies
[02-24-2009–03-22-2009]Chicago. March. 2009. 43 Sagats and counting…
[01-20-2009–02-24-2009]The nth Chicago thread: We Know Drama.
[12-20-2008–01-20-2009]Chicago - Winter '08/'09 - New Posts?! Press F5.
[10-24-2008–12-20-2008]Chicago, IL: Either I win or you lose. Choose quickly! ???
[08-29-2008–10-24-2008]Chicago Fall '08- Two Three Six Two Three Six ‘K’
[06-05-2008–08-29-2008]Summer in CHICAGO: Nani ga deru kana?
[04-04-2008–06-05-2008]The NEXT Chicago Thread: I Am Woman, Hear Me ROAR! lml(--)lml
[02-10-2008–04-04-2008]THE Chicago Thread [2?-4? '08]: Im so smart…how did I lose?!
[11-22-2007–02-10-2008]The Chicago Thread 07/08 Winter Edition: Much Ado About Bozac’s Mom (<3)
[09-30-2007–11-22-2007]The City Where we give grossman a short leash but we give the cubs 99 years (chicago)
[07-20-2007–09-30-2007]The Chicago Summer Thread Part 2: 100 Years Since The Cubs Won a World Series
[05-09-2007–07-20-2007]The Home of Evo North: Chicago Spring/Summer 2007
[12-06-2006–05-09-2007]A new era and a new day, But the Cubs still won’t win a world series-Chicago 2k7
[05-10-2006–12-07-2006]The Definitive Chicago Thread
[02-01-2005–05-08-2006]Yet another CHICAGO thread!!!
[07-09-2004–02-01-2005]The Chicago thread:where only 2 people actually LIVE in chicago
All previous SRK Chicago threads fell victim to the 2003 crash.
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