The Chicago Thread 2010-11: This is our favorite thread, we post in it all the time


#1

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 :rofl:

Ok I think that covers all the bases, now onto the standard bs.

LOCAL GATHERINGS / VENUES

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[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
708-485-4700
http://www.gallopingghostarcade.com/

Doc Mack ghostlord@gallopingghost.com
Gerry Cantu gcantu@gallopingghostarcade.com

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
or
$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.

[NICKEL CITY]
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 :slight_smile:

[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.

UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS

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http://shoryuken.com/f7/feb-26th-2011-chicago-il-ssfiv-mvc3-%24500-00-bonus-each-247gamr-com-261697/
PM OR POST IN THREAD TO ADD YOUR TOURNAMENT HERE!!!

GATHERINGS OF THE WEEK

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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.

CHICAGO IRC CHANNEL

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Directions to getting on irc:

mIRC: Internet Relay Chat client

Once you download mIRC and install it, connect to the EFnet network. After connected enter:

/join #srkchicago

Alternatively to mIRC, Capps suggested a link to Mibbit.com Webchat client. Check it out if interested.

BLOGS

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ElvenShadow’s blog:
Rocking (or getting rocked by) Japan.
HeartNana’s blog:
The Misadventures of Rob #ReloadFULL
Kobayashi’s blog::
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YOUTUBE CHANNELS

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CappsIndigo’s YouTube:
YouTube - CappsIndigo’s Channel
Nives’ YouTube:
YouTube - jjcheng2’s Channel
BeaTs’ YouTube:*
YouTube - juanniG’s Channel
Kobayashi’s YouTube:
YouTube - xtremexj220’s Channel
Syxx573’s YouTube:
YouTube - syxx573’s Channel
Keit’s Youtube:
YouTube - Rockeits’s Channel
Random123456789’s YouTube:
YouTube - Thewatcher458’s Channel
Phreakazoid187’s YouTube:
YouTube - Phreakazoid187’s Channel
Emac’s Youtube Channels
YouTube - evilpacman07’s Channel
YouTube - FalafelNPepsi’s Channel
Tuboware’s YouTube Channel:
YouTube - tuboware67’s Channel
Humbag’s YouTube Channel:
YouTube - Humbag’s Channel
Team Magats YouTube Channel:
YouTube - TeamMagats’s Channel
BRADSRK’s YouTube Channel:
Youtube - BRadSRK’s Channel

**VIDEO RECOMMENDATION: **
Posting and YOU!!

PREVIOUS CHICAGO THREADS

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Previous Chicago Threads:
[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.

OTHER USEFUL LINKS

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A beginners and intermediate guide to marvel
Guilty Gear / BlazBlue: Dustloop Forums
Suggoi! Arcana Heart 2: Poverty Wiki
Melty Blood: Melty Bread Forums - Index
Tekken: Tekken Zaibatsu Forums
Smash Bros.: Smash World Forums
Soul Calibur: Soul Calibur Forums - Powered by vBulletin, 8WayRun - Soulcalibur (Soul Calibur) for the hardcore enthusiast!
Naruto: www.willvolution.com :: Index

Thanks, and enjoy the new thread.

Thread title courtesy of Big Marcus!


#2

First post!

Chicago : Shoulda put a million on Daigo


#3

Chicago : We didn’t get Lebron but we still have GLB


#4

Yay new thread.

Chicago: So Windy we Blow.


#5

Chicago: Dipped, hot, with mozz


#6

Chicago: Well Actually Suburbs


#7

Chicago: Where the only thing worth rooting for is Floe, Big Marcus and the Blackhawks.


#8

hehehehahaha best one so far lmao


#9

heh, playing off that:
“where being from chicago is actually the minority”

actually I remembered this thread from '04 when posting that
The Chicago thread:where only 2 people actually LIVE in chicago

still pretty accurate, imo :rofl:


#10

I lol’d

Who here actually LIVES in Chicago anyways? As in, the word “Chicago” exists in your mailing address.


#11

^I do. Just moved back. :rock:

…Im black though so…


#12

I NEED TO PLAY.

Ahhhhh


#13

play me on psn if youd like humbag.


#14

I am at work and where I live right now I dont have internet for my ps3.

I can connect my laptop some someones wireless at my uncles but the ps3 wont work. Would be super laggy anyway.


#15

Think we’ll go til tonight with the thread name suggestions.

The Chicago (well actually suburbs) Thread 2010-2011 is probably frontrunner atm…


#16

Hey Cracka J, wanna throw my youtube page in the first post spoiler?

Also, I like: Chicago : We didn’t get Lebron but we still have GLB

or

Chicago: Dropping Big Combos on Stage Since Evo2010 (Shoutouts to Big Marcus)


#17

Is there a ranbat this month? I don’t see it in the tourney section


#18

^^ No.

Is there a tourney in the city next month?
Fight it Out 4 (preferably sans Roosevelt and unfortunate DQ business)?


#19

Link?

Also stuff won’t magically appear in the new spoilertags…
I need you guys to post up if you know shit is going down. If it’s regarding a tournament, please post all the info like normal, or give me a link I can go off of and copy/paste.

If you’re posting in the thread with something that needs to be added to the first post, please bold, underline, or color tag your post or some shit…just so it sticks out and I can notice it. If you’re worried I’m gonna miss something, pm me it instead. That easy.

I’ll put stuff up as far ahead as you guys can give it to me. After a tournament has been ran, it’ll be removed. I really think this new system is going to work, I just need help from you guys compiling everything. Once we got that down I think we’ll have one of the most accessible threads we’ve seen in awhile.


#20

D- first time I’ve been on since Fri. I’ll double check what I took but doubt I had a controller. Very shitty.

Jose- I think you were plugged into my 360, I think I would notice a controller breakaway but I will look when I get home today if you didn’t already find it. That 360 I brought is still just sitting in the bag, so there’s a small chance it’s there.