To continue the earlier <a target=new class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/forums/messageview.cfm?catid=18&threadid=19203
">FaceBall 2000[/url] thread, I'm actually (*finally*) putting together my FaceBall 2000 event.
Details are a little sketchy at this time, but here's what I'd like to do.
I'm looking at having the event March 8th and March 9th. Fellow Nintendo Whores probably recognize that as the date Smash Bros. Brawl is going to be released. That's important.
What'd I'd like to do is start the event around Noon or so on the 8th. Then, around 6 PM or so, move everyone who comes for it (either from this board or people I know IRL) to my Wal*Mart where I will be (hopefully) hosting a Smash Bros. Pre-Launch event. It'll include a small original Smash Bros. Tournament and a little bit larger Melee tournament. Obviously, at midnight, Brawl will be released and we'll buy the game and go back to play it amongst each other and (if it'll work) online.
Here's the deal though - I'm going to look into renting a local community center. What this means is that, if someone wants to come and sleep over (I'm sure there will be a few), if you bring sleeping bags and pillows or such, there should be sleeping room.
Of course, there will be more than just Smash Bros. and FaceBall. I fully expect there to be many, many DSes there - and plenty of people to play them. This includes 10 Player Tetris, 8 Player Mario Kart, 8 Player Bomberman.... If you bring it, we could play it. Additionally, perhaps, there could be some Four Swords played (anyone want to try to play crazy Japanese Tetra's Trackers? I have it...) Also, perhaps, 16 Player Mario Kart: Double Dash with Four GameCubes. Just a possibility.
I need to check into see what renting the local place will actually run. I'm poor... and I don't want to charge an admission fee. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0"> We could probably get a nice order of Pizza fairly cheap as well, so I might take a collection for that.
I want to impress upon you all how awesome this'll be... This will probably be the first time a 16-Player FaceBall 2000 match has taken place outside of the development of the game. While people have said the game supports 16 players, I was unable to do so with existing equipment - since I had to have it specially made, I'd almost be willing to bet that it's simply not been done before.
You could be a part of history here. Not to mention, of course, this will totally be the multi-player gaming event of the year for Carmi, Illinois.
So... let me know if you're seriously interested in coming. I'm not at all looking to limit the number of people who come to 16... the more, the merrier. But it'll be fun.