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The FaceBall 2000 megafailure of the year megathread:
« on: January 20, 2008, 12:26:30 PM »
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.
« Last Edit: March 10, 2008, 10:44:30 PM by UncleBob »
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RE:The FaceBall 2000 Event of the year megathread:
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2008, 01:03:18 PM »
I asked the wife. She said she's fine with me leaving for the weekend for it. It's a six or seven hour drive for me. I don't know how much I could pony up for a community center admission though. That will depend on if taxes are done by then or if I have any big jobs finished.

I'd love some multi-player action though. I really want to bring the 360 and link up a couple of others on some tvs. Even split screen would be fine. Oh, or the N64 and some Conker and Goldeneye. Ah yeah, sniping frenchies.

Ok, here's a list of games I have and would like to play some multiplayer with. This in no way means that I'll be unhappy if none get played. Its just a thought I'm throwing out because I haven't had an opportunity like this before. I have an adapter for composite (RBG) to coaxial if that helps with the number of TVs available. And I have a 4 port hub not in use that can be brought.

Wii Sports (how can I forget that one?)

Halo (1 -3) (system link or split screen)
Gears of War
Perfect Dark Zero

Mario Kart Double Dash (system link or split screen, I have a network adapter on my cube)
Timesplitters 2

Goldeneye
Conkers Bad Fur Day
WCW/NWO Revenge
Perfect Dark
Mario Kart 64

And there's always the PC with Counter Strike over LAN option.

I don't have many DS games. Planet Puzzle League, Super Mario and Brothers In Arms.

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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2008, 04:18:30 PM »
It's about a 4 hour drive for me. So it's a definite possibility.
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RE:The FaceBall 2000 Event of the year megathread:
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2008, 06:43:45 PM »
Sorry it's about a 13-hour flight for me to be able to make it, not to mention the drive from California. Sorry, Bob. I can't make it this time, but it sounds pretty sweet.
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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2008, 11:42:08 PM »
Damn, that would have been cool.  I already get to tell my boss that a guy from Canada is coming down to our Wal*Mart to play in the tournament...  It'd be awesome to have someone from the land of Oz come in too.
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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2008, 01:07:12 AM »
I'd like to, but it's just too far for me.  Google says it's a 14 hour drive.

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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2008, 01:55:13 AM »
UncleBob, you could start the next e3! Illinois is a long way from Tucson, Az. Plus i got no funds, but i might call a bud in Chicago who might be interested.
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« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2008, 02:33:55 AM »
If vudu is still coming, they could carpool.
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RE: The FaceBall 2000 Event of the year megathread:
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2008, 02:45:31 AM »
I'd love to come, but the timing probably won't work for me.  

I'm taking three classes this semester (I usually only take two, but I want to hurry up and graduate this semester), plus I work full time and I just started another business in August.  Between the three, I'm swamped.
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« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2008, 03:09:51 AM »
Aww... it'll be on the weekend, if that makes any difference.
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« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2008, 10:13:07 AM »
If Baby isn't acting up and my Wife's ok I can come.  I'll  bring my Cube and MK: DD (I have a network adapter) plus I can bring a GBA for Four Swords or FF:CC.  Though I can't find my memory cards...  Also have Karoake revolution and DDR Mario Mix...

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« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2008, 10:33:54 AM »
I'd like to go, but the timing isn't right, if by some miracle I can fly out, I will let you know.
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« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2008, 12:09:19 PM »
If my Canadian friend manages to come, he'll have two more GameCubes, two more BBAs and two more copies of Mario Kart: Double Dash, giving us four.

Ceric - you're not thinking right - you don't use GBAs for Four Swords - you use GameCubes + Game Boy Players + TVs.  Something we could probably do.

ShyGuy - all are welcome.
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« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2008, 01:03:35 PM »
Sounds like fun, but I won't be able to make it. Hope it works out!
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RE: The FaceBall 2000 Event of the year megathread:
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2008, 01:31:52 PM »
Awww... this plan failed... I tried to get free stuff from Nintendo to give out as prizes...

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RE:The FaceBall 2000 Event of the year megathread:
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2008, 01:38:17 PM »
Should this event shoot for June or something? Would it be worth it if there's just 4 of us? Maybe I'll bring my Magic the Gathering decks for some additional multi-player mayhem... Goblin decks FTW!

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« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2008, 01:45:21 PM »
hmm its in spring? Around spring break time? 1,622 mi away....anyone live in the phx area? It would cost approx $300 to drive over there, and $300 back for a total of $600 dollars
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« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2008, 02:02:01 PM »
bustin - I don't know how many people from PGC will actually show up, but I'm going to have some friends here as well.  I've gotta have 16 people, or else it'll ruin the fun of having 16 copies of FaceBall.

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« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2008, 02:07:36 PM »
You're going to ruin the perception that we have friends outside of the Intertubes.

Yes, we can't let 16 copies of Faceball go to waste. I am still psyched. But you should extend an invite to Gabe and Tycho. I bet they've never seen a 16 player Gameboy game before.

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« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2008, 02:16:35 PM »
lol...  I'm guessing Gabe and Tycho have better things to do than play a 15+ year old Game Boy game...
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« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2008, 03:30:27 PM »
if we had an electric car...it would be near free.....
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« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2008, 02:44:43 AM »
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lol...  I'm guessing Gabe and Tycho have better things to do than play a 15+ year old Game Boy game...


I don't know about that.  I'm always surprised what those types of personalities do with there free time.
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« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2008, 07:34:47 AM »
Good news everyone!
I've found an office building that rents out its basement. It's got seaperate bathrooms, a kitchen (stove, microwave, fridge) and moveable partiton/walls. I'm going tomorrow to check it out (I'll take some  pics) and make sure it'll work, but my wife has catered there before and says it should work well. Although, as usual, I'm strapped for cash, it's apparently only $50, even for a noon-to-noon rental overnight.  This is gonna be loads of fun. And loads of Faceball.

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« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2008, 07:49:48 AM »
If you go through with the rental you should let the cops know in case they patrol the area at night, if the owners don't take care of it for you.

Make sure to make note of the electric outlets. I'd want to know if I need to bring any power strips or extension cords.

And another thing. We should have some ground rules regarding smoking and drinking. I don't do either, and I don't care if people who are of age have enough drink to buzz as long as they are spending the night, but I hope that the smokers will be kind enough to step outside if its not already a rule for the office space.

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« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2008, 12:59:02 PM »
I don't think the cops will be a problem... we're a small town.

I will be checking out the outlet situation when I go tomorrow...  I've got three surge protectors, so I *should* be set, but you never know.

As for smoking or drinking - neither is allowed on the premises.  Not only is this a rule for renting the place, but smoking is outlawed in "Public" buildings in Illinois.  I don't know what the weather is going to be like come March, but if you're a smoker, dress warmly.

Okay, if, *if*, you may possibly come... like, if there's a greater than 0% chance you could come, shoot an e-mail to faceball2000@verizon.net so I can get you added to my news and mailing list and keep everyone informed.
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