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Chicago - Apartment Warming III: A NEW CHALLENGER APPROACHES (aka I have a new apartment)
I upgraded my apartment to a much sweeter place like almost a year ago, and we still haven't had a game party here? Time to rectify that!

My brother's GF is going to be in town for a few weeks and she is a gamer too so I thought it might be neat to have a party while she is here? So I'm shooting for Saturday, June 4th. Does that work for people?

Day / time: Sunday, May 29th. 4 pm - ???
Location / my phone #: Don't want to post publicly PM me for it.
Confirmed almost definitely coming: We'll see. Lots of my family and a few NW people if no one else.

Non-alcoholic drinks and snacks will be provided as usual. Still live within walking distance of Portillo's though it is a slightly longer walk now. Could always take cars.

Here is what we may / will probably be playing:

Wii U
The usuals: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Mario Kart 8, Nintendo Land, Spin The Bottle: Bumpie's Party, etc.
New stuff: Runbow!, Extreme Exorcism

PC / Steam
The usuals: Duck Game, Towerfall Ascension, Samurai Gunn, Gang Beasts (maybe someday we will figure it out), etc.
New stuff: CRAWL, Astro Duel, Speedrunners, Hidden in Plain Sight

The usuals: Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, Mario Kart 7, etc. uh, do we ever really play much 3DS at these things?!

Should we try to play Zelda 4 Swords Adventures?! I have such a hankering for it lately.

What I need other people to bring:
2 360 controllers (I only have 2)
2 more Wii U classic controllers if people don't want to get stuck with Wiimotes for 8 player Smash
1 More Wiimote... I guess? If we play Wii games?
Your own 3DS + copies of any multiplayer games you want to try
Any games you want to try that I didn't list above (might as well ask me first if I already have it though...)

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Posted: 05/21/16, 00:00:21  - Edited by 
 on: 05/29/16, 21:21:25
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AARGHHH!!! The only thing that would keep me away is if I was out of the country. And on the 4th I'm out of the country. Boo to me.
Posted: 05/21/16, 06:57:59
What dates are you gone?
Posted: 05/21/16, 07:08:27
May 31-June 15. I'm likely good most Saturdays not in that stretch.
Posted: 05/22/16, 01:23:42
She's arriving Saturday the 28th though I doubt she wants a party the night she gets here. Would the 29th or 30th (Memorial Day, I have off) work? Cutting too close to the trip?

I have to check with my brother what their plans are too of course. And Anand.
Posted: 05/22/16, 03:52:10  - Edited by 
 on: 05/22/16, 03:53:05
29th is a possibility. At that point I'll be in final prep mode for the trip, but I imagine I might be able to get away for a few hours.
Posted: 05/22/16, 18:08:27
Hmm, I'll see what their availability is.

Where is Anand is he CURRENTLY in Japan or did he get back yet?!
Posted: 05/22/16, 20:41:50

He should be back. I think he was there from the 5th to the 15th, or thereabouts.
Posted: 05/22/16, 21:21:19
Hey, guys. What's up? I saw the Anand Signal in the sky.

Anyway, I'm back. And I just got over my jetlag.

As always, I am down for some gaming goodness. The 29th might be a problem, but I think that I'll probably be around. I can bring whatever, as well.

Except for the case of rare 3DS games that I fucking LOST IN JAPAN.
Posted: 05/23/16, 00:14:42
New apartment is like a mile from the old one.

When will you know if the 29th is free?
Posted: 05/23/16, 00:49:33

Well, that sucks about your games. I'm super excited to hear about your trip, though, as I get ready for mine quite soon!
Posted: 05/23/16, 00:50:51
Zero said:

Where is Anand

Anand said:
Hey, guys. What's up?

It's like Beetlejuice. Disturbing.

Sucks about the games Anand. What did you lose?
Posted: 05/23/16, 00:53:23
I'll probably know within a couple of days. Is there any kind of public transit into the city from your place?

Yeah, it was super-fun, man! Quite an experience. Whenever I describe it to people, it ends up sounding boring, but I had a blast! We can trade Japan tips before you go.

Ehhh... I think I lost:

Star Fox 64 3D (which I was just starting up and enjoying quite a bit)
Kid Icarus Uprising (only played a few levels in, was waiting for the New 3DS to dive back in)
Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX (only played a few songs so far, pretty fun stuff)
Paper Mario: Sticker Star (played a few worlds, very charming)
Kirby Triple Deluxe (played the first world, seemed awesome)
Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes (was on the LAST fucking level)

I was super excited to play farther into all of them. Why, oh why, couldn't I have lost a case of dumb RPGs, instead?

I hadn't actually realized how low Nintendo's recent print runs were until I checked out the price of replacement. Sticker Star is the only one that I can grab cheaply. And Project Mirai and Triforce Heroes are the only two that are still in print. I'll probably just wait for a Buy 1 Get 1 used sale at Gamestop and grab them all. And then Nintendo will probably announce that they've all joined the Player's Choice lineup the next day.

Consciously, I realize that lamenting over my lost case of games is super lame. It's just money, in the end.

But I still hate losing stuff! And I didn't even freaking play them! I just studied Japanese and slept for the whole plane trip!

(P.S. If it was really Beetlejuice-esque, Zero would have had to say my name three times. He only got to two!)
Posted: 05/23/16, 01:06:57  - Edited by 
 on: 05/23/16, 01:18:30
Public transit isn't too hard, I can post more specific directions later in private but it's basically Orange line and a single bus to get a few blocks from my place. Plus there will be people with cars around so it might even be possible to pick you up from the Orange line / drive you back. Or whatever.

But yeah let me know as soon as possible. I talked to my bro and they're free on the 29th as well so that is probably the best day to get everyone.
Posted: 05/23/16, 01:28:24
Not home. I might have to go to Chicago. But, yeah, a bus and the Orange line sounds fine.

I think that I can probably swing it. Unless I post to the opposite effect, assume that I can make it.

(And tell me what you want me to bring.)
Posted: 05/23/16, 01:36:13

Man, when you said 'rare' I was thinking some obscure unheard of gem. ...This was not what I was expecting .

Still sucks horribly (at least from a financial perspective), but have you considered digital versions as replacements? I think that will let you keep your save data too? Maybe?
Posted: 05/23/16, 01:43:32
Mmm, I don't think save data carries over from retail to digital. But that would only really be a problem for Triforce Heroes.

I wouldn't mind having digital versions, but my 32 GB memory card is pretty much packed to the brim right now. I guess you can use larger cards, if you reformat them? But it seems like a hassle/additional expense.

Star Fox 64 3D and Kid Icarus Uprising (and even Kirby Triple Deluxe) are actually kind of rare now! I mean, it would cost me much more than I originally paid for them just to get used cart-only copies. Star Fox alone goes for $100 or more new, even though it's been Player's Choiced in Europe and Japan.

Again, it's only money. I feel dumb for still even thinking about it. It's not like the games have any kind of sentimental value to me.
Posted: 05/23/16, 02:00:54
I'd go for this if it weren't for my living in California and all Have fun!
Posted: 05/23/16, 04:51:56
We do need more NW regulars than just Anand, Brandon and I. COME ON PEOPLE.
Posted: 05/23/16, 04:55:05
Zero said:
We do need more NW regulars than just Anand, Brandon and I. COME ON PEOPLE.

You're the only 3 NW regulars who live there..
Posted: 05/25/16, 02:16:31
Mr_Mustache said:
Zero said:
We do need more NW regulars than just Anand, Brandon and I. COME ON PEOPLE.

You're the only 3 NW regulars who live there..


Unfortunately I have a huge amount of vacation time being used by a trip for the GF's big event. So I can't swing a Chicago trip right now.
Posted: 05/25/16, 02:25:49
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