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Open Gaming

  • Aug 10, 2013 · 4:00 PM
  • Alex's House

Hey all,
Having enjoyed the open gaming meetups hosted by Clifford and David, I plan on holding one of my own on Saturday, August 10th. Anyway, here's the rundown:

Time & Place
-680 S. Federal St Chicago, IL 60605 Unit 601
-4:00 p.m.

There is a buzzer downstairs which is tied to my cell phone.  Just punch in the 3 digit number linked to my name and I'll buzz you in.  I'm up on the 6th floor in unit 601.

The Equipment
-Two 60" high definition displays, each equipped with 5.1 channel speaker systems

The Hardware (number of controllers in parentheses)
-Wii (4), Xbox 360 (3), Playstation 3 (3), Gaming PC, Playstation 2 (2), Xbox, Nintendo 64 (2), 3DS, DS Lite

The Software (I've listed some cool multiplayer games, but I have many more)
-Super Smash Brothers Brawl (w/ Project M), Super Smash Brothers Melee, Little Big Planet 1 & 2, Halo Reach, Bionic Commando Rearmed, Geometry Wars 2, Super Street Fighter IV, Blazblue: Continuum Shift, Goldeneye 007 (N64 & Wii), Perfect Dark (N64 & XBLA), Mario Kart Double Dash, Super Monkey Ball 2, Guardian Heroes (XBLA), Timesplitters Future Perfect, Marvel Ultimate Alliance, Ikaruga

-Everyone is more than welcome to bring along his or her favorite games and/or consoles. Also, any additional controllers would be appreciated.

Food
-I'll provide snacks and drinks. There's a plethora of restaurants around me including pizza and thai food. You guys can let me know what kind of food you want in the comments below. If we order dinner I'm asking people to contribute $5 each.

Transportation
-Car: Parking in the South Loop is not exactly ideal, but it's tolerable if you carpool with at least one other person to divy up the parking cost. There is typically street parking available just outside of my place on Federal or Dearborn. Street parking is free after 10 p.m. but, until then, it runs at the rate of $3 an hour or so. Alternatively, there are some parking lots within a block or two in pretty much every direction from my place which run at different rates. I always feel badly about people having to park near my place so let me know if you have no other way of getting here and I can at least cover your food costs.

-CTA: My condo is within 5 minutes walking distance of all applicable CTA trains. Blue (LaSalle), Red (Harrison), Brown/Orange/Green/Pink (Harold Washington Library)

-Metra: My place is within 5 minutes of the LaSalle St. Metra station, 15 minutes of Union Station, and 20 minutes of Ogilvie Station. Additionally, I'm about 10 minutes from the nearest Metra Electric Line stop (Van Buren).

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  • Rhasheda W.

    I really had a great time...and you were an excellent host. You should have another shigdig like this again.

    August 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    That was a great time. Thanks for hosting, Alex.

    August 10, 2013

  • Jenn H.

    It was fun.

    August 10, 2013

  • Rhasheda W.

    Hope it not too late for me to be there

    August 10, 2013

  • David M.

    Just got here, figuring out the code to punch in.

    August 10, 2013

  • Rhasheda W.

    I running late myself will try to make it around 6:30.

    August 10, 2013

  • David M.

    On my way!

    August 10, 2013

  • Jenn H.

    Hi I'm inside the building but what's your apartment number?

    August 10, 2013

  • briana s.

    What time does it end?

    August 10, 2013

  • Alan R.

    I'll bring a 360 gamepad, some Wii accessories, a couple games, snacks, and some money. I will strive to arrive around 4 PM.

    August 10, 2013

  • Kevin

    Could make it around 6

    August 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Count me in! I'll be a bit late though, as I'm in improv till 4pm at The Second City

    August 4, 2013

  • Alex D.

    I'm happy to see strong interest in the event! Transportation details should be available in the description shortly.

    July 29, 2013

  • Clifford H.

    I'll bring my PS3 and all the fighting games I have plus some dual shock 3s. I got:
    Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
    Injustice: Gods Among Us
    Tekken 6
    Street Fighter x Tekken
    Persona 4 Arena
    Skullgirls
    Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 3
    Darkstalkers Resurrection

    July 29, 2013

  • Sebastian S.

    Wish I could make it. I'll be in San Francisco at a friend's wedding. Have fun!

    July 29, 2013

  • Luis

    I have no excuse not to come when this is in my hood. Sweet. I will bring some gear to contribute as well. Thanks!

    July 28, 2013

  • Alex D.

    It'll be fun!

    July 28, 2013

  • Clifford H.

    just to be clear. Alex is the host. not me. I just posted it for him

    July 28, 2013

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