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#3961 c!ty

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 11:02 AM

I don't know how many Chicago CAGs use Groupon but there is a gaming related deal for the next two days.

http://www.groupon.c...0-167?c=mdd&p=1

$12 for 6 hours of gaming at IGNITE Network.

If a bunch of people jumped on the deal, it would be pretty useful for a CAG meet up.
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#3962 mrosnwo

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 08:59 PM

Non-game related but in the same vein as groupon, my uncle works for buyzooka.com. Same type of deal where they offer local discounts on a variety of things from restaurants to stores to tickets. I got in on the free admission to Brookfield Zoo one day. Shameless plug? Yeah, but it could help our cheapass community all the same.

#3963 nddave

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 02:00 AM

I just wanna throw the date Saturday November 27 out there for a possible next meet-up/swap. 2 days after Thanksgiving, the day after Black Friday. Galloping Ghost or wherever else anyone wants to throw out there. Just getting a feeling for people's availability. I just think that or the week after could be good for trading coming off all the sales.



I would be available that Sunday Nov 28. if possible. Not in anyway trying to make it that date but i would be willing/available to meet up Sunday.
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#3964 mrosnwo

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 04:38 PM

I wouldn't be opposed to a Sunday as long as it's after the Bears play. Sorry, but their record could be 0-10 and I think I'm still watching it. I'm a Cub fan so I guess I'm a glutton for punishment in that way.

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 05:04 PM

I wouldn't be opposed to a Sunday as long as it's after the Bears play. Sorry, but their record could be 0-10 and I think I'm still watching it. I'm a Cub fan so I guess I'm a glutton for punishment in that way.


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#3966 ryosnk

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 05:11 PM

Go white sox! 

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 06:42 PM

go white sox! 


yeah!!!

#3968 slowdive21

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 09:17 PM

Go white sox! 


yeah!!!


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#3969 WeaponX2099

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 10:33 PM

X3...Of course they won the series AFTER my 8 years of buying season tickets.


That always happens.

#3970 dfg

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 03:54 AM

There was a story on 848 (NPR) about the 25th anniversary today and I got so nostalgic I came home and looked for a video or DVD about the '85 season. Can't find exactly what I'm looking for. Anybody know of something good?
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#3971 Amerijapoxicano

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 10:19 PM

I would be available that Sunday Nov 28. if possible. Not in anyway trying to make it that date but i would be willing/available to meet up Sunday.


I concur. I think this would be a good date, too. That place in Evanston sounds pretty good to me. I'm not far from there, either. Otherwise, I'm up for just about anything. I like that it's shortly after Black Friday.

#3972 mrosnwo

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 10:59 PM

Okay we're getting closer now. Nov 27-28 or Dec 4-5, any of those days sound cool to me. Whichever one gets the biggest crowd. Bat17 sounds like a cool place to go and have a few beers, but doesn't lend itself to a long-ish type of meetup. Prices are sorta high for some cheapasses too. It depends what you guys are in the mood for. A meet/greet/swap hour or two, or the same plus play games for another 1-10 hours, as long as you want to stay. Plus if you want food you can leave and get free re-entry at Galloping Ghost, with a Mcdonalds, Burger King, pizza places, bars, and more a few blocks away. Or someone suggest more places too. I'm pretty much up for anything I guess. I'll also offer that I live in the Wrigleyville area and would be willing to carpool/pick-up anyone on the way who couldn't make it otherwise. Just expect to stay awhile if it's indeed GG, cause I like to get my money's worth.

#3973 Blackout

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 12:45 AM

I vote for the arcade again. Should be a good time to go because people should have a lot of BF stuff to trade.



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Posted 08 November 2010 - 04:12 AM

I'm cool with the arcade again.

#3975 slowdive21

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 04:16 PM

The arcade would be fine with me.

I have been working on my "Games Organization Project of 2010", so I have been sorting through all my GS finds as well as boxes of games I forgot I bought.

#3976 52club

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 12:04 AM

The arcade referenced is the one in Brookfield, right?
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#3977 WeaponX2099

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 12:09 AM

The arcade referenced is the one in Brookfield, right?


Yeah.

#3978 mrosnwo

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 02:45 AM

Friday at 6 pm the tv show 190N will be filming a feature on galloping ghost arcade. I'll be in Naperville during the day and will be tempted to stop in there since it's on my way home. Holding tournaments that day too. If anyone is interested, maybe I'lll see you there.

#3979 Blackout

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 02:47 AM

Friday at 6 pm the tv show 190N will be filming a feature on galloping ghost arcade. I'll be in Naperville during the day and will be tempted to stop in there since it's on my way home. Holding tournaments that day too. If anyone is interested, maybe I'lll see you there.


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#3980 mrosnwo

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 05:14 AM

I did end up swinging by the arcade for a few hours today. The 190N episode is airing Sunday the 21st I believe. I'm pretty sure it airs in the morning and again late at night, but I haven't checked it out in awhile. Was kinda hoping Doug Banks would be there so I could meet him, but nope, I didn't recognize any kind of hosts. The camera crew hung around for hours fliming people playing the machines. I was filmed at some point playing Ms. Pac-Man and I'm sure at other times in the background or behind my back unknowingly. Should be interesting to see what makes the show and what gets edited off. One of the actors from the Mortal Kombat games was there too and they had an MKII tournament going on which he was there to watch. Cool stuff. I wish I had some kind of slick CAG merchandise like a t-shirt of something to pimp the site, but alas, I was unsure how to do it. I guess I could've made a sign and held it up behind an interview but I didn't want to come off like one of those obnoxious ass clowns either. Anyway, always a fun time and look forward to going back again.

#3981 dfg

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 06:44 AM

Twice this month I've seen people with barcode scanner accessories at thrift stores. I feel like I'm missing out.
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#3982 slowdive21

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 03:33 PM

Twice this month I've seen people with barcode scanner accessories at thrift stores. I feel like I'm missing out.


They are everywhere. I looked into it in 2002 or 2003 (and again recently), but most of the services charge too much.

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#3983 Blackout

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 11:24 PM

The Borders downtown on State Street is closing. Everything in the store is at 20% right now. I talked to someone who worked there and they said the store should be closed the first week of January. It's a great time to get some books because they have a ton of stuff there. Once it hits 50-60% it's going to be great.



#3984 Josh5890

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 11:53 PM

The Borders downtown on State Street is closing. Everything in the store is at 20% right now. I talked to someone who worked there and they said the store should be closed the first week of January. It's a great time to get some books because they have a ton of stuff there. Once it hits 50-60% it's going to be great.


Holy crap!!! Every time I'm walking downtown It seems like they are packed. I'm heading downtown back in a few weeks. Will definately have to check it out. Thanks for the heads up.

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 12:43 AM

The Borders downtown on State Street is closing. Everything in the store is at 20% right now. I talked to someone who worked there and they said the store should be closed the first week of January. It's a great time to get some books because they have a ton of stuff there. Once it hits 50-60% it's going to be great.


That's a odd Borders to close. Its in the middle of everything.

#3986 Blackout

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 03:05 AM

That's a odd Borders to close. Its in the middle of everything.


I know. I'm in there every week before class and it's always packed. I guess no one actually buys anything though. I can't blame them. Borders wouldn't be going out of business if they didn't charge such a ridiculous amount for their books.



#3987 WeaponX2099

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 04:02 AM

I know. I'm in there every week before class and it's always packed. I guess no one actually buys anything though. I can't blame them. Borders wouldn't be going out of business if they didn't charge such a ridiculous amount for their books.


People know that they have weekly coupons for 20-40 percent.

#3988 bigsick

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 10:49 AM

Are We still having a meetup anytime soon?

#3989 itchyeyeball

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 05:30 PM

Random, but does anybody need the Bioshock 2 Limited Edition for Xbox? I grabbed it like three months ago from Target on clearance and it's still in the package. Did the buy-and-think-about-it, but it's been over three months now so I can't return it and I decided I dont really want it after all.

If nobody else bites, I guess I could try to return it without receipt for credit, right?

#3990 mrosnwo

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 09:18 PM

@itchyeyeball, perfect thing to bring with to a swap/meet-up, which I've kinda been bugging everyone to do. I've got the game itself, but for the right price I'd almost be interested in it. If you try and return it, just keep in mind that if the price dropped in their system since you bought it, they'll only give you the lowest price they sold it for, since they can't track what you actually paid without a receipt.

@bigsick, I'd like to. Black Friday weekend is gonna be a crazy time for dedicated CAGs, and it's a great time to have a swap right after it. If not that weekend, maybe the first weekend of December would be cool too.

If people want to commit to a date, I could set something up for the group at Galloping Ghost Arcade again. Just need to lock a date down, then start locking down names for people who are definately in. If anyone wants to get an idea of what this arcade is all about who didn't attend last time, tonight is the night to do it. 190N on ABC is running their feature on the place tonight at 10:35p.m. Check it out or set your DVRs. Don't know how long it will be(probably only like 5 minutes), or what it will entail but the camera crew was there for hours. If you can't watch it live they're gonna have video of it up on their facebook page here.. http://www.facebook....id=312550418372