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#4261 bigsick

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 06:11 PM

Anyone attend the six corners BBQ fest? How was it? Worth attending?


i'm going today. ill let you know how it is when i get back.

edit: wasn't that impressed. Ended up donating 5 dollars to get in which wasn't a big deal. They had hardly any bbq stands, i believe 2 or 3 at most. The rest were mostly advertisement stands (i.e. sears, wisconsin dells, and more.) I wouldn't go against unless it was bigger and better.

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#4262 TooMuchCoolness

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 01:59 AM

Is galloping ghost the only arcade place in chicago? its way too far :(

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 02:04 AM

Is galloping ghost the only arcade place in chicago? its way too far :(



Not sure, but GG is worth the trip. I have been several times.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 02:07 AM

Fucking storm! Car got hit with a tree branch driving home, and then when I got out to inspect the damage, I almost was blown over and then the wind whipped something into my face.

Schizo weather as usual here in Chicagoland.
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#4265 slowdive21

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 02:10 AM

Is galloping ghost the only arcade place in chicago? its way too far :(


Not sure, but GG is worth the trip. I have been several times.


If we have a meet up again you can at least meet some of the Chicago CAGs. We buy/trade games and guides at meetups as well. It is a little far, but it is an easy drive from the Northern burbs, since you can avoid most of the city traffic.

#4266 Blackout

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 04:22 AM

I think there was some talk of this earlier in the thread, but do you any of you guys use U-verse for internet? How are the speeds?

And we definitely need to go the arcade again. I nominated in the next few weeks. LETS MAKE IT HAPPEN. :)



#4267 mrosnwo

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 05:01 AM

Is galloping ghost the only arcade place in chicago? its way too far :(


No, but it's the only one you'll ever want to go to ever again once you've been there! Really, to answer your question, there's Nickel City in Northbrook which isn't horrible but has gone downhill IMO, and a few others, but it's like comparing one of those tiny little eco cars to a fully loaded Escalade. The sheer vast array and variety of GGA blows away the rest.

I think there was some talk of this earlier in the thread, but do you any of you guys use U-verse for internet? How are the speeds?

And we definitely need to go the arcade again. I nominated in the next few weeks. LETS MAKE IT HAPPEN. :)


I've got the AT&T Elite plan for $19.99(usually like $40-45 I think), thru some promo like 8 months or so back. Not bad as far as gaming goes. Doesn't seem as quick as my Comcast was, but doesn't bother me at all. Keep in mind I'm not one of those who use software to measure DL/UL speeds, though. Also, I'm in for the arcade, I'm having withdrawl, it's been a couple months.

If we have a meet up again you can at least meet some of the Chicago CAGs. We buy/trade games and guides at meetups as well. It is a little far, but it is an easy drive from the Northern burbs, since you can avoid most of the city traffic.


Got some games in my backlog through some clearence scores that I still have sealed that I wouldn't mind trading off(an extra Fable 3 LE being one). Who knows if I'm gonna get to these things, so I might as well bring along some to try and get some stuff I'm more interested in. Last time I didn't take part in the swap portion of the meet-up, since I came in on kinda short notice, the last week or two beforehand. I'm interested in it this time.

#4268 Blackout

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 06:03 AM

Thanks for the input. Do you have multiple people in your place using the Wi-Fi? How are the speeds then? My current internet sucks when I'm just using it, but when other people in my house start too it's unbearably slow.

Also how are download speeds for PS3 (game patches and system updates)? Faster?



#4269 mrosnwo

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 04:33 PM

I live on the 2nd floor of a 3-flat. My cousin lives in the basement, but will go out to the front porch and grab my router with his laptop. When he does, I don't notice any slowdown. Also, I'm living with my brother right now, and when we both have XBox's going, still, no difference. I have a linksys/cisco router though, not their own wireless option, if that helps. As for PS3, download speeds just suck balls no matter what you have. They sucked on Comcast, they suck on AT&T. I can download the exact same download on the PS3 and 360 at the same time(say, a demo), and I can have the 360 done and the whole trial played through by the time the PS3 demo finished downloading. Always been that way, no matter if I have every other item in my network turned off or not. Friends all say the same thing. I'd assume their network adapter inside the system is just inferior. System updates are dreaded, because I know it's always like 15 minutes or so before I can start something, including netlfix(which sometimes ruins my alotted movie viewing time).

#4270 pezmanmike

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 12:00 AM

Is galloping ghost the only arcade place in chicago? its way too far :(


What city do you live in? I live in Lockport (near joliet) and it only takes about 45 minutes.

It's really easy to get to - if you're near the western suburbs - just take 355 to ogden and head east.

I'll be there tomorrow for the tournament - should be fun...
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#4271 shieryda

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 01:06 AM

Anyone attend the six corners BBQ fest? How was it? Worth attending?


2 of the best bbq joints near here weren't even present! The usual over-priced beer tents, and the stupid ticket booths were (of course) there. It was okay for the first year. I expect it to be bigger and better next year.

#4272 shieryda

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 09:24 PM

Play N Trade on Cicero (near Six Corners) is gone. Surprised that they lasted as long as they did with Gamestop right across the street from them.

#4273 Blackout

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 09:31 PM

Dammit that sucks. I wanted to go there to pick up a few cheap Xbox and retro games they had. When did they close?



#4274 TooMuchCoolness

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 01:22 AM

Why did they go out of business? Cause of GameStop?

#4275 shieryda

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 02:11 AM

Not sure about when. I just drove past there today and saw the brown paper up in all the windows. I heard that they may have been selling bootlegged games, so that may be a bit of karma.

#4276 Blackout

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 04:10 AM

Wow that's nuts. Are you talking about selling bootlegs to unknowing customers or just bootlegs on the side?

I think their location was terrible. Not only was it too close to GameStop, but it was on a weird side of Six Corners that no one goes down. Play N Trade has terrible advertising as a whole so that place was heading for permanent closing the day it opened.



#4277 shieryda

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 04:37 AM

Wow that's nuts. Are you talking about selling bootlegs to unknowing customers or just bootlegs on the side?


I heard it was the former. I'm sure they got an unsuspecting parent or kid every now and then. I wish I could remember when this particular store first opened. I counted 12 empty storefronts just on a half-block of Milwaukee today. They should at least open another Starbucks here, since the one on Irving Park is always so freaking slammed.

#4278 bigsick

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 04:45 PM

There's gonna be a mini meetup with a few CAGs who do a gaming podcast called pixelated radio (kush and hendersonman) at the Galloping Ghost today at 2pm. Hope some of you can make it. http://pixelatedsaus.../?currentPage=4
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#4279 ryosnk

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 03:25 PM

Groupon has gameworks all day pass for $20 if anyone is interested.


Also thanks bigsick and shieryda on responding to my BBQ six corners question. Hopefully next year they expand to more food vendors.

#4280 slowdive21

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 10:57 PM

I have to drop my parents off at Midway on Sunday. I will probably head to The Ghost if anyone wants to meet up.

#4281 newtype06

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 08:31 PM

Hello Chicago... I don't really know where to put this, but since I'm also based in IL-- might as well put it here. So, me and my friends have made a podcast recently and was wondering if you guys can check it out. Comments, suggestions and so on would be nice. Here's our current episode:

http://lostlevel.com...l-episode-four/

#4282 Chicago Mafia

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 10:46 AM

Anyone attend the six corners BBQ fest? How was it? Worth attending?


I went on Saturday. If they have another one next year, they better get more food booths. At times, the line for the handful they had was ridiculous. I loved it and had a great time. But my front door was right there in the fest, so my opinion is probably biased.

#4283 52club

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 11:36 PM

Any CAGs have to go without power after these last storms, for the first time in a long time my condo didn't have any power for most of today.
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#4284 mrosnwo

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 03:47 AM

Kept power, luckily. But I'm usually a very sound sleeper, and even I woke up to the storm. It sounded like the thunder was striking the house, it was so loud. Crazy stuff.

#4285 slowdive21

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 09:00 PM

Just got power and comcast back a few hours ago. Power was out for 30 hours.

#4286 dpac

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 09:03 PM

Apparently it was a record-breaking power outage for the area. Glad your AC's back online!

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 05:47 PM

Hey anyone familiar with Carol's Pub around Clark and Lawrence?. They have a live band playing Country and some ClassicRock. Anyone know of another Pub/Bar that has a band play live music (Country &/or Rock)?

#4288 ryosnk

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 02:01 PM

Groupon has $15 wizard world tickets all days except for Saturday. I'm taking the family on sunday for family day activites.

#4289 mrosnwo

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 09:40 PM

Thanks for the tip, I can try and convince others to go. Already got the weekend pass myself, can't miss Thursday night. Thats usually when I find everything I want to buy in heavy abundance, and can begin to work pricing. Had to splurge on a Bruce Campbell VIP. Always thought those were a waste of money, but my love for Bruce, plus doing the math on autographs/photo ops, I'm gonna make it work.

#4290 slowdive21

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 11:34 PM

^^I'll be there Sunday, but I will be on a buying mission. I told myself I wasn't going to go back to Wizard, but for $15 I'll deal with it. Hopefully I will come home with a few hand picked longboxes.