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#4801 slowdive21

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 12:16 AM

I've never been to a meet up but I can't make it this weekend cause of work but next weekend I'd be down. Is bringing the wife shunned upon?


I'm not familiar with the term 'wife', but that sounds interesting...I think wives are welcome (or anyone else for that matter). If we meet at Galloping Ghost, there isn't much else to do in the immediate area, so I hope she likes arcades.

#4802 meta460085

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 01:37 AM

I'm not familiar with the term 'wife', but that sounds interesting...I think wives are welcome (or anyone else for that matter). If we meet at Galloping Ghost, there isn't much else to do in the immediate area, so I hope she likes arcades.


She can tolorate it ;-) I'm no familiar with Galloping Ghost, will Google it but I'm assuming Game works is out if the question?

#4803 WeaponX2099

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 03:16 AM

She can tolorate it ;-) I'm no familiar with Galloping Ghost, will Google it but I'm assuming Game works is out if the question?


I've never been to gameworks, but if the car is straight and if gas is 3.79 or lower(ha!) I'm in.

#4804 meta460085

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 04:49 AM

I've never been to gameworks, but if the car is straight and if gas is 3.79 or lower(ha!) I'm in.


Think Dave and Busters. I only suggested gameworks cause I can get a alcoholic beverage in me there and its a hell of a social lubricant.

#4805 slowdive21

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 12:31 AM

I think we had a meetup at gameworks back in the day or talked about it at least. Gameworks is/was owned by SEGA and there is one in Schaumburg.

#4806 meta460085

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 02:16 AM

I think we had a meetup at gameworks back in the day or talked about it at least. Gameworks is/was owned by SEGA and there is one in Schaumburg.


Yea, I set in motion we meet next Saturday or Friday at gamewerks in Schaumburg. Whadaya guys think.

#4807 ryosnk

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 03:45 AM

I would prefer galloping ghost since for $12-15 we can play all day where in gameworks we would waste more.

#4808 meta460085

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 10:13 PM

I would prefer galloping ghost since for $12-15 we can play all day where in gameworks we would waste more.

I here forth withdraw my previous statement. So we talking Friday or saturday?

#4809 slowdive21

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 12:02 AM

I here forth withdraw my previous statement. So we talking Friday or saturday?


IDK if I can make it that soon. Probably a week from Saturday would be the earliest I could go.

#4810 meta460085

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 01:08 AM

IDK if I can make it that soon. Probably a week from Saturday would be the earliest I could go.


Argh, I can make it next weekend, not the following because of work.

#4811 ryosnk

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 04:58 AM

Planning a meetup is difficult since we all have priorities. Would 10/14/2012 be a good day for anyone?

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 06:32 AM

Yeah it is pretty hard to get these things going. Let's set the date a month in advance and get a roll call going early so we have a good turn out.

Galloping Ghost is probably the best spot since we can game there all day and they also have space to just hang there, chill and trade/sell games.



#4813 ryosnk

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 02:07 PM

Yeah it is pretty hard to get these things going. Let's set the date a month in advance and get a roll call going early so we have a good turn out.

Galloping Ghost is probably the best spot since we can game there all day and they also have space to just hang there, chill and trade/sell games.



Location: Galloping ghost

Month: October or November

Time: 12pm

Date?


Throwing these dates out there and let's see what sticks. Post and let's see which one date we can get the most people.

Possible dates.
10/13-14/2012
10/20
10/27
11/10
11/17

#4814 mrosnwo

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 03:49 PM

Possible dates.
10/13-14/2012
10/20
10/27
11/10
11/17


As of now, I can't do 10/27 or 11/10. The rest appear to be open at this time.

#4815 slowdive21

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 05:03 PM

I think we still get a CAG rate of $12/person. I'm not sure though as I haven't been there for a while. Last time I was able to get $10, but GG was new at the time. If we can get a date and group I can get a hold of Doc and see if he can help us out. I think now that they are busy, the discounts may not apply anymore.

Most of the dates look fine to me.

#4816 meta460085

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 09:08 PM

As of now, I can't do 10/27 or 11/10. The rest appear to be open at this time.


10/20 is the best bet for me, I work every other weekend, my job is kinda demanding, 60 hour weeks is kinda the norm

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 09:19 PM

10/20 is the best bet for me, I work every other weekend, my job is kinda demanding, 60 hour weeks is kinda the norm


10/20 works great for me as well.
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#4818 meta460085

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 10:03 PM

10/20 works great for me as well.


Lets see if can solidify this date, we've been trying since July to get a date that works for most. Also, do we all promise to NOT be serial killers ;-)

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 11:04 PM

10/20 is good.



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Posted 17 September 2012 - 11:32 PM

Has anybody been to Nickel City Arcade in Northbrook? I haven't been in years but last time I was there it was a nice trip down memory lane. Most cabinets are old games from my youth so it was up my alley. When I was there I think they charged $3 to get in and all cabinets were in multiples of nickels to Play so games were 5 to 25 cents. They also had all the really old cabinets in the rear on free play so I got my TMNT fix on the cheap. Been wanting to go back for a while.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 01:22 AM

Has anybody been to Nickel City Arcade in Northbrook? I haven't been in years but last time I was there it was a nice trip down memory lane. Most cabinets are old games from my youth so it was up my alley. When I was there I think they charged $3 to get in and all cabinets were in multiples of nickels to Play so games were 5 to 25 cents. They also had all the really old cabinets in the rear on free play so I got my TMNT fix on the cheap. Been wanting to go back for a while.


Years ago, when it first opened, I think, if it's the one off 94. Was okay, but I guess I wasn't as susceptible to nostalgia back then, cuz I haven't been back since.

I wish I could coincide a flush pay period with one of these Chicagoland meetups, but it hasn't been in the cards yet. There's a Half Price Books nearby in Countryside if you guys do a meetup at Galloping Ghost; sometimes you can score something good, especially if you're there with one of their big coupons.

Lastly, I took my family to that circus from Mexico in Little Village last night, and afterwards finally made it to that ice cream place, Flamingo's, in Berwyn. Great, crazy selection of flavors and other stuff too. I can't remember the last time I ordered 3 scoops of ice cream at once, but I couldn't pass up calabaza (pumpkin), camote (sweet potato), and Parmesan-cheese helado (ice cream)—my daughter had a scoop with Gansito chunks in it. Definitely going back the next time I'm in the neighborhood.
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#4822 WeaponX2099

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 01:57 AM

10/20 sounds good.

#4823 ryosnk

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 03:00 AM

I'm in for 10/20. Dfg that ice cream place sounds interesting especially the one with cansitos.

#4824 slowdive21

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 03:04 AM

Lets see if can solidify this date, we've been trying since July to get a date that works for most. Also, do we all promise to NOT be serial killers ;-)


My best friend calls me Dexter and my ex GF used to call me killer. But I haven't killed anyone yet. :lol: Most of us know each other already.

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I wish I could coincide a flush pay period with one of these Chicagoland meetups, but it hasn't been in the cards yet. There's a Half Price Books nearby in Countryside if you guys do a meetup at Galloping Ghost; sometimes you can score something good, especially if you're there with one of their big coupons.


Yeah, I stop there when I drive to the ghost. There is also a disc replay that I hit (maybe even in the same shopping center).


10/20 will work for me as well. I will pencil it in.

#4825 WeaponX2099

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 04:34 AM

My best friend calls me Dexter and my ex GF used to call me killer. But I haven't killed anyone yet. :lol: Most of us know each other already.



Yeah, I stop there when I drive to the ghost. There is also a disc replay that I hit (maybe even in the same shopping center).


10/20 will work for me as well. I will pencil it in.



Yeah, usually hit both of those spots on the way back home.

#4826 meta460085

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 04:47 AM

Well I'm kicking off a spending spree this week. I took off Thursday and Friday and I'm craiglisting all week long, gonna try and track down a N64, been itching for some Killer Instinct for years and I must finally scratch. Also excited that I found a Dreamcast VGA box, played some Power Stone 2 for a couple hours on an old 4x3 monitor and it never looked so good.

#4827 ryosnk

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:01 AM

Well I'm kicking off a spending spree this week. I took off Thursday and Friday and I'm craiglisting all week long, gonna try and track down a N64, been itching for some Killer Instinct for years and I must finally scratch. Also excited that I found a Dreamcast VGA box, played some Power Stone 2 for a couple hours on an old 4x3 monitor and it never looked so good.


Playing dreamcast hooked up to a VGA box for the first time made my jaw drop. Especially playing the Capcom fighters on it.

#4828 mrosnwo

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:43 AM

I'll try and keep 10/20 open then, can't wait to get back there. I used to go frequently, but I think I've only been to the ghost once since our last(pretty sparse) meetup there last year.

As far as nickel city in northbrook, a friend and I used to go a lot, but that was a time before galloping ghost existed. Last time I was there, nearly 3 years ago, nothing was new, and a bunch of games were broken down. They do have "chance" games like ski ball and bozo buckets to win tickets for candy, troll dolls, and chinese finger traps though! From a gaming standpoint, it's extremely sub-par, not even close to the ghost though. It's really not a fair comparison.

#4829 meta460085

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 12:13 AM

Well, did some craiglisting this weekend and got some sweet stuff. Will post pics and or video on this thread tomorrow or Tuesday.

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 12:20 AM

Dammit, dammit, son of a...my buddy's wife is organizing a birthday party for him at the Galloping Ghost on the 29th. Would absolutely love to go, but the 29th is my anniversary. Guess I'm out of that one.