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#2311 GenDV138

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 04:26 AM

Haven't been on this thread in ages. It seems like yesterday that we had the first DC area CAG meetup at D&B. Any of the old members still on this thread? I still see Cleaver and Jon on a regular basis. Hope all is well with everyone.


doing well, nice to see you check in Glenn! Are The Vicious Martinis still around? Still occasionally play the CD you gave out at the one meetup way back.

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#2312 MCalvert1

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 01:31 PM

doing well, nice to see you check in Glenn! Are The Vicious Martinis still around? Still occasionally play the CD you gave out at the one meetup way back.

Donnie


Yeah, same here!

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 01:31 PM

Glad to see you around the forums, Glenn.

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On an unrelated note, I replaced my PC monitor. If anyone would like to take a beast of a 21" Sony Trinitron CRT of my hands (free, of course), PM me. It goes to whoever can pick it up first (near Falls Church). It is in excellent shape and works great with all the original cables and manuals. There is a limit to how much old electronics I can keep around the house, so this has to go.

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#2314 thebob101

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 10:48 PM

Nice to hear all is well with you guys. I will definitely try to make it to one of the meet ups soon. I have a ton of games and stuff to get rid of. Crazy that we are all old timers now. Seems like yesterday I just joined CAG and was a baby cheap ass.

Donnie, TVM is long dead. The other guys formed a cover band and now play crappy songs from Ne-Yo and Pink. Too bad. I am too busy being a Dad to play, but will soon.

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#2315 Indifference

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 11:09 PM

Nice to hear all is well with you guys. I will definitely try to make it to one of the meet ups soon. I have a ton of games and stuff to get rid of. Crazy that we are all old timers now. Seems like yesterday I just joined CAG and was a baby cheap ass.

Donnie, TVM is long dead. The other guys formed a cover band and now play crappy songs from Ne-Yo and Pink. Too bad. I am too busy being a Dad to play, but will soon.


Sorry to hear that. But on the bright side MCalvert, Tiny and I started a podcast. 'Tis pimped in my signature

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 10:15 PM

If you're looking for geek-type events, I found this calendar to be useful for finding stuff. Otherwise, are there any other activities you're looking for?

As for travel, there's always the "chinatown buses". I've use DC2NY in the past, and they've been solid. Otherwise you've got Bolt Bus, Megabus, Vamoose, and others.


Thanks for all the information! I don't even know what other activities I'm really looking for, the entire city is basically going to be a new experience for me. Really pumped to be moving down in a couple of months.

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 10:00 PM

Thanks for all the information! I don't even know what other activities I'm really looking for, the entire city is basically going to be a new experience for me. Really pumped to be moving down in a couple of months.


Oh yeah, I hear ya. For general stuff going on, DCist is pretty good at covering what's happening around town. I think the Post has an events section, as well. There are some others that aren't coming to mind, but that should get you started.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 01:46 AM

How does Saturday June 30th work for people for a trip to Bmore to see the Pinball Museum?

#2319 GenDV138

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 01:56 AM

How does Saturday June 30th work for people for a trip to Bmore to see the Pinball Museum?


That'll work for me, checked my work calendar and should be able to get that day off.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 01:10 PM

I have to check my calendar to see what dates I am working in June. But I''ll update once I find out. I'm interested

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 01:27 PM

How does Saturday June 30th work for people for a trip to Bmore to see the Pinball Museum?


It should work for me. Now to tell the wife not to plan anything that day... wish me luck. :hot:

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#2322 MCalvert1

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 02:42 PM

I'll be in Vegas on the 30th.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 05:36 PM

I'm tied up for the day on June 30. Sorry.
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:48 AM

Hey everyone! I'm going to be "moving" down to D.C. soon because I'm an incoming freshman at George Washington University. Anyone have any tips about the city in general, be it entertainment, food, or cheap travel (mainly to/from D.C. to either Philly or NYC)?


welcome to the area. links to some events coming up:

http://www.wolftrap....0726show12.aspx
http://baltimorecomiccon.com/
http://www.otakon.com/
http://animeusa.org/

and if youre just looking for random events my go to is the Post going out guide

http://www.washingto...og/?nid=top_gog

#2325 The Great BM

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 01:29 PM

How does Saturday June 30th work for people for a trip to Bmore to see the Pinball Museum?


I'll be out of town that weekend. Next time.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 03:05 PM

Speaking of pinball, I got this in the mail:

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1) Throughout the month of June, listen to 98 Rock for your chance to win a pair of lawn tickets to Def Leppard & Poison on July 10 and be entered into the 1st Qualifying Round of the pinball tournament.

2) On July 10, contestants will take part in the 1st Qualifying Round at Def Leppard & Poison. Four finalists will win pavilion tickets for Scorpions on July 12 and move on to the Championship Round.

3) On July 12, the Championship Round will take place at Scorpions. The winner receives an AC/DC pinball machine!


It is too bad that I don't go to Merriweather Post Pavilion. I had a bad experience on the lawn there years ago and refuse to ever go back.


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#2327 Indifference

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 06:20 PM

Perhaps we should wait for another weekend. :(

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 11:23 AM

Looks like I'll be at BitGen on the 30th. Who's with me?

#2329 thebob101

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 02:18 PM

Speaking of pinball, I got this in the mail:

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1) Throughout the month of June, listen to 98 Rock for your chance to win a pair of lawn tickets to Def Leppard & Poison on July 10 and be entered into the 1st Qualifying Round of the pinball tournament.

2) On July 10, contestants will take part in the 1st Qualifying Round at Def Leppard & Poison. Four finalists will win pavilion tickets for Scorpions on July 12 and move on to the Championship Round.

3) On July 12, the Championship Round will take place at Scorpions. The winner receives an AC/DC pinball machine!


It is too bad that I don't go to Merriweather Post Pavilion. I had a bad experience on the lawn there years ago and refuse to ever go back.


The band I was in during the mid 90's that was signed to Universal Records opened for the Scorpions. Nice guys. My guitar and bass player followed them around like puppies trying to get them to sign their albums (yes, albums, I am that old, lol). Love the Blackout CD.

The only pinball game I played at length was Silverball. Great machine. It was at a couple of arcades I hung out in when I was growing up in Silver Spring. The old days of the arcades were very cool. Space Invaders, Galaga, Centipede, Asteroids, etc. Spent way too many quarters in those old machines. Too bad they (arcades) aren't around anymore. I really don't like D&B, doesn't have the old school feel.

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#2330 Indifference

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 08:36 PM

Looks like I'll be at BitGen on the 30th. Who's with me?.................Bueller?

#2331 MCalvert1

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 09:14 PM

Looks like I'll be at BitGen on the 30th. Who's with me?.................Bueller?


I'll be out of town, but if anyone wants to join me at Too Many Games near Philly on the 15th/16th let me know. I'm undecided on going up friday night or saturday morning, but if a known person wants to split a room friday night I can book one for $90 for a few more days.

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#2332 GenDV138

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 01:58 AM

Maybe BitGen, still thinking about it. Don't think I'll make Too Many Games, maybe next time.

#2333 msriflegirl

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 05:43 PM

Are any of you guys interested in the Killzone 3 swag from the Helghast Ed? I want to sell this stuff, but its would be hella expensive to ship.
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#2334 msriflegirl

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 05:47 PM

Hey everyone! I'm going to be "moving" down to D.C. soon because I'm an incoming freshman at George Washington University. Anyone have any tips about the city in general, be it entertainment, food, or cheap travel (mainly to/from D.C. to either Philly or NYC)?



I don't know about those buses (never traveled on any of them), but I hear folks recommend them from time to time. I usually take the train from here to Philly...but I know the definition of "cheap" is a different thing for a college freshman :D.
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#2335 G-Nitro

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 07:46 PM

Won't be at Bitgen, as I am scheduled to work that weekend

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#2336 GenDV138

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 10:17 PM

I'll be attending BitGen on the 30th, buying my ticket tonight

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 12:53 PM

Hey everyone! I'm going to be "moving" down to D.C. soon because I'm an incoming freshman at George Washington University. Anyone have any tips about the city in general, be it entertainment, food, or cheap travel (mainly to/from D.C. to either Philly or NYC)?


Good Lord - what is there not to do around here? Tips? Try freaking everything - all of the different cuisines, museums, art festivals, concerts, etc. Visit the older areas, like Old Town Alexandria, where there is tons to do. Check out the off-beat (and often free) museums and sites.

If you take the Chinatown buses to Philly or NYC, stick with the name brands like BoltBus - the others are fly-by-nights with unqualified drivers, buses in poor repair, etc.. and are always being chased by the TSA. Keep an eye on flight discount sites, you can sometimes find great round trip deals to NYC for the weekend.

#2338 LlamaNinja

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 04:49 PM

Good Lord - what is there not to do around here? Tips? Try freaking everything - all of the different cuisines, museums, art festivals, concerts, etc. Visit the older areas, like Old Town Alexandria, where there is tons to do. Check out the off-beat (and often free) museums and sites.

If you take the Chinatown buses to Philly or NYC, stick with the name brands like BoltBus - the others are fly-by-nights with unqualified drivers, buses in poor repair, etc.. and are always being chased by the TSA. Keep an eye on flight discount sites, you can sometimes find great round trip deals to NYC for the weekend.

The Metro can take you everywhere... Also since your a gamer check out the Smithsonian Art Museum it happens to have an exhibit on video game art. All the Smithsonians are free as well so if you are a nerd at all it is heaven. With DC they have way too many decent restaurants to name them all (it is best to ask what is your favorite food).
Whenever you go anywhere though check and see if Man vs Food has a show on it and if they do you GOTTA eat at those places though. The chili place is the best meal I have personally had in DC.
If you like baseball check out a nationals game those are always good and not that bad of a price same with the capitals.
As for the bus companies to use another is Megabus the bus has free wifi for the ride.
DC is normally good on having a lot of music bands but avoid Verizon Center it is just too big (unless you enjoy that kinda show).
I tried to include some links to help you out. That is all I can think up off the top of my head.

#2339 jmiller80

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 04:21 PM

Games:
Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (360) $8.99;
Lego Star Wars III (360) $8.99;
Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7 (360) $19.99;
and others (DS, PC).

There were many copies of the named games as of the date of this post.

Location: Lego Store, Tysons Corner Center (back right corner of store near the floor)
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Posted 05 July 2012 - 12:06 AM

Someone please meet this guy, i want to know his identity lol