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#211 Aldogg   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   88 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 September 2010 - 02:11 AM

North Providence here!

#212 alexkidd4   CAGiversary! Validating   131 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 07:04 AM

North Providence here!


Me too, lol... actually I'm right on the border of Providence and North Providence off Branch Ave.

Edited by alexkidd4, 12 October 2010 - 07:26 AM.


#213 freakord   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   38 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 10:29 PM

Just moved to North Prov from Atlanta :)

#214 davo1224   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3040 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2011 - 07:49 PM

Better or worse than Atlanta?

#215 CupsSliceofLife   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   21 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 08:22 PM

I live in new bedford, ma but I love goin to providence. I pretty much lived at my friends house in ep. The gamestop at providence place is full of douches. There's a nice little store in warren that sells used games and movies.

#216 Azarius   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   128 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2011 - 08:54 PM

with the weather the way it is right now i think atlanta would be better

#217 Rei no Otaku   Rei's love CAGiversary!   10309 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 04:15 AM

I live in new bedford, ma but I love goin to providence. I pretty much lived at my friends house in ep. The gamestop at providence place is full of douches. There's a nice little store in warren that sells used games and movies.

Providence Place Mall is full of douches in general.

#218 Dokstarr   Tap, Snap or Nap CAGiversary!   2230 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 05 February 2011 - 06:07 AM

Just moved to Warwick right off the highway. I was surprised by the amount of stuff in the Warwick area. A few comic / collectible stores, Newbury Comics, Best Buy, and Chipotle.

I thought the Rhode Island Mall was hilarious. I walked in and there was literally only 1 store open - some random sports apparel store.

#219 davo1224   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3040 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 08 February 2011 - 04:33 PM

RI Mall is a bit of a travesty unless you're there for WalMart basically. Why they even keep it open is anyone's guess.

#220 WebScud  

Posted 22 March 2011 - 05:52 AM

Just moved to Warwick right off the highway. I was surprised by the amount of stuff in the Warwick area. A few comic / collectible stores, Newbury Comics, Best Buy, and Chipotle.


Is there something beside Newbury Comics in that area? Do tell!

#221 Azarius   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   128 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 22 March 2011 - 02:36 PM

Back when I was a kid it was the other way around the ri mall was the good one then there was q big shift in the mid 90s

#222 Rei no Otaku   Rei's love CAGiversary!   10309 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 04:04 PM

Is there something beside Newbury Comics in that area? Do tell!

Do you mean comic stores? There's the Comic Doctor on Oaklawn ave, and if you go into Cranston there's the Time Capsule. They also sell old video games, action figures, and records.

#223 Edwin29   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2424 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 22 March 2011 - 05:14 PM

They have one comics store in Warwick mall, I think is Time Capsule. And I'm not sure Rei no Otaku but that one in Cranston is gone, as they moved to their new store in Warwick mall.

#224 Rei no Otaku   Rei's love CAGiversary!   10309 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 06:12 PM

They have one comics store in Warwick mall, I think is Time Capsule. And I'm not sure Rei no Otaku but that one in Cranston is gone, as they moved to their new store in Warwick mall.

You're thinking of Toy Vault. That's the one in Warwick Mall.

#225 Dokstarr   Tap, Snap or Nap CAGiversary!   2230 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 19 June 2011 - 03:19 AM

You're thinking of Toy Vault. That's the one in Warwick Mall.


Might as well add one more place I saw. There is a little place in West Warwick called Blast from the Past - it had video games, comics, and dragon / wizard stuff. No new comics just older stuff. I just went though pretty quickly.

Also I stopped by the Comic Doctor. He had two real cool dogs but he seemed pretty intense when talking to him especially when talking about the competition in the area.

I just don't get how those places all stay open though - I would think the overhead costs would kill them.

I've gone into the Toy Vault at Warwick Mall quite a bit but I've never bought anything and I don't think I've seen anyone buy anything. The stuff is super cool to look at but I just know anything there I can get for much less online - probably close to half off. Like the Kotobuyoki (or however it is spelled) Deadpool statue I got a while back and and a Harley Quinn one I got.

Maybe all us cags could get together and have some game nights or something.

#226 Rei no Otaku   Rei's love CAGiversary!   10309 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 04:49 AM

Might as well add one more place I saw. There is a little place in West Warwick called Blast from the Past - it had video games, comics, and dragon / wizard stuff. No new comics just older stuff. I just went though pretty quickly.

Also I stopped by the Comic Doctor. He had two real cool dogs but he seemed pretty intense when talking to him especially when talking about the competition in the area.

I just don't get how those places all stay open though - I would think the overhead costs would kill them.

I've gone into the Toy Vault at Warwick Mall quite a bit but I've never bought anything and I don't think I've seen anyone buy anything. The stuff is super cool to look at but I just know anything there I can get for much less online - probably close to half off. Like the Kotobuyoki (or however it is spelled) Deadpool statue I got a while back and and a Harley Quinn one I got.

Maybe all us cags could get together and have some game nights or something.

I don't know about Toy Vault because like you said they don't seem to get all that much business. Also they're kind of assholes. Still annoyed about how they handled Free Comic Book Day.

Time Capsule in Cranston gets a lot of business though. It's where myself and all my friends get our comics, and the place is always busy on Wednesdays (new comic book day).

#227 Dokstarr   Tap, Snap or Nap CAGiversary!   2230 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 19 June 2011 - 05:06 AM

I don't know about Toy Vault because like you said they don't seem to get all that much business. Also they're kind of assholes. Still annoyed about how they handled Free Comic Book Day.

Time Capsule in Cranston gets a lot of business though. It's where myself and all my friends get our comics, and the place is always busy on Wednesdays (new comic book day).


Time Capsule seemed pretty cool, but there isn't much parking and the store really bothered my allergies. I've been there twice and each time I have a sneezing attack - it must be musty, dusty or have some mold somewhere.

The parking may be better now though. I haven't been there since February though when the snow was probably thigh high.

I usually just get the comics I'm into delivered from online or pick them up at Newbury Comics. I'm not reading too many current things - Hack/Slash, Irredeemable, Incorruptible, Walking Dead, Invincible, and Darkwing Duck.

How did Toy Vault handle free comic day?

#228 Azarius   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   128 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2011 - 03:18 AM

wheres that place in west warwick? ive never heard of blast from the past

#229 WebScud  

Posted 23 June 2011 - 01:00 PM

Maybe all us cags could get together and have some game nights or something.



Hell yes. I've always thought about going to The Temple.

#230 Dokstarr   Tap, Snap or Nap CAGiversary!   2230 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 08 July 2011 - 06:31 PM

If people would be interested I'd be willing to host a halo reach night or something else at my apt. I have a 360 so we could do it online or something. I don't have blops, but if people wanted that they could bring it.

We'd have to split screen unless someone wanted to bring another 360 and a small tv.

So if anyone is interested reply and maybe we could get a few cag game nights.

#231 Dokstarr   Tap, Snap or Nap CAGiversary!   2230 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 08 July 2011 - 06:34 PM

If people would be interested I'd be willing to host a halo reach night or something else at my apt. I have a 360 so we could do it online or something. I don't have blops, but if people wanted that they could bring it.

We'd have to split screen unless someone wanted to bring another 360 and a small tv.

So if anyone is interested reply and maybe we could get a few cag game nights.

#232 Rei no Otaku   Rei's love CAGiversary!   10309 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 07:08 PM

Not too big on shooters, but I'd probably be up for a gaming night if there were fighting games involved.

#233 Dokstarr   Tap, Snap or Nap CAGiversary!   2230 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 July 2011 - 09:42 PM

I'm not too much for fighters aside from some Smash Bros. I really haven't played too many "real" fighters since some girl in Akihabara thrashed me every so badly a few years back in Guilty Gear.

I'd be up for it though. I'll be the worst guy there with one of those 100 dollar or whatever they were special edition Street Fighter sticks.

Edited by Dokstarr, 23 August 2011 - 07:26 AM.


#234 alexkidd4   CAGiversary! Validating   131 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 10:51 PM

A game night sounds cool. Too bad I suck at every game that's not an RPG or platformer.

#235 Dokstarr   Tap, Snap or Nap CAGiversary!   2230 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 August 2011 - 07:32 AM

Just bumping the thread since a new video game store opened on Rt. 2 in Warwick. Its across the street from the Best Buy area. Its called Button Mashers http://buttonmashersvideogames.com/

I have not been but a guy I know went in the other day and said the girl who runs it seems pretty cool. I'll hopefully stop in sometime this week to check it out. I hope the store survives since it seems pretty cool looking from the pics, but with all the stores around and it must be expensive being on a main drag like that.

I'm still amazed by the number of stores dealing in games in this small state of Rhode Island, and it seems like a bunch are new within the last year. I wonder how many will survive.

Also, the spot she is in always looked like it would be a cool spot for somesort of arcade. Maybe someday I'll be able to quit my job and do that.

#236 Rei no Otaku   Rei's love CAGiversary!   10309 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 12:09 PM

I'll definitely have to check that place out. In fact I may go today.

#237 Dokstarr   Tap, Snap or Nap CAGiversary!   2230 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 11 September 2011 - 06:10 AM

Just posting again to say I checked out that Button Mashers place. Very cool looking place and professional set up - which is nice after how so many game stores look like a basement or a junk shop. But it was also probably very expensive. Big 50+ inch TV on the wall, plus putting up like 5 smaller (30 inchish?) LCDs on the wall for testing games (so she said).

Also, they are supposedly going to focus mostly on new games. Their retro section (at least when I was there a few weeks back) was very small and just looked like it was an afterthought with nothing exciting.

I hope they do well, but in all honesty I don't know how they will survive. Two GameStops, two Targets, Best Buy, Walmart all on the same road within 1/2 mile (plus all the other close by small game stores, Newbury Comics, etc.). I don't know wholesale prices or anything, but I would think that a few bad big game launches could leave them in trouble.

Of course best of luck. I would never wish poorly on someone trying to make it. It was funny being asked about preordering some of big titles.

#238 Rei no Otaku   Rei's love CAGiversary!   10309 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 06:22 AM

I checked it out as well. Nice place, but I saw no reason to shop there over anywhere else. She's really going to have to come up with something special to draw people in.

#239 davo1224   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3040 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 23 July 2012 - 01:10 AM

Is the store still open? I don't even see a sign for it.

#240 Rei no Otaku   Rei's love CAGiversary!   10309 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 03:04 PM

Is the store still open? I don't even see a sign for it.

They're in the process of moving to a new location. You can read about it on their Facebook page.