Eli Goes to PAX, and Lives to Tell the Tale

This past weekend, I attended the Penny Arcade Expo. It was absolutely incredible. There were PC, console, and tabletop game tournaments, panel discussions, an exhibitor room (think E3 lite), concerts, freeplay, prizes, and the OMEGATHON II.

I went to see how truly large game tournaments are run, specifically to get some ideas on how to handle our recent influx of new players, and to do a little of what adults call 'networking'. Also, to play some games. Read on for complete details.

Friday, I arrived in Seattle, checked in, and joined the stream of geeks flowing up the street toward the Meydenbauer Center in downtown Bellevue. The doors were supposed to open to preregistrants at 3:00, and it was about 2:50. There was a line stretching down the street and around the block, past a Dairy Queen that must have thought it died and went to heaven. A guy next to me waiting to cross the street looked at the line and said, "I'm glad I preregistered," thinking it meant he got to skip the line. He figured out soon enough that the line was only for people who had preregistered, and hiked back to the end of the line somewhere around Vancouver.

While waiting for the doors to open, I made my first PAX discovery: the Nintendo DS becomes something truly awesome in a DS-rich environment. There were pictochat rooms going all the time, no matter where you were... in the line, in the theater, at lunch, even during the concerts. Pictochat became a sort of live commentary track for the whole event, with people getting downloadable games together on the fly (Meteos was most common). You could just put your DS into download mode and see 2 or 3 games people were offering for wireless play. I played Meteos, Bomberman DS, Advance Wars, and something in Japanese I later figured out was Puyo Puyo Fever. You could also see many people 'petting' or making baby talk to their newly-acquired Nintendogs.

I registered for the Super Smash Brothers and Mario Kart Double Dash tournaments... by writing my name on a piece of paper. It was so quaint and refreshing... given the way we IT geeks do things, I can honestly say it never before occurred to me. However, they have some approaches at PAX that we really can't take at AADL-GT Tournaments, for example, they close registration completely up to an hour before the event begins to give them time to do the data entry. If you miss the registration deadline, that's that. Also, most tournaments are pool-based, single-elimination, reducing greatly the need for the kind of record-keeping we do during a tournament.

For example, for Super Smash Brothers, each of the 24 stations was assigned a 16-person pool. After filling the empty pool spots with standby players, they made brackets for each pool and players played a 1v1, best 2 out of 3, 4-stock, 6-minute time limit match, with items set to low, some banned items, and some banned stages. Only the winner of the pool advanced to the next round. I got eliminated in my first match against a master Ness player. I was DK first, then Link, and both times I had him down to his last life when I lost.

Friday Night's concert, after a showing of the 1989 Fred Savage and Super Mario Bros. 3 Vehicle The Wizard, included The Videogame Pianist, Transformers-obsessed hiphop band Optimus Rhyme, and the The NESkimos. Lovecraftian Rock Band The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets canceled at the last minute.

Saturday morning, the exhibit room opened, and we stumbled in to find a real, genuine, E3-style Nintendo Booth, with 10 DS stations, 4 GBA stations, 6 small gamecube stations and 2 Huge ones. All sorts of unreleased games were playable, including Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess! It was the E3 demo, and while I love the Wind Waker style, the new realistic Zelda look will undoubtedly be less reviled by the legions of 'mature' rabid gamers with poor taste who think that bright colors are only acceptable for children. Regardless, the game is naturally amazing. Also playable were Super Mario Baseball and Super Mario Strikers (Soccer), both of which are an absolute blast and are outstanding additions to the Mario Sports lineup. Advance Wars: Under Fire for Gamecube is cool, 3rd person squad-based cartoony warfare, and looks fun, but very very different from the Advance Wars formula. If you like Advance Wars, Fire Emblem (the game Marth and Roy are from) for Gamecube is on the way; it's fantasy turn-based tactics battles, very in-depth, but a bit dry. Mario Kart DS was playable and is absolutely great, featuring great new tracks and best-of-breed weapons; rotating shells, the banana train, and jumping are all back, and the graphics look great on the DS's top screen. The lower screen shows you a zoomed-in overhead view that you can use to dodge shells! You can play 8-player wireless, and rumors persist that you'll be able to play over the internet via Wifi. One guy even said there would be Halo-style stat tracking and ladders, but I think he just made that up. We'll see.

In contrast to Nintendo's booth, Sony had 4 toys-r-us-style kiosks and a couple of card tables, and Microsoft had two tables and a single big TV. Ubisoft actually had a better XBOX booth than Microsoft, showing off some new combat games, a King Kong game that was fun but with a maddening fixed camera, and appearances by the Fragdolls.

Also exhibiting were NCSoft, best known for City of Heros, and Turbine, whose Dungeons and Dragons Online was a fan favorite, especially with all the tabletop gamers in attendance. The Army was there pushing America's Army, complete with Humvee, and Flying Lab Software was exhibiting their new MMORPG, Pirates of the Burning Sea.

On Saturday, we got to watch Gabe and Tycho make Monday's strip after a 'pitch your game idea' panel with several industry veterans. The best idea to come out of that session was probably "France France Revolution". Saturday was also the Mario Kart Double Dash team tournament. They had the 24 stations broken up into 6 4-station Lans, splitscreen, so they had the capacity for 96 simultaneous players driving 48 carts in 6 races, plus 2 extra pools that went after the first round for a total of 64 teams, 128 players. They had planned to have each pool of 8 teams play a 4-race cup, and the top two places from each pool would advance. However, as we know so well, the game does not keep track of any scores in LAN mode. I talked to Zig21, the head of the console tourney room about it, and was able to help them get a quick paper-based scoring system so they could record the scores of 4 races. It was great to have the opportunity to share our Kart tournament expertise, and help out a truly large event, and I think the event went very well, other than the fact that my randomly-assigned partner (because I didn't bring one) and I got knocked out in the first round. The competition was very intense. I actually did play-by-play on the mic for the finals, a set of 8 races, and last year's winning team, Sparkimus Prime, won again. Prizes for all the tournaments at PAX were different numbers of 'tickets' for the prize booth, Chuck-E-Cheese style, only with cool stuff like PSP accessories, games, toys, t-shirts, etc. I saw a brand-new set of Foster's toys that I REALLY WANTED. Oh well.

Saturday night's concert was absolutely amazing. First, Nintendo, on the ball as ever, had handed out little blue flashlights that project the nintendo logo, so the entire theater was filled with dancing Nintendo logos projected onto the walls by the audience. That was the best money they ever spent. The concert started off with Round 4 of the OMEGATHON. The OMEGATHON is an intense tournament for 32 randomly-selected players through all types of games, including tabletop, PC shooters, doubledash, Katamari Damacy, etc. Each round a few people are eliminated. Round 4 was Karaoke Revolution, which is like DDR, only you sing. In front of 2000 people. It was hilarious. The audience cheered the most for the players who sung the worst, and I can sense a surprize round game here.... just kidding, I wouldn't do that to you. However, I do want to try it at a DDR tournament and see if anyone would be interested in a Karaoke Revolution tournament.

After the OMEGATHON sing-off, Pianist Conney Lin played several beautiful, but dull, arrangements of music from Final Fantasy. Then, taking the stage by storm, came the world's 579th greatest rapper, MC Frontalot, inventor and proponent of Nerdcore hiphop, with his band, and personal hype machine, Gelatinous Cube. Front launched his new album at PAX and performed several new tracks, including 'Click Close' about pop up windows, and 'Got Message #419', about Nigerian email scams. MC Frontalot was simply awesome, high energy and suitably geeky in his short sleeve dress shirt, tie, and thick glasses. Next came a rapper who I don't think I can directly mention in this forum. I'll just say that he's the voice of Hesh from Sealab 2021 and MC PeePants from Aqua Teen Hunger Force. He was great, and led the crowd in a rousing chant of 'Nerd Power'. Also notable was his DJ, who pressed one key on his Mac at the start of each song and stood there while it played. Awesome.

However, the best band and the highlight of the evening was the all-powerful Minibosses, whose straightforward power-guitar arrangements of classic NES music stole the show. They closed with Metroid, which was just incredible. These guys are extremely talented players and they know the repertoire well, picking out lesser-known gems like Goonies II for their treatment.

Sunday began with a 'beat the pros' event, where Soul Calibur II Master Zig21 took challengers from the audience. If they could beat him in a single round, they got a $50 gift card. His main character was Astaroth, but after a few wins, he upped the ante and would beat players with their own best characters. He did get beaten a few times, but I think his final record was something like 28-17, and the whole event was just a blast. They then moved onto Halo 2 Team, and challenger teams could attempt to beat some high-ranking Halo players.

The end of Sunday, and of PAX 2005, was the OMEGATHON final round. The Omega Collection was the prize, a $10,000 collection of essentially every NES game, system, and accessory ever produced. Even the obscure and rare ones. It was kept on display in the exhibit room, locked in two enormous cages. Last year, the final round of the OMEGATHON was pong, and as we filed into the theater for the final match, there was lots of buzz, especially in pictochat, about what the game would be. Tycho and Gabe took the stage and revealed this year's final game.... it was COMBAT, for the Atari 2600, first to 2 wins. The match between omeganaughts Coreside and LeRoy was extremely intense, especially with such an amazing prize on the line. In the first match, the older Coreside showed his roots, skunking LeRoy 15-0. The next match, LeRoy got the hang of it and stormed back to tie 8-8. Then LeRoy won a match, setting the stage for an insane finale. The final match started off with Coreside taking a 6 or 7 point lead, but LeRoy came back with several shots in a row to tie it at 10 just as the scores started blinking, which in the old days, meant that your match was almost over. Finally, with the crowd going crazy, Coreside scored a final hit, and won the match, the OMEGATHON, and the entire Omega Collection. WOW.

So, what did I learn? I learned that there isn't a much better way to do Mario Kart tournaments than what were already doing, other than to have more stations or to turn people away. I also learned that if a videogame tournament smells bad, that just means you're doing it right. I learned that if you use Pictochat on your birthday, your DS announces your birthday to every chatroom you enter. I also learned that only Nintendo appreciates how powerful the hardcore can be. I saw Twilight Princess, a Game Boy Micro, AADL-GT DDR master Aaron S, Adult Kart tournament regular Omokusaki's name on the list, Mountains, Nerf capture-the-flag played across the entire hotel, and cases and cases of BAWLZ overcaffeinated soda (it's nasty). I gave AADL-GT Season 1 Grand Championship DVDs to Gabe and Tycho, Zig21, a team from 1UP magazine, the winners of the PAX doubledash tournament, and a few other random people. It was a total blast, and I'm already looking forward to PAX 2006.

HEY! You found SOMETHING HIDDEN! And here it is: OMEGATHONFTW

Comments

I just came back from the Michigan game, we won 55-0! I wish I could watch next week's game, but Eli can't supply us a television for it. Eli, I'm just wondering, if we r the commentators, r we allowed 2 say wordsa like ass, hell, damn, SOB, etc. I just want 2 know because we'll be on TV next time.

"I hate White Sharks"

Black Shark Clan


It would be very nice if you refrain from using those words as they might it get us in trouble. If we are caught using one of the heavy 7 we could be cut from being broadcast maybe even shut down completely. It is live T.V. and I don’t think they will be standing on there toes trying to censor us.

Fry: So, there’s an infinite number of parallel universes?
Professor: No, just the two.
Fry: Oh, well, I’m sure that’s enough.


for those of you didnt understand what duck just said (black shark) he just said dont swear or something bad might happen. (jk black shark)


noah u cant sware on live tv there will be children watching this what kind of a question is that. when will u use those words anyway? eli u promised u would not have another tournament on a game day thats y last year the september tournament was on a sunday.

Trouble Monkey Clan
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Duck nintendo is losing its family friendly image in my eyes. I bought my game cube because, I wasn't allowed to play teen games. However, now that nintendo has made the new zelda game Teen and has started releasing nintendo power backed (or even 1st party) M games, I think nintendo will lose that image.

Bill Knapps tried to change their image and went under. I predict that the revolution won't be successful. The only people that will buy it are people who feel like they have to because, all they know is nintendo systems. That and parents who don't know that nintendo isn't the friendly little company anymore.

While Microsoft is a giant (maybe monopolic) company they do treat their customers a lot better than nintendo. For example, the GBA was ready to release more than a year before the release, but nintendo was still selling GBC's quite well so it thought about it's profits before its customers. Continuous moves like that eventually made nintendo give up its spot as king of the consoles.

I think the cube would have done better if it had more network games, Free networking, and most importantly online. Online play extends replay value. That is why nintendo didn't do it. They know they couldn't sell games as often if they had online. They are always trying to sell something even if it isn't the best they have. For example, when the cube first came out none of the games on it had good replay value (until melee a HAL game). They charged 200$ for the system then 50$ for a game that you could beat in a week.

I know that many of you will continued to be nintendo addicts even after reading this post so I'll say one more thing,
Nintendo Power is a propaganda magazine. It is designed to sell to you. Not inform you. Even worse you pay for them to advertise to you. The worst part is that you could get all of it for free if you went to their website. Never mind, that isn't the worst part the worst part is that you could get it for free from an unbiased website.
If you have ever analyzed a nintendo power you'll find that they never give a nintendo game below 4 stars. (i found one exception, but it is what duck would call a 2nd party game.) Even mario party 5 which was insulted over and over again by unbiased reviewers, was given more than 4 stars. Anyone who gets NP. stop. save your money.

One more thing. PC games are far superior to console games. Something that I find strange is that companies continue to make locked chip set consoles even though they know that no matter how great they make their console it will be obsolete in less than 2 years. Why don't companies just make a controller to plug into a computer and play console games on computer.

The truth is that there are only 3 or 4 genres which wouldn't work on PC.
Also I would have to say that I have gotten more life out of a PC game than any console game that I played for fun.

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I'm just saying that the G4 channel has swearing, I mean y can't we say PG swear words like ass, damn, or hell?

"I hate White Sharks"

Black Shark Clan


i dont know maybe its because people dont want there kids to hear swear words and that they would complain.

and TP2 if people want to play on their systems instead of there comp., let them because i personally have gotten more fun out of consoles than my P.C. So i just have to say dont be elitist because quite frankly i have more fun on my gamecube than my xbox or my PS2

"Generalizations are never true"


Flare you know that you're PC is probably more powerful than a console. Why not just have nintendo make a USB cube controller and make its games on the PC. That would be better. Of course the console companies couldn't make as much money if they did that. Also right now I am downloading a demo which I can't do on a gamecube. I have to pay for demos.

BTW Black Shark the FCC will fine you if you use the right words, even though it is on cable. Also CTN is a local access channel. They play elementary school plays. I don't think the people that watch it want to hear swearing.

Have you ever heard any football, basketball, baseball, etc. announcers or commentators swear on air (no!).

Drop it.

"TORTURIS EXUVIAS EUNT"


u are never going to use those words noah so just put a sock in it. my friend gets nintendo power i will warn him tp2.

maybe one reason not the main reason people play consule games is u have a tv so the screen is bigger and its better for ur eyes cuz u get to sit on a couch 7 feet away but in a pc game u are up close. many people have made controllers and plugged them into a controller. right now no one can beat xbox in the online consule market with xbox live because it has become so popular. tp2 that is an excellent point about family gaming and that its safe for kids. the xbox 360 is basically gonna be a computer u can browse the web,store music,photos,videos and more and u can watch dvds plus more. is the revolution backwards compatible? i know ps3 is and the 360 is limited.

CTN is on cable? since its local access i thought it wouldnt be.

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it probley is, but i still have more fun on my gamecube. Power isnt the only factor in fun

"Generalizations are never true"


Sravan it is channel 17 (and a couple others). Channel 17 is a cable channel. By the way you can hook computers to a TV.

"TORTURIS EXUVIAS EUNT"


Does anyone here play C&C renegade.

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yea my uncle did that in NYC i remember but the cord is sold seperatly. my friend used to play that now he is into MMORPGs like maple story which i heard is really weird with the 2-D graphics.

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Actually, AADL-GT is on channel 18.

"I hate White Sharks"

Black Shark Clan


we were talking about ctn


yeah...nintendo is gonna die cuz they are trying to pull a "Bill Knapp's" and it wont work. Today i went to best buy to take back my blackandwhite iPod cuz i broke it and they dont make them in black and white any more so they gave me a brand new photo iPod instead of fixing it. YUSSSSSS!

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Just a few things
1. YOU pay many companies to get advertised to or advertise for them.

2. Do you really think that Nintendo's Image would go as low as Microsoft and Sony's. Even after RE4 it is still mainly childish. They would have to pump-out something Really Controversial to put them that low.

3. I reason to own a consol is the fact that you can get you friends together and have fun playing together. Being with people is half the fun. I have 3 computers in my house and mine is easily the fastest so in a FPS I can out play the other people simply because my computer is faster. Playing online you don’t get the fun of being with friends you get the people that yell about you being an n00b about your mother or other obscenities.

4. Plus for people that are on a budget (collage students) getting a consol is cheaper then a computer and less problematic. You know not everyone has a Mac so they could get a Virus or Trojan or installation or play errors all can make playing on a PC difficult. I have had 4 or 5 games not work until I change some preferences/equipment.

5. Microsoft isn’t releasing halo 3 until the PS3 that is basically the same tacit as Nintendo’s.

6. (Yes there is a 6.) Any given program or technology, when running, is obsolete.

7. The biggest reason I follow Nintendo over Microsoft is because they make games for the geek subculture not the main stream market.

The Rev. will be backwards compatible with GC games and you will be able to download older game all the way back to old Arcade games. I can't wait for someone to write a virus for the 360.

Fry: So, there’s an infinite number of parallel universes?
Professor: No, just the two.
Fry: Oh, well, I’m sure that’s enough.


exactly what i was going to say uh yea

"Generalizations are never true"


hey duck your "just a few things #4" bothers me because that states indirectly that PCs are obsolete..... you are not a mac person are you?

and wHoA What the heck happened to nintendo, the president of nintendo must have gone haywire, the revolution (the system and the controller) looks like a friggin DVD player, augh...... i am done with nintendo,

i have had problems with them early on, for example, their early game body systems did not have a light up screen, not because of technological difficulties, it was so that they could sell some cheep wormlight for $10.

and then you have to get like the light, then the controller pack, and then the rumble pack and then like the cable that connects to another cable that connects to a light..... stupid, that is why nintendo died as consol king

Microsoft!!!!!!!!

李 治 學 loggin out

Auf Wiedersehen-


CTN is channel 18, 2. CTN have channels of 16, 17, 18, and 19.

"I hate White Sharks"

Black Shark Clan


you didnt have to get anything


I'm not a mac person is right, I'm a linux person. I am mearly pointing out with the problem with non-standardized computers with access to constantly changing and harmful data.

Fry: So, there’s an infinite number of parallel universes?
Professor: No, just the two.
Fry: Oh, well, I’m sure that’s enough.


wow u guys made 9 comments in 2 hours.
another conversation starter-
what is your least favorite course in melee? mine is mushroom kingdom I cuz of all those blocks tha annoy me so much. i got this rare phenominon where all the blocks became items and the 3 CPUs died in like 10 seconds cuz of the tiny mushroom and warp star etc. with the pc u can play with a lot of people online and u can ask ur friends to come online and better u make new friends.

o yea i hate macs so much i am so happy that my school has a pc lab and a mac lab and all the teachers try to sign up for the pc lab monthes in advance lol.

BCL what melee character did u use in the august tournament?

no word from eli yet about commentating and what not...

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mine is flat zone because there is nthing good about that stage


The phenominon you had happens whenever you destroy a large number of blocks at once it's very easy with fox/falco's up B. My least favorite course would have to be FD. there is nothing to do there no moving tacits no shelled areas it's boring.

Fry: So, there’s an infinite number of parallel universes?
Professor: No, just the two.
Fry: Oh, well, I’m sure that’s enough.


My least favorite is the Final Destnation stage. When u have 4 people playing, there isn't any room. No room for my stalling technics. The technique I always use is first stall, then wait until ur 1 of the last 2 fighters, that's when I kick ass. I know u think it's cowardly, but it's smart statistic strategy, a perfect alliteration.

"I hate White Sharks"

Black Shark Clan


final destination is kinda boring thats y i like battlefield and noah stalling is not a tactic its cowardly.


You'll find out Sravan.

"I hate White Sharks"

Black Shark Clan


haha u cant stall for beans. nice quote noah there is no such thing as a black shark anyway.

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alright to my understanding antisnowman, flare, and nilofar are not coming to the next tournament. so here are some predictions-

single mario kart as tp2 said will be mostly luck cuz all of us are very skilled. i will mention the top 8 but they are not nessarily in that order-me,joe,derek(they have been practicing a lot)earnest da chicken,doomblaze,tp2,duck, and leinad.

team mario kart is also sorta luck but i will say the top 8 teams. joe&derek,me&galen,leinad&tom or duck,tp2&bad driver,doomblaze and earnet da chicken, and 3 newcomer teams.

single melee the top 4. me,tp2,post, and another newcomer.

team melee the top 4. me and galen,tp2 and bad driver,post and jimmy,and 1 newcomer team.

the clan winner of that tournament is gonna be based on the suprise round and who wins that.

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Submitted by Flare on Mon, 09/12/2005 - 11:36pm.

actully i just found out that i am coming my friends bar-mitsvah is at 8 ><

I think they should tie because it would be more fair but then it would take up more time hmmmmmm... ya we should probley have them tie because that is how i think of the rules in my own little special world and no none of you are invited sorry i had to say that =P

12 more days until the tournament yay =)

"And get your feet off that blasted Samoflan. What the f*** is a Samoflan?"

dont tell me you missed that post sravan


oops sorry flare.

did u guys know that u cant post anymore comments after the blog called AADL-GT round 1 registration open.


Pr0, u didn't put me in any predictions. Eli, when is registration, and Prince Marth, if u read this before the tournament, I think Nilofar should just come and get points for her self if she gets there late, because I don't think her points will count towards our clan score if she played after she came late. I got it covered by hiring a sub, he is the one known as "SANTA", he is good at MKDD, but not as good at SSBM.

"I hate White Sharks"

Black Shark Clan


u dont hire subs unless u actually paid him...


Black Shark, Sravan didn't put you in any of his predictions because, well, you're not going to win. You're actually going to do very, very badly. I'm sorry that you missed that, and that I had to be the one to tell you, but it's a well-known fact. Sorry, dude.

"Caboose: Look what I found!
Donut: Hey, I found it!!
Caboose: Look what I took credit for finding!"


Thanks Tom, someone had to say it. By the way Anti-Snowman will be there. You left Mini Blin and Derek V. out of kart. BD and I won't be on a team in melee.

"TORTURIS EXUVIAS EUNT"


but, how does tp2 know that anti snowman will be there, even anti snowman does not know if anti snowman will be there, and even if anti snowman is there he may not be playing as anti snowman......

and yes thanks tom,

李 治 學 logging out

Auf Wiedersehen-


I already did pay Santa in advance. Sravan, do u hear what these guys r saying about me? Tell them that they're wrong. 'Cause what u guys r saying is total bulls***

"I hate White Sharks"

Black Shark Clan


riiiiiight black shark i got more than half of youre clan score


Black Shark,

I went to last week's game, and let me tell you, my sunburn was the most enjoyable part of the day (paying $60 to see Michigan turn the ball over three times inside the 10-yard line was the least). It's good to see Michigan get a little confidence going into the Big Ten season, but I'm a little scared to see which team will show up next week. Which brings me to my point...

It doesn't matter whether we can get a TV set up for it or not... the game doesn't start until 6 P.M. EDT, so everyone should be out of the building by kickoff, anyway.

/*== ejk ==*/


Oh Shut-Up Flare, my clan will be much better next saturday, the only reason we have less points was because Nick11 missed the whole MKDD single player event. EJK, it says on the schedule that the game is at 5pm http://mgoblue.com/schedule.cfm?section_id=259&top=2&level=3 Yeah! I made a new page, that's like the 3rd or 4th time I did that. That will be the question of the week, How many times have any of u started a new page? Congrats 2 ejk 4 making comment #400. Now I figured it out, each page takes 50 posts!

"I hate White Sharks"

Black Shark Clan


you suck at life black shark...i'm sorry i had to be the one to tell you this...someone had to

Flare-its 6 days until the tournament, not 12

TP2-haha you made a clan website haha

Pr0-haha TP2 made a clan website haha

C0n-we will so own

Duck-thats a malicious thing to say about someone making a virus for the 360. I hope someone makes a virus for YOU!

and one last comment: Lincoln is dead awful at sports.

Oh WAIT one FINAL comment: I like how the clan logos are on the left now cuz it looks much better.

Trouble Monkey Clan
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i was posting a post that i had posted when there were only 12 days left

black shark nick did the best out of your clan even though he missed the first event and that is sad. oh and no1 in youre clan made over 400 points; You didnt even make it in the top 32 people.I'm sorry i had to point that out to you


Yes, it does say 5:00 p.m., but it also says, "All times local to game site". Unless Winconsin has moved into the Eastern Timezone, that'll be 6:00 p.m. 'round these parts. =)

/*== ejk ==*/


here's an idea though. if you have a higher score than me at the end of the next tournament; not only will i not say anything mean about you or to you ever again, but i also will purpusfully come in last every time(only in single player events) in the tournament after that.


As pointed out by half (all) the posters (including ejk for pointing out the game time) Black shark isn't a big leage player. May I point out also Black shark that my team was completely formed of subs (that I wanted just because they are fun people) and we scored just as good as you (with one leaving in the middle) and we were playing just for fun. And yet 2 of my subs got into the prize round.

Oh and Joe my computer has had a few viruses that I have deleted. I can fix my computer unlike microsoft tech support.

Man: "Get your piping hot horse burgers horse fries, horse cakes and shakes. We got tongue, straight from the horse's mouth."
Leela: "Hmm."
Hermes: "It all sounds good."
Man: "All our horses are 100% horse-fed for that double-horse "juiced-in" goodness."
Leela: "I'll have the cholesterol-free omelet with horse-beaters."
Man: "And you, Sir? How can I horse you?"
Hermes: "I'll have a horse Coke."
Man: "Horse Pepsi okay?"
Hermes: "Nay."


flare-the comment u made about the tournament being in 12 days says it was made today at 3.

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i was reposting a post that was made 12 days b4 the tournment. I would of put it in italics if i was computer savy.


"Sravan, do u hear what these guys r saying about me? Tell them that they're wrong. 'Cause what u guys r saying is total bulls***."

I love how Black Shark can't even make his own comebacks anymore. Sravan, I pity you man. I actually have sorrow in my heart for you, that this young man actually has to ask you to tellus that we're "wrong". It breaks my heart...

*Laughs jovially*

Sorry, I couldn't keep that crap up any longer.

"Caboose: Look what I found!
Donut: Hey, I found it!!
Caboose: Look what I took credit for finding!"


Tom stop posting so early, it scares me. Avast! It's Talk Like A Pirate Day! Arggg.


Ian, stop taking time in your computer class to post on these forums. It's making me think that our hard-payed tax dollars are being used to allow teenagers much like yourself to screw around during class time rather that learning something. And I know that that couldn't be true...

Also, when the Marklar is pre-registration going to start?

"Caboose: Look what I found!
Donut: Hey, I found it!!
Caboose: Look what I took credit for finding!"


Pre-registation is up. I registered with beebles for the team event Tom and Leinad.

Fry: So, there’s an infinite number of parallel universes?
Professor: No, just the two.
Fry: Oh, well, I’m sure that’s enough.


What be your team name?

"Caboose: Look what I found!
Donut: Hey, I found it!!
Caboose: Look what I took credit for finding!"


Right it be De "Inoculated nuns" Argg.

Fry: So, there’s an infinite number of parallel universes?
Professor: No, just the two.
Fry: Oh, well, I’m sure that’s enough.


I assume me and Tom will be the Vaccinated Monks again.

"There is no spoon." -Neo


OMFG 20 NEW COMMENTS.

a lot of things to say.
1. black shark tom had the guts to tell u off and u gotta tell him back im not gonna fight ur fights for u and u are the only new player that hasent won a prize in the mkdd and melee tournaments that posts on this blog.
2. if u wanna watch the game at the tournament so much then just dont go to the tournament noah and thomas said u were bragging about axis to other kids at tappan...
3.i thought anti snowman wasent coming tp2 so i paired u up with ur brother for the team events.
4. pirate day is so stupid i hate it so much at least ppl get to wear a bandana to school lol.
5.yes joe we are gonna rock ur socks in the next tournament
6.i didnt know miniblin would come otherwise he would probably be in the top 8 for mario kart single cuz he is very good at racing he came in 1st at the grands for racing(joe should have but those serious of unfortunate events at bowser's castle)
7.noah u think u are good at melee cuz u stall so much with DK against the comuters well NEWS FLASH we arent playing CPUs at the tournament we are playing humans with brains who wont go do a SD(well most them atleast).
8.noah u get so lucky in mario kart somehow but when u get into the elimination rounds u screw up cuz u are playing the top players and u NEVER POWER SLIDE DID ANYONE KNOW THAT? IF HE CANT DO THAT THEN HE DOESNT MINI TURBO*crowd gasps*
9.flare do u have a clan?
10.noah i did not mean to insult u or hurt ur fellings in anyway possible.
11.joe did u pre register cuz there are gonna be limited walk-ins i belive. and joe just to double check me and galen will be on a team for mario kart and melee right? should our team name be the troublemonkeys2?
12.Conversation starter-who is better pichu or pikachu? i would have to say pikachu cuz he doesnt do damage to himself and he weighs more even though they are the same speed and pichu is more powerful. it would be funny to beat someone at the tournament with pichu.

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what happened to all the posting?


Black Shark thats 25 cents into the swear jar. It will now cost you 25 cents a swear on this blog. It will help fund the prizes for the turtle clan , i mean tournament.

I'm registered now. Eli we need a new thing to post off of. We have 9 pages. BCL that phy sci is long.

Black Shark you want to shut them up compete in something besides no. of blog posts and best chance of entering the wild card.

One more thing. If any of you think that TurtlePerson2 is a unique name read this. I play cc renegade as eltrut729. (sorry leinad) Why, because, TurtlePerson2, TP2, Tortillian_Hero,Tortillia,Turtle_Commando,Tortillia2,eltrut,eltrut7,eltrut2, were all taken. Do you know how sad that is.

If anyone plays CC renegade add me to your buddy list.

"TORTURIS EXUVIAS EUNT"


Black Shark, I've deleted your post. I don't want to see that kind of thing again. Surely you can think of more constructive ways to express yourself.


I can't Eli, that was the best I could do, I felt a lot better after writing that post, but now since everybody can't see it. I'm still very angry, and well I'm very sorry about what I said about u guys and well I don't want 2 feel hated, don't worry Eli, I wont be saying that when commentating. It's just that y did u guys have 2 say that about me? And, well I don't think I'll show up at the tournaments anymore and I wont be posting anymore. I thought that I could make friends during this whole thing but nw 4 some reason everybody hates me just because I suck at SSBM. I know I do. I can't even wave dash or anything. DK is the only one I can do well with. Nick11 is better than me at SSBM, everybody is. Unless anybody has something 2 say, I'm offcially retiring from video games. Good bye everyone. So I won't be commentating either I guess.

"I hate White Sharks"

Black Shark Clan


black shark, we were just playing with your head..... "figurative language" don't worry we don't hate you we just liked your attitude, about our comments. I would highly recomend looking elsewhere for friends, like people in your classes at school

Auf Wiedersehen- black shark

TP2 you are right the phy sci homework takes soooooooooooooooo long. way toooo long to do alone.......
time to defeat the chickens......

Auf Wiedersehen-


Hey u guys check this outhttp://ssbm.detstar.com/images/sonictails.cfm
Can any of u guys accomplish this, Omid didn't want me 2 tell anyone, but I want 2 play as Sonic and Tails in SSBM. If anyone has a memory card, they can beat it and then make Eli copy it on 2 the other memory cards. It's really hard 2 do, so I can't do it. The best I've done is 4 KO with Pikachu's down B.

"I hate White Sharks"

Black Shark Clan


Black Shark, you can't unlock Sonic or tails. It is just a rumor. Also no one hates you. We are just annoyed because, you swear and are quite the little braggart. What makes it worse is that you really aren't that great. (Of course bragging is bad to begin w/)

What is arc and seconds have to do w/ longitude?

"TORTURIS EXUVIAS EUNT"


Black Shark no one hates you. We were just pointing out that you aren't great at either game but you know you are still better then most of the competitors. You are currently ranked 34th out of 116 which is still pretty good.

Man I missed the swearing.

Fry: So, there’s an infinite number of parallel universes?
Professor: No, just the two.
Fry: Oh, well, I’m sure that’s enough.


Well, I just did unlock Sonic and Tails. It took me until Pikachu. I don't swear when people are not making me angry, And i'm not bragging, I just admitted that I indeed suck at SSBM.

"I hate White Sharks"

Black Shark Clan


You REALLY just unlocked Sonic And Miles. Bring it to the tournament then.


haha black shark that was a rumor and they proved it wrong with a gameshark so no u didnt. u are trying to lie to be cool like saying ur brother is 11 when he is like 18 and that was u who was posting acting like a 11 year old. i missed the cursing post darn it. noah STOP LYING DID U READ THE LAST PARAGRAPH OF THE THING I WILL POST IT ANYWAY.

Something else that I decided to post here, was this fake screenshot of Sonic the Hedgehog on the Corneria stage. I'm not positive who sent it in, but it's been sitting on my hard drive for years. It's purely fictitious, but it's really well done. Seems as if it was made for entertainment value only, judging by the great big "FAKE" watermark on it... Unless someone found it and decided to label it themselves.

EMPHASIS ON THE FAKE IN THE FIRST SENTENCE
BTW u cant get 20 KOs or w/e with pikachu the best person is roy. noah do u have the mr.ressetti trophy and the unknown trophy?

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I would like to echo what Duck said. Black Shark they don't exist. The picture that has sonic fighting on corneria was super imposed. The url you gave us even says so.


if u read the first 2 paragraphs of the article then u can see y they arent unlocked.


I'm sorry, I lied about the Sonic Tails thing. I just wanted 2 see people's reactions and what not, but u guys r all 2 smart and u didn't fet gooled. I wasn't trying 2 be funny or nothin', I was a joke. It is real no big deal. I did do 20 KO's but nothing happened! Ya happy Sravan?

"I hate White Sharks"

Black Shark Clan


there was no point to it what so ever...
u lied like u did about ur brother being 11 but he is 18 so it was u who acted like the 11 year old.
of course we arent stupid more then half of us are in high school...
i was gonna see if u lied by asking u if u got those trophies the mr.ressetti is where u get 5 KOs in cruel melee with one character the easiest is roy i got 7. the unknown has nothing to do with cruel melee i thought if i asked one trophy it would be too obvious i think its u have to get 16000 total feet in the homerun contest.

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I've seen a rumor that said you have to get 300 Kos in cruel to unlock Sonic and Miles. It is possible but you have to exploit the A.I. I also saw one that said in order to get Toad you have to shoot every name in the credits. If you go into the code you can see that there are only a few characters beyond the normal ones. These playable non-unlockable characters are Giga Bowser, Master and Crazy hand, the wire frames, and sandbag. There is no Sonic or Miles.

neat this is post 432.

Fry: So, there’s an infinite number of parallel universes?
Professor: No, just the two.
Fry: Oh, well, I’m sure that’s enough.


I did get mr. ressetti trophy, and that was my brother who sent the posts, not me, I didn't lie about that either. Y would u want 2 play as sandbag?

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Black Shark Clan


Black Shark, you did it again. I know you like sports, so I'll make this clear: three strikes and you're out. Another slip-up and I will deactivate your account for a month. Whether it was your 'brother' or not, you are responsible for the comments posted by your account. Please think before you type. Your lack of decorum puts all that we've done at risk. It's unfortunate, but true.

If you want to know every single secret Melee has to offer, read this article.


wait, what did I do this time?

"I hate White Sharks"

Black Shark Clan


I think it was the swearing.

Fry: So, there’s an infinite number of parallel universes?
Professor: No, just the two.
Fry: Oh, well, I’m sure that’s enough.


THe Blue Bowl
Jane Kenyon

Like primitives we buried the cat
with his bowl. Bare-handed
we scraped sand and gravel
back into the hole
THey fell with a hiss
and thud on his side,
on his long red fur, the white feathers
between his toes, and his long,
not to say aquiline nose.

We stood and brushed eah other off.
There are sorrows keener than these.

SIlent the rest of the day, we worked,
ate, stared, and slept. It stormed
all night; now it clears, and a robin
burbles from a dripping bush
like the neighbor who means well
but always says that wrong thing

HEY!?!?!?!!? anybody, What does this poem mean?
I have read it like 5 times and i can get
very little out of it


It's a peom about how after every end life goes on. The last 2 lines a really weird.

Fry: So, there’s an infinite number of parallel universes?
Professor: No, just the two.
Fry: Oh, well, I’m sure that’s enough.


actually eli i knew aobut the debug mode before cuz i read a guide about it on gamefaqs.com but u need the action replay to use it. they usually take it out of games but they left it in ssbm for some reason so u can play as masterhand. y would anyone wanna be the sandbag.


Black Shark, your strike two was another naughty phrase I had to remove from one of your posts. Please try to be more careful.


This is a test, a test of the my gt clan logo system. Do not be alarmed, return to your homes. Await further instruction.

-eli, exercising his admin powers.
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I want to have the last comment!!!!!

李 治 學 leaving

Auf Wiedersehen-


Too Bad!!!! Hahahahahahahahaha!
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you both wish oh


what now!


Tsk Tsk Tsk i don't think so


yes u do


yes u do


yes u do


wow a triple post and yea the wooden spoon goes to me