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#26 JacobZu7zu7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:31 AM

When do we start?


Contest will begin first week of January...

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Posted Mon Dec 26, 2011 1:27 PM

Coo


When do we start?


Contest will begin first week of January...


Cool!

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Posted Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:18 PM

I don't know if I'll be competitive with it, but I'm putting in for Kung-Fu Master, just because I've always thought it was a pretty darned good port, given the various hardware and control limitations of the VCS.

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Posted Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:07 AM

Okay, I have an idea for the game draw,

I will randomly draw a Knockout player from a hat, to select a game...then you will first pick a letter,

A B C D - I have (so far) 4 sets of 4 2600 games (seperated) and next pick a number of 1 through 4.

1,2,3,4

The number selected is the ACTUAL GAME and we will play it! The letter represents the section it's sitting in.

This is more interesting then me just drawing out of a hat, this way YOU will choose.

A - 1/2/3/4
B - 1/2/3/4
C - 1/2/3/4
D - 1/2/3/4

Edited by JacobZu7zu7, Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:29 AM.


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Posted Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:42 AM

Okay first player I drew from my HAT is Gorfy!... he will first select a letter and number!

CONTEST WILL BEGIN... MONDAY MORNING 12:00AM JANUARY 2ND.

Every Monday... a new game will be played.

Edited by JacobZu7zu7, Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:45 AM.


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Posted Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:03 AM

So far, only Frogger (Diff. A), has a change in difficulty setting... anyone else have a specific Game or Difficulty setting?

All games will be played B/B "Default Game 1", unless I'm notified in post or PM.

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Posted Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:13 AM

GREAT Idea!
I like the randomness and the fact that it starts on Monday's !
The most humbling moments would be
~ if you are knocked out the first round.
~if you get knocked out by your own game.
I assume once you get knocked out you won't be able to pick the Letter/Number thing. Is this correct?
This also means some people will have to pick twice. Then I assume once you pick once you will not be eligble to pick again until everyone still in has a chance to pick.
Then again, just so it is random it doesnt matter who picks.
Have fun! The madness starts on Monday!

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Posted Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:23 AM

I assume once you get knocked out you won't be able to pick the Letter/Number thing. Is this correct?
This also means some people will have to pick twice. Then I assume once you pick once you will not be eligble to pick again until everyone still in has a chance to pick.
Then again, just so it is random it doesnt matter who picks.
Have fun! The madness starts on Monday!


Yeah, some will pick twice.. and some might not pick.

I PM'ed Gorfy to select, and when he does it will be mentioned here!

If I am choosen and still in the knockout, I just might "pass"... or I could select a game of someone elses to be fair.

Yep! Starts MONDAY... so every Sunday night is our big crunch to survive.

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Posted Wed Dec 28, 2011 5:39 PM

Fingers tingling...

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Posted Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:51 PM

GAME D/4 was selected at random by Gorfy.

D/4 has been opened, it is oyamafamily's suggestion
H.E.R.O by Activision!

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Posted Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:40 AM

CONTEST WILL BEGIN... MONDAY MORNING 12:00AM JANUARY 2ND.

Every Monday... a new game will be played.

I assume the week's end at midnight as well, and if so then midnight in which timezone?

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Posted Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:58 AM


CONTEST WILL BEGIN... MONDAY MORNING 12:00AM JANUARY 2ND.

Every Monday... a new game will be played.

I assume the week's end at midnight as well, and if so then midnight in which timezone?


Eastern time... (New York/Atlanta/Miami)

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Posted Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:10 AM

Thanks, Jacob, for putting this together! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Posted Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:24 AM

I'm in and picking Adventures of Tron for my game!

Sounds cool.

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Posted Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:55 PM

Looks like I'll be adding a 5th game to each letter slot.

Still about 3 more potential spots left and a few more days to join up...

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Posted Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:55 PM

For Hero you could do game 5 for the pure randomness of it

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Posted Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:56 PM

For Hero you could do game 5 for the pure randomness of it

No ... need some standardization for a tournament.

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Posted Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:28 PM

Sounds like fun. I'd like to get in on it.

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Posted Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:04 PM


Edited by roadrunner, Thu Jan 5, 2012 4:17 PM.


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Posted Sun Jan 1, 2012 12:42 AM

COUNT ME IN FOR THE KNOCKOUT TOURNAMENT!

MY GAME CHOICE: "KOOL-AID MAN"!


I CAN'T WAIT! :rolling:

Edited by Cortat G, Sun Jan 1, 2012 3:00 AM.


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Posted Mon Jan 2, 2012 8:57 PM

If there's still room for one more AtariAge veteran, please SIGN ME UP!

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Posted Tue Jan 3, 2012 7:00 AM

If there's still room for one more AtariAge veteran, please SIGN ME UP!


okay there happends to be a spot or two left... we have 20 players now.

Edited by JacobZu7zu7, Sun Jan 8, 2012 8:38 PM.


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Posted Tue Jan 3, 2012 8:48 PM

If there's still room for one more AtariAge veteran, please SIGN ME UP!


and my game selection is Pole Position

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Posted Thu Jan 5, 2012 11:05 PM

I took a better look through the games list and I think Commando is a point leech type of game. A player can sit on level 1 and simply shoot enemies until the cows come home. As there are no cows in this game then you can play forever as level 1 is not really difficult. Maybe a new game should be picked to replace it?

Also, the difficulty of Spider Fighter peaks fairly quickly and never gets harder. In some games where the difficulty ramps up to some maximum level, the maximum level is high enough to remain challenging for most players (Demon Attack, Kaboom, etc.). However, IMHO, the max difficulty of Spider Fighter is not too hard. It takes several hours to reach the 1,000,000 mark too. What do others think about this one?

Finally, is the "?" game a mystery game to be picked later?

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Posted Thu Jan 5, 2012 11:22 PM

I took a better look through the games list and I think Commando is a point leech type of game. A player can sit on level 1 and simply shoot enemies until the cows come home. As there are no cows in this game then you can play forever as level 1 is not really difficult. Maybe a new game should be picked to replace it?

Also, the difficulty of Spider Fighter peaks fairly quickly and never gets harder. In some games where the difficulty ramps up to some maximum level, the maximum level is high enough to remain challenging for most players (Demon Attack, Kaboom, etc.). However, IMHO, the max difficulty of Spider Fighter is not too hard. It takes several hours to reach the 1,000,000 mark too. What do others think about this one?

Finally, is the "?" game a mystery game to be picked later?


I will PM these two players to see if they have a second pick, a less "leechy" game choice.

Spider Fighter might be ok, but if it's chosen LATE in the tourny, everyone might run with it and tie....

The ? (so far) is a wildcard game. Nothing fancy just another game.




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