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GameGavel presents R'cade Mag's Atari 5200 Tournament

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#1 VectorGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 5, 2012 5:16 PM

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12 super titles to compete on!

Super prizes!

PRIZES
1st Place - $50 credit at GameGavel.com, Retrocade Magazine issue #2 digital + 1000 forum tokens
2nd Place - Randy Pearson's book "Driving Crazy", Retrocade Magazine issue #2 digital + 750 forum tokens
3rd Place - Retrocade Magazine issue #2 digital + 500 forum tokens
4th and lower - 250 forum tokens


Complete rules are here!


Don't miss out on this tournament! An amazing lineup and amazing prizes!

Click the attached PDF to view 11x17 contest poster

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Edited by rmaerz, Mon Mar 5, 2012 5:16 PM.


#2 Atari Smeghead OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 8, 2012 8:58 AM

I just wanted to thank Rob for including my book as a prize in this contest, and to wish everybody good luck! Oh, and you really should pick up a copy of the latest Retrocade Magazine. In addition to some interesting articles, there is a full-chapter excerpt from Driving Crazy.

Good luck, everyone! Have fun!

"Smeg" Randy

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Posted Thu Mar 8, 2012 9:27 AM

Thx, Randy!

The players voted in a fantastic pool of games to play in this tournament - probably the best lineup we've had in a tournament so far.

The winner receives a $50 credit at GameGavel.com - you gotta play!

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Posted Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:33 AM

How about a little brouhaha from 5200 fan :)

By season's end, Retrocade Magazine and its partners will have awarded around $200 worth of prizes at NO COST to players! We've given away Retrocade Magazine PDFs, Starcade DVDs, books, t-shirts and now $50 credit at GameGavel.com (in each of the last two tournaments of the season - the last tournament being the 2600 tournament).

Retrocade Magazine's tournaments are unique in that there is absolutely NO COST to players for registration and participation. Registration with the forums (RetrocadeMagazine.net/forums) is FREE and participation involves playing the games, snapping a picture of your TV screen and uploading it with your score submission (something some of you are accustomed to doing anyway with the High Score Clubs).

Success in these tournaments is gauged in participation. We've had some exciting finishes in our tournaments like Virender Dayal winning the ColecoVision tournament by only 0.03%. We've also seen players challenge themselves to new heights like Glen Updike's 1,179,880 performance on Mario Bros. in the NES Power Play Tournament.

"By Classic Gamers For Classic Gamers" is our motto and mission. Retrocade Magazine strives to support and promote the classic gaming community as we've done and will continue to do so.

And if you're still reading this and since I'm talking about community, let me point you to our friend Kitty McScratch who is raising money for Child's Play. Child's Play is a charity that provides kids in hospitals all around the world with books, toys and games. There's a Chip-In widget on Kitty's www KittyMcScratch.com and her goal is to get $500 worth of donations by St. Patty's Day.

Edited by rmaerz, Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:33 AM.


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Posted Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:45 PM

Tournament begins March 22


Edited by rmaerz, Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:00 PM.


#6 bohoki OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:13 PM

i have all those games at least but i am a bit of a gimboid at playing them

#7 VectorGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:52 AM

i have all those games at least but i am a bit of a gimboid at playing them


Players of all skill levels are welcome. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain!

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Posted Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:16 AM

Bump - Only 3 days until the start of the contest! Let's have a good turnout!

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Posted Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:50 PM

Less than 24 hours from the start! I see we've had a few sign-ups on the forums the last few days let's keep it up!

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Posted Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:17 AM

It's a grey day in the mid-Atlantic so fire up your 5200s for a chance to win $50 credit at GameGavel.com!!! We're entering the third day and the first full weekend of competition.

Follow the action on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/RetrocadeMagazine

#11 VectorGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:38 AM

And if you're a member of the 5200 Brotherhood and not competing, tell me why?

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Posted Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:12 AM

One full weekend of competition in the books. Three players have qualified and four of the twelve titles have new high scores on the Retroboards.

Standings as of this writing:

1. 95.65% Virender Dayal
2. 91.37% Damon Stephen
3. 89.89% Rob Maerz


If you have to compete for a chance to win $50 credit at GameGavel.com! Tell me who else is offering gamers a chance to win prizes like this!

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Posted Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:40 PM

Sounds like a great idea, this contest. It's just the wrong time of year for me , no time to compete.

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Posted Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:22 PM

Sounds like a great idea, this contest. It's just the wrong time of year for me , no time to compete.


Do you work in accounting?

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Posted Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:46 AM

C'mon peeps...we can do better than 4 friggin' players in an Atari 5200 tournament! How often does an opportunity come around to win prizes for playing video games without having to travel?

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Posted Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:23 AM

I know I would love to some more players over there! Rob's put together a great tournament with 12 great games (of which you can play your best six) ... check it out everybody!

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Posted Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:28 AM

York, PA in the house!

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Posted Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:29 PM

I'll be participating! I been warming up with a few titles the past few days... I have all the games (but my Miner 2049er won't work..)

scores will be forthcoming! would be great to see some more participation!

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Posted Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:00 PM

Had fun participating in this tournament, although I was sorry to see that not too many folks joined in. My thanks to rmaerz for running the tournament, and to "Atari Smeghead" for supplying his very entertaining novel "Driving Crazy" as my prize! Really enjoyed reading it yesterday!

Edited by sdamon, Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:56 PM.


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Posted Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:05 PM

Had fun participating in this tournament, although I was sorry to see that not too many folks joined in. My thanks to rmaerz for running the tournament, and to "Atari Smeghead" for supplying his very entertaining novel "Driving Crazy" as my prize! Really enoyed reading it yesterday!


"People really do win!"

I forget who's slogan that was. I'm interested to see how AtariKSI spends his money at GameGavel

Edited by rmaerz, Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:05 PM.





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