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#1 SoulBlazer OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 2, 2012 7:42 PM

In a recent discussion about which classics people enjoyed playing on XBox live, it was determined that several of us would very much like to play some of these games online aganit others, but can never find anyone. Another person suggested a gaming weekend, and another person suggested the idea of 'blocks' of time set aside for gaming time for each game.

Right now, I'm hoping that we can do the Classic Gaming Weekend not this weekend but next one, starting on Thursday night and running through the weekend. There will be a block of time set aside for each game. You just log into the game during that block of time, and find people. We should also share our Xbox Live usernames.

I'd like to get some votes on which games we should do. They probaly should be limited to old arcade games from the late 70's to early 90's period and not require too long to play, to allow us to have several go's at it and allow everyone a chance to play. Here's my thoughts on the gaming blocks:

All times given are Eastern US Time Zone

THURSDAY AUG 9

9-11 PM

FRIDAY AUG 10
9-11 PM

SAT AUG 11

12-2 PM
2-4 PM
4-6 PM
6-8 PM
8-10 PM
10-12 PM

SUN AUG 12

12-2 PM
2-4 PM
4-6 PM
6-8 PM
8-10 PM
10-12 PM

Please vote for the games to play, and you can suggest time blocks also if you like!

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Posted Fri Aug 3, 2012 12:04 AM

I'll be on-call next weekend, and around the house a lot. It's hard to say exactly the best time frame would be since I could be on a call at any time.

I have a lot of the classic XBLA titles (most of them) and I also have the Game Room. I think I have about a dozen games in that.


Classic games with online capabilities (I think) that I have:

Battlezone
Contra
Defender
Disk of Tron
Doom
Doom 2
Duke Nuke Em 3D
Frogger
Gauntlet
Golden Axe
Gunstar Heroes
Gyrus
Jetpack Refueled
Joust
Paperboy
Robotron
Rootbeer Tapper
Scramble
TMNT
Tron
Ultimate Mortal Kombat


If I'm on you can always hit me up. The gamertag is moycon.

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Posted Fri Aug 3, 2012 6:36 AM

I'm willing to buy anything that's still available, but my big three that I would definitely want to play online are Root Beer Tapper, Joust, and Gyruss. Would also be interested in just about anything offered through Game Room. I wouldn't be available Thursday and Friday, but I'll be around Saturday and Sunday.

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Posted Sun Aug 5, 2012 6:33 PM

I'd also throw a 7-9p on the thurs-fri packs (or even a 6-8/8-10/10-12) setup for Fri/Sat, but I'm definitely game.

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Posted Mon Aug 6, 2012 2:37 AM

Here's my list of classic arcade games with multiplayer modes that I'd most be interested in giving a go.

Battlezone
Contra
Defender
Discs of Tron
Frogger
Gauntlet (Probably too long for what you're after unless you limit continues)
Golden Axe (Ditto)
Gyruss
Joust
Robotron: 2084
Root Beer Tapper
Scramble
Smash TV (Ditto)
Super Contra
Tron

Not limited to just these though.

Edited by Atariboy, Mon Aug 6, 2012 2:43 AM.


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Posted Wed Aug 8, 2012 11:37 AM

Well, the idea hasn't taken off, unfortunately. So for now should we all just say that we're going to try and commit ourselves to some online retro gaming on the 360 this weekend? Perhaps people could instead use this thread to update their online status and what they're currently playing?

The weekend is going to be really nice around here. And one thing that hasn't changed with me since childhood is the fact that I'll take playing outside on a nice day over video games. But I will absolutely make it a point to get online.

#7 Austin OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 8, 2012 3:46 PM

Yeah, maybe planning it out like this wasn't a great idea, at least not so soon. Hell, I work two-thirds of the weekend anyway (won't be available for anything until Sunday). Maybe just get a massive AtariAge party chat going on XBOX Live and wing it from there?

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Posted Wed Aug 8, 2012 5:27 PM

I'm game for this too guys. To bad i'll be away this weekend. Time to spend time with the Wife.
After all it is our anniversary.
I have a few classics on xbla and game room.

#9 SoulBlazer OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 8, 2012 5:32 PM

Well, the idea hasn't taken off, unfortunately. So for now should we all just say that we're going to try and commit ourselves to some online retro gaming on the 360 this weekend? Perhaps people could instead use this thread to update their online status and what they're currently playing?

The weekend is going to be really nice around here. And one thing that hasn't changed with me since childhood is the fact that I'll take playing outside on a nice day over video games. But I will absolutely make it a point to get online.


I think that's probaly a good idea. Scrap the idea of set times and just say that this weekend we'll try to get together to do some games. Send notes to each other online.

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Posted Wed Aug 8, 2012 8:28 PM

I think Moycon is the only one here on my friends list.

No matter what we do from here, having each other on our friends list seems like a good step 1.

My XBL id is in my signature.

#11 Austin OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 8, 2012 8:38 PM

Mine is djZM. I will do my best to be on Sunday. I have most of the retro-oriented normal XBOX Live Arcade releases.

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Posted Wed Aug 8, 2012 8:45 PM

I like that idea....my gamertag is my AA ID, Metal Ghost. Anyone, please feel free to send me an invite!

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Posted Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:12 AM

I'm on right now jamming on some Root Beer Tapper. Look me up under the tag: Shevenell

#14 SoulBlazer OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:17 AM

I'm going to try to be on most of the weekend. Anyone can feel free to message me if they would like to play something.

My username is Soulblazer07

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Posted Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:15 AM

Dang, I was on vacation all last week. Well, I guess that was pretty sweet, but I'm still miffed that I missed this event.

Maybe next time.

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Posted Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:30 PM

Not sure anything happened. I know I didn't participate at least since it ended up not being a good weekend for me.

Plan on adding everyone's XBL names posted in this thread later. Hopefully things pan out one of these weekends.

Been practicing the original Contra on my DS. Only get three credits and I'm close to being able to finish the game now (Despite Contra and the screen of the DS not being a good match). Should be able to put in a halfway decent showing on the XBLA version if we all do that someday when I can better see things like the shots from enemies.

Edited by Atariboy, Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:34 PM.





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