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11:10 AM on 01.09.2011

Dtoid Austin NARP next Friday!



Live in the Austin area, or willing to drive there? Killing time waiting for the big games of 2011 to hit? Well, while you're anxiously awaiting the release of Two Worlds II and Mindjack, why don't you come and play some old(er) games with us?

Some drinks (leaded and unleaded) and snacks will be provided, but feel free to bring your own as well! We'll probably hit up some 4-player beat 'em up action (a la Castle Crashers or Scott Pilgrim), potentially some Rock Band (happy now, Xzyliac?), and maybe even some movie viewing if things get low-key later.

Folks will be gathering at the domicile of Sean and Dawn Carey (in NW Austin) on the evening of Friday, Jan. 14th from 8pm-????. All Dtoiders are welcome! To get in on the action, sign up for the google group and check the NARP thread for details, or email me at [email protected] to get the 411! Does anyone actually say that anymore? I doubt it.   read


4:42 PM on 08.16.2010

Roll Call: Oh, SNAP! Texas NARP is this weekend!



EVENTS :

1. Gathering at Sean's from 8-wheneves on Friday night
2. Trip to the Alamo Drafthouse for food/drink and Scott Pilgrim early Saturday afternoon (will put up details once Alamo's site updates with weekend times)
3. Goldeneye/Mario Kart 64 tourneys at Game Over Videogames with prizes! (6-9pm on Saturday)
4. Tourney afterparty at Sean's from 9:30-wheneves on Saturday night
5. Pancakes, strong coffee, and sorrowful goodbyes at Kerbey Lane Cafe (11am on Sunday)


WHAT YOU NEED TO DO :

1. Let me know if you're coming, and if so, for what events. I'm trying to get a final tourney list together (seriously people, sign up for this - mad prizes), and also to plan for supplies for both Friday/Saturday night get-togethers. Mrs. Walkyourpath is gonna get all crunk with some baking and we'll have a spread out for snacking and SOME soda/beers for consumption. You can let me know here, as well as on the google group, or reach me by one of the following methods:

-PM me here on Dtoid
-Shoot me an email ([email protected])
-Follow/DM me on Twitter (@walk_your_path)

2. Make sure you're on the google group (contact me to get added), or that I have your email -- I will send out my address info / directions to all those who have declared they're coming later this week.

3. Get your beautiful asses out here!   read


6:00 PM on 08.03.2010

August NARP Reminder + Tournament Prize Details



The time for Texas NARPing is nearly upon us! Come join us in stockpiling automatic weapons and digging fortified trenches in anticipation of our seccession from the United States of America!

It's all going down the weekend of Aug. 20-22. Fri and Sat nights will be for parties, Sat and Sun mornings/afternoons will be for recovery and pancakes, and Sat. evening is the retro game tournament at Game Over Videogames! David Kaelin, the owner of Game Over, has graciously opened his establishment to us for a Destructoid only game tournament. Here's the details:

The event runs from 6-9PM on Sat, Aug. 21. There will be two tourneys run during the event - one for Goldeneye and one for Mario Kart 64, so dust off those old consoles and start practicing. Anyone signing up for the tournament will be automatically entered into both events, which means you'll have two chances to win!

Win what, you ask? Well, the Game Over crew loves Dtoid so much (why don't they marry us?) that they're ponying up big time to make sure it's worth your while to show face and do battle with your comrades. They're giving away gift cards to the top 3 spots in each of the events. I will sprinkle a little random swag on top to sweeten the deal.

1st place in either game will net you a $50 gift card, 2nd place is worth a $25 card, and 3rd place is still pulling down a $10 gift card prize! Plus, you'll have bragging rights until the next tournament!

Here's the catch -- you've got to be registered to participate. To register, you'll need to join the Dtoid TX google group, which you can do by sending me a PM here with your gmail address or firing off an email to [email protected] I'll send you an invite to the google group, and you can then post in the tourney sign-up thread. The spots will be limited to 24 total entrants, so make sure you get registered before the spots fill up. I know many of you have expressed interest in competing, but you HAVE to be registed in the sign-up thread for your shot at gift cards and glory!   read


6:25 PM on 07.26.2010

August NARP in Austin - Schedule of events!



Hey y'all!

Here's a few more details about the upcoming TX NARP to help you make your plans :

Friday, Aug. 20th --

8:00 to ?????

Gathering @ Sean Carey's place for those coming into town early (or already here!) on Friday night. Drinks (leaded and unleaded), snacks, games, and shenanigans will be had!

Sat, Aug. 21st --

Afternoon

Possible trip to Alamo Drafthouse for movie/lunch as a crew to avoid the Texas heat indoors at a bad-ass theater with great food served to you while you watch!

6:00 to 9:00 PM

Retro game tournament for Dtoiders ONLY at Game Over Videogames! Right now it's looking like either a Goldeneye or Mario Kart 64 tourney (possibly both).

Big Money - Big Prizes - I LIKE IT!

Okay, there's no money, but there will be some sweet prizes, ranging from gift certificates for Game Over to random E3 crap I have stashed away. Final prizes will be determined based on how many total entrants we get for this, so make sure you hit up the Tourney thread in the google group to sign up and reserve your spot now! To sign up for the google group and the tourney, send me your gmail address via one of the following convenient methods and I'll get you an invite!

-PM me here on Dtoid
-Find me on XBL, PSN, or Steam (my handle for all 3 is walkyourpath)
-Shoot me an email ([email protected])
-Follow/DM me on Twitter (@walk_your_path)

9:30 to ????

P-A-R-T-Y. Final location is still being determined, but will default to Sean Carey's place if other arrangements fail. More drinks, games, and compromising photos!

Sun, Aug. 22nd --

Brunch

Whoever hasn't already departed will gather one last time to lick our wounds and ease the pain of wanton carousing through the magic of PANCAKES at Kerbey Lane Cafe.


While the tourney is set, other plans will be fluid - so make sure to follow me (@walk_your_path) on Twitter if you're heading in so you'll be in the loop! More details to come! Did I mention joining the google group?   read


4:39 PM on 07.18.2010

Dtoid Austin Updates: Incoming NARP in August!!!



Hey y'all - I wanted to get everybody in the loop on some changes and plans for the Dtoid Austin group, as we've got some exciting stuff in the works!

1. Quick point of order - I am not Blehman! And honestly, who is? No-one can grow the gorgeous flowing locks that man can, but perhaps if I eat some of it I will absorb his power. This is Sean Carey, and while our favorite mad-man will still be involved in planning (and partying), I'll be taking over the Dtoid Austin group so that Mike has more time to grind in Dragon Quest IX and troll me.

So, if you have questions, comments, concerns, or are looking to pimp a local event or get together - let me know! You can:

-PM me here on Dtoid
-Find me on XBL, PSN, or Steam (my handle for all 3 is walkyourpath)
-Shoot me an email ([email protected])
-Join our google group (send me your gmail address for an invite)
-Follow/DM me on Twitter! (@walk_your_path)

2. We want to kickstart the Dtoid Austin NARPing with a bang in the capital, so it's time to start clearing your calendars! The next official Dtoid Austin NARP is now set for the weekend of Fri., Aug. 20 - Sun., Aug. 22nd, and I'm starting to squeeeeeeeeee about how it's all starting to come together.

This is open to all Dtoiders who are able to make it out, so those of you who are from outside the Republic of Texas are more than welcome to cross the international boundary into the Lone Star State and party
down with us.

We've got a few house parties in the works, a potential retro-gaming tournament at a local indie game store with prizes, and I'll be giving away a little E3 swag while we're at it!

3. Here's what we need you to do!

- Comment here to let us know if you can make it out for some or all of the weekend so that we can plan the events accordingly

- Hype this up so that we get as many folks there as we can

- Join and keep your eyes on the google group for more details, and pow-wows for carpooling/hotel/couchsurfing type discussions


This is gonna be slicker and tighter than Rick Perry's hair - let's do this thing!   read


10:15 AM on 04.06.2010

Oh hai, I'm in your DtoidAustin, Planning your NARPS



Hey there boys and girls, it's bleh. I know that it's been a while since the Texas NARP crew has been out and about, and I aims to do something about that.

Mainly, find out what you kids want to do.

Since Texas is slightly bigger than the other NARP groups, I need to know when and how you guys want to hang out. I, of course, live in Dallas, and am down for whatever. I know that it's a drive from anywhere to anywhere down here, but I'd like to get y'all together for some shenanigans and possibly drinking. I'm just playing, of course there will be shenanigans.

So, since I'm taking over the dtoidaustin group e-mailer/posting duties, I need to know what's up with y'all. We do have a google group, and, yes, it's been a bit quiet. I set up a forum thread here for us to discuss, and if you need an invite to the group, just send me an e-mail at [email protected]

Let's fucking do this thing.

And I don't mean cows.   read


2:30 PM on 09.16.2009

The Pew3vol NARP



Hey guys, I know this is sorta late notice, but you're just gonna have to deal with that. This weekend ProfessorPew and Mid3vol are flying from San Diego down to Austin to hang out with us before Pew leaves back to the Netherlands. Obviously this is something you should want to go to since Pew and Mandi are awesome. We are using the DtoidAustin Google Group for planning and shit, so if you are on there let us know if you are coming or not, and if you are not on the Google Group mailer and think you can make it, email me at [email protected] and I will hook you up. Kisses.   read


12:55 AM on 08.10.2009

Post-PAX shindiggy in Austin



Hey folks, Dtoid Austin/Texas here. It's been a few months since we talked, but there just hasn't been much to say. Until now. Look Destructoid, I want you back in my life. It's been too hard for me to just ignore you're there. So I want you to come over to my place in September. The weekend of September 19th specifically. ProfessorPew and Mid3vol are going to be there, and I thought you could show up and we could just sorta be one big happy family ya know? I don't really have much more details than that, but just know that I miss you Dtoid, and clear up your calendars around then. I really want to see you.   read


1:36 PM on 06.29.2009

Last Reminder About SGC



Well, this is it folks. The Screwattack Gaming Convention starts on Friday morning, which means the weekend long Dallas NARP starts Friday night. I've already said everything that can be said in older blogs, so I am just here to tell you this. If you are planning on going to this, and you are not already on the Google Groups mailer, join it. If you do not join the mailer, and show up at SGC, and dont meet any Dtoiders and hang out with us at night, that is your own fault. So just join the Lobster Milkshaking mailer.   read


1:16 PM on 06.19.2009

SGC is in 2 weeks



Yep, 2 weeks from this very day is the first day of Screwattack's Dallas-based gaming convention. Now, if you look at your address bar you will notice that this isn't Screwattack.com. BUT, we don't get many things to do down here in the South, so we as the Texas Dtoid community are taking every opportunity, including this one, to get together and hang out. Now I can't say I have all the logistics worked out yet, but we still have 2 weeks left, so this is what I need you to do. If you think there is any remote chance you will be attending SGC, apply for membership in our Google Group which doubles as our mailer, and I will let you in and that will keep you updated on what all is going down.

So, bottom line, if you think there is anyway you will be in Dallas from July 3rd-July 5th to hang out with other Dtoiders, click this and do whatever it tells you to do. See yall soon!   read


2:59 PM on 05.29.2009

Random Houston Mini NARP tonight!

In a spontaneous turn of events, it appears we will be having a small NARP in Houston tonight. There is an arcade in East Houston called Joystix, and every First and last Friday they have free play from 9pm to 2am, for just 15 bucks. There are already going to be 5 of us there, so come meet some fellow Dtoiders! We will start showing up at 9pm, so show up then or any time after and look for the guy with the captains hat playing the TMNT cabinet, that will be Coonskin. Once you find him, it will be all good. I know this is sort of short notice, but its Friday night, and 15 dollars for 5 hours of unlimited retro arcade goodness is a hell of a deal if you ask me! So come on out at 9, the arcade is located at 1820 Franklin Houston, TX, 77002, so shove that into Google Maps or whatever you use to find out where it is. The website is here if you want to see what all cabinets they have, and email Coon at [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns. Hope to see all the Houston Dtoiders there!   read


9:30 AM on 05.01.2009

Dallas NARP: SGC Style



Hey kiddo, how are you? Haven't seen you in a while. Yes, I missed you too. I know, it's not your fault you couldn't make it to the 3rd anniversary NARP. It's no biggie. No, really, it's-hey, don't start crying, calm down. If you calm down and listen for a second I'll take you to get ice cream after. I know you couldn't make it to the anniversary NARP, but I have something that will make it all better. ScrewAttack is having a gaming conference in Dallas on July 3-5, and Destructoid is going to be there! You want to see the Destructoid editors don't you? Sure ya do. I know it's a ways off, but just don't forget, cause I know how forgetful you can be. We can hang out at the conference during the day, and drink beer at night. You like drinking beer don't you? Sure ya do. OK then champ, see you in July.   read


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