Welcome to the Destructoid Austin group. This blog is meant for all Dtoiders that are in or near the Texas. The purpose here is to set up community events such as NARPs and any type of get together like conventions, cons, industry events, etc. This is done for and by the community because sometimes, just talking to each other on the Internets isn't enough.
If you want to be added to the friend's list or want to set up some kind of party/event, then please just PM me.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!