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Where the toys are cool and the arcades gleam, that's where we'll be! Whether it is Hito's meat or Karaoke, that's where we'll be! With lightsabers to play and Papa John's to eat, that's where we'll be! Just tilt the screen or take a seat, cause this is where we be!

If you live in the area, join the BaltimoreDC Google Group! If you don't live near us, better luck next time. But check out our friends and see if there's a NARP happening near you soon!

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That's right! At some point during the Spring BaltiNARP 2011 this weekend, celebrities are expected to appear in other places. See what we did there? But screw the celebrities, you should come to the NARP anyway!

Reasons not to attend include:

* You don't like fun,
* You don't like video games,
* You don't like meeting really cool people,
* You don't like meeting really cool people who like fun and video games.

If none of the above applies to you, you should definitely be there.

Shout out time: WHO'S COMING?
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Feast your eyes on only a small portion of what you'll be missing if you don't attend this season's Baltimore/DC NARP event. Behold the sight of Dong Dong Never Die running with arcade controls. We understand, you may be busy attending your great aunt's garage sale, or you may live some place far away like Indonesia. But our estimates* have predicted that approximately five thousand visitors from China alone will be flocking to Maryland just for this event. And three of them may actually be women!

As if anything else could compare to the pinnacle of gaming that is Dong Dong Never Die, there will be many other opportunities to get your game on, including but not limited to, an Xbox 360 and PS3 on a big screen in the Modern Living room, a Dreamcast and Saturn in the Sega Love bedroom, arcade madness in the MAME room, Wii and GameCube set up in the Nintendo Loyalty basement (plus a pool table), a PS2 in the "Changston makes awesome meals" kitchen, and an Atari 7800 on the other side of the "Please cook on me Changston" stove. If that's not enough, hell, bring your own stuff, the more the merrier.

May 13th through the 15th: be here. If you live in the area and you're not on the dtoidbaltimoredc google group, first of all, shame on you. Second of all, get the hell on it so you're up to date on this, and many more activities that take place throughout the year.

* Estimates are not intended to be factual statements. What, you thought senators were the only people who lied?
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Just a little more than one month from now, Destructoid members from the MD, DC, VA, DE, PA, and NJ communities (did I get everyone this time?) will be getting their NARP on at Procyon's house. This semi annual get together is your chance to bump elbows with some of Destructoid's most elite and notable members during a weekend long gaming fest. Picture a house with at least 7 TVs and monitors up and running at all times, playing the latest games, and challenging players to many of the classics, including this year's feature game, Dong Dong Never Die (screenshot above)! Also get the opportunity to taste some of Changston's amazing cooking maybe possibly. So save the date. If you have other plans, cancel them! You won't want to miss the epic epicness. If you're not on the Balt/DC destructoid google group, get on it today!
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It's like that, but less inky.

A group of BaltimoreDC Dtoiders are getting together in Washington to see the cherry blossoms at their peak bloom. It's a good time to get together, be one with nature, y'know. Hippie stuff. Here's the schedule of the day:

Date: Sunday, April 3

11 AM - Meet up for a dim sum breakfast at Hollywood East Cafe. 11160 Veirs Mill Road, Wheaton, MD 20902-4640 (In Wheaton mall)

1:30-2:00ish PM - Arrive at the L'enfant Plaza metro stop, walk on over to the cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin.

If you're interested, join our google group and let us know!










MAGfest tided over some of our music and video gaming needs, but we need more. As fate would have it, the Video Games Live show is playing in the DC area. Held at the Music Center at Strathmore, the National Symphonic Orchestra will be playing a wide variety of compositions, from the 8-bit melodies embedded into our memories to the grand orchestral suites that prevail today. Polish your monocle and dust off your top hat and prepare to inject some culture into your life. Or just come anyway and have a kickass time.

Time: Feb. 26, 8:00 PM
Place: Music Center at Strathmore (Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Stop on the Red Line)
Cost: $35.00 per ticket

If you're interested, join our google group and let us know. We're planning on ordering tickets by Feb 11 so reply by then.










The following blog post does not represent the position of Destructoid, DtoidBaltimoreDC, and any of its members in any way, and is purely the mad ramblings of someone who managed to hack into DtoidBaltimoreDC's account.

Don't buy this nonsense about the testing out of #old Destructoid and #new Destructoid. That's just a cover up perpetuated by the right wing religious conservative Destructoid administrators! No, the REAL reason behind the missing posts is because the announcement for Baltimore/DC's next NARP was SO EPIC, that the other NARP communities were SO JEALOUS and they conspired together and lobbied Destructoid to make it disappear!!!

That's right, you heard it here first, but the TRUTH MUST BE REVEALED. They don't want you to know that the NARP will be held on November 19, 20, and 21. They don't want you to know that any Destructoid reader is invited to crash at Procyon's pad in the middle of nowhere in northern Baltimore County right off I-83 for the whole weekend to play video games non-stop. They don't want you to know that there will be EIGHT STATIONS set up to satisfy even the most eclectic video game tastes, including everything from the latest consoles to the Dreamcast, PlayStation 1 & 2, the earliest days of Atari gaming, and the greatest arcade games ever made emulated and playable with real arcade controls!

They don't want you to know that you can join the Baltimore and DC Destructoid Google group at dtoidbaltimoredc@googlegroups.com to be kept informed of the latest community developments. And they don't want you to know that you can email Procyon for details about the party at Procyon.SJJ (at) gmail.com.

But we do. Because we care.

You've learned about it. You can't unlearn about it.
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