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10:46 AM on 09.12.2014

Funspot NARP 2K14: Rise from your Gwave



Where: Funspot in Laconia, NH
When: Saturday, September 20th at 1pm

Hey there, this is Senisan! It's been some time since we've done this hence the title. So with out further ado, let's get back into the swing of things and get some local dtoiders together for some great times! For those that don’t know, Funspot is pretty much the mecca of classic gaming! Join the lot of us for good times there and then when we've had our fill, we'll head back to my place in Medford, MA to play some games. I'm trying to make it a competetive themed one, so I'll have pcs and consoles with Towerfall, Lethal League, Crawl, Nidhogg and any other fighting game you can think of. 

So come join us! Come to Funspot or come to the after party or GO TO BOTH (I'd recommend this)

Join the google group in the sidebar if you haven't already and let's get talkin' and if you're not joining the group, sound off in the comments at least!



This:




Main Sites
http://www.funspotnh.com
http://www.classicarcademuseum.org

Wiki Article
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funspot_Family_Fun_Center

Coupon
http://www.funspotnh.com/coupon.htm

List of Games
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_games_at_Funspot


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1:20 PM on 10.10.2012

Dtoid New England Presents: HALLOWNARP 2K12



When: Sat, October 20, 2012
Where: Heyricochet and Amy's place, Worcester, MA

It's that time a year again where Heyricochet and Amy host their annual HallowNARP! If there is a NARP to attend all year, it's definitely this one. Come dressed up and play video games until the wee hours of the morning with us! He usually has a few set ups to accommodate your interests whether it be rhythm, multi or retro! So get your spooky asses to the NARP!

Leave a comment below if you'd like to go and want more deets or join the Dtoid NE emailer and stay well connected! If you haven't joined the Dtoid New England Google Group (found on the sidebar), please do so and chat with us! If you have any questions or concerns just email dtoidnewengland [at] gmail [dot] com

Facebook Event

Amy's culinary skills.



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9:30 AM on 08.14.2012

Reminder: Dtoid NE Funspot NARP 2K12



Where: Funspot in Laconia, NH
When: Saturday, August 18th at 1pm

This is just a reminder for our Funspot NARP. The plan is to first hit up Funspot at 1pm, spend a couple of hours there and end up at my house in Medford for some continued fun. I have street parking, 2 bedrooms (lots of floor space), consoles and tvs as mentioned in the last post, so it doesn't end after Funspot!

Roster so far:

Senisan
Tha_Meat
Heyricochet + 1
Diztrukted
Nova_Prime
Daze
Fatguru
SonicBoom
Rawnewdlz
Caiters + 1

Special Appearances by Dtoid NY:

Tino
CasualWeaponry


This:




Main Sites
http://www.funspotnh.com
http://www.classicarcademuseum.org

Wiki Article
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funspot_Family_Fun_Center

Coupon
http://www.funspotnh.com/mws-coupon.htm

List of Classic Games
http://www.funspotnh.com/gms-classic.htm

List of Semi-Classics
http://www.funspotnh.com/gms-video.htm   read


6:11 PM on 07.30.2012

Dtoid New England: Funspot NARP 2K12



Where: Funspot in Laconia, NH
When: Saturday, August 18th at 1pm

Hey there! Itís almost that time of year again when Dtoid New England celebrates its annual Funspot NARP! For those that donít know, Funspot is pretty much the mecca of classic gaming and we're going there! This yearís classic arcade trip will begin on Saturday, August 18th at 1pm. After a few hours of arcades and ticket whoring, we head to my place just outside of Boston for some NARPage. It's going to be a solid day of awesome!

Funspot is a great time considering there is no way you can get bored at a place like this. It has Ten Pin and Candle Pin bowling. For our eating and drinking needs, there is a restaurant and tavern. It certainly has one of the biggest classic gaming rosters I've ever seen including Dragon's Lair, Defender and Galaga! With a decent semi typical arcade list like Time Crisis, Daytona USA, Simpsons etc...the NARP's ending location will be at my place in Medford, MA. I have a living room and guest room available with consoles and such. We'll have music games (Rockband, Just Dance, Singstar) and fightan games (SF3:3rd Strike, Super Street Fighter 4, Marvel vs Capcom 3, KOF...). So, you know what to do people. Come join us!
Join the google group in the sidebar if you haven't already and let's get talkin' !

Roster so far:

Senisan
Tha_Meat
Heyricochet + 1
Diztrukted
Nova_Prime
Daze
Fatguru
SonicBoom

Special Appearances by Dtoid NY:

Tino + 1
Keener
CasualWeaponry


This:




Main Sites
http://www.funspotnh.com
http://www.classicarcademuseum.org

Wiki Article
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funspot_Family_Fun_Center

Coupon
http://www.funspotnh.com/mws-coupon.htm

List of Classic Games
http://www.funspotnh.com/gms-classic.htm

List of Semi-Classics
http://www.funspotnh.com/gms-video.htm   read


7:44 AM on 09.15.2011

Reminder: Funspot NARP 2k11


Funspot ballas

Where:
Beginning: 579 Endicott Street North; Laconia, NH
Ending: My house
When:
September 24th. 2pm at Funspot, Nightish at my house.

This is just a reminder that the Funspot NARP is next weekend. The plan is to first hit up Funspot at 2pm , spend a couple of hours there and end up at my house in Lynn for some continued fun. I have plenty of parking, 2 bedrooms (lots of floor space), consoles and tvs as mentioned in the last post, so it doesn't end after Funspot!

Also, don't forget to join the Dtoid NE emailer and stay well connected! If you haven't joined the Dtoid New England Google Group (found on the sidebar), please do so and chat with us! If you have any questions or concerns just email me at dtoidnewengland [at] gmail [dot] com or pm me.   read


7:59 AM on 08.26.2011

DTNE Presents: Funspot NARP 2K11

...or FNARP 2K11



Where: Funspot in Laconia, NH
When: 2pm at Funspot September 24th

Hey there! Itís almost that time of year again when Dtoid New England celebrates itís annual Funspot NARP! For those that donít know, Funspot is pretty much the mecca of classic gaming and we're going there! This yearís classic arcade trip will begin on Saturday, September 24th at 2pm. After a few hours of arcades and ticket whoring, we head to my place just outside of Boston for some NARPage. It's going to be a solid day of awesome!

Funspot is a great time considering there is no way you can get bored at a place like this. It has Ten Pin and Candle Pin bowling. For our eating and drinking needs, there is a restaurant and tavern. It certainly has one of the biggest classic gaming rosters I've ever seen including Dragon's Lair, Defender and Galaga! With a decent semi typical arcade list like Time Crisis, Daytona USA, Simpsons etc...the NARP's location will be at my place and have some things set up in 2 rooms; consoles and such. Last year, my room became the music room (Rockband, Just Dance, Singstar) and the other became the fightan room with 3 tv's(SF3:3rd Strike, Street Fighter 4, Marvel vs Capcom 2, Scott Pilgrim vs The World). So, you know what to do people. Come join us! if you have any questions or concerns just email me at dtoidnewengland [at] gmail [dot] com or pm at dtoidnewengland


This:




Main Sites
http://www.funspotnh.com
http://www.classicarcademuseum.org

Wiki Article
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funspot_Family_Fun_Center

Coupon
http://www.funspotnh.com/mws-coupon.htm

List of Classic Games
http://www.funspotnh.com/gms-classic.htm

List of Semi-Classics
http://www.funspotnh.com/gms-video.htm   read


7:11 AM on 05.05.2011

DTNE: Siete de Mayo Reminder!



I just wanted to remind people that this Saturday is the NARP. Everything you need to know is below!

Where: Heyricochet and Mulysa's house

When: Saturday May 7th, late afternoon

Heyricochet's been known to have an impressive collection of retro goodness. Returning to the old always helps cope with the ever present overload of flashy graphics and the like!

Some of what he has going on are 4 televisions, each with a different system running on them. The main TV in the living room usually has the 360 playing music games such as DJ Hero, Rock Band and Def Jam Rapstar. Another 2 TVs off to the side to play the Wii and a hacked Xbox with MAME installed for some arcade action. Then the retro room has 2 TV's as well, where you can have a hand at anything from NES to Dreamcast. We may even have some random tournaments involving horrible fighting games! You never know what we're gonna cook up! I hope you all can make it!

Also, don't forget to join the Dtoid NE emailer on the right if you haven't already!   read


7:44 AM on 04.25.2011

Dtoid New England Presents: Siete de Mayo!



Where: Heyricochet's house

When: Saturday May 7th, late afternoon

We have a NARP coming up at Heyricochet's place. He's been known to have an impressive collection of retro goodness. Returning to the old always helps cope with the ever present overload of flashy graphics and the like!

Some of what he has going on are 4 televisions, each with a different system running on them. The main TV in the living room usually has the 360 playing music games such as DJ Hero, Rock Band and Def Jam Rapstar. Another 2 TVs off to the side to play the Wii and a hacked Xbox with MAME installed for some arcade action. Then the retro room has 2 TV's as well, where you can have a hand at anything from NES to Dreamcast. We may even have some random tournaments involving horrible fighting games! You never know what we're gonna cook up! I hope you all can make it!

Also, don't forget to join the Dtoid NE emailer on the right if you haven't already!   read


7:08 AM on 03.29.2011

Dtoid NE: Birthday Recap

It was me(Senisan) and Tha Meat's birthday not long ago and we had made plans together to make it an event!
We first started the night with some arcade gaming at the newly made Pinball Wizard in Pelham, NH. It's a fairly large arcade by today's standards, sporting over 100 arcades and 80 something pinball machines. We came upon some fantastic gems and we will definitely be hitting this place up again.


Some Gauntlet action


Gathering up to get some grub


Come on, Baby! A racist button mashing game involving babies
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We had been at Pinball Wizard for quite a while and we were starting to get hungry, so we moved on to Tokyo Steakhouse for some hibachi grilling. For those who don't already know, these steakhouses have us sit around a usually charismatic cook, while he makes us delicious food! It's pretty entertaining to watch a man make onion volcanoes.

Dat hibachi!


We then headed to our final destination. A bunch of dudes heading to a private room for karaoke. If a sausage fest karaoke doesn't sound like a night in heaven then I don't want to go there! We headed to Brighton where Do Re Mi's little establishment is to see what this place was all about. Non of us had been there before so we were looking forward to it. It's pretty decent with a few rooms varying in size depending on the group. The price isn't too bad either. There is no alcohol allowed but you can easily sneak things in some and according to yelp, as long as your not a douche about it and trash the place, they won't care.

Nova Prime breaking it down!


Poison by yours truly and Rawnewdlz
[embed]197450:37310[/embed]

And that was our night! Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate! Now, for those who just discovered our group, don't forget to join the Dtoid NE emailer on the right! If you haven't, please do and have fun with us! We've also added some media to our Youtube and Flickr, so check that shit out!   read


1:37 PM on 03.17.2011

Meet up at Pinball Wizard in NH!



So, it's Tha_Meat and Senisan's birthday this Saturday. I know it's kind of sudden but we were hoping we could get together and check out that new arcade Pinball Wizard in Pelham, NH. This has to be the biggest arcade that's just less than an hour from Boston. After we get our fill of arcades, we're going to Tokyo Steakhouse in Andover to eat some tepanyaki (japanese food cooked in front of you) and if it's not too late (which it probably will be) we could try to karaoke at Doremi's in Allston. It's private room karaoke that has a great selection of musics. They also don't allow alcohol but supposedly it's somewhat easy to sneak in and they don't care as long as you don't trash the place. Well, hope to see ya'll there!



Start time: 5pmish

Where at:
Pinball Wizard
150 Bridge St.
Unit P
Pelham, NH (it's located in a plaza)

Tokyo Steak House
560 S. Main St
Andover, MA 01810

Do Re Mi
442 Cambridge St.
Allston, MA

{Supplemental Materials}

Pinball Wizard Article: http://arcadeheroes.com/2011/01/06/pinball-wizard-arcade-opening-in-...
Tokyo Steak House: http://www.tokyosteakhouse.com/adnover_MA.htm
Do Re Mi: http://www.doremikaraoke.net/   read


2:46 PM on 02.22.2011

Dtoid New England 2010 Recap!

Another year has passed and what a great one at that. Dtoid New England is really starting to come together with NARPs happening every few months and alot of chatter in the emailer. It's a beautiful thing to see these people from different walks of life enjoying each others company and doing what we do best, play vidja and have a good flippin' time. This is going to be a brief recap of what went on last year to give you a good idea of what we're about so, there will be more of that this year. We promise :)

Funspot NARP 2010

First off we have our weekend of madness that started on a Friday night at Beerworks followed by a walk around Boston. The main event was Saturday at Funspot's classic arcade, which is turning into a annual thing, followed by the NARP at Senisan's house. Check that out below

Funspot NARP 2010



HallowNARP

Our next endeavor took place during those cold and scary times. I'm talking about Halloween of course. Our very good friend Heyricochet had a NARP in celebration. It was not exactly costume themed but there were some who dressed up anyway!

HallowNARP





MOONARP



Our final NARP of the year, popularly labeled MOONARP, was held at AgentMoo's newly purchased home. The plan was for it to be just a NARP to break in Moo's new home but we decided to at least add a little Christmas flavor by doing a little yankee swap considering the month. There were a few changes to the rules. First, there was no swap and second, the items needed to be purple (inside joke).
Aside from the impressively nice home, Moo had a great set up for gaming. His spacious living room was perfect for Dance Central and You're In The Movies, down in the basement he had another xbox set up where we played Super Street Fighter 4 and a PS3. Oh, did I forget to mention he had freaking MAME cabinet!

We had a lot of fun creating tournaments for NBA Jam and Jackie Chan's Fist of Fire. People triumphed, cried and cheered. It was amazing.



The Purple Exchange was probably the highlight of the night because it turned out to be a lot more interesting than we expected. Here is a list of what we exchanged:



Heyricochet - Chalice with a white unicorn pic
Casualweaponry - Bath Sponge and Glasses (the theme was "Stay Fresh") pic
Rawnewdlz - Gangsta Sackboy pic
Diztrukted - Crybaby film, Prince CD, FauxLoko (Tilt + Redbull) pic
Senisan - Walkie Talkies pic
AgentMoo - Purple Beers pic
Daze - An indestructable travel mug made of purple adamantium and Starbucks money. pic
Ozz - Purple Rain dvd/cd, kool-aid grape fizzy tablets, and Cheshire Cat keychain. pic

So that's it for Dtoid NE shenanigans for 2010. Don't forget to join the Dtoid NE emailer on the right! If you haven't, please do and have fun with us! We've also added a Youtube, Flickr and Groups (Dtoid NE Official Group page under construction) to showcase some of our finest moments :)   read


9:22 AM on 11.15.2010

Reminder: Video Games Live in NH Nov 17th



Where:
Capitol Center for the Arts
44 South Main St.
Concord, NH 03301
When: This Wednesday November 17th. Pre-show festival starting at 5:45 PM. Actual concert starts at 7:30.
Why: Because videogame music.

Just a reminder. The Video Games Live concert is this Wednesday so don't miss out. Also, don't forget to join the Dtoid NE emailer and stay well connected! If you haven't joined the Dtoid New England Google Group yet, please do and give some feedback. Come join us! if you have any questions or concerns just send an email at dtoidnewengland [at] gmail [dot] com or pm at Senisan

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