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    Default NAVA Gamer's Meeting, September 27th: "Meet the Game Doctor"

    NAVA = North Atlantic Videogame Afficionados. It's FREE, and YOU are invited to attend.

    Previously at NAVA...
    - Pre-printed name badges were made available to digitpress.com forum members. Finally, faces to the names to the handles.
    - A new "Atari Retro" champion was crowned, and he came all the way from Ohio to do it.
    - At least one Rock Band singer was publicly offended, though we expect to hear him again next time.
    - Many games and systems traded hands between attendees.
    - Pictures and video tell it best:

    http://www.digitpress.com/images/store

    We will have a special guest at this month's NAVA. Bill "The Game Doctor" Kunkel is best known for his pioneering work with Electronic Games magazine. With partners Arnie Katz and Joyce Worley, the trio became the first journalists in the videogame industry as Electronic Games magazine paved new ground, presented new concepts, and gave us our first peek at what was to come.

    I've met Bill many times over the years, and there's never a shortage of stories. He'll be sharing some of them as well as hosting a Q&A for NAVA attendees at 6pm. Bill's "keynote" will replace the normally scheduled tournament but I promise it will be just as entertaining.

    Don't miss the autograph opportunity. His book will be for sale at the store, or you could bring along personal copies of Electronic Games to get autographed.

    Are you ready? It's time for another NAVA.

    When: Saturday, September 27th, noon to midnight.
    Where: Digital Press Videogames: http://tinyurl.com/yscakm
    What happens: Gaming, trading, tournaments, big prizes! Attendance is FREE. Half price for kids!
    What can I bring?: Snacks, soda and beer are always appreciated. Cakes have been very popular as well.

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    Sweet, I'm already ready and set for this month, and so are my friends along with some newcomers to NAVA I'll be brining this month if nothing comes up. Hopefully PBC Productions and some g1's from ScrewAttack.com will show up once again, 'cause I haven't seen them in a while !

    Looks pretty much like this month will kick my ass with gaming awesomeness along with going against many challengers in Smash Bros. Brawl.

    See everyone there!
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    I shall be there....
    Also if someone has a Black "Sega Sports" Dreamcast contoller, I will buy or trade my white one for it.... See post in Buying and Selling for more details.
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    This is the same day as Pulsewave in NYC, and I'm most likely going to be there instead.

    Hopefully next time, though.

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    Is it possible to get a few minutes with Bill Kunkel, for an interview for Video Masters TV??

    Just wondering...

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    Looks ok for my schedule at the moment, also want to see if I can get a few for a private interview.

    (rubs hands together) this could be my breakout blog article....

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    Quote Originally Posted by VideoMastersTV View Post
    Is it possible to get a few minutes with Bill Kunkel, for an interview for Video Masters TV??

    Just wondering...
    I'm sure Bill would be happy to hold interviews. Just approach him during the day and ask what would be a good time. He's a pro and has been to lots of larger shows where he's the center of attention so hob-nobbing at a NAVA will be a breeze.

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    Happy day!

    "Introducing: Nintendo Pii" video that was screened a couple months ago at NAVA made its way onto Destructoid's front page! W00t exposure!

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    Wowzers ! Congrats Frankie ! You should be throwing a party now for this awesomeness. Quite an honor.

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    That is pretty awesome. It is kind of a shame that the video is gimped though. But considering the product being advertised...how amusingly poetic.

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    Yeah, I got a PM from Nick about this earlier ...

    ... I jumped out of my chair and got Lis to come over to the computer ... and when we clicked the link and waited for the video to load ...

    ... nothing happened.

    However, we poked around on GameTrailers.com and found that it was in fact there (so the Destructiod embeded video must be faulty in some way).

    And, while I'm proud and pleased to see that it made it (totally on it's own) to Destructiod ... I'm a bit sad that it's a video-of-a-video version.

    I was thinking it was going to be much worse quality, but after watching it all the way through - it's not too bad. Nice and loud to say the least ... and the "laugh-track" is nice (though the cam is a bit on the "floaty" side) who shot this??

    I tried to send my "clean" versions which are on my YouTube account for the world to see but the woman who did the report for Destructoid - Colette Bennett, has like, 4 blogs and NO way to contact her ... very, very frustrating. If anybody knows how to get in touch with her, drop me a line.

    Another strange thing, is that the video on Game Trailers seems to be watermarked from some totally foreign site, I'm not sure what language it's in, but it's totally NOT English.

    DeluxxSoftwareGameConcepts is makin' some waves on the inter-webs, thanks in part to NAVA and Digital Press!!!
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    just send a tip to dtoid with the correction, anytime they get one of those it goes to the top of the priority list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coldguy View Post
    just send a tip to dtoid with the correction, anytime they get one of those it goes to the top of the priority list.
    I sent one via email earlier today ... should I "post a news story" about it??
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    You guys are gonna have a freakin' BLAST.

    Ask him to tell you the story of Arnie Katz at the Activision awards dinner. It's in his book, but trust me, you won't regret it.

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    Sweet, I work with Bill over at J2 Games. Hopefully I'll be around to catch up with him! I've missed too many NAVAs anyway
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    Oh Frankie "Anybody up for some 4-player SNES Saturday Night Slam Masters + Multi Tap action at the next NAVA??"

    Is it still going to take place, if so I can bring my multitap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coldguy View Post
    Oh Frankie "Anybody up for some 4-player SNES Saturday Night Slam Masters + Multi Tap action at the next NAVA??"

    Is it still going to take place, if so I can bring my multitap.
    Yes!!!

    I'll be sure to bring my copy of the game.
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    Edit - I think I will be coming

    I'm not sure I will make it to this one. I've done two in a row, and gas is expensive. We'll see though, maybe I will change my mind.
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    Ah, dissappointing. I wish I could be there, but I am half a country away. Hopefully I will make next NAVA since I should be able to afford it by then

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    As of yesterday, Rock Band 2 has came out for the 360, Sweet. Will we be having this set up instead of Rock Band 1?

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