Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Sac-Anime August 2009 Preview: CGR

Starting today, I will be previewing what will be offered at the summer edition of Sac-Anime.

Tuesday (Today): Console Gaming Room
Wednesday: Cosplay
Thursday: Guests of Honor and Bands In-Depth
Friday: Final Preview and Last Minute Tips

Today I will focus on the Console Gaming Room, or CGR. At Sac-Anime, the CGR is the most popular attraction. It's one thing to play video games online or with your group of friends, but it's another to play against other people you may not know either in a pickup game or in a tournament. Speaking of the tournaments, the fine staffers have put out their full tournament schedule.

1PM - DDR Extreme (JPS2) Freestyle ($2)
2PM - Tetris Splash (Xbox 360) K.O. ($3)
3PM - Super Smash Brothers Brawl (Wii) ($3)
3PM - Street Fighter III: Third Strike (PS2) ($3)
6PM - Street Fighter 4 (PS3) ($5)
7:30PM - Rock Band (Xbox 360 or PS3) Freestyle ($3 per band member)
8:30PM - DDR Extreme (JPS2) Perfect Attack Expert ($5)
10PM - Cosplay Poker (Free)

12:30PM - Tatsunoko vs. Capcom (Wii) ($3)
12:30PM - Super Street Figher II: HD Remix (PS3) ($2)
2PM - BlazBlue (PS3) ($5)
2PM - Halo 3 (Xbox 360) ($4 per player)
3PM - Pokemon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum ($2)
* Time and dates are subject to change.

Notes from forum member eessahmuu:

Please be aware that the fighting game tournaments for -

Street Fighter III : 3rd Strike
Street Fighter IV
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom
Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix

- are Double Elimination and best 2 out of 3 games with Grand Finals being 3 out of 5. Remember when playing a set, winner must stay as the same character and loser may change.

If you BYOC/BYOS, please be responsible for it.

Keep in mind, 3rd Strike Gill and HD Remix Akuma are banned.

If you get the chance, go stop by and watch a tournament, especially the DDR Extreme Perfect Attack Expert and the RB Freestyle.

In addition to tournament play, the CGR will offer a number of games that people can pick up and play.

DDR Extreme (JP)
DDR Supernova (JP)
DDR Supernova 2
In The Groove
Beatmania IIDX Red (JP)
Beatmania IIDX Happy Sky (JP)
Beatmania IIDX Distorted (JP)
Beatmania IIDX Gold (JP)
Beatmania IIDX DJ Troopers (JP)
Taiko Drummer
Taiko No Tatsujin (JP)
Hyper Street FIghter II
Street Fighter II: Third Strike
Sengoku Basara X (JP)
Capcom Vs. SNK 2

Wii: (excuding Smash Bros Brawl, all games must share one station)
Super Smash Bros Brawl
Wii Play
Wii Sports
Mario Kart Wii
Rayman Raving Rabbids 1
Rayman Raving Rabbids 2
WarioWare Smooth Moves
Guitar Hero World Tour
Guitar Hero Smash Hits
Bomberman (DLC)

Street Fighter IV
Rock Band 2
Halo 3
Dead or Alive 4
Tetris (XBL)

Street Fighter IV
Rock Band 2
Soulcalibur IV
Tekken 5
*All games are subject to change. Some may not be available during the con. More games will be added to the list.

Now that's a lot of games enough to fill up a weekend's worth of con gaming.

So, stop by, check the gaming out, and say hi to the wonderful staff. They put all their sweat and blood into making this well-oiled machine running, and you should thank them for putting on a awesome exhibit.

Up next: Cosplay.

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