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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - Sat 13 Dec???

Postby raptor.fortress » Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:18 am UTC

Why not Sunday or some time next week?
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - Sat 13 Dec???

Postby schumi_girl » Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:11 pm UTC

I can do any day during the week, next week.


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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - Sat 13 Dec???

Postby PS_Mouse » Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:45 am UTC

I'm at work all during the week :(
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - Sat 13 Dec???

Postby LL Cool J » Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:25 am UTC

Back to Saturday, then, I guess? And then another meetup when Schumi is in Brisbane?
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - Sat 13 Dec???

Postby raptor.fortress » Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:31 am UTC

I came to the conclusion that game on's too good to miss if we don't go together, I'll probably go thursday or friday next week.

I'm good for a meet up as long as it's not monday tuesday wednesday.
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - Sat 13 Dec???

Postby PS_Mouse » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:50 pm UTC

So, Saturday hey?
With some potential going to check out Game On, hey?
I'm up for that flavour of shenanigans.

Meet at southbank (somewhere)?
At some appropriate point in the day?
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - Sat 13 Dec???

Postby raptor.fortress » Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:58 am UTC

I'm free Saturday. The meet up is sounding a little thin on at this stage.
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - Sat 13 Dec???

Postby Rouse » Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:56 am UTC

This weekend / next weekend? Is the Game On thing still going?

EDIT: Game On exhibition goes until the 15th of February.

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Workshop: Games and Audio

When we make games we carefully exploit the emotional aspects of audio from those small sounds in the dark to rousing rhythms of success when a player achieves something in the game. This workshop offers you the opportunity to explore the powerful nature of game music and audio.

QUT Creative Industries Precinct and the International Game Developers Association – Brisbane Chapter (IGDA), bring their popular Game on! program of workshops to the State Library for a special summer series: The Elements of Gaming.

Where: Training Room, Level 1, State Library South Bank building
Tickets: Free (Bookings required)
Bookings: qtix or 136 246

Date and starting time: 07 Feb 2009 12:00pm
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - Sat 13 Dec???

Postby PS_Mouse » Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:26 am UTC

Ok, here be the deets:

Where: Out the front of the State Library in Southbank Here
When: Saturday, 7th February 11am

Aannd the people coming (so far):
PS_Mouse
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Virgo
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anyone else?
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - Sat 13 Dec???

Postby Rouse » Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:00 am UTC

I'll most likely be able to go, I'll be the tall guy wearing the 'Stand back, I'm going to try science' shirt. ;)
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - Sat 13 Dec???

Postby raptor.fortress » Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:16 pm UTC

My body will occupy said space at said time. My mind however...
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - Sat 13 Dec???

Postby Virgo » Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:41 pm UTC

The prospect of airconditioning and gaming history is too good to miss, may my statistically significant other and I join you?

Also, Rouse..are you the Rouse I know who is also tall? >_>

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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - Sat 13 Dec???

Postby PS_Mouse » Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:46 pm UTC

You certainly may Virgo.
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - Sat 13 Dec???

Postby Rouse » Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:46 pm UTC

Tall Rouse is tall, and yes. ;)
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - Saturday 7th February

Postby PS_Mouse » Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:48 pm UTC

Time for me to traipse off t'ward the meet-up. See y'all there.
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - Saturday 7th February

Postby Rouse » Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:32 am UTC

Woot, today was fun.

Take pics next time. :)
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - Saturday 7th February

Postby LinX » Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:32 pm UTC

DOH.. one day too late..

Oh well hope to get a look in next time.

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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - Saturday 7th February

Postby raptor.fortress » Sun Feb 08, 2009 6:29 am UTC

It was fun.

My original intention was to properly photograph the interesting machines there. Failing this I only managed a vague shot of space wars with jess pointing out the destruction.
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - Saturday 7th February

Postby LL Cool J » Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:17 am UTC

You have no idea how much I want to find out what happened to the version of that we used to play when I visited my grandparents.
And I checked wikipedia, there is a way to play as the triangle spaceship, which is what I remember doing.
I'm probably going back tomorrow, if anyone wants me to take more photos.
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - Saturday 7th February

Postby raptor.fortress » Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:39 am UTC

you said you didn't think it was a vectrex that your grandparents had? Apparently it was also on the Atari 2600 and by the looks of it companies continued to make clones of the game on other consoles, but they look very different to the vectrex version that we saw.

You should definitely try to find it. There was something about the way those white vectors left a trail on the screen...
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - Saturday 7th February

Postby LL Cool J » Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:54 am UTC

That beautiful burning feeling on your retinas...

I'm not sure it was a Vectrex, but I think it was something very very close to that. Definitely wasn't the Atari. I guess it must have been the Vectrex, and my memory was thrown off by the way they'd changed the buttons in the exhibition.
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - Saturday 7th February

Postby Rouse » Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:30 pm UTC

__jess wrote:That beautiful burning feeling on your retinas...


Haha, so true. Epic intro screen. I especially liked the light/trails left by the asteroids game. :P


Sadly enough, the most fun I had there was probably Halo 3 or kicking that little kids ass in Street Fighter, haha.
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - Saturday 7th February

Postby Rouse » Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:26 am UTC

Thread has been pretty dead lately, anyone up for another meet-up?

Just for a muck around the city or something, anything! :)
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - Saturday 7th February

Postby LinX » Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:44 am UTC

I'd be up for it if anyone can get it together.. I'm on the gold coast.. and don't know all that much about brissy.. (only go in an out most the time).

Be good to meet some fellow XKCDer's

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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - Saturday 7th February

Postby schumi_girl » Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:16 am UTC

Hm, quiet thread, thought I'd give it a *bump*.

Anyone interested in meeting soon?


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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - Saturday 7th February

Postby LL Cool J » Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:29 am UTC

We definitely should! I propose a picnic in the botanic gardens near QUT, then walk to timezone and you can all beat me at shooting games.
But I'll beat you at air hockey.
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - Saturday 7th February

Postby PS_Mouse » Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:47 am UTC

Yesyes, meetup sounds good.

__jess wrote:But I'll beat you at air hockey.


oh god, not the air hockey beatings again D:
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - Saturday 7th February

Postby schumi_girl » Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:43 am UTC

I fail at air hockey, but I'll kick your butt at shooting games.

Also, picnic in the park + colouring books? I always wanted to do that.


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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - Saturday 7th February

Postby LL Cool J » Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:00 am UTC

Colouring books! :D
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - Saturday 7th February

Postby Rouse » Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:20 am UTC

School holidays start in 3 weeks, maybe around that time? Have to get exam block over with until then. D:

Picnic sounds awesome, so does arcade. :)
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - Saturday 7th February

Postby schumi_girl » Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:45 am UTC

Ok, so it sounds like we have some interest? [Wow, I nearly wrote internet..err >.>]

So, shall we set a date?


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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - Saturday 7th February

Postby LL Cool J » Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:11 am UTC

Hmm. Pick a day, and I'll be there. Maybe... three weeks from now?
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - Saturday 7th February

Postby schumi_girl » Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:07 pm UTC

Well, I'm going to suggest the 18th or 19th of April, that's while school's are on holidays, maybe most people can make it? If not, please, suggest another day.

Also, I know __jess, Rouse and I are interested, is there anyone else?


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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - Saturday 7th February

Postby Rouse » Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:23 pm UTC

18th/19th sounds pretty good. Lets get this ball rolling people, there might be sammiches.

Also, if anyone is interested - Supernova is from April 3 - 5; Inara from Firefly will be there. :)
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - Saturday 7th February

Postby GhostWolfe » Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:47 pm UTC

Rouse wrote:Also, if anyone is interested - Supernova is from April 3 - 5; Inara from Firefly will be there. :)

:cry: No she won't. I was all excited there for a minute.
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - April 18/19 (TBA)

Postby Rouse » Sat Mar 14, 2009 2:11 am UTC

GhostWolfe wrote:
Rouse wrote:Also, if anyone is interested - Supernova is from April 3 - 5; Inara from Firefly will be there. :)

:cry: No she won't. I was all excited there for a minute.


Oh whuuuuuut!? D:


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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - April 18/19 (TBA)

Postby hermaj » Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:57 am UTC

I will more than likely be there! I am heading up to Brisvegas just after Easter. I'll confirm with you all once I've talked to my boyfriend and booked my flights.

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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - April 18/19 (TBA)

Postby schumi_girl » Sat Mar 14, 2009 12:53 pm UTC

I'm extremely excited about this.

I'm going to go look for some colouring in books sometime next week.

So, any other suggestions for the meet up?


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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - April 18/19 (TBA)

Postby raptor.fortress » Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:28 pm UTC

Sigh... Equations and Uni and concepts and such....

I'll have to see.
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - April 18/19 (TBA)

Postby schumi_girl » Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:18 pm UTC

Nuuuu, just ignore Uni :P

It's working well for me so far :)


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