Archive for February, 2010

Power Up 2010 – thank you

Posted: February 28, 2010 by chaplind in Uncategorized

Hello everyone, your GS president Jon Martin here.

I just wanted to send everyone a personal thank you for helping out and/or attending Powerup yesterday.  You guys are what made it such a huge success.  I’d like to especially thank all our staff and the E-Board of Gaming Society, without your support this literally would not have been possible.  Also, I’d like to congratulate all of our tournament winners and hope that we’ll see you again soon at our other events.

If you would like to see the same kind of event happen in the future, please email me personally about any suggestions or comments you may have at jmartin3@umassd.edu so we can make the next one even better!

I’d also like to apologize for any mishaps in the tournament schedule that you may have experienced, I take full responsibility and will work hard to make sure that doesn’t happen again.

Lastly, Gaming Society is looking for new officers to replace all of us for next semester.  If you are interested in possibly taking a more active role in Gaming Society next semester PLEASE do not hesitate to contact us somehow.  We have to fill the positions of President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary, with an optional 5th position of Media Marketing Manager available as well.  If these positions are not filled, Gaming Society will cease to be a recognized organization on campus and will receive no funding and not be able to book rooms.  I can say that being President of this club has been one of the most rewarding and challenging experiences I have ever had.  I have learned so much in my time as President of this club, and the things that I have learned will help me immensely when I move on to bigger things than Gaming Society.  So if you have any inclination or just want to know more about what we actually do, please contact us at umdgamingsociety@gmail.com, or me personally at jmartin3@umassd.edu, or talk to us in person at any one of our meetings.

I’d also like to thank my girlfriend for her love and support.  I love you Melanie!

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Online Sign ups

Posted: February 26, 2010 by chaplind in Uncategorized

Avoid the lines, sign up online early!

Video Game Tournaments

Event #1 12:30pm – Halo 3 Grif Ball Tournament Sign ups: http://challonge.com/tournament/signup/wyntspno

Event #2 1:30pm – Mario Kart Wii Grand Prix Sign ups:

http://challonge.com/tournament/signup/2k5fipx3

Event #3 3:30pm – Dance Dance Revolution Tournament Sign ups:

http://challonge.com/tournament/signup/kzvqs8s7

Event #4 4:00pm – BlazBlue Tournament Sign ups:

http://challonge.com/tournament/signup/2ghubws5

Event #5 5:30pm – Soul Calibur IV Tournament Sign ups:

http://challonge.com/tournament/signup/gskyqrte

Event #6 6:00pm – Street Fighter IV Tournament Sign ups:

http://challonge.com/tournament/signup/fuvxf3vq

Event #7 7:00pm – Super Smash Bros. Brawl Plus Singles Tournament Sign ups:

http://challonge.com/tournament/signup/oiaxgag7

Event #8 9:00pm – Super Smash Bros. Brawl Doubles Tournament Sign ups:

http://challonge.com/tournament/signup/wjiwj8jg

Avoid the lines, sign up online early!

Video Game Tournaments

Event #1 12:30pm – Halo 3 Grif Ball Tournament Sign ups: http://challonge.com/tournament/signup/wyntspno

Event #2 1:30pm – Mario Kart Wii Grand Prix Sign ups:

http://challonge.com/tournament/signup/2k5fipx3

Event #3 3:30pm – Dance Dance Revolution Tournament Sign ups:

http://challonge.com/tournament/signup/kzvqs8s7

Event #4 4:00pm – BlazBlue Tournament Sign ups:

http://challonge.com/tournament/signup/2ghubws5

Event #5 5:30pm – Soul Calibur IV Tournament Sign ups:

http://challonge.com/tournament/signup/gskyqrte

Event #6 6:00pm – Street Fighter IV Tournament Sign ups:

http://challonge.com/tournament/signup/fuvxf3vq

Event #7 7:00pm – Super Smash Bros. Brawl Plus Singles Tournament Sign ups:

http://challonge.com/tournament/signup/oiaxgag7

Event #8 9:00pm – Super Smash Bros. Brawl Doubles Tournament Sign ups:

http://challonge.com/tournament/signup/wjiwj8jg

Tournaments and rules

Posted: February 22, 2010 by chaplind in Uncategorized

http://gspowerup.wordpress.com/tournaments/

Go there to learn about each of the events, and the rules for the events.

-The admin-

Powerup Official Schedule

Posted: February 22, 2010 by gamingsociety in Power Up
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We at the Powerup Programming Board have finalized the official tournament and event schedule for Powerup!***  We will be releasing the schedules for the different areas of Powerup throughout the week leading up to the event.  First up is the consoles. (Or the Admin posts all the information, cause he was working on it for the last 3 hours).

Keep in mind most of these events will be running simultaneously with other events.  In order to satisfy the very large crowd we expect to be showing up to this event we had to overlap many of the events in order to fit them all in.  It will be possible for you to enter in to two or more tournaments running at the same time but keep in mind you have 5 minutes to report to your match station once your match is called before you forfeit the round.

Console LAN Area:

12:00pm – Borderlands XBox 360 Team Leveling Competition Begins

2:30pm – Modern Warfare 2 4vs4 and FFA  Begins

8:00pm – Left 4 Dead 2 Xbox 360 vs PC Survival Competition Begins

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PC LAN

12:00pm- Borderlands PC Team Leveling Competition Begins

2:00pm- World of Warcraft Leveling Competition II

7:00pm- Heroes of Newerth 5vs5 challenge

8:00pm- Left 4 Dead Survival Challenge

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Video Game Tournaments

Event #1 12:30pm – Halo 3 Grif Ball Tournament Begins

Event #2 1:30pm – Mario Kart Wii Grand Prix Begins

Event #3 3:30pm – Dance Dance Revolution Tournament Begins

Event #4 4:00pm – BlazBlue Tournament Begins

Event #5 5:30pm – Soul Calibur IV Tournament Begins (Xbox 360)

Event #6 6:00pm – Street Fighter IV Tournament Begins (Xbox 360)

Event #7 7:00pm – Super Smash Bros. Brawl Plus Singles Tournament Begins

Event #8 9:00pm – Super Smash Bros. Brawl Doubles Tournament Begins

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Hi-Score Challenge

12:00 Star Fox 64 Begins

2:00 Pac-Man Challenge Edition Begins

4:00 Rock Band 2 Begins

6:00 Left 4 Dead 2 Survival Challenge Begins

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TCG Events

12:30 MTG ZenWake Draft Begins

1:00 Yu-Gi-Oh Event #1 Begins

4:30 Legacy Tournament Begins

7:00 Yu-Gi-Oh Begins

8:00 MTG EDH Vintage Begins

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Role Playing Games

12:00 Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition one shot Begins (limited to 6 players)

2:00  Dark Heresy

6:00 Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 Edition one shot Begins

***These Times are subject to change if an event runs longer or shorter than we expected, but we will work as hard as we can to stay true to this schedule.

****- Bonus tournaments may occur due to demand

Event #3- Grif Ball

Posted: February 7, 2010 by chaplind in Power Up
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Already announced, but here is the offical rules for Power Up 2010’s Gift Ball event.

Type: Tournament

Single  Elimination

4-Players, Xbox 360

Game rules-

  • Grifball is a simple game. Two teams of four players square off in an arena in which each team has a goal. The object is to take the ball from the middle of the court and put it in the other team’s goal.
  • Scoring a goal earns one point and ends the round. There is no time limit for each round.
  • Each match consists of at least nine rounds. The team with the most goals at the end of the game wins.
  • Each player is equipped with only a gravity hammer and an energy sword. There are no grenades. All weapons have unlimited ammo.
  • The base Halo 3 gametype is Assault (neutral bomb). Damage is set to 200% with player health set to 10%. One direct hit will kill a normal player.
  • Dead players respawn in three seconds at their own goal.
  • The ball carrier has a 2x Overshield, 150% speed, 150% damage resist, and turns orange for some reason. Any player may become the ball carrier by picking up the ball.
  • Friendly players can hurt each other.
  • Spawn camping is a legal and legitimate strategy.
  • No teammate swaps in game, out of the match a team captain may swap teammates due to players leaving the event or sickness.