Video Game Carnival, Aldershot, 24/11/12

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Video Game Carnival, Aldershot, 24/11/12

Post by retrogamefest » Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:15 pm

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After the resounding success of our visit to Play Expo in Manchester. Video Game Carnival is returning to the Garden Gate in Aldershot.

The Laser Pong will be returning, now with a flashy new control panel. We'll be running a competition on this in the evening, with it projected onto to side of the pub once again. Remember to bring some warm clothes with you.

The Fruitcade was debuted in Manchester and this will be it's first outing in Aldershot. Play video games with pieces of fruit, yes you did hear that right. Expect some sort of high score competition on this.

The Amazing Screen Spliterizer has so far proved to be less than amazing, having broken down on both occasions it's left the Video Game Carnival Labs (it always works just fine here!). So who knows if this will be there, but we shall try.

For months now 2 Giant Gameboys have been in construction but not quite finished. A final push will get these ready for November. We'll be running a head to head Tetris competition on these during the day.

Out in the patio/smoking area the LED Arcade will return with a selection of tabletop electronic games.

The Rootin, Tootin, Shootin Gallery will also be back (with a different selection of shooting games this time).

The backroom will have a couple of arcade machines (60in1 & MAME) and there will be a few computers and consoles dotted around.

As usual the Garden Gate will have a selection of food available at lunchtime and in the evening to keep your gaming energy levels at full strength.

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Date: 24th November 2012
Time : 2pm till late
Venue: The Garden Gate
Address: Church Lane East, Aldershot, GU11 3BT
Cost: FREE
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/283114048457229/
Website Event Page: http://www.videogamecarnival.com/ai1ec_ ... rden-gate/

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Re: Video Game Carnival, Aldershot, 24/11/12

Post by The Laird » Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:12 pm

I will most certainly be there!!!! 8)

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Post by retrogamefest » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:09 pm

The Laird wrote:I will most certainly be there!!!! 8)
Have you got yourself a lift sorted then?

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Post by The Laird » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:15 pm

retrogamefest wrote:
The Laird wrote:I will most certainly be there!!!! 8)
Have you got yourself a lift sorted then?
Yes my brother is coming as usual!

I am also bringing my friend Ant along with me and possibly another person too!

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Post by retrogamefest » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:36 pm

The Laird wrote:
retrogamefest wrote:
The Laird wrote:I will most certainly be there!!!! 8)
Have you got yourself a lift sorted then?
Yes my brother is coming as usual!

I am also bringing my friend Ant along with me and possibly another person too!
Good stuff. Looks like it could quite a busy one this.

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Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:20 pm

Sounds like a lot of fun (maybe TOO MUCH fun), but I'm going to a wedding on that day. Bah.
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Post by themightymartin » Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:52 am

If it helps anyone there is a new Travelodge opening in the town centre within the next couple of weeks. They often do £20 booking days.
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Post by joefish » Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:09 am

The Laird wrote:Yes my brother is coming as usual!
I am also bringing my friend Ant along with me and possibly another person too!
Oh no. Someone remember to frisk them for Werther's on the way in... :lol:

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Post by retrogamefest » Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:57 pm

themightymartin wrote:If it helps anyone there is a new Travelodge opening in the town centre within the next couple of weeks. They often do £20 booking days.
http://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/567/ ... ?from=list

It's currently showing £23.50 for a double room on the 24th Nov, which sounds like a bit of a bargain to me. It's about a 10 minute walk from the pub.

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Post by themightymartin » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:42 am

retrogamefest wrote:
themightymartin wrote:If it helps anyone there is a new Travelodge opening in the town centre within the next couple of weeks. They often do £20 booking days.
http://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/567/ ... ?from=list

It's currently showing £23.50 for a double room on the 24th Nov, which sounds like a bit of a bargain to me. It's about a 10 minute walk from the pub.
Not any more :(

They might do one of their £20 booking days before the event though, so keep an eye out.
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Post by MYOLDVIDEOGAMES » Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:45 pm

Looks sick. Wish I could get there.

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Post by Retro Lord Lozz » Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:25 am

The Retro Lords will of course be in attendance and we have already booked a room in said Travelodge
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Post by The Laird » Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:29 pm

See everyone tomorrow!!!!

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Post by retrogamefest » Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:27 pm

The Laird wrote:See everyone tomorrow!!!!
Indeedy. See ya all tomorrowz...

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Post by themightymartin » Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:28 pm

Great day yesterday. The Track and Field jelly game was fantastic!
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