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What length of marathon would you be most likely to participate in?

24 hours X 100 games (or 75 w/25 brief forum posts)
1
17%
12 hours X 50 games (or 38 w/ 12 brief forum posts)
1
17%
10 hours X 40 games (or 30 w/10 brief forum posts)
0
No votes
6 hours X 25 games (or 19 w/6 brief forum posts)
3
50%
None of the above (please state your reason in the thread!)
1
17%
 
Total votes : 6
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Re: Who wants to marathon games you own but have never played?

by dsheinem Sun Aug 08, 2010 8:20 am

Hobie-wan wrote:I might be up for it as long as it doesn't conflict with the Austin meetup the weekend of the 21st or the Shmups thing that starts after that. I think that will only leave next weekend free for me though.


I agree as I am in the shmups thing too. There's a break in that competition from the 7-13th of September. So maybe we could plan on Friday September 10th - Saturday September 11th? Would that day work for anyone else? We wouldn't all have to start at exactly the same time on Friday...
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Re: Who wants to marathon games you own but have never played?

by dsheinem Sun Aug 08, 2010 8:41 am

I am starting to put together a potential list of games. Here's what I have so far in alphabetical order:

Alter Echo (PS2)
Amazing Spider Man vs Kingpin (SCD)
Back to the Future (NES)
Battle Arena Toshinden 2 (PS1)
Beggar Prince (GEN)
Blasto (PS1)
Blood Wake (Xbox)
Bonk's Revenge (PCE)
Castlevaina (N64)
Castlevania: Bloodlines (GEN)
Clu Clu Land (NES)
Combat Cars (GEN)
Crackdown (360)
Die Hard Arcade (SAT)
Donkey Kong Jr. (7800)
Double Switch (SCD)
Duke Nukem: Time to Kill (PS1)
Fade to Black (PS1)
Final Fantasy (NES)
Fishing Derby (2600)
Fuzion Frenzy (Xbox)
Gadget Twins (GEN)
Ghostbusters (2600
Glover (N64)
God Panic (PCE-CD)
Gunforce (SNES)
Haunted House (2600)
Ikari Warriors II (NES)
James Pond: Underwater Agent (GEN)
King Kong (360)
King of Fighters XI (PS2)
Kiss Pinball (PS1)
Marvel Ultimate Alliance (360)
Mass Destruction (SAT)
Metamor Jupiter (PCE-CD)
Micro Machines 64 Turbo (N64)
Mission Impossible (NES)
Mobil 1 Rally Championship (PS1)
NBA In the Zone (PS1)
Neo Contra (PS2)
Neo Geo Battle Collesium (PS2)
Off Road Challenge (N64)
Pac-Man 2 (SNES)
Pinball Fantasies (JAG)
PO'ed (PS1)
Power Drive Rally (JAG)
Power Serve 3D Tennis (PS1)
Power Stone 2 (DC)
Pro Pinball (SAT)
Project Sylpheed (360)
Psyvariar 2 (DC)
Quackshot (GEN)
Rad Racer II (NES)
Ratchet and Clank (PS2)
Ready 2 Rumble Boxing Round 2 (DC)
Return Fire (PS1)
Road Rash Jailbreak (PS1)
Siren (PS2)
Soldiers of Fortune (GEN)
Sonic R (SAT)
Star Trek Starfleet Academy: Starship Bridge Simulator (32X)
Starblade Alpha (PS1)
Summer Carnival '93: Nexzr Special (PCE-CD)
Super Baseball 2020 (GEN)
Super Burnout (JAG)
Tekken 5 (PS2)
The Incredible Hulk (PS3)
The Mafat Conspiracy (NES)
Tower Toppler (7800)
Wolfchild (SCD)
World's Scariest Police Chases (PS1)
WWF Raw (32X)
XIII (Xbox)
Zool 2 (JAG)
Zoop (PS1)


That's 75...and looking at the list, I think I will be able to get a good feel for most of these in 15 minutes or so of gameplay!

Of course if we do something shorter, I could cut the list down easily :)
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Re: Who wants to marathon games you own but have never played?

by alienjesus Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:15 am

I would've considered this, but i have about 5 games i havent played much of, and most of them are crap or uninteresting (rise of the robots, FIFA 95 etc). I think the main thing people are being dissuaded by is the 24 hour thing myself. No time to eat, sleep or go to the toilet sounds pretty harsh.
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Re: Who wants to marathon games you own but have never played?

by dsheinem Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:23 am

alienjesus wrote:I would've considered this, but i have about 5 games i havent played much of, and most of them are crap or uninteresting (rise of the robots, FIFA 95 etc). I think the main thing people are being dissuaded by is the 24 hour thing myself. No time to eat, sleep or go to the toilet sounds pretty harsh.


I am up for modifying the idea if it will get more people involved. Maybe 12 hours X 50 games? Maybe 10 hours X 40 games? If these times might get more people involved I'd be all for it. We could always do another marathon or two if people like it and still accomplish the same goal as one 24 hour marathon. I'll post a poll and see what people would be on board for...

Also, I edited my game list above for a 24 hour marathon. I'd be happy to whittle it down and do a smaller marathon...
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Re: Who wants to marathon games you own but have never played?

by dsheinem Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:52 pm

So there seems to be some slight interest. How about we pick a day to commit to a 6 hour marathon, and anyone who wants to go further can keep going?

Would the evening of Friday, September 10th work for enough people? We don't necessarily have to do it simultaneously...
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Re: Who wants to marathon games you own but have never played?

by slowslow325 Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:46 pm

Wait, if you get more people to do this, is everyone doing the same set of games? Or are we all doing whatever games we have that we haven't played?

I have a few games that I've never played for more than a couple of minutes to test, depending on when you do this, I might be in.

I was able to find 25 games I've never really played. I could probably do a lot more through emulation, but I can only emulate NES, because I don't have a USB gamepad, and I can emulate NES through the Dreamcast.
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Re: Who wants to marathon games you own but have never played?

by Bradtemple87 Sun Sep 05, 2010 9:39 pm

dlmvii wrote:It sounds like fun, but the majority of my library is RPGs and the like, which would be pretty terrible to only play 15 minutes of each. I hope some people take you up on it though, it would be interesting to see what people have to say



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