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#13250 - 08/02/03 11:46 PM Re: Opening up a gaming center, ideas, thoughts, suggestions, etc welcome
pergesu Offline
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Registered: 03/14/02
Posts: 1136
Loc: Pimpin the Colorizzle
Have a grand opening, with game time being 50% off the first week. Then after a while get up to full price, but have like a happy hour at slow times, where it's cheaper.

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#13251 - 08/03/03 01:48 AM Re: Opening up a gaming center, ideas, thoughts, suggestions, etc welcome
Rapture Offline
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Registered: 04/23/02
Posts: 212
Loc: Redwood
yes, we are planning on doing all of those as well.


Does anybody have any input on weekly/monthly tournaments should be set up? Gameplay type, ladders, etc. I'll be honest, I don't really know how it should be done...

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#13252 - 08/04/03 12:54 AM Re: Opening up a gaming center, ideas, thoughts, suggestions, etc welcome
Cold Sunn Offline
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Registered: 03/03/02
Posts: 574
Loc: us
That's awesome about the Blizzard licensing.

I'd hold off on the weekly tournies until things really pick up. The monthlies could rotate what game you do. CS one month, UT2k3 the next, etc. You could have a Team Tournament and an Individual Tournament, although for CS and BF1942 you would have to do team rotation and such, something special so that the individual deserves the prize.

You could have the tournies at the beginning of each month. After the winner is announced, you could give the details of the next tourny. I suggest you mix it up a little, like: UT2k3, but with the Quadjump, Vampire, and Arena mutators on. You could list the maps that will be played, except for the maps that will be played in the subfinal and final rounds. The final round could be an exclusive map that was only tested internally. This way, no one-map-whores shouldn't win.

The entry fees for team's could be based on how many members they have, but you'd have to have a range for teams. For CS it could be 8-12, or have different sized tournaments. That could be another thing you change.

You could use the big screen TVs to show the top player(s) point of view. More people coming to watch, more people buying your milkshakes.

Another suggestion: The only two places that would NOT benefit from a milkshake machine are Hell and Arizona. I think that Banana, Coffee, and Chocolate milkshakes would sell. If you can work something out, or it is already legal, you could make Starbucks Doubleshot milkshakes, or Frappachino milkshakes.

I'll edit this post with an image explaining how I think a UT2k3 Individual tournament should work.

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#13253 - 08/04/03 06:23 AM Re: Opening up a gaming center, ideas, thoughts, suggestions, etc welcome
jonconley Offline
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Registered: 10/08/02
Posts: 955
Loc: Merrill, IA, USA
this all sounds cool. can't wait to hear how it goes. keep replying to the thread rapture.

cold sunn: your fascination with milkshakes, borders on disturbing

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#13254 - 08/05/03 03:35 AM Re: Opening up a gaming center, ideas, thoughts, suggestions, etc welcome
Crime Offline
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Registered: 03/01/02
Posts: 505
Loc: Tartarus
yeh, fuck paying for anything....

anyways, whats this place called ?

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#13255 - 08/05/03 07:07 AM Re: Opening up a gaming center, ideas, thoughts, suggestions, etc welcome
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Registered: 04/23/02
Posts: 212
Loc: Redwood
cool, more replies. Let me try to answer all of them...

coldsun
Good point about waiting for the weekly tournys till things pick up. What about every other week? We don't plan to be SUPER slow in the beggining so we want to be able to offer as much as possible to make the best first impression we can.

I'll be taking all your tournament suggestions and incorporating them into ours. I already had some ideas about how they were set up/organized but wasn't positive I was on the right track. Your suggestions tell me I am.

As far as the TV's go we are going to have a multimedia projector mounted on the ceiling that will have the ps2, cable, and computers hooked up to it. We'll pretty much always have it on and displaying games, etc.

I dunno about the milkshake idea but we will have a re-sellers permit so we can sell those cold starbucks drinks not a problem. Right now we had in mind just sodas/powerdrinks but if the other guys think it might work we'll go for it. The thing is our target customer base is middle school & highschool so I don't think many of them drink coffee based drinks.

jon
I'll keep this as up-to-date as I can. Once we start putting all the computers, networks, etc together I'm going to be extremely busy.

Crime
Delirium Gaming
Sneak peek at the website http://www.deliriumgaming.com/html/
Don't laugh at it...it's not even CLOSE to being done. I just wanted to get the basic portions of it in there so I can edit them later on without worrying to much about anything else.


Updates
We finished our final purchase list and are expecting to get the retail space with-in 1 - 3 days. From then we are going to order all our stuff and put it all together. I'll be moving to Sacramento for this damn place.

adios

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#13256 - 08/05/03 07:14 AM Re: Opening up a gaming center, ideas, thoughts, suggestions, etc welcome
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Registered: 04/23/02
Posts: 212
Loc: Redwood
Oh yeah, does anybody here live in sacsramento?

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#13257 - 08/05/03 07:58 PM Re: Opening up a gaming center, ideas, thoughts, suggestions, etc welcome
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Registered: 06/20/02
Posts: 259
Loc: SXM
for the tournaments use a knockout ladder and dont just give a prize to 1st place. have lots of snacks(nuthin worse than being hungry as shit when ur tring to play). get old arcades like super mario, contra etc. good luck this idea sounds like the shit!
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#13258 - 08/06/03 03:44 AM Re: Opening up a gaming center, ideas, thoughts, suggestions, etc welcome
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Registered: 03/12/02
Posts: 626
Loc: LAN
Damn i missed alot over these 2 weeks.
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#13259 - 08/06/03 05:23 AM Re: Opening up a gaming center, ideas, thoughts, suggestions, etc welcome
Cold Sunn Offline
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Registered: 03/03/02
Posts: 574
Loc: us
I would think college kids would be the biggest demographic for gaming places, but at the one here they are high school and middle, like you say. If UL sold Red Bull or Omega, I would buy two every time I went. Milkshakes, well, everyone loves milkshakes. Haha, I don't know, it was just one of those things. Maybe I am the only one that loves milkshakes, I just wish more places here sold them. Like, my bedroom.

If I liked the place (and lived near it) I would try to attend the biweekly tournaments. If things pick up fast, I say go for it. I don't think I have the best way of doing a tournament, but for a 32 player UT2k3 tourny, this is how I would do it:



I forgot to edit that post and put it in.

Bent is just trying to score some snacks for after he gets stoned.

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#13260 - 08/07/03 05:16 PM Re: Opening up a gaming center, ideas, thoughts, suggestions, etc welcome
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Registered: 03/12/02
Posts: 626
Loc: LAN
Sell Bawls and get everyone totatlly wired hehe. Sounds cool these plans and were (like state) would it possibly be held?
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#13261 - 08/07/03 11:13 PM Re: Opening up a gaming center, ideas, thoughts, suggestions, etc welcome
Rapture Offline
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Registered: 04/23/02
Posts: 212
Loc: Redwood
California, Sacramento

IF anybody lives around there let me know. I'll hook it up

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#13262 - 08/09/03 06:00 AM Re: Opening up a gaming center, ideas, thoughts, suggestions, etc welcome
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Rapture, we could schedual a montly UGN Security Tourney ... Where it's you vs us, each month it's a diff game, etc... make it say 4v4 on whatever...

Oh, and if you get AoE/AoE II/Galactic Battlegrounds/Diablo II and set it up so i can play over the net, I'll join in ...
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#13263 - 08/09/03 06:12 AM Re: Opening up a gaming center, ideas, thoughts, suggestions, etc welcome
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Registered: 04/23/02
Posts: 212
Loc: Redwood
ahh gizmo....we have been trying to get ahold of microsoft for the longest time to see about licenses because we really want AOM. I used to play Age of kings all the time. Very fun games. We'll be able to host tons of different tourney because of the TWO dual amd servers we got I'll let ya know :p

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#13264 - 08/09/03 06:19 AM Re: Opening up a gaming center, ideas, thoughts, suggestions, etc welcome
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Registered: 04/23/02
Posts: 212
Loc: Redwood
btw: Diablo II we want but the licensing is so gawd damn much you don't even know. It was insane

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