Bot Dispute 2 · 105 days ago
Videogame Tourney Calls for Brains Not Bullets
Bot Dispute is a friendly videogame competition in which all ages and skill levels can come together and compete and hopefully have a little fun in the process. It all started back in 2010 when I noticed an excessive amount of Tony Hawk Pro Skater games were collecting in the used shelves at the Gamestop downtown. It seemed shameful that such a good game should sit there all dusty so I bought up every copy I could find and started giving them to my friends as gifts. Well, it turns out that THPS3 is actually an insanely fun game, while the others didn’t seem to have a very high replay value. We’d get together once and a while and show off our skills, taking turns competing for high scores in single player mode. These get-togethers eventually turned into what we call “Bot Disputes” (the name comes from a concept from a very old FPS called Perfect Dark for the N64, one of the first console games that allowed very specific modification to the AI opponents, or ‘“Bots”, which allowed you to practice and get insanely good at any of the maps).
We don’t pretend to be an elite tournament, this is just a chance for good folks of all ages and skill levels to get together and compete at something mundane, we like to encourage people to try something different and unique, a game that levels the playing field for everyone. There is no entry fee to compete in this tournament but we do ask that you donate your used games, any used games will do, which will be added to the current library. What game could appeal to a wider audience than Tetris? This year we’ve added another twist, “Video Submissions.” This is a classic arcade twist on console gaming. Realizing that you have a busy life, and you may or may not be able to join us in person for this event but thats ok, we’re ready to accept your video RIGHT NOW! Here’s a few of the categories available for Bot Dispute II. You can choose any one of these events or you can compete in all three, including video submissions.
*BOT DISPUTE II & GAME DRIVE
March 2nd 2013 3pm-10pm
1700 s. 246 e.
Salt Lake City Utah, 84115.*
(Please park on Roberta or Shelmerdine Ct. if there is no immediate parking)
Multiplayer Player Head-to-Head This event will take place on March 2nd over the first few hours of the tournament, giving everyone a chance to warm up Tetris (Ps3) Scores from this event will not go on record.
Single Player Marathon After a short warm-up round, each player will get an open ended run, the platform will be announced the day of the tournament. This event will take place March 2nd between 3pm-10pm. Scores and videos from this event will be posted publicly on saltlakemusic.com and will be used for ranking in future Bot Dispute tournaments.
Video Submission Single Player Timed Attack (No Giga blocks/Type A)
Players have 10 minutes to achieve the highest score possible in Tetris 64 (Nintendo 64 or N64 ROM) or Tetris (Nintendo or Nintendo ROM/MAME). Players do NOT have to wait until the day of the tournament to begin submitting videos, the top 3 highest ranking videos will be posted on this website as they are recieved. SO, if a player submits a high score, then another player submits a higher score, it’s not over until the evening of March 2nd at 10pm. The player with the highest score at that time wins.
Even if you don’t play a version of Tetris you see on this list, we’d still love to see your video! Send a link of your video to email@example.com or mail a copy of your video to the address above. Its actually very easy to do! I recommend getting a Youtube or Vimeo account to start off (both are free and easy to use). Then, if you don’t have a copy of Tetris, or a console to play it on NO WORRIES! You can easily download this Nintendo 64 Emulator (Project 64) for free, just click the link below. If you’re using a mac, you might want to look around online, there are plenty of them out there. Download Project64 Emulator Next, you need to find a ROM of the game (whether youre playing the Nintendo 64 version or the original version), I got mine from this link here Download Tetris 64 Rom Now you can either set up a video camera to record your 10 minute run, or get some kind of screen capture software to run on your computer. I use a simple program called Snagit, but use whatever you like. Then, once you’ve good 10 minute run and captured it on video. Upload it to youtube or vimeo and send us the link , or send a copy of it on DVD, VHS, or memory card to the address above c/o Bot Dispute
For more info. Jgreathouse1@gmail.com
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