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Bits & Pieces is to become an annual art show/convention at Arcade Legacy. The first of hopefully many to come will be on June 16th, 2012!
The show will be featuring video game inspired art from many different mediums. Paintings, drawings, sculptures, digital and even chip tunes music! We will have artists from the Tri-State area as well as many other surrounding states. We are currently accepting submissions from anyone and everyone who wants to be a part of the show. No age restrictions or limitations. It will be a great way to get your work seen and maybe even sell some of your art. All work will need to be submitted for approval by June 4th, 2012. Nothing vulgar or profane will be allowed. You can send an email with attached photos or scans to firstname.lastname@example.org or stop in the arcade and show me in person.
So far we have around 10 artists confirmed including two chip tunes artists – BABYFACE GLASSES and DYL-TRON. You can check them out here:
BABYFACE GLASSES -
DYL-TRON – http://soundcloud.com/dyl-tron/sets/dyl-trons-chip-tunes
DETAILS (updated as they happen)
DATE – Saturday June 16th, 2012
TIME – NOON – 1am
COST – $10. Your entry fee includes unlimited game play on all the 60+ arcade games and thousands of console games in the building, a chiptunes concert, classic arcade tournament and more to be announced. We will be selling advance tickets. There will be a limited edition print given out to the first 20 people who buy tickets. More details to come.
10am – Final chance for artists to set up
Noon – Doors open
2pm – Classic arcade tournament
10pm – Chiptunes concert
1am – Doors close
Help us make this first one a success so we can continue to bring independent art to Cincinnati! If you are interested in being a sponsor for the show, please contact me (Jesse) at email@example.com or call the arcade at 513-874-8766 anytime during business hours.
It’s official. We will be open in TWO days! Saturday Feb 18th. We open at NOON and stay open until 1am. Come be one of the first to see the new place. Don’t forget to bring in some cds, dvds or video games for case or to trade for some new stuff.
Finally an update on the new location! Things have been going pretty well so far thanks to the huge amount of help I’ve gotten. Thanks to all those who have contributed. As of right now, I am still hoping to open the doors sometime between Feb 14th and Feb 21st. It all hangs on the city giving me my occupancy permit. Once that is obtained, I will be able to post up a definite opening date. In the meantime, click here to see some pictures of the work in progress – WIP Photos
I’m sure you all want to know what new things will be at the new location right? Well here’s some (most) to whet your appetite:
-No less than TEN new games – Silent Scope 1 & 2, Madden Season 2, Time Crisis 2, Two more showcase fighting game cabs that can be switched out for any of the many fighters we have on hand, A single slot Neo Geo standup cab, Beatmania 5th Mix, Drummania 10th Mix and Guitar Freaks 11th Mix.
-A dedicated 16 console setup for games new and old.
-A lounge area with couches, tables and a Donkey Kong cocktail table arcade.
-Two giant HD projection screens! One will be used mostly for Rock Band and the other for anything else you want to play.
-A dedicated streaming station for tournaments or any other type of gaming event.
-A giant chalkboard hung above the lounge for keeping track of the highest scores reached at AL.
-Ping Pong and Foosball tables
-New PREMIUM MEMBERSHIPS. Details to come.
-Expanded hours! We are now open 6 days a week and more hours each day.
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 3pm-11pm
Wednesday – 3pm-12am
Thursday and Friday – 3pm-1am
Saturday – noon-1am
Sunday – 1pm-10pm
There are lots of exciting new things happening at the new location. I look forward to seeing you all there soon.
Just in and now on the floor for play is SOUL CALIBUR 3! If you’ve played the PS2 version, you know there were some issues with the game and is generally disliked by most. Here’s a quote directly from Namco about this version, “Soulcalibur III: Arcade Edition is a re-tuned, re-vamped, and, most importantly, fixed version of Soulcalibur III. Naturally, all glitches found in the console version have been fixed. In addition to that, we’ve re-tuned the overall balance of many moves and re-vamped Amy, Hwang and Li Long as official characters. All three have been revised into more distinctive move sets and help to expand the already expansive Soulcalibur III line-up.” So if you think you know Soul Calibur 3, think again. I also have the option of putting Soul Calibur 2 in the cab and probably will soon as it seems to be the preferred game in the series. A great thing about this cab is that you can actually plug in PS2 controllers and play!
The final day at the current location will be January 22nd. We will be closed for about 3 weeks (maybe less). We are shooting for a Feb 14th soft opening and a Feb 18th GRAND OPENING. Details will be posted as we get them.
Here is a link to the information on the move in case you missed it – http://arcadelegacy.wordpress.com/2011/11/18/arcade-legacy-is-moving-and-expanding/
Our hours for the upcoming holiday season are as follows:
Christmas eve – noon – 8pm
Christmas Day – closed
New year’s eve – DANCE PARTY!!!! OPEN ALL NIGHT. Live music from BAZOOKAS GO BANG, VENA CAVA and more!
All other days are regular business hours
On Saturday December 24th, it will be BUY 1 GET 1 FREE admission! You must mention this post to get the deal. The benefits of checking the website!
Media store deals:
Buy 2-4 items get 10% off
Buy 5-7 items get 20% off
Buy 8 or more and get 25% off
This offer is good on ALMOST everything in the store. CDs, DVDs, Video Games, most consoles, accessories, toys, and books are included. Get that last minute gift!
Arcade Legacy is now doing console repair. We can repair almost any system as far back as Atari up to the current gen systems like PS3 and XBOX360. Absolutely free estimate. We won’t do the work until you know the problem and the cost to repair it. We have shopped around and feel like we offer the most competitive pricing available. 30 day guarantee on all repairs.
Just added to the floor tonight – 3-player Battletoads! If you’ve never played the arcade version, you are in for a surprise. Besides being the only BT game that supports 3-players, this version was not ported to any console so it’s an all new game for most of you.
The arcade will be closed on Thursday to celebrate THANKSGIVING. We are opening earlier on Friday – 2pm. Regular hours apply for the rest of the week.
I’ve got a few special deals for Friday
-Free child admission with every adult admission
-buy 2 get 1 free on all used cds, dvds/bluray, manga, video games and accessories. Does not include consoles. Lowest priced item is free.
-For every person who comes to play in the arcade or spends more than $10 in the media store, we will be raffling off a free 30 day pass to the arcade. Does not apply to discounted admissions.
To get the discounts and deals, you must mention this post.
This Sunday (Nov 27th) we are having a concert! The doors open at the regular time of 2pm. The show starts at 7pm and will go on until about 1030pm. Here’s the lineup:
Stars Like Streetlights
Beneath The Destruction
The Colour of Amber