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on: October 26, 2015, 06:11:04 PM  Top
Started by manyminimoos, Message by Limewirelord
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I mostly just wanted to say hi with this post and see who's out there and what kind of community is left in Portland. I'm not really looking for solutions to my DDR problems right now (though I'm totally appreciative of any feedback).

What up man, Portland and Vancouver are pretty dry these days and I don't see many people playing except for a handful of regulars.  I typically play at Big Al's (either of them) and Dave and Buster's.  Big Al's has the best SN2 cabinet in town and the rest have various flavors of Pump.

Avoid GK like the plague if you want to play just DDR, their machine sucks balls
 
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on: October 26, 2015, 02:27:25 PM  Top
Started by manyminimoos, Message by Suko
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Welcome Josh. I can't say I know where the best locations are in Portland, but I know there's some decent Pump it Up in Vancouver (I think). I know it's not DDR, but it can be fun in it's own way.

If you end up making some charts, be sure to share them with the community. We also have 1 or 2 tournaments throughout the year, tho one of them is usually at my house (North of Seattle) around July/August, so that one won't be happening for a while (assuming Ben commits to the trouble of organizing it again). =D
 
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on: March 18, 2015, 08:46:01 AM  Top
Started by manyminimoos, Message by DRKX
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Hello,
My name is James, and I am actively trying to get a job in Seattle. Currently, I work as an Epidemiologist in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. However, I made it to a few final round interviews for some epidemiology jobs in Washington, but nothing has panned out. I have a few more interviews lined up. So here is hoping I get a job there sooner, rather than later. I will be bringing an ITG dedicab, a pump GX, and a pop'n cab with me.
 
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on: November 16, 2014, 03:19:03 PM  Top
Started by manyminimoos, Message by Rubber Dude
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Hey where in Idaho are you at? I recently moved from Boise to Portland. I know of three people that still play DDR and Pump in that area. It's pretty dead when it comes to Bemani. Boise to Portland is about a 7.5 hour drive and Porland to Tacoma is about about 2.5 which is where Acme is. . .
Again where in Idaho are you lol I guess if you are up north you have a better chance.
Yo! I'm in Bonners Ferry which is this tiny speck up north. I wish I lived in Boise Sad The most happening place here is the Visitor's Center haha.
 
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on: November 13, 2014, 09:11:28 PM  Top
Started by manyminimoos, Message by AndyBurnsDDR
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Hey where in Idaho are you at? I recently moved from Boise to Portland. I know of three people that still play DDR and Pump in that area. It's pretty dead when it comes to Bemani. Boise to Portland is about a 7.5 hour drive and Porland to Tacoma is about about 2.5 which is where Acme is. . .
Again where in Idaho are you lol I guess if you are up north you have a better chance.
 
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on: August 10, 2014, 12:13:43 PM  Top
Started by manyminimoos, Message by AndyBurnsDDR
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Sars, welcome to the forums. I was just in Boise a month ago for work and was sad to not see any arcades within Boise when looking at Z-i-V's location map.

Andy, Sars, are you saying there's more Idaho machines than what's listed at Z-i-V?
http://zenius-i-vanisher.com/v5.2/arcades.php




Yeah Sarah sadly Pojo's has gotten pretty bad over the years. It used to be THE spot to play dance games. There was a scene and 10 to 15 people would go on friday and saturday nights and play from 6 to close.
We started with extreme and convinced them to get SuperNova and SuperNova2
I even had a buddy who was the manager there and one of my close friends and partner in crime when it came to DDR sessions started working there. So we always had the pads in good shape and all issues were always taken care of.
Sadly no one is there to take care of it now and no one plays. The monitor is out of color and it's running extreme again. I managed some AAA's last time I was there on the left side but it's been a while. I did get the tech to adjust the monitor though, last time you could only see about half of the player 2 right arrow.

at Blues yeah there are quite a few locations not listed on Vanishers.
And maybe Sarah could help out with this.

Let me list locations and maybe she can verify some of them in the coming weeks

Pojo's : Extreme(while SN2 is down)
Emerald Lanes : I know they upgraded the arcade and last I was there the extreme was gone
Edwards at overland park : Has a SuperNova last I checked it was pretty beaten up and even had a cracked arrow.
Ice World: haven't been there in ages but pretty sure the extreme is gone
BSU game room : confirmed both machines are gone. It's now just couches and a projector monitor. Used to have two extreme machines.
Lastly for DDR
Big Al's Meridian : has DDR SuperNova Pump It Up Pro 2 and ReRave
Dave and Busters has Pump it up fiesta 2
You could also check the arcade across from Pojo's at chucky cheese.
I know they had a pump NX for years but I never went over there.
The arcade at Wahooz had a pump it up but i haven't been over there in a while either.
There is a lot to check out and with how much growth that place has i'm sure there are more hiding around. I just learned about that one in ontario just on the idaho oregon border.
 
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on: August 10, 2014, 04:07:02 PM  Top
Started by manyminimoos, Message by Sars
Relevance: 67.7%
From what I've seen:

Big Al's: Supernova (no other music games) $1.00

Wahooz: Pump It Up $0.75

Magestic Cinema: Extreme $0.50

Edwards Boise: Supernova $1.00

Edwards Nampa: Supernova $1.00

Dave and Busters: Pump It Up

There was a guy in Caldwell who put an arcade together, had everything on freeplay and only charged $2.50 for unlimited play for the whole month! It was pretty sad, and pretty poorly put together. He did have a DDR Solo 4th or 5th mix that was straight from Japan, but it was in ridiculously shoddy shape. He had a ParaPara and maybe one other music game that I don't remember being interested in because I'd never heard of it, as well as other common place games, but shortly after going there he closed doors. Can't say I didn't expect that since it was all on charity basis and he wasn't able to pay the rent.

I'll have to check out the rest you listed to confirm for sure.
 
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on: August 10, 2014, 06:23:25 PM  Top
Started by manyminimoos, Message by AndyBurnsDDR
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From what I've seen:

Big Al's: Supernova (no other music games) $1.00

Wahooz: Pump It Up $0.75

Magestic Cinema: Extreme $0.50

Edwards Boise: Supernova $1.00

Edwards Nampa: Supernova $1.00

Dave and Busters: Pump It Up

There was a guy in Caldwell who put an arcade together, had everything on freeplay and only charged $2.50 for unlimited play for the whole month! It was pretty sad, and pretty poorly put together. He did have a DDR Solo 4th or 5th mix that was straight from Japan, but it was in ridiculously shoddy shape. He had a ParaPara and maybe one other music game that I don't remember being interested in because I'd never heard of it, as well as other common place games, but shortly after going there he closed doors. Can't say I didn't expect that since it was all on charity basis and he wasn't able to pay the rent.

I'll have to check out the rest you listed to confirm for sure.
you should go back to Big Al's they for sure have pump it up pro 2 and Rerave as well as supernova. I was just there not to long ago.

Sounds like there are a bunch of theaters that have them now that I didn't know about. I'm surprised that the arcade the the village theater doesn't have one.

if you have facebook look up Boise Dance/Rhythm Games and there is a small group of people that still play. Baron is one of the better players. Lately he's been playing more pump but he's still got it on DDR. I'd hit him up to play sometime.
 
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on: August 11, 2014, 01:12:40 PM  Top
Started by manyminimoos, Message by Sars
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you should go back to Big Al's they for sure have pump it up pro 2 and Rerave as well as supernova. I was just there not to long ago.

Sounds like there are a bunch of theaters that have them now that I didn't know about. I'm surprised that the arcade the the village theater doesn't have one.

if you have facebook look up Boise Dance/Rhythm Games and there is a small group of people that still play. Baron is one of the better players. Lately he's been playing more pump but he's still got it on DDR. I'd hit him up to play sometime.

I will have to check it out and confirm that! Smiley

Oh wow! Great! Thank you for the heads up! Smiley
 
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on: July 14, 2013, 10:35:15 PM  Top
Started by manyminimoos, Message by sfxazure
Relevance: 63.1%
Hello all!

I'll be locating to Bellevue in a few days for work and was googling around and...

I found this forum while trying to do a search on ITG machines in the Seattle/Bellevue area. I personally don't play dance games, but I'm relocating with my fiance (and he is extremely spoiled by a well maintained and very custom loaded machine in Harrisburg) and I was hoping to find out more about the dance games community in the area. It looks like we'll be checking out Acme Bowl, but I would love recommendations from the locals as well! Please forgive any ignorance on my part with my lack of knowledge about the area and dance games. Smiley

Welcome to the Pacific Northwest, and congratulations on your fiance's new job! I'll try to give you a brief rundown of what we have here.

Some of the more popular machines in the area are the ITG and Pump it Up Fiesta 2 machines at ACME Bowl, the DDR extreme machine at Tacoma Narrows (I think? I don't play DDR much, so someone else should correct me if I'm wrong), and a few other rhythm games at Gameworks in Seattle (Technika 3, Taiko, GF/DM, Pop'n Music 14). There's also a Pump it Up PRO 2 machine pretty close to you in the Power Play in Bellevue Square, but I don't think people have been playing there much since ACME got Fiesta 2.

Hopefully our machines will live up to your fiance's standards. Smiley

Looking forward to seeing both of you around!
 
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on: July 02, 2013, 12:33:37 AM  Top
Started by manyminimoos, Message by Nykkel
Relevance: 62.9%
I consider myself the master of Time Crisis 3 as I am the only one to have passed the entire game on blue and red side.
I find it highly unlikely that you're the *only* person who has passed the entire game on both sides before.

Do you only play on Friday and Saturday?  I was there on Thursday evening two weeks ago (7:30pm to 9pm or so) and there was a person on the DDR machine when I arrived.  I played a few games of ITG, and he moved down to Pump It Up for a while.  Then he started playing Time Crisis 3 and House Of The Dead, and I moved over to Pump.  We started chatting after that, and were alternating games on Pump It Up until I ran out of energy and decided to go home.

While chatting with this person, he did say he was particularly good at Time Crisis 3, and he told me which side was easier to play on.  I remember showing him the Beethoven Virus spins, and we were both confused by a Pump game that only let him play two songs, even though he passed the second one.  Was this you, perhaps?
 
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on: June 29, 2013, 07:40:52 PM  Top
Started by manyminimoos, Message by Nick83
Relevance: 62.9%
Hi guys. My name is Nick. I have been playing DDR for about 7 years on and off although recently I have taking quite a liking to Pump It Up within the last several weeks. The reason for the switch is I feel PIU is more natural of a rhythm game than DDR. The diagonal arrows and middle stomp button provide a more ergomic way to play. DDR with the arrow panel configuration presents more of a challenge because it is basically strafing up down left right instead of the ergonomic movement given by PIU. I have taught myself how to replay PIU very well. The last time I played PIU was like a couple of years ago and i wasn't very good until now.

You can find me playing PIU at Acme bowl every other weekend usually on Friday or Saturday. I also play Time Crisis 3. I consider myself the master of Time Crisis 3 as I am the only one to have passed the entire game on blue and red side. Red side is harder. Player one side. Blue is easier. Its player two side. Both of my initials NAB are on each 1p and 2p side as 1st ranking.

Other facts about me. I'm a beast at 6'3" @ 220lbs, lol. Big as in bodybuilder status. I workout five days a week. Also take my whey protein and creatine. Yeah. I got muscles, lol.

I do work hard. Previous employee of JCP warehouse. Out of work but  I do get my benefits so still have cash available. It'd be cool to show my talents in IT support. I am good with fixing and assembling PCs. I'm A + certified as a Professional Depot Technician. Should get myself Network + certified also as a MSCE or CCNA. I'm your go to guy for solving your PC problems. If I'm unable to fix it I most likely can help point you in the right direction.

I'm 29 years old. Caucasian male. Like girls. Especially ethnic girls. Smiley

If you would like to chat with me you can do it here or reach me at my gmail address. It should be listed on my profile. If not. Just ask. I can give my address to you in a pm.
 
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on: March 30, 2011, 06:21:05 PM  Top
Started by manyminimoos, Message by krappyappy
Relevance: 52.2%
Hi everyone

Just moved to the area, looking to get my bemani fix.

I'm mostly a PIU player, though kind of retired - no time and energy to keep up the cardio.

If there's ever a gathering to play Pump, I'll definitely try to make it!
 
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on: January 11, 2011, 04:02:32 AM  Top
Started by manyminimoos, Message by NekoSempai
Relevance: 49.9%
May as well say hello  Grin, likely stealing someone's intro format but here goes.

Name: Nick
Handle: NekoSempai, 검은 호랑이 in Korea *Black Tiger*, NEKO on ITG machines
Age: 23
How to find: I'm a 6'3 Jamacian guy that'll be playing Bemani.  There can't be TOO many of those right? :3

So yes.  Hi all.  Grew up with the dance game communities on the East Coast *FL/MD/NY*, held a pretty high groovestats track record for awhile and then moved to Korea post-school for the past 2 years, where you find Pump Fiesta machines in gas stations *Not joking* and 4 panel machines are few and far between.  I've kept up playing Pump pretty religiously and miss all the fun of ITG customs and nobar that I only play maybe once a month when a tourney pops up.

Nonetheless, next month i'll find myself relocating to Seattle, and absolutely plan to get back into religious 4panel play, so i'll be all over WA to whatever's a good ITG/DDR machine.  I'm a big fan of Bemani / competitive fighting games, and having a good time in general.

Nice to meet everyone, i'll be around :3  Wink

 
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on: February 01, 2010, 03:26:08 PM  Top
Started by manyminimoos, Message by Hollie
Relevance: 42.2%
Hi, I'm Hollie (yeah, it's obvious). I'm a Senior at DigiPen in Redmond. I've been playing ddr/itg for quite a while but I'm just now breaking into the 11's. I like to play without the bar, so my first success at a real 11 was Charlene no bar. I like to go to acme pretty often, I'm making an effort to improve since I've been in the 10's for a couple years now without much progress. I'm also trying to get more involved with what's left of the community because you guys are a lot of fun. I'm pretty much up for going to ddr with people as long as I can make it there. I started way back in the day on 3rd mix, so I was originally a ddr fan but I've grown to like itg more overall. I'm always happy to play some extreme though! I also like playing pump even though at times it feels a little like I'm trying to re-learn how to walk.
 
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on: August 24, 2007, 10:36:42 PM  Top
Started by manyminimoos, Message by TAD
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Ah Steve.... rest in peace ;-;  What's Joe supposed to be again?  Cousin?  Brother?  Evil twin?  I mean, wtf, stealing Steve's show, his house AND HIS DOG?!
Psh, not cool.
Anyway, I'm TAD/Teep/Risa/Charlie's Hot Sister.  I have had 17 years of life thus far (working on that 18th year).  I'm not good at da bemani games, but it's that or ski ball.... or FNF.... VROOOM!  When I went to Bullwinkle's the other day I got a giant crab stuffed animal out of the giant crane.  First try, baby, oh yeah!
I like to play Dance ManiaX oodles and much, Didder is pretty fun too, though I don't play it enough to escape from Light Mode (or Basic, or w/e it's called in SuperNova).  I don't like Guitar Freaks.  Or guitar hero(s?). At all, ok?  I played Pump it Up Pro up at Big Als and I think I may be in love, that is a fricken goe-ji-us kah-ben-et!  But it's a long bike ride away, I don't have the energy to make such a long distance relationship work out.
If I ever chance to place on a high score board I attempt to put in the name TAD, but some times I'm less than sucessfull.  I believe my highscore at Big Als is credited to TAA or TA, not sure which.
Oh, and I'm really bad at making short posts.  Yeah.  Dont' know how to stop typing....
 
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on: March 21, 2007, 10:47:35 AM  Top
Started by manyminimoos, Message by Pepsikat
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Hi, my name is Kris.  I'm a pieces.  I enjoy Blazer games and playing pool.  I'm probably the oldest one in here and that makes me sad.  But in a way it's the whole circle of life thing.  I remember hanging out playing Magic:TG (which I don't do anymore) at the card shop I worked at when I was 14 and playing with adults so it's all good I suppose.   I started playing DDR about 8-9 months ago.  Since then I've evolved from TX1000 pads, soft pads and hard pads to the Blueshark Metal pads (1 with bar and 1 without) I have now.  I started playing at home on Stepmania and that really spoiled me because I'm a picky bastard when it comes to songs.  I've got 30 gigs of ddr media on my comp so of the 20,000ish songs I have I can always find what I'm in the mood for.  I like playing in the arcade once in a while but the song selection is limited even for an Extreme machine.  I can pass anything up to a 10 footer,  I've found a few keyboard files I can do by foot but I mostly like doing 4-8 footers for fun.  I mainly play DDR but I'm not apposed to playing ITG or Pump.  It's all jumping around and flailing the arms widely.  When I'm not playing music games I'm playing Frets on Fire (freeware version of GH2 for the PC), I just ordered a flying V double range, or I'm playing pool at Hot Shots in Beavertown, watching movies, taking classes at pcc etc.
 
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on: February 02, 2007, 02:51:59 PM  Top
Started by manyminimoos, Message by Kyrandian
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Name: Wes
Age: 17
6'0''
I play ITG/DDR, Pump It Up, IIDX, Pop'n, Guitar Hero, tennis, piano, da sax, and some other stuff.  A lot of my time is spent writing and producing music.  I only visit the Lloyd Center Tilt about once week to play 2 or 3 rounds, but I usually go during busy times so there's a decent chance you'll run into me eventually (...like there are any players in Portland I don't know already).

Yeah.
 
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on: February 01, 2007, 09:40:36 AM  Top
Started by manyminimoos, Message by KiDo.LuKE
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Quote from: "KevinDDR"
Kevin B.
13
5"10 i think (well if james is 5"9...)
White like clouds.
ACME Bowl most saturdays, but I occasionally pop up at Narrows.
I usually play DDR/ITG, but play a bit of Pump when I can, and play an assload of IIDX at home (DJ KDDR). Drummania, I'm pretty decent at. I've passed a fair amount of 80+ songs without autobass.
I've been playing since I was 6, there's no way I'm stopping any time soon. Other interests of mine are music and technology in general; I'm a big fan of technology and how it applies to my life.

u r sooo not 5'10 Kevin...i am 5'9 and was i little taller then u at ds2...maybe 5'9.31251545189999990000210.....1
 
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on: January 31, 2007, 07:30:50 PM  Top
Started by manyminimoos, Message by KevinDDR
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Kevin B.
13
5"10 i think (well if james is 5"9...)
White like clouds.
ACME Bowl most saturdays, but I occasionally pop up at Narrows.
I usually play DDR/ITG, but play a bit of Pump when I can, and play an assload of IIDX at home (DJ KDDR). Drummania, I'm pretty decent at. I've passed a fair amount of 80+ songs without autobass.
I've been playing since I was 6, there's no way I'm stopping any time soon. Other interests of mine are music and technology in general; I'm a big fan of technology and how it applies to my life.
 
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on: January 31, 2007, 04:17:59 PM  Top
Started by manyminimoos, Message by Davyn
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Davyn Rundall
Male
20 years young baby
I'm 5'6", white, and have blond hair.
I go to acme randomly throughout the week, rarely on saturday.
I like to play pump it up the most, even though there's nowhere really good to play it anymore. Sad
I also play pop'n music at home on an asc. I have iidx at home but i'm only good in arcade. (as far as home vs arcade skill standards go). I can also rock 5key like no other.
 
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