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on: December 12, 2014, 04:39:40 PM  Top
Started by Gosha, Message by Suko
Relevance: 63.7%
I'm not arguing whether it's good prices with you. I'm just pointing out that you claimed Power Play is "literally" the cheapest arcade in Washington State. That just isn't true. Despite what some Seattle folks might like to assume, the state consists of more than just King County. There's arcades in Spokane and Pullman that're just as cheap, if not cheaper to play at.

It might not be expensive to play Pump it Up at Power Play, but last time I visited, Guitar Hero and some of the other games cost $1 per play. If you had claimed that Power Play is the cheapest place to play Pump it Up in King County, I probably wouldn't be arguing with you now, because it could be the factual truth. I'm merely saying there's a lot of equally, or less expensive arcades in Washington State and it's a personal peeve of mine when someone makes statements about something being "the literal best _____ in _____" and it's not the truth.

At this point, I'm sure any reader knows what we're both getting at. You're right that Power Play isn't nearly as expensive as other arcades in the area. And I've pointed out that there's plenty of cheap arcades outside of King County that people can play games at.
 
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on: November 22, 2013, 12:51:55 PM  Top
Started by Gosha, Message by DarkSaiyan
Relevance: 52.2%
Well, strictly speaking, I guess that's what he asked.  But I felt there was an undercurrent of, "Anyone know how Power Play is doing these days?  Does it suck?  Is it good?  Is there anything new?" to the question.

Haha!  Sorry.  Place is pretty much the same.  Like Suko says, the traffic SUCKS around that area during the holiday season.  Actually it sucks most of the time.  I will say though that Power Play is probably the cleanest arcade I've been in.  They do a good job and keep the place not only clean but in working order.  On the downside, I'm not too attracted to most of the games they have in there (a lot of elaborate racers, shooting games and ticket redemption).  The Pump It Up machine has been moved to the very back of the establishment.  Last time I played on it was about a year ago.  It seemed to operate fine then.  If anyone has really specific questions, I don't mind stopping by as I live pretty close.
 
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on: March 13, 2012, 01:23:01 PM  Top
Started by Gosha, Message by PowerTech
Relevance: 39%
Hey all,

We will be hosting a Pump It Up tournament in honor of "The FP" release at Powerplay Bellevue on Saturday March 17th and possibly continued to Sunday March 18th. Times and more details to be announced very soon!

David
(Head Game Tech of Powerplay Bellevue)
 
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on: February 21, 2012, 11:57:32 AM  Top
Started by Gosha, Message by PowerTech
Relevance: 38.5%
We moved the game back up front for that reason exactly. The game has more flashy lights than most games we have in the venue so it's more visually attractive plus you guys on it attracts a good crowd as well.

Dave

It's funny seeing how many people literally face-plant on the window after 9pm watching me Pump.
 
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on: February 09, 2012, 09:05:49 PM  Top
Started by Gosha, Message by PowerTech
Relevance: 38.3%
Hey all,

Just wanted to let you know that I unlocked "dawg's in da house" for you on our Pump It Up.

Enjoy,
David

Actually they are missing one song that I know off.

It's called Dawg's in Da House, you know Wink  that one with the funny routine chart.
Anyways it's not an unlock, but you can turn specific songs on or off in the operators menu. It'd be really really nice if they could go check and "unhide" this song from the list. It's got a great crazy and nightmare chart.
I know it's in the game. so if they tell you it's not, they either are unaware or don't want the song being played.
 
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on: November 29, 2011, 02:07:53 PM  Top
Started by Gosha, Message by PowerTech
Relevance: 37.3%
Hey all,

My name is David, I'm the Head Game Technician and Technician Supervisor at Power Play in Bellevue. I'm sure I've interacted with a few of you throughout the two years we've been open. I just wanted to let you all know that after a few requests I have completely disassembled and cleaned out the dance pad for our Pump It Up: Pro 2 game. If any of you ever have any problems with the game feel free to shoot me an email and I'll take care of whatever it may be.

Thanks for supporting us!
 
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on: October 05, 2011, 04:00:36 PM  Top
Started by Gosha, Message by Yack-Town OG
Relevance: 35.5%
Hey everyone, sorry it's been so long.

Wanted to let you all know we just installed the r14 patch in the Pump It Up Pro 2 at Power Play in Bellevue.  Looking for some quality players to come in and run the machine through it's paces.  I am not a quality player...I look more like an idiot doing a hillbilly stomp.  Drop us a line and give us some feed back.  We also installed 4 new sensors and the machine is operating at 100%.

Also to let you know, we are running a game card special right now.  2 $30 value cards for $35 and no activation fee.

Upcoming events to keep an eye out for:
October 23rd: 18 and up after 9pm: DJ and specials in the arcade all night long.
October 24th though the 30th: All VIDEO GAMES will be .02 cents to play all week long for the Power Play 2 Year Birthday party. That is 2 cents for 3 songs on PUI2 and Guitar Hero Arcade!

We have also started to post promotions , contests and giveaways on the Power Play Bellevue Facebook page.  Check it out and LIKE the page to be included.
 
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on: May 27, 2010, 04:54:28 PM  Top
Started by Gosha, Message by Gosha
Relevance: 13.9%
Well, the legalities revolving around Pump it Up still existing and being owned by its parent company and the whole ITG/Konami legal battle must just be flying in one ear and out the other.  Pump it Up is not In the Groove.

As I mentioned before about songs/copyright infringement, it isn't something that is heavily forced, but it is a deciding factor for an arcade operator.  There was a pretty big period of time before the ITG machine at Acme was converted to what it is today.

I know most arcade operators are not open to having some guy come in to hack hardware in their $8-$12,000 machine.
 
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on: May 27, 2010, 04:27:29 PM  Top
Started by Gosha, Message by Gosha
Relevance: 13.9%
Again, none of the custom songs would be licensed for public use, that alone could get an arcade in a lot of trouble, even if it isn't really enforced.  Darklinks machine isn't in a public place as well, its in his house.

Plus this is kind of an insult to the devs of the game, since its still in Beta.

The reason most places hacked their ITG machines is because ITG software isn't being made anymore, so its kind of a way to keep interest in having the cabinets there.  Pump it Up games are still made frequently.

Some of the DEVs working on Pro 2 have worked on hacked ITG teams as well, so if you have any features you want to see, you should post on the PiU Pro forums about it.
 
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on: May 27, 2010, 04:25:52 PM  Top
Started by Gosha, Message by stale2000
Relevance: 13.9%
Why?  Darklink did it, and his machine looks awesome.  Check it out:
My OpenITG Pump It Up Machine
 What does a normal pump machine have than openitg doesn't (openitg has a pump mode, so its not just itg on a pump machine. That would be aweful!).  Whereas openitg has TONS of stuff that pump does not have.  



On a completely seperate note, more beta feedback, I just came back from Powerplay today.  I been going there about every other day or so, around 1-3 when nobody else is around.  One thing thats been slightly getting on my nerves is that the machine doesn't tell you what round your on (or at least I don't think it does).  Sure, I know it isn't that hard to mentally keep track of what round your on, but if you play a bunch of games in a row sometimes you forget.  This is a problem because I like to play hard songs on the last round so that it doesn't matter if I fail.  

Also, I already let Jim know about this, but the left select arrow on the from of the machine for the left player is currently not working, so if you go down there you should probably play on the right side, unless this isn't a big deal for you.  

 
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on: May 26, 2010, 11:27:18 PM  Top
Started by Gosha, Message by stale2000
Relevance: 13.8%
"That, and what's the point of buying new versions when you could just download all the songs on "pump it up pro 3" or whatever.

(protip: roxor only added that functionality to in the groove because konami acquired the entire itg game from them. if that hadn't happened, there would not have been an "r21")"



sigh....   I guess I'll just have to do this the hard way then.  (and by hard way I mean find a pump machine that nobody uses and convince the arcade to let me put openITG on it...)  
 
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on: May 26, 2010, 11:20:51 PM  Top
Started by Gosha, Message by Davyn
Relevance: 13.8%
That, and what's the point of buying new versions when you could just download all the songs on "pump it up pro 3" or whatever.

(protip: roxor only added that functionality to in the groove because konami acquired the entire itg game from them. if that hadn't happened, there would not have been an "r21")
 
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on: March 26, 2010, 01:01:13 PM  Top
Started by Gosha, Message by Yack-Town OG
Relevance: 9.9%
Power Play is pleased to announce that we will be hosting The Exclusive Pump It Up Pro 2 Release party!

We would like to thank the dedicated programming team at Fun In Motion for all thier hard work and support to bring this oppertunity to Power Play and the local players community!

We will be posting the details on this forum in the days to come for the Release Party Invitation and RSVP instructions.  Space will be limited for the party! 

Thank you Chris D., BlueSS and Laura Chick in advance for your help with the event to come!

Keep checking in, hope to have it all together shortly!
 
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on: March 19, 2010, 11:26:54 PM  Top
Started by Gosha, Message by KevinDDR
Relevance: 9.6%
So I went in today and asked 4 different staff people about the location test and none of them had any clue what I was talking about, much less what Pump It Up Pro even was. Poor show, Power Play, poor show.

Anyway the machine works well and I got a 95.xx on Summer CZ so that is cool.
 
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on: November 03, 2009, 01:49:11 AM  Top
Started by Gosha, Message by Happy Redneck
Relevance: 1%
Went here a few hours ago. Pump It Up is great but I think the pads are too close to the screen. But this place seems cool to hang out at
 
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on: October 26, 2009, 12:42:44 AM  Top
Started by Gosha, Message by Keby
Relevance: 0.6%
Oh, well if you got away with athletic shorts, then nevermind!!!! Cheesy
I'll hit this place up on thursday afternoon then. I want to play Pump Pro soooooooo bad!
 
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on: October 25, 2009, 10:54:55 PM  Top
Started by Gosha, Message by nekura
Relevance: 0.5%
So, as it turns out, they've already registered for the website and are getting all of the new content sent to them. The manager was very nice and told me that he would be happy to install the patch, but he wants to do everything directly through Andamiro without our involvement because apparently the machine came with a warranty which involves free parts for a year that he's concerned about voiding. Rather than be a douche and go on about how I know people involved in making this game and therefore it wouldn't really be a risk for him, I thanked him for his help and was just astonished that there's a WARRANTY that includes FREE PARTS FOR A YEAR. Really? Sensors are EXPENSIVE; that's so useful!
Wow, that's awesome AND unexpected on all fronts. Hopefully it'll be up to date when I come back from vacation!

Keby, as I said earlier the dress code isn't really enforced, at least early in the day. Dress shirts definitely aren't required, and it seems like you can get away with athletic shorts as well. I've already gone both yesterday and today and plan to keep that up (with the exception of this coming weekend, since I'm going on a birthday vacation of sorts in California) until I feel comfortable with Pump, then I'm gonna alternate between Acme and here.
 
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on: October 24, 2009, 08:03:02 PM  Top
Started by Gosha, Message by nekura
Relevance: 0.4%
We haven't unlocked everything.  We've entered the 5 codes we could find using our phones (4 songs plus the Warp8XM course), but those came from piu-pro.com, which indicated these were 5 of at least 11 unlocks (I believe every code is available now, I just haven't looked deeply enough).

Found 'em!. Apparently we're still missing one, but I'm not sure for what. Also, looks like VvV was unlocked via a revision patch, but who cares since that song sucks.
 
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on: October 24, 2009, 11:35:05 AM  Top
Started by Gosha, Message by ancsik
Relevance: 0.4%
So, they have a brand new Pump Pro. It's a dollar per play, unless you do the deal where you put lots of money on the card, and then it comes out to something like 66 cents per play. Three songs. I have to say, I don't think this place is going to end up being a complete shithole. The staff seemed VERY attentive and legitimately interested in machine condition... I played a game of Air Hockey with Tony and some of the shots I got in on him didn't register. We told the staff and they said they already knew and were planning on fixing it!

To elaborate, we told them we were having issues with one of the tables, and they told us (correctly) which table it was and said they were going to get it fixed as soon as possible.  The guy we told that to was behind the ticket counter, so he could have been a tech making himself useful when nothing was having huge amounts of trouble or he could have been some regular staff member who just works the ticket counter; either way, it's good that there was someone easily found who paid attention to what was going on.

As for the dress code, until they go 21+, they seem relatively lax; lots of families were there, and while I didn't see anyone I thought was breaking the rules, it's just hard to enforce rules like that when kids are involved.  There was someone watching the door pretty closely, but I had no problems in a t-shirt and cargo shorts like I normally wear to arcades.

Until they go 21+, you can't bring drinks over from Lucky Strike's bar, so it does feel more like a standalone arcade than an extension of LS (you can go between the two without leaving, but only through a small opening all the way up front, so they do feel pretty separate); I have a feeling they're going to ease up during the day and play up the lounge feel once minors are gone.

The low game density could go in one of two ways.  Either they did that to keep lots of gathering space available or they want to feel out what's successful and augment the selection as they know more.  For the latter, you do have to note that this kind of arcade is rare (GW being the only current competition for the PP model, and they still seem to be more arcade-with-drinks than lounge-with-games, so it's not a perfect match), so it would be smart to see what your clientele tends towards before filling the place with very expensive hardware.
 
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on: October 23, 2009, 11:53:51 PM  Top
Started by Gosha, Message by Laura
Relevance: 0.3%
So, they have a brand new Pump Pro. It's a dollar per play, unless you do the deal where you put lots of money on the card, and then it comes out to something like 66 cents per play. Three songs. I have to say, I don't think this place is going to end up being a complete shithole. The staff seemed VERY attentive and legitimately interested in machine condition... I played a game of Air Hockey with Tony and some of the shots I got in on him didn't register. We told the staff and they said they already knew and were planning on fixing it!

My only real complaint about the place is that, for as much space the building had, there weren't actually that many games. It's nice to not have the noise of the machine next to you overpowering what you're playing, but I felt like there was definitely room for, say, another dance game. Wink All and all, I would say that this is a great location if you want to play Pump, and may become one of my regular dance game haunts, as I happen to live three blocks from it. However, if you had to drive to get there, it might not be as totally freaking awesome, since there aren't that many games that would appeal to people on these forums - pretty much just Pump Pro and Air Hockey (and by the way, that was the nicest Air Hockey machine I've ever played on. EVER.) It gets a 4 for now. This could easily go down if they don't fulfill promises to keep their stuff up to date, but it could also easily go up if they prove to be exceptional in the service department.
 
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on: October 23, 2009, 12:11:23 PM  Top
Started by Gosha, Message by ancsik
Relevance: 0.3%
not even well known franchises like DDR

The general strategy seems to be that everything is brand new.  DDRX or Pump Pro would be possible under that constraint; other music games can't be bought new straight from a non-niche distributor in the US.  I have my doubts about any dance games showing up here; admittedly I sweat a lot more than most players, but players do sweat after playing a few sets, which is probably not in line with the image they're trying to give off at this place.  It's a tough call between lowered inhibitions from drinking + DDR = money and DDR = sweaty people != lounge image.

I guess discussing this doesn't matter since they're open today.  We'll be there in the early evening to check it out.  If they let me in.
 
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