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Omegathon 2006 Speculation Thread

Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
edited January 2006 in PAX Archive
So, what games are you hoping to see in the Omegathon this year? I think it'd be a crime not to have a round of Guitar Hero. Something nobody expects like whoever can climb the tower in Shadow of the Colossus the fastest would be cool too.

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  • GaminGamin Brockport, NYRegistered User regular
    edited January 2006
    I think it would be really awesome if they could land some unreleased game. Nintendo has to have some great multiplayer game up their sleeves for the Rev launch. Give everyone a Rev controller for the first time, playing a game they have never played, and see what happens.

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  • Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited January 2006
    That would be unbelievable

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  • QorzmQorzm Registered User regular
    edited January 2006
    Super Smash Bros. Melee

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  • Robert KhooRobert Khoo Registered User, Administrator, ClubPA, Penny Arcade Staff, PAX Staff staff
    edited January 2006
    doo dee doot doot

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  • AneurysmAneurysm Registered User
    edited January 2006
    I'm mainly wondering about what the last game would be. Perhaps PacMan? Or for a more PvP feel, old school Mario Bros? I mean what the next logical step after Combat?

    As for the competition leading up to the final round, I'd like to see a deathmatch played out in a couple of those virtual spheres (provided they have a more developed FPS for it this time around). I second the motion for a Guitar Hero round.

    Other than that I think Diceland should be replaced with something a little more rousing. Perhaps a game of Lunch Money?

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  • flatrabbitflatrabbit King of Toast That place, over there.Registered User regular
    edited January 2006
    Guitar Hero, nuff said.

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  • DocDoc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2006
    flatrabbit wrote:
    Guitar Hero, nuff said.

    I doubt it. I'd imagine they want the whole competiton to be easily accessible. If you look at the games they've done so far, they are by and large games that any gamer could pick up and play right away. Guitar Hero has a learning curve that does not lend itself well to this type of competition.

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  • Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited January 2006
    Doc wrote:
    flatrabbit wrote:
    Guitar Hero, nuff said.

    I doubt it. I'd imagine they want the whole competiton to be easily accessible. If you look at the games they've done so far, they are by and large games that any gamer could pick up and play right away. Guitar Hero has a learning curve that does not lend itself well to this type of competition.

    I suppose you're right. Karaoke Revolution seemed like a great idea last year, but I don't think it worked out very well.

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  • l_gl_g Registered User regular
    edited January 2006
    PaleZer0 wrote:
    I think it would be really awesome if they could land some unreleased game. Nintendo has to have some great multiplayer game up their sleeves for the Rev launch. Give everyone a Rev controller for the first time, playing a game they have never played, and see what happens.

    Someone from the 80's just called... something about a Wizard and Super Mario Bros. 3.

    ...not that it wouldn't be cool to be done in real life.

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  • YoshuaYoshua Registered User regular
    edited January 2006
    I think the last game is going to be something considered significant to the gaming genre. First year was Pong, undeniably one of the more important games made. Second year was combat, probably the best game ever on the 2600.

    Well we can guess at what it will be this year, should be fun. We know it will be something competitive for two players and a title that was important to gaming. They also seem to like the retro games, but maybe this year something a little more modern to keep us guessing.

    My guess would be Karate Champ (assuming they can lay hands on it and work some magic to display it on the big screen). This game is pretty much the grand daddy of today's fighting games.

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  • l_gl_g Registered User regular
    edited January 2006
    Yoshua wrote:
    I think the last game is going to be something considered significant to the gaming genre. First year was Pong, undeniably one of the more important games made. Second year was combat, probably the best game ever on the 2600.

    Well we can guess at what it will be this year, should be fun. We know it will be something competitive for two players and a title that was important to gaming. They also seem to like the retro games, but maybe this year something a little more modern to keep us guessing.

    My guess would be Karate Champ (assuming they can lay hands on it and work some magic to display it on the big screen). This game is pretty much the grand daddy of today's fighting games.

    Either global thermonuclear war or tic-tac-toe.

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  • flatrabbitflatrabbit King of Toast That place, over there.Registered User regular
    edited January 2006
    Doc wrote:
    I doubt it. I'd imagine they want the whole competiton to be easily accessible. If you look at the games they've done so far, they are by and large games that any gamer could pick up and play right away. Guitar Hero has a learning curve that does not lend itself well to this type of competition.
    I disagree, I've never played GH before in my life and i was able to pick it up last weekend and play pretty proficiently, It's not like I expect to get people on expert, easy or medium would suffice.
    Raiden333 wrote:
    I suppose you're right. Karaoke Revolution seemed like a great idea last year, but I don't think it worked out very well.
    I also disagree here as I think that next to the final omegathon round Karaoke turned out pretty well, not only was it something that was challenging it really allowed the crowed to become a part of the experience.

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  • Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited January 2006
    I agree about the crowd experience, but when the round is won because one person hit 1 note and the other person hit 0, it's not the right game for the competition.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2006
    doo dee doot doot

    This is code, guys. Code. What you have here is not only the name of the final game of the Omegathon, but of the order in which pre-regs will get into the grand games. I have set my crack team of Cryptologists to look into this post, and I suggest you do the same. Your participation in The Omegathon hang in the balance.

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  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    edited January 2006
    While Guitar Hero would be an entertaining event, from a crowd perspective, I kinda hope they end up going with something... cheaper. Financially. 'Cause whatever the game selections are, any Omeganauts are gonna have to practice to stand any reasonable chance. And it seems rather unsporting to require dropping eighty bucks for all necessary gear. You know?

    Edit: Also, I think Tetris would make an entertaining final round. Then again, that's what I hedged my bets on last year, and then got my ass handed to me in Combat. I'm not so good at the predicting game.

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  • degreesplatinumdegreesplatinum Registered User regular
    edited January 2006
    Why not Donkey Konga?

    They're very easy to learn as well as play, not to mention FUN!

    Put four guys/gals with a bongo each and see how entertaining it is.

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  • eelektrikeelektrik Registered User regular
    edited January 2006
    Geometry Wars seriously needs to be represented in some form at PAX, whether as a general tournament or part of the Omegathon...

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  • QuizMasterQuizMaster Registered User regular
    edited January 2006
    l_g wrote:
    PaleZer0 wrote:
    I think it would be really awesome if they could land some unreleased game. Nintendo has to have some great multiplayer game up their sleeves for the Rev launch. Give everyone a Rev controller for the first time, playing a game they have never played, and see what happens.

    Someone from the 80's just called... something about a Wizard and Super Mario Bros. 3.

    ...not that it wouldn't be cool to be done in real life.

    Especially if they hired somebody to be like that Power Glove guy. Oh! Or if Fred Savage showed up.

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  • LegacyLegacy SCP Of The Digital Frontier The Grid(Seattle)Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2006
    While Guitar Hero would be an entertaining event, from a crowd perspective, I kinda hope they end up going with something... cheaper. Financially. 'Cause whatever the game selections are, any Omeganauts are gonna have to practice to stand any reasonable chance. And it seems rather unsporting to require dropping eighty bucks for all necessary gear. You know?

    Edit: Also, I think Tetris would make an entertaining final round. Then again, that's what I hedged my bets on last year, and then got my ass handed to me in Combat. I'm not so good at the predicting game.

    Um...it's not like Guitar Hero won't be available to play at the Freeplay Console area. And I know I'm bringing my copy with me...

    If anything, they should have some kind of tournament for it...

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  • futilityfutility Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2006
    doo dee doot doot

    omg you know what it is don't you

    but how?!?

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  • LegacyLegacy SCP Of The Digital Frontier The Grid(Seattle)Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2006
    futility wrote:
    doo dee doot doot

    omg you know what it is don't you

    but how?!?

    zomg hax

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  • GaminGamin Brockport, NYRegistered User regular
    edited January 2006
    Raiden333 wrote:
    I agree about the crowd experience, but when the round is won because one person hit 1 note and the other person hit 0, it's not the right game for the competition.
    Coming from someone who was in it last year, sadly only for 2 rounds, much of the Omegathon had this risky feel. The winner needed a lot of luck to go along with his skill. An example from my experience. The Mario Kart round was only going to be one race. My partner and I took first in a practice race. Heading to the finish line of the final lap of the actual race, we were in second, got fireballed or something before the last jump, it put us out of control, we fell, and took eighth.

    Now, my partner was upset by the whole thing. It didn't bother me that much. It was an awesome experience, and the nature of the tournament and the way I went out was fitting.

    Think about it, had I made it to the karaoke round, I could have easily made it farther if I got paired with one of the not so high scorers, and I would have got my ass kicked if I got paired with one of the high scorers.

    The other round I actually participated in, Diceland, is all about chance too. We started out with 4 tables. The losers of each of the 4 tables played another game, and the 2 lowest scores of that game got eliminated. I couldn't get anything going in my first game and came in last by a HUGE margin. In the second game, I used the same "army" and every die I through landed on its best side, thus allowing me to win by a huge margin and move on.


    tl;dr version:
    I think the Omegathon is about throwing the contestants in crazy situations and see how their natural gaming skill and luck can carry them through. Thats why I think games that they may not have played before, or games that have a lot of luck involved, are the best games to include.

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  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2006
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  • Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited January 2006
    The Geek wrote:
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    With a trackball

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  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha Registered User
    edited January 2006
    doo dee doot doot

    8-bit or earlier likely. Khoo, If your going to use another atari. Use an atari flashback 2 with a cartrige port. Its nice to finally get away from the olden RF box. As well as it works great with genesis pads. Its not origional, but it won't kill your hands.

    If only they would pick change air blade as the final omegathon game. (mame rom)

    My bets is that atari will still be on the final omegathon round. Or maybe, pong again.

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  • QuizMasterQuizMaster Registered User regular
    edited January 2006
    When the game is revealed, I bet a dozen of us will turn to Khoo and say in unison "Ohhhhhh! doo dee doot doot!"

    It'd be nice to see some Dr. Mario action.

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  • Puerto RockPuerto Rock Registered User
    edited January 2006
    Simon?

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  • AneurysmAneurysm Registered User
    edited January 2006
    Nah, Simon isn't a video game.

    I think doo dee doot doot are the first four notes of the theme to Tetris (I know it comes with three songs, but you know the one I'm talking about). I can imagine the unbearably tense final round action now...

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  • LegacyLegacy SCP Of The Digital Frontier The Grid(Seattle)Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2006
    Aneurysm wrote:
    Nah, Simon isn't video game. I think doo dee doot doot are the first four notes of the theme to Tetris (I know it comes with three songs, but you know the one I'm talking about). I mean that would just be awesome final round action.

    Only if they both were good at it. If they both sucked at it(or one was much better than the other), it'd be boring as hell.

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  • ctishmanctishman Registered User
    edited January 2006
    Raiden333 wrote:
    Karaoke Revolution seemed like a great idea last year, but I don't think it worked out very well.

    Blasphemy. It was beautiful and in my opinion the best experience of the whole expo. Song is a trainable skill just like any other. Sure, some have a natural gift that makes it easier, but that applies to anything that involves the human body. PC/console gaming's reflex, pen-and-paper strategy.

    I think that given some heads-up this time so they could beat their voices into shape, the event could be even more awesome.

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  • LegacyLegacy SCP Of The Digital Frontier The Grid(Seattle)Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2006
    ctishman wrote:
    Raiden333 wrote:
    Karaoke Revolution seemed like a great idea last year, but I don't think it worked out very well.

    Blasphemy. It was beautiful and in my opinion the best experience of the whole expo. Song is a trainable skill just like any other. Sure, some have a natural gift that makes it easier, but that applies to anything that involves the human body. PC/console gaming's reflex, pen-and-paper strategy.

    I think that given some heads-up this time so they could beat their voices into shape, the event could be even more awesome.

    I thought it was great as well. Especially the intro to it.

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  • flatrabbitflatrabbit King of Toast That place, over there.Registered User regular
    edited January 2006
    Legacy wrote:
    I thought it was great as well. Especially the intro to it.
    Yes, Yes and ummm...yes. I was witness to Kara and Tycho warming up, and it blew me away. Probably one of the best parts of the whole event for me.

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  • Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited January 2006
    Agreed there. The warmup round was pure awesome.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2006
    I'll tell you what they need to do, they need to finish the whole thing like the fucking wizard.

    You get 10 minutes to play Super Mario Brothers 3, and the person with the most points at the end of the game, wins the motherfucking prize.

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  • ArthArth Registered User regular
    edited January 2006
    I'll tell you what they need to do, they need to finish the whole thing like the fucking wizard.

    You get 10 minutes to play Super Mario Brothers 3, and the person with the most points at the end of the game, wins the motherfucking prize.

    First though, you're hit on the head so you suffer amnesia, and can get the warp whistle the proper way. By magically knowing about it before the game was ever released or shown to the public.

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    edited January 2006
    I'll tell you what they need to do, they need to finish the whole thing like the fucking wizard.

    You get 10 minutes to play Super Mario Brothers 3, and the person with the most points at the end of the game, wins the motherfucking prize.

    We did something similar to that for the final round of our most recent Video Armageddon game tournament.

    The two finalists played SMB3 at the same time. The first person to defeat World 1 was the winner. OR The first person to die once was the loser.

    It was fun, they had to go kinda fast but be careful at the same time.

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