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GR2: Photos Game Over Art Exhibition and Game Night

Game Over and Game Night proved to be a fun combination at GR2. It’s where Game art, meets games and gamers! We have to thank Kyoto Wild, The Pack, and Scratch Race!

Thanks AngryBananas.comDESTRUCTOID & Meat Bun

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GR2: 5/3/14 7:30-10pm GAME NIGHT: OMORI by OMOCAT

omocat!

Game Night Featuring OMORI by Omocat

Sat May 4th, 2014 7:30-10pm

Giant Robot, Angry Bananas, Destructoid, and Meatbun present: Omori.

Omocat is quickly gaining momentum. From her gif animations, T Shirts, animation, and forward thinking style, she’s put those efforts into a new game, OMORI. We’ll be projecting her efforts outdoors and will have playable stations inside of GR2.

OMORI is a surreal psychological horror RPGmaker game. You must travel between two worlds, both welcoming, both concealing the same secrets. Meet new (old) people, fight new (old) enemies, explore your own memories, and uncover some hidden truths along the way (although you wish you hadn’t.) When the time comes, you can only choose one. Which world is more real? You decide, I guess.”

Come join us at GR2 on Sat May 4th 7:30-10pm. Free as always. We’ll also have some Omocat merchandise.



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GR2: Sat 3/22/14 7-10pm Game Night – Earth Defense Force 2025

Giant Robot 2 March 22, 2014 – Saturday 7-10pm
Play Earth Defense Force 2025. Free giveaways, game codes and pizza! Yes it’s at GR2. Enjoy the third person shooting game and save the Earth! Free and all are welcome. For any information: [email protected] or ring us at 310.445.9276



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GR2: 9/21 7-10pm Game Night 16 – Wayforward Shantae Virt

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Game Night 16

Featuring our friends: Wayforward

September 21, 2013 7-10pm

GR2 – 2062 Sawtelle Blvd LA, CA 90025 www.gr2.net 310 445 9276

The WayForward team has teamed up with Giant Robot to have a super awesome Shantae party (and Patty Wagon will be there too)! Virt will be making all your favorite funny noises and anyone who attends will be able to play Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse and Mighty Switch Force! 2.  The Shantae: Half-Genie Hero trailer will be playing all night and who knows what else we can pull out of our pirate hats ;)  It’s a week from today (Saturday, Sept. 21) so if you’re local, come on over! If you aren’t, come over anyways!

For any information:

Eric Nakamura
Giant Robot Owner/Publisher
[email protected]
(310) 445-9276



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GR2: Game Night 15 Photos



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GR2: Game Night 14 Hyperkin Special!

Photos from Game Night 14. Special thanks to Hyperkin for making it all happen. Watch for the upcoming Retron and get your Supaboy soon. Also the Oculus is quite cool. See photos of people tripping out on Sky Rim in the round. An amazing and fun night on Sawtelle, complete with the raffle of two Supaboy units! See you soon at the next Game Night.

 

The first photo in the set is a panoramic! Click on it to check out the street!

 



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GR Presents: May 18th Game Night 14 featuring Hyperkin Retron 5 and Supaboy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Game Night 14

Featuring Retron 5 and Supaboy by Hyperkin

May 18 6:30-10pm

GR2 – 2062 Sawtelle Blvd LA, CA 90025 www.gr2.net 310 445 9276

Scheduled are two Retron 5 consoles which as of this date has not been released along with 10 Supaboy handheld consoles. We’ll also be giving away 2 Supaboys and customized buttons. We’ll also be an official LA Streetpass event so bring your DS!

Hyperkin

Since its inception Hyperkin® has rapidly established a reputation for developing innovative, reliable and cost-friendly video game peripherals. Hyperkin® designs, manufactures and distributes a wide variety of accessories for every major platform including; Nintendo® Wii™, Sony® PlayStation® 3, Microsoft® Xbox® 360, Nintendo® DSi®XL, Sony® PSP™ as well as an extensive catalog of peripherals for classic platforms like NES, SNES, GameBoy™, SEGA® Genesis™, Saturn™ and Dreamcast™.

For any information:

Eric Nakamura
Giant Robot Owner/Publisher
[email protected]
(310) 445-9276



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Save the Children

Giant Robot may be part of the problem, with Game Nights and our annual Game Over art show, but it looks like video game addiction is getting serious in Hong Kong. The South China Morning Post reports on the efforts of social workers, and their plea for financial assistance to help  the “hidden youth” escape the vortex of their computer monitors and walk freely in the sun, under blue skies free of pixels.

“It is most important to engage these youths… We need more funding support. It is rather labour intensive [to reach out to these youths].

“If we just contact them by e-mail, they still sit in front of the computers.”

New tactics must be devised in the war against video game addiction. Please email your suggestions to the Hong Kong Social Welfare Department.

In the wake of Game Developers Conference (GDC) and Wondercon lets all have a moment of silence for the fallen children who are the unwitting victims of the pestilence that is video game addiction.  And let this be a reminder that sometimes it’s a good to step outside and connect with the real world (as long as you can still get wifi).



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Game Night 13! Photos

Hotline Miami and Tuning, two games by Cactus Soderstrom at GR2! Fun times and if you missed the raffle… geez. Great items, .50 a ticket. You probably would have won! Thanks to Meatbun, Angry Bananas and Attract Mode!



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GR2: 12/15 Sat 6:30-10pm – Game Night 12 – Spelunky, Castle in the Darkness, BaraBariBall

 

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Game Night 12 – Spelunky, Castle in the Darkness, BarBariBall
Saturday, December 15th 2012, 6:30 – 10:00 p.m.
Giant Robot 2
2062 Sawtelle Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90025
gr2.net (310) 445-9276

In conjunction with Meat Bun Apparel, Angry Bananas, and Giant Robot, we are proud to host Game Night 11, an event that takes place at GR2 about every two months. This episode of Game Night will feature two indie games. From the creators themselves, here’s a capsule description!

Three games, including an appearance by Spelunky creator Derek Yu . We’ll also have his figures!

The Games: Spelunky, Castle in the Darkness, BarBariBall

 

Giant Robot was born as a Los Angeles-based publication about Asian, Asian-American, and new hybrid culture in 1994, but has evolved into a full-service pop culture provider with shops and galleries in Los Angeles.

Game Night 12 will take place on Saturday, December 15th 2012, 6:30 – 10:00 p.m.

For more information about Game Night, GR2, or Giant Robot magazine, please contact:

Eric Nakamura
Giant Robot Owner/Publisher
[email protected]
(310) 479-7311



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GR2: 12/1 Sat Zoneplex Board Game Release Party and Game Night

 

Giant Robot – Angry Bananas – Attractmode – Mysterian Games – Meat Bun Presents

Zoneplex – a board game! 

Created by gamers, Shelby Cinca and Niklas Akerblad is a game that’s part of the new movement of analog board games which are back. Instead of the typical Monopoly, Risk, etc, a new generation of board games are emerging and Zoneplex is one of them. If analog gaming isn’t your cup of tea, then don’t despair. Also featured will be digital games created by the same developers.

Saturday December 1, 2012

6:30-10pm

GR2

2062 Sawtelle Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90025

http://gr2.net/

For more information about Shelby Cinca, GR2, or anything else:
Eric Nakamura
Giant Robot Owner/Publisher
[email protected]
(310) 445 9276



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Game Night 11 Photos

We want to thank all of the attendees and participants. Game Night 11 was a great one. The games featured, Walker, I Want to be the Guy Gaiden, Astroduel and Bloop were all fun in their own ways. We even had a raffle!



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Game Night 11: Two New Meatbun Shirts Debut

Just in time for Game Night 11, tonight are two Meatbun shirts created ahead of schedule. You can only get them at GR2.



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Game Night 11 GR2 Saturday October 20th 7-10pm Additions: Astro Duel, Bloop, One Million Hit Points

Just added to Game Night 11. GR2 Saturday October 20th 7-10pm

iPad games: Astro Duel, Bloop and a viewing of One Million Hit Points. 

We’ll also be premiering the latest episode of One Million Hit Points, a new webshow dedicated to video game culture in California.



Astro Duel
Astro Duel is a competitive astroid-style four player space arena for iPad. Inspired from endless nights of Super Bomberman, rounds are quick and death is sudden. Each player’s ship is controlled wirelessly with an iPhone or iPod touch. Arm your ship with 7 different power ups including missiles, lasers and auto-turrets. Varied arena bring a host of hiding places and hazards like death beams and black holes. Blow up your friends, rinse, repeat.


Bloop
Bloop is a fast, frantic touch game for iPad designed by Rusty Moyher. Two, three, or four players compete to tap the most tiles…at the same time! Easy at first, but soon the tiles shrink and hands collide. Each color plays a unique BLOOP sound, showing your symphonic success or dissonant disaster. As players push their way to victory, this onomatopoeic adventure becomes a hilarious party game.



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Game Night 11 GR2 Saturday October 20th 7-10pm Walker and I Wanna Be The Guy Gaiden

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Game Night 11 at Giant Robot 2

Game Night 11 – I Wanna Be The Guy Gaiden and Walker
Saturday, October 20th 2012, 6:30 – 10:00 p.m.
Giant Robot 2
2062 Sawtelle Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90025
gr2.net (310) 445-9276

In conjunction with Meat Bun Apparel, Angry Bananas, and Giant Robot, we are proud to host Game Night 11, an event that takes place at GR2 about every two months. This episode of Game Night will feature two indie games. From the creators themselves, here’s a capsule description!

 

I Wanna Be The Guy Gaiden by Michael “Kayin” O’Reilly

I Wanna Be The Guy: Gaiden is the sequel to most difficult game sensation I Wanna Be The Guy. A platformer that takes sprites from games of your childhood memories – and you may not have seen this one coming – kills you with them.

And Walker By Blake Fix

An impressively large platformer with beautiful sprite art, a whimsical sense of humour and a single-button control system. Playing as the titular Walker, you embark on a grand quest to… walk somewhere, in a mostly forwards/rightwards direction! And jump on stuff!

 

Giant Robot was born as a Los Angeles-based publication about Asian, Asian-American, and new hybrid culture in 1994, but has evolved into a full-service pop culture provider with shops and galleries in Los Angeles.

Game Night 11 will take place on Saturday, October 20th 2012, 6:30 – 10:00 p.m.

For more information about Game Night, GR2, or Giant Robot magazine, please contact:

Eric Nakamura
Giant Robot Owner/Publisher
[email protected]
(310) 479-7311



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Game Night Streaming Now

Yes Game Night at GR2.



Live video from your Android device on Ustream



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Giant Robot – Game Night 10 June 16th Sat 6:30 – 10pm

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Game Night 10 at Giant Robot 2

Game Night 10 – Glorkbot’s Mini-Adventure, Tri-Tri-Triobelisk, Samurai Gunn
Saturday, June 16 2012, 6:30 – 10:00 p.m.
Giant Robot 2
2062 Sawtelle Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90025
gr2.net (310) 445-9276

In conjunction with the Attract Mode, Meat Bun Apparel and Angry Bananas, Giant Robot is proud to host Game Night 10, an event that takes place at GR2 about every two months. For this tenth installment, we are teaming up with James Kochalka and Pixel Jam’s long awaited title, alongside Shelby Cinca and Erik Svedäng’s iPad game, Tri-Tri-Triobelisk, and Beau Blyth’s Samurai Gunn.

We will set up game stations both indoors and outdoors and in person will be Shelby Cinca and Beau Blyth. Also playable with be Cinca and Sean Chao’s Yeren board game and Beau Blyth and Jeni Yang’s Catburger.

Game Night 10 is taking place during the Game Over Exhibition, so it’s a great chance to see video game inspired art alongside playable games.

Giant Robot was born as a Los Angeles-based publication about Asian, Asian-American, and new hybrid culture in 1994, but has evolved into a full-service pop culture provider with shops and galleries in Los Angeles.

Game Night 10 will take place on Saturday, June 16th 2012, 6:30 – 10:00 p.m.

For more information about Game Night, GR2, or Giant Robot magazine, please contact:

Eric Nakamura
Giant Robot Owner/Publisher
[email protected]
(310) 479-7311



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Giant Robot Game Night 9 Photos: Abobo’s + Dustforce

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We’ll be Streaming Game Night!

If you want to get to the Ustream page, it’s here. 7-10pm pst.

Live broadcasting by Ustream

 



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GR2 March 24 7-10p Sat – Game Night 9 – Abobo’s Big Adventure + Dustforce

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Game Night 9 at Giant Robot 2

Game Night 9 – I-Mockery’s Abobo’s Big Adventure and Hitbox Team’s Dustforce
Saturday, March 24 2012, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Giant Robot 2
2062 Sawtelle Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90025
gr2.net (310) 445-9276

In conjunction with the Attract Mode, Meat Bun apparel, Angry Bananas, and LA Game Space, Giant Robot is proud to host Game Night 9, an event that takes place at GR2 about every two months. For this eighth installment, we are featuring two games: Abobo’s Big Adventure and Hitbox Team’s Dustforce.

Abobo’s Big Adventure features hardcore 8 Bit action and Dustforce is a beautiful yet challenging platform. Games are free and fun to play. Also bring your Nintendo 3DS for StreetPass action.

Giant Robot was born as a Los Angeles-based publication about Asian, Asian-American, and new hybrid culture in 1994, but has evolved into a full-service pop culture provider with shops and galleries in Los Angeles.

Game Night 9 will take place on Saturday, March 24th 2012, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

For more information about Game Night, GR2, or Giant Robot magazine, please contact:

Eric Nakamura
Giant Robot Owner/Publisher
[email protected]
(310) 479-7311



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