Gamers House Week 6: It’s Go-Kart Time!

Happy Monday Players! We are 2 episodes away from crowning the Video Game Champion! Today’s challenge will put the Players in the driver’s seat of their own destinies. We are having an old fashion derby dash! Players will be provided with our state of the art go karts and will race to the finish line. The course us in Mushroom Kingdom so this challenge will be on location! Pack your bags!

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Peach: Snake, I need you to find out more information about tomorrow’s challenge. We are 2 weeks away from the finale and we need to have an edge as there will be multiple eliminations this week.

Snake: *Rustles in the bushes*

Peach: Also, make sure you are prepared. I have a feeling that we will need to be on teams for this challenge and you’re my teammate.

 

Challenge Day:

**Cue The Host**

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“Good morning Players! In today’s challenge you will utilize your team work, accuracy and driving skills, but there’s a problem. We only have 5 cars. This means you will pair up and take turns driving. What will the passenger do you ask? That’s simple, the passenger will try and detour (see what I did there) the competition using state of the art obstacles. It’s a good ole fashioned Mario Kart event! Take a moment and select your teams.”

Here are the Teams:

Bowser & Spyro
Lightning & Zelda
Marcus & Sonya
Peach & Snake
Jensen & Peppy

Now for the challenge. When Shy Guy waves his flag, run to the garage, select your vehicle and race to checkpoint#1. At this checkpoint, please grab 1 bag per team. These bags will contain all of your items that can be used during the race. Supply management will be essential here as the Players will only be able to use the items in the bag 1 time. I’m sending you down to Luna and Lakitu for the play by play!

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Luna: “Thank you Professor! Lakitu and I are making sure we have the best footage for today’s episode so a dashboard camera has been placed in each of the Players vehicles. We also have out own Nimbus cloud to fly over the action and catch all of the details! The Players are just about ready to begin so let’s get rolling.

** Cue Shy Guy**

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Players are you ready?…. Set….. Go!

 

Luna: “ And we’re off! Lightning and Zelda take a slight lead with their petal to the metal. The Players will need to swap at the half-way checkpoint. Our drivers for the first leg are Zelda, Bowser, Sonya, Peach and Jensen which leaves our passengers as Spyro, Lightning, Marcus, Snake and Peppy. Lightning throws the first punch by hitting all competitors with the Lightning Bolt shock giving her and partner Zelda a lead.

The plan was a little flawed as 3 teams through their blue shells to hit the team and slow them down with the rest of the pack. Spyro and Bowser use the strong arm tactics to swerve Marcus and Sonya off of the road. It wasn’t as easy as Bowser thought, but eventually the 2 went spinning as if they’d ran over a banana.

Jensen and Peppy are very skilled in avoiding the accidents on the road but Peppy refuses to throw any items at his competitor. We drop beside the car to talk to Peppy and this is what he had to say..

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Luna: Hey Peppy, why aren’t you attacking the other competitors?

Peppy: This is Peppy. All Systems go!

Luna: Yes, well we are getting to the end of the competition, don’t you want to win?

Peppy: It’s quiet… too quiet… be careful, it’s a trap

Luna: Okayyy??? Peppy do you want to win?

Peppy: Don’t go too fast Falco!

 

Welp, there you have it. Peppy is in for a cruisin but not for a bruisin. I’d say Jensen and Peppy have a slim chance here. Jensen is driving expertly but we are almost at the checkpoint where our Players will switch positions.

 

We are approaching the checkpoint where the competitors will now switch positions. Our drivers are now Spyro, Lightning, Marcus, Snake and Peppy and the passengers are Zelda, Bowser, Sonya, Peach and Jensen. The team of Peach and Snake were first to switch, followed by Lightning & Zelda, Jensen & Peppy, Bowser & Spyro and Marcus & Sonya. During the transition, Bowser chucked a red shell at Lightning and Zelda spinning them out while Peach and Snake take a quick lead.

 

Peppy: I’m not too crazy about those guys.

 

The players are rounding the final curve when all of the items start to fly. Each team is hitting other teams to slow or disorient them but surprisingly, no one targets Peppy. Jensen is throwing out shells left and right with precise accuracy, but there are no return shots to their kart.

 

Peppy: Slippy’s not such a screw up after all!

 

Right Peppy, right. The final red shell is tossed to blast Marcus and Sonya off base and the winners are…. JENSEN AND PEPPY! Somehow that old hare was able to avoid being hit and drive to the finish. I guess we shouldn’t be surprised since he has decades of flying ships under his belt. The race order is:

  1. Jensen & Peppy
  2. Peach & Snake
  3. Lightning & Zelda
  4. Bowser & Spyro
  5. Marcus & Sonya

 

What a race! Now for the first of multiple eliminations this week. The Twitter vote will go up today and will last 24 hours. 1 TEAM will be eliminated on Wednesday. That’s right, we are eliminating an entire team. Check out the Twitter poll to vote to save your favorite team and this goes without saying but Jensen and Peppy are safe from THIS elimination. See you folks on Wednesday for the first elimination of the week!

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Gamers House Elimination Week 5!

Happy Friday Players! We have 2 more episodes left until we crown our Video Game Champion! This week, we embarked on a Team Dining episode where teams were chosen and the group had to make a dish grand enough to receive a vote from the Goombas and Malboros! After a great team selection, Team Sonya came out on top leaving all of Team Nemesis up for elimination. This week the voting was done all on Twitter to save your favorite characters. The bottom 2 going home are….

 

Shadow and Nemesis!

Thank you for joining this season of Gamers House and we hope to see you in the future. This leaves 10 Players left! With so many competitors left in the competition, next week we will have multiple eliminations during the week and multiple challenges after the Episode. Your votes will count like never before as we will have 3 elimination next week where at least 2 Players will be cut! Who will make it to the Final Four?

 

The contestants remaining are: Lightning, Peach, Snake, Zelda, Marcus Fenix, Sonya Blade, Bowser, Spyro, Jensen and Peppy!

 

As the competition comes to a close the elimination and episode posts will become smaller. Our Producers are taking the weekend off to prepare for the next stage of the competition. Two weeks from today, November 9th, a champion will be crowned. Tune in Monday for the next episode and enjoy your weekend!

Gamers House Week 4: Team Dining!

Welcome back to Gamers House! This past weekend was one of the more shocking eliminations where 4 heavy hitters were eliminated. Masterchief, Kratos, Aloy and Turok all turned off their consoles and exited the competition, orchestrated by a devious Princess Peach. What will happen this week?

** Cue The Host**

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Prof Oak: Well that was an interesting elimination. It seems like you are all playing to win at this point and I like it! This week our MVPs Nemesis and Sonya Blade will select teams to compete in a Diner Dash! Cooking games have been a craze since mobile gaming started entering the game. We pay homage to these games by designing a cooking challenge. Here’s how it will work:

  • Players will select teammates
  • Players will create signature dishes to serve
  • Players can only use ingredients that their team has won in an eating challenge!
  • Best Team Service wins!

 

This is going to be a challenge of eating, cooking and serving dishes to a hungry crowd or Goombas and Malboros. It’s going to be an old fashioned school yard pick. We flipped coins and Sonya won first pick.

Team Sonya

First picked was Zelda. Sonya then chose Jensen, Peach, Marcus Fenix and Bowser

 

Team Nemesis

First Pick was Spyro. Nemesis then chose Shadow, Lightning, Snake and was left with Peppy

 

Prof Oak: Luna, how did our captains do with the team selection?

 

Luna: The teams seem evenly matched. Zelda as #1 overall is a great pick since we can assume we will be using the Hyrule Castle Kitchen.  Peach and Bowser have played many cooking challenges due to the Mario Party Franchise so they should fair well. As for Marcus Fenix and Jensen, I’m not sure what culinary prowess they can add at the moment.

For Team Nemesis Spyro is a surprising choice until I think about him using his fire breathing to help steady the temperature of the food. Maybe Shadow was chosen to quickly grab ingredients and does Lightning cook? I can’t imagine seeing her in an apron. I would have to give the advantage to Team Sonya right off the back, however, there is the element of obtaining the ingredients.

 

Challenge Day:

We have our teams and now for the challenge. Teams will need to feed as many Goombas and Malboros as they can before time runs out. Then the diners will vote for the dish they like the best. The team who wins is safe from elimination and the team that loses will ALL be up for elimination. This week the elimination is completely up to the Twitter Instant Save. The 2 Players with the least number of votes will be eliminated.

Team Sonya came straight out the gate with the fire… literally. Bowser is in the kitchen lighting the ovens. Zelda showed everyone where the baking utensils are and is using her magic to help jump start the appliances. The team is going to be making a cake to feed to our hungry guests.

Team Nemesis after a rocky start seem to have some type of plan together. They will be making a steak and potatoes dish to serve to the guests. The first round of ingredients is up. Team Nemesis can STEAL the eggs needed for Team Sonya’s dish by beating them in an eating challenge. On the flip side Team Sonya can STEAL Team Nemesis potatoes for their savory dish.

The first team to eat 3 whole pies will get to Steal the other teams items and continue their cooking normally. Bowser and Nemesis are going head to head again to see who can eat the most pies, while the remaining cast watch in anticipation. After 10 minutes of chomping, chewing and stewing, Bowser becomes victorious and is able to steal the potatoes from Team Nemesis. Now they will have to come up with a different side item to compliment their Steak. There’s only 15 minutes left to cook so they better hurry.

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Spyro and Shadow are making a great team making sure the Steaks are cooked to the perfect temperature. Peppy comes up with a great idea to serve carrots and peas with the steak. Lightning grabs the old Hare and they both head to the garden to pick the vegetables fresh. Bowser and Peach are handling the baking of the cake. Peach tempers the dish while the big fella turns up the heat. It’s a perfect team duo. When the cake is perfectly cooked, Zelda and Sonya start icing and decorating the cake with garnishes.

 

It’s Time for Service!

Lightning and Peppy make it back in time with the vegetables. As Peppy is babbling, Lightning throws the carrots to shadow.

 

Lightning: “ Hey, Hedgehog. Prep and peel these carrots now!”

Shadow acknowledges and speeds around the kitchen making the carrots pristine.

Peppy: “ It’s up to you fox!”  Peppy yells while pointing at Spyro. A confused Spyro takes his lead and fires up the grill. The carrots are seasoned with a sweet glaze and cooked until they’re soft and ready for service.

 

On Team Sonya, Marcus and Jensen quickly prepare the plates for service. It all comes down to the wire but both teams created dishes to be served. All that’s left now is for the Goombas and Malboros to judge. The plates are distributed to our guests as they chomp down. Each guest has a Team Sonya ballot and a Team Nemesis ballot. After 10 minutes of eating, the diners cast their votes for the team with the best dish.

 

*Cue The Host*

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That was an intense match, but it’s now time to crown our winner. Remember, the winning team will ALL be safe for elimination, placing the losing team in danger of going home. The votes are tallied and our winning team is….. TEAM SONYA!

 

That means Nemesis, Peppy, Spyro, Shadow, Lightning and Snake. 2 Players will be eliminated this week and it’s completely up to Twitter!

There you have it. If you want to save one of the contestants from elimination, vote on the Twitter instant save poll starting Tomorrow at 10:30am EST! Tune in Friday to see who will be eliminated from Gamers House

Gamers House Week 3 Elimination!

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**Cue The Host**

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Professor do you ever change clothes?

Welcome back to Purge week on Gamers House. This week’s challenge was a test in arcade fighting prowess where our contestants battled against 3 fighting game characters. After a grueling tournament style day, we ended up with a tie for MVP. This week both Sonya Blade and Nemesis are the MVP’s and will wield important power during the elimination, but first, let’s see who was saved by the Twitter Instant Save Vote!

Since it is Purge week there are 8 contestants up for elimination and we will be losing 4 Players today. The Twitter vote will save 2 Players and in a surprising twist, both Sonya and Nemesis will pick 1 Player each to save! The remaining Players will end their game here.

 

In the first vote we have Jensen, Shadow, Masterchief and Turok. The Player safe from elimination is…..  Jensen!

 

In the second vote we have Aloy, Spyro, Kratos and Peppy. The Player Safe from elimination is…Peppy Hare!

 

Now before we get the decisions on Nemesis and Sonya, let’s check in with Luna and Lakitu to see what has happened over the week!

 

Luna: Thanks Professor! Lakitu and I have been staying at Hyrule Castle looking for any footage that we could use to boost the ratings. This week Players have been strategizing and plotting alliances and we have most of the encounters on film! Lakitu, start up the video…  Lakitu1

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Peach: Did you find out anything useful?

Snake: *Rustles in the bush* Yes. We already knew that Aloy and Turok were working together. What we didn’t know is that Kratos is on a double alliance. He is working with both Aloy and Turok AND Marcus and Masterchief.

Peach: I see. Did you find out who is loyal to Zelda.

Snake: I did your highness. It seems that if there were a vote to save you or Zelda, many would save Zelda.

Peach: What?

Snake: Yea… something about you being a snob. Zelda’s nice, people like that.

Peach: Was there anyone loyal to me?

Snake: There was. Bowser, Spyro and Nemesis all put your name down to save. Those are our allies.

Peach: I see. Let me have a little talk with Nemesis before elimination.

**End**

 

Luna: There you have it. Some intel into alliances that could be forming.

Prof Oak: Luna, can you tell me how Snake has possibly avoided being on the chopping block this week after last week’s scandal?

Luna: Sorry Oak, the challenge depicted who was up for elimination this week along with a secret vote. I guess Snake did I decent job and has kept his head down because no one voted for him.

*Lakitu flies in with more footage…*

 

Luna: Wait a second. Roll the footage on camera 3 please.

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Masterchief: So if we have to vote this week we are agreed on Snake right?

Marcus: Agreed. He cheated the system so he should naturally be voted in.

Peach: Gentlemen. I think that we are missing an opportunity here. Why vote in Snake now, when we can get a major player out?

 

Marcus: What are you talking about Princess?

 

Peach: It has come to my attention that your buddy Kratos has been shifting alliances.

 

Masterchief: He has? With who?

 

Peach: My sources tell me that Kratos is in an alliance with Aly and Turok with an aim to take you guys out. They’re upset from the 1st challenge where you swooped in and won. Turok is determined to make you guys pay.

Marcus: That…. I knew he was being too nice about the whole situation.

Masterchief: So they are voting for who?

Peach: I’m not sure on that. All I know is that it will probably be one of you two if not both.

Marcus: Hmmm… Then we should vote both Aloy and Turok in. Peach… are you with us?

Peach: I am. Aloy rubs me the wrong way so I shall vote for her.

Masterchief: Right! Marcus and I will take Kratos and Turok. We shall battle this out in elimination.

Peach: Goodluck boys. I would hate to see you leave.

Marcus: Thanks Princess. Talk to you soon

**Peach walks out the room and her dainty smile turns into an evil grin.**

*End*

 

Luna: Wow! Looks like Peach kept up her end of the bargain. Now we have some heavy hitters in the elimination on Purge week.

Prof Oak: Ah, I see. Let’s get the decisions from our MVPs. Sonya Blade. Who are you saving from elimination?

Sonya: I am saving Shadow!

Prof Oak: Now Nemesis, you are the last vote. Who are you saving from elimination?

Nemesis:Starssssss

Prof Oak: Huh?

Nemesis: Starssss  *Points to Spyro*

Pro Oak: There you have it, Spyro and Shadow are safe along with Jensen and Peppy. This ends the game for Masterchief, Turok, Aloy and Kratos 4 heavy hitters that many placed in the top 5! Wow. No one seen this coming, but somehow we lose 4 great Players and their games are over. Thank you for playing!

Next week we will have a staple event where the Players should come hungry. We are nearing the end of the Gamers House with 12 Players left. There are 2 more weeks left in Gamers House so this should be a doozie. See you on Monday at 10:30am EST.

Gamers House Week 3: Trimming The Fat!

Happy Tuesday and welcome to week 3 of the Gamers House reality show! Last week we had our very first DOUBLE ELIMINATION and the disks were ejected for both Diddy Kong and Duke Nukem. This week the contestants are in for a surprise as it will be a PURGE week and multiple characters will be eliminated. Let’s jump straight into the action.

** Cue The Host*

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Welcome Players to Week 3. This week we will have a tournament for the challenge featuring some of the best Video Game Fighters in history! It’s another Solo challenge that can determine your fate in the game. We will see you bright and early for the challenge.

 

Challenge Day:

The challenge is a fighting Tournament where Players will compete in 3 matches. The contestant with the most Wins, will will the tournament. Let’s bring out their opponents.

 

Scorpion from Mortal Kombat

Ryu from Street Fighter

Kasumi from Dead or Alive

Each Player will challenge their opponents in a best out of 3 fight on their game! That’s right, due to liability reasons the opponents will not physically fight our Players, but they will take them on head to head on a vintage arcade machine! Turok, since you are the MVP you can set today’s order in which Players will compete AND you have the privilege of selecting the order in which the opponents will fight. This will be a ladder style challenge in which Players can only advance to the next round if they win. This is also Purge week which means the bottom 4 Players will be automatically up for elimination AND 4 other Players will be nominated by their peers. This week 8 Players will be up for elimination and only 2 will return. High stakes. To add on to this tumultuous week, the MVP will have more power than any other week. Let’s get started, Turok what’s the lineup?

 

Turok’s Lineup:

  1. Kratos
  2. Nemesis
  3. Jensen
  4. Masterchief
  5. Marcus Fenix
  6. Snake
  7. Spyro
  8. Bowser
  9. Shadow
  10. Lightning
  11. Zelda
  12. Peach
  13. Sonya
  14. Aloy
  15. Turok
  16. Peppy

 

The Players will first face Ryu in round 1, if they advance they will face Kasumi in round 2 and round 3 will be Scorpion. Kratos, you’re up first!

 

Round 1 Fight!

 

The first round of the challenge seems to be the easiest opponent. Turok could’ve really shaken things up with putting the most intimidating opponent up first but he decided to go another route. In Match 1 Kratos easily beat Ryu in Street Fighter using M Bison as his character. Ryu fought with his character and was swiftly defeated with a 2-0 victory in favor of Kratos.

 

The 2nd match pitted Nemesis against Ryu who was snarling at the opponent during his entire Kratos match. You could see the sweat rolling down Ryu’s face and when it came time for his match with Nemesis, we couldn’t find him! The 10 minute time limit faded and Nemesis advanced due to a forfeit.

 

Jensen, Masterchief and Marcus all advanced with a 2-1 victory, losing their initial battles with Ryu. Before long, each Player was feeling a little more optimistic about their chances.. Especially with Nemesis still glaring at Ryu during each of his matches. When we tried to pull Nemesis aside for an interview, he had only this to say..

Luna: Nemesis you breezed through the first round but we have to know, why are you intently watching Ryu?

Nemesis: Starsssssss

Luna: There you have it folks, Nemesis is trying to make Ryu see Stars.

Lightning: I’m surrounded by idiots *Spyro smirks*

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After a tense first round the Players that were eliminated are Peach, Shadow, Bowser and Spyro. Surprisingly, Peppy was able to use his fighter pilot skills to quickly pick up combinations and defeat his opponent. All the while keeping his same Peppy spirit and quoting lines from his Strafox64 game.

 

Round 2 Fight!

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Kasumi took out most of the competition in the second round. Her lightning quick reflexes and knowledge of the fighting styles used allowed Kasumi to hand out defeats left and right. One constant from the first round is that Nemesis spooked the competition. When it was his turn to battle, Kasumi was unavailable and forfeited the match. The Players that advance to round 3 are Nemesis, Sonya Blade, Jensen and Masterchief.

 

Final Round:

In the final round Scorpion quickly defeated Masterchief and Jensen leaving only Sonya and Nemesis in the final battle. Sonya has frequented arcades so her skills are superb and Nemesis… welll quite frankly he just scares off his opponents. During the final match both Players excel so we have ourselves a tie. This week both Sonya and Nemesis will be the MVP.

This is a purge week so the characters up for elimination are:

  • Jensen
  • Shadow
  • Masterchief
  • Turok

 

But there’s more. On Wednesday 4 more Players are up for elimination and they are:

  • Aloy
  • Spyro
  • Kratos
  • Peppy

3 will be eliminated this week. Cast your vote on Twitter to save the character of your choice from now until Thursday! Click Here To Vote!

Gamers House Elimination: Week 2!

Welcome everyone to the 2nd week elimination on Season 1 of Gamers House! During this week’s challenge our Players needed to prove their skills in a Triathlon A LA The Legend of Zelda where 3 activities tested their Climbing, Riding and Archery Skills. After 9 grueling heats of head to head action, the points were tallied and our winner is none other than Turok! Turok has been MVP and has moved into the MVP room. Let’s see which Players are up for elimination this week:

  1. Duke Nukem
  2. Bowser
  3. Diddy Kong
  4. Nemesis
  5. Solid Snake

 

During the Twitter Instant Save Vote we had a little mix up as Snake was not showing on the Instant Save which mean no one had the chance to vote for him. This will change things up with the elimination this week but first let’s see a confessional post from one of the Players not up for elimination.

 

Confessional Solid Snake:

There was no reason for me to be up for elimination this week, especially with how well I did in the Triathlon. Security is pretty lax here so I took it upon myself to even the odds. These elimination posts are pre-scheduled and for some reason, the Twitter vote didn’t post on time. I offered to look at the problem with the computer and they really let me in unattended. So I removed my name from the elimination results and slithered back under my box in the corner of the room. When the mistake was spotted, it was too late. Luna and the Producers said they couldn’t place me in the elimination now as it would be an unfair advantage. So pretty much I crafted my own fate and now I get to watch these 4 in a brutal double elimination.

So my brilliant idea in espionage has taken a turn. Everyone is giving me the stink eye and I’m not in much conversation about ANYTHING this week. At dinner, Bowser and Nemesis held each other back from leaping across the table at me. No matter, I was ready with a horse tranquilizer that was sure to take either of the 2 down, but it’s still a little eerie. The Princesses passed me in the hall and turned their noses at me. I’m a pirarah in this house. I wanted to gauge exactly how mad the house was so I decided to hide in a bush this time. All the kids are talking about the bushes in Fortnite and I overheard more than I would want to hear.

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Better than the boxes, Snake.

Marcus: That Snake is a slippery one. Yea we are getting what we want with a higher chance that Nemesis will be eliminated, but we need to watch what he does from now on.

 

Kratos: It doesn’t matter Marcus. That’s the problem with you humans, you care too much about what people think. He did what was best for him and it isn’t necessarily against the rules.

 

Marcus: Bowser and the others up for elimination would disagree. It’s a form of cheating if you will. Bending the rules as it is.

 

Kratos: In any case Snake has placed a target on his back for the remainder of his life in the game. We can get rid of a huge threat or 2 with this elimination. I’d say we owe him a drink.

Well not everyone is upset with what I did. Maybe next week will look up. One thing is for sure, I really need to win the challenge next week by any means necessary. Time to start looking for an alliance.

**End**

 

Confessional Princess Peach:

I’m recovering well after last week’s surprise of Princess Zelda entering the house. My new plan is to get rid of her as quickly as possible and this week’s elimination may help set up for her downfall next week. I need to make sure that I can save Bowser and Duke Nukem to pull it off. The antics of Snake may be of great use to me so I need to speak with him alone.

Peach: Everyone’s giving you the cold shoulder.

Snake: *Silence from the bush*

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Peach: I know you’re in there Snake. It’s fine if you don’t speak, less suspicious, but I do have a proposition for you.

Snake: *Rustling in the bushes*

Peach: I’ll take that as your undivided attention. This game still has a lot of players in it which can only mean that the last few weeks will start crashing down like an avalanche. We need to start forming alliances and you are just the man I need to have on my team. There’s already an alliance of Turok and Aloy and another with Marcus, Masterchief and Kratos. I’m not sure how many more are out there but that’s what I need you to find out.

Snake: *Rustling continues*

Peach: Here’s my deal. I will keep the heat off of you with my influence. All I need is for you to find out who is loyal to who in the house. I would also love if you could find out who is loyal to Zelda. Do this and I can bring you with me to the end. Do we have a deal?

Snake: * A leaf is expounded from the bush in the shape of a Y*

Peach: Thank you for your service. We will meet again next week.

**End**

 

*Cue The Host*

prof oak

“Welcome back to the elimination week 2 on Gamers House! This week the challengers competed in the Triathlon that pays homage to RPG games like The Legend of Zelda and Turok reigned supreme as the MVP. Turok is immune from elimination and he will have an advantage in next week’s’ challenge. Now on to the elimination. It will be a double elimination this week and with the antics of Snake he is no longer on the chopping block.

The Twitter Instant Save Vote Winner is:

Bowser!

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Can’t get rid of me that easily… Bwahahaha!

“King Koopa will NOT be eliminated this week and can rest up for next week’s challenge. That leaves Diddy, Nemesis and Duke Nukem up for elimination. The cast were asked to vote for save 1 person and the character with the most votes will be saved and moves on to next week. Shy Guy, let’s tally the votes please:

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He’s such a good assistant.
  1. Turok- Nemesis
  2. Peach – Duke Nukem
  3. Kratos – Diddy Kong
  4. Aloy- Nemesis
  5. Shadow – Diddy Kong
  6. Snake – Nemesis
  7. Spyro – Nemesis
  8. Zelda – Diddy Kong
  9. Jensen – Diddy Kong
  10. Marcus – Diddy Kong
  11. Sonya – Nemesis
  12. Peppy – Nemesis
  13. Masterchief – Nemesis
  14. Lightning – Nemesis

These votes are kept secret from the Players, but the audience can see who voted to save which contestant.

 

The last Player saved is… Nemesis!

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How is he still in the game?

In a shocking twist, Nemesis is spared from elimination this week. This means that Diddy Kong and Duke Nukem games are over. Thank you for participating guys.

The competition is heating up and with hot heads like Bowser and Nemesis back in the house, how will the remaining Players stay in the game? Tune in Monday for Episode 3 of Gamers House!

 

Gamers House Week 2: The Triathlon!

Welcome to week 2 of the Gamers House! Last week the game was over for Orchid Leaving 18 contestants in the running for the Best Video Game Character trophy. In a twist, the votes casted by each contestant was revealed. How will Diddy Kong and Nemesis deal with knowing exactly who tried to vote them off? We will find out this week on Gamers House!

My name is Luna and I have been following the contestants around all weekend. Many of the characters that voted for Nemesis have steered clear of the giant as not to anger him. Diddy Kong has changed his initial social game and now sticks with his original Red Team members, with the exception of Spyro.

**Cue The Host**

prof oak

“Oh, Hi again Contestants! That was a great opening week and we are happy to see you all in good spirits. As you may know, I am a Pokemon Research Professor and one of my favorite past times is to set up trainers with companions to help them on their journey. These companions will aid the trainer and get them out of sticky situations should a wild encounter with a Pokemon arise. For this week’s challenge, you too will be teaming up with a companion to help you through the task.”

 

The housemates seem to be upright listening to the Professor Speak.

 

Duke: Well get to it you quack. What is the challenge this week and when do I get to pound someone’s face in?

 

Prof Oak: “That’s a great question. There will be no punching this week, but the challenge will be our version of a TRIATHLON! Contestants will be given Chaos to help complete the tasks. What are these tasks? We will test your skills in Climbing, Riding and Archery. Each round will award points and the contestant with the most points at the end of all 3 tasks will be a winner. Don’t worry, if there is a tie, we do have a tiebreaker in mind.

 

Climbing – We have built an obstacle course that will test your climbing abilities through

Riding– Contestants will hop on a mount and ride through a course collecting as many rings as they can.

Archery – Using an elemental bow, you must shoot the different targets on the field as quickly as possible. Points are awarded by position of the arrow and the number of targets shot.

 

Masterchief! As MVP from last week you have the advantage of choosing the companion for each contestant AND since this challenge will be competed head to head, you can choose the match ups and the order in which each contestant will compete. Please have you decision ready by tomorrow morning.

Have a good night’s rest competitors, tomorrow will be a doozie.

Challenge Day:

Masterchief has chosen today’s lineup and order for the challenge. It is as follows:

 

  1.    Princess Peach vs Zelda
  2.   Bowser vs Nemesis
  3.   Spyro vs Shadow
  4.   Jensen  vs Snake
  5.   Kratos vs Marcus Fenix
  6.   Duke Nukem – Sonya Blade   
  7.    Diddy Kong vs Peppy
  8.   Masterchief vs Turok
  9.   Lightning vs Aloy

 

The first matchup will be the battle of the Princesses. Peach will take on Zelda and both will have a Chao as their companion. You have  minutes to strategize and your heat will begin.

 

Each companion will have a downfall that comes with their help. Not only do the competitors need to gain the most points, but they have to keep their companion in check. The Chao is by far the easier of the companions and only require constant attention. Which Princess will use their Chao correctly?

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Heat 1:

Peach and Zelda were neck in neck climbing over the various obstacles however, Zelda pulled ahead right at the end. Peach had to tend to her Chao who is seemingly afraid of heights and wouldn’t move at one point. When Zelda was climbing she held her Chao in a sling that was pressed against her chest. It shielded the Chao from looking down. During the riding phase Zelda took an early lead but Peach pulled off some impressive jumps over the hurdles. Peach held her Chao on her lap while Zelda placed the Chao bare skinned on the horse. After a few bumps her Chao was screaming and squirming to get off. She missed the next 2 jumps. In the final challenge Peach beamed most of her opponents with direct hits. Guess all that time in Mario Party Paid off. Zelda was impressive shooting each of her targets quickly and using the Chao to hand her the arrows to reload quickly.

 

Heat 2:

Bowser vs Nemesis had to be the most intense match of the night. Both competitors have tempers and they were letting them flare on the course. During the climbing phase both contestants growled and snarled at each other. Nemesis was so distracted by Bowser that he hit his head on the top of the cliff. During the riding challenge both mounts stumbled over and the contestants had to finish on foot. Nemesis had the advantage here with his athletic abilities surpassing that of Bowser. In Archery many of the targets were missed because each contestant fired at the other. Both ended the triathlon with arrows stuck on their person. The oddest part of the match. Both contestants forgot to bring their Chao and had to do it all over again!

 

Heat 3:

This heat was an interesting one. Both Spyro and Shadow used their strengths to their advantage. During the climbing phase, Shadow was the first to the top by a few seconds. The riding phase was contested heavily by Spyro who used his wings to temper and steady his mount. The archery phase seemed evenly matched between the 2. Both handled their Chaos perfectly.

 

Heat 4:

Jensen vs Snake was a very evenly matched heat. During climbing the backgrounds of both competitors came through with each posting the fastest time of all of the heats so far. During the rding phase, Jensen seemed more equipped to handle his mount and edged a lead. During archery Jensen pulled out another impressive performance, must not have been his first time.

 

Heat 5:

Kratos and Marcus is the match that the other contestants are watching closely. Both are leaders in their own right and both contestants have a tough exterior. Marcus was surprisingly overpowered on the climbing, but what else can you expect from a demigod. Kratos easily scaled the big mountain while using his companion to toss rocks at the persistent Fenix. During the riding challenge Marcus fought hard but was still out done by the Olympian. Archery is where the former Gear pulled his act together and rivaled Kratos with his fast reaction times and keen accuracy.

 

Marcus: Compliments of the Torque Bow!

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Torque Bow!

Heat 6:

Duke Nukem seemed like an odd match-up until Sonya took off up the mountain. Her training attire had the bad boy of doom seemingly hypnotized and she was able to scale the mountain minutes before Duke. Aware of her advantages, Sonya seemed to lean a bit more forward during her horse riding. Sensing he was losing, Duke snapped out of it and wrestled with his horse to put up a fast  and clean time. During archery, Duke was focused on one thing… winning. He quickly shot at the targets taking off a head here, an arm there. He was putting on a clinic… yet Sonya came out swinging as well. Without hesitation she reloaded her bow and hit the targets just above center.

 

Heat 7:

The oddest heat of the day was between Peppy and Diddy. Peppy shouted out nonsense for 5 minutes at the start of the climb that had Diddy scratching his head. Coincidence or ingenious plan. As expected Diddy ascended to the top of the mountain before Peppy could get 5 feet off of the ground. Diddy posted the fastest time of the night, even with the slow start. During the riding competition the clumsy Peppy wobbled back and forth on his mount and even rode backwards. Diddy was too distracted by Peppy’s antics to see the last hurdle that was clipped and fell to the floor. With the penalty, somehow Peppy pulled out the win. During archery the old rabbit must have remembered days in his youth among the starcraft because he was talking to Starfox the entire time. Diddy tried his best to keep up but this event in accuracy and shooting was the rabbits forte’. He knew the course front and back and sinked arrows consistently in the heart of each target.

 

Heat 8:

Our MVP Masterchief took on former captain of the red team Turok. Both contestants battled hard on the climbing phase but without the use of zero gravity Chief could not keep up with Turok. During the riding phase both contestants decided to sit their Chaos on their laps while completing the hurdles. Both did so with grace and skill but Turok came out on top again. In the final archery Challenge we expected Chief to win, but Turok’s experience excelled and he took the match 3-0.

 

Heat 9:

Lightning vs Aloy was the last match of the night and boy did they put on a show. Both ladies excelled at the climbing challenge matching grit for grit. On the riding challenge Aloy took the lead but Lightning caught up when she directed her Chao to throw mud at her opponent. In Archery Aloy was the victor. Lightning was right behind her with 3 pts separating them.

 

The Winner of this week’s challenge is….

Turok!

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Turok used his known survival skills to totally crush the challenge. He didn’t put up the fastest time in the challenge but he was perfect in archery and had the fastest time on the riding challenge. This week Turok will have the MVP perks and he is safe from elimination.

There will be 5 Contestants up for elimination this week. This week 2 contestants will be eliminated and only 1 will be saved by the Twitter Vote. The 5 Contestants up for elimination are:

  • Duke Nukem
  • Bowser
  • Nemesis
  • Solid Snake
  • Diddy Kong

 

The Twitter Instant Save Vote will be up at 6pm EST Tonight and you can vote to save your favorite characters from Elimination. You can also write a confessional post this week and link back to this episode. Confessionals can help in the elimination results.

See you Friday for the Results!

-Luna 🙂

 

Gamers House: Elimination Week 1!

Welcome to the first elimination of the Gamers House! The challenge winners this week were the Purple Team and the MVP is the team captain Masterchief. Before the elimination let’s find out what perks Masterchief received. Firstly, he received the MVP room which is decorated with video game’s finest memorabilia. Mastechief will have an advantage at the beginning of next week’s challenge as well. Congratulations!

 

Now let’s get to the players up for eliminations.

 

  1. Orchid – Orchid was nominated by her team because she didn’t have much participation in the challenge
  2. Diddy Kong – Diddy was nominated for also not having much to do with the challenge
  3. Kratos– Kratos was nominated for being the team captain of the losing team
  4. Nemesis– Nemesis was nominated due to being an intimidating player

 

The Twitter Instant Save Poll has saved the following contestant:

 

Kratos From God of War!

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Receiving 60% of The Votes!

 

 

So the eliminated contestant will be either Orchid, Diddy Kong or Nemesis.

 

Over the week the contestants have been getting to know each other and planning on voting to eliminate a contestant. IT’s too bad that the houseguests will not be voting a character out of the house this week. On Thursday night a secret ballot was casted with each character’s pick for the contestant to be eliminated. Before we reveal the results of that ballot, let’s see what events happened over the week.

 

Confessional Turok:

 

We were snaked at the end of the challenge and now 2 of my teammates are unjustly paced for elimination. As team captain I take responsibility and have to try and save my team as best as possible. For my game, it would benefit me to get rid of Kratos and Nemesis. Both are going to be difficult opponents in any physical challenge and from my scouting report (basically me playing the games that my competitors were featured in) Kratos is not bad at solving puzzles. He is my number 1 choice for getting rid of.

Tuesday evening I cooked a dinner of Venison, potatoes and greens for my competitors. This is going to be my way to get into the mindset of each individual. Everyone’s guard lowers when we feast. The winning Purple Team boasted about their stolen victory and toasted to each other selflessly. I can’t wait to have the chance to repay the favor.

Turok: Marcus, Chief, great win today. We really did not see that trap coming at all.

Marcus: Yea. Being in the Gears for so long we have to make back-up plans in case it hits the fan. In our case, we were set backed early so we needed a contingency. Sorry it had to be you old boy.

Turok: No worries at all. So what do you think about the contestants up for elimination this week?

Marcus: To be honest, I wouldn’t mind getting rid of that Nemesis character. He’s a tough… well he’s a tough guy.

That was our in. Aloy and I knew that we had to make sure that everyone swung their votes on the terrifying Nemesis. Aloy worked on the women and I worked on the Men. I hope that we have enough votes to save Orchid and Diddy. I won’t fail them again.

** End**

 

Seems like Turok and Aloy have their hands full trying to save their teammates from the Red Team. Let’s check-in and see what the Blue Team has planned.

 

Snake: Nemesis has to go!

Lightning: What’s wrong Snake? Afraid of a little competition?

Snake: Not at all. But he isn’t competition he is a monster and I would hate to see him in a physical challenge.

Shadow: Sounds like you’re afraid Snake.

Peach: Nemesis is a part of our family just like Kratos. We should try and get rid of someone on the other team.

Lightning: Right but who is more of a threat; Diddy or Orchid?

 

The Blue Team seems to be thinking the same way as the Red. Which character will be eliminated now that Kratos is saved. Let’s take a look at the votes that were cast.

 

Lighning: Orchid

Turok: Nemesis

Peppy: Orchid

Aloy: Diddy

Peach: Orchid

Zelda: Orchid

Jensen: Nemesis

Marcus: Nemesis

Masterchief: Orchid

Duke: Nemesis

Spyro: Orchid

Shadow: Diddy

Snake: Nemesis

Sonya: Orchid

Bowser: Diddy

 

So the results are 7 votes for Orchid, 3 for Diddy Kong and 5 for Nemesis.

 

How interesting! The results of the contestants are not the final say, but the contestant eliminated this week will be Orchid!

 

Orchid is chosen due to the number of votes on both the Twitter Instant Save and votes of the cast members. Also, Orchid did not perform as well as the other contestants in this week’s challenge. We bid you adieu Orchid.

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Thanks for participating!

Now we are down to 18 contestants with a double elimination set for next week. Who will prevail and what is the challenge? Tune in Monday to view the Episode Post! Remember you can interact with the show by writing confessional posts during the week for your favorite character and by voting on the Twitter Instant Save! That’s it for the 1st week, enjoy your weekend!

-Luna 🙂

 

Gamers House: Pilot Ep 2

Welcome back to the GamersUnitedGG Video Game Reality House! In the pilot episode, the characters moved into the house, got acquainted and went straight into the first immunity challenge. My name is Luna and I’m one of the Producers that will be covering the entire season of the Reality House! Today we will find out who won the Scavenger Hunt Challenge and see which characters are up for elimination. When we left off, Purple Team was heading into a swampy situation, Blue Team lost their way and Red Team reached the first challenge. Let’s catch up and see what’s going on… Lakitu, take it away!

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After 10 minutes of sludging through the swamps, Team Purple finally came out to a lake where they could see the first obstacle and the Red Team halfway finished. Too bad the lake is in the middle of the course! Now our competitors will have to expend more energy to make it to the beginning of the course. Spyro lifts Sonya over the lake while Marcus picks up Peppy and carries him to the other side. Jensen and Master Chief makes it over with no problem and they head to the start of the obstacle.

Peppy: Don’t go to fast, Falco!

Marcus: We’re here rabbit. Don’t get your panties in a bunch.

Jensen: I’ve been studying the course, we should be able to get across the first 2 obstacles fine. It’s the trapeze wire that has me worried.

Sonya: Do the rules say that we have to touch the wire?

Marcus: What are you thinking doll?

Sonya: I was thinking that we could use some logs to make a bridge. That way we can all make it over safely. We’d have to take the logs with us though.

Marcus: Done! Me and Chief will carry the logs with us. The rest of you worry about keeping your balance on the first obstacle.

Jensen: Looks like we’re not alone. 

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Enter Dramatic Pause

 

The Blue Team finds their way to the course with Lightning and Snake at the helm. The team looks fresh and not nearly as tired as the Purple Team.

Lightning: We’d better get a move on. Shadow get across that beam with her Highness.

The dark hedgehog swoops up the Princess and speeds across the beam without tilting.

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He’s Fast

Lightning: Actually, that’s not a bad idea. Hey Shadow! Think you can take Snake and Nemesis?

Shadow nods and speeds to his next teammate. Before he could lay a hand on Nemesis, the beast snarls and walks across himself. Kratos and Snake take the creature’s lead.

Lightning: Men, pfft. Thanks anyway Shadow.

Shadow gives Lightning a thumbs up before speeding back across making it to the wall before the 3 men could. Lightning gracefully takes her turn and runs across the beam.

Kratos: Snake, I’ll boost you up the wall first so that you can help the others.

Kratos positions his back against the wall bending down slightly with his fingers interlocked and palms facing upwards. With a nod to his teammate, Snake runs and jumps off of Kratos hands to grab the top of the 10ft wall. He easily pulls himself up.

Snake: Ready for the next one!

In order Lightning, Shadow, Peach and Nemesis make it up the wall with their teammate’s help. Snake and Lightning both extend their hands to help Kratos up but the god leaps with intent and lands firmly behind the group.

Kratos: Shall we continue?

Lightning: Not bad Kratos. I can see how you stormed Olympus.

Kratos: Piece of cake.

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But is it really?

 

By this time the Red Team has already built a raft and made it to the key on the other side. Their lead is increasing. Blue Team finishes 2nd and Purple Team finishes last. Hopefully they can catch up at the next challenge.

Marcus: Hey dragon. Make sure we’re not at the end of the challenge next time.

Spyro huffs at the former Gear but without an excuse he takes off again to scout the best route for his team.

Peppy: You’re becoming more like your father.

Marcus: Huh? You know nothing about me or my father rabbit. Let’s get going.

Marcus picks up the old bunny and the team walk seemingly defeated through the forest.

 

Red Team:

Turok: Good job team! The last checkpoint is just ahead and then we can hunt the prey which is where we will excel.

Duke: I knew this team was going to kick some major A….

Aloy: Woah there Cowboy. This is a family friendly show.

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Orchid and Diddy Kong are swinging through the trees when Orchid calls out.

Orchid: I see the last checkpoint. It’s maybe half a mile away.

The party rejoice and speed towards the checkpoint. When they arrive the golden key opens a box that has a map and a riddle.

 

“You may think this clue is absurd, but to catch your prey you’ll need dessert. Don’t be fool by fake news, this turtle is not slow or easy to choose.”

 

Duke: Hahahahah hahahhahahahaha

The party looks disturb.

Turok: What is it Duke?

Duke: This riddle is hilarious. It’s that overgrown turtle Bowser. That’s who we’re hunting. It’s why he was missing this morning and no one seemed the wiser.  Hahahahaha

Diddy Kong laughs along with Duke while the others start preparing their traps.

Aloy: I guess we’re hunting one of our own. Let’s get to it.

An open field is just beyond the last checkpoint and red team begins the hunt.

 

Purple Team:

Spyro returns and points the team in the direction of the last checkpoint. Once again thw team arrives to see Blue Team running towards the field. Another step behind.

Masterchief opens the box and reveals the final challenge.

Masterchief: we’re behind but we can do this. All we have to do is catch the prey and be the first to make it back to the finish line.

His team is exhausted but Sonya steps forward.

Sonya: Well we just have to be the team that crosses the finish line with the prey. She gathers the team close and starts detailing a plan of attack. For the first time since the start, Purple team looks to be on the same page.

Bowser: This is not what I meant by being a contestant on the show. How dare you use me as the prey. This is outrageous.

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A plastic arrow shoots through the air just missing Bowser. A second one swooshes by and Bowser blows his flames to disintegrate it.

Bowser: You’re not going to catch me this easily.

The koopa king runs into the brush.

The Blue Team catches up and surrounds the prey. Shadow speeds around him causing a distraction while Kratos and Nemesis prepare to battle.

Kratos: Give up Bowser. We have the place surrounded.

Bowser raises his hands in the air before blowing a massive flame towards Kratos. The god of war blocks the flames with his arms and nemesis grabs the prey holding him back. Princess Peach comes out with Lightning at her side.

Peach: Dont hurt him! He will come with us quietly wont ya big boy 😉

Bowser’s rough demeanor changes and he softens to the princess.

Both the Blue and Red team battle back and forth between capturing the prey from each other. The Purple team is no where in sight.

The Red Team approaches the finish line with Bowser and finds their way into a swamp. Before they could blink Orchid charges out of the bushes and grabs the net Bowser is carried in. She hands it off to Masterchief while Zelda use a spell raise the red team in the air. The Purple Team runs towards the finish line and wins the first challenge.

Professor Oak: Congratulations Purple Team! The captain Masterchief is the MVP and you are all safe from elimination. Now for the losers. Each teams will nominate 2 people from their own team for elimination. You will have the rest of the week to plead your case and the elimination post will take place on Friday.

 

Viewers this is where you can get involved. The Twitter Instant save poll will open today. Vote to save your favorite character. You can also write a confessional post on any character to save them from elimination. This post can be written up until Thursday 10/4/18.

 

The characters up for elimination are:

  • Orchid and Diddy Kong from Team Red
  • Kratos and Nemesis from Team Blue

 

Thank you for tuning into this week’s Reality House Episode. This Friday the Elimination will take place and you can influence the results. Vote to Instantly save one of the characters up for elimination on Twitter starting at 2pm EST today. You can also post a confession from any character in the competition talking about the events leading up to the elimination. This can influence the results. Have a great week!

 

-Luna 🙂

 

Pilot Episode Pt.1 : New Princess In Town!

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Hmm… I’m the first to arrive. I guess the rest of the field doesn’t value being on time. If this is their level of effort on the first day, I’m sure I can make it to the finale. This Castle is nice. Hyrule is just another land that I have saved while fighting off the covenant, the flood and any other species threatening Earth. I guess this sign means I should get to the ballroom.

 

Mastechief walks through the foyer into the ballroom cleverly marked “CONTESTANTS MEET HERE.” He passes a box of oranges that seem displaced and open the 2 giant doors to take his seat. Shortly after his arrival, other famed video game characters entered into Hyrule Mansion all with the eagerness to prove that they are the best video game character of all time.

 

The room is crowded as the contestants look each other over and engage in conversation about the video games each character comes from.

 

*Cue the host*

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Welcome Contestants to Hyrule Castle and week 1 of the Video Game Reality House! This competition will be one of social prowess and competitive spirit. The large 70 inch tv that we had installed shows Professor Oak from Pokemon!

I’m sorry I am unable to greet you in person but being a Professor and connoisseur of knowledge doesn’t take me far from my laboratory. No worries. I will be happy to explain and host all of your events. I see that you all have gotten a chance to know each other, but I do need to go over some house rules.

  1. No Weapons – ClapTrap be a good ole boy and collect the weapons that our friends Masterchief, Marcus, Duke and all other contestants have on them
  2. You cannot leave the castle grounds without permission
  3. All communication with the outside world is prohibited

 

Claptrap
Please hand over all weapons

 

After a daunting list of rules and regulations, the Prof seemed perplex.

 

“We seemed to be missing someone…”

 

Bowser and his friend Spyro burst into the room. They take their place towards the middle of teh room where the moonlight seems to hit like a spotlight.

 

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Well This is Heating Up!

 

“You can’t start the festivities without us!” Bowser huffs

 

The rest of the room seemed intimidated for a moment but then Marcus Fenix broke the silence.

 

“You should really be on time. For an overgrown turtle, you really live up to your predisposition. I hope you’re not this slow if we have a race, surely you will fail and be eliminated on the spot.” Marcus takes a giant drag of his cigar.

 

“Why you fool. Do you have any idea who I am? I am King Koopa and the most fearsome creature…”

 

“Oh I forgot a rule. No smoking Mr Fenix. We’re going to need you to put that out.” Professor Oak interrupts.

 

“I don’t have a problem with that. But hot head over her will likely need a reminder.” Marcus flicks his cigar towards Bowser before it is incinerated by Spyro. Looks like those 2 are in for a rivalry.

 

During the debate Duke notices another box of oranges in the back of the room.

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“Looks like we have a shy one guys.” He picks up an apple from the fruit bowl in the center of the dining table and tosses it with force at the box. The apple explodes on contact after tilting the box and revealing the combat boots of another competitor.

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“That’s not nice.” The voice calls beneath the box. Solid Snake stands up and tosses the box aside. “You’ve blown my cover.” He wipes off his shoulders and pulls a redwood chair from the dining table. Turning the chair backwards Snake sits and joins in the competition. Duke smirks and signals for Professor Oak to continue.

 

“Tomorrow will be the first Event and 4 characters will be up for elimination at the end of the week. You will need to…”

 

“I’m here!” Princess Peach enters the room with the scent of roses and perfume trailing her. She’s in a traditional pink Ballgown that cascades onto the floor and her assistant Toad is right behind her with can only be described as a mountain of luggage.

 

“Ahh Princess, I’d wondered where you got to. Our cameras show you checking in well over an hour ago.”

 

“I have to make an entrance of course. If you’re the first to the party then you are not that important.” she smiles.  “Would anyone offer me a seat?” peach 3

 

The entire cast of men jump out of their seat and start offering their seats as if they were selling real estate to the Princess.

 

“I have the couch which is nice and comfy for her highness” “ I have a chair that’s closest to the fireplace.” The room echoed on until the last contestant entered the room…

 

The attention on the Princess quickly shifted when her competition walked in wearing an elegant purple and blue mesh dress. Her crown sat atop of her head and her elven ears stuck out just enough.

 

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Were you surprised?

 

Ah the final contestant. Everyone please welcome Princess Zelda!”

The jaw of Peach dropped as she realized Zelda was the anonymous entry into the house. How she is not the only royalty in the contest and how her game plan needed to shift to compete.

“As I was saying. Tomorrow you will compete in your first event so better get some rest.”

 

Day #1

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With everyone gathered on the front lawn of Hyrule Castle, the bot ClapTrap begins handing out maps.

 

Prof Oak:  oak “You will need to match up with your coordinating partners. 3 Captains will be appointed and  they will pick their desired team. Today’s challenge will test your teamwork and problem solving skills. It’s a Scavenger Hunt of sorts!” The teams will be Red, Blue, and Purple! Your task is to select a team captain and capture the objective. But this isn’t a normal scavenger hunt. Each of you will be finding items that link up to a puzzle. Solve each puzzle to move on to the next part of the event. There are 3 checkpoints in this race with the last obstacle being finding and returning the target. Once you have completed the last puzzle, it’s a race to capture the target and bring it back to the finish line here. The team to successfully capture the target and return here wins!”

 

A Win in this challenge provides immunity for the entire team and the team captain will be crowned MVP. The MVP gets access to perks to use throughout the game that will be explained during elimination on Friday. Now pick your teams!

 

Teams:

  • Red Team – Turok, Aloy, Duke Nukem, Orchid, Zelda, Diddy  Captain is Turok! Turok
  • Blue Team – Nemesis, Kratos, Solid Snake, Lightning, Peach, Shadow  Captain: Kratos Kratos3b
  • Purple Team – Masterchief, Marcus Fenix, Jensen, Spyro, Sonya, Peppy  Captain: Masterchief  masterchief

 

“Now that you’re sorted into your teams, take a map and come up with a strategy. The time will start in 5 minutes!”

 

Duke: Yo, what ever happened to that overgrown turtle?

 

Turok: We have no time for that. We want to get a win. I picked this team because we all have experience with the wilderness. We should be able to track and catch the prey at the end quicker than any other team. Our downfall may be the puzzles themselves but I can’t imagine they will be too hard to figure out.

 

Blue Team:

Kratos: I built the team around strength whether that’s physical or strength of character. I doubt this will be all scavenging and we may need to lift or perform tasks. Nemesis will be a braun, how do you feel about that sir?

 

Nemesis: Starssssss….

 

Kratos: That’s the spirit. Reach for the stars everyone

 

Lightning: I don’t think that’s what he meant. *Peach Snickers*

 

Purple Team:

Masterchief: Most of us have helped saved the world which was the basis in selecting my team. We all have the courage, the brains and the endurance to persevere and that’s exactly what is needed to win this scavenger hunt. Spyro, I want you to take lead and scout out the area around us. Any heads up on the challenges that we are to face would be invaluable.

 

The purple dragon didn’t speak but nodded in agreement.

 

Contestants are you ready… set… go!

 

And they’re off! Lakitu and I are tasked with following the action to bring to you. Each team had their own set of cameras following them with microphones attached.

 

I’m personally following the Purple Team, but I have visuals on the other contestants with my Ipad.

 

Spyro lunges into the air and flys ahead on his scouting mission.

 

Peppy: Never Give Up. Trust Your Instincts

 

The Purple team have some fit athletes. Jensen and Sonyan take off running, seemingly racing each other while Marcus and Masterchief follow quickly behind with their equipment clanking in the air. Oh and Peppy… Well he’s somehow keeping up.

 

Spyro returns before long.

 

Peppy: Do a barrel roll!

 

Ignoring his senile teammate, Spyro points in a direction off the beaten path. Maybe it’s a shortcut, but the team halts in bewilderment.

 

Marcus: Well don’t sit on your butts, let’s get a move on. Obviously this is the best path to the first objective or the little dragon wouldn’t point it out. Pull up your diapers and let’s go. I have no intention of losing the first challenge.

 

Marcus takes the lead into the swampy area with his team promptly behind him.

The Blue Team is making a run for it with Nemesis and Lightning clearing the brush ahead. Shadow, Kratos and Snake push ahed of the pack with their speed and maneuvering to make headway but it looks as though the team has gotten lost.

I take a look at my tablet to see that the first team has reached the checkpoint. The Red team captained by Turok has arrived. No doubt the team cooperated together to use their tracking skills to reach the checkpoint. The challenge is an obstacle course straight out of American Ninja Warrior where a gold key hangs at the end of the course. Zelda reads the rules.  Contestants must run through a maze of challenges to reach the finish line. Once each member of the team has completed the challenge, the key can be collected and they can continue to the next checkpoint.

The first part of the course requires conpetitors to traverse a balance beam, once across there is a 10 ft wall that needs to be scaled. At the top of the wall, teams will make their way across a trapeze wire and jump into a lake. Each team must then get each team member across the water and once they do, they can retrieve the golden key. How well does each character know each other? What strengths will prevail here? With a lead on the competition will the Red Team claim the first victory?

 

Tune in tomorrow for the conclusion of the first Episode!