Gamers House Finale Episode!

Happy Monday players! We have geared up through 8 weeks of intense video game characters schemes and this week is the finale… We will crown a video game champion for season 1 or Gamers House. Lets see how we got here. Last week the final 6 competed in a challenge where no one was immune and you the community voted to send 4 champions into the finale. This week your votes will crown the video game champion with a poll that lasts 4 days! The last challenge is an obstacle course. The contestants will battle swimming, trivia and a 5k race to the end to show you why they would be the best champion. Lets send things down to Luna and Lakitu for one last pregame challenge update!

Luna: Omg professor the finalist are surprising to mw. I had my money on Bowser at the beginning of the season but both him and peach got knocked out 2 weeks ago. After the vote last week the finalists are:

Lightning from Final Fantasy, Spyro from Spyro the Dragon, Zelda from the Legend of Zelda and in a surprising twist Peppy Hare from Starfox!

These 4 have been tremendous competitors and now they fight for the crown in this week’s challenge. There’s no night before meeting so let’s just jump into the action.

Challenge Day:

**Cue The Host**

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Good morning Players! This is what you’ve all been working up towards; surviving until you have reached the finale. Now you will test your skills and race to the finish line. Keep in mind that there are no longer any immunities for winning, but winning will state your case to the audience that will have 4 days to vote for the winner. This challenge will be a race through the world of Halo while being chased by the Flood, contestants will need to swim across an olympic sized pool and answer trivia questions along the way. Let’s send it down to Luna and Lakitu to get things started.

Luna: Alright contestants, you’ve heard the rules. Here are some Plasma Rifles to assist you in your 5K. First up will be a round of Trivia.

Who was the first Player eliminated on this season of Gamers House?

The contestants rack their brains and Jot down the answer.

Peppy: Jensen

Lightning: Orchid

Zelda: Diddy

Spyro: Diddy

The correct answer is… Orchid!

Orchid

Um Peppy, you are Jensen were partners 2 weeks ago. Why would you write down his name?

Peppy: Never Give Up. Trust Your Instincts!

Luna: Yeah well your instincts were wrong there pal. Lightning for answering correctly you will have a 2 minute advantage. 2 Minutes will be subtracted from your time at the end. Each correctly answered question will have time subtracted from your finish time. Players ready? Set … Go!

And they’re off, Spyro taking flight and the early lead followed by Lightning, Zelda and Peppy who has dropped his glasses. Peppy better get a move on, the Flood will be invading soon. Lightning is quick and when the first round of Flood enemies appear, she jumps off a giant rock, turns and shoots 3 in the face exploding their contents onto a far behind peppy.

Spyro dodges each obstacle with precision and uses both his Plasma Rifle and Fireballs to shoot and clear a path to the next Trivia Question. Zelda is quickly behind gliding with the sparks behind her and Peppy… Well Peppy has found a Ghost and has started driving towards the next question.

Trivia #2: Which character was able to avoid elimination by not being listed in the bottom 4?

Spyro: Snake

Lightning: Snake

Zelda: Snake

Peppy: Bowser

Correct! 3 of you will have time dedicated while Peppy, has missed again. Peppy do you not remember how the house was in uproar when Snake hacked the results and removed his name from the elimination ballot?

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

Luna: Yea… righttttt

The contestants have reached the swimming pool and starts making their way across the water. Spyro’s lead has diminished as Zelda and Lightning are able to surpass him. But he is still way ahead of Peppy who has just finished the trivia number 2. We are about halfway through the course.

Zelda is the first to finish and performs a quick wardrobe change with her powers.

Trivia 3: What was Nemesis favorite phrase?

Zelda: He didn’t talk much… did he?

Lightning: Stars

Spyro: Stars

Peppy: Sorry guys.. I’ve got to sit this one out.

Lightning and Spyro you are correct. We are heading into the final stretch and Spyro and Lightning are neck and neck rounding the final turn. Zelda is close behind and Peppy is still trying to swim across the pool. Lakitu get into position for a photo finish…

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The winner to cross the finish line is… SPYRO! But wait, now we factor in the trivia questions time. Spyro had 2 correct answers while Lightning had 3. So based off of time, the winner of the final challenge is… Lightning!

Congratulations! Now we will send the competition to Twitter. Audience, vote for the character that you want to win the Video Game Reality House… Season 1!

Umm.. Has anyone seen Peppy?

Peppy: I saw my life flash before my eyes!

Luna: Us too Peppy, us too.

Gamers House Week 7 Elimination!

Happy Thursday Players! This week the competitors competed in a head to head dodgeball match. The results ended with Team Red Bowser, Peach, Spyro and Solid Snake being up for elimination. You can review the episode here! Since this week we need to narrow down to 4 finalists, we put the vote to Twitter to eliminate 2 of the Players.

The competitor saved was Solid Snake with the most votes!

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You can come out, you’ve won!

Then we ran into a problem. Both Peach and Spyro tied. So Luna went into recon mode and asked co-workers who they would choose. The character with the most votes and the last person saved from elimination was… Spyro!

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Sadly the game is over for Bowser and Peach who surprisingly is leaving together (we know you guys are secretly married).

Next the Twitter poll today will eliminate 1 competitor and the one tomorrow will eliminate the last competitor. Your votes will send 4 finalists into the final week of Gamers House!

Gamers House Week 7: Dodgeball!

Happy Monday and welcome to the semi-finals of Gamers House Season 1! On Friday the game was over for Marcus Fenix and Sonya Blade, who were voted out by the Players. Bowser and Spyro were safe for elimination and this week, the 2 will get to select the teams for Dodgeball! We are down to 8 Players so there will be 2 teams of 4, where the losing team will be up for elimination and 2 Players will be eliminated. This elimination will take place on Wednesday evening. From there the final 4 will be selected via the Twitter Vote. The 2 Contestants with the lowest number of votes will be eliminated on a special Saturday Elimination post. Let’s get to Dodgeball!

Challenge Day:

**Cue The Host**

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Welcome Players to the second to the last challenge to find out who will be crown the Best Video Game Character! Today’s challenge is a good old fashion game of dodgeball where Players will launch a ball at the opposing team. If a Player is hit by the ball, they are out for that round, if a player catches a thrown ball, the Player that threw the ball is out. This will be a best of 3 so the team to win 2 rounds will be safe from this first elimination. Bowser, Spyro what are the teams?

Red Team Blue Team
Bowser Lightning
Spyro Peppy
Peach Jensen
Snake Zelda

The teams will take a moment to strategize and we will send it down to our news crew Luna and Lakitu!

Luna: Thank you Professor. This is coming down to the wire as the contestants have clearly drawn the line in the sand for the Players that are teaming up. I have to say that I would give the edge to the Blue Team. Lightning with her movement, Jensen with his abilities and Peppy… well Peppy may be the weak link here. On the other side we have a large mass Bowser who may be an early target. I can see Spyro and Snake excelling in this challenge. Lakitu has provided us with ball cams to see the action straight on. Looks like everyone is ready..

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Peach has the advantage!

Round 1:

The Blue team starts with concerted efforts to get Bowser out. After 3 balls are thrown his way Bowser is the first out. He doesn’t sit on the bench alone as Peppy was also hit by Spyro who is avoiding the balls with quick flight maneuvers. Lightning takes out snake with a fast throw an dJensen silences Peach. That leaves Spyro for the Red team and Lightning, Jensen and Zelda for the blue. It was a hard fought effort but Spyro finally falls giving Blue Team the first win.

Round 2:

In round 2 the Red team comes out blazing with a game plan and targets Lightning straight off the back. Lightning put up a great fight hitting the balls with the ball in her hand and dodging with elegance and grace. Snake threw a curveball and Lightning was out. During the commotion Peppy was able to strike Spyro out. Peach struck out zelda and Jensen caught the ball the Bowser threw leaving Peach vs Jensen and Peppy. Peach avoided the attacks and hit Peppy in the nose. The winner of round 2 is… Jensen!

That’s it, 2 wins to the Blue Team which means that the Red Team have lost and are now up for elimination.

That was a great match! Tune in to Twitter this afternoon to vote to save 2 Players. The other 2 will be eliminated from the competition. The Twitter poll will be up until Wednesday Morning! Tune in Wednesday evening for the elimination post!

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**

oak

 

“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!

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**

prof oak
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 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: 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 🙂

 

Meet The Cast: GamersUnitedGG Video Game Reality House!

We are less than a week away from the premier of the Video Game Reality House Season 1, set to take place on Monday October 1st. After all of the interviews and video game characters looking to make a name for themselves, we have narrowed down our competitors and today, they will be revealed. As an added bonus, we have some of the interviews from characters that were rejected.

Contestants:

  1. Princess Peach – Mario  peach1
  2. Unknown Character   imageedit_6_2102873127
  3. Bowser – Mario  bowser.png
  4. Spyro – Spyro  spyro-the-dragon

  5. Jensen – Deus Ex  Jensen

  6. Peppy – StarFox64  peppy

  7. Solid Snake – Metal Gear Solid  Metal-Gear-2-Solid-Snake-Leather-Jacket-450x600

  8. Nemesis – Resident Evil 2  nem

  9. Aloy – Horizon Zero Dawn  Aloy

  10. Kratos – God of War  Kratos

  11. Duke Nukem – Duke Nukem  duke

  12. Orchid – Killer Instinct Orchid

  13. Sonya Blade – Mortal Kombat sonya_blade_by_zabzarock-davzx3s

  14. Marcus Fenix – Gears of War gow

  15. Diddy Kong – Diddy Kong Racing diddy kong

  16. Shadow – Sonic Adventure 2 shadow

  17. Masterchief – Halo mastercheif

  18. Lightning – Final Fantasy lightning

  19. Turok – Turok  turok-remastered-xbox-one

 

Rejects:

  1. Luigi –   LuigiNSMBWSo Mario was too busy for the show. When Luigi heard the plumber would not be able to attend, he graciously offered to take his place. The problem is that Luigi’s interview was BORING! Anything he talked about revolved around Mario and pasta. We don’t want the other contestants to fall asleep so we had to decline his interest. Don’t worry, we offered him a role on the production team instead.
  2. Doomguy-    Doomguy_2016The interview with the Doomguy was umm… interesting. He didn’t speak at all and damaged our offices in the process. During out interview Doomguy would pull out his gun and shoot at the monsters that somehow got past our security protocols. Our location is Hyrule Castle, I can’t imagine returning it to the royal family with holes in the walls.
  3. Niko Bellic –   NikoUser3See we had high hopes for Niko but during his interview his bad boy persona turned out to be a little much. We have the safety of the contestants to think about. It didn’t help either that after Niko’s interview a few company vehicles and electronics went missing. He’s too much of a liability to have on hand and quite frankly, he scares me. What happens if her gets eliminated.. I’m not going to be the one to tell him.
  4. Pac Man-   pacmanProbably one of the saddest rejections was for Pacman. He wasn’t invited to interview but somehow he caught wind of the show and demand an interview. Pacman is trying to revive his career and become relatable for the new generation of gamers. The problem is that Pacman really doesn’t have any abilities to help him in this contest, other than his insatiable hunger. A silver lining, we asked Pacman to come back next year with a few of his Ghost friends. That would make an interesting show.

 

These are the characters that will be entering the house on Monday. Tune in to read Episode 1 where our first challenge will allow the house guests to get to know each other better. Don’t forget, you will be able to participate by posting why your favorite character should advance to the next round and by voting on Twitter for the Instant Save on Wednesday Next Week! Have a great weekend!

-Luna 🙂