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: 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 🙂

 

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

 

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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!

Casting The Video Game Reality House: Welcome Princess Peach!

The bottom line is that you can’t possibly have a reality show without a beautiful Princess to gather the affections of the guys.

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You can’t have a show without me *smooches*

The Princess definitely knows how to turn on the charm to get what she so desires.  Toad-0 I have to admit, when the short mushroom looking agent requested an audience, I knew we struck gold. Not because of her charm or cuteness… but because of how unhinged she really is…

So princess, what have you been up to now that you are outside of the video game world?

I haven’t struggled a bit. This “reality” world has been very accepting of me. I currently have a huge Loft in New York with summer homes in the Hamptons and Miami. I’m looking at property in California as well. I’m invited to all of the fashion shows and galas across the world which keeps me very busy. Poor Toad has a hard time planning out my weeks.

So you’re a Socialite?

A party is considered dull affair if you do not have A List celebrities and I’m as A List as it gets.

What about Mario?

What about him? This interview is for the Video Game Reality House is it not? Is Mario going to be there? 

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It’s a meee!

 

I can’t reveal who will be in the house, but rest assured that everyone will go through the same interview process. I take it you 2 are not on speaking terms?

If Mario ever has anything interesting to say, I would gladly oblige an audience with him. Seeing as his vocabulary is full of “It’s a meee or Mama miaaaa” I doubt we will be speaking outside of traditional pleasantries.

I’m sure our readers would love to dive more into your personal life. How is your cousin Daisy?

She’s fine. Last time we spoke Daisy was jet setting the world helping out people in need and going on safaris. I have Toad draft a letter to my cousin once a month to keep up appearances.

So you’re estranged from her too then?

I wouldn’t call it estranged. There’s so many distractions in this world that it’s easy to get sidetracked. We all have taken different paths and at the moment, our interests do not align is all. So tell me more about this competition? Toad only provided a few details and said a winner would be crowned which would naturally be yours truly.

Well we have decided to catch up with video game characters and the best way to do so is to lock—  

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We wouldn’t lock them in lol

I mean place select characters into a house filled with competition. It’s called a reality show in this world. Each week you will compete for advantages and there will be an elimination at the end of the week. The last character standing will be crowned the Video Game Champion and receive a trophy along with additional perks.

I see. I accept your invitation to be the Star of the show and enter the house.

Well, your highness I didn’t offer…

I will have Toad fax over my requests for the house. I have certain products that I need to have with me at all time and I will do you the favor of promoting this show on my Instagram feed. You will have 4.5 million followers viewing the activities at the house. You’re welcome.

That’s fine but there’s a selection…

Look at the time. I have a meeting with a fashion designer. We are creating a new line for my Pretty In Pink collection coming out next Spring. I have to go. Don’t forget to fax over the agreement contract to my agent.

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Wait but we didn’t…

Smooches darling oh and since I’m the star I expect to have the priority reveal. Toodles!

Well… I guess we have our first contestant. Even if I didn’t formally offer her the spot.

How do you think Princess Peach will fair in the Video Game Reality House? What other characters would you like to see in the house and why? Tune in later this week for the 2nd character entering the house!

-Luna 🙂

Video Game Reality Show: Location Revealed!

Happy Monday Players! The GamersUnitedGG Community Event is taking shape and as we wait for the casting to be completed, we have secured the location for Season 1 of the Video game Reality Show! Remember, you can participate by creating a blog post on why your character should be selected for the competition and placing the link to your post in the comments. Our Producers will be voting on which characters to place in the house and compete for Best Video Game Champion! See Official Rules by clicking here.

Today we are revealing where are contestants will stay and take place in the competition. Drum Roll Please……

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The Producers and I have secured HYRULE CASTLE as the house that will be featured in the Video Game Reality Show!

Why Hyrule?

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We Transported Hyrule into the Real World!

Hyrule offers a comfortable living area for the characters to eat and sleep. The massive size of the castle offers secret passages and secluded areas for the housemates to use. There’s also plenty of room outside for challenges and portals that can be used to dimension hop.

What about the Royal Family?

The Royal Family has graciously decided to take a trip and offer up their full hospitality for our contestants.

Producers Chris (OverthinkerY), The Gaming Diaries & Pix (Shoot The Rookie) voted on Hyrule Castle and why Season 1 should take place there. Hyrule provides portals, large areas for competition and secret passages where we can have cameras ready to pick up the contestants every move.

Producer Pix took on the task of exploring the land and provided great photos of the Castle.

What’s Next?

With the location of the show finalized we will start revealing the characters participating in this season of the Video Game Reality Show! Tomorrow our first character will be revealed and the details of their interview will be posted here. Make sure to submit your post as to why your video game character should be cast in our reality show.

See ya tomorrow!

-Luna 🙂

GamersUnitedGG 30 Day Video Game Challenge (Rules & Prompts)!

Happy Wednesday Players! June will start on Friday and I wanted to have a go at a 30 day challenge so I made one up! I definitely encourage participation and today’s post will be a preview of the questions for each day of the month. The appeal of 30 day challenges is to provide a stream of consistent content while having fun and getting to know other bloggers! You can answer a few questions, 1 question of all of the questions! Power Up Players for the Preview of the GamersUnitedGG Video Game 30 Day Challenge!

Game Guide (Rules):

  • Answer the designated question each day (you can answer the ones that you prefer as well)
  • Tag this post so that other bloggers can view the rules and questions
  • Have Fun!

 

That’s it! Each Monday I will also post a recap of the past week’s topics. Feel Free to let me know that you are participating in the comments so that I can tag your posts as well!

 

Video Game Questions question1

Day 1: Who is your childhood video game hero?

Day 2: Which video game world would you like to live in? Why?

Day 3: Who is your favorite video game sidekick?

Day 4: What was the toughest boss that you had to face?

Day 5: If you can have a videogame weapon, which would you choose?

Day 6: What’s your favorite game?

Day 7: You’re in a Western video game and need to rob the bank, which video game character will be your partner?

Day 8: What’s your favorite video game pet?

Day 9: Who is your favorite childhood video game title?

Day 10: What childhood video game would you recommend and why?

Day 11: Which video game has the best memories?

Day 12: What is the hardest game that you have played? Why was it hard?

Day 13: Do you have a favorite video game villain?

Day 14: You jump down Mario’s Warp Pipe, where do you end up?

Day 15: What is your favorite video game Power-Up?

Day 16: What’s your favorite party game?

Day 17: What is your favorite handheld system?

Day 18: Does video games have a meaning to you? Why do you play?

Day 19: Which character would you party with?

Day 20: What game can you play for hours?

Day 21: You hit the mystery box on Mario, which power up do you get?

Day 22: Which video game character would you choose to pick your clothes? Stylist?

Day 23: Which video game would you make into a movie?

Day 24: You’re offered a pro gaming contract, which video game is it for?

Day 25: You need to break into something, which character would you choose to help?

Day 26: What are you currently playing?

Day 27: What are your 3 favorite video game tools/weapons?

Day 28: What’s your favorite game to play on a rainy day?

Day 29: What’s your favorite genre?

Day 30: If you could design a video game, what would it be?

Have a great day! If you’re going to be participating, make sure to leave your link in the comments so that I can check out your responses! See you on June 1st! Have a great day!

-Luna 🙂

 

GamersUnitedGG Blogging Competition & The Winner is…

Happy Wednesday! It’s been a great (& busy) month to start off the year and our GamersUnitedGG Blogging Competition comes to a close today. We have had 3 awesome participants building their own video game and I think that the responses were fantastic in each instance. At the end of Week 2 we had a tie for 1st place between Pix1001 from Shoot the Rookie and Daniel from Home Button. Flying Colours has been a great participant and mathematically locked in the 3rd Place prize. Let’s analyze each of the 3 participant’s video games and award the final points to determine the winner.

Flying Colours was the first participant and took a different path than the other 2. Colours placed their responses in the comments of each prompt and came up with a video game that I think is a superhero adventure. The main character was tall, dark and handsome with awesome abilities like flying (I see what you did there) and mind reading. In week 2 we meet a villain that is obsessed with power and control.

Pix1001 really piqued my interest the first week with the main character Osha that I really liked. Osha is a nerdy girl that wants to save the planet, not just it’s inhabitants, but the environment as well. Pix provided a very detailed description of the main character and the description was vivid enough to paint a picture in my head which was awesome! In week 2 Osha’s nemesis and the main villain of the gain was a political mastermind called Mira. Mira is an extremely intelligent villain that did not always start out as an evil mastermind. Mira seems to have become jaded with the way people in the world are and is planning to destroy everything and use the presious resources of the planet to escape to another world. A great villain is relatable and has a story that draws you in and feel as if Mira exemplifies those characteristics. Going into the final week I was questioning how battling would work but Pix delivered! She answered that in her week 3 response with the party battle system. We find out that the game takes place on a planet called Gaia and that you are playing a JRPG game.  The game will launch as a Nintendo Switch Exclusive.

To Pix: “You set distinct goals and it made sense. I loved the dialogue inclusion in your game. Some of the best games have sassy one liners or undercutting remarks that make the game smirk a little. Having your characters make colorful remarks is almost synonmous with Nintendo. I fell in love with your main character and most of your game mesh elements mesh together very well.”

 

Daniel took yet another approach from the other 2 Players by starting his posts as a dossier or FBI type rundown. I immediately envisioned the voice from unsolved mysteries in the opening package to the game running down the file on Jin Usagi while the typewriter sound plays in the back. In week 1 we are privy to the confidential file of the truth tellers who we find out later are actually the villains. Jin is a man with considerable skill and was apart of the title organization known as Full Arsenal or F.A. In week 2 we get a glimpse of the organization and some of their members from a Truthers perspective. It’s a Suicide Squad type of feel where the government or people in power put together a band of rogues and mercenariess to form a special task team. But of course, being self aware the team realized that they could go out on their own and didn’t need bosses. In the final week Full Arsenal is unveiled at E3 2020 and the trailers along with the developers talk about how the game will function. It’s an open world, choice driven game that will launch on PS4 and Xbox One.

To Daniel: ” Your premise and your methods of delivering your game each week was exciting and a great read. Your character, plot and villains are all outstanding and I can see the game vividly in my head. I really like the choice driven aspect and the option to kill your enemy and take pieces of their armor or spare them and possibly turn them to your side. This element would be cool in many games today.”

All 3 Participants did an amazing job with their video games and thank you for participating. Here’s a reminder of the prizes:

Rewards:

  1.  1st Place will receive a large Mystery Box of gaming and geeky items!
  2. 2nd Place will receive a small Mystery Box of gaming and geeky items!
  3. 3rd Place will receive a giftcard!

And the Winner of the GamersUnitedGG competition is…

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Pix1001 from Shoot the Rookie! 

Congratulations to all 3 Players in the competition! I will reach out to each of you individually so that I can send your rewards. Don’t forget to give them a follow if you enjoy their blogs! I think we will host blogging competitions each quarter so make sure to join us again in April! Have a fantastic Wednesday!

-Luna 😀

GamersUnitedGG Blogging Challenge: Week 2 Standings!

Happy Wednesday and Power up Players for the GamersunitedGG Blogging Competition Week 2 standings! The blogging competition is going well and I encourage everyone interested to participate! Today we will award the points for Week 2’s prompt. Let’s take a look at the rules:

Game Guide:

  • Each week there will be a topic that you will write about (the prompt posts will be released each Monday at 11:30am EST). This is a 3 week competition!
  • On the designated due date all entries must be posted (you can post anytime before the due date). Submissions after the due date will be reviewed but not submitted for the challenge that week.
  • Make sure to link back to the prompt post (This Post) each week and place a link to your submission post in the comments section.
  • Each week the top 3 posts will receive 10, 7 or 5 points. All other participants will receive 3 points. At the end of the 3rd week, the participant with the most points wins (There will be 3 Winners).

Rewards:

  1.  1st Place will receive a large Mystery Box of gaming and geeky items!
  2. 2nd Place will receive a small Mystery Box of gaming and geeky items!
  3. 3rd Place will receive a giftcard!

Challenge Prompt:

Week 2: January 15th – January 22ndA great video game would be nothing without a compelling villain, who is this villain and what is their goal?

Participants:

Flying Colours answered first this week with a monstrous villain who wants to be king. He takes from the poor and crushes anyone who is weak. I like this villain and I can see him in 2 ways. First being a literal monster with sharp claws, slimy skin and being tall. His character would be something like Bowser (whom I love and I promise the Memoirs of a Villain post will be up soon). Bowser King of the Koopas and ready to do what’s necessary to stay in power. I can also see the character being a mortal man who’s appearance is not known, so the townspeople make him into a beast!

Daniel from Home Button struck next with his gang of Villains and title titans Full Arsenal. His villains are a group of mercenaries put together to assist in a government crisis. But you know how that turned out right? F.A ended up drinking in power and realizing that they do not have to answer to anyone, they are super skilled and well funded enough to do what they want. Suicide-Squadblu-12132016 I think of the Suicide Squad when I think about Full Arsenal, but more hi-tech based. The Suicide Squad is a gang of villains put together to help save the world… but I mean, what do they get out it? Total Chaos!

Pix1001 came up the political plunderer Mira as her villain! she’s described as having “… long violet hair, a short-sword tucked into her floor length cape and a devious look in her eyes.”  Mira seems really intelligent so I can see her being a huge problem for anyone who crosses her. She is planning to destroy everyone and everything that Earth is and she may just get what she wants! raven The cape and dark hair reminds me of Raven from Teen Titan. Mira sounds like a great villain!

 

Thank you again to all 3 participants in this week challenge! Now let’s award the points for week 2 and don’t forget to click on their links to read each participants’ response!

3rd Place receiving 5 Points – Flying Colours!Your monsterous villain seems like he would work well against your main character! Read their entry here!

2nd Place receiving 7 points-Pix1001 from Shoot the Rookie Mira is a great villain and I think she works really well versus your main character. Read her entry here!

1st Play receiving 10 points-Daniel from Home ButtonI really enjoyed your entry and the villains sound super cool. I love the idea of a team of rogues doing what they want. Read his entry here!

Overall Standings:

3rd Place with 10 points = Flying Colours

Tied for First with 17 points = Pix1001 & Daniel

Thank you for everyone that participated this week! Week 3’s prompt is live and I encourage everyone to enter! Remember, you can still enter week 1 & 2 and you will receive the 3 Points for participation. The top 3 players with the most points at the end of Week 3 will receive the prizes! Check out week 1&2 and the official rules by clicking here!

-Luna 🙂

GamersUnitedGG Blogging Competition: Week 1 Standings!

Happy Wednesday and Power up Players for the GamersunitedGG Blogging Competition Week 1 standings! The blogging competition is going well and I encourage everyone interested to participate! Today we will award the points for Week 1’s prompt. Let’s take a look at the rules:

Game Guide:

  • Each week there will be a topic that you will write about (the prompt posts will be released each Monday at 11:30am EST). This is a 3 week competition!
  • On the designated due date all entries must be posted (you can post anytime before the due date). Submissions after the due date will be reviewed but not submitted for the challenge that week.
  • Make sure to link back to the prompt post (This Post) each week and place a link to your submission post in the comments section.
  • Each week the top 3 posts will receive 10, 7 or 5 points. All other participants will receive 3 points. At the end of the 3rd week, the participant with the most points wins (There will be 3 Winners).

Rewards:

  1.  1st Place will receive a large Mystery Box of gaming and geeky items!
  2. 2nd Place will receive a small Mystery Box of gaming and geeky items!
  3. 3rd Place will receive a giftcard!

Challenge Prompt:

  • Week 1: January 8- January 15thYou’re designing a video game and the main character needs to be created. Describe your main character. What 3 power ups or abilities would you choose for the character and why?

Participants:

Flying Colours was the first participant to strike with the blue eyed, handsome male character who could fly!

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I think of a Superman type character!

I can see this character being a sort of Superhero in the video game and the added twist of him being able to transform into different people and read their minds backs up my assumption! I really enjoy comics and Superheros so I was excited about what a game with this character would entail.

 

Pix1001 from Shoot The Rookie came in to save the day with a tree hugging, environment saving, seemingly high angst character called Osha!

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I think of a cartoonish type character!

Aside from the cool name, Osha’s desription of the  “Torn jeans with big pockets for carrying stuff, short spiky hair and a T-shirt with a picture of her favourite bird on it” reminds me of a teen or young adult character that resembles a character from Splatoon! I can picture big animated features and I rebellious personality.  Pix did a fantatsic job of describing the abilities of Osha and I felt that Invincibility, Haste and Healing matched the character’s personality very well (I mean healing can do wonders for saving the planet!).

 

Daniel from Home Button was the final level in week 1’s submission and boy did he not disappoint! I really enjoyed Daniel running down the details of his character Jin Usagi in a sort of Dossier, FBI’s Most Wanted kind of fashion.

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I think of a Ninja type character!

Off the back I felt as if I were reading crime-fighting, assassin type game.  Jin is a trained killer (or so we believe) and he is “driven by honor, duty and loyalty” which makes him exceptionally charismatic. Daniel’s video game seems a bit darker and reminds me of the games like Metal Gear Solid or L.A Noire. I love how the main character is essentially on the run and portrayed as a high priority target.

 

All three entrants developed fantasic characters for their games and I can automatically visualize what each character might look like. Now let’s award the points for week one and don’t forget to clik on the links to read each participants’ response!

3rd Place receiving 5 Points – Flying Colours! While I enjoyed and could picture your character the other entrants gave a bit more detail and a name. Read Entry Here!

2nd Place receiving 7 points – Daniel from Home Button! Your entry was really well done and I love the premise! Read Entry Here!

1st Play receiving 10 points – Pix1001 from Shoot the Rookie! I reallyyyy enjoyed your entry and the character profile. Your chracter makes me want to play the game immediately without knowing any other details! Read Entry Here!

Thank you for everyone that participated this week! Week 2’s prompt is live and I encourage everyone to enter! Remember, you can still enter week 1 and will receive the 3 Points for participation. The top 3 players with the most points at the end of Week 3 will receive the prizes! Check out week 1 and the official rules by clicking here!

What did you think of the competition on week 1? Who are your favorites and which character did you like the best? Submissions due next Wednesday 1/24/18 for Week 2 which is the Villain of your game!

-Luna 🙂