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

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

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

Snake: *Rustles in the bushes*

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

 

Challenge Day:

**Cue The Host**

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

Here are the Teams:

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

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

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

** Cue Shy Guy**

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Players are you ready?…. Set….. Go!

 

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

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

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

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

Peppy: This is Peppy. All Systems go!

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

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

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

Peppy: Don’t go too fast Falco!

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

Gamers House Week 3: Trimming The Fat!

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

** Cue The Host*

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

 

Challenge Day:

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

 

Scorpion from Mortal Kombat

Ryu from Street Fighter

Kasumi from Dead or Alive

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

 

Turok’s Lineup:

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

 

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

 

Round 1 Fight!

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Nemesis: Starsssssss

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

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

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

 

Round 2 Fight!

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

 

Final Round:

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

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

  • Jensen
  • Shadow
  • Masterchief
  • Turok

 

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

  • Aloy
  • Spyro
  • Kratos
  • Peppy

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

Gamers House 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**

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

Challenge Day:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Heat 1:

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

 

Heat 2:

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

 

Heat 3:

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

 

Heat 4:

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

 

Heat 5:

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

 

Marcus: Compliments of the Torque Bow!

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Torque Bow!

Heat 6:

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

 

Heat 7:

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

 

Heat 8:

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

 

Heat 9:

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

 

The Winner of this week’s challenge is….

Turok!

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

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

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

 

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

See you Friday for the Results!

-Luna 🙂

 

Gamers House: Elimination Week 1!

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

 

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

 

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

 

The Twitter Instant Save Poll has saved the following contestant:

 

Kratos From God of War!

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Receiving 60% of The Votes!

 

 

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

 

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

 

Confessional Turok:

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

** End**

 

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

 

Snake: Nemesis has to go!

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

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

Shadow: Sounds like you’re afraid Snake.

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

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

 

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

 

Lighning: Orchid

Turok: Nemesis

Peppy: Orchid

Aloy: Diddy

Peach: Orchid

Zelda: Orchid

Jensen: Nemesis

Marcus: Nemesis

Masterchief: Orchid

Duke: Nemesis

Spyro: Orchid

Shadow: Diddy

Snake: Nemesis

Sonya: Orchid

Bowser: Diddy

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Thanks for participating!

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

-Luna 🙂

 

Gamers House: Pilot Ep 2

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

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

Peppy: Don’t go to fast, Falco!

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

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

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

Marcus: What are you thinking doll?

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

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

Jensen: Looks like we’re not alone. 

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Enter Dramatic Pause

 

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

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

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

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He’s Fast

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

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

Lightning: Men, pfft. Thanks anyway Shadow.

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

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

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

Snake: Ready for the next one!

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

Kratos: Shall we continue?

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

Kratos: Piece of cake.

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But is it really?

 

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

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

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

Peppy: You’re becoming more like your father.

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

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

 

Red Team:

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

Duke: Hahahahah hahahhahahahaha

The party looks disturb.

Turok: What is it Duke?

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

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

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

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

 

Purple Team:

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

Masterchief opens the box and reveals the final challenge.

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

His team is exhausted but Sonya steps forward.

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

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

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

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

The koopa king runs into the brush.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

The characters up for elimination are:

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

 

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

 

-Luna 🙂

 

Casting Extended!

Happy Tuesday Players! We have extended the deadline for characters to be submitted into the video Game Reality House to next Tuesday 9/25/18! This year’s competition will take place in Hyrule at Hyrule Castle! Hyrule offers plenty of space and different attributes to make sure the housemates are entertaining for the first season. If you didn’t have a chance to submit a character, the rules are simple:

 

Game Guide:

  • Select ANY video game character that you would like to see in the reality house
  • Link back to this post and post your response in the comments so that we can read your entry
  • Tune in on September 26th to see the full reveal of all characters in the house for Season 1

That’s it! We already have a few great entries which you can read below

  1. Peppy from StarFox64
  2. Jensen from Deus Ex
  3. Princess Peach from Mario
  4. Umm… Who Are You?

Tomorrow the competition really HEATS up when our next contestant is revealed. Let’s just say that him and his new found friend both have fiery tempers!

Not able to participate? No problem, Season 1 will start on Monday October 1st with our very first episode. We will also post teasers and have a live vote on Twitter each week to save characters up for elimination. For full details on the event, click here!

Have a great Tuesday!

 

-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 Community Event: Video Game Reality House!

Happy Friday Players! GamersUnitedGG will be launching our 2nd Community Event on October 1st.

 

We are starting a Video Game Reality House and the interview process for the characters to be accepted is brutal. You can help us narrow down the characters that will be admitted into Season 1. To participate, post a blog response with the video game character you would like to see in the house and your reasons why they would win! You can link your responses in the comments so that our Producers can review and vote. The final cast will be revealed between now and Episode 1’s start date of October 1st so post your responses by September 17th!

 

Additional details on the event and other ways to participate will be unveiled over the coming month on the blog and Twitter.

 

What is the Video Game Reality House?

 

Contestants will be placed in a house where the goal is to be crowned the Video Game Champion. Like many Reality Shows, the characters will have to survive the social and physical games to make it to the Final Boss Battle. Contestants will compete in video game related challenges where a MVP will be crowned. The MVP will have immunity for the week and gain privileges to help further their position in the game. At the end of each week, characters will be nominated for elimination and 1 or more characters will run out of lives.

 

How you can participate:

The community will be able to try and save their favorite characters via the Twitter Instant Save Vote or by writing a Confessional Post on the Wednesday before the elimination. The Confessional Posts will be your way to champion for your character as to why they shouldn’t be eliminated and add to the excitement of the Reality Show by revealing secrets the character may have witnessed during the week.

Confessional: Snake from Metal Gear Solid

After the challenge today we all gathered back at the house for a barbecue. Everyone was off in their cliques talking strategy and preparing for the elimination vote and I was doing my own thing… 

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They’ll Never See Me Coming!

hanging out in boxes you know. I overheard 2 Players scheming on a member of their alliance. They’re planning to get the other Players in the House to vote for their buddy in the coming elimination. This is why I prefer to stay close to my box… you can’t trust anyone. Who were the 2 culprits you say? You’d never believe me if I told you…

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Caught Redddd Handed

The Confessionals can be used to save your character, throw others under the bus and cause more drama for the eliminations and episodes. Nothing is off limits in the confessionals.

The Twitter Instant Save Vote will be posted on The GamersUnitedGG Twitter from Tuesday until Thursday as a Pinned Message. You can vote to instantly save a character from being eliminated.

Both the Confessional Posts and Twitter Instant Saves will be taken into account during the eliminations each Friday.

 

What Next?

 

Now we start the selection process for the video game characters that should be placed in the house for Season 1. 16 Characters in total will be chosen for this first season.  You can nominate 1 or multiple characters up until September 17th. Tune into the blog and Twitter to see which Characters have been selected! Well, what are you waiting for? Post to your blog which video game characters would be great additions to the Video Game Reality Show and don’t forget to link your responses in the comments so that we can see who you are nominating.

 

I’m super excited for this event and hopefully this can turn into a multi-season community event! Have Fun!

 

-Luna 🙂