Friday, 17 March 2017

Retro Gamers Winnipeg

Retro Gamers Winnipeg has unified our city's classic video game community, hosting Winnipeg's largest, dedicated retro video game conventions celebrating it's history and raising money and supplies for local charities.

A special message from our first convention from classic video game show host Nicholas Picholas of Video and Arcade Top 10

Our first convention Retro Gamers Unite 1 hit maximum capacity all day with over 500 attendees!

Our events have supported various local charities, raising thousands of dollars and hundreds of pounds of food and clothing for local charity!

We returned with our second convention Retro Gamers Unite 2, surpassing our initial convention attendance of over 700 attendees, and we plan to do it again!  (Event link coming soon!)

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Monday, 10 August 2015

Come support our first ever garage sale for next year's convention! We'll have tons of cool stuff to sell and even some games "on the grill" if you just want to hang out! Share with your friends and see you there!

Thank you to Cookatoos for letting us use their lot! Click here for directions to their store!

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Retro Gamers Unite 2 Schedule is up!

Check out all the activities happening at Retro Gamers Unite 2! Please note actual times may vary. Winners of all contests and raffles must be present to claim their prizes!

10am - Doors Open to Public

2on2 Smash Tournament Registration Open
Cosplay Registration Open (front area)
PNP Amiibo Tournament Registration begins for all tournaments (at PNP Booth)
Retro Gaming Area Open all day (ALL DAY EVENT)
Extra Life table open (activity to be announced)
Geekdom House's Retro Challenges Begin (ALL DAY EVENT)

PNP Games Amiibo Tournament 1 Begins

2on2 Smash Tournament Begins

Soul Calibur 2 Tournament (HD) Beings (Chip Damage Area)

Cosplay Registration Ends
First paper auction ends - Winner announced

PNP Amiibo Tournament 2 Begins 

Street Fighter 2 Hyper Fighting Tournament Begins (Chip Damage)
Cosplay final judging begins (all "cosplayers" meet in front area for close up judging)

Cosplay Winners Announced (front stage area)
Door Prize Raffle Winner Announced
Children's Game cube package raffle announced

Possible Third PNP Amiibo Tournament Begins (TBD)
Second Paper Auction Ends (winner announced)

Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 Tournament Begins (Chip Damage)

Convention Closed

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Chip Damage at RGU2! Retro Fight Game Fans Rejoice!

What's up, fighting game fans? We at ChipDamage are happy to announce that we'll be running a few tournaments for old school fighting games at Retro Gamers Unite 2015.
Here's the lineup and schedule, as well as the console each game will be played on. All games will have a 5$ entry fee each.

1:30pm - Soul Calibur 2 HD (PS3)
3:00pm - Street Fighter 2: Hyper Fighting (Xbox 360)
5:30pm - Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (PS3)

Bringing your own controller/arcade stick is both allowed and encouraged as we won't be able to supply everyone with a controller, especially for the Xbox. Also, keep in mind that any wireless controllers that don't desync when you unplug them (ie: official controllers) will not be allowed. We apologize for the inconvenience.
We look forward to seeing everyone show off their skills in the classics!

Monday, 13 April 2015

2on2 Super Smash Melee Guidelines for RGU2

Smash Bros Melee Tournament Guidelines

Double Elimination
4 Stocks (Lives)
8 Minute Time Limit
Friendly Fire On
Items Off
Games are best 2 out of 3!!!
-Pokemon Stadium - Final Destination - Battlefield - Dream Land 64 - Yoshi’s Story - Kongo Jungle 64 (Game #2 and #3 only!!)

More details after the jump...

Amiibo Free-For-All at RGU2! Train and Win!

On April 25th we're holding (with PNP Games help) the first ever Amiibo's Free-for-All tournament. You'll be able to register your Amiibos at RGU2 to face off against other local trainers, winner takes all with grand prizes valuing over $75 each and a pretty slick "trophy" from Retro Gamers Winnipeg. We're already confirmed a Gold Edition Mario Amiibo as PART of the grand prize for one of our tournaments from PNP Games (there will be more added to the grand prizes of course). More prizes as they get confirmed from our sponsors.

Details after the jump