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Weekly Meeting 11

Posted by creed1701 on Monday, 10 October 2016 at 9:30 PM

This week we have not one, but two big events going on at the same time.

First up, we will be hosting a Super Mario Maker tournament and the prize will be a 3 day PAX-AUS ticket!! For those who don't know, SMM is sort of like Super Mario Bros, but other players make the maps. If you don't know what Super Mario Bros is, well while I'm at it I'll also explain Pac-Man and Space Invaders (seriously though, if you don't know just google it).  The winner of the tournament will be whoever can get through a predetermined stage the fastest. Also, in the interest of fairness, the tournament will be held at the back of the room to stop any upcoming contestants from seeing what lies ahead.

Since the projector will be free, this week we will also be showcasing some DDR games!! We finally got our hands on a DDR pad and this week we plan on playing Crypt of the NecroDancer as well as a few others including Stepmania. Also, as usual, we will also have our consoles set up if you prefer those and of course you are welcome to bring your laptops and handhelds as well.

Date: Fri. 14 Oct. 2016
Time: 2pm-5pm
Location: 103 Old Metallurgy
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/343700495965738/

Weekly Meeting 10

Posted by creed1701 on Monday, 3 October 2016 at 12:17 PM

What is it?

  • old man yells at cereal
  • solar-powered cereal
  • johns breakfast
  • Who put skis in my cereal?
  • why are there windshield wipers in my soup!?

Welcome to Drawful 2 (the successor to Drawful from the Jackbox Party Pack) where you be asked to draw a certain object and and everyone tries to guess what it is and misdirect everyone else while doing so. Expect some wacky tabacky things to be put up which includes but is not limited to hair trimmings, wagons and stubbed toes.

Also this week, we're going to do something AWESOME. We'll be doing a raffle for SEE members to win a 3-DAY PASS TO PAX AUS! All you have to do is sign the green sheet! It's that easy. The winner will be announced at around 4:50 on the day, hope to see you there ^-^

Date: Fri. 7 Oct. 2016
Time: 2pm-5pm
Location: 103 Old Metallurgy
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/587114411413878/

SEE name change?

Posted by Fluto on Sunday, 25 September 2016 at 5:00 PM

~! Attention !~

This message goes out to all members of SEE the old and the new. Over the years as far as 2012 each committee has had this one idea that never pulled through, so today I’d like to ask you the patrons of SEE for your opinion on this matter.

Should the Society for Electronic Entertainment change its name?
This may be shocking for a few and ring true for others, which is why we would like to ask you as you are the foundations of SEE.

The name roots down to finding an acronym that can relate to video games, and at the time EE part of the name came from E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo).

There is a plethora of reasons to change the name such as:

-          SEE doesn’t mention or suggest the topic of Video Games

-          It does not automatically click for first timers that this club is for Video Games

-          The name can be interpreted in different ways that skew from Video Games

-          It can be confused with Electrical Engineering (This has happened)

-          People are sick of SEE puns

With the implementation of a new name there are a multitude of positives that can arise such as an increase in our members since it could be more recognisable.

If this gets approved, there will be a large transitional period as we will need to slowly dissolve from the old name and associate ourselves for the new one. Though this shouldn’t affect you too much.

 

With this post there is a poll located here, anyone can post their opinion on the matter and suggest names. If you wish to not change the name, then select the SEE option. If we see enough interest, we will plan to hold a general meeting to cast the final vote. I’ll repeat again, this poll is NOT FINAL nor official (according to UMSU), instead it is a survey to receive some insight on your opinions. 

 

Here are some tips on creating a name:

-          Mention Video Games/Games in the name

-          Use a cool Acronym

-          Perhaps Acronyms could relate to Video Games, such as GG/GGWP/GLHF

-          Another aspect that you could mention is eSports

-          Some collective types you can use are Society / Club / Association

Weekly Meeting 9

Posted by creed1701 on Tuesday, 20 September 2016 at 11:30 PM

You are in a block-ish world, and the apocalypse comes, what do you do? This week you will get to answer that question in Blockpocalypse!! Having been developed right here in Melbourne, SEE has received special closed beta access, and may even get a visit from the developers. So if you are keen for some epic pre-release hype (for a game which itself is pretty awesome) then come check out this week's showcase!

As usual, if you would rather play some more mainstream games, we will have our consoles set up, as well as wifi with Steam (and Battle.net) access if prefer PC gaming. 

Also, if youare curious about the world of VR or missed out on the post-SEE outing to That VR Joint and still wanted to check it out, we will be going again this week. Its a super fun place to hang out with friends and all SEE members get a 33% discount (dropping the price from $30/30min to $20/30min). Just don't forget to bring your SEE membership card to get the discount. I honestly can not speak of this place highly enough and would totally reccomend coming along and checking it out!!

For the weekly showcase:
Date: Fri. 23 Sep. 2016
Time: 2pm-5pm 
Location: 103 Old Metallurgy
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1097695003619332

For That VR Joint outing:
Date: Fri. 23 Sep. 2016
Time: 6pm-8:30pm
Location: 450 Smith Street, Fitzroy 
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/212960022453593

Weekly Meeting 8

Posted by creed1701 on Tuesday, 13 September 2016 at 4:09 PM

In an unknown land far, far away some genius asked: "What happens if we cross Pokemon and Street Fighter?". This fateful question brought us Pokken Tournament!! To celebrate this, this week we will be having a Pokken Tournament... Tournament (??). In all seriousness, this game is epic and you should come along to test your skills against other SEE-farers. Signups close at 3:15pm and entry is free.

As usual, if Pokken isn't your thing, we will have the consoles (XBox One, PS3, XBox 360, Wii U, Wii) as well as Steam access if that is more your speed.

Date: Fri. 16 Sep. 2016

Time: 2pm-5pm 

Location: 103 Old Metallurgy

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/571299446375524/

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