January 25, 2011

Facebook, Volunteering, and Events

Because of the large number of people having trouble finding the Facebook group, here is the direct URL:


Unfortunately, we are unsure how to change the URL to be vgame instead of this long random number sequence, so if anyone knows how to do that, please comment!

We are currently welcoming any volunteers who would like to help with advertising or would like to lead a discussion for one of the meetings. Tell us when you can advertise and for how long, and if you want to do the discussion, tell us your topic and give us a brief outline. You can send the info to one of the officer's e-mail addresses or to the club e-mail vgamebyu@gmail.com. Our current schedule for advertising is this Wednesday 3-5, next Monday 3-5, and Tuesday 12-2, but send us when you can do it and we will reserve booth time accordingly.

Our event is coming up! Next Friday! We plan on having two projectors (for screens), two x-box 360s, an N64, and possibly a Wii, as well as about 40 computers. If you would like to bring a console or, even better, a screen then please tell us! You will have to sign a waiver that we (the club) are not responsible if anything gets broken, but if it does then take it up with the person who broke it. The more screens and consoles we have, the better!

Also, thanks to Jared for the excellent discussion today at the meeting, and thanks to everyone who came. We will be getting that xbox live guild set up as soon as possible, and we will get the Saturday online gaming routine established soon too. Hope to see even more people next week!

Gaming President

January 24, 2011

GAMER NEWS (Nintendo DS)

I already have "Plants vs. Zombies" on my iPhone, Mac and Xbox 360 (bought them in that order). Now I can get it for my Nintendo DS too! The graphics are noticeably worse (with a weaker frame rate too), but "PvZ" will always have some of the best gameplay around. The game has an average rating of 82% on gamerankings.com. Here is IGN's review.

Speaking of Nintendo DS, the next iteration (the Nintendo 3DS) has been given an officially release date! It will be available in the United States on March 27th for $250. At that time all Nintendo fanboys will be able to play as Mario, Link or whoever else they showcase, in 3D! Nintendo is also offering a selection of movies to watch on the handheld device. As they do with anything worth awaiting in gamedom, GameSpot has given the 3DS its own launch center.

J.S. Lewis
Online Steward

January 22, 2011

Advertising, Meetings, and Gaming

Next week we will start advertising!  Look for us Monday and Wednesday at 3 and Tuesday at 11 at the Wilkinson Center on BYU campus.  We plan on setting up a game console so if you just want to come and play some old school games a bit then come on by.  We should be advertising for two hours at a time.

On top of that, we will be having regular meeting in Room 340 at the Crabtree building from 7 to 8:30 every Tuesday.  The time and location may be subject to change, but, for right now, plan on it being there and at that time.  Meetings will consist of briefly discussing club business, a video game related discussion led by a volunteer, and general socializing, gamertag swapping, and the like.  We will be trying to make the discussions as interesting as possible and will be posting the subject of the next meeting on the Facebook page every week.

Also, our first event is being planned for February 4 at 6pm.  More details coming soon.  Hope to see everyone at the meetings and online!

Josh Matern
VGAME Gaming President

January 4, 2011

Happy New Year!

Well, a new year has come, and a new semester with it.  Time for us to get our game on!  This year we will finally start having official meetings (hopefully weekly) as well as activities (hopefully monthly or more).  Also, we will be advertising the club on campus as soon as possible so that we can start getting as many members as possible!

Going along with all of that, I will be working with BYUSA to get our official club emblem (yeah, they really do that) and I am hoping to make it as cool as possible.  Also, expect to see club jackets and t-shirts available soon!  More details when those come.  Officers will also be regularly posting on the blog and elsewhere reviews, news, up-dates, and activity dates.  I hope we can all make this a great semester!

Joshua Matern
VGAME Gaming President