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GIVEAWAY - LIVE CHAT ATARI TRIVIA -- Wed, October 29, 2014 9pm EST, 6pm PST


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#1 The Professor

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 01:54 AM

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SPECIAL EVENT: LIVE CHAT ATARI TRIVIA
Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 9pm EST, 6pm PST
 
 
 
Join us in the chatroom for a special Halloween celebration on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 9pm EST, 6pm PST for a night of LIVE CHAT ATARI TRIVIA!
 
1st Place wins a special Atari 2600 Halloween Prize Package: 
  • a newly refurbished "Vader" Atari 2600 VCS (black as midnight on a moonless night) 
  • a brand new 2600 Joystick 
  • five of our hand-made custom Atari-themed buttons
  • a minty-fresh, brand-new in the box Ms. Pac-Man (for chasing ghosts) 
  • and a Haunted House cartridge with the original instructions! 
 
Our Runner-Up will win the 2nd Place Prize: a $10.00 store credit towards any purchase at Video 61 Atari Sales & Service! (www.atarisales.com)
 
 
 
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I.) HOW IT WORKS
 
Live Chat Atari Trivia plays just like Trivia Night at a local bar, with three major exceptions:
 
  • trivia takes place online in our chatroom, not in a bar
  • questions are Atari-centric, with a focus on classic games and retro life
  • instead of sliders & drinks, we're giving away Atari stuff as prizes
 
Live Chat Atari Trivia consists of four rounds of five questions. Answer as many questions correctly as you can to win a prize!
 
  • Round 1: questions about Atari games
  • Round 2: questions about Atari history
  • Round 3: questions about retro life and pop culture (late-'70s through mid-'90s)
  • Round 4: questions about other classic video games and toys
 
 
 
II.) SCORING
 
There are five questions in each of the four rounds. The first four questions in each round are worth 1 Point each, and the final question of each round is worth 2 Points. This results in 6 Points per round, with a total possible 24 Points for the game.
 
At the end of each round, answers are submitted to me via Private Message. Scores are tabulated and announced in the live chat.
 
At the end of the game, the person with the highest score wins the 1st Place Prize, and the runner-up wins the 2nd Place Prize.
 
Should Trivia Night result in a tied score for 1st or 2nd Place, the tie will be broken with a sudden death question in the live chat. The first of the tied contestants to respond with the correct answer wins the tie.
 
 
 
III.) PLAYING THE GAME
 
Atari Trivia will take place in the live chat, here in our forums. You can enter the chatroom by clicking the "Chat" button at the top right of the page next to the magnifying glass. (see photo below) If you haven’t already signed up for an account, you'll want to do so ahead of time so you can post in the chat room and send Private Messages. 
 
 
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Atari Trivia is played just like Trivia Night at your local watering hole. In a bar & grill-type setting, a trivia host walks around the restaurant asking trivia questions with a microphone. People quietly write down answers at their table and turn in their answer sheet to the host at the end of each round. Scores are tallied and leaders announced as the next round begins. The table with the highest score at the end of four rounds wins a prize, usually a free round of drinks, etc.
 
Atari Trivia will play out almost the same way. I'll be your Trivia Host for the night, and instead of hosting trivia in a bar we'll have trivia in the chatroom! Instead of turning in a piece of paper with your answers, you'll send me a private message with your answers at the end of each round! Scores will be tallied up during each break, and I'll announce board leaders in the chatroom as the next round begins. Remember, everybody else can see what you say in the chatroom, so be sure not to blurt out your answers and PM them to me instead!
 
 
 
IV.) ELIGIBILITY
 
Everyone is invited to play! If you have trouble logging in, please let us know and we’ll assist you. To keep the playing field level, we kindly ask that Atari employees past & present, published gaming historians, staff at tech and gaming publications, major retrogaming retailers, and admins of tech and gaming websites including ourselves voluntarily abstain from playing to allow the average Joe a chance to win. The spirit of Atari Trivia Night is to foster the love of Atari gaming among regular fans and newcomers wishing to embrace the hobby.
 
 
 
V.) QUESTIONS?

 

We want this to be a fun way to celebrate Halloween and kick off the Fall season! If you have any questions about how to play, just ask below! 
 
 
 
 
Good luck, everyone!
 
 
- The Professor

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#2 RetroVideoGameNerd

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 04:55 PM

I'll attend, Professor. C: Seems like a blast.
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Posted 22 October 2014 - 07:43 PM

RetroVideoGameNerd - It will be a blast! Because of friends like you and others in the forums. We wanted to get everybody together to celebrate Halloween and do something interesting and fun. I think Trivia & Prizes are two things that are long overdue in the Atari world. I'm so glad you'll be attending! This could be a good way for you to get a 2600. Good luck!


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Posted 26 October 2014 - 03:23 PM

hell i'll get in on this. spark me up some warlords!



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Posted 27 October 2014 - 04:02 PM

is it the first person to send you the correct answer thru the PM gets the points?  or does every correct answer get the points (then overall point leader wins)?


consoles I own: Atari 2600 Vader & Jr. (short rainbow) w/box, GCE Vectrex, Radio Shack CoCo2 (64k) w/box, Intellivision, NES, SNES, N64 (x3), Xbox (Halo Ed.), PS1 (x3), PS2 slim, Wii, Mattel HyperScan (x2) handhelds I own: Microvision w/box, Electronic Football (by Sears) w/box, Tomytronic Pac-Man w/ box, Entex PacMan2, Coleco Donkey Kong tabletop w/box (w/ Coleco "Perma-Power" Adapter), & all MGA Classic Arcade's and Jakk's Pacific/TV Games Plug-n-Play.


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Posted 27 October 2014 - 06:36 PM

Hi Arenafoot -

 

Everybody gets points when they submit correct answers through the PM. Only at the end of each round do you submit your answers - a list of the 5 questions from that round. Everybody's correct answer will count towards their high score. (Just like Trivia Night in a bar) The person with the highest cumulative score at the end of the game wins 1st Place.

 

Only should there be a tie would there be a tie breaker - a sudden death question with answers posted live in the chat, in which case the first person to post the correct answer would win. That is only if there is a tied score however.



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Posted 27 October 2014 - 11:14 PM

how long between rounds?


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consoles I own: Atari 2600 Vader & Jr. (short rainbow) w/box, GCE Vectrex, Radio Shack CoCo2 (64k) w/box, Intellivision, NES, SNES, N64 (x3), Xbox (Halo Ed.), PS1 (x3), PS2 slim, Wii, Mattel HyperScan (x2) handhelds I own: Microvision w/box, Electronic Football (by Sears) w/box, Tomytronic Pac-Man w/ box, Entex PacMan2, Coleco Donkey Kong tabletop w/box (w/ Coleco "Perma-Power" Adapter), & all MGA Classic Arcade's and Jakk's Pacific/TV Games Plug-n-Play.


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Posted 28 October 2014 - 02:33 AM

We'll take 5 between each round, so.. ideally about 5 mins for a bathroom break or to grab a drink or what have you. Red Bull anyone? If people need a little more time we'll be flexible. 


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Posted 28 October 2014 - 10:42 PM

Very awesome!! Gonna try my best to be home from work in time!!! I want that Vader!!!!


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Posted 29 October 2014 - 12:03 AM

Hey, BY THE WAY.. if anyone just wants to show up to hang out in the chat and watch the action but doesn't feel like playing.. that's totally cool. Everybody is welcome.

 

Good luck on that Vader, greenween.


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Posted 29 October 2014 - 12:04 AM

I want it bad!!!!!


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Posted 29 October 2014 - 04:40 PM

I'm gonna win this game


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Posted 29 October 2014 - 05:49 PM

Trivia Night begins in just a few hours!! Very excited about tonight. Good luck everybody!
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Posted 29 October 2014 - 06:13 PM

Here's some more background on what Trivia Night is and its etymology:

 

Urban Dictionary: http://www.urbandict...rm=Trivia Night

 

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pub_quiz



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Posted 29 October 2014 - 07:51 PM

Looks fun. I'm in!


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Posted 29 October 2014 - 08:09 PM

I rushed home thinking we were starting at 8ET!! LOL! Thank you for doing this! Good luck everyone!


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Posted 29 October 2014 - 08:43 PM

Great to have you greenween! We tried to make Trivia Night start as late as we could on the east coast to ensure people on the west coast had time to get home and settle in for the night. Hopefully you all had enough time!

 

Trivia starts in 20 mins. Be there or be square!


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Posted 01 November 2014 - 11:01 PM

CONGRATULATIONS to Forums members ARENAFOOT and RICKR, our 1st + 2nd Place Live Chat Atari Trivia WINNERS!

Arenafoot won in a tiebreaker and takes home a fully refurbished "Vader" Atari 2600 (black as midnight on a moonless night) with new Joystick, Haunted House w/ instructions, and MIB Ms. Pac-Man (for chasing ghosts)

RickR came in a close 2nd and receives a $10 store credit towards any purchase at http://www.AtariSales.com/!

 

 

 

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Posted 02 November 2014 - 01:10 AM

Thank You very much!


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consoles I own: Atari 2600 Vader & Jr. (short rainbow) w/box, GCE Vectrex, Radio Shack CoCo2 (64k) w/box, Intellivision, NES, SNES, N64 (x3), Xbox (Halo Ed.), PS1 (x3), PS2 slim, Wii, Mattel HyperScan (x2) handhelds I own: Microvision w/box, Electronic Football (by Sears) w/box, Tomytronic Pac-Man w/ box, Entex PacMan2, Coleco Donkey Kong tabletop w/box (w/ Coleco "Perma-Power" Adapter), & all MGA Classic Arcade's and Jakk's Pacific/TV Games Plug-n-Play.


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Posted 12 January 2015 - 10:32 PM

My prize from last Wed. ! Damn, I really love this game!!! Thank you!!!

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