Salt City Series Presents: Salt City 2015 2nd Impact (Fighting Game Tournament)

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Salt City Series returns in association with RetroGameCon 2015 to bring you the premier Fighting Game Tournament for Syracuse, NY!

POT BONUSES WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A FUTURE DATE TO BE DETERMINED!

Venue Fee: TBA
This covers your fee into RetroGameCon, so stay and enjoy the convention!
$10 Dollar Entry Per Game:

Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 (Xbox 360)
Ultra Street Fighter IV (Xbox 360)
Mortal Kombat X (PS4)
Smash Bros Melee (Gamecube)
Smash 4 (Wii U)

*Game list subject to change

For event news and info:

https://www.facebook.com/events/805168306264995/

To be connect and be apart of the Syracuse FGC community:

https://www.facebook.com/saltcityseries?fref=ts

Featured Panel For RetroGameCon2015: The New 8-bit Heroes

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What does it take to develop a brand new NES game? Considering the limitations of the 30 year old console, is it even a worthwhile pursuit? In a time of photo-realistic  graphics, credible virtual reality, online playability, and infinite game mechanic possibilities, why has the NES aesthetic retained its relevance? These are just a few of the questions posed by the documentary The New 8-bit Heroes.

In 1988, 8-year old Central New Yorker Joe Granato designed a Nintendo game. Like so many his age, he sent the plans for this game to Nintendo of America, fully expecting to see his visions realized. And like so many his age, his plans were returned to him with a polite rejection form letter. Crushed, the illustrations were filed away and eventually lost to time. Almost thirty years later upon a return visit to his former home in Whitesboro, he stumbled upon what was left of these designs. He realized that as a programmer in his adult life, he now had the capability to bring the world to life. But could he actually build it for a legitimate gray cartridge? The New 8-bit Heroes documentary follows his independent game development team as they interact with homebrew developers the world over to discover the complexities of creating Mystic Searches, a brand new addition to the NES library of gray cartridges.

So far, various prototypes for Mystic Searches have shown up being played on ABC’s The Goldbergs, in the IGN studios, and at several retro gaming conventions across the US. As a homecoming for Granato, he will be unveiling a final prototype at RetroGameCon, discussing the significant ties that this new 8-bit game world has to Central New York, and offering insight into how others, even those with zero experience, can get started developing their own NES games.

RetroGameCon2015 Featured Panel: MEGAMANIA!!!

11745684_837490726328252_3999383807511755742_nWhat more can be said about Mega Man? Come to this panel to find out! Join James McKay (Zelda Panel last year) as he takes you through the journey that is the mega franchise of Mega Man! From the cool to the uncool, to the genius, to the downright strange. Come join the discussion of the blue robot hero from conception to future!

Save the Date!

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Save the date! Saturday November 14, 2015, RetroGameCon will be returning to Syracuse, New York.

We are excited to announce that this year our gaming celebration will be held at The New York State Fairgrounds, inside the Center of Progress Building!

Much more info to come!

Justin Credible Will Be At RetroGameCon!

We have some news that is just INCREDIBLE! Former ECW Heavyweight champion and WWF Hardcore Champion, Justin Credible will be appearing at the Gizmo’s Videogames and Wrestling booth at RetroGameCon from 10:00am-1:30pm.

In addition to this autograph and picture opportunity, Justin Credible will join Ken and Pat on the panel, “The History of Wrestling Video Games” at 2:15-3:15. We are excited to have the former “Aldo Montoya” talk about his experience doing the motion capture work for earlier WWF games such as Wrestlemania: The Arcade Game and In Your House.

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