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Thanks chaps 

4 hours ago, HarmonicGenerator said:

Great news!

Aye, I’m chuffed. I’ll knock a couple of posters up this weekend and announce it all properly. Just got a bit excited last night.

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Awesome stuff, Kaz. Great to see it's hit the ground running!

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UPDATE: 29th APRIL 2018

Upcoming events

• Ryton Retro Games Covention - 26th May 2018

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ryton-retro-retro-gaming-event-tickets-44599467207

• Giraffe Lounge (free entry) - 5th June 2018

• NERG games convention - 14th & 15th July 2018

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nerg-2018-north-east-retro-gaming-july-14th-15th-2018-tickets-37981814630

 

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It’s official, we’re bringing out a beer in collaboration with Flash House Brewery. 

Grapp’Ale should be out by the end of June/start of July. Looking at a nice crisp and sessionable pale ale, aiming for between 4.7- 5.0%. Keg and bottle.

Sneak peak of the prototype:

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Edited by Kaz Hayashi

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If it drinks as good as that label looks, you're on to a winner. Beautiful.

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2 hours ago, Statto said:

If it drinks as good as that label looks, you're on to a winner. Beautiful.

Here’s hoping so. They know what they’re doing which is good. I’ll be discussing hops etc with them soon, can’t wait.

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A quick round up video of our first Grapple Arcade event. We will be hitting a few of the UK's major games conventions over the next few months. Don't forget to check us out on Twitter @grapplearcade or on FB @thegrapplearcade for more details. Cheers

 

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Wow, you're really powering ahead with this, right out of the gate! Loads of irons in different fires; great to see.

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Aye up!

Last update before the next event:

The remaining few tickets (10-20 left before total capacity) for our Ryton Retro games event are available. Anyone who buys a ticket online is entered in to a prize draw to win a brand new table top arcade machine worth £650.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ryton-retro-retro-gaming-event-tickets-44599467207

Also, I’ve finally expanded the Grapple Arcade team. We’ve been busy with magazine interviews and podcast chatter in general.

In a nutshell and if it’s of interest:

We interviewed Ryton Retro about the upcoming event for VultureHound:

http://vulturehound.co.uk/2018/05/ryton-retro-games-event/

We reviewed SmackDown! 2 on the PS1 as part of our new regular feature (retro wrestling game reviews)

http://vulturehound.co.uk/2018/05/smackdown-2-know-your-role/

We chatted with NARC magazine about our top 5 wrestling games:

http://narcmagazine.com/feature-grapple-arcades-five-favourite-video-games/

We ran a poll with the Broken But Glorious Pod team and discussed the publics top 5 wrestling games (Spotify pod):

https://t.co/pJjjOvpPOM?amp=1

We discussed Wrestling games in general with the 2bit podcast team:

... and last but not least the CWrestling UK team randomly knocked up a little promo vid, which was very kind of them.

 

Finally, I’ll be running a competition soon, so I’ll be back on here asking for you to get involved (and designing).

Thanks all.

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Had a really good laugh at the Ryton Retro games event on Saturday, but now we’re busy planning the next event.

Less than 1 week away:

Venue - The Giraffe Lounge- Newcastle.

Tuesday 5th June, from 6.00pm - 11.00pm. Free entry & 10% off all food and drink, all night.

See poster attached for details of what we’ll be playing. 

Also, our Create-A-Wrestler competition.

Design a wrestling / fighting character, either by drawing, by digital design or by using any wrestling games CAW mode.

Submit entry via our Twitter Page @grapplearcade and give us a follow and a like. https://mobile.twitter.com/grapplearcade/status/1001929537066819585

The top 5 entries go to a public vote/poll. The winner is announced at our NERG gaming event and on twitter, on July 14th.

The wining character will be formatted and will feature on a future Grapple Arcade event poster/flyer/PR, alongside our character. 

See attached poster for full details.

Cheers

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Will hope to get there around 9ish on Tuesday. All being well I’ll be able to drag a couple of others along too - especially if they’re still doing food at that time!

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I’m knackered.

So it’s been a very busy few weeks. Grapple Arcade has featured at quite a lot of events and we have 1 more to go this week, before a couple of weeks off. So without further ado...

** Beer Launch**

This Friday (20th July) from 7.00pm

MOONSALT will be on keg and bottle at its official launch at The Town Mouse in Newcastle.

As with any Grapple Arcade event, retro consoles will be set up with a selection of classic wrestling games.

Hope to see some of you there.

 

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