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Building the Next 2old2play

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 16:59 — Doodi

2old2play is going through some massive changes in the coming months and we really want the communities help. In due time we're going to share all these changes with the community, but before that I would love to get some feed back from people who still visit 2o2p on a regular basis.

Our goal remains in being a central place for older gamers to meet, chat about games, and find others to play those games online with. With that in mind, we know we have had many missteps since V2 and that our overall design is not nearly inclusive enough for new people.

So, if you have ideas of your own or just want to voice an opinion, please do so here. If you want to be involved at a much higher level, then I encourage you send me an email at admin@2old2play.com and list your site username and any more info there.

Thanks again for supporting 2o2p and sticking with our community for so long. Game on!

2old2play Live Streaming with Bungie this weekend on Destiny

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:20 — Doodi

Join us this Saturday July 26th @ 6:00PDT as we stream live beta gameplay with Bungie Community Manager David Dague (Deej).  Get your question ready!

Unless you've been living under a rock this week, you're probably aware that the Desinty beta is in full swing.  What you might not know is that 2old2play has set aside some time to play with honorary 2o2p member and community manager for Bungie, David Dague (Deej).  Deej will be answering questions from the 2o2p community as well as viewers in our live stream chat.  This all takes place this Saturday July 26th @ 6:00pm PDT on our live stream channel at http://www.twitch.tv/2old2play on Twitch.  Be sure to head over there now and click the follow button so you are notified when our stream goes live!

If you can't make the stream we invite all of you to head over to the forums and post your questions now!  We have a thread up at http://www.2old2play.com/forum/divisions/destiny/live-stream-bungie-saturday-508619.  Go there now and ask away! While we wont be able to get to all your questions, we will field as many as possible as we play through some of the beta game modes.

So whether you're a fan of the Destiny series or not, we hope that a ton of you will want to come out and support our time with Bungie this Saturday.  Events like these are what makes our community different and the more people we have to support them, the more interest we can garner from other industry members.  Thanks guardians!

http://www.twitch.tv/2Old2play

 

We're giving away a boat load of Destiny Beta Codes!

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 11:51 — Doodi

Didn't pre-order?  Want to know what Destiny is all about?  How about a free beta code! 2old2play will be giving out 100 beta keys this week in preperation for the Destiny beta for PS4 and Xbox One.  Read on to find out how to snatch one.

2o2p will be giving out a ton of beta codes (about 100) this week to all active 2o2p members.  If you're on the forums just post in this thread and you will recieve a key.  You must be an active 2old2play member in order to recieve your key.  We're looking for people who regularly post on the main forums of 2o2p!  Please dont ask for a code if you preordered and already have one.  We want to make sure all 2o2p members who are active can participate this week for PS4 and next week for Xbox.  

We will also be giving out keys on the Twitch Stream here, so feel free to watch us tonight at 7pm PDT or throughout the week as we will give away more keys on Twitch.  Also don't forget to follow us on YouTube and Subscribe for chances there.  Lastly hit up Twitter and follow us for multiple chances on social media.  Members posting in this forum will have the codes PM'd to them.  You must have been an active member before July 12th 2014.

*2old2play will have its own clan formed and we hope that everyone will join in.  We'd like to focus a lot more on building up our base of gamers that just want to find others to play with. Our goal with Destiny is to move 2o2p back to its roots of a single clan gaming community and hope you all join in.  Thanks! 

Redeem codes: http://www.bungie.net/en/User/coderedemption

  • Go to Bungie.net/beta and follow the instructions. You’ll need to create a Bungie.net account if you don’t have one already.
  • After you create or sign-in to your Bungie.net account, you’ll be asked to verify your email address before entering your 9-digit Destiny Beta code
  • Once you’ve redeemed your Beta code, your Bungie.net account will be approved for Beta access
  • Starting July 10, you must visit your account profile page on Bungie.net to select the platform of your choice
  • Shortly before the Beta begins (July 17 for PlayStation systems; July 23 for Xbox systems), Bungie will email you your Destiny Beta code for the platform of your choice.
  • The code will also be visible via your Bungie.net Account Profile/Redeemed Codes page, secured behind your login credentials.

New Releases: Week of June 16th

Tue, 06/18/2013 - 08:49 — loki619

Just off of the heels of E3 and the launch of the Sony PS3 exclusive, The Last of Us, this week unfortunately has no significant new game releases for the Xbox or PS3. That's good news for gamers on these consoles as it means that they can continue playing a couple of great games that released a few days ago. For PC and Wii U gamers, there are a couple of releases that may pique your interest.



PC

Neverwinter, Cryptic Studios (PC)
According to a recent article in Eurogamer.net, Neverwinter, a free to play MMORPG from Cryptic Studios, releases out of beta on June 20th. Neverwinter is sure to attract long time Dungeons and Dragons fans as it takes players to many beloved and besieged areas from the Forgotten Realms Campaign settings. Interested gamers can register here.

See video

Nintendo

New Super Luigi U (Wii U)
If you own New Super Mario Bros U for the Wii U and either finished it or want more, this New Super Luigi U DLC gets you 80 new levels of jumping and dodging frustration. New Super Luigi U DLC drops on June 20th in the Nintendo eShop. Gamers who don't own New Super Mario Bros U can purchase a standalone version of New Super Luigi U on August 25th.

See video


So Good, They Deserve a Second Look!

State of Decay (Xbox 360)
If you haven’t already downloaded State of Decay on Xbox Live, this week is probably a good week to do it. In State of Decay, you scour this sandbox of a game for resources, establish alliances with various factions, and assist survivors while trying to avoid permanent death with any one of your beloved characters. Yes, permanent death... something modern games no longer feature.

See video


The Last of Us (PS3)
On the PS3 side, The Last of Us is another look at what the world would look like if a plague wiped out just about everyone in the world. Think Uncharted with zombie-like influences and a great story, limited resources, and did we mention a great story?!?!

See video

A Catchy Title to Attract More Writers for 2old2play...

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:31 — ElektraFi

It was just about one year ago that we last scoured the Interwebs for new writers for the 2old2play homepage. Wow, time flies! As with any "volunteer" position, people come and people go based upon their availability and free time.

With E3 quickly approaching and all the next-gen console news streaming in, we could really use a few more people to join our writing staff. If you love to write, then get your words chopped up and spit on by your fellow gaming peeps, then we have a job for you! Oh, did I mention that we also pay well? No? Well that's because we don't. BUT you do get access to lots of gaming news, game previews and even some review copies of games from time to time.

If any of this sounds good to you...first, go seek professional help. After that, come back and read on to see how you can share your words on the 2old2play homepage.
 

Basic Requirements

  • Passion for video games and a plethora of knowledge about them.
     
  • A basic understanding of the English language and how to write using it.
     
  • Ability to produce relevant content quickly and meet deadlines.

 

If you meet the basic requirements and would like to further pursue this delightful opportunity, send our Editor-in-Chief an email via tiffany(at)2old2play.com by May 13, 2013.

In the email, please include the following:

  • a sample (or link to a sample) of your writing
  • the game platform(s) you’re most familiar with (Xbox, PS3, PC, mobile, handheld, Wii)
  • the types of games you’re most familiar with (Shooters, RPG, Adventure, etc)
  • how often you’d be willing to write content (daily, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly)

 

Feel free to email me if you have any questions in regards to this opportunity. We hope to see some great applications! Many thanks to all who have contributed to the 2old2play over the past year!

NOTE: You must be eligible for 2o2p membership by being 25 years of age or older.

2old2play Featured in the Wall Street Journal

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 12:41 — SarcasmoJones

For those of you not aware, 2old2play was prominently featured in The Wall Street Journal this morning. While the article tended to focus on our age and inability to keep up with younger gamers, our leaders Joel “Doodirock” Albert, Derek “DSmooth” Nolan, and Tiffany “ElektraFi” Fary kept the article focused on the site, rather than our age. The Wall Street Journal wisely edited LBSutke out of the article.

I don’t believe that we are too old to compete, but we are too wise to play with children. Gamers are aging, whether we like it or not, and while we are not ready for the retirement home, we realize that gaming is more fun when you play with grown ups. Thanks again to our wise elder council for presenting the site as a place for adults to play. Awesome job, gang!

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2old2play Poker Night Wednesday, January 16th

Fri, 01/11/2013 - 17:40 — Lou_Keymia

It's another 2old2play Poker Night! Wednesday, January 16th will be a site wide poker tournament in the Xbox Live Arcade game Full House Poker! Beginning at 9PM EST, there will be tournament tables set up with up to ten players a table.

There will be as many games as it takes to seat everyone that wants to play.

What is Full House Poker? It's an Xbox Live Arcade game of Texas Hold 'em that uses your avatar and is somewhat regularly supported by FREE DLC. The game costs 800 MSP to download, but that is the only money you'll be putting out; chips are earned in game and they cost NOTHING! Our tournament will have a $1000 buy in and will consist of 3 table set ups, with the winning chip leader advancing in a bracket system to the next round. There will be as many rounds as it takes until there is only one winner. Since there can be a maximum of 30 players per tournament set up, I might need some volunteers to help run extra games. Don't worry though, whoever is running the game can still play.

Please post here if you plan on attending, have any questions, or would like to volunteer to run a game. If you're still unsure of the game, there is a free demo of it in the marketplace, or it can be downloaded here. The game features level advancement, avatar awards, and hours of fun with your friends (and fellow 2old2players.) The game is also cross-compatible with the Windows Phone version, so chips and experience points you earn in one version carry over into the other. I hope to see you there!

Introducing the Halo vs Forza Triathlon

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 12:25 — Doodi

For the first time in 2o2p Histroy the Halo and Forza community will share a battlefield and compete against each other in two different game enviroments.  Can Halo players take a turn at 110mph in Forza?  Can Forza players score head shots in the Halo universe?  Join us as we answer this epic question.

 

What is this?

Its Team Forza V Team Halo.

There will be 5 matches of Forza and 5 matches of Halo.

Everyone will score points in all rounds. Once all 10 rounds have been played on both games everyones points they have scored will be added to there respective team's total.

The Team with the most points win!

 

What Game's are you using?

Forza Motorsport 4 and Halo Reach

 

Do I need any DLC?

No.

 

When is this?

Saturday the 20th of October at 21:00 BST

 

How long will this last?

We are aiming for 1 hour on each game.

 

Who are the team member's?

Its currently 7 v 7 with a spot for anyone to drop in on the night.

Team Forza:

Church Pro
Fitzy
Hyperchurch
Poidsly
soups
x2O4FxSurf
Nunderw00b
 
Team Halo:
 
wamam87
CannedHeat101
Old n Achy
JTGJR007
Kenjamin1 MI
stinkybadger
IamDank
 
What events are you doing?
 
Forza Events: (Please note. All cars will be predefined stock cars that will be available from the game garage for ALL Forza events)
 
1.Tag Virus (Car = 2009 Lotus 2-Eleven A590 / Track =  Silverstone National Circuit)
Basically Zombie mode where one player starts of as IT. They then have to touch another car and they also become part of the IT group, then both cars chase the NOT IT cars till they touch another one, then that car goes to the IT group. This process is repeated till there is only one NOT IT car who is declared the winner.

The scoring is pretty easy on this one. Unfortunately though if you are the 1 starting IT car you come 10th (It is randomly selected though), then the next car that gets hit comes 9th then 8th ect ect

2.Cat and Mouse (Cars - Mouse = 2011 Chevy Spark / Cat = 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR / Track = Nurburgring GP)
Each team will have 1 lower class car (D, E, F). The rest of the cars are higher class cars (S, A, B).
 
The team who gets there lower class car (Mouse) over the line first wins the round!! Although the higher class cars (Cats) must stop this from happening using any means possible.
 
3.Keep the IT (Car =   / Track = Sunset Peninsula Speedway)
Like reverse tag. The team who KEEPS the IT the longest wins.
 
4.Stock Racing: 2007 Honda Civic Type R (C390) @ Infinion Raceway Long Course
 
5.Stock Racing: 1999 Lamborghini Diablo GTR (S700) Hockenheimring Full Circuit
 
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Halo Events:
 
1. Hog-Potatoe on Hemmorage - Winner gets 40 pts, loser gets 15 pts
 
2. J12 FFA Head Concussion on Swordbase - Score it just like the individual forza matches.
 
3. Hog Mania on (TBC) - 4 teams of four; 150 pts; 1 pt per kill, 5 bonus pts for splaters, 1 bonus pt for a grenade stick;
1st:25 pts, 2nd:15 pts, 3rd:10 pts, 4th:5 pts. CannedHeat can pick the map for this one.
 
4. Team Slayer on Tempest - 100 kills; winner gets 40 pts, loser gets 15 pts.
 
5. Capture The Flag on Boardwalk - One flag, two rounds; 10 pts per flag, 20 pts for win/tie, 5 pts for a loss, 

 

How are points scored?

To keep it simple only the top 5 members from each team will score points and they are as follows:

1. 10

2. 9

3. 8

4. 7

5. 6

6. 5

7. 4

8. 3

9. 2

10. 1

Once the top 5 finishing members points have been collected from each team the remaining players (IF any) from that team will be dropped from the standings. 

If there is a Team game where no Single player has a defined finishing position the winning Team will score 5 Points for that round and the loseing team will score 0.

Can I still join this?

If you have Forza 4 and Halo Reach YES!

 

If you are unsure about anything just head over to the forum topic and get involved!

 

XBox Live MW3 Community Playdate Oct 26th

Mon, 10/08/2012 - 14:59 — Doodi

On Oct 26th 8pm to 11pm EST, 2o2p will be hosting an XBox Live Community Playdate. We'll be playing MW3 with the rest of the Xbox Live community and urge everyone to come and join a room. If you're interested in hosting a room of your own, make sure you PM Lala Calamari and request to be put on the hosting list.

The more Room leaders that can set up the games we more we can help share our community with the rest of Xbox Live. The formate will hopefully be Private matches with a mix of 2o2p and the public. This give friends the opportunity to still play with fellow clan mates, but also share the time with new members looking to join 2o2p.

The volunteers will need to step up to run rooms and to get the public in the games.  Your gamertag will be put on the XBox Dashboard and you will be getting Friend Requests and messages from the public. You will probably have to clear out your Friends list to do this (just re-add after the night), or create a new Live account.   We will also need site members to be in the various rooms to help promote the community.


For more information about the event please visit LaLa's Blog and the forum sign up thread in the COD division.  See you all on the battle field!

Join the 2old2play Poker Night this Saturday on Xbox Live!

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 00:53 — Lou_Keymia

Saturday, August 25th will be a site wide poker tournament in the Xbox Arcade game Full House Poker! Beginning at 9PM EST, there will be tournament tables set up with up to ten players per table with as many games as it takes to seat everyone that wants to play.

What is Full House Poker? It's an arcade game of Texas Hold 'em that uses your avatar and is somewhat regularly supported by FREE DLC. The game costs 800 MSP to download, but that is the only money you'll be putting out; chips are earned in game and they cost NOTHING!

Our tournament will have a $1000 buy in and will consist of 3 table set ups, with the winning chip leader advancing in a bracket system to the next round. There will be as many rounds as it takes until there is only one winner.

Since there can be a maximum of 30 players per tournament set up, I politely request some volunteers to help me set up the games. Don't worry though, whoever is running the game can still play. A thread is being set up to determine how many players are going to participate and how many tables will be needed.

If you're still unsure of the game, there is a free demo of it in the marketplace. The game features level advancement, avatar awards, and hours of fun with your friends (and fellow 2old2players.)

I hope to see you there. If there is a big response, I'll gladly do this on a regular basis.

 

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