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Halo Reach Midnight Launch

PNP Games at 2609 Portage Ave. will be having a midnight launch for Halo Reach! Come on down to pick up your pre-order! We’ll also have copies available for walk-ins (While supplies last)!

Our doors will close Monday September 13th evening at regular closing time (9:00pm) and reopen at roughly 11:50pm. (Remember to bring your I.D. or a parent/friend who is 17 years or older)

Hope to see you all there!

PNP Games August Special

All month long at both PNP Games locations, all used PS2 games are 10% OFF! Want to save even more money? Pre-order any version of Halo: Reach (Regular, Limited, Legendary or Console bundle) for only $5 and we’ll knock 10% off all used 360 games purchased the same day!

The battle for Reach begins September 14th, 2010.

PNP Games at E3 2010!

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You can check the blog Store Manager Lee Skwarek updated here.

We saw and played alot of stuff at the show, check out our impressions here.

Super Street Fighter IV Tournament is a wrap!

Congratulations to Mike B. who took home 1st, and a HUGE thank you to all who donated and competed!

I thought allowing all control types and both consoles would make running the tournament a nightmare… quite the contrary.
Call it luck, but we had 32 entrants split 50/50 between the two consoles. The level of maturity and patience amongst competing gamers of all ages was incredible, there wasn’t a match I saw end without a friendly handshake (or headbutt, James K. knows what I’m talking about).
We raised just under $200 and a box of food for Winnipeg Harvest, pats on the back are in order.

A special thank you to the guys from Chip Damage who had PNPs back at the tournament without us even asking.

-Lee

SUPER STREET FIGHTER IV Tournament!

PNP Games Portage will be hosting a SUPER STREET FIGHTER IV Tournament to raise money for Winnipeg Harvest!

June 5, 2010 1:30pm it’s going to be a Street Fight!
Sign-up starts at 12:30pm!

Entry fee: $5 or a non-perishable food item (or a few) to be donated to Winnipeg Harvest!

In the first round you will be matched up with someone of your like control choice (Controller or Stick).

Controller Choices:
-Street Fighter Fight Pads
-PS3 Dual Shock 3s
-Hori Pro EX Arcade Sticks

You MAY bring your own controller/stick from home but it must be okayed with a judge before the tourney begins.
(You are also responsible for taking care of your own controller/stick)
*Should two combatants meet with conflicting control options (i.e. 360 ctrl vs. PS3) they will engage in a best of 5 console spanning match. This is only possible in the last few matches so it won’t slow down the tourney too much.*

Format: 2/3 Rounds, 2/3 Games, Double Elimination,
99 Seconds, No Handicap

Console: PlayStation 3 / Xbox 360

Rules: If the players do not agree on a stage within 15 seconds, the match will be random stage select.

Character and Ultra selection is blind pick
Note: (Blind does NOT mean random, it means opponents don’t know each others picks before the match).
Winner must keep the same character and ultra.

Prizes!

40 dollars in store credit for the winner!
20 dollars in store credit for the runner up!

Send any questions to l.skwarek@pnpgames.com.

*Reminder: Because the game is rated T, entrants under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult*

NHL ’94 Tourney Results!

NHL 94 tourney is a wrap!! Congrats to Matt S, who came in first place, and Braden S, who took second place! Big thanks to everyone who made it down and raised money for Winnipeg Harvest!

NHL ’94 Tournament 3-stars:

Third star – Braden S. (32 goals)
Second star – Graham H. (35 goals)
First star – Matt S. (51 goals)

Be sure to check back for news regarding our next tournament!

PNP Games May Special

Like saving money? Hoping to add some games to your 360 or PS2 library? Well, you’re in luck!

All month long at both PNP Games locations, you can save 10% on all used Xbox 360 and PlayStation 2 games. We’ll be adding stock daily so be sure to check back often and make sure you grab all the titles you’re looking for!

PNP Games NHL ’94 Super Nintendo Tournament

Retro hockey fans, lace up your skates and get ready to hit the ice to raise money for Winnipeg Harvest on May 15th as PNP Games McLeod presents the NHL 94 SNES tournament. The rules are as follows:

  • Each player must select one team and play through the entirety of the tournament with their chosen team.
  • Line changes will be turned off but players will have 60 seconds before each game to setup their preferred line of players. It is important to know your key lineup before you arrive!
  • Periods will be set to 5 minutes due to time restrictions.
  • Penalties will be turned on but offsides will be disabled.
  • Goalie control will be set automatic but each player will have the option to go manual if desired.
  • Use of the “puck stopping trick” will not be tolerated and anyone caught doing it will be disqualified from the tournament.
  • Players will be randomly seeded as they arrive. However, in the second round, players with most points will be sorted to determine home ice advantage.
  • Players cannot under any circumstances pause the game while play is in progress, only while at a faceoff.
  • Be advised that any rules may be modified at the discretion of PNP Games management in the interest of fairness.

To enter the tournament:

  • We require a minimum $5.00 donation for Winnipeg Harvest

What you can win:

  • First place: $40 store credit redeemable at either PNP Games location
  • Second place: $20 store credit redeemable at either PNP Games location

When / where it’s going down:

  • Registration begins on 12:00pm, May 15th @ the McLeod location of PNP Games
  • The tournament will begin @ 1:00pm
  • Late registrations will be permitted until the end of the first round

If you have any comments, questions or concerns, please contact Mike (m.haynes[at]pnpgames.com) for all the info.

Smash Results!

Congratulations to Eric Sunstrum and Mat Olson who won the Smash Brawl Tournament! We ended up raising over 150 dollars for Winnipeg Harvest (And a box of food)! Thanks to everyone who participated!
Photos and the final standings will be posted on Facebook!

Hope to see you all at future PNP Games Tournaments!

-Lee

Super Smash Brothers Brawl Tournament!

PNP Games 2609 Portage
Super Smash Brothers Brawl Tournament
Saturday, February 20th, 2010

You’ve been asking for over a year, and now it’s finally here. We will be holding a SSBB Tourney to help raise money for the Winnipeg Harvest. All you need to enter is at least a $5 donation and your game face.

Rules are as follows:
-Matches will be 2 vs. 2 so bring a friend!
-Your partner and you will be exclusive for the duration of the tournament, feel free to also come alone as we can partner you up with other single entries (The last Smash Bros. tourney we had was won by two complete strangers after all!)
-No character restrictions, use whomever you want, whenever you want.
-Matches will be Stock (or Life) based, with each combatant having 3 Stock at the beginning of the match.
-The point system is based on how many Lives each player has at the end of the match, so try to keep both members of your team alive!
-All matches will be played with Wired GameCube Controllers on predetermined stages.
Item Switch will be turned ON, with all items set to Normal Frequency. (Be prepared to fight for Smash Balls)

-Work together for a common prize!
-Each member of the winning team gets $35 dollars each in store credit, a parting gift, and a special prize TBA!
-The runners up will receive $10 dollars each in store credit and an awesome parting gift!

-Registration starts early at 12:00pm.
-Late entries are permitted until the official end of the 1st round.
-Because the game is rated T, entrants under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
-The Brawl to End Them All will begin at 1:00pm!

-All teams are rotated according to a point based system to ensure the fairest matches possible.

If you have any questions please contact l.skwarek@pnpgames.com, or call either location for details!

See you there!

-Lee

Stage Reveal:

Round 1 – Delfino Plaza

Round 2 – Green Hill Zone

Round 3 – Hyrule Temple (Melee Stage)

Round 4 – Spear Pillar

Round 5 (Semi-Finals) – Shadow Moses Island

Final Round – Castle Siege

Bonus Round – Hint: We have one final stage to visit, there can only be one champ in the end!