Laser Flash - ITG in the works

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Post by Potter » Mon May 22, 2006 4:32 pm

wtf? he needs togo away.hes the biggest asshole ever. a friend in studyhall works at lf now, and even he says he hates working for him
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Post by WhiteDragon » Sun May 28, 2006 5:06 pm

Went down there again today. Didn't feel like driving to Castleton today... Anyway, it's up and running again. I must say, even though I haven't played in months, I've improved noticably in my accuracy, though my ability to read clusters of steps still isn't improving.
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Post by WhiteDragon » Thu Aug 03, 2006 5:17 pm

Not that anyone really gives a damn about this place (myself included), but I stopped by yesturday (didn't have a car to get to X-site at the time). There are a couple of things I thought should be noted here.

First off, if you had a score on the LF ITG2 machine, it's now gone. They seem to have recently wiped the high scores table. I don't think there was a single expert mode high score on the machine when I got there, and only a few on hard.


Secondly, the usb card slots on the machine are either broken, or have been disabled. Neither the first nor second player slots would recognize my card, which I've been using for ITG for a good year now.


Third, LF seems to have recently aquired a Drumscape machine. Now, having a bit of experience with Drummania, I decided to give the thing a try. Now, if you ever happen to be at LF and see this machine, don't make the same mistake I did. Just turn around and go back over to the ITG2 machine.

I was expecting a drum simulation game. However, the thing really isn't a game at all. It's really nothing more than a pay to play electric drum set hooked up to a pc jukebox. You choose a song, and then it plays the song. There's no game like elements at all in this thing. No scoring system, no patterns or instructions to follow, no nothing. You just sit in a little box (yes, the machine is enclosed) and listen to a full length, un-edited song while staring at a pc monitor that shows a static screen with the artist, song name, and a little counter thing to show you far through the song you are. The point of the thing is so that you can play along with the music, but unless you already know how to play the drums, it just makes you look like a complete moron. Once the song is over, your game ends.

Now, if you're interested in experiencing what this game is like, you can recreate the entire arcade experience at home as follows:

Step 1: place CD playing device of choice against wall.
Step 2: position a drum set directly in front of said device so that while sitting at it you will be staring at the wall.
Step 3: put in a CD, start up a track, and play along with it.

So, in three easy steps you can recreate the arcade experience at home and save your tokens for much better useage.
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Post by Ho » Thu Aug 03, 2006 5:50 pm

Oh no, not MTV Drumsc(r)ape!

Yeah, that "game" is pretty terrible for all the reasons you mention.

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The funny thing was that the drumset was still active on that machine even though the game itself had crashed. It actually made it more fun because you didn't have to pay and it wasn't like you were missing out on any game elements. It was basically like just banging on a free drumset.
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Post by Dyme » Fri Aug 04, 2006 5:15 pm

i remember playing that shit at great america...lol
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Post by ShammerS » Sun Dec 16, 2007 8:34 pm

Does anyone still go here? I'm celebrating a friend's birthday with some laser tag tomorrow (Monday) night, and was wondering if there's still an ITG2 machine there.

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Post by WhiteDragon » Sun Dec 16, 2007 9:00 pm

It's still there. I still go there fairly often, as I live down the street from it.

I'll actually be in Bloomington most of the day tomorrow, but I should be back around 8:30-9:00. If you're still going to be there, I might stop by to stomp a few arrows.
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Post by Ho » Sun Dec 16, 2007 10:29 pm

What about the Drumsc(r)ape?
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Post by WhiteDragon » Sun Dec 16, 2007 10:34 pm

They got rid of that. I guess nobody played it. Probably due to the fact that, well, it sucked more ass than a Namco DDR Extreme machine.

Also, they replaced their four Daytona USA machines with Fast and the Furious 3: Tokyo Drift machines. They also don't have Makoto anymore, as they now have a couple of those Fast and the Furious motorcycle games there.
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Post by Yume_Taira » Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:55 am

WhiteDragon wrote:They got rid of that. I guess nobody played it. Probably due to the fact that, well, it sucked more ass than a Namco DDR Extreme machine.

Also, they replaced their four Daytona USA machines with Fast and the Furious 3: Tokyo Drift machines. They also don't have Makoto anymore, as they now have a couple of those Fast and the Furious motorcycle games there.
I'll see what I can do, Shammers, about escaping for a bit to play. The ITG2 is still there, Tokyo Drift is a racing game I actually enjoy, and the Makoto was janky anyway; there was at least one light that didn't work on each tower.

My only peeve? They STILL haven't moved/gotten rid of that loud, annoying Whack-a-Shark game next to the machine.

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Post by ShammerS » Mon Dec 17, 2007 2:25 pm

Awesome. I have a group reservation for laser tag from 8:20 - 9:00, so any time around there I should be up for some smashy or general tomfoolery.

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Re: Laser Flash - ITG in the works

Post by Fluffyumpkins » Mon May 26, 2008 9:26 am

This place is awesome. 75 cent 4 song ITG2 that happens to have r.23. Pads are in awesome shape.

These rich, white, Carmel folk aren't so bad after all. I'm looking forward to loading up my flash drive with custom songs for my next visit.
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Re: Laser Flash - ITG in the works

Post by Flound3r » Tue May 27, 2008 6:16 pm

Last time I was there (couple weeks ago) for a friends bday party, the USB ports didn't work. They might now though, LF is pretty screwy
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Post by WhiteDragon » Tue May 27, 2008 7:23 pm

Every now and then when I stop by they aren't working. Reseting the machine usually fixes them though. Both times I've asked staff about it, they were nice about it and reset it for me. It's not that I don't know how to power cycle it myself, but rather that I think it would be rude to do so without permission.
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Re: Laser Flash - ITG in the works

Post by Fluffyumpkins » Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:00 pm

New summer hours. Mon - Sat open until Midnight(!!!) This kicks ass.

Sunday open until 7:00 I think...
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