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August 11 - August 13, 2017
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington DC, USA
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Events: Video Gaming

Otakon 2016 Video Gaming Hall

Video Gaming at Otakon is huge! We're filling an entire hall of the BCC with video games from all eras, classics you remember, current games you love, and plenty of games straight from Japan! Show off your skills and compete against your fellow con goers in casual play or enter one of our tournaments.

Hours of Operation

Friday - 12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Saturday - 10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Sunday - 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Back by popular demand, Tokyo Attack is making a return to the game room this year, meaning that we will also have a large assortment of Japanese arcade games on freeplay! The list of games that will be available for freeplay includes:

SOUND VOLTEX (2 Cabinets)
beatmania IIDX
pop'n music (2 Cabinets)
jubeat (4 Cabinets)
Initial D Arcade Stage 7 AAX (4 Cabinets)
Taiko no Tatsujin (2 Cabinets)
DanceDanceRevolution (2 Cabinets)
Dance Dance Revolution Extreme
In the Groove
Pump it Up PRIME
Dance Evolution
GROOVE COASTER
Cho Chabudai Gaeshi! (Super Table-Flip!) (2 Cabinets)
THE☆BishiBashi
Future Tom Tom
Music GunGun! 2
DanceManiax
Beatcraft Cyclon
Street Fighter V (2-cab head-to- head)
Pokkén Tournament (2-cab head-to- head)
Fighting Climax (2-cab head-to- head)
Steel Chronicle Victroopers (2 Cabinets)
Puzzle & Dragons (2 Cabinets)
Silent Scope Bone Eater
ReRave Plus




Otakon Video Gaming Hall Rules

General Etiquette

Please

Be polite:
  • No Fighting
  • No Abusive Behavior
  • Be sure to eat/drink during the convention
  • Do not eat/drink near any of the TVs and Consoles
  • Be hygienic (shower and deodorant)
  • Do not touch the consoles
  • Do not steal from other con-goers or the staff
  • Try not to break or mistreat any of the gaming equipment
  • Do not leave your personal belongings unattended or with the staff.
  • Do not exit out of a game or go into the main menu screen
If there is a line waiting to play, please limit your play time to the following:
Single Player Game:   
  • 1 Life Set OR 3 Songs OR 30 minutes (whichever is shortest)

Multiplayer Games:

    Fighters
  • Winner stays
  • All other players MUST give up their controller to the next player in line.
  • If there are not enough new players to fill up the empty seats, then the Second (and possibly Third) placed player(s) may remain seated

    Rock Band/Dance Central
  • A playgroup may only play ONE (1) song. After the song is finished they MUST offer their spot to the next person in line.
  • If no one wants to play your particular instrument, you may contain playing.

    Any Other Music Game
  • A playgroup may play one game, comprised of TWO (2) to THREE (3) songs depending on the game. After the game is finished they MUST offer their spot to the next person in line.

By entering the Otakon Video Game Room you acknowledge the above rules and agree to adhere to them. Breaking any may result in you being asked to leave the Video Game Room or having your badge revoked.

Please talk to a Video Game Room Staffer if:
  • A piece of equipment is not working properly so that it can be fixed/replaced with a working one as soon as possible.
  • You would like to switch out a game and there is an open set-up. Please be aware that we will not allow personal games to be played and that we can not comply with all requests.
  • You notice someone is breaking any of the above rules so that corrective action can be taken.


Tournament Specific Rules

Street Fighter V (Playstation 4):

  • 64 Player Cap

  • Versus Mode, 2/3 Games, 99 Seconds

  • Winners, Losers and Grand Finals will be 3/5 Games.

  • Stage Selection will be held at random.

  • Winner KEEPS character.

  • Loser may switch character.

  • Any other characters be released before August 8 will be allowed.


Puzzle Gauntlet (Random Systems):

In this tournament, players will be pitted directly against each other in various puzzle games. After each round of the tournament, the game will be changed.

  • 16 Player Cap

  • Game List (in order):

    1. PuyoPuyoTetris

    2. Tetris Attack/Pokemon Puzzle League

    3. Puzzle Fighter

    4. Catherine



Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (XBOX 360):

  • Default Game Settings: 99 Seconds, No Handicap
  • Best of three matches.
  • Grand Finals is best of five games.
  • Please be advised that if DLC is not available on 360 we will switch to PS3 if necessary.

Rules:

  • PuyoPuyoTetris: Players may choose between Tetris or PuyoPuyo. Hard drop will be enabled for PuyoPuyo players at their request. The winner of PPT is determined by next out of 3 sets. The winner Players may switch between Tetris or PuyoPuyo between sets.

  • Tetris Attack/Pokemon Puzzle League: The winner is determined by best out of 3 sets.

  • Puzzle Fighter: The winner is determined by best out of 3 sets. Loser may switch characters between sets.

  • Catherine: No stages are banned. The winner is determined by best out of 5 sets. Finalists will pick 1 stage each. All remaining matches are picked randomly.



Speed Runners (PC):

  • Participants will be required to sign up on a whiteboard and will be split into 4-player groups.

  • You have to win three rounds (three blue badges) in order to get to the finals.

  • One tournament set is 5 matches total (4 semi-finals and 1 final), each match lasts 6-12 minutes - therefore, it takes less than an hour to run one tournament with 16 participants



Dead or Alive 5: Last Round (Playstation 4):

  • 32 Player Cap

  • Versus Mode, 2/3 Games, 60 Seconds

  • Winners, Losers and Grand Finals will be 3/5 Games.

  • Life will be set to Normal.

  • Winner KEEPS character.

  • Loser may switch character.

  • Danger Zones will be set to On.

  • Random Stage Select., Dojo stage will be removed from Random Filter for tournament play.

  • Stage Selection will be held at random unless players agree to a selected state.



Blazblue: Chronophantasma Extend (Playstation 4):

  • 32 Player Cap

  • Versus Mode, 2/3 Games, 99 Seconds

  • Grand Finals will be 3/5 Games.

  • No Handicap

  • Winner KEEPS character.

  • Loser may switch character.



Persona 4 Arena: Ultimax (Playstation 3):

  • 32 Player Cap

  • Versus Mode, 2/3 Games, 99 Seconds

  • Grand Finals will be 3/5 Games.

  • No Handicap

  • Winner KEEPS character.

  • Loser may switch character.



Persona 4 Midnight Channel Tournament (Playstation 3):

  • 16 Player Cap (8 Normal vs. 8 Shadow)

  • Versus Mode, 2/3 Games, 99 Seconds

  • Grand Finals will be 3/5 Games.

  • No Handicap

  • You must keep the character you decided prior to the game playing the game.

  • Shadow Labrys w/ Asterius, Sho Minazuki (both), Elizabeth, Marie, Tohru Adachi, and Margaret are not allowed in this tournament.

  • Saturday's Midnight Channel will be depended on which side wins.



Pokken Tournament:

  • 32 Players

  • LAN Mode, 2/3 Rounds, 2/3 Games, STADIUM ONLY.

  • Loser of last match may change fighter Pokemon.

  • Both players may change assist and cheer set types between matches.



Super Smash Bros. Wii U

  • Due to limited number of supplies, bring your own controller. Please note you are responsible for securing your own controller for this tournament. Nintendo 3DS will not be allowed to be used as a controller.
  • 64 Player Cap

  • Singles: 2 Stock, 6 Minute Time Limit, Items Off, Equipment Off, 2/3 Games

  • Grand Finals will be 3/5 Games.

  • Starting Stages: Battlefield, Final Destination, Smashville, Town & City, Lylat Cruise

  • Counterpick Stages: Duck Hunt, Dream Land

  • Note: All Omega stages are banned.

  • Custom moves are DISABLED.

  • Amiibo's are banned.

  • Loading anything on to the consoles from a Nintendo portable gaming system is FORBIDDEN unless approved by the organizer.

  • You may not choose a stage you have already won on unless mutually agreed to.

  • You may not play on a stage that is not on the available stages list. This will result in a double disqualification.



Mario Kart 8 :

  • Due to limited number of supplies, bring your own controller. Please note you are responsible for securing your own controller for this tournament.
  • 64 Player Cap
  • Specifications for the tournament:
    • 4 players per match (3 if not even, depends on number of entrants)

    • 4 random 150CC tracks per match

    • All items allowed

    • No COM players

    • All characters and any unlocked karts/bikes/accessories/DLC available are allowed.
  • Any tie-breakers will be decided by a one race sudden death match between the participants following the same rules outlined above.
  • Top 2 per match advance in tournament, bottom 1 or 2 are out. This is a single-elimination tournament in the interest of time.


NEW TOURNAMENTS MAY BE ANNOUNCED AT THE CONVENTION IF TIME AND GAMES ARE AVAILABLE.

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