Otakon 2012 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
- 10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
- 10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
- 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Otakon Video Gaming Hall Rules
- No Fighting
- No Abusing 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)
- 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.
- One credits worth (relative to each individual cabinet)
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.
The lines for tournament entry cards start 1 hour before the posted start time.
Example: The line for Soul Calibur V entry cards will form at 2pm on Friday. The tournament itself starts at 3pm.
|Soul Calibur V
|BlazBlue Continuum Shift Extend
|Super Smash Brothers Brawl
|King of Fighters XIII
|Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3
|Street Fighter AE:2012
Reminder: the posted times are tournament start times. Sign-ups for these tournaments will take place 60 minutes before the posted start time.
Failure to follow these rules may result in your expulsion from the Video Gaming Hall or Otakon.
There will be a designated tournament signup area at the Video Gaming operations table at the front of the room. An hour before each tournament, you will be able to walk up to the staffers at the designated area and get a tournament card with a number. DO NOT LOSE THIS CARD, you will need it to enter the tournament.
Players participating in tournaments will be randomly assigned a number printed on a card. Members who do not receive a numbered card will not participate in the tournament. Cards are nontransferable. Players who lose their cards will not receive a replacement. Cards will be handed out to members who have lined up orderly at the posted sign-up time and sign-up place. Cards will be handed out starting at the front of the line until there are none left.
Players receiving cards but failing to show at the appropriate time and place forfeit. Four-player games will be played in three-player or two-player mode if there are multiple no-shows. No substitutions for no-shows will be allowed.
Players may use their own controllers for tournaments, but you are no allowed to use your own wireless controllers. (PS3 Fightpads that use a wireless dongle are okay.) Players not providing their own controllers will be provided with a standard controller. Players not in possession of a controller at the beginning of a match will play with a standard controller. It is at judge's discretion whether to wait for the return of a personal controller in the instance that one controller is being shared by two or more players. No macro buttons are allowed. Players cannot use automated combinations of button inputs. Players are allowed to map the buttons according to their personal preference.