Saturday, May 26, 2012

May 27 -- AIDS Charity Tournament at Next Level Arcade

Facebook Event:

Meet-Up Page:

Directions:  Train to 9th Ave

Location: Next Level Arcade (4013 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11232)

Date: May 27th, Sunday

Sign-Up Time: 12:00 NOON – 1:50 pm
Tournament Time: 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

StreetPass NYC is teaming up with Pokemon DS NYC on Sunday, May 27th to participate in an action packed Nintendo-themed Charity Tournament to benefit AIDS WALK NY at the Next Level Arcade (4013 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11232).

On May 27th, from 12:00 Noon until 7:00 PM, Nintendo fans from all five boroughs can come down and compete in four amazing games: Super Smash Bros Brawl (Wii), Kid Icarus: Uprising (Nintendo 3DS), Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo 3DS) and Pokemon Black & White (Nintendo DS).

Each tournament has a required donation fee of $5 per game tournament and players can compete in all or any mix of the four games. All proceeds for Super Smash Bros Brawl, Kid Icarus: Uprising and Mario Kart 7 (and 50% of Pokemon Black & White) will go to AIDS Walk NY and GMHC. There will also be a $1 entry fee to support Next Level for generously using the venue, providing the best equipment and having no age restrictions for participants. 

Sample Trophy for Nintendo 3DS & Wii Winners

Prizes for the final four winners will be as follows: Super Smash Bros Brawl, Mario Kart 7 and Kid Icarus: Uprising will receive a engraved crystal trophy with Brawl having the biggest trophy. Trophies will be engraved with the person’s name and can be picked up at Next Level after May 30th or to another venue per winner’s request. The first 15 registrants for Kid Icarus: Uprising will receive Kid Icarus AR Card Booster Packs and the winner will win 5 Kid Icarus AR Card Booster Packs and a Kid Icarus T-Shirt. Pokemon DS NYC winners will earn a 40/60 split cash prize between 1st and 2nd place.

--Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tournament Rules--
Stock: 3
Banned Characters: Meta Knight
Items: Off
Stages: Battlefield
Tournament Mode will be used with one on one match per round.
Singles with Rhode Island Rules
Rhode Island Rules:

--Kid Icarus Uprising Tournament Rules--
Light vs. Dark Tournament
Banned Weapons: Magnus Club
Banned Powers: Play Dead, Spite, Pisces Heal, Libra Sponge, Aries Armor, and Trade-Off
Time Limit: 6 Minutes

--Mario Kart 7 Tournament Rules--
Groups of eight people with one race each
You could use any Non-Unlockable Character with any Kart Combo
All Items
Maka WuHu Course Banned

--Pokemon Tournament Rules--
Singles format, additional details at the link below:

If you can’t make the event and want to donate before/after the charity tournament you can interact on our Team Page on AIDS Walk NY (Team #8501 ) until the June 14th deadline.

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Sunday, May 20, 2012

StreetPass Network PAX East 2012 FULL Panel Video


StreetPass Network: Connecting Nintendo 3DS Gamers
Naga Theatre

Saturday 10:00am - 11:00am

It started with one guy's trip to Japan. Now it's a worldwide phenomenon! Hear the true story behind StreetPass Network, see how it's connecting Nintendo gamers in unprecedented ways, and learn the surprising influence it's having on Nintendo 3DS game development. (Or just come collect a bunch of StreetPass tags!)

Panelists include:
Joshua Lynsen [Founder, StreetPass Network and StreetPass DC]
Jordan White [Founder, StreetPass NYC]
Dan O'Leary [President, n-Space]
Jools Watsham [Co-Founder and Director, Renegade Kid]

Saturday, May 19, 2012

May 20th Double Meet Up! -- AIDS Walk NY & Mario Tennis Open

Facebook Event:

Meet-Up Page:

Directions:  N,Q,R  Train to 59th Street, 5th Ave

Location: Pulitzer Fountain (59th Street between 5th and 6th Ave)

Date: May 20th, Sunday

Line-Up Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Walking Time:
10:00 am – 3:00 pm


AIDS Walk New York is an annual fundraising walkathon that benefits GMHC and over 50 other local AIDS service organizations. Founded in 1986, it's now the largest walkathon in the world, and the largest AIDS fundraiser in the world by participation.

We started walking and fundraising for this as a AIDS WALK team since last year and we are the ONLY video game organization that participates in this charity walkathon in the New York Tri-State area. We put our best faces forward and give generously to those who are suffering with the epidemic and support HIV and VD prevention agencies in the five burrows via this event.

We welcome you to sign up and walk with us on the big day!

Our gathering will be at the Pulitzer Fountain between 59th and 58th Street and 5th Ave. It's a huge Fountain and you can't miss it! Look for the StreetPass NYC flag and people with StreetPass Network Shirts and Nintendo 3DS.

Our line up will be from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. If you are not here by 10:00 AM we will have begun walking and instead you will have to meet with us at one of the checkpoints located on this map:

We will be Tweeting our walk and you can follow up on us and when we are hitting checkpoints at:

Again, please sign up at for our walking team! If you do, you will be eligible for our Pokemon DS NYC Shirts raffle and Kid Icarus: Uprising AR Cards while supplies last!


Facebook Event:

Meet-Up Page:

Directions:  N,R  Train to 23rd Street Station OR  6   Train to 23rd Street Station

Location: SPiN New York (48 East 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010-4301)

Date: May 20th, Sunday

Tournament Sign-Ups: 6:00 PM -- 7:00 PM

Tournament Time: 7::00 PM -- 9:00PM

You ready for home hardball in Mario's court? Even better, think you can handle a real racquet game?

Celebrate the release of Mario Tennis Open (and to relax from our AIDS Walk) by participating in not one but TWO competitions!

One will be an actual tournament for Mario Tennis Open. Match arrangements will be determined on the day. Sign ups begin at 6:00 PM and the game starts up at 7:00 PM sharp. Our only rules are no Mii characters and no Gyro Mode Controls. Touch Screen is allowed. Tournament will begin as doubles and will end as singles for one 1st Place Winner.

NOTE: You don't need a copy of Mario Tennis Open to play, all you need is your Nintendo 3DS via DOWNLOAD PLAY!

The second contest is an actual real life Ping Pong Tournament. We will provide ping pong balls and paddles. Like Mario Tennis Open, tournament will begin as doubles and will end as singles for one 1st Place Winner. A game shall be won by the player/team first scoring 6 points unless both players score 6 points, when the game shall be won by the first player subsequently gaining a lead of 2 points.

The 1st Place Winners of each tournament will win a special one of a kind crystal trophy with a golden idol statuette that depicts either Tennis or Ping Ping depending on the game.

We will also be giving away exclusive Mario Tennis Open mini-posters on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last!

Finally there will food and comfy couches and good times all around. Weather you are the William Sisters or simply a fan of Mario Sports games please come out and join us for a good time all around!

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Nintendo, Nintendo Week Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS and StreetPass are copyright and/or registered trademarks of Nintendo of America Inc. StreetPass NYC is NOT affiliated with or representative of Nintendo of America Inc.

Friday, May 18, 2012

StreetPass NYC Online Charity Drive -- Watch TriForce Set a World Record for AIDS Walk NY

Fundraising begins on May 18th at Midnight where Legendary Nintendo Fan and Guinness/Twin Galaxies World Record Holder, Isaiah TriForce Johnson, will attempt to set a world record in Tetris Party Deluxe by creating as many Tetrises as he can within 24 hours and or within 100 million points. This will be recorded and witnessed by an official Twin Galaxies Referee. TriForce will create a Tetris (four lines simultaneously) and for every Tetris he completes viewers can donate $1 or more via PayPal to the AIDS

Walk New York Charity for AIDS/HIV research and treatment. The money will be collected through SOS Gamers, a Nonprofit 501C3 officially charity organization. Gamers can tune in LIVE on 

For more information about SOS Gamers you can visit their site at