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  1. @Hybrid@Splain@ninjistar@Reed Rothchild@0xDEAFC0DE@JamesRobot@Adorabear@CasualCart@Hammerfestus@Deadeye@KokiriChild@Jicsan@Gaia Gensouki@DefaultGen@Jeevan@drxandy@SailorScoutMandy@spacepup@ZeldaFan042@BattySalem@PII@GPX@Avgn Gamer@LutherDestroysTheGond@NESfiend@Gloves@NintendoTwizer@nesmaster14@BirdDogGaming@FireHazard51@Rhapsody98@darkchylde28@Mega Tank@Red@BortLicensePlate Welcome to the first of many new events we have in store for you all: VGS BINGO 2022! So, for those of you who have participated in the first Bingo event back in 2020, you all pretty much know the drill by now. But, for those of you who didn't (or for those who just need to have their memories jogged a bit,) here's how all of this works! On that bingo card up there are a series of challenges. Your goal is to complete as many of those challenges as you can. Pretty much as simple as that! Each tile on the card corresponds to the name of a challenge in the list below. Complete a challenge to fill in the corresponding tile. Complete enough challenges to earn a Charm! There are actually a number of Charms available, in a tiered fashion. Each tier up replaces the Charm before it: T1: Line Complete a single full line, the classic BINGO! T2: Cross Complete two lines to create a Cross/"X" I would also accept a "T" (or any other similar pattern) T3: Lattice Complete four horizontal or vertical lines which all connect at some point T4: Blackout Complete the entire board In addition, just like Bingo 2020, there are a number of SECRET CHARMS you can acquire! Unlike the tiered Charms above, it IS possible to earn ALL of the secret charms. How do you acquire these secret charms, you may ask? Well, that's for you to find out, and for me to not definitively say one way or another, wouldn't be very secret if I told you. There is a separate Submissions Thread where you may post any tiles you have completed. For each tile submission, make a post (or update an existing post) in that thread, with the name of the tile(s) you're completing, alongside whatever prerequisite proof is required for that tile. For instance, if a challenge is to beat a particular game, you may have to post a photo of the end of the game as evidence, with a slip of paper somewhere in the photo showing your VGS username. Refer to the individual challenges in the list below for what proof is required for any given challenge. Also, note that tiles do not stack. That is to say if you at any point meet the requirements for multiple tiles at the same time, it can only count for one tile or the other. For instance, if you have an N64 controller with a custom paint job that also has, say, a modified analog stick, it can only count for either Fresh Coat of Paint OR New and Improved, it cannot count for both. Which one it counts for in this scenario is entirely up to you. This event will last from now until 10/24/2022 at 12 AM EST, a tiny bit over 1 week from now. Once we make it past that deadline, that'll be the cutoff point for new submissions, I'll tally everyone's tiles up and see how you all did! A few last point of clarification in regards to the challenges below: Retroactive = If you've already done it/already acquired the item in question (etc) before this event began, it still counts for that challenge, though proof will still be required. Not retroactive = You must have done it/acquired the item in question (etc) AFTER this event began. Any challenges that require you to beat or otherwise play a game have the standard rules you would expect: No save states, cheat codes, slow motion, turbo controllers, etc are allowed. Lastly, take note of which challenges only require a screenshot, and which require an actual photo, as some require photos, and for others just screenshots are fine. Now then, with all that said and done... ---CHALLENGE LIST--- Across the Pond - Show off an item in your collection that is from a different country than the one you live in Requirements: Post a photo of any gaming-related item you own that was released, or otherwise came out in a different country than the one you live in, with your VGS username visible somewhere within the photo Retroactive Casual Art - Create a pixel art drawing of another VGS user's profile picture Requirements: Minimum 30x30 pixels size Post a screenshot of the art, and explain who's profile picture you chose to recreate Not retroactive Clean as a Whistle - Clean a game, console, or controller you own that's incredibly dirty, making it look far better afterwards Requirements: Post before & after photos with your VGS username visible somewhere within both photos You must be the one to have cleaned the game/console/controller Not Retroactive Cross Your Heart - Beat a classic Castlevania game Requirements: Beat any of the games from the list below, and post a photo of the endscreen/credits of the game, with your VGS username visible somewhere within the photo Not retroactive Diamond in the Rough - Write a review blog on a game you like from a series you otherwise dislike Requirements: Post the blog in the Blogs section of VGS, then post a link to the blog Series in question must have a minimum of 3 games in it to count, including the game you like Not retroactive Done Deal - Participate in a trade on VGS Requirements: Must specifically be a trade, meaning you trade one item for another with another user @ the person you make the deal with They must "Like" your post, and you must like theirs I'll be keeping an eye out for some FEEDBACK for both parties! You do not have to ship out the item ahead of time to complete this challenge, so long as both parties have agreed to the trade in question, and both posts have been liked by the other member ...Although, with that said, please do actually follow through with the transaction and don't just cancel it after the event is done, haha Not retroactive Fresh Coat of Paint - Show off a console or controller you own that has a custom paint job Requirements: Post a photo of any console or controller you own with a custom paint job, with your VGS username visible somewhere within the photo You do not have to have painted it yourself Retroactive Game Night - Play a game online with at least 1 other VGS user Requirements: Play any multiplayer game with another VGS user. Minimum of 2+ people, for 1+ hour(s) At least one of you needs to post a photo of the screen with some manner of proof that at least 2 people got together to play a game. This could be, for instance, the pre-game lobby in Mario Kart Not retroactive Genesis Does - Beat a Sega Genesis game Requirements: Beat any officially released Sega Genesis game, and post a photo of the endscreen/credits of the game, with your VGS username visible somewhere within the photo Not retroactive Glamour Shot - Take a stylized, over the top photo of a console you own that was released in 1990 or earlier Requirements: The photo must be stylized in such a way that it looks like a staged promotional product shot, or as if the console is a model. Ham it up as much as humanly possible, get creative! Retroactive Good as New - Show off a game, console, or controller you own that has been repaired by you after previously being non-functional Requirements: Post a photo of the fixed item with your VGS username visible somewhere within the photo. Explain what was broken, and what you did to fix it The game/console/controller must have been disassembled, fixed, then reassembled for it to count You must have been the one to repair the item in question Retroactive Homegrown - Show off a physical copy of a homebrew game you own that was made by a member(s) of VGS, or that was created in partnership with VGS Requirements: Post a photo of the game with your VGS username visible somewhere within the photo. Explain who the creator(s) of the game are Retroactive How Charming - Claim a charm on VGS Requirements: Post a screenshot of whichever charm you claimed, and explain what you did to claim it Not retroactive It Belongs in a Museum - Show off an item in your collection that was never officially released. IE prototype, not for resale game, unreleased game, etc Requirements: Post a photo of the item with your VGS username visible somewhere within the photo Item in question must not have been initially released to the general public in any way. This includes retail releases, giveaways, promotions, bundles, etc Retroactive It's Dangerous to Go Alone - Complete a swordless run of The Legend of Zelda Requirements: Post a photo of you in the Ganon boss fight room, without a sword in your inventory, with your VGS username visible somewhere within the photo You may not pick up ANY of the three swords in the game (Wooden Sword, White Sword, Magical Sword) at any point in your run You must make it to Ganon. Making it to Ganon will end the run, as you cannot beat him without a sword Not retroactive New and Improved - Show off a console or controller you own that has been intentionally physically modified in some way. IE different analog sticks, new backlight/frontlight, etc Requirements: Post a photo of the modified item in question with your VGS username visible somewhere within the photo Item must have had an original part replaced with a noticeably different part, such as an improved analog stick or d-pad, or have had something brand new added to it, such as a backlight when it previously did not have one Item must still be functional An item that has only had something removed from it without it being replaced will not count, since then you could just take a chunk out of the item and technically that would still count, haha. It must have had a part(s) either replaced, or a brand new part(s) added to it You do not have to have been the one to modify the item Retroactive NINTENDO SIXTY-FOOOUUUR - Submit a game to the Beat Every N64 Game - 2022 thread on VGS Requirements: Share the post in the thread showcasing which game you beat Not retroactive Pew - Create a basic Shoot 'Em Up game Requirements: At least one screen or level Must be in control of a ship or character of some kind, which can move and attack enemies in some way Must be at least one type of enemy which attacks or is otherwise harmful to the player in some way, which can be killed by the player, and which continually spawns in Must be either a final boss enemy or large wave of enemies that appears after a certain period of time, OR the game must have a scoring system of some kind Once the game is complete, either post the file for the game itself, or record a video of you playing the game in its entirety and post that video Not Retroactive Pixels > Polygons - Create an 8-bit or 16-bit sprite of any character from a 3D game Requirements: Post a screenshot of the sprite, and an example of the character which you portrayed in pixel art form Character's sprite must be identifiable in some way, if it's a completely featureless, unidentifiable stick figure then I'm gonna ask you to try again, haha Not Retroactive Pr0fe55i0na1 H4ck3r - Alter the code of an already existing game to display your VGS username on the title screen instead of the title of the game Requirements: Original game must have been officially released Username does not have to be in the same style as the original title, however the original title/logo of the game must not be visible whatsoever Post a photo of the modified game's title screen, and explain which game you modified Not Retroactive Reimagined - Modify an existing song from a video game to be in a completely different musical style to the original. IE if a song has a lighthearted happy feel to it, modify it to have a darker, more serious tone, but still be identifiable as the same song Requirements: The song can either be modified from the original, or it can be remade from the ground up, so long as it's still identifiable as the same song, but with a distinctly different style Post the audio file for the modified song, or a link to the modified song, and explain which song you chose to modify Not Retroactive Supportive - Be a VGS subscriber Requirements: Post a photo of your active subscription in the Subscriptions section of VGS, with your VGS username visible somewhere within the photo Retroactive Souvenir - Share your favorite item in your collection related to a specific game or franchise that isn't, itself, a game. This could be a poster, book, figurine, etc Requirements: Post a photo of the item with your VGS username visible somewhere within the photo, and explain why it's your favorite item Retroactive Tools of the Trade - Show off a tool or set of tools you have used to clean, repair, or modify a game, console, or controller in the past Requirements: Post a photo of the tool(s) with your VGS username visible somewhere within the photo, and explain what you used the tool(s) for Retroactive What If - Re-create the logo of a 16-bit game, but in a completely different style/font to the original Requirements: Minimum 40x40 pixels size Post a screenshot of the art, and explain which logo you chose to modify, and in what way Not Retroactive
  2. Welcome to the Submissions Thread for VGS Bingo 2022! This is where you will post any and all submissions you have for tiles you are trying to clear. Please include the name of the tile you're trying to clear in your posts! You can either have one post for submissions which you update every time you clear a new tile, or you can make new posts for every tile cleared, up to you! Good luck!
  3. @Gloves@Jicsan@DefaultGen@RH@Splain@TDIRunner@Avgn Gamer@Mega Tank@Gaia Gensouki@darkchylde28@LutherDestroysTheGond@ZeldaFan042@drxandy@Aguy@JamesRobot@nesmaster14@spacepup@RegularGuyGamer Aaand that's a wrap, everyone! Thank you very very much to those who participated! I really hope you all had fun with this, it was in the works for quite awhile. Several of you got bingos, a few of you got crosses, and one of you even got an outline a lattice! No blackouts this year unfortunately, but hey, there's always next year! In terms of secret charms... honestly, I was quite surprised by how long it took for you guys to start getting them, haha. I guess I spread out all the challenges on the sheet better than I thought! Several of you were only one away from getting one, or even multiple of them! Unfortunately, a couple of these charms ended up being unclaimed, but that's alright. The secret charms this year you could think of as a spin-off of the 2020 Bingo's secret charms. They're still based on completing specific challenges in specific categories, however this year, each charm was based on one of the VGS mascots, and by extension, each challenge related to the mascots in one form or another. The mascots being a part of the Bingo card's design was a nice touch, as their presence gave you all a very subtle hint as to what the secret charms were, they were hiding in plain sight all along The secret charms this year, and how to get them, were as follows: | The Alchemist (Complete all 5 challenges related to creating or modifying games and software) | The Blacksmith (Complete all 5 challenges related to fixing or modifying hardware) | The Dragon (Complete all 5 challenges related to collecting) | The Knight (Complete all 5 challenges related to playing games) | The Fairy (Complete all 5 challenges related to the community and VGS itself) This is also why there wasn't a free space for this year's Bingo, each mascot's charm needed to have 5 challenges, haha. These charms, along with the standard tiered charms, haven't been implemented as actual charms on the site yet, but the designs have been completed so we'll make sure to get these out to you all very soon! Of course, if any of you have any feedback you'd like to give, that's always greatly greatly appreciated. Keeping in mind of course that a blackout (or even an outline) is meant to be very tough, how did a week feel for the event? Did that feel like a good amount of time, or did it feel too short? Likewise, how was the overall difficulty of the challenges? Too easy, too difficult, fair? What was your favorite (and least favorite) challenge to complete? Any and all feedback you all can provide helps give me an idea of any changes I should implement going forward, as I'm planning on having these Bingo events be a consistent, yearly thing. So if you have any thoughts on the event, good or bad, and how it compared to the previous two Bingo events, please do share! Now, with all that said and done, here is the full list of how everyone did, who gained what charms, and below that, the full challenge list, including which challenges correlated to which secret charms! Final Tally: Aguy: Spacepup: Gloves: drxandy: TDIRunner: Mega Tank: Splain: nesmaster14: RegularGuyGamer: Gaia Gensouki: JamesRobot: Jicsan: ZeldaFan042: darkchylde28: Summary: drxandy: Secret: The Blacksmith TDIRunner: Line Mega Tank: Line Splain: Line nesmaster14: Line RegularGuyGamer: Line Secret: The Blacksmith Gaia Gensouki: Cross Secret: The Knight JamesRobot: Cross Secret: The Dragon Jicsan: Cross Secret: The Dragon ZeldaFan042: Cross Secret: The Dragon darkchylde28: Lattice Secret: The Dragon Full Challenges & Secret Charms List: Once again, I hope you all enjoyed and had a good time. That's all that matters in the end!
  4. **This is no longer available.** Anybody wanna trade for this kickass (bootleg?) dancing Pikachu import for the 2022 Bingo contest? I like Nintendo games or other stuff. Here's the awesomeness in action.
  5. @Hybrid@Splain@ninjistar@Reed Rothchild@0xDEAFC0DE@JamesRobot@Adorabear@CasualCart@Hammerfestus@Deadeye@KokiriChild@Jicsan@Gaia Gensouki@DefaultGen@Jeevan@MegaMan52@drxandy@SailorScoutMandy@spacepup@ZeldaFan042@BattySalem@PII@GPX@Avgn Gamer@LutherDestroysTheGond@NESfiend@Gloves@NintendoTwizer@nesmaster14@BirdDogGaming@FireHazard51@Rhapsody98@darkchylde28@Mega Tank@Red That's right, the next Bingo event is here! Or, rather, it WILL be soon. Hosted by yours truly, we're kicking off the new wave of VGS events with a bang by starting out with the next iteration of the (hopefully, if we can keep coming up with good challenge ideas, haha) annual VGS Bingo! This will be essentially the same format as the FIRST Bingo that @Gloves hosted back in 2020, and some of the challenges this time around will be just as tough (or, dare I say... perhaps even a bit tougher?) so many of your skills will most certainly be tested if you plan on blacking out the entire board! This event will have a few secret charms in addition to the usual line, cross, box, & blackout charms, just like the first Bingo, and it will last for one week, just like the previous two Bingos. But regardless of whether or not you've participated in either of the two Bingo events we've done thus far, we hope you'll be looking forward to this one! And of course, special thanks to @CasualCart & @BortLicensePlate for the incredible art! And trust me, this is only the beginning of a whole host of events we're in the process of planning out, all of which will be hosted by me. Many of the events that will be coming up over the next year will be more varied than ever, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you all will enjoy some of the ideas we've been coming up with to keep things fresh! But of course, that's all in the future, for now let's focus on the present. 10/16/2022, mark your calendars!
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