North-Central Ohio Weekly Events

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North-Central OH CardFight: Vanguard League(s)
– Sundays @ Rockin’ Rooster Comics & Games (Cincinnati) from 1 to 4 PM
https://www.facebook.com/RockinRoosterComics/
– Thursdays @ Level Two Games (Avon) from 6 to 9 PM
https://www.facebook.com/leveltwogames/
– Fridays @ No Limit Gaming (Kettering) from 6:30 to 9:30 PM
https://www.facebook.com/nolimitgaminglocal/
– Saturdays @ Kidforce Collectibles (Berea) from 3 to 6 PM
https://www.facebook.com/kidforce/
– Saturdays @ The Hero Zone/POP Shop (Sandusky) from 4 to 7 PM
https://www.facebook.com/TheHeroZone/

North-Central OH Dragon Ball Super League(s)
– Sundays @ No Limit Gaming (Kettering) from 7 to 10 PM
https://www.facebook.com/nolimitgaminglocal/
– Tuesdays @ Full Grip Games (Akron) from 7 to 10 PM
https://www.facebook.com/fullgripgames/
– Wednesdays @ Rockin’ Rooster Comics & Games (Cincinnati) from 6 to 9 PM
https://www.facebook.com/RockinRoosterComics/
– Thursdays @ Warhost Games (Avon Lake) from 6 to 9 PM
https://www.facebook.com/warhostgames/
– Fridays @ Weird Realms (Cleveland) from 6 to 9 PM
https://www.facebook.com/weirdrealms/
– Saturdays @ Ground Zero Comics & Games (Strongsville) from 2 to 5 PM
https://www.facebook.com/Ground-Zero-Comics-and-Cards-92545866626/

North-Central OH HeroClix League(s)
– Sundays @ Recess Games (North Olmsted) from 12 to 3 PM
http://www.facebook.com/RecessNorthOlmsted/
– Sundays @ Comics Are Go (Sheffield Village) from 1 to 4 PM
https://www.facebook.com/comicsaregoshop/
– Tuesdays @ Ground Zero Comics & Games (Strongsville) from 6 to 9 PM
https://www.facebook.com/Ground-Zero-Comics-and-Cards-92545866626/
– Saturdays @ The Hero Zone/POP Shop (Sandusky) from 5 to 8 PM
https://www.facebook.com/POPSanduskySocial/
– Saturdays @ Rockin’ Rooster Comics & Games (Cincinnati) from 5 to 8 PM
https://www.facebook.com/RockinRoosterComics/

North-Central OH Magic: The Gathering League(s)
– Due to the high quantity of Magic: The Gathering (MTG) events organized by the hobby shops, we do not list them in our calendar. Most hobby shops organize multiple MTG events in various formats every week.

North-Central OH Pokemon League(s)
– Sundays @ Kidforce Collectibles (Berea) from 1 to 4 PM
https://www.facebook.com/kidforce/
– Sundays @ Level Two Games (Avon) from 5 to 8 PM
https://www.facebook.com/leveltwogames/
– Mondays @ The Hero Zone/POP Shop (Sandusky) from 4:30 to 7 PM
https://www.facebook.com/TheHeroZone/
– Mondays @ McDonald’s (North Royalton) from 6 to 8 PM
http://www.facebook.com/440Games/
– Tuesdays @ Ground Zero Comics & Games (Strongsville) from 7 to 9 PM
https://www.facebook.com/Ground-Zero-Comics-and-Cards-92545866626/
– Wednesdays @ No Limit Gaming (Kettering) from 6 to 9 PM
https://www.facebook.com/nolimitgaminglocal/
– Wednesdays @ Full Grip Games (Akron) from 7 to 10 PM
https://www.facebook.com/fullgripgames/
– Thursdays @ In The Zone Cards & Games (Ashtabula) from 5 to 7 PM
http://www.facebook.com/inthezonecardsandgames/
– Thursdays @ Level Two Games (Avon) from 7 to 10 PM
https://www.facebook.com/leveltwogames/
– Saturdays @ Recess Games (North Olmsted) from 10 AM to 12 PM
https://www.facebook.com/RecessGamesOhio/

North-Central OH Transformers League(s)
– Sundays (Monthly) @ Weird Realms (Cleveland) from 1 to 4 PM
https://www.facebook.com/weirdrealms/
– Tuesdays @ Level Two Games (Avon) from 6 to 9 PM
https://www.facebook.com/leveltwogames/
– Saturdays (Monthly) @ Ground Zero Comics & Games (Strongsville) from 2 to 5 PM
https://www.facebook.com/Ground-Zero-Comics-and-Cards-92545866626/
– Coming Soon! @ Kidforce Collectibles (Berea) from ? to ? PM
https://www.facebook.com/kidforce/

North-Central OH Yu-Gi-Oh League(s)
– Sundays @ In The Zone Cards & Games (Ashtabula) from 12:30 to 3:30 PM
http://www.facebook.com/inthezonecardsandgames/
– Sundays @ Warhost Games (Avon Lake) from 1:30 to 4:30 PM
https://www.facebook.com/WarhostGames/
– Wednesdays @ Warhost Games (Avon Lake) from 6:30 to 9:30 PM
https://www.facebook.com/WarhostGames/
– Thursdays @ The Hero Zone/POP Shop (Sandusky) from 6 to 8 PM
https://www.facebook.com/TheHeroZone/
– Fridays @ Rockin’ Rooster Comics & Games (Cincinnati) from 6 to 9 PM
https://www.facebook.com/RockinRoosterComics/
– Fridays @ Level Two Games (Avon) from 7 to 10 PM
https://www.facebook.com/leveltwogames/
– Fridays @ Warhost Games (Avon Lake) from 7 to 10 PM
https://www.facebook.com/WarhostGames/
– Saturdays @ Rockin’ Rooster Comics & Games (Cincinnati) from 12 to 3 PM
https://www.facebook.com/RockinRoosterComics/
– Saturdays @ No Limit Gaming (Kettering) from 1:30 to 4:30 PM
https://www.facebook.com/nolimitgaminglocal/
– Saturdays @ Weird Realms (Cleveland) from 4 to 7 PM
https://www.facebook.com/weirdrealms/

Click here to view this weekly schedule, sorted by day, via Google Calendar!

Linksys MR9000 Max-Stream AC3000 Tri-Band Mesh WiFi 5 Router | GameBreak

Today we are reviewing the Linksys MR9000 Max-Stream AC3000 Tri-Band Mesh WiFi 5 Router. As with any Internet device, the best way to review it is to compare it to the device that it is replacing, test each of the connections and compare the features. In this case, we are testing against the Linksys WRT AC1200 Dual-Band and Wi-Fi Wireless Router.

The tests were performed with the Speedtest.Net applications on a Dell desktop for LAN and WIFI running Windows 10 and a Motorola Droid Turbo running Android 7 for the Velop WIFI. The network is Spectrum Cable with a 100 Mbps connection.

The Linksys WRT AC1200 Dual-Band and Wi-Fi Wireless Router was connected to a Velop mesh router, so our tests will include both LAN, WIFI and via the Velop WIFI. First, via LAN, the router scored a 49.52 Mbps downstream, 13.52 Mbps upstream with a ping of 31 ms. Second, via WIFI, the router scored a 61.77 Mbps downstream, 15.78 Mbps upstream with a ping of 29 ms. Finally, via Velop WIFI, the router scored a 54 Mbps downstream, 11.60 Mbps upstream with a ping of 34 ms.

The Linksys MR9000 Max-Stream AC3000 Tri-Band Mesh WiFi 5 Router was also connected to a Velop mesh router, so our tests will include both LAN, WIFI and via the Velop WIFI. First, via LAN, the router scored a 95.49 Mbps downstream, 14.39 Mbps upstream with a ping of 34 ms. Second, via WIFI, the router scored a 95.71 Mbps downstream, 13.25 Mbps upstream with a ping of 33 ms. Finally, via Velop WIFI, the router scored a 117.00 Mbps downstream, 11.90 Mbps upstream with a ping of 36 ms.

As far as features, the AC1200 has four Ethernet ports, a USB 3.0 port and an eSATA port. The AC3000 has the same ports as the AC1200, except for eSATA. Otherwise, we can clearly see that the AC3000 approximately doubled the LAN, WIFI and Velop WIFI signals’ bandwidth. Clearly the AC3000 is the winner of this comparison if speed is the determining factor.

The AC3000 sets up with the Linksys application, just as all new Linksys products. However, the application takes a lot of time to add Velop to the network. On the other hand, the router was built with Velop mesh compatibility, which improves stability.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YY6yoWLilTg

Pokemon SM-Cosmic Eclipse Prerelease (Oct. 20 – Avon, OH)

PRE-REGISTRATION: In-store beginning October 1, 2019.

REGISTRATION: Thursday, October 24, 2019 @ 3:30 to 4 PM

TIME: Thursday, October 24, 2019 @ 4 to 6:30 PM

ADMISSION: $25+ USD

RULES: Swiss rounds, limited format (legal/constructed), 40-card deck, four (4) prize cards and no proxies. Thirty (30) minutes will be issued for deck building. One game per each 20 minutes plus three (3) turn round. For more details, read the “Play! Pokemon TCG Rules and Formats” document: http://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/about/tournaments-rules-and-resources/

DETAILS: For this event to be officially sanctioned so that participants may receive a play point; there must be at least four (4) registered participants. New participants will be issued a player identification number. No Championship Points will be issued.

NOTE: We have a limited number of Build & Battle Boxes, so this event will be first come, first served! Each Build & Battle Box contains a 22-card booster pack composed of cards from the current and prior sets, four (4) boosters packs from the new set, a promotional card and a deck-building tip sheet. At the end of the event, players will receive three (3) additional booster packs upon the return of any borrowed energy cards.

PARKING: Additional parking can be found behind the store via the access driveway on the west side, right side looking from the front of the building and across the street. Remember to use your emergency break when parking on an incline. Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1NolBXhJRK3ra7huvCfRT4r4X-UvH5TkS

DISCORD: https://Discord.gg/3JP3ZRX

[2020] Pokemon League Cup (Oct. 20 – Avon, OH) [Unified Minds]

LOCATION: Level Two Games, 37319 Detroit Road, Avon, OH 44011

PRE-REGISTRATION: Open Now @ https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf0VBbHTMkN5cfLvBTBkX-lzUeb6E6eQ6dEnU2eBIBqdDyYxQ/viewform

REGISTRATION: 12 to 12:45 PM

TIME: 1 to 10:00 PM

ADMISSION: $10+ USD (PLAYER CAP: 40)
– Each player will receive a booster pack and promotional card(s).

REQUIREMENTS: A Pokémon trading card game deck.

RULES: Swiss rounds, standard format (legal/modified-constructed), no proxies and six (6) prize cards. One game per each 30 minute round plus three (3) turns. During top-cut, best-of-three match per each 50 minute plus three (3) turns. For more details, read the “Play! Pokemon TCG Rules and Formats” document: http://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/about/tournaments-rules-and-resources/

DETAILS: For this event to be officially sanctioned so that participants may receive a play point; there must be at least four (4) registered participants. New participants will be issued a player identification number. The top players in each age division will be awarded with championship point(s): http://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/pokemon-events/pokemon-tournaments/earn-championship-points-tcg/

DISCLAIMER: To speed up the registration process, complete, print out and bring along the “Pokemon Deck List” document or complete and submit the online form: https://gamesoh.wordpress.com/events/

PARKING: Additional parking can be found behind the store via the access driveway on the west side, right side looking from the front of the building and across the street. Remember to use your emergency break when parking on an incline. Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1NolBXhJRK3ra7huvCfRT4r4X-UvH5TkS

DISCORD: https://Discord.gg/3JP3ZRX

[2020] Pokemon League Challenge (Oct. 17 – Avon, OH) [Unified Minds #3]

LOCATION: Level Two Games, 37319 Detroit Road, Avon, OH 44011

REGISTRATION: 7 to 7:30 PM

TIME: 7:30 to 10 PM

ADMISSION: $6+ USD (Part of the Pokemon Standard Win-A-Box Series)

REQUIREMENTS: A Pokémon trading card game deck.

RULES: Swiss rounds, standard format (legal/modified-constructed), no proxies and six (6) prize cards. One game per each 30 minute round plus three (3) turns. For more details, read the “Play! Pokemon TCG Rules and Formats” document: http://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/about/tournaments-rules-and-resources/

DETAILS: For this event to be officially sanctioned so that participants may receive a play point; there must be at least four (4) registered participants. New participants will be issued a player identification number. The top players in each age division will be awarded with championship point(s): http://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/pokemon-events/pokemon-tournaments/earn-championship-points-tcg/

DISCLAIMER: To speed up the registration process, complete, print out and bring along the “Pokemon Deck List” document or complete and submit the online form: https://gamesoh.wordpress.com/events/

PARKING: Additional parking can be found behind the store via the access driveway on the west side, right side looking from the front of the building and across the street. Remember to use your emergency break when parking on an incline. Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1NolBXhJRK3ra7huvCfRT4r4X-UvH5TkS

DISCORD: https://Discord.gg/3JP3ZRX

Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered Review

The story takes place in cannon, a few years after the Ghostbusters defeated Vigo in the second movie. Suddenly, ghosts from the Ghostbusters previous encounters have begun to reappear around New York, wreaking havoc in their old haunts. Slimer is back at the hotel, the librarian is back in the library and the Marshmallow Man is terrifying the masses in the streets. When there is something strange going on in the neighborhood, to whom are you going to call? The Ghostbusters, of course!

The player opens the game applying for and eventually gaining employment as a tester for the Ghostbusters’ experimental gear directed by Egon. The new hire is quickly thrown into action. In the Ghostbusters’ typical style, they speed away in the Ecto-mobile to a new assignment.

This story was written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. According to Aykroyd in an interview during the development of the 2009 version of the game, he states that the sounds and music for the game are essentially ripped from the movies and digitally re-mastered. In addition, the entire original cast reprise their roles and the dialog is frequently humorous.

The game looks better in comparison to the 2009 version, now utilizing higher definition graphics. It easily duplicates the Ghostbusters’ world and does it with minimal load times. The proton pack particle beam effects look as if they were taken from the movies. The character detail looks better than in the 2009 version. The environments are highly detailed and are effectively used to scare players.

The game is controlled mainly by the control sticks. One stick is for movement and the other for turning. Using the proton pack and its various streams utilize the shoulder buttons while the face buttons control interactions and switching devices. It is normal fare for a shooting game.

In the 2009 version, there were some camera issues when in a corner. Now, all I can say is to avoid the corners because they cannot just go away. It is particularly painful when surrounded by enemies. Thus, it is simply best to avoid being cornered.

The first player mode is clearly the best thing about this game. The multi-player allows up to four players to compete in various modes to bust ghosts or each other. However, during the run of the 2009 version, finding a full room in which to participate online was difficult. As the online servers were not available at the time of this review, I cannot comment on its quality.

However, If you loved the movies and enjoy shooters, this game will excite and scare you while making you laugh.

You can watch this review on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scIvs2RkzPo).

Pre-order your copy now at GameStop (http://www.GameStop.com/)!