R1 News: 5-18-2012
Okay, so I’m fairly sure everyone’s heard by now, Technika is now 3 credits (from 4) and IIDX is now 4 credits (from 5). But, there were a couple other things that came up during my conversation today.
The new Moreno Valley location that’s opening up soon came up. As most of you may have expected, yes, one of each of the IIDX and Popn machines are moving to Moreno Valley when it opens. But, the new location will have its own set of Technika machines. The ones we have here are here to stay. I’m kinda surprised about this, actually. I thought they’d send one over because the Technika lines are dead. Well, they were dead. I think they’ll be seeing some activity very soon…
Also, I did touch upon everyone’s favorite subject: The possibility of e-amuse at R1. Yes, it’s unlikely. Yes, the odds of PW are more unlikely than official e-amuse. The manager said that they are in talks with some of the highest executives with Konami in regards of having e-amuse set up here. I proposed I start a petition to submit to help R1 convince Konami to bring e-amuse.
Yes, I’m aware this is most likely for naught, very many things considered, but why quit when we haven’t started? I don’t want to give this up without a fight. We need to shout loud! Make ourselves heard! DDR II came stateside because of us, who knows? Maybe we can pull off another miracle. Never know unless you try.
I’ll start carrying around a petition for R1 and Konami to get official e-amuse stateside. If you see me, don’t hesitate to call me over and sign the petition. Once I get enough signatures I’ll submit it to R1. Then, we cross our fingers.