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The Return of Hometown Throwdown!

For those of you that haven’t heard, Hometown Throwdown is returning!

August 11th (that’s a Saturday) @ 1:00, we will be throwing down, SNES style, at Kick Butt Coffee.

Here’s the skinny:

When: Saturday, August 11th, 1:00-4:30pm

Where: Kick Butt Coffee Music and Booze, 5775 Airport Blvd Austin, TX

What: Old School Super Nintendo Games, Skullgirls, and possibly some additional Wii action.

Why: Because our friends at Kickbutt Coffee like us!  (Well, that and they have beer, food, and $3 Red Snappers all day Saturday)

Hope to see you there, and stay tuned for more announcements!


Our next Throwdown!

In case you’ve missed it on our Facebook, we’re having another good ol’ fashioned fighting game tournament!  This time, it’s Skullgirls, now that you’ve had the time necessary to practice.  Come out and join us at Mister Tramps next Monday (Jun 11th) @ 9:30!

The important details:

  • The event begins @ 9:30, and the tournament starts @ 10:00. Sign ups are open until 10:00, or until we fill up, and are awarded on a first come first served basis.
  • No entry fee
  • First place prize is a free drink and a Pixels T-shirt
  • Second place prize is a free drink.


The nitty gritty:

  • All matches will be played on PS3
  • We will have sticks available for use, but to ensure you get one, please bring your own if possible.
  • Matchups are best two out of three matches, best two out of three rounds (even for team matches). Finals will be best three out of five matches.
  • Brackets will be randomly seeded, and the tournament will be single elimination.


So come on down at 9:30, have a beer or two, play in some casuals, and sign up for the throwdown proper at 10:00. Feel free to post on this thread if you have any questions, or find our Facebook page.

Hope to see you there!

You like us… you really, really like us!

It is our tremendous honor to announce that our good friends at Mister Tramps have asked us to bring Hometown Throwdown back to their doors on a regular basis.

Starting on April the 9th, Hometown Throwdown will be happening every 2nd and 4th Monday, at 7:30 PM. That means more tournaments, more games, and perhaps most importantly, more beer!  We’ll be announcing the schedule for 4/9 tomorrow, so stay tuned!

Announcing… Hometown Throwdown: Tournament Edition!

That’s right, this upcoming Monday (the 12th) at 7PM, we’ll be giving away Pixels T-Shirts (that’s the design there on the right) to winners of four different tournaments: Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, Blazblue Continuum Shift Extend, and Street Fighter X Tekken.  There is no entrance fee.

Here’s the skinny:

  • SSFIVAE @ 7:30
  • BBCSE @ 8:30
  • UMvC3 @ 9:30
  • SFxT @ 10:30
  • Casuals intermittently all night.

Tournaments begin at those times, so please be signed up before.

Tournaments slots will be first come first serve, with a maximum of 32 entrants each. If space allows, you may sign up for multiple tournaments, but are limited to a single shirt per entrant.

  • All brackets will be single elimination, best 2 out of 3 matches (with best 2 out of 3 rounds, where applicable).
  • All matches will be played with 99 second time limits.
  • Pausing (accidental or intentional) immediately forfeits the round.
  • Arcade sticks will be provided, but if you want to be sure to get one, we would suggest you bring your own.
  • Unless specifically agreed upon by both participants, all tournament matches will be played on PS3s.

Good luck to you all, and remember, there’s no entrance fee, and T-shirts to win!