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Post #1 · Posted at 2014-01-27 01:50:04am 10.3 years ago

Offline KKiONI
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Because the rhythm game scene here is too small for a [province] thread. Thought I would make a thread for this considering there are quite a few others for states, locations, and the like.

So yeah, I currently reside in Ottawa, which isn't that bad for arcades (dance-game-wise). From what I know, there's 2 SuperNOVA1 cabs, 2 ITG2 cabs (one modded with ITG3 theme), and 1 X2. Sadly, no more Extreme cabinets as far as I am aware.

IIDX is more exclusively my forte now (8th dan player). I've heard there exists a few machines in the country, but I have never had the opportunity to ever see or play on one.

Any other Canadian Bemani players here who'd like to share their thoughts?

Post #2 · Posted at 2014-01-27 09:17:38am 10.3 years ago

Offline zodiak_911
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Well, the arcade closest to me has an ITG2 R21 and a DDR X. I wish there could be an X2! We've had a GfDM 10-9 IIRC, but it's long gone. I'm in Quebec city, but I'm guessing there are better arcades in Montreal, though I never went to see if they had any IIDX. If there were, I'd be there every weekend!

Post #3 · Posted at 2014-01-29 03:16:38am 10.3 years ago

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Yeah, I was ecstatic when I heard there was an X2 in town. Operators don't do many upgrades (if at all) and even maintenance is iffy (or downright atrocious) at some locations. That location seems to be good with it's maintenance though. Only setback is that it's across town for me.

I've actually been tossing around the idea of making a proposal for that arcade to get a IIDX machine. I would expect it to be a hard sell considering the price of a single cabinet, but it might be worth a try. Worst thing that could happen is they decline.

Post #4 · Posted at 2014-01-29 03:51:41am 10.3 years ago

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I'm more interested in cabs around the GTA (Greater Toronto Area), anywhere in Southern Ontario for that matter, as I live in Oakville.

There's still a few Extreme machines around, and some locations with Supernova/Supernova 2. ITG2 scene is very limited though. There are a few, but most are really badly maintained. The only one I know that are maintained pretty well is the one in Hamilton (Laser Quest), which is the one I usually go to myself. There's 2 in Newmarket as well but it's pretty far for myself to go to =/.

Playdium used to be good as well though. It has Supernova 2, Pump Pro, Technika 3 and Re-Rave (and Guitar Hero lol), but Technika's online service went down last month so I have almost no incentive to go there anymore.

Post #5 · Posted at 2014-01-30 12:41:38am 10.3 years ago

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At least here our arcade is pretty keen on maintenance. The machines are working really well, even the X cabinet we have! They're just too greedy to bother buying anything newer or any other possible franchise...

Post #6 · Posted at 2014-09-21 08:07:18pm 9.7 years ago

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I live in East York so I guess my main arcade would be Playscape in Pacific Mall. The Technika 3 machines at Playdium and Playscape are now back online btw (on a private server with everything unlocked by default).

The Supernova 2 at Scotiabank Theatre in downtown Toronto recently got updated to DDR X. Since the place is near my university I'm pretty hyped to try it out even if US DDR X cabs are absolute trash, I'm just hype for new Bemani machines in Toronto in general.

Post #7 · Posted at 2015-02-17 09:01:28pm 9.3 years ago

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New arcade opening up in Toronto, the owner is potentially getting a Taiko cab. There's also a chance of an IIDX being there.

Post #8 · Posted at 2015-02-17 09:42:46pm 9.3 years ago

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Where about?
http://i.imgur.com/ros63.gif

Post #9 · Posted at 2015-02-17 10:35:25pm 9.3 years ago

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Quote: Arctic Wolves
Where about?

https://www.facebook.com/RetroToronto?fref=ts

Owner has discussed on <a certain forum> about possibly buying a Taiko machine. He said IIDX could happen but it's too big.

Post #10 · Posted at 2015-02-17 11:20:21pm 9.3 years ago

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Nice, hope they're successful in raising funds, it'd be nice to have an arcade downtown again.
http://i.imgur.com/ros63.gif

Post #11 · Posted at 2015-02-18 01:15:00am 9.3 years ago

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hype hype hype

owner said iidx is acceptable with the bass platform removed and monitor replaced

hype hype hype

Post #12 · Posted at 2015-02-18 02:23:46am 9.3 years ago

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Quote: Venny
hype hype hype

owner said iidx is acceptable with the bass platform removed and monitor replaced

hype hype hype
Neutral

It's not probably going to look like an actual cab though, but eh, having IIDX is better than not having IIDX, right?

Post #13 · Posted at 2015-02-18 03:16:46am 9.3 years ago

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Quote: Max
Quote: Venny
hype hype hype

owner said iidx is acceptable with the bass platform removed and monitor replaced

hype hype hype
Neutral

It's not probably going to look like an actual cab though, but eh, having IIDX is better than not having IIDX, right?

still valid for programmed world though hype

Post #14 · Posted at 2015-02-18 04:36:01am 9.3 years ago

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Quote: Venny
Quote: Max
Quote: Venny
hype hype hype

owner said iidx is acceptable with the bass platform removed and monitor replaced

hype hype hype
Neutral

It's not probably going to look like an actual cab though, but eh, having IIDX is better than not having IIDX, right?

still valid for programmed world though hype
Well then, good on you guys for joining the IIDX train Smile

Post #15 · Posted at 2015-02-18 04:39:28am 9.3 years ago

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Max, you aren't in Canada...get out.

Post #16 · Posted at 2015-02-18 04:42:16am 9.3 years ago

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Quote: Aegis
Max, you aren't in Canada...get out.
Neither are you, welcome to the broken down train of hopes and dreams. Wink

Post #17 · Posted at 2015-02-18 04:43:11am 9.3 years ago

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Last updated: 2015-02-18 04:48am
I visit Canada though, lol.

Post #18 · Posted at 2015-02-18 04:53:00am 9.3 years ago

Offline Venny
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Quote: Max
Quote: Venny
Quote: Max
Quote: Venny
hype hype hype

owner said iidx is acceptable with the bass platform removed and monitor replaced

hype hype hype
Neutral

It's not probably going to look like an actual cab though, but eh, having IIDX is better than not having IIDX, right?

still valid for programmed world though hype
Well then, good on you guys for joining the IIDX train Smile

and the hype train

Post #19 · Posted at 2015-02-19 09:24:54pm 9.3 years ago

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I've been following the news on this. Pretty exciting even though I don't live in Toronto haha. Although I'd seriously consider taking a bus down just for IIDX.

Post #20 · Posted at 2015-02-20 12:14:13am 9.3 years ago

Offline Venny
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Quote: KKiONI
I've been following the news on this. Pretty exciting even though I don't live in Toronto haha. Although I'd seriously consider taking a bus down just for IIDX.

Same, I live in Guelph.
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