Categories: Arcade News
As agents Thomas Rogan and “G”, you’ll blast your way through several levels of zombies, ghouls, gargoyles and other terrifying creatures as you unravel the mystery at the Curien Mansion.
House Of The Dead’s combination of fast-paced action, polygonal gore, secret items and branching paths make it one of the best light-gun franchises ever. Grab a friend (or go guns akimbo) and remember… aim for the head!
Chip music – an avenue of audio and visual exploration for artists choosing to adopt vintage video games as a deliberate, aesthetic choices – has enjoyed enormous success for over a decade on the East Coast with world-class events the Blip Festival, Pulsewave and recent newcomer, 8static. For the first time ever, Data Beez is spreading those same addictive, low-tech sounds across the West Coast. This is a East meets West event: minusbaby represents New York City while Crashfaster represents California, Spamtron and Go Motion represent Oregon and Guybrush and Blackpawn represent Washington. It signals an evolving movement and sets a precedent for the future of chip music on the West Coast.
WHAT: Live chiptune with minusbaby, Crashfaster, Spamtron, Go Motion
WHEN: Wednesday, November 18, 8pm
COVER: $5, 21+ only
Play new tracks from White Stripes, The Damned and Kasabian on our stage along with all available Rock Band songs (including Beatles Rock Band and LEGO Rock Band) to receive a raffle ticket and a chance to win two tickets to see They Might Be Giants! Take a bandmate or your best friend, and be sure to hit Ground Kontrol after the show to tell us about it!
WHAT: Rock Band Tuesdays featuring They Might Be Giants ticket giveaway
WHEN: Tuesday, November 10, 8PM-1:30AM with ticket giveaway at 11PM
Catch They Might Be Giants with special guest The Guggenheim Grotto on Wednesday, November 11 at the Crystal Ballroom. Tickets available at Ticketmaster. Doors at 8pm, show at 9pm. 16 & over. More info: www.tmbg.com
LEGO Rock Band released today and you can play it tonight at Rock Band Tuesdays, our weekly full-band karaoke show. Rock out as a minifig in the LEGO world of colorful blocks, vehicles, and fantastic creatures. The 45 new songs and new gameplay modes are a blast to play!
To top it off, we’ll give away four tickets to this weekend’s Video Games Live concerts! These fell into MC Destructo’s lap today and, since the shows don’t mention Metallica, he’ll give them to four lucky Rock Band players in a random drawing during tonight’s show. Just sign up for any song to receive a raffle ticket!
Experience a full orchestra and choir accompanied by synchronized video, lighting, special effects, crowd interactivity and live action!
For details, visit the Oregon Symphony: Video Games Live page.
Tonight, our arcade will be haunted by a free show, a costume contest* and classic console creepfests!
Show up in your best (or worst) costume and enjoy the party-rock record collection of DJ Fresh Flesh while you vanquish foes with a holy whip in Castlevania or rid the neighborhood of the undead in Zombies Ate My Neighbors!
At 10pm, our stage will be overtaken by a couple of guys who at first appear to be your average, friendly Ground Kontrol patrons until they transform into gonzo synth-punk weirdos Lickity!
*Costume contest judging planned for 11pm. Per safety policies, please do not wear face masks or full face paint – make sure your mask is removable if it’s an essential part of your costume!
You and your best fiends can take advantage of this frighteningly fun deal at the Ground Kontrol Last Wednesday Free-Play Party, on Wednesday, October 28!
This month, be wary, as you may unearth spooky console game selections at our bar and on our stage. We’ll also be giving free candy to anyone in the Halloween spirit, while it lasts!
WHAT: Free play party
WHEN: Wednesday, October 28 at 5pm
COST: $5 at the door, 21+ only please
Once a year, usually around the holiday of Halloween, Ground Kontrol reviews its corporate strategies for unpredictable and terrifying events such as the zombie apocalypse, an invasion from outer space, monsters from another dimension, or one really, really crazy guy chasing us in the woods.
We have discovered that one night is insufficient to brief our staff and clientele on survival techniques. This year Ground Kontrol will be conducting an entire week of special events leading up to Halloween on October 31. By reviewing classic horror entertainment in various forms and enjoying a cold one (or two), we hope to increase the survivability rate of our friends & fans, or at least have a lot of fun!
Welcome to Ground Kontrol’s “Halloweek“! Check our events calendar for more information, and stop in every night – it just might save your LIFE!
We’re rolling out the carpet for another pinball hit with a multicolored LED installation you’ll find only at Ground Kontrol! In ancient Baghdad, a beautiful princess is imprisoned by an evil Genie. With the enchanted Scimitar, the Magic Lamp and faithful Jinn, you must battle the Genie to rescue her. Travel alongside Sinbad and Ali-Baba as you experience the incredible adventures hidden within the Tales Of The Arabian Nights!
Thursday, August 27, Portland’s most popular arcade honors one of the most popular video game companies ever with a celebration sure to warp you back in time: the Nintendo Party!
Original Nintendo Entertainment System and Super Nintendo Entertainment System consoles and games will be on free play on our stage.. Re-live the amazing hype of Super Mario Brothers 3 with a special screening of “The Wizard” to kick things off. We’ll also have cleaned & refurbished systems and games available to purchase so the 8-bit action can continue in your own home!
Dress the part of your favorite Nintendo character or bizarre accessory and enter our costume contest for a chance to win a Ground Kontrol gift certificate! DJ Epor will spin 8-and-16-bit inspired tunes all night long.
- “The Wizard” film screening – 7:30PM
- Nintendo console free play with music provided by DJ Epor – 9PM till close
- Costume Contest judging – 11PM
21+, no cover