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Posted by: valius on 21:16 CST :: 4/03/2005
Let's work hard to make a great community here at pumphaven.com! Tell us more about you, your interests, and the interesting things about you! We want to know!
So... I guess I'll start the thread.
Real name: Kevin Tan
Hometown: Saipan of the Northern Marianas Islands
Languages: Chinese, English, and some Japanese
Occupation: Student @ Northwestern Unversity
Interests: Computer programming, writing novels, dancing simulation games, American and European animation, anime, cultures of other countries, Asian languages
Favorite song to play: Time to Say Goodbye by So Chan Hwi
Best song (and mode): Csikos Post Crazy (A 6 misses and 6 bads)
How you discovered Pump It Up: My father and I found an OBG machine in a Korean cyber cafe in my hometown, and we decided to get Perfect Collection for the home. Been hooked ever since.
Other stuff: Moderator of pumphaven's Pump Studio/Pump PC forums and regular poster at pumpxtreme.net and ddruk.co.uk
Anyway, keep the thread going!
Posted by: t1ck_t0ck on 21:45 CST :: 4/03/2005
I have already started posting here but I might as well introduce myself since I just kind of randomly showed up one day and started to post at pumpxtreme.net and eventually here.
(I am going to mimic valius' setup on this post)
Real name: Terry
Hometown: El Centro, California
Ethnicity: Caucasian (White)
Languages: English and a little bit of spanish
Occupation: High School Student
Interests: Computers, Reading Books (Favorite Authors: Stephen King, Orson Scott Card, and many other authors), Stepmania, Pump It Up, Dance Dance Revolution, Anime, Going to the movies, and talking with friends.
Favorite song to play: Come To Me by BanYa (Hard)
Best Song: Chicken Wing Crazy
How I discovered Pump: I went on vacation to Tampico, Mexico last summer to visit my stepmom's family and I wanted to play DDR but they only had Pump It Up. I thought it was stupid at first but then became obsessed with it.
Other Stuff: I may be the only person in my town who knows what Pump It Up is. They don't have any pump machines in my town or in towns near me so I bought the game so that I could play and be apart of the pump community.
Again Hello everyone, and so far pumpxteme and pumphaven have been really good to me so far. You guys are good people.
Posted by: KurenaiSchwarz on 08:58 CST :: 4/04/2005
Well, since I came up here almost randomly aswell, let me tell a little about myself
(copying the same Q&A)
Real name: Thiago
Location:Ilha do Governador, Rio de Janeiro
Ethnicity: My father has black ascendence and my mother has European ascendence
Languages: Portuguese, English and some German
Occupation: Graduating in Law
Interests: Computer games, Hangin out with friends, watching some TV, Pump it Up (of course xD)
Favorite song to play: Most of the old P1, P2 and Extra Stuff
Best song (and mode): Best record, you mean? Another Truth Nightmare (A, 16 misses - Prex 3)
How I started playing: Jan/2002, in a Arcade when I saw some guys playing an Extra. I saw all those hard songs, almost impossible, like Beethoven Nornal, com'Back Hard...and I got interested, though I was a bit shy to go on the stage and play. After some hesitation I played I'll accept you. It was horrible, I was so fuckin nervous that i was hard as a rock... But after that I played more and more and here I am... a pump freak
Posted by: Seth on 12:21 CST :: 4/04/2005
Real name: Pierre-Yves de Cerjat
Birthtown: Genève, Switzerland
Hometown: Ponta Grossa, Paraná, Brazil
Languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish and trying to learn French
Occupation: Student @ Santana College
Interests: Some anime, almost any game (especially RPG and music games), card games, good food and my girlfriend (love ya, Ariane).
Favorite song to play: Hi-Bi by BanYa
Best song (and mode): Watch Out Nightmare (9 misses and 7 bads)
Other stuff: Poster at pumpxtreme.net, ph-online.net, mxpumeprs.exoboards.com, evodancex.streetrpg.com and lilith.locaweb.com.br.
Posted by: mclarenf1kid on 16:04 CST :: 4/04/2005
Real name: Steven Darchiville
Hometown: Spartanburg, SC USA
Ethnicity: Not sure.....I can't figure it out
Occupation: Student & Waiter at The Peddler Steak House
Interests: My car, pump, computers, and anything that I can personalize with my own style
Favorite song to play: Watch Out nm
Best song (and mode): IGYAML cz 17 greats 1 miss
How you discovered Pump It Up: I heard about dance games in Feb. of 2004, and bought DDR Ultramix for xbox. Two months later, a friend of mine told me about this game near by at an arcade with this song called "Beethoven Virus" and you can do a circle in it. So I went a tried Prex 2 for my first pump experience, failing BV hard miserably. I was hooked.
Posted by: Koop on 16:14 CST :: 4/04/2005
<3 <3 >>
Real name: Ziadi
Hometown: Olney, MD
Languages: English and a little bit of Arabic and Spanish
Occupation: College Student
Interests: Drawing (major in art for the record)
Favorite song to play: Point Break CZ
Best Song: I love you >_>
How I discovered Pump: Random visit at Virgina Beach's prex 2 machine. Grew to love it.
Other Stuff: Not too many crazy pumpers in my area, they appear like once or twice then vanish :s. Uh, i am a stepmaker here so enjoy my stuff and welcome back PHonline!
Posted by: ??? on 20:48 CST :: 4/04/2005
Real Name: Binh Thanh Bui
Birthtown: St.Paul, MN
Hometown: Eden Prairie, MN
Languages: English, Vietnamese, a really little bit of Spanish, French, German, and Somilian.
Occupation: High School Student (10th grade)
Interests: Pump It Up, girls, video games, and some school works like building and such!
Favorite Song To Play: Love Song on NM
Best Song: Diginity Full Mix Crash on FS with bar rape with an assistant!
How I discovered PIU: At Mall of America, at the Camp Snoopy arcade where I saw the PIU The Premiere and fail it the first time since I chose a song on Crazy Mode!
Posted by: Xenon_Angel on 21:47 CST :: 4/04/2005
Posted by: Hangook_Jin on 22:29 CST :: 4/04/2005
Real Name: Jonathan
Birthtown: Torrance, CA
Hometown: Torrance, CA
Languages: English, Korean (not fully and i dont understand some words but i can speak it to the point the adults are impressed), little bit of Spanish
Occupation: Middle School Student (8th)
Interests: Pump, my GF, games and money!
Favorite Song To Play: Dont Bother Me(Caution) By Tashannie
Best Song: I dont know
How I discovered PIU: Pump House i went in to see what it was and it was full of pump machines and the girl there gave me a coin saying i should try it out.
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 02:55 CST :: 4/05/2005
Welcome to the site, .. .
Posted by: Jason Dread on 03:26 CST :: 4/05/2005
Real name: Jason Stewart
Hometown: Louisville, KY
Ethnicity: Plain 'ol white
Interests: Varied music, PS2, Random rhythm games
Favorite song to play: Final Audition 2 Nightmare
Best song (and mode): Ignition Starts, CZ
How you discovered Pump It Up: I'd stopped playing DDR recently and went to a local movie theater, and in the center of the arcade facing the lobby they had a compleely different dance game with 5 arrows. I played some after the movie and went home, soon after continuing to go back more and more to play.
Posted by: Jupiterprince on 13:13 CST :: 4/05/2005
Name: Justin Burt
Occupation: Customer Service Rep/cashier at Party America
Intrests: Pump (duh) J-pop, K-pop, J-rock, K-rock drawing, para para paradise.
Location: Brooklyn Park, MN
Languages:English, Spanish (a bit), and Learing Japanese and Korean.
Favorite song: Valenti- crazy (it amazes the crowds at my arcade)
How I found Pump: I first started with DDR and I actually didn't like pump until I tried it at the Mall of America. I was originally there to play DDR but after awhile I figured out that DDR SUCKS in every way shape and form, and that Pump rules. Now I usually go to the arcade here in Brooklyn Park to Play Exceed.
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 13:56 CST :: 4/08/2005
Real name: Mark Christopher Lee
Hometown: Ithaca, NY USA
Languages: English, Spanish, Chinese (poorly)
Occupation: Student @ Cornell Unversity, cashier at Stone Palace Pizza Kitchen
Interests: Pump, DDR (less of course), music, movies, anime (mostly feature films), playing piano, video games (especially RPG's, party games, and dating sims), useless trivia, foreign languages and cultures
Favorite song to play: Dr. M Crazy, and Winter Crazy (even though I fail it most of the time, I got lots of WOWS every time I try it)
(new category) Favorite song to listen to: Swing Baby (full version)
Best song (and mode): Not sure what you mean...if you mean the hardest S I ever got, that would be Solitary Crazy (3 bads)
How you discovered Pump It Up: My friend showed it to me in the local arcade two years ago. I got better than him in about a week.
Posted by: Skye on 06:33 CST :: 4/12/2005
Well, I guess I might as well introduce myself.
State/City: Bloomington, MN
Occupation: Uh, Student @ Kennedy.
Languages: German, English, Very Little Japanese
Interests: Pump (Obviously), DDR (Not so much anymore), Music, Movies, Collecting Korean K-Pop/Rock.
Favorite Song: Dignity (CZ)
AIM: Unseen PARANOiA
How I started: I'd been playing DDR, then I saw someone playing Pump at the State Fair, decided to give it a shot, and I really sucked. But, I found out there was a Premiere 2 located at the MOA so I began to play more and more and here I am now. I've been playing Pump for almost 4 years now and have no intention of quitting anytime soon.
Posted by: Arturo on 09:40 CST :: 4/12/2005
Hey, welcome Mike!
Win any more tourneys lately?
Posted by: Trunks SSJ4 on 12:35 CST :: 4/12/2005
Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!! Finaly I´m here ^^x Hello everyone!!
Name: Marcelo Delgado
Nickname: Trunks SSJ4 or Nookie
State/City: Rio de Janeiro/RJ
Languages: English, portuguese
Interests: Pump (duhhhhhhh >.<"), DDR (yeah, this also rules), K-pop, J-rock, drumms and Break Style
Favorite Song: I Know (Seo Taiji)
How I started: 3 years ago, at Game Works (Rio de Janeiro) with my friends
Posted by: KurenaiSchwarz on 17:59 CST :: 4/12/2005
Finally you came to give us the honor of your presence, huh? ;)
Posted by: wicked_impulse34 on 17:59 CST :: 4/12/2005
Real name: Tony Tagliente
Hometown: Rockland County, NY
Occupation: Tappan Zee High School/ i am a waiter
Interests: Pump, Paintball, Computer's, video games
Favorite song to play: Swing Baby
Best song (and mode): Dont Bother me (freestyle)
How you discovered Pump It Up: I Started playing ddr basically as joke, than i got really into it, than i found pump and basically despised ddr.
Other stuff: Poster at PX and pumpcore
Posted by: Chairmonkey on 19:40 CST :: 4/13/2005
Real name: Mike S
Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska
Occupation: Student, Maggie Moo's worker
Interests: Video games, Computers, Dance Dance Revolution, Bemani, Pump it Up
Favorite song to play: Space Fantasy or Final Audition
How you discovered Pump It Up: Got DDR for Christmas one year and played that a lot. I heard there was a DDR machine at a local mall but it was really a PIU machine
Posted by: MaLCoM85 on 18:37 CST :: 4/16/2005
Well, a bit late but I present myself:
Real name: Damian Berruezo
Hometown: Ramos Mejia, Buenos Aires
Languages: Spanish, English and a little bit of Japanese (still learning)
Occupation: University student (La Matanza University)
Interests: Playing videogames, PIU and DDR, listening to all kind of music, anime&manga, martial arts and asian languages as well.
Favorite songs to play: Valenti (number 1), Always, Empire of the Sun, Slam, As I told you, Will o the wisp, Dignity, GO, Unforgettable memories, beat of the war and many more.
Best song (and mode): Unforgettable Memories, Crazy (6 misses) and As I told you, Crazy.
How you discovered Pump It Up: There was a lonely Perfect Collection inside a shopping near my house. After the first day i played it was like my 2nd home.
Posted by: Naughty Nogitsune on 09:11 CST :: 4/18/2005
Real Name: Chris
Location: USA (PA)
Deadman walkin'; unofficial mascot/handy-man/heavy-lifter at numerous fund raisers, etc; "the dance-machine-guy"; and I work part-time as a pain in the @$$ as well.
3D-rendering/modeling/animation; PIU (duh!); DDR;
*certain* anime films/series (no, i'm not a COMPLETE "ani-freak"...yet); T-K-D; Mech-engineering; combat-choreo (possibility); break-dancing, though my moves=limited, and of the few, none of them (have) work(ed) on the PIU pad (so far) (hmm...haven't tried "the Baryshnikov" on doubles, though...hmm *evil grin*); Korean metal (Viva La HeadBanga!!!); fursuiting (I am NOT part of the sub-culture, though. *shiver*); creative writing; (2b continued)...
Posted by: Yeehaw McKickass on 20:03 CST :: 4/20/2005
Real name: shane
Hometown: Chicago area.
Occupation: manager of a Tilt
intrests: various games, sex, bowling
Favorite song to play: Another Truth Freestyle
Best song: I don't even keep track
Discovered Pump: Roaming around Belmont avenue in Chicago and seeing a pump machine, thinking "why the hell didn't they get ddr?" I played it at a D&B a couple weeks later and over the course of the last year I've found it to be the more enjoyable game.
In case anyone's wondering;
Yes, I am the same Yeehaw McKickass that wrote those guides over on DDRFreak.
Posted by: levis on 22:46 CST :: 4/20/2005
Real name: leví xD
hometown: méxico df
ethnicity: chilango xD
languages: spanish, english, icelandic (little)
occupation: wasting time in get a fucking job, and estudy psychology
interests: piu, my girlfriend, pi (3.141592...)
favourite song to play: dignity xD
best song: love is a danger zone
discovered pump: in a machine local near my house
i love pump it up!
Posted by: Banjo-Fella on 12:37 CST :: 4/21/2005
Well, might as well introduce myself, fashionably late, of course.
Real name: Eoin Ó Drisceoil
Hometown: Douglas, Cork
Languages: English, Irish, Spanish, French, and a small bit of German.
Occupation: Student and professional bum.
Interests: Computer games, dancing simulation games, music (especially that of the rocking kind, although mostly golden oldies), art, drawing, sketching, playing the violin, my girlfriend, the internet, computer programming...
Favorite song to play: Love Is a Danger Zone (Hard)/Beethoven Virus (Hard)
Best song (and mode): Final Audition 1 (Hard - S)
How you discovered Pump It Up: A Pumping friend of mine in England mentioned the game to me just over a year ago, and that was the first time I had ever heard of it. Just about half a year ago, I downloaded Prex 3 for the PC, and started playing in the local arcade!
Other stuff: To my knowledge, I'm the only avid Pumper in all of Cork, which sucks. Apparently it's "only for girls". However, I'm slowly getting my friends interested. Slooowly.
Posted by: Guest on 10:12 CST :: 4/22/2005
I suppose as an admin here, I should contribute huh:
Real name: Landon
Hometown: Look at my info but it's Denver, CO
Occupation: Um, admin here? I'm in IT (Info Tech.) but thanks to the shitty economy, I was reduced to taking temp. jobs. It's money though.
Interests: Metal/Rock Music, Computers, PS2 (damn you DMC3!), women, and other nerdy stuff. Especially laughing at the DDR n00bs who think that Pump's a ripoff, without even playing it.
Favorite song to play: Lexy/1TYM Remix Freestyle
Best song: Dignity crazy with an S. Ha...no in reality um..I have no idea!
Discovered Pump: Last day of a job I had a few years ago, I decided to go to DnB with a couple of friends. Noticed a hot woman playing pump. My friend had played DDR for 2 years or so..I swore never to try it. But you guys know how women are. So I got up there, tried it. And the rest is history.
Posted by: coolestofthecool15 on 16:56 CST :: 4/25/2005
Hey why not? Even though I've been here for a while:
Real name: Nick
Hometown: Evergreen CO (It's like 30 minutes outside of Denver or somethin like that)
Ethnicity: Caucasian/Hispanic (my dad's from Peru)
Languages: English, French (partially)
Occupation: I wish! Well, I guess i'm a student at EHS, but I don't get paid for it.
Interests: Basically any type of Music (I like every genre), the internet, running (X-country especially), and other stuff I can't think of right now.
Favorite song to play: We Can't Stop NM
Best song: either an A on Chicken Wing NM, B on Hi-Bi CZ , or an S on Diva Remix CZ. I can't decide!
Discovered Pump: Well, I went to Fat City one time (I don't know maybe 2,3 years ago). Well, I waned to try DDR because I heard about it and it looked neat. I got up and played for a while and then I noticed this girl playing An Interesting View HD (as i recall) on the Pump machine right next to it. I thought that was really amazing. Later on, when the Colorado Mills Mall opened up, they had a Jillians, so I decided to play there since it was much closer to my house. They didn't have a DDR, so I decided to try Pump since I was into these dancing games. Once I selected Hate EZ I was hooked. So that's basically how I got into it, and I didn't find out about Landon's group until just recently. If I bored you with my novel feel free to comment.
Posted by: WangPirate on 15:24 CST :: 4/26/2005
I'm Miklotov at PX.
If you don't know me from there you probably aren't awesome.
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 15:37 CST :: 4/26/2005
Welcome... back! So are you gonna post here once in a while or is this a one-off thing?
Posted by: mclarenf1kid on 21:05 CST :: 4/26/2005
WangPirate? that's..............interesting! where'd you come up with that one?
Posted by: Guest on 21:07 CST :: 4/26/2005
Most likely Penny Arcade would be my guess.
Posted by: Joelit0 on 23:56 CST :: 4/26/2005
Real Name: Joel
Location: Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
Occupation(s): Student (Career: "Informatic Systems Engineer" -- It's system design *for pc* and all that stuff)
Interests: PIU, DDR, Keyboard Heaven, Drummania.
Posted by: PIUfr33k on 07:05 CST :: 4/28/2005
Real name: Kyle Normandin
Location: Glens Falls, NY
Interests: Dance/Music Games (PIU, DDR, Taiko Drum Master, Donkey Konga), Music (I do a little electronic music/dj)
Favorite songs on PIU: First Love (double mode 2x), First Love (freestyle), My Way (freestyle), Dr.M (Crazy Mode 2x), and Mexi Mexi (crazy mode)
Best song (and mode): Dr.M (Crazy Mode 2x)
How I discoverd PIU: I started playing DDR about 2 years ago and my friend told me to try PIU, so I did. (PIU is better (I think))
Posted by: qkrqudxo on 04:38 CST :: 5/09/2005
Real Name: Park Byung Tae (Park is my last name)
Country: South Korea
Intrests: MMORPG,RPG, Any games in an arcade
Languages: English, Korean
How I learned PIU: It's all over the Country. I have lots of chance.
Favorite Song: Caution (Double), Pierot (Double)
I'm new here.
I've lived in Wisconsin for 4 years, and there wasn't any PIU machines around, so I wasn't able to play.
Now that I returned to Korea, where there's PIU in almost every arcade, I can play all I want. (If it wasn't for my school studies.)
Posted by: Kenji on 13:12 CST :: 5/09/2005
Real name: Kenji Yamauchi
Hometown: Brunswick Maine (USA)
Ethnicity: Half Japanese half god knows what
Occupation: High school student
Interests: Music games, the internet, cars etc.
Favorite song to play: Conga
Best song (and mode): Vook CZ (S with below 20 nonperfects)
How you discovered Pump It Up: I was reading a "Pump sucks" thread on a DDR forum (forgot which, not really important though) and I decided I wanted to try it before I talk shit. I played SM autogen for a little bit then I found Prex 3 pc version somewhere on the internet. There's been a Perfect Collection machine around for a while but it wasn't in playable condition so I never bothered with it and played at home on my keyboard for a while. Early this year a friend of mine said he saw an exceed machine at a theater appx 45 minutes from my house, so I went to check it out. From then on that's where I've played.
Other stuff: As far as I've seen, I'm the best in Maine at pump by quite a bit. However, on the machine I play on the top score isn't mine, it's my friends. He's not that great at pump but got three complete fluke scores playing with me and I've never beaten his score. I have 2-15 though.
Posted by: eXonyte on 10:09 CST :: 5/11/2005
Name: Brandon Amedee
Nickname: eXonyte (I sign on Pump as "eXo")
State/City: Gray, Louisiana (near Houma, an hour from New Orleans)
Languages: English, Pig Latin >_<
Interests: PIU, DDR, Music, Computers, especially internet/web related.
Ethnicity: I don't see how it's relevant, but white.
Favorite Song: Depends on when you ask me.
How I started: Attending Nicholls State University, as a friend and I were walking past the arcade, another friend stepped out and asked if we had seen the new dancing game they just got. I tried Banya's N and failed due to a defective copy of Premiere, where the pads would stop working at certain points during the songs. That didn't stop me, and I still haven't stopped three years later. I miss that song sometimes...
Posted by: chaosweaver on 23:34 CST :: 5/11/2005
i must be the new guy for the time being...
my family calls me Christoph,
every one else knows me as chaos,
i am 19, though i often feel 65
i am here to represent Minnesota and the mall of america with it's 3 exceed 2's and a prex (along with a pathetic DDR 3rd mix HAHAH!!)
i got started when i was in virginia at ft. lee for army training. they had a DDR something or other mix at the post arcade. when i got back home, a friend told me about a dance game at the mall, so i tried it out, it was a premiere 3, and i failed miserably. that was little over a year ago
Posted by: Chanelle on 23:49 CST :: 5/16/2005
Real name: Chanelle-Stamatia
Hometown: Rochester, NY (now I'm in MN)
Languages: English, French, Greek
Occupation: Camp Snoopy Arcade slave
Interests: music, pump, teaching, languages, engineering
Favorite song to play: Canon-D
Best song (and mode): Turkey March -Crazy
How you discovered Pump It Up: At work...yep...I'm addicted now.
Other stuff: I'm at pumpextreme.net, but these boards are more active
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 02:26 CST :: 5/17/2005
Posted by: elnegr0grande on 02:30 CST :: 5/17/2005
Name: Sabu Hayes
Hometown: Roslyn, NY
Occupation: Jillian's Prize Redemption bitch
Interests: Pump, Halo2, and Boobs
Favorite Song: Powe of Dream but it always changes
Best Song: Solitary2 33 non perfects
How i discoverd pump: Not really a great story but my friend brought me to Jillian's and said lets try this game out. Then we picked willow crazy by accident and failed and i told him i could do it if i practice. I did it eventually and looked for some more challenges.
Other Stuff: My meat is huge, i can hit caution drops without using my knee if u know what i mean. Jk, i have only been playing a year and a half to get where i am.
Posted by: valius on 05:13 CST :: 5/17/2005
Unfortunate really, since a lot of us came from there too. :| And not immediately remediable until Briboy updates everything over there with his new design. (Looks pretty good EVEN in the beta stage.) and also if I get my lazy butt up and start cranking up stepcharts again.
HOWEVER! I think this is the place to be for masterful stepmakers and for actually err... sharing ideas between stepmakers. Welcome, Chanellle... again! (this time for phaven)
Posted by: DMAshura on 03:04 CST :: 5/19/2005
Real Name: Bill Shillito
Location: Atlanta, GA
School: GA Tech
Pump Experience: About 3 years
Favorite Pump Song: Vook
How I discovered Pump: At a summer program I went to, I heard about Pump. I'd just gotten into DDR at the time, but I'd gotten good at reading notes. I downloaded Kick It Up and studied the stepcharts for stuff like Beethoven Virus until I played on a pad for the first time!
Other Interests: I write electronic music. If you want to hear some of my stuff, go to www.dmashura.com/music/ --- there's an old crappy remix of Final Audition as well there Enjoy everyone!
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 03:08 CST :: 5/19/2005
Hey, welcome! You're the guy who made neoMAX, right? That song is the SHIZNIT.
Posted by: DMAshura on 03:11 CST :: 5/19/2005
Somehow everybody seems to know me for that... :P Yes that was mine.
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 03:19 CST :: 5/19/2005
I also heard the "crappy Final Audition mix".... how is that crappy? o_O It's awesome!
Posted by: Mr.Scar on 11:40 CST :: 5/19/2005
Welcome DM Ashura, this is quite unexpected, however pleasant.
You write great electronic music, I have a friend who is a huge fan (I'm a regular fan )
Posted by: CooCooChris83 on 17:38 CST :: 5/19/2005
Hello, fellow pumpers. Not real sure what to say here. Nice to meet everyone here. My real name's Chris and even though I've only got to play pump a few times, I'm hooked. I've played DDR for years, but I just really don't think it compares to pump. Maybe that's since I'm way more of a freestyler, but I'll play hard stuff every now & then. I kinda started PIU on hard mode since I'd played ddr for so long, & I'm currently working on beating Loner on Crazy (yeah, right). It's frickin' hard, but it's one of my faves. Right under my #1; which is Guilty Conscience. Anyhoo, it's nice to be a member of a pump site; so once again; nice to meet all of you.
Posted by: coolestofthecool15 on 19:07 CST :: 5/19/2005
Guilty Conscience CZ? With all those 32nd runs?
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 04:44 CST :: 5/20/2005
He's playing on a real machine, so obviously there's no Guilty Conscience Crazy at all.
Posted by: CooCooChris83 on 08:56 CST :: 5/20/2005
Yeah, I don't remember there being a crazy mode for it. That song screams freestyle anyways, there's really no need for insane steps to such a funky song.
Posted by: coolestofthecool15 on 09:43 CST :: 5/21/2005
oh, nevermind. Ive never played the Extra before, so I didnt know it wasnt in the Crazy mode/ Xtra Xpert. You made those steps?
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 10:32 CST :: 5/21/2005
Posted by: coolestofthecool15 on 13:42 CST :: 5/21/2005
Those steps are absolutely ridiculous! It's cool, but those 32nd runs are killer!, sort of like the end of Let Me Break It Down.
Posted by: Rink on 16:32 CST :: 5/22/2005
I'm new but i'm not new.
Some of you know what I mean.
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 16:52 CST :: 5/22/2005
Nice avatar. Hyolee = win.
Posted by: Stariandolphin on 18:48 CST :: 6/01/2005
OMG I just realized I never actaully posted in here... x_x
Name: Sharon Noel Haley
State/City: Kenner, Louisiana (part of the greater New Orleans area.)
Languages: English, nihongo (japanese)
Interests: PIU, DDR, Music, Computers, Anime, Art (not Arturo art:P), Nintendo and Playstation, Yugioh TCG, and at the moment, Exonyte ^.^tee he.
Ethnicity:white (British, German, Scandenavian, and Cherokee Indian)
Favorite Song: well it says "Song" so i have to put just one... My old and original favorite since the PREX, Ultramania!
How I started: My brother told me that he went to the arcade with a fw of his friends and thats he he learned about pump. He asked me if I knew what he was talking about. I was like, "Oh yeah I know." But I really didnt... a few weeks later my friends from highschool (chapelle) went to the arcade just a block away from school (old Fun Arcade West). I was like, this is kool! I tried Beethovien Virus, failed it, but I love it. And I have been hooked since then and I have made SOOOO many friends all over the US and local NO area because of PUMP. THANKYOU ANDAMIRO!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: Mana on 19:23 CST :: 6/01/2005
Name: Nick Smith
Hometown: Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico
Languages: English, Spanish, and some French, limited Italian
Interests: PIU KIU DDR, soccer, and music! (oh and my gf haha!)
Favorite Song: Love is a Danger Zone
How I started: My Bro and i saw these guys playing a hella hard song with an insane amount of arrows on the screen in Oaxaca so we went back to the arcade in the morning/afternoon to try something simple...haha we like flunked slam on normal....oh yeah the song was Beat of the War in CZ hardly an "insane amount of arrows!"
Posted by: MelBofRTF on 17:24 CST :: 6/03/2005
Real name: Mel B.
Hometown: Redwood City, CA, USA
Ethnicity: American, duh. ~ Viet/Flip/French/Spanish, actually.
Languages: English, 1337
Interests: Video games (rhythm-based mainly), sports (basketball, bowling, football, hockey), old school R&B/hip-hop music, redheads w/ green eyes... *heh*
Favorite song to play: U*TWO - Guilty Conscience, 0-24 - Blind Faith, Yoo Seung Jun - Wish You Could Find (why couldn't they bring those songs back?!)
How you discovered Pump It Up: Found out about it through word of mouth. It was at a local Korean karaoke lounge, so I gave it a whirl. Been playing on/off for a few years.
Other stuff: Moderator @ DDRFreak.com, Staff Writer for OrangeLoungeRadio.com ~ and I think Freestyle is the best way to play PIU.
Posted by: CooCooChris83 on 10:48 CST :: 6/05/2005
Hey, it's Mel B.! You may not know it, but you're like a hero to those of use who are dedicated to freestyle. Just thought I'd let you know that I've watched several of your vids; and I am extremely impressed. This may not mean anything, but as a fellow freestyler, you have my sincere respect. If you get some freestyle pump vids, please post them. I'd love to see them! Besides, our favorite pump song is the same; so I know you've got good taste, too.
Posted by: MelBofRTF on 13:53 CST :: 6/06/2005
Heh, wow... you're too kind!
Gosh, we've never had a real PIU FS tourney out in my neck of the woods. Mainly been DDR. Even ITG doesn't do FS (not like there's any FS'able steps on that game, but that's an entirely diff'rent topic altogether...)
Maybe if I can get something together (well, if they can FIX the PIU machine at the local D&B), I'll slam it up online for you guys -- *heh*
I'm working on something for the national tourney, although it's hard as heck getting used to the 5-step configuration. We'll see!
Posted by: CooCooChris83 on 00:17 CST :: 6/08/2005
Nah, not too kind. Just the truth. Seriously, the Cafe routine you did was amazing. Even though supposedly you can't stand to watch it, it is awesome. Unfortunately, I never got to play a 5th mix, so I missed out on the sweet FS songs they had. I'd kill someone to take a stab at Let's Talk It Over. But that sounds sweet though if you could get some pump fs vids up. Do something awesome for Guilty Conscience; that'd be sweet.
I have to agree that going from 4-panel DDR to 5-panel pump is a strange transition, but pump was practically made for FS; so I find it easier to FS. For me, spins are an integral part of FS; and every song in Pump has excellent spins. Especially We Are on hard, holy crap that song rocks!
Posted by: MelBofRTF on 11:05 CST :: 6/08/2005
Actually, I did do a routine to "Let's Talk It Over". Twice, no less! My first one was MGL2 (not my best stuff) and one from CBN (which I finally got ripped onto MPEG, so I'll hook it up sometime, and that one's much better, IMO)
You find me a machine in Cali that has Guilty Conscience and I'mma do it. *heh*
Posted by: CooCooChris83 on 06:11 CST :: 6/10/2005
You did do a routine to Let's Talk It Over? Where can I download this? That's possibly the funkiest song ddr's got to offer; with the possible exception of Miracle; I love that one, too.
Also, I can't find a pump machine within 100 miles of myself, much less one with Guilty Conscience for ya; sorry. Our "local" pump machine got sold; and by local I mean almost a 2 hour drive.
Posted by: Islander on 13:16 CST :: 6/11/2005
Real Name: Ross Tirona
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Languages: English only
Occupation: Customer Service
Interests: Video games, sports (primarily basketball and football), wrestling, chicks with foreign accents.
Favorite Songs: U-Two - Guilty Concience, Gun Mo Kim - Y, Park Ji Yoon - Sung In Shik (I will accept you), Dj DOC - Run To You, GOD - Lover's Grief
How I discovered PIU: Word of mouth, Played it for the first time at the same Korean Karaoke spot as Mel. Thought is a good alternative from DDR.
Other Stuff: Current staff member of DDRFreak.com, I also have some more MP3s to contribute to the site. Full versions of songs I don't see on the full song media page. Including BabyVOX's - A Trap, Nasca - Bonnacia, BOK - Funky Jockey, U*Two - Guilty Concience (original and english versions), Hans Band - Curiousity, GOD - Lover's Grief, Duke - Starian, Park Ji Yoon - I will accept you. Who do I need to contact to get these on the site?
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 13:44 CST :: 6/11/2005
Don't worry about that, man. The reason they're not all up there is because each time we update the site, we throw some more in there. We don't put everything at once just to keep things fresh.
For the Korean songs and Banyas, I have all the Pump full versions that exist. I'll put them all up little by little. So it's all good.
Posted by: The Mad Cappa on 16:06 CST :: 6/16/2005
Real name: Santiago Gamboa (But people call me Alex)
Hometown: um..., legally- Sterling, VA, unofficial and weekend (used to officially live)- Woodbridge, VA, and normal residence- an aircraft carrier in Norfolk, VA.
Ethnicity: Hispanic (but I look white)
Languages: English and some Spanish
Occupation: Professional Naval Photographer
Interests: Playing Pump, photography, collecting and watching DVDs, and traveling.
Favorite song to play: There are so many, at this time I can't narrow it down.
Best song (and mode): I've played so many songs over the years I just don't remember what the best I have ever done.
How you discovered Pump It Up: One day me and my friends went to see Jason X and The Scorpion King in theatres, so after the movies, we dropped by the local arcade and there was Premiere 2. Tried, failed it, but I kept at it some reason and I've been hooked ever since then.
Other stuff: I've been in the Navy for 2 years already and I'm still stuck in VA.
Posted by: StupidGrunty on 08:14 CST :: 6/21/2005
Real Name:Kevin Ibay
Ethinicity:Phillipines(Filipino)yea kinda weird how it's spelled with an F
Languages:English and Spanish,I can understand my language(Filipino)but i cant speak it lol
Interests:lets c Playing Pump,My girlfriend,hanging out with my friends(we like just drive around screaming and vandilising stuff)ohh...Halo 2 listening 2 music(Slipknot,Green Day,Blink 182,New Found Glory)yea mostly punk and heavy metal
Favorite song to play:ummm...WAX-IGYAML heh its so fun especially the hold down with the middle step lol
Best song:good ques........
How I discover Pump:umm...Boomtown Casino somebody bet me 2 play it and i was hooked from there
Other Stuff:ummm......I'm in love...........heh yea
Posted by: mehanchan on 12:48 CST :: 6/21/2005
Real name: Meghan Haas
Hometown: H-town, Louisiana
Languages: English, going to study German
Occupation: Entering college at UNO soon
Favorite song to play: I used to looooove Miss's Story, Sad Salsa, Time To Say Goodbye, and well all the fun crazy mode songs. Newer would probably be Valenti, Dignity, and Monkey Fingers.
Best song (and mode): Yaaarrrr. At my peak I passed Slam with a C or maybe a low B, I can't remember, but I was pretty good back in the day. Now, I'm reverted to Hard mode since I quit for a year =(
How you discovered Pump It Up: On my 8th grade trip to Houston they had some weird machine that wasn't DDR or PIU (actually I have NO idea what it was) but I saw it there in 2000. We got a PIU machine in like 2001? So i started then when it appeared here. I was amused with it, so... I played it.
Other stuff: That's me at the end of the 'girl who passed dignity with an A' haha. It was a funny idea at the time, but I'm a terrible actress =\ Plus nothing really gets past anyone either. I've been playing for 4 years minus like 7 months of quitting, buutttt I'm back and I'm going to win Hard mode in the tourney here
Oh, and I know I've been registered on here for like over a year, but I just kinda forgot I regestered (haha)
Posted by: tnt118 on 18:55 CST :: 7/04/2005
Well I doubt anyone remembers me, but I used to be moderatly involved in the pump scene and some homebrew stuff some 3 years ago when I played regularly. When I took a new job and moved 2 years ago, little did I know that was going to be an end to my regular playing. I recognize a bunch of people from when I used to post regularly on PX, and while I'm still probably going to keep lurking here and there before I start posting regularly again ... well it's good to be back!
So it might as well be as if I'm starting fresh and new to the Pump community. Hello!
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Currently: Virginia Beach, VA
Occupation: Television Director
Age: closer to 30 than 20 (hey, back in the day when I started playing, I wasn't too old for this!!)
Other Interests: Anime, FFXI, Hockey, TV show "Lost"
When I spent a semester of college in Manchester, England, I spent 2 weeks in London on a project. There I found Namco Arcade, and DDR. Played the *hell* out of it for both weeks. When I came back to the USA, I couldn't find a DDR machine within 3 hours of where I lived... but then one day a friend tells me the Dave & Buster's in Pittsburgh got "that dancing game I'm always talking about" ... turns out to be PIU, not DDR, and I've never looked back. I think I went there as much for the friends that I met as for the game itself.
In conjunction with working out and dieting, I lost over 50 pounds back when I was playing ... Pump being a major factor. Over the past 2 years I've gained about 20 of that back, and my renewed interest in the game is as much about getting back in shape as anything else.
Posted by: stellar on 06:05 CST :: 7/05/2005
I know I joined a couple a weeks ago but here I go....
Current location:Metairie, Louisiana
How I discovered PIU: I saw PumpProdigy(David) playing at the Fun Arcade by Focis and eventually tried it.
Favorite songs:Don't Bother Me, Betrayer, Greenhorn, I'll Give You All My Love, Join The Party,Oliver.
I experimented with DDR but didnt like it that much, I went to Clearview Mall for the longest time in the mournings to practice with my brother b/c I was to scared to play in front of other people. After a while I went to Game Klub and met Ryan, Flow, etc. Now I am typing this.
To tell you the truth if I would've never played PIU I would not know any of you people, and that would suck.
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 06:13 CST :: 7/05/2005
Hold up... are you the girl who was at GK with the camera and stuff last week?
Posted by: stellar on 07:49 CST :: 7/06/2005
yes i was^^ i was the one lmao when u were making fun of blueball.And i was the one who stoped the throwing of the sauce packets yall got from Taco Bell(yall should be ashamed!)
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 07:57 CST :: 7/06/2005
Hahaha, yeah, good times. You coming to Game Klub again when I'm in town?
Posted by: stellar on 08:20 CST :: 7/06/2005
yea i think im coming today.I had hoped to see you again^^.
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 10:05 CST :: 7/06/2005
I'll do my best to be there.
Posted by: stellar on 23:52 CST :: 7/06/2005
good times tonight....we ate more Taco Bell and got in trouble for it.lol. Turkey u got to let me know when ur going to GK again so i can give u another back massage^^.My AIM address is in my profile.
Posted by: himuro on 16:20 CST :: 7/12/2005
meparesio demasiado bueno
Posted by: daniellemca5 on 00:56 CST :: 7/13/2005
Real name: Danielle
Hometown: Harahan, La.
Languages: English and a little French
Occupation: Student @ Southeastern University, Hammond
Favorite song to play: right now.... Hi-Bi--hard
Best song (and mode): i dont know. i dont play competitive...just for the fun
How you discovered Pump It Up: friends
Posted by: Baka of the Orochi on 02:18 CST :: 7/18/2005
Well sunuvagun, since I'm registered finally and all...what the hell.
Real name: J.H. Kim (not a fan of tossing around my real name on the internet)
Age: Old enough
Ethnicity: 100% Korean
Languages: English, Korean, Japanese, Spanish
Occupation: College grad
Favorite songs to play: Valenti, The Rap Act 3, Typhoon, Hot, Empire of the Sun, J-Bong, Hi-Bi, Greenhorn, I'll Give You All My Love, Solitary 2, Another Truth, Lay It Down, Funky Tonight
How you discovered Pump It Up: When 1st & 2nd DF came out for PC (what was that, in '00?), all my Korean friends picked it up in college, bragged how it was much better than DDR, and blah blah. Borrowed a pad for a few days, and was already passing stuff like Another Truth on HD (or songs around that difficulty range). They were still stuck on songs like Hate EZ, but they shut up about DDR after that =P
Other stuff: Admin at Bemanistyle, working on encoding bg vids for PIU, with Turkeyslam's help (God bless you). Hopefully will have Exceed 1 videoes encoded in much better quality than the ones I made of PreX 3...once I get my damn capture card.
I seriously need to find more Pump players in Chicago. We got some awesome players, but they're all spread out =/
Posted by: Stariandolphin on 00:33 CST :: 7/20/2005
Your name Orochi... like Orochimaru... the bad guy in the anime Naruto? And you're from Chicago... the windy city? Then do you know Ultramania1983?
Posted by: emu--chachacha on 04:39 CST :: 7/20/2005
Well most of the N.O. pumpers know me already but hey what the hell
Birthtown: Birmingham, AL
Hometown: Kenner, LA
Hobbies:Playing my guitar and PUMP IT UP!!!
Favorite Song: Loner
Best Song: IGYAML CZ (0 misses, 29 greats, 9 goods, 0 bads)
How I discovered pump: My friend got me to play it at the Esplanade Mall and I became obsessed/determined to get better
Posted by: No.9 on 13:15 CST :: 7/20/2005
Well here I go
Name: Micael Smith (Mana's twin brother)
Birthtown: Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, México
Hometown: Stockton, CA, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, México (been there for around 8 years)
Hobbies:Soccer, Track, PIU and yes, sadly myspace...
Favorite Song: Hypnosis
Best Song:Blazing Crazy S (2 good)
How I discovered pump: Some nerds at my old school were like "try this gringo!" and I was reluctant but then over the summer I played a few times and I liked it! Plus it's kinda cool how people sit there and watch you play! yay!
Posted by: stellar on 17:06 CST :: 7/20/2005
Emu, I didn't know you played guitar. Coolness, I do too!^^
Posted by: ShameInc on 15:26 CST :: 7/28/2005
Name: Elizabeth (Liz)
Birthdate: December 4th, 1987
Location: Metairie, Louisiana
Ethnicity: Pure mutt.
Languages: English *Some French/Some German*
Interests: Art, Music, Computers, Psychology, Sociology, Games, etc.
Favorite songs to play: I like my variety.
Instruments: I use to play the guitar, flute, and violin. Lost motivation for them though sadly.
Music: Very open minded to music.
Animals: 2 cats, a Pearl Cockatiel, use to have a Pitbull named Sofie (I miss her), and a Ball Python. (The Bird is an asshole.
How I discovered Pump: About 3 in a half years ago to 4 years ago. Not technically sure of the time period. I stopped playing quite alot inbetween but for awhile I kept it up.
Other Stuff: Not sure what else to put. Hmm...I'll end it there.
Posted by: stellar on 15:46 CST :: 7/28/2005
LIZ!!!!! I didnt know that was you. Your the one that goes out with david right?
Posted by: ShameInc on 15:47 CST :: 7/28/2005
No...lol Were you at GK yesterday? If you were I could pinpoint you who I am.
Posted by: stellar on 15:49 CST :: 7/28/2005
Ok maybe liz is not that other chicks name...... I was there yesterday i was the one with the little blonde headed girl(my little sister).
Posted by: ShameInc on 15:52 CST :: 7/28/2005
Remember a girl with long hair in a booth, with a guy that had a mustache and a goatee? As well there was another guy in the booth. Danielle (I think) was talking to me about rides and the tournament. I was as well playing PIU yesterday.
Posted by: stellar on 15:54 CST :: 7/28/2005
Wait..... I know who you are. You always go to GK with that guy but I never talk to you. You were wearing a big sweatshirt right?
Posted by: ShameInc on 15:56 CST :: 7/28/2005
Yeah was wearing a hoodie. Took it off acouple of times but yeah I was wearing one. lol Usually wear one because at my house it's cold and I tend to forget to take it off as I leave. But yeah, thats me.
Posted by: stellar on 15:59 CST :: 7/28/2005
Yay! I got it! You should know who I am, I'm the youngest Pump player there.
Posted by: ShameInc on 16:01 CST :: 7/28/2005
Yeah I had a clue who you were but I never knew your name or anything. I'm not a confronting person so I don't talk to many people there. Anyway, nice to meet you online. Haha
Posted by: stellar on 16:16 CST :: 7/28/2005
Posted by: Twilight Miasma on 23:28 CST :: 7/29/2005
Hi all, new timer in this forum, forever PIU fan. Guess I'll post my Pump info. ^^.
Real name: Ernesto Perez
Hometown: Downers Grove, IL
Favorite Pump songs: Dr. M., Csiko's Post, Blazing, Bambolia, (my first Pump song), and lots others.
Interests: Gaming, Roleplaying, Working on Grandia tabletop system and other neat stuff.
Favorite song to play: Csikos Post
Best song (and mode): Dr. M. Beginner (still noobish!)
How you discovered Pump It Up: Through my friend Jason that he suggested I played Pump it Up at our local Dave 'n Busters, if only I knew I'd become another Pumpaholic.
Posted by: Wildstyle on 16:34 CST :: 7/31/2005
Age: 18 (Just Graudated W0ot) Now residing in Metairie, LA
Hometown: Bridge City, LA
Interest: Fighting games (mainly MvC 2), MMORPG's, Rpg's, music (all except for Country... for some strange reason I just dont like it)
How I started playing pump: I was at a Anime convention back in Feb. and I was checking it out and next thing you know I was playing pump. From that point on, I casted away DDR and started playing pump when ever I have the chance.
Posted by: Mozee on 21:17 CST :: 8/05/2005
Hey everyone! I'm totally new, so here we go!
Real name: Michael Lake
Hometown: Binghamton, New York
Interests: All things music, all dance sim games, video games, anything that involves wheels and tricks.
Favorite songs to play: Beethoven Virus, Winter, Turkey March, X-Treme, Space Fantasy, many more.
Best song and mode: Beethoven Virus Hard (4 greats)
How you discovered Pump It Up: A friend mentioned it to me and I looked it up. I've been hooked ever since I played it at the arcade.
I'm looking for someone to play PIU with. If you're from around the Binghamton area, send me an email and maybe we can meet up at the Family Fun Arcade in Vestal.
Posted by: Hyuuga Neji on 13:45 CST :: 8/06/2005
I'm new, but been playing for a while. I am buds with Bse523 have been since High School... man almost 12 years now... >< I'm old... uggh... I'm sure not as old as most people out there.. but man I feel like im 40 ><
Posted by: coolestofthecool15 on 16:07 CST :: 8/06/2005
Wow, I didn't know you guys knew each other that long ago! What school did you guys go to?
Posted by: Arturo on 17:59 CST :: 8/06/2005
They were in the charter class of Harvard.
Posted by: Stariandolphin on 01:00 CST :: 8/07/2005
Hey Wild Style! Good to see that you came here! After meeting you the other day at GK I told you about PH. Good to see a newbie starting up again.
And Neji... Dude... you freaking rock! 64 points of Divinity! I like Nara Shikamaru. Uh... Im up to date and on like ep 144 or something like that with the anime. Anyway, I hope to one day visit each state and see all the hot pump spots. Well, see. Hope you get to come to a tourney or something soon. BTW... tell BSE \\// I come in peace...
Posted by: bse523 on 13:19 CST :: 8/08/2005
And Art was our teacher
Nick, we met at Arapahoe our sophomore year. Senior year he went to Heritage.
Posted by: yoney on 13:56 CST :: 8/09/2005
yeah, im new here also...
Real Name: Kiyan Nourain
Hometown: Montvale, NJ
Ethnicity: Persian, but i look more caucasian though
Language: Primarily English
Intrests: anything but school
Best Song and Mode: Mr Larpus NM- B 43 miss, Novarash Remix CZ- A 33 miss, FA2 NM- B 50 miss
How i Discovered PIU: i went to dave and busters one day about 2 months ago and gave it a shot, and suddenly got hooked
yeah thats it
Posted by: stellar on 14:42 CST :: 8/09/2005
NO! I DON'T THINK SO! What month is your birthday?
Posted by: wicked_impulse34 on 14:54 CST :: 8/09/2005
Posted by: yoney on 14:54 CST :: 8/09/2005
its in May...
Posted by: adidas on 08:32 CST :: 8/10/2005
Real Name: Kris Tahop
Birthtown: Ft. Drum, NY
Hometown: Augusta, GA
Occupation: High School Student ::Senior::
Interests: PIU, Tekken, breakdancing, DDR (a little bit now), BMIIDX, DanceManiaX, Para Para Paradise....yea....
Favorite Song To Play: Lover's Grief, Don't Bother Me, Bonaccia, Fighting Spirits
Best Song: the onli thing i did is that i was FS Don't Bother Me on double and i had a huge crowd wit me so i did some breakin moves and did flares like crazy and i've did a front flip to a bridge on the last two notes...heh and Bonaccia CZ i made a S w/o using bar
How I discovered PIU: I saw it right next to DDR when i was gettin use to playin DDR at the mall and i thought it was shit like a bootleg version of DDR, then i played it and i've kinda stopped playing DDR and i'm a PIU FS (not that good...but i work with it)
Posted by: black cat :) on 12:36 CST :: 8/19/2005
hi^^ i`m new here so i found it an opportunity to tell about myself ^^
real name:nora abu ellil (or nora "poleno" as they used to call dad in usa^^)
birth place and home town: egypt,cairo
languages:arabic(of couse ^^) ,english,french(not so good)
trying to learn spanish and japanese
occupation:lol grade 10 student
interests:watching and drawing anime,piano(so good at it ) ,basketball,FF series,and...oh!! i 4 got! pump it up 4 sure )
favourite song to play: didn`t decide yet ,but till now ,separation with u ,my fantasy and naissance
best song: fever on hard
how i discovered piu:well my bro told me about it ..so i went with ma freinds to try it ,and i just did so horrible. my friends did better than me though it was the first time 4 all of us..but i discovered that i had to press the button when the arrow reaches the top of the screen XD ,i`m so stupid haha
but after that i started getting better ^^
phew !! that`s all ^^
and KurenaiSchwarz: the same was here as they were playin com'back hard,and bethoven normal,and they did them so much that i was crazy about them and thought i`ll nver be able to do them,now i S them both ^^
Posted by: KurenaiSchwarz on 08:02 CST :: 8/20/2005
lol, everybody starts like this =p Keep on going and you'll see that one day the songs that you use to find impossible now will be just a joke ^^ Take a look at some videos that were posted here recently, like Emerald Sword and Wind on the Horizon and you'll understand ;)
Posted by: black cat :) on 11:58 CST :: 8/20/2005
Posted by: Takuya on 11:14 CST :: 8/22/2005
Name: Takuya Reyes (A.K.A.: Tack or Tak)
Hometown: Metro Manila, Philippines
Languages: English, Filipino
Occupation: Awaiting employment (as a teacher, coming soon)
Interests: Dancing, dance games (particularly Pump It Up), RPGs, MMORPGS, FPS, WWII and history, messing around with programming
Favorite song to play: Fighting Spirits
Best song (and mode): Currently it's Caution (Don't Bother Me), Freestyle Mode
How you discovered Pump It Up: I first saw a PIU machine in 2001, but I didn't get too interested in it yet then. I only got interested now when I found out the potential for freestyling.
I'm almost solely a freestyler, as I choose not to play stepper songs, though I am capable of maybe up to 14-difficulty songs, even if not particularly good.
Posted by: tuttifruity32 on 10:23 CST :: 8/24/2005
Real name: Nadine
Hometown: Shediac N.B.
Languages: French, English and Japanese
Occupation: Student @ High School
Interests: Pump it Up, Computers, Ringette, Listening to Japanese music, Snowboarding, chatting on MSN
Favorite song to play: Starian (hard), Turkey March (Hard) Final Audition Episode 1 (hard), Bee (hard), Extravanganza (Crazy).. and much more
How you discovered Pump It Up: I had a "ringette" party at Crystal Palace, it's an amusement park where Pump it Up is located.. My friends and I just had to try it.. Got A at first shot .. And got hooked since. I bought DDR, but realised Pump it Up was way better plus, there are no DDR machines around my region...
Other stuff: Hmm.. I have an annoying sister, but thankfully I got her hooked in Pump it Up too.. But she's not much of a fan as me though
EDIT: , I was such n00b! hahah
now: 16 year old (going on 17 soon), add to hobbies: Guitar Hero and ITG
songs: hmm. tough choice now! Canon D (cz) 15 misses.
Posted by: Panik214 on 19:17 CST :: 8/25/2005
Real name: Franco Dillon
Hometown: Rockland, NY
Occupation: Not much.
Interests: Pump, DDR, ITG, Reading, Playing Violin, Japaneese/korean music.
Favorite song to play: Pump me Amadaus CZ
Best song (and mode): : LGTPS CZ is probobly the best I can do( 33 misses, got it up to a B)
Other: I started playing about 9 months ago but started getting seriously addicted around march/april.
How you discovered Pump: Once upon a time me and my friends (namely wicked impulse) went to go see the grudge. afterwards we played pump.
Posted by: Griever on 11:46 CST :: 8/26/2005
From: North Carolina
Interests: I know what I like when I see it.
Favorite song: Beethoven Virus for the longest time, but now I'd have to say that three minute version of Canon D in remix station
How you discovered Pump: We used to run across beat up import machines from time to time (we only sell new ones). Telmeh tell meh tell meh tell meh tell meh you luv meeh!
I've notice the Spartaburg Gatti's mentioned a couple times throughout this forum. I remember hearing about it when it was first built (I worked in a Gatti's gameroom at the time), some of us went to check it out but I didn't get to go.
Is the gameroom really as big as a basketball court?
I went to that one in Greenville once (Gatti Town?), but was disappointed to find they hand no PIU machine.
Which is unfair - they could fit a PIU machine assembly line in that place.
Posted by: RansomHero on 12:45 CST :: 8/26/2005
Real name: Jin-Young Yoon
Hometown: Palisades Park ,NJ
Languages: English and Korean
Interests: Half life games
Favorite song to play: PMA
Best Song: Valentini Nightmare an S
How I discovered Pump: I went to arcade and there was 2nd version..
Posted by: elegie on 15:41 CST :: 8/26/2005
Where in NC are you?
And yeah, I'd say Gatti's game room is AT LEAST the size of the basketball court, but probably bigger. I have a hard time visualizing it, lol.
Posted by: Griever on 23:50 CST :: 8/26/2005
check your private messenger
Posted by: Rubicant on 12:31 CST :: 8/28/2005
Real name: Richard
Hometown: Atlanta, Georiga/ Currently : Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Occupation: Game Advisor for GameStop
Interests: PIU, DDR, Pop'n Music, Beatmania IIDX, tatical and turnbased RPGs, handheld gaming, BDSM, Domination, it gets weirded.
Favorite song to play: FA2 NM/Extravaganza NM/X-Treme NM/Blazing CZ
Best Song: Dignity CZ for score
How I discovered Pump: Was a serious DDR player, saw a prex3 at D&B and tried it out. Decided the music was much better and was sold on the fact that out didnt have to pay twice for doubles.
Posted by: Tylp on 12:51 CST :: 8/29/2005
Real name: Jared Arnold
Ethnicity: White/ Indain
Languages:some japaness, English
Interests: Piu, paintball, drawing, & computers
Favorite song to play:Don't Bother Me
How you discovered Pump It Up:Went to the mall for the first time in 2 years and found it in the arcade!
Posted by: black cat :) on 14:43 CST :: 8/29/2005
tylp: ren`t u on piugame.com too? think i saw ur name there
Posted by: Necrosaro on 18:37 CST :: 8/30/2005
Name IRL: Mark
Location: NW part of suburbian Houston
Languages: English, some Spanish, and am also learning
Japanese (I don't know a lick of Korean, sorry)
Occupation: Part-time college student
Hobbies/Interests: Playing all dancing games (DDR, ITG, PIU), playing other video games (<3 RPGs), listening to music (I pretty much like all styles and genres of music, except disco), watching anime, learning about other countries' cultures, video game design, reading (esp. manga), GIS (digital cartography)
Favorite song in Pump: Go by U;Nee and Funky Tonight and Come To Me by Clon (I like all 1st Dance Floor songs for some reason), and my warm up song is always Come To Me by BanYa.
Best song: Well, I FPC'd Come To Me (BanYa) on Normal (not sure, it had 179 steps). I haven't been playing very long at all. I'm just now working up to Hard Mode.
How I discovered Pump: It's a strange story. I went to a mall to play Beatmania IIDX, because I thought it was there, but they had taken it out and replaced it with this game called PIU: Perfect Collection. I tried it and really wasn't too impressed with it (because I couldn't read Korean, couldn't figure out the interface, couldn't see numerical difficulties on songs, and couldn't play different difficulty modes on Versus, which I was used to on DDR). So I quit Pump for a while, then heard from a friend that PIU:Exceed was MUCH better, and an Exceed could be found at Main Event in The Woodlands. I tried it there, and not only were the songs better IMO, but the interface was nicer and I could ACTUALLY see song difficulties (what a concept!). Also, I could play on different difficulties within the same song set, unlike PIU:PC, where once you selected a difficulty at the arcade, that was it. So I like Pump now, I consider it better in many ways over DDR. So there you have it, I started out wanting to play a different game, ended up playing "ghetto DDR", hating it, playing a more recent PIU game (Exceed) and then going from hating it to loving it. Weird, huh?
Other stuff: Well, as the nearest Pump It Up (Perfect Coll.) is about 50 mins. away from me (if the traffic's good) and Exceed is an hour away, I haven't played Pump much (about 4 times total). I can handle Normal Mode, and can do a few songs on Hard. I can't wait for the home versions, so I can practice without paying significant amounts of gas money for driving and paying $1.00 per credit for Exceed. Well, that's all. Nice to meet everybody here (some of you I recognize from other Pump sites -- Arturo, elegie, etc.).
Posted by: megow on 00:07 CST :: 8/31/2005
Real name: Meghan W.
Age: 20 (turn 21, September 21st)
Hometown: Shelby, NC
Ethnicity: white as white can be
Occupation: shift leader at Blockbuster
Interests: Video games, music, movies, blah blah
Favorite song to play: Go
Best song (and mode): Let the sun shine (crazy, 2 misses) yeah, i'm not all that good
How you discovered Pump It Up: I was at work one day (back in October '04) when Botd said, "I go to Spartanburg (SC) every Thursday and meet up with friends and play a dance game kind of like DDR..you can go if you want". At the time I was working not only at Blockbuster but also at Hardees and after some smooth talking to both stores I got that Thursday off and played pump for the first time. I sucked, badly.
That following Sunday Daniel had to work, but I was off and bored..so I went to Spartanburg by myself. The rest is history
Posted by: black cat :) on 11:29 CST :: 8/31/2005
all i can say is ^^ i`m so happy to know yall
Posted by: Jemini on 23:41 CST :: 9/04/2005
Name: Joshua LeFebre
Hometown: teh C.O.V. Covington, La :p
Current Location: Metairie/covington
How I discovered PIU: Saw it at the fun arcade, then eventually tried it at the clearview mall when no one was around in the mornings played for a while then got sucked into cs and wow :o sis(Stellar/ariel) used to have ddr and played that as well, but pad ended up breaking =/
Interests: WoW, forums, anime and tv when i don't have a comp(nerds ftw) oh, and annoying stellar as much as possible
Fav piu song: Miss's story
Posted by: Kailkun on 13:03 CST :: 9/09/2005
Real Name: Michael Farriella
Birthtown: East Meadow, NY
Hometown: Westbury, NY
Ethnicity: Black, Italian
Occupation: Graphic Design Major, Best Buy Employee
Interests: Graphic Design, RPG's, Drawing, Guitar, Womens, Pumpin
Favorite Song To Play: Anything Novasonic, D-gang
How I discovered PIU: On my way home from work, I cut through an arcade and saw a bunch of regulars playing. I decided to sit and watch, and I became really interested in it. I watched Vets fall at the feet of Diginity. That song really interested me, so thats my goal to be able to dance that. Beethovens Virus was another song I really enjoyed watching. I tried it, failed miserably...now that i have it at home, on normal i can get an A (still working on the S)
Goals: Having fun, PASSING Diginity, getting in shape ^^
Posted by: Hysteric Polaris on 13:09 CST :: 9/13/2005
Name: Jessica (but I prefer Zelda)
Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Lanuages: English, French
Occupation: college student
Favorite song: *to listen to* X-Treme by Banya (Normal), *to dance to* Shake That Bootie by OneTwo (Hard), *that introduced me to PIU* Winter by Banya
Interests: DDR, ITG, PIU, video games, anime, manga, reading, writing, drawing, trading card games
Pumper since: August 31st, when PIU Exceed premiered its US home version. (So I've only played home version, I've never played on a real machine yet, nor have I seen one in person. There aren't any near me! )
PIU level: 6 Hard
Other: I also play DDR and ITG, DDR for the longest. I'm like the only Pumper in my area...and we have no PIU machines...It's been very hard to learn PIU without any help from anyone. So I'm hoping the kind Pumpers of this Forum will be able to lend me some hints and tips!
Current goal: Master the evil eigth combo in Beethoven Virus Hard!
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 13:13 CST :: 9/13/2005
OMGIES YELLOW FONT MAKES EYES BLEED
Yeah, and welcome to Pump Haven.
Posted by: Hysteric Polaris on 13:57 CST :: 9/13/2005
Fixed...sorry! x_x Yellow is my favorite color...I didn't know the bg of the messages was white, otherwise I would've set purple.
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 14:08 CST :: 9/13/2005
Well, you can set purple, that's not a problem. Or a darker shade of yellow or something...
Posted by: Lady Arrow on 17:39 CST :: 9/14/2005
I'm not exactly fresh out of the oven new, but I never introduced myself ( at least I don't remember doing so... )
Real name: Christina
Hometown: Fayetteville, NC
Ethnicity: African American
Languages: English, and I know how to count to 100 in Spanish
Occupation: Student ( Sophomore in High School )
Interests: Computers, Games ( arcade and video ), Reading, Writing, Anime ( as well as manga ), Listening to music, and other stuff I can't remember...
Favorite song to play: Oh! Rosa, Man & Woman, Solitary, Funky Tonight...I'm getting carried away now (heh, wouldn't it be funny if that was actually a song? )
Best song (and mode): Not sure, and I play on Hard mode.
How you discovered Pump It Up: Wel, I lyke found it n an Rcade, playd it, nd lyke, lyked it.
Seriously though, I knew about PIU before I actually played it ( and had seen it at the arcade several times, but was too nervous to actually try [ and because it always seemed to have someone on it, though not anymore...because the machine at the arcade is broken now ] ). This particular day though...I was at the mall with some friends, and they dared me to play it (speaking of which, I never got that money...). I finally gave in, played, and ended up becoming addicted to the game. ( as in, I've spent a crapload of money at the arcade [which is something I'd normally do on other arcade games ] in order to play only PIU.
So yeah, now you guys know a bit more about me...and I have to kill you all because of this *pulls out a water gun* uh oh...wrong weapon...
none of this ever happened...
Posted by: Monolithic rayne on 18:40 CST :: 9/14/2005
Real Name: Keniesha Tubbs
Birthtown: Orange County, California
Hometown: Glen Burnie, MD
Ethnicity: African American
Languages: English, Spanish, little Japanese and Korean
Occupation:Junior in Highschool
Interests: Pump It Up,anime ,video games, manga, different cultures, track, writing, reading, music, hanging out with my friends
Favorite Song To Play: Deja Vu on Crazy
Best Song: Don't Bother Me
How I discovered PIU: My friend will first introduced me to Pump It Up in Annapolis mall. He played a game first and then asked me to jump on. It was so hard my first because I was not accustomed to 5 buttons. I practiced with him some more eventually became a fast learned. After that I was hooked and have been playing for three years now. We hangout every Saturday at Jillian's in Arudel Mills Mall.
Posted by: silentgazelle on 22:19 CST :: 9/16/2005
welll the fisrt time i played pump was in lake george the day before minispike owned everyones ass at the tourney there, other than that im a crazy fat kid who can play crazy and hangs out with th torai-piu.com crew, either way ive been playin for a month and this game is the shit
Posted by: yoney on 22:24 CST :: 9/16/2005
lol yes simo's on this forum now
Posted by: darkknight009 on 04:32 CST :: 9/18/2005
Real name: Andrew A. Cruz
Hometown: Manila Philippines
Languages: English, and Tagalog
Interests: Computer programming, Pump It up
Favorite song to play: Solitary 2
Best song (and mode): Solitary 1 Crazy - 2 Bads no Miss
How you discovered Pump It Up: My friend blood618 interest me to join here. he made me do it hehehe
Posted by: chanchan on 21:39 CST :: 10/06/2005
uh oh Touga made a PH account.. again.. I wonder how long I'll get to keep this one since my other one was banned and deleted for no reason, anyhow hi! im the programmer guy from PC
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 09:19 CST :: 10/07/2005
Banned and deleted? What was your old account?
Posted by: chanchan on 23:06 CST :: 10/08/2005
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 16:28 CST :: 10/09/2005
Well, that account doesn't exist, you're right, but I can assure you I wasn't the one who deleted it if it originally existed. You can recreate one with that name if you'd like.
Posted by: fartyman on 21:01 CST :: 10/09/2005
Posted by: Pemrick69 on 14:46 CST :: 10/11/2005
SilentGazelle, I was at the Tournie where mini-spike pwned everyone, I think. Although, he did lose on round, ya know. But, I mean, please, how many people do YOU know that can beat mini-spike anyway?
So anyway, somehow I've been here for however long I've been here and never bothered to actually look at this up here, so I may as well do it. Why not? I'm bored.
Real name: Eric Palmer
Hometown: Lake George Area, NY
Languages: English, some french, Lojban
Occupation: Slave to the tourists
Interests: Pump, DDR, ITG, SM, KIU. Um, that's really all?
Favorite song to play: Blazing CZ, I think, or Empire of the Sun NM
Best song (and mode): Hmm, probably IGYAML CZ or Solitary 2 CZ, or Amadeus CZ. Whichever of those you think is harder. As for NM, Run! easily
How you discovered Pump It Up: about 4 months ago, I realized the arcade near where I work only had Pump. So I went with that, and fell in love. *romantic sigh*
Other stuff: I can A IGYAML CZ, get 18 misses on Canon-D full, and pass NM's as hard as Run!. Despite all this (hehe, that's everything I've done in Pump I'm most proud of) i'm nothing more than mediocre around here. Is that normal? I hope not.
Posted by: yoney on 14:58 CST :: 10/11/2005
yo i was at that tourney, i was that quasi-little kid that got pwned by this girl in the first round because of damn all i want for xmas, i was wearing a bullet bill nintendo shirt. who were you?
Posted by: Pemrick69 on 16:32 CST :: 10/11/2005
Hah, no shit, I'm dating that girl that pwned you, and I was the kid in the black hat who kept taking the left-over songs
Posted by: yoney on 19:55 CST :: 10/11/2005
oh yeah i remember you...
damn i got owned pretty bad, that was horrible
Posted by: MISSION POSSIBLE83 on 16:20 CST :: 10/26/2005
wow, I need to add a photo and whatnot. I've NEVER posted on any member introduction thread. I will post a pic soon w/ little bio or something. Those of you that DO have those little fucked up pics of me cut off in the corner please restrain yourselves from posting them. I will post my own, thank you
Posted by: Stariandolphin on 23:45 CST :: 10/26/2005
*twitch twitch* as I try to restrain myself from posting a picture with you in it that feels like Where's Waldo with MP...
Hey, just to update my profile and info for you peeps... IM PUMP DEPRIVED. I havent played pump in over a month! Oh, and I got a Job at compusa. I also have only see like 4 New Orleans Pumpers since being back. I saw Plague when he came into my store and then I saw John who went to the Houma trourney at Raisn Cains along with Lindsay and Heather (they all work there) I also saw Flow at K-Mart and met CJ from Miami there too. But yeah...
Posted by: Jared on 09:07 CST :: 10/27/2005
Hi, I'm new. I'm not good at Pump either, but I like to play it anyway.
Umm, what else is there to say? I'm in the same area as the_peacemaker, and it's my fault he plays.
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 10:17 CST :: 10/27/2005
Holy crap on a crutch....
Jared, IT'S YOU!!! I didn't think you were serious about signing up here. I was hoping you'd think of a more original SN, though.
Oh, and come on, you're not THAT bad. You just haven't played in a while, that's all. I think my home pad has finally broken in, it was just really bad the first couple times we tried playing on it. Let's give it another go sometime soon.
Posted by: Jared on 11:15 CST :: 10/27/2005
Y'know, if you don't stop saying dumb stuff like "holy crap on a crutch" to me I'll start calling you t_p. In real life. Anyway yeah, that sounds cool, we'll have to work it out. *cough*ducttape*cough*
Posted by: Nuclfus on 19:34 CST :: 10/28/2005
I've just discovered that I've been registered here for some months now, and no posts. So here goes:
Real name: Julian
Location: Crofton MD
Occupation: UMBC student
Interests: PIU (duh), piano, photoshop, The Simpsons, Futurama, PC games, modding of said PC games
Best songs on CZ: A on My Way and Final Audition 3 both w/ bar, or Deja Vu, Hypnosis, and DEUX Remix all w/o bar
Best freestyle: Le Code on hard, Final Audition 2 on CZ, We Are on full double, One Love on NM
Fav song: tough choice... Solitary 2 on CZ/NM (F like you've never seen)
My intro to PIU: Had never heard of it when my brother started playing it. He showed me how to play, and I learned pretty quick. That was about 2 years ago, and I've spent hundreds of dollars on PIU since.
Posted by: FireWyrm on 12:05 CST :: 11/03/2005
Real name: Nathan
Interests: PIU, Gaming, School, Asian themed stuff.
Our arcade only ever had Exceed and Exceed 2 so thats all I know. We also have stage break off (can't fail) on the first song you play.
FA3 Crazy (A, with/out bar, with/out SB) - On and off.
Valenti NM (A, no bar, no SB)
Kiss Me (A, no bar, no SB)
Greenhorn Crazy (A, no bar, SB)
Canon-D Long mix (A, with bar, SB, 13 misses, but just once!)
Favorite songs: Canon-D (Pachelbel Cannon was playing when I was born and its one of my favorite songs), Love is a Danger Zone.
How did I learn about PIU: Its in the Memorial Union at the college I go to. I played DDR for a long time and it was getting old, so I got into PIU. Its really cheap here too, $0.40 a game (1 dollar buys 5 tokens, 2 tokens to play).
Target Song: Eh, dunno. I would like to get good enough to play Love is a Danger Zone on any CZ or NM difficulty at some point. Greenhorn NM too. In the short run, Born to Be Alive on NM I guess. Leaping around is hard.
Class time, will update later.
Posted by: Pemrick69 on 14:12 CST :: 11/03/2005
You know peacemaker, I don't really think home pads ever really do "break in" I think you just get used to them. I hated (oh so very, very much) my home pad, but duct taped it down in front of table (actually, it's a pretty good setup) so we have a bar, and it doesn't move. I still sucked on it (I was failing Turkey March, wtf?) but the more I played, I got used to it, and got better and can do almost everything as well at home as I can in the arcade. Except slam, I always do better in the arcades with slam. Triples, I think. *shrug* but anyway, I went a week or so without playing the home version, played in the arcades a bunch, went back to the home pads, and sucked very horribly. Then after a while got back to where I should be. I really think it's just adjusting, not so much the pad itself. Because that pad sucks, end of story. =)
Posted by: Kawaii Jhai on 23:05 CST :: 11/03/2005
Real name: J.me Price
Gender: Female, of course
Hometown: Fort Ann, NY
Languages: English, French, and bits of Japanese
Occupation: Gift shop junkie #117
Interests: Dancing games, video games (ahhhhhhhhh yes!), anime, manga, movies, stuffed animals, anything cute, writing, drawing/sketching, music of all sorts
Favorite song to play: Don't Bother Me by Tashannie
Best song (and mode): Hmm...Extravaganza Crazy, x2, S
How you discovered Pump It Up: Hmm...I saw it one day while I was walking through the arcade and said, "Wow, cool!". Then I got this boy "Yoshi" to teach me(or show me, I guess) and BOOM, here I am! ^^
Other stuff: Um...I've been playing for a really long time(3-4 years)...and I want to go to more competitions, but all of the arcades around here are closed for the season. Maybe I should open an arcade for dancing games or something ^^ That would be nice. Then I could hold competitions there, anytime!
If there's anything I missed, oops? ;)
OH YEAH, and I'm the girl that kicked yoney's ass on "All I want For X-mas", on the last page, hehe. I was just really lucky to get that on random because I do it all the time! =D
Posted by: MERCENARY on 17:32 CST :: 11/04/2005
Well, My english isn't but I'll try to do my best... I'm MERCENARY from Buenos Aires Argentina... I think that my place will be the Spanish Forum, haha... but I'll try to speak english to... well... I said Hello!
Posted by: Konsept on 15:37 CST :: 11/09/2005
Umm, f all that list-stuff-about-me stuff in the a. I'm Matt, a friend of Pemrick and Jhai, and I live in Upstate NY. The closest pump machine = 45 miles away so I hardly ever play in the arcade, though I started in one of Lake George, NY's arcades at the beginning of the summer (about 2-3 weeks after Pemrick started). The hardest song I can pass = LIADZ CZ with a D... right now I'm strictly a stepper (though, I doubt it'll ever go farther than that... I'm way too lazy to make up routines for freestyling, f that) Uh, I don't know what else I can tell you guys, so.. f it. Peace out.
Posted by: coolestofthecool15 on 19:04 CST :: 11/09/2005
whoah, for a sec, I thought you were Blueball!
he's not gonna be happy with your avatar selection! lol
Posted by: Konsept on 21:01 CST :: 11/09/2005
^^Ye, so I've heard. I plan on changing it, I just gotta find something to replace it.
Posted by: FLAKK on 22:11 CST :: 11/09/2005
Real name: Chris
Hometown: Louisville, KY
Occupation: Student at IU Southeast
Interests: My car (or lack there of for now), pump, computers
Favorite song to play: Deja Vu Nightmare
How you discovered Pump It Up: I remember playing it once or twice in the arcade when I was still a DDR person. DDR began to bore me since all the songs had the same basic motion of steps, no originality. I saw a post on our local bemani site, kyddr.net, about someone going to the arcade for PIU. Since I knew what it was, i decided to show. That's where I met Jason and a few of the other regulars. I've been playing there for about a year now.
Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 11:03 CST :: 11/14/2005
Real name: Bill
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Ethnicity: Caucasian/Puerto Rican (although I never been there)
Languages: English; *in the process of learning Japanese*
Occupation: Student @ TCC/FSU
Interests: Asian Culture, Pump It Up, Anime, Go, 4chan, YTMND, K/J pop, Some classical, VGM (videogame music)...hmm..lots. ^^
Favorite song to play: Valenti, Go, Full Canon D
Best song (and mode): To many to decide on one. I'll go with Full Canon D for now.
How you discovered Pump It Up: A frined of mine got into it. Then he got me to get on it During Thanksgiving break Nov. 2004. Been hooked ever since. ^^
Other stuff: Been playing Pump since Nov. 2004. At the time of typing this, I have two things going on in my life: College and Pump. When I'm not studying, I'm most likely playing. That or watch anime here and there. ^^ I live in Tallahassee, FL at the moment...stuck here till I graduate. ^^ But, there's Exceed 2, and the best college in Florida is here, so it's all good. ^^
Posted by: elegie on 11:18 CST :: 11/14/2005
Shinji, do you live in FL or OH now? My top college pick for next year is about 20 minutes outside of Cleveland (in Berea), so if I end up going there it'd be cool to be able to have someone to play with. Although I am also looking at a school in DeLand, FL. How far is that from Tallahassee?
Posted by: bse523 on 11:28 CST :: 11/14/2005
Shinji! Welcome to PH man!
Wait, elegie, what school in DeLand, FL are you looking at? My best friend's fiance is going to one there.
Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 11:39 CST :: 11/14/2005
Maybe I wasn't clear in my post, but I'm living in Tallahassee, FL right now attending TCC and FSU (I know that sounds weird, but it's true). You should come here instead. Far better college here then down DeLand, FL (actualy, I don't know how their college is. I'm just biased towards Florida State University since I'm going to major in Asian Studies. ^^;; ) As for closeness...a google search shows me it's about a four~five hour drive, so not exactly close. ^^;;
Posted by: bse523 on 11:51 CST :: 11/14/2005
So far so good Mercenary. Welcome
And your spelling is better than some people's here for sure.
Posted by: elegie on 11:55 CST :: 11/14/2005
Haha, in DeLand I'm looking at Stetson. Not exactly high up on my list, but I figured I'd apply. Their violin professor is very impressive. Russian chick (I've noticed I tend to go towards the Eastern Europeans, especially Russians, lol). The guy I bought my viola from recommended them.
I was going to apply to FSU, but they're too big for my taste. Not a big fan of big schools.
Posted by: bse523 on 13:59 CST :: 11/14/2005
I think that's the school she attends. Cool.
Posted by: NYAPPY in the world on 22:24 CST :: 11/15/2005
Real name: Toni (I'm known as kittie)
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Ethnicity: African American/ German (yeah, let that marinate)
Languages: German, and alittle Korean
Interests: Dancing, Singing, Drawing, Playing Video Games, Japan, Korea
Favorite song to play: Top City *don't ask*, Vook, Chicken Wing, Final Audition episode 1, Extravaganza, Y, Dignity, Love is a Danger Zone, Comeback, X-treme
Best song (and mode): Crazy mode and Vook
How you discovered Pump It Up: My firend got me into it. I was at the Ardcade, and I was playing DDR for awhile. I needed a break from it and there was PUMP. We became fast friends.
Other stuff: I been playing pump for three years now. Sadly, in Maryland there are no other girls like me who play this game othe than myself and my friend Bunny. When I'm not playing I usually study, or hang out with my friends.
Posted by: Stariandolphin on 22:57 CST :: 11/15/2005
Nice to meet you nyappy. Welcome to Pump Haven. If you have any questions, just bug the hell out of turkey slam... Just joking ^.^ you can ask me or any other member here. everyone is nice... mostly...
Interesting name... where did you get the inspiration to create a name like that?
Posted by: NYAPPY in the world on 15:26 CST :: 11/16/2005
The name is pretty unique. I have a An Cafe (J-rock) Album, and one of those songs on the album is called Nyappy in the world. It's a happy hyper songs, and it remids me of me, so I went by that name.
Posted by: coolestofthecool15 on 19:10 CST :: 11/16/2005
Actually, that's Turk's absolute favorite song.
I think you just made a new friend of his, lol.
Posted by: NYAPPY in the world on 10:32 CST :: 11/17/2005
Lol, I'm the only one in my area who likes Top City. So it's cool to find someone who likes it as well.
Posted by: trfanatic on 13:17 CST :: 11/19/2005
Real name: Lacey
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
Ethnicity: Caucasian (To be more specific, German, Polish, Irish, Swedish, Norwegian, Native American (not sure on which tribe...))
Languages: English, Japanese, very little of Spanish, German, and Korean
Occupation: Looking for work...
Interests: Anime, fanfiction writing/reading, playing video games...
Favorite song to play: Hatred, Mobius Strip... there's more... I just can't think of them...
Best Song/Mode: Crazy, Let's Groove (aside from doing the "cheating" version of Join the Party, that's the only Crazy song I can do... )
How you discovered Pump: I saw it at the arcade about five years ago and played it ever since, even if I am a slow learner...
Other stuff: If I'm not here, I'm probably over at < Fanfiction.net > or < Adult Swim's Message Board > doing the usual: being pointless...
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 14:28 CST :: 11/19/2005
Lot of girls have been joining this site recently...
Anyway, welcome. I go to fanfiction.net once in a while too, but there are only about five stories there that I actually like and read often. Most of the fics there show no sign of writing quality.
Posted by: trfanatic on 14:43 CST :: 11/19/2005
...Ohh, that's sad to hear. You must be going to the wrong fics. I've read a lot of fics in the past seven months that make me go ...and only a few that make me go
Posted by: Tamashii on 20:16 CST :: 11/19/2005
trfanatic, welcome to PumpHaven.
I'm also a slow learner so don't worry, you're not alone.
Posted by: pinkfroggy on 02:46 CST :: 11/20/2005
Real name: Armand Paruginog
Languages: English, Filipino
Occupation: Student @ DLS-CSB
Interests: sleeping, politics, fruits, DDR, PIU Exceed 2, DMX, Drummania, Para Para Paradise, anime stuff, computer games
Favorite song to play: Deja Vu by SOM2
Best song (and mode): I'll give you all my love crazy by Wax
How you discovered Pump It Up:
i saw it in one of the amusement centers in SM Centerpoint, then i tried it, and eventually got hooked!
Posted by: PiNk_LeMoNaDe32 on 02:07 CST :: 11/21/2005
Real name: Xavier Watson "X" or "XTC"
Hometown: Silver Spring, Maryland
Ethnicity: Black (German)
Occupation: Student at Blair High
Interests: Skating, dance simulators, internet, video games, and sumwhat clubs
Favorite song to play: Greenhorn is 1 of my fav songs
Best song (and mode): i got a lot but i guess 'Csikos Post Cz 16 misses :-/
How you discovered Pump It Up: i walked in a nearby movie theater 1 day and it called me over (early march '05)
Posted by: mehanchan on 08:39 CST :: 11/22/2005
German in the house!
Posted by: Tamashii on 21:06 CST :: 11/22/2005
OMG, welcome both... Wait a minute... pinkfroggy??? PinkLemonade???
Hehehe, my *pink* pencil just bended over... Well, anyway... Welcome!!! It's great to see that most people get hooked to Pump just by passing around a machine... And the hook gets them heavily.
Posted by: JaYpeE on 05:40 CST :: 11/23/2005
Here's My Bio Data
Real name: John Paul
Languages: English, Tagalog and a little bit of Japanese
Occupation: Student @ MPSC
Interests: Computer programming
Favorite song to play: i'll give my love to you by Wax
How you discovered Pump It Up: Visited the mall and thought ez2dancer was still there.... heck they replaced it Pump it Up! and its way better than ez2dancer.
Posted by: Pemrick69 on 14:53 CST :: 11/23/2005
Posted by: elnegr0grande on 21:14 CST :: 11/24/2005
Anyone think it's rare to have two African American/ German people in the same week?
Also do you two from the philippines even know eachother?
Should have wrote this first: WELCOME TO PH!
Posted by: thegymnrat on 19:07 CST :: 11/26/2005
Greetings to Everyone from Fairfax, Va Ive been playing Pump IT UP off and on for about 2years now but am NO WHERES NEAR as talented as some people I have seen play...(God those Feet move Fast).. I have three Pump It UP arcade machines...Pump It UP DX Exeed 2 (was upgraded from Perfect Collection and Premier) A Pump It UP DX Extra (Just received) and a Pump It UP SD Premier. I have Premier 2 and Premier 3 CDs and Lock chips ....If anyone is near the Fairfax Virginia or Washington DC metro area look me up lets play...
Posted by: c2cherry on 22:53 CST :: 11/27/2005
god so your saying you have actual machine? omg you I AM SO FUCKING JEALOUS T_ T
you must be rich dang
Posted by: shesanopenbook on 11:39 CST :: 11/29/2005
Real name: Kellie
Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
Ethnicity: As white as they come (as reflected in my dance style!)
Occupation: Writer (DVD reviews mostly)
Interests: Music, movies, writing, etc.
Favorite song to play: Wow, I'm still a beginner so the one I'm best at right now is Rolling Christmas (fitting, no?)
How you discovered Pump It Up: my sister-in-law got it as a gift and I've been playing with (and without!) her ever since!
My sister-in-law will also be posting on occasion so here are her details:
Real name: Debbie
Hometown: Bayamon, Puerto Rico
Ethnicity: Puerto Rican (as reflected in her dance style!)
Languages: English, Spanish
Occupation: Customer Service Rep, Student
Interests: Music (all styles)
Favorite song to play: Anything in Banya at this point!
How you discovered Pump It Up: played it at an arcade, wanted a home version for the longest time, got it for a gift, the rest is history!
Posted by: PiNk_LeMoNaDe32 on 16:02 CST :: 11/29/2005
Welcome to PumpHaven ^-^
Posted by: Khai on 08:42 CST :: 11/30/2005
Handle: Khai, Khai of BluR (my DDR/ITG team)
Ethnicity: White american, Californian specifically.
Why I play: I'm a DDR/ITG convert, I've been practicing and competing for years, and never won. Needless to say it sucks. I actually found Pump almost a year before playing 4-panel dance games, and as of now I'm ready to go back to it. Without practice I can do all buy maybe 2 or 3 songs on Crazy no bar. I'm a fan of freestyle as well, and since playing ITG the lack of freestyle-able music has stagnated my tournament play. We have a machine close to my house now, but it is in poor condition and I'm hoping it will get fixed soon. It's a long shot but I want to compete in WPF 06.
Favorite PA song: J-bong (crazy or nightmare)
Favorite Freestyle song: Clap Your Hands
Posted by: Arturo on 09:09 CST :: 11/30/2005
Welcome, Kellie! Another older player!
Welcome, Khai! In what part of California do you play? There seems to be so few players in the state. Good luck in your quest for WPF2006. Even if you don't win one of the slots, go to be part of it anyway! WPF2005 was awesome.
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 10:13 CST :: 11/30/2005
Probably around the Bay Area. That's where much of Team Volcano resides. I've never met Khai, but Hoodie is pretty freaking ridiculous. I play ITG2 on Pier 39 and once in a while I see them. Less often I drive an hour away to the Milpitas Golfland to play both Pump Exceed and ITG2. I'm not great at ITG at all, I'm struggling to pass my first 11.
Posted by: Khai on 15:13 CST :: 11/30/2005
I play in Santa Cruz, our Exceed2 (deluxe) machine is in really bad shape though. I've requisitioned several times to get it fixed/moved from it's cramped location in the arcade. Hopefully I'll get my reply soon from the owner of the arcade.
Hoodie and I take up the no.1&2 slots of our original team (BluR) in our quest for ITG pro-ness. I had more 99/100%s than him for a long time but he had like a 10% advantage on Pandemonium and Summer =0
Posted by: Penguin on 11:46 CST :: 12/06/2005
I suppose I should introduce myself as Penguin. That's the name I'm known by to most of the Pump it Up players.
I mostly enjoy freestyling but occasionally, for the sake of exercise, I'll do random crazy or nightmare songs.
Posted by: vininim on 01:00 CST :: 12/12/2005
birth year: 1983
location: Brazil, MG, Belo Horizonte
ethnicity: grey? xD~ (black father, white mother)
ocupation: graduating in computer science
interests: piano , computer science, computer games, pump it up
favorite (piu) song: Naissance 2
best (piu) song at: Valentini CZ( A, 17 misses, don't call me noob )
Posted by: Arturo on 10:03 CST :: 12/12/2005
"grey" , lol, nice one, vin.
Posted by: bbyfxx on 15:52 CST :: 12/13/2005
i forgot, have i introduce myself?
im anima. one of only few PIU players in Bali ^^
favorite song: Som2 - Deja Vu
best accomplisment: cant remember, better start writing down the score next time
Posted by: malictus on 14:49 CST :: 12/15/2005
Real name: Jim Halliday
Hometown: Bloomington, IN
Skill Level: Can pass the easier Nightmare songs (9-12 level or so)
I've been a DDR player for quite some time, and I made the switch to PIU about a month ago when Bloomington got an Excceed 2 just minutes from my house
I played primarily doubles on DDR, so I play Freestyle and Nightmare almost exclusively.
And yes, I know I'm too old to be doing this.
Posted by: Arturo on 20:59 CST :: 12/15/2005
YAY! *hides my age*
Posted by: beatsofdevil on 14:33 CST :: 12/16/2005
Real name: Juan Gutierrez
Hometown: Chicago IL
Languages: English, some french/spanish/japanese
Occupation:Student at Devry
Interests: So many things...
Skill: err I would say around 11 i've passed higher but only ones that require more speed/stamina than tricky steps. I can do fast/stamina songs cause of DDr(as long as they don't have wierd steps) I am not yet used to the different step patterns in PIU cause I'm sorta new to it. I'm also starting to do freestyle, around level six.
Favorite song to play: (looks at song list to remember ;;)
Best song (and mode): I dont know umm ive passed Vook crazy with an A before.(i know that aint much)
How you discovered Pump It Up: Decided to try it at an arcade where i usually played DDR
Other stuff: Sort of new to PIU. I was hooked to DDR for about a year and then several months ago i tryed Pump. I wasn't really interested and didn't really play to get better, just songs i liked. Then thanks to awesome songs/steps/people/etc. I got hooked and am pretty much bored/done with DDR
Posted by: Ashstar on 23:54 CST :: 12/18/2005
Hi to all! Nice to find a very active PIU board finally!
Real Name: Aaron Kam
Nicknam: Ashstar (that's my PSO nick, but nobody plays that over here...)
Birthtown: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Languages: English, Malay, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkien (these are chinese dialects)
Occupation: Customer Service Exec (9 to 6 yawn~)
Interests: Cars, PIU, Fighting games (MvC2 and oldies ie. Xmen COTA, Jojo etc.), breaking (suck at it and stopped for quite some time), flute (again, stopped for years)
Favorite Song To Play: Guilty Conscience, Funkey Jockey, We Are, Final Audition(s), Solitary
Best Song: Ermm, not good at keeping track...
How I discovered PIU: There were 8 PIU machines sittin gin our arcade and none of us bothered abt it til' a korean friend of ours - Kim, showed us how it could be played and shared some FS vids with us. Been hooked on PIU FS since then, but now haven't played for couple of years and am thinking of coming back for some NM goodies I wanna have NM LIADZ for breakfast too!!!
Posted by: elegie on 10:43 CST :: 12/19/2005
malictus, I love you for the simple fact that you live in Bloomington, the birthplace of my hero and the location of where I dream of going to grad school.
Posted by: Arturo on 12:45 CST :: 12/19/2005
Elegie, who's spreading false rumors that I was born in Bloomington?
Posted by: jimmie on 01:32 CST :: 12/24/2005
Hometown: Raceland, Louisiana (former resident of Elm Street)
Age: can't smoke, can't drink...legally
Language: English, some Acadian dialect, scattered bits of foreign curses
Occupation: Befuddled high school student
Interests: Music, bass guitar, video games, explosions, and rhythm/dance games
Favorite Song to play: Space Fantasy by whatshisface
Best Song: Beethoven Virus
How I discovered Pump It Up: I went to Summerscape, and they visit the local Incredible Pizza center during the week. Add reclusive machine, tutoring from King Zach, and no line, and hey, I was hooked.
Other: I am pretty confident I'm the best kid in Camdenton, which isn't saying much. Two people counting myself have actually played the game, and I got to tutor him for a bit while I kicked his tail. Man, three straight hours of playing=rank, sweaty jimmie=huge blisters on feet. But it was so much fun.
Posted by: beatsofdevil on 20:33 CST :: 12/25/2005
Agreed, they could sure help me get better
Posted by: c2cherry on 21:09 CST :: 12/30/2005
I lived in bloomington for 7 years dang i miss that place that place is heaven
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 21:35 CST :: 12/30/2005
Now you live in Oklahoma, everyone's favorite state... roofle.
Posted by: c2cherry on 21:58 CST :: 12/30/2005
hey jim thorpe and mickey mantle came from oklahoma so did the guy who made walmart-_ - but whatever i say i know it sucks
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 23:13 CST :: 12/30/2005
It must be so random for you. A Korean guy in Oklahoma, hahaha.
Posted by: Arturo on 10:40 CST :: 12/31/2005
Cherry's a closet Sooner, don't let him fool you, lol.
Wears red ALL the time.
Started a letter-writing campaign to Andamiro to include the OU fight song, Boomer Sooner, on Zero.
Wonders why Toby Keith "ain't" on Pump.
Don't worry, Cherry.......you CAN be cured.
Posted by: PANDAMIRO on 15:35 CST :: 1/06/2006
For a long time I have been here and I have not appeared formally, sorry for my bad english... my name is Carlos i`m mexican guy, some they know me like Pandamiro for fusion of Panda and Andamiro... good bye friends!!!
Posted by: c2cherry on 02:16 CST :: 1/07/2006
It's been a while i guess I should introduce myself I guess.
Real name: c2cherry
Hometown: Jeonju, Korea
Country: currently in NORMAN, FUCKLAHOMA
Ethnicity: pure korean
Languages: korean and english I speak 50/50 and can read jap
but not speak it
Occupation: junior in highschool
Interests: guitar, pop and locking, piu, guilty gear
Favorite songs to play: TOP CITY, TO THE TOP, FUNKY TONIGHT, SET ME UP, EMPEROR, TYPHOON
Best song (and mode): Hi-Bi nightmare (24misses)
How you discovered Pump It Up: 1999 in elementary school everbody played it after school it was a ritual, school pump school pump. then played 3ddx another dance game which I consider the best of all dance machines still, then the company went bankrupt and everyone just stopped playing and the local arcade just sold it. well pump was dying too back then and where there were once 5 machines it became one. played sometimes but was not into it much until found a team which was still alive in my province, have been playing devotedly for little over a year now and has held 2 major tournaments in my area with over 40 contestants and 100 viewers. goes almost every friday with my apprentice hunter to okc and will be upseting some tournaments this year, us two lol. I am also a freestyler not a speeder if anyone cared and I suck really bad but obviously that doesnt keep people from looking so...blah blah yea and blah
Posted by: Monster in a box on 21:53 CST :: 1/12/2006
Real name: Well, not many people have my first name...so you get nothin'.
Hometown: Scranton, PA.
Ethnicity: Good question. I'm white. That's all I've got.
Languages: English, and only English.
Occupation: High School
Interests: Video games, and anime. That's it. I'm as boring as humanly possible.
Favorite song: From what I've heard, I'd have to go with Till the end of Time, followed by Forever Love. Throw Rolling Christmas, and Solitary in there too.
How you discovered Pump It Up: I dunno. Pretty sure I had heard of it before I ever saw one, or before my cousin started playing. My cousin started playing a few years ago, maybe three or four, and he's been constantly telling me how much better it is than DDR.
I had a few chances to play over the years, but I didn't take them because I thought that it might mess with my DDR skills (or lack of), and I expected the machines to be out of the arcades within a month. I was correct. One of the malls had, I think, a premier 3, and after no more than a month it went to a different mall, where it stayed for probably a few months. Don't know for sure what happened to it after that, but I think it found it's way to another arcade by school, and has since been upgraded to an Exceed 2.
...anyway, I got Xbox Exceed for Christmas. I've played it in the arcade once since, and didn't really get into the home version until earlier this week.
Posted by: Kilroy on 13:07 CST :: 1/25/2006
Hi, i'm new
Posted by: gigione on 14:59 CST :: 1/25/2006
Real name: Federico
Age: 17 (in december 18 )
Hometown: Portomaggiore, Italy
Languages: Italian English (not very well ) I can traslate more or less Spanish and Portuguese but I can't write in it XD
Interests: Stepmania online, O2jam, Pump (but I can't play all the winter )
Favorite songs to play: Dignity full mix, Bee, Slam and a lot more
Best song (and mode): Slam 14 misses crazy?
How you discovered Pump It Up: In the summer of 2003 I noticed that a friend of mine started to play with that strange game called Pump It Up premiere 2.. In a very soon time I started to try it.. It was done ..
Posted by: Pawprint on 21:56 CST :: 1/25/2006
Apparently Kilroy was here....
Posted by: Arturo on 09:31 CST :: 1/26/2006
I may be the only person who gets that ref, Paw.
Posted by: Pawprint on 10:22 CST :: 1/26/2006
Nah, I don't think it's an age thing. Hell, the phrase came about during WWII, which was well before both our times, yet we've heard of it.
Posted by: dancefreak on 14:40 CST :: 1/30/2006
Hi my names kris, im 16, and ive been playing PIU for about 4 years:
It started when my holiday site got a PIU international (With bye bye bye and take on me on it) , about this time i was at 6/7 foot on DDR on Little mode, so i got into this pretty quickly with minimal injury (Except for when i fell off the pads once).
After a week of playing i got up to 5 block and could pass about 2/3 songs on double, i wasnt that good.
Now i have The exceed home versions (Korean and US for ps2) and im at the 17 block area (Maybe 18 im going to try love is a danger zone on my soft pad this weekend am i mad?) the reason it took me so long to get this good is there are no music games within 20 miles of my house. i can only play home versions (Which for piu is a good thing) but now im getting into it and zero has been released im planning on going around a lot more often to try it
Prex3 simulation: Objection (shakira) Join the party Lets get the party started (BECAUSE ITS FUN!) GA/Go Away! (Because its also very fun)
Exceed Home version: Dignity (Though i cant pass it) GO! and Valentini (Oh come on , does ANYBODY not like this?) Born to be alive, Watch out!
Exceed 2 (Only played it once) Canon D, Solitary, RAW! (The song)
Exceed US Home version: Walkie Talkie man (very proud of my pass on this) Name of the game, I love you baby.
Im hoping to try Zero some time soon and also now i have a working camera and a home version i may do some Tatsujin vids for home versions.
Oh and also id like to make my own PIU Stepfiles but im struggling to get used to the KSF Editor and Kick it up refuses to lOAd :S
Ok i think thats all for now, i hope to visit this place a bit more regularly too!
See you guys later!
Posted by: Xero on 23:05 CST :: 1/30/2006
Just wanted to say hi all nice community you have here.
Real name: Alex
Occupation: High School Student "Senior"
Languages: English, Spanish
Interest: Anime, Movies, PIU, DDR, Video games, going out
How I discovered PIU: went out with friends to movies and they started playing it so i gave it a try, not very good at it, but in a few weeks was able to pass almost all heavy's except lvl 8's and up...was used to DDR
Favorite Song: Exceed 2, Remix Banya Classics
Best Song: Monkey Fingers(crazy A)
Other stuff:Been playing PIU for about 1 1/2 years, starting to play on crazy(can pass up to lvl 15's at the moment)
Glad to be part of this community
Posted by: Necrosaro on 00:26 CST :: 1/31/2006
Wow, another H-town guy here. Where do you play Pump at? I haven't played as long as you have, but I'm trying to find Houstonians who are actually good at playing Pump.
Posted by: Xero on 16:01 CST :: 1/31/2006
Hi, me and some my friends go play at Gillians (Edwards Imax) (free machine, we dont know why, but its free Exceed 2)....also theres another Exceed 2 machine next door to Gillians in really good condition ($1.00 to play)
Posted by: Necrosaro on 23:15 CST :: 2/01/2006
Cool. You play at the same places I've been going to recently. Maybe I'll meet you there sometime. I plan on going there this Friday (and heading over to D&B's to see if they're getting Zero).
Posted by: zia004 on 17:52 CST :: 2/02/2006
Real name: Zia
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Occupation: Tech Support
Interests: Anime, PIU, RPGs
How I discovered PIU: Went over to visit a friend when they had moved in with their new roommates, and the roommate happened to have a PIU machine in their den. I had never played or seen the machine, and the spent about an hour constantly playing over the night... instant love for Lozenca, Save Us.
Favorite Song: Lozenca Save us, Blazing
Other Stuff: FYI, since the site doesn't say about Vegas locations, I will be getting the info for you guys about which PIU versions can be found at which casinos ( eventually). Last I checked, though (Couple months ago), Jillians in downtown had an Exceed2 machine, Excalibur had an Exceed, Luxor has Prex3, and NYNY has a Perfect Collection machine. And all machines in good conditions.
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 18:55 CST :: 2/02/2006
Excellent. Please get this info for us!
Posted by: mrCLICKman on 22:06 CST :: 2/02/2006
Real name: Roberto Redoble
Hometown: Seaside, CA
Ethnicity: 100% FILIPINO =)
Languages: English.. and to a low key French
Occupation: Student @ Seaside High
Interests: Of course, PIU.. DDR for the longest time until I got more into PIU.. Football, huge Indi Colts fan.. pool (billiards) and just hanging out with friends!
Favorite song to play: IGYAML on crazy
Best song (and mode): IGYAML on crazy (18 misses!)
How you discovered Pump It Up: Feb 2005 in the movie theatre arcade.. got into DDR April 28th.. and later that year (late September) decided to give PIU a shot.. and got super hooked. Got better A LOT during a one month trip to the Philippines this past December/January (10 cents a game!)
Other stuff: Well.. I love to sleep. LOL.. and I've been playing PIU for about... 4 months.
Posted by: hyperion on 22:39 CST :: 2/09/2006
Real name: Bud D. (yes...buddy...how ironic?)
Hometown: Brooklyn Center, MN
Languages: English, bit of Korean, Japanese, and soon Thai.
Occupation: Student @ Monticello High
Interests: PIU, Anime, Cosplay, Asian Culture, Language Studies, Art... blah blahing it up
Favorite song to play: Go - U:Nee (hard...sure it's easy, but I love that god damn spin)
Best song (and mode): Hmm... well I don't like to brag... lol... I'm JKing... haha I can do most of the Crazy 8 steppers...yeah im a noob
How you discovered Pump It Up: Dan (SeoulMan on here) introduced me to the game, and I started playing at a local mall I worked by. Now I can play at a hotel arcade room which will soon be getting Zero. Really Excited! I have been playing on and off ( I took almost a six month break) for a yeah and a half (with a couple one month breaks scattered in and out)
Other stuff: This August I will be going to Thailand for a year through Rotary Youth Exchange, and I am praying to god they have PIU over there. Otherwise when I get back...bye bye skill. Anyone know? Also I'm in the processes of learning how to breakdance... oh boy... lol
Posted by: Arturo on 10:00 CST :: 2/10/2006
hyperion, Thailand's government is notorious for "holding back" certain games (thought to be a bad influence, lol), and dance games were among them, I'm told.
However, a month or two ago, someone posted elsewhere that one of their major cities now had Pump. Don't remember if it was Bangkok, or elsewhere. So, maybe you'll get lucky and find a machine.
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 12:01 CST :: 2/10/2006
Information on the Thailand machine: < http://www.ph-online.net/locations/index.php?state=THA&sort=mixnew >
Posted by: Scarlet_CrusadeR on 21:27 CST :: 2/10/2006
Real name: Stefan Martello
Occupation: Senior in High School
Interests: Rhythm games including: DDR, PIU, O2Jam, Gitaroo Man (best game evar!!1), Piano, Writing
Favorite song to play: Beethoven Virus Hard
Best song (and mode): Chicken Wing Crazy (that's a 10... I hear these songs are going up into the twenties now )
How you discovered Pump It Up: Was at a boardwalk playing DDR when I passed an Exceed in another arcade, went 'Huh this looks interesting', asked for an easy song and did Beethoven Virus Normal and that was that.
Also, how can I access the Trocadero videos in Turkeyslam's First Hand Preview?
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 21:48 CST :: 2/10/2006
You have to Be an Exclusive Memeber Which means you have to have a total of 70 post or more.....Not sure, send an e-mail to an Admin. to ask.
Posted by: kmwXX#r on 02:05 CST :: 2/12/2006
Real name: Kevin Williams
Hometown: Redondo Beach, CA
Occupation: 3rd year Community College
Interests: Physics, game theory, Travel, marijuana, fighting games, Guilty Gear(pro level), my major interest is in hard dance games. I used to be into DDR and ITG, but both got boring. PIU allowed me to participate in a new area of dancing games that I was not familiar with. Also very challenging.
Favorite song to play: Go or Hypnosis or Monkey Fingers
Best song (and mode): hmmm... Monkey Fingers NM is the hardest one I've beaten so far. Working on LIADZ(2) patterns
How you discovered Pump It Up: I've been seeing PIU machines for years but just recently got into it.
Other stuff: I am definitely not new to the challenge that dancing games bring. I have played with the best of the best in So Cal. I play with Wero on the weekends because our arcade(5 minutes from my house by skateboard) just got Zero.
Posted by: linkgcc on 22:36 CST :: 2/13/2006
Real name: GC, cause my real name is too long
Languages: English, spanish, some japanese, learning korean
Occupation: 2nd year college
Interests:PUMP.duh, breakdancing, Boxing, video games, stepmania, Zelda games, o2jam, music, drawing, animation, music, never play ddr but im ok at it, and a lot of other stuff
How you discovered Pump It Up:A friend told me to go to an arcade one day to watch him play some dancing game, that was the first time i saw pump,..2 years ago, i think
Favorite music:Korean, japanese, english music...i listen to everything, kpop, Jrock, rap.. favorite artist are ayumi, yoo seung jun, 1tym, and more..
Other stuff:im not new to ph but i wasnt active enough on the web until now.. also, i play in redondo beach with wero, kevin, david and a lot of others guys, we just got zero and is cool
Posted by: Sidewinder on 23:48 CST :: 2/13/2006
Real name: Ryan
Hometown: Davis, CA (same as FireWyrm, if he gets a chance to read this)
Occupation: 3rd year college student
Interests: due to space constraints, I'll pass on this
Favorite song to play: whatever song I'm working on at the moment
Best song (and mode): Sajahu CZ
How you discovered Pump It Up: Been playing ever since our arcade got the machine installed. At the time, the hardest songs I could do on DDR were 4's and 5's. Curiously enough, when I play DDR I still can only do 4's and 5's, but with a game like ITG, I can do songs that are a lot harder. If anybody has any explanation for this, tell me.
Other stuff: As my name suggests, I've found that the one thing I can do really well is turn sideways (plus, I really like reptiles). On just about everything else, I suck. I've hit a wall in which I can't do any CZ harder than an 11, although I'm slowly (emphasis on slowly) starting to break that wall by doing songs like Kiss Me, Mexi Mexi, and Hatred. I've recently started to do FS/NM songs and similarly, can't do anything harder than an 11 (although it's more for lack of trying as I've only been playing FS for a week and NM for a day)
Posted by: Uehara_San on 16:15 CST :: 2/14/2006
Real name: Rodrigo Uehara
Languages: English and portuguese
Occupation: Senior in High School
Interests: PIU, DDR, anime, manga and other stuff
Favorite song to play: Csikos Post_Hard
Best song (and mode): Mr. Larpus - Crazy - A
How you discovered Pump It Up: ive just danced on a pump like 5 time at all. My city doesnt have any pump machines, so i can only dance when i travel! his sucks so much!!!
i want pump in my city!!!!!
Posted by: SES Kitten on 14:23 CST :: 2/19/2006
Real name: Dee
Languages: English, Vietnamese, Espanol
Occupation: graduating high school senior
Interests: music games, drawing, fashion
Favorite song to play: Valenti ;;;
Best song (and mode): It's been a while since I played...
How you discovered Pump It Up: I was in Las Vegas for vacation when I saw a piu machine at Excalibur, and I just started playing whenever I got the chance. I hardly play back at home(it takes an hour to get to Mesa Golfland, home to piu exceed).
Posted by: Bet on 06:47 CST :: 2/22/2006
Albert 17th Pumpers on Indonesia...!
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 10:01 CST :: 2/22/2006
No. It has nothing to do with that. It's when I notice you're a good poster, contributing to the community in what you're posting, that I update you. If you make 70 posts of worthless spam, as some people have done in the past, you won't be updated.
Posted by: Bet on 04:48 CST :: 2/23/2006
Anyway, may I join the forum.. I just feel lonely here...
Posted by: HIBImeximexi on 18:34 CST :: 2/27/2006
Real name: Daniel H
Age: Just turned 14
Languages: English+ a little spainish from school
Favorite song to play: Hi-Bi hard+ crazy starian for the turns and IWGYAML freesyle
Best song Got 7 greats on Hi-Bi hard but did really well recently at the tourny
How you discovered Pump It Up: my friend Ileene
Posted by: Draconis on 07:07 CST :: 3/02/2006
Ive been a member for not too long (i guess a month? dunno) And Ive just never had the time to post..
So, I guess I can introduce myself
Real name: Colby (im not gonna say my last name)
Hometown: Tally, florida!!
Language:English, A little deutch, Minor spanish, some german. (I use english though.)
Interests: PIU (du!) DDR and other musc beat games. (HOLY CRAP STEPPING SELECTION)
Best song: Well, Ive been working on Hard mode recently, so guess its probably Hate/deux remix (But who dosent like Dignity, eh?)
How I discovered PIU: well, I hang out with my cool friend, Geoff mendicino. Hes REALLY good at playing pump.
(Ah, Canon-D nightmare 3x is how hard he plays. holy sh*t)
and one day he said "just try It", and I did.
Well, I guess thats my Intro.
Posted by: Chanelle on 21:46 CST :: 3/05/2006
Real name: Chanelle-Stamatia
Hometown: Eagan, Minnesota
Ethnicity: Greek, British
Languages: English, French, Greek
Interests: traveling, learning, languages, music
Favorite song to play: Canon D Crazy
Best song (and mode): idk...I suck. hahaha
How you discovered Pump It Up: I worked at the arcade at Camp Snoopy in the Mall of America...and I played once and got hooked.
Other stuff: you can find me on myspace. my url? you guessed it...www.myspace.com/pumpitup
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 00:08 CST :: 3/06/2006
Nice to meet you. If you can pass Canon-D on Crazy, you don't suck. Period.
Posted by: Pawprint on 19:03 CST :: 3/06/2006
So did you misspell "Dutch" or "Deutsch"? I'm guessing Dutch, because there'd be no reason to say you speak Deutsch and German....
Posted by: Chanelle on 20:14 CST :: 3/06/2006
haha...i just step randomly during the middle freaky parts.
pretty sure that i deserve a C hahaha.
and cornell university?! that's my DREAM school! do you know ricky hill or johnny hill?
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 20:32 CST :: 3/06/2006
No, I don't. Cornell's a pretty big school.
And yeah, I'm not so great at Pump myself--mostly in the three years of my experience, I've never had the chance to play anything newer than Extra much more often than once every few months. Ithaca used to have Extra for two years, then an OBG for a few months, then Pump disappeared for a few months, and now they have an ITG2 machine in crappy condition. I only get to play the good stuff when I go home to California...hopefully the D&B will have Zero when I get back for Spring Break!
Posted by: Chanelle on 21:25 CST :: 3/06/2006
hahahaha well they're my cousins, and that's really funny...because they live in cali too! insaaaaaaane. you should get piu for xbox and play that! where do you play? i haven't been to ithaca for a few years, but i might remember some places!
Posted by: SquirrelLord on 21:33 CST :: 3/06/2006
real name: Matt Speake
DOB: November 11, 1989(current age 16)
hometown and current residence:(unfortunately) Minneapolis, MN(dont like this city)
interests:anime, dancing games, final fantasy series, cosplay, making chainmaille and scale maille
favorite bands: Children of Bodom, Rhapsody(and Luca Turilli's solo albums), nightwish
Posted by: Glitch on 06:27 CST :: 3/08/2006
Real name: Alexander Olson (Tho at the dance machine i've been going by Waffles for the last 6 months... half my friends dont know my name, and look confused if anyone uses it)
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN (Lyndale+Minnehaha Parkway)...i miss MN... snow and all...
Current Residence: San Luis Obispo, CA... college town = yay. mass anorexia among gals = boo. small town = boo.
Ethnicity: Greek/Albanian/German/Swedish. Go figure. Half is contrary, the other half is stubborn. As a result i'm stubbornly contrary. I suck at getting things done. However, it makes me a hella crazy romantic.
Languages: English, preferably fancy, victorian english. Also Nonspeak (organized grunts, groans, and yips). Ein bissen deutsch, and a little greek, (Kalispera poulaki!).
Occupation: Slacker college student, pianist, miser (except food), crazy commuter bicyclist. I'm studying architectural engineering (architects design silly artsy buildings; Arch. Engineers keep them from killing people).
Interests: PIU, DDR (its all i have here! i'm sorry!), 02Jam, Bicycling, Disgaea. Piano, once more >, good literature
Favorite Song to Play: Turkey March Freestyle Random... followed by FA2 NM, and Solitary 2... and WotW FS. and My Way NM (singing along to the hey-hey-heyyyeah's!). Oo! Deja Vu NM.
Best Song: Greenhorn NM (350 combo, what?)... i'm getting better at Sol2 as well tho.
Masochistic Favorite Song: Turkey March NM. The pain.
Discovery of PIU: Saw it at MOA when i went to play DDR. I thought it was a stupid ripoff. I later traveled, played it a little. Finally decided to tackle it... had trouble. One day Kevin (aka piu jesus) decided to train me in. Seven hours later my feet were bleeding in two places, and i didnt notice until half an hour later, what with the blood in my socks.
Posted by: Chanelle on 19:24 CST :: 3/08/2006
alex, i didn't know you were greek!
Posted by: SquirrelLord on 19:50 CST :: 3/08/2006
hmm, Glitch did you by chance learn your deutsch under Herr French?
Posted by: Glitch on 00:23 CST :: 3/10/2006
uhm... i dunno who "Herr French" is. If he's a specific person, most certainly not. I had 3 teachers &all of them were ladies. 2 at a prep school, and one was a nice german-hippie lady who tutored me for a while (homeschooling).
and heck yeah about the greekness! (I always say the greeks won world war two, cause they delayed the germans going into russia till winter cause they kicked italy's pansy arses) My mother grew up speaking greek at home, and her parents & their family are all straight off a small grecian island (i forget its name). Any other greeks around here???
Anyhoo... i need to meet some of the Cali crew(s)... stupid state being divided in two, and me sitting in the void (some of my fellow schoolmates have started thinking about saving up for an arcade machine here in the central coast).
Posted by: SquirrelLord on 16:07 CST :: 3/10/2006
Mr french is my german teacher, hes the only german teacher in minneapolis public schools i believe so thats why i asked
Posted by: PaRtYbOy on 16:59 CST :: 3/10/2006
Real name - Timmy D.
B-day - October 17, 1990 (15)
I live in Clermont FL (just outside Orlando, 8 miles from Disney, yay!)
I'm originally from Foxboro, MA ( Yay! Go Patriots!)
Favorite Band - BanYa
Favorite Game - Pump! Duh!
Favorite Pump Song - I'll Give You All My Love
Favorite thing to do - Hang out with the Pump Crew at Disney Quest
Interests - Women (lol), Pump, And Football
Favorite Nightmare - Beethovrn Virus
Thats pretty much it!
Posted by: kiufreak on 07:29 CST :: 3/14/2006
Real name: Carlos Santiago
Favorite songs: Dignity, Beat of the war 2 and Phantom!
Birth day & place: June 21, 1990---Mexico city, Mexico
Currently residing: NJ Pleasantville. (not the best place to live at.)
Im not an expert nor am i a beginer on PIU, I can only do nightmares that are lv13 or lower ofcourse. Have played only for 2 years, Work on my pc game alot, trying not to fail High school!!!!!........, and saving up for a Zero upgrade to the DX machine that has Prem.3 at the moment .
Posted by: gtc on 03:39 CST :: 3/19/2006
Decided to start visiting some Pump forums after meeting a lot of players at ASI.
Y'all were cool.
Name is Chris, or Game Tech Chris, or gtc, whichever you prefer.
22 years old.
Living in Dekalb, IL . . . about an hour west of Chicago.
I play not only Pump, but DDR, In The Groove, beatmaniaIIDX, Pop'n Music, and assorted other rhythm games, and try to do well at each.
Favorite song on Pump is probably IGYAML.
Yeah I think that's it. Time for the obligatory first-post overusage of emotes:
Posted by: omnitarget on 18:43 CST :: 3/26/2006
You're a game tech where btw?
Me = D&B
Posted by: gtc on 05:09 CST :: 3/27/2006
My living room . . .
Nah seriously . . . I used to be a technician for Odyssey Fun World in Naperville, IL. Now I just . . . do random home projects.
Posted by: kumo on 18:34 CST :: 3/28/2006
Most of you from Dallas should know me. Art, Simon, Cesar, and the rest. Robert here, and I've not been playing in a while. Was invited by one of the mods to the forums, so here I am. Unfortunately, I cannot seem to recall said mod's name, so thanks for the invite, Dallas-based mod, wherever you are.
Mayhaps we should start a Dallas events thread?
Posted by: Swing_On_Crazy1016 on 07:29 CST :: 3/29/2006
Eh i started a gay/bi/lesbain/straight friends topic in the lounge for the hell of it but i'll post here aswell. I'm Will, I'm 16, I live in MD, and yeah i'm the open gay man thats just looking to make people smile and what not... i also have kinda a mean streak if i'm pissed, but thats not that often so yeah... hi.. and... uh.... i like pudding?
Posted by: Screennam123 on 04:29 CST :: 4/02/2006
why is every post you make concerning your gayness?
I am gay as everyone knows but I dont go out of the way making sure that everyone and their grandma knows....
Not trying to sound rude.... just asking....
Posted by: Swing_On_Crazy1016 on 10:42 CST :: 4/02/2006
not every post has to do with my gayness thank you very much and its ok i dont think your trying to be rude. I just do it cause it gives me something to do. that and its always good to just try to get to know people better you know? eh idk... maybe its cause i feel like it?
Posted by: ROC Zombie on 20:20 CST :: 4/02/2006
Oh hi. I've been a member like forever, but I guess this is my re-introduction since I've been away from the boards ever since I was all played out of Exceed 2.
I'm in Cleveland, OH and our D&B got Zero about 2 weeks ago. Easy mode is a big hit with the kiddies and girls with high heels.
I might dabble in some KIU step projects again since I am feeling the groove... but gosh it's been so long.
Oh and regarding the previous few posts:
Hi. My name is ROC and I'm not an alcoholic, just an openly gay guy. [All in the room respond: "Hi ROC"]
Oh, how I hate what Andamiro has done with Mission mode. It could have been so much better...
Posted by: valius on 16:16 CST :: 4/03/2006
Megido?! Can it be? Welcome back! Can't wait to see some of your new steps
Posted by: ROC Zombie on 17:01 CST :: 4/03/2006
Yes! I was just thinking about you today... I should have said hello in a PM as well... Thanks!
Is that Sigfreid/Nightmare as your avatar?
The new steps will come after I listen to a fair amount of some good Kpop.
Posted by: valius on 23:38 CST :: 4/03/2006
That's Sieg in his SC3 form. Ironically, I'm not even a Sieg player, but a Mina and Kilik player. I need to try out that SC3 Arcade version that's been put out in Chicago...
Anyway, hope you find some inspiration!
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 04:58 CST :: 4/04/2006
What genres are you looking for? Artists? There's a hell of a lot out there right now.
Posted by: ROC Zombie on 05:47 CST :: 4/04/2006
That's hard to say... anything that catches my ear and sounds Pumpy. The only new Kpop from Zero that I don't care for is Storm by Perry. I used to favor female artists, but now the guys are sounding better to me.
I dunno... I also listened to a lot of the Kpop from the fan made KIU pages, and only a few really held me interest.
I wish I could explain better... it's just about different people's musical tastes I guess. LOVE Wuthering Heights, A-Yo, and anything with a good bassline.
Posted by: Yahpp.. on 12:28 CST :: 4/09/2006
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 14:01 CST :: 4/09/2006
Um, dude, do you MIND telling us a few things more about yourself the way most of the other people did? I'd really like to know a little more about who you are, especially since I'm already finding some of your posts to be rather questionable.
And I'm saying "I" for now just because I don't want to speak for everyone else, but I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who thinks this. So please...would you mind?
Posted by: ariel4life on 21:32 CST :: 4/10/2006
Hihi all... i come from pumpcore ( not the place, but i was there before coming here, someone told me about this site)
Posted by: Cr1m on 12:59 CST :: 4/24/2006
....I <3 PIU
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 17:09 CST :: 4/24/2006
where from spain?
Posted by: Beanie-Boy-Lei on 08:01 CST :: 5/10/2006
Ya, Elnrgr0grande told me to post here about me
umm... where should I start?
I play Pump at the jillians/D&Bs that omni and elnegr0 work at. Im 17 years old, Im a guy(just so ya know). I always wear a beanie, even if Im overheating(it keeps my hair from getting all curly) And I can play crazy, but I chose to specialize myself to Nightmare. My current favorite nightmare songs to play are Emergency and Firefighter. But just so you know, I can A papa gonzales on Crazy and get a close to a full combo on kiss me with out using the bar at any point through out the song.
My real name is zack, but my nickname is frodo because one time at jillians I was playing, and seriously this little kid came up to me and called me frodo and wanted to take a picture with me... so odd for me, but it just stuck and spread. but my handle in high scores is Lei, I dont get much of them because I never get to finish my fourth song with out auto-failing >_>
I think this enough for you to go on, here ya go saBu
Oh yea, Im not sure which computer this is on, but on one computer I used, im logged on as "Zack_" I think it may be my home computer, but Im him just so ya know.
Posted by: xyouxarexuglyx2 on 16:05 CST :: 5/17/2006
most of my friends call me xyou or xyoux (on the internet)
I mainly play hard on Pump
I play heavy on DDR, and I like pump's music more and i think it looks funner.
Sorry, I just had to test out the arrow icons. Couldn't resist.
Posted by: Nitoheilapine on 19:04 CST :: 5/21/2006
I never noticed this thread, so I might as well post stuff about me.
Name: William (Nicknames: Will Frog)
Age: 14 (turned on the 2nd of may)
Home: USA in California in Rocklin
Race: Fillipino, African American, Chinese, and Mexican (Yep, I'm a martini of different races)
Favorite songs: What's Going On, Le Code De Bonne Conduite, Banya Classical remix, and Treme-Vook of the war
About me: I'm a 8th grader about to graduate. I started playing Pump when I found in the mall for the first time when I was like 10. It was fun, but hard (I couldn't pass Oops I did it again). Then I went back to DDR. I found pump again in my 13th year at Reno, and fell in love with it heh. So I stuck with it ever since.(In the few times that I played it, I can do Cz on some songs). I currently own the home edition (soft mat) of Pump for my ps2, so that's how I get better now. My stamina sucks ass so after a few songs, I'm sweating bullets and have to go collapse somewhere.
My Hobbies: If you ever looked at the Using Pump music for Amvs thread, You'd know that I am a constant video maker (so far 27 AMVs and 3 VGMVs). I tend to like anime and manga more than the standard cartoons here (the simpsons and Family guy make me feel like my IQ is dropping every millisecond). My manga collection is almost breaking into the triple digits. In anime DVDs, I have 5 box sets, a complete set of Excel Saga Anime, and currently working on Love Hina and Chobits. Another wierd hobby of mine is collecting Dragon Figurines. So far, I have 7. (Four of them costed 25 sents in a vending machine while the others costed alot more).
Habits: When it's cold, I tend to walk around the house in a blanket for no reason at all. It works too; though I had a few incidents where I accidently fell asleep standing up like that.
Dislikes: I really hate people who are elitists. if you don't do it their way, they get pissed off for you at no reason. It just angers me. I also hate when people tend to bend my manga in wierd ways and call it porn.
There, now you guys know my in a nutshell. I could go on and on, but I'm long past just introducing myself. (I wrote a friggin short autobiography -.-)
Posted by: TougaKiryuu on 22:27 CST :: 6/02/2006
I'm just gonna say hi im Touga :p
Posted by: madredrive on 16:33 CST :: 6/03/2006
Name: John Ray (nick madredrive)
Home: Cebu,Philippines (sinulog festival runs here)
Race: Filipino,Mix of Spanish, Japanese and American Race
Favorite songs: Turkey,COm bAk,Banya Songs, le code,
About me: im a college student. have a gf and went to one of the malls near in our place. and then me and my gf tried the new dancing games found. We started from pure scratch and after few weeks we began playing hard.. i think i can go on for like 6 songs of hard level without even collapsing to the ground. my stamina works well on me coz i play tennis.
My Hobbies: Play PIU, PIU and PIU
Habits: I play the guitar.. i have the habit of always drinking water. (effect of sweating too much on PIU)
Dislikes: Self centered egoist that tends to think the world revolves around them, they suck dude..
Posted by: Shayd on 14:21 CST :: 6/13/2006
Real name: Hayden Nicholson
Hometown: Houma, Louisiana, born and raised.
Ethnicity: Caucasian. If you wanna get technical, Scottish and German.
Occupation: space pirate. Er. dishwasher at the moment.
Interests: Writing just about anything, video games, computer graphics, movies.
Favorite song to play: Csiko's Post; Crazy
Best song (and mode): Valenti by BoA; Crazy (S)
How you discovered Pump It Up: I used to be a big DDR player, which got me into it; but, I discovered PIU at my local bowling alley when Houma first got it. I honestly can't give you a date.
Other stuff: I'm... chubby. <.<; Honestly.
Posted by: mickeylover303 on 10:26 CST :: 6/19/2006
Real name: Anza Midorikawa
Hometown: Columbia, SC USA
Ethnicity: Who knows?
Languages: English, Japanese, Spanish, anything else I can pick up
Occupation: College Freshman
Interests: Reading, rhythm games, gothic lolita, languages
Favorite song to play: Le Code de Bonne Conduite
Best song (and mode): Hot (Normal) All perfects
How you discovered Pump It Up: I'm a hardcore DDR player, but the closest machine for two hours is broken. I tried PIU two years ago when I started DDR, but it was awkward. I heard "Le Code de Bonne Conduite" two weeks ago and now I'm hooked.
Posted by: ChubbBayAidaN on 10:54 CST :: 6/26/2006
Real name: Aidan Nguyen
Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA
Languages: English, some Spanish, some Vietnamese
Occupation: Junior in HS
Interests: games, friends
Favorite song to play: Greenhorn - Lexy
Best song (and mode): Beethoven Virus (Hard)
How you discovered Pump It Up: My local arcade just got Zero a month ago. I was really bored of DDR Extreme, so I tried out PIU.
Posted by: nintendude on 11:09 CST :: 6/26/2006
Hi. I'm a new member here. Pump It Up was my first ever dancing game, and I'm now addicted to dancing games. SO hi.
Posted by: CoolMoe on 15:40 CST :: 7/12/2006
Name: Josh Kulik
Hometown: I'm originally from Chicago, IL but now I live in a hick town called Romeoville IL
Ethnicity: Not important
Occupation: I work the snack bar at Brunswick Zone XL near where I live (yaay fun )
Interests: Mad magazine, racquetball, swimming, Beatmania IIDX, Silent Hill, Half Life, Quake 2, other stuff that I can't think of right now
Favorite song: (That I can do) Can Can (That I can't do) Trash Man
How I discovered Pump it Up: Me and a friend decided to go to Dennis' place of Games in Chicago one day and saw it there. We both tried it and loved it from the start.
Posted by: polyzelf on 19:41 CST :: 7/23/2006
Location: Oklahoma City area
Started playing pump after my best friend "Kopfeldjager" converted from DDR/ITG. I never played DDR very seriously due to a lack of enthusiasm. But I've been playing pump a lot more seriously than I ever thought to with DDR.
Kopf, Legend of Rebirth, and I are all OKC Incredible Pizza players and were mutual friends. LoR and I are using each other competitively to better ourselves since we are very close in Pump skill.
That the skinny at least.
Posted by: GreatWhiteHope on 14:37 CST :: 7/25/2006
Real name: Daniel
Hometown: New Orleans LA
Languages: English, some Spanish from school
Favorite song to play: Moonlight FS
Best song (and mode): Best as far as score LIADZ2 A H and as far as dificulty i got a D on Dignity crazy yesterday
How you discovered Pump It Up: When i was 10 my friend got me interested in it but i would go for like a year to 5 months of not playing
Posted by: The Legend of Rebirth on 01:23 CST :: 7/31/2006
Name: CT or Chris
Age: 19 almost 20
Location: Oklahoma City area
I've been playing pump for less than a year. I didn't really start playing with intent on getting better until this summer, once I got back from France. I'm able to do a few 15's and 16's on CZ and able to do a couple NM's. I'm friends with Kopfeldjager, Polyzelf, and c2cherry. I love to play Pump, but I started out as a DDR player, over 3 1/2 years of it, in fact. I still play that game though, but only as a hardcore tech player. Kopfeldjager was the one who really got me into playing PIU more, and to be honest, he's one of the best in OKC, which makes me aspire to get better, along with Polyzelf getting better than me. lol I'm always excited to meet other fellow Pump players from neighboring states, 'cause that's pretty much just that awesome.
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 13:34 CST :: 7/31/2006
Lots of new Oklahoma people, huh? Nice.
Posted by: Benitura on 22:31 CST :: 8/03/2006
my name's DJ
hey i'm new to this site but not to pump cause i've been playin for about..............a while
and i'm in NC
Posted by: Flamer101 on 01:45 CST :: 8/04/2006
Real name: James
Hometown: St. Peters MO
Ethnicity: European Mutt
Languages: English, Spanish
Occupation: Community College, Shitty Retail Jobs
Interests: Gaming, Dance-Sim, Music, Party Monster, Politics/Sociology, Computers, Metaphysics, Martial Arts
Favorite song to play: Turkey March CZ
Best song (and mode): Slam CZ (royal pain in the arse but don't tell me that isn't fun)
How you discovered Pump It Up: Converted from DDR, friends made me play it and I got kinda addicted
Other stuff: Chinchillas. Nothing else. Don't ask for an explantion, just Chinchillas.
Posted by: pmetal292 on 15:48 CST :: 8/06/2006
Real Name: Patrick Jang
Age: 14 (02/23/92)
Hometome: Bayside (Queens), New York, USA
Languages: English, some Korean
Occupation: High School student
Interests: Pump, Computers, Music (mostly rock), Cellphones xD, Kumdo (or Kendo), Soccer, Tennis, Guitar, Bass, Piano, and World of Warcraft
Favorite Song to Play: Emergency by Drunken Tiger on crazy (even though I'm not great at it)
Best Song: Come to Me Crazy (Sometimes as little as 4 misses)
How you discovered Pump: When I was like 10 or something my uncle and I found a Pump machine and messed around with it. It was only about 3 months ago when I played it seriously by starting off the easy station on Pump Zero at a nearby DnB >_> I got the Home version about a month ago, and I play that most of the time.
Other Stuff: Somtimes I play Pump at home for like 2 hours straight...and whenever I play my mom thinks I'm crazy . in my local arcade there are plenty of people that hang out and play, but most of em are like 16 and I'm not in good terms with them I like to play the Zero at the DnB in Roosevelt Mall, since there are only 3 regular pumpers there and the people don't try to beat me up
Posted by: Crufix on 19:02 CST :: 8/06/2006
Howdy folks! I'll just keep using the template heya
Real name: Chandler Marshall
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Ethnicity: Mostly black
Languages: English, some spanish and Japanese
Occupation: Student, Game tester
Interests: Video Games, Mountain biking, reading, anime, driving around, clubbing
Favorite song to play: Greenhorn CZ
Best song (and mode): 14 misses on Canon-D Long version CZ
How you discovered Pump It Up: It was next to a DDR machine, so I tried it. I didn't actaully start playing it serious until I decided to play dance games for exercize.
Other Stuff: Le code de bonne conduite is Possibly the best song ever because it has gotten girls' attention EVERY TIME I play it.
Posted by: valenti___virus on 10:43 CST :: 8/10/2006
Hey everyone! I'm new here! I would love to meet people in the New Orleans area who could help me out with this game or just be friends [both sounds cool to me though ! ] Anyways, here are my answers to the poll thing:
Real name: Karoline
Languages: English, Spanish
Occupation: High school...
Interests: DDR, PIU, playing guitar, listening to music, surfing the net, reading, anime, manga, movies, talking on AIM, Asian cultures [esp. Japan!], learning new things
Favorite song to play: Shake That Bootie by One Two
Best song (and mode): Another Truth//Hard
How you discovered Pump It Up: I played it at a mall near my house with a couple of friends and BOOM: addiction.
Other stuff: Hmm.. not too sure what to put here! I love talking to people and making friends!
Please feel free to IM me on AIM!
My screen name is: HOLA GATO x3
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 14:30 CST :: 8/10/2006
If you're from New Orleans, you won't have a hard time finding local Pumpers, trust me. There's TONS and many are right here at PH.
Posted by: valenti___virus on 11:01 CST :: 8/11/2006
Posted by: WaltCip on 21:15 CST :: 8/12/2006
Real name: Samuel Lawson
Ok, I'm getting bored of this.
Bergen Evans once said, "Freedom of speech and freedom of action are meaningless without freedom to think." Rather than adhere to the "survey", I'll post some introductory information about myself freehand. I'm a regular dance video game player, frequenting either Dance Dance Revolution or Pump It Up. I first got into DDR when my brother brought it home as a birthday present. I was hooked immediately and started building my skills, eventually graduating to the "catas." Then I discovered Pump It Up at DisneyQuest (as well as a clique of skilled players who seemed to go there quite often.) At first, I passed it on as a mere DDR clone - how could I be more wrong? The game's songs and videos were more enticing - what hooked me the most was the infamous "Beethoven Virus circle", where the following steps are performed consecutively in a circular motion: . So I continued to play at the arcade, becoming interested in more songs, particularly Space Fantasy by E-Pak-Sa, and became addicted to K-Pop as a result. So I followed up with Pump It Up Exceed SE for XBOX, and since then I have been waiting for an opportunity to return to DisneyQuest to test my skills.
I am, in my opinion, academically brilliant, so I find time to dance and still maintain high grades (I 4.0'ed my entire freshman year.) My favorite songs include Turkey March, Vook, Beethoven Virus, Will o' the Wisp, Winter, Get Up!, Space Fantasy, Monkey Fingers, Chicken Wing, Naissance, Solitary ... pretty much anything by BanYa. However, as skilled as I am at dancing, I have not gotten very far in PIU. I am only good at the Level 7 difficulties, and my best score is Turkey March with an A (rather pathetic considering my ability to beat every Heavy song on DDR with an A or B). I have yet to beat a Crazy. With practice, however, as I have done with DDR, I should be able to achieve mastery. As a hobby, I also create StepMania stepfiles, both from licensed songs and from my favorite Benami/Andamiro games.
If you've met me, you'll know that I'm gentle and rather reserved. However, I do have my extreme viewpoints. For instance, I am a firm supporter of the FairTax doctrine, and I am an intense gamer who dislikes being "shadowed" or interfered by younger kids while dancing (but don't we all.)
My aspiration is to become part of the DQ Crew.
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 21:21 CST :: 8/12/2006
Welcome to PH, WaltCip. Don't worry if you're not ridiculously good at the game--you seem to have more of a real life than almost everyone else here.
And valenti_virus, please change your font color. It's not good for the eyes.
Posted by: Jason Dread on 03:14 CST :: 8/13/2006
That's pretty hard to say for a bunch of people over the internet whom you don't really know.
Posted by: valenti___virus on 10:33 CST :: 8/13/2006
Sorry about that. Didn't realize how bright it was >_<
Posted by: Pawprint on 11:03 CST :: 8/13/2006
Do you go on Saturdays? Have I seen you?
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 13:59 CST :: 8/13/2006
The color wasn't too bad. Just make it a darker green and it should be fine.
Posted by: WaltCip on 14:15 CST :: 8/13/2006
You probably won't see me because I'm about 50 miles from Orlando. So maybe my aspiration was a bit too far off. I only went there twice to play PIU; that was in late June, early July. I'm not sure when I'll be able to come back. When I do, though, I'll make myself known.
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 15:46 CST :: 8/13/2006
Where do you live Walt?
Posted by: WaltCip on 16:05 CST :: 8/13/2006
Alachua, Gainesville-ish. That's in Northern Central Florida.
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 22:11 CST :: 8/18/2006
Theirs an Exceed 2 in Ocala only thirty Minutes Away
Posted by: sixsilverstrings on 22:05 CST :: 9/01/2006
I'm Robby... I live in South Carolina and I like to step on arrows!
I hang wit da Spartanburg crew down here (McLarenF1kid, elegie, RedViper, etc)... so if your in town drop by
Posted by: skilletfs on 17:29 CST :: 9/04/2006
Sup Guys and Gals
Real Name:Dylan Abernathy
Plays at F3
Good to be here
Posted by: Kakashi-Brazil-PBA on 11:04 CST :: 9/15/2006
Hi, my name is Roberto, known as kakashi, i am 14 years old, i'm Brasilian and i like know new pumpers, because i here, i'm from slavador - bahia, and i'm a PumpBA member, PumpBA is a team of pump...i'm a stepper, i plan to post some videos of PumpBA... ok my english is very bad, thanks for atention, and i hope frequent this fórum^^ anything else, my msn is email@example.com and visit www.pumpba.tk
Posted by: KurenaiSchwarz on 14:09 CST :: 9/15/2006
English language doesn't use accents ^^
Well... welcome to PH
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 17:14 CST :: 9/15/2006
Kurenai - voce é brasileiro tambem... que é isso?
We can be the Pump Haven Fórum! Why not?
Posted by: Panik214 on 17:21 CST :: 10/04/2006
Hey guys I haven't played/posted in a while due to a certian contamination to a certian video game due thats kind of addicting, so after a month or so i finally left my house to go to my mall to find not one not two but three zero machines there so i started playing again, A'ed Banya classical with 35 misses and now i like pump again so sup guys?
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 23:01 CST :: 10/04/2006
Make sure they're all added to the locations database!
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 18:08 CST :: 10/05/2006
You lucky bastard.
Welcome back, man. I'm still nowhere near as good as you, heh.
Posted by: Kas-Kas on 18:54 CST :: 10/10/2006
Umm...Err. Hey. I'm Kas. I'm 14, I'm a Graphical Designer, DDR Lov...errr...PIU addict. I've been playing for around 1 year and 6 months. I've been quite addicted to it since then.
Posted by: Yawaru on 05:27 CST :: 10/11/2006
hey welcome to PH Kas
Posted by: Yawaru on 05:28 CST :: 10/11/2006
Quote (Panik214 @ 18:21 CST :: 10/04/2006)
so after a month or so i finally left my house to go to my mall to find not one not two but three zero machines there
i just i wish for exceed 2 to be brought to my mall this is so totally unfair :'(
Posted by: FB_Strike on 05:50 CST :: 10/19/2006
Real name: Felipe
Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Languages: Portuguese, English
Occupation: Shitty Jobs
Interests: Gaming, Dance-Sim, Music, Digital Life, Cooking
Favorite song to play: Emergency NM
Best song (and mode): Witch Doctor CZ (Killer song, but I manage to get an A every time I play)
How you discovered Pump It Up: When I was 16 i stumbled in a Pump machine nearby my house, at first i just messed around in Normal mode, but after 3 months (and having my ass completely OWNED in a local tournament >_>) i decided to play seriously
Other Stuff: TWIX....they are simply God´s instrument for a better world
Posted by: Smiehu on 04:04 CST :: 10/24/2006
Real Name: Maciek
Hometown: Warsaw, Poland
Language: Polish, English
Interests: Computers, Books (preferable authors: Pratchett, Gaiman, Gemmel, Kay, Hoob, Tolkien etc. ^^), Rythm and Dance games, Anime
Favourite song: Pierrot (Exceed)
Best song: still much work here ^^. So far it would be Monkey Fingers(Hard) and Circus Magic (freestyle)
How you discovered PIU: by accident ^^. I was playing DDR before. About 2 years ago me and my friend went for dance arcades tour through Warsaw. I knew that there was a "DDR-looklike" machine, but I haven't played it before. Till then...
Posted by: hyonu2000 on 04:27 CST :: 10/28/2006
Real name: Thomas
Hometown: Düsseldorf, Germany
Ethnicity: mother korean, father german
Languages: english, german, korean, french
Occupation: Student at FH D
Interests: Computer, reading, dancing simulation games, korea and its culture, playing the piano, singing karaoke..
Favorite song to play: got the game yesterday.. gotta unlock the songs first ^^;;
Best song (and mode): -
How you discovered Pump It Up: Used to play it sometimes in korea @cybercafe (orak-sil)
Other stuff: Through the help of Leccoc and valius I am now the owner of a pad and game-- ,)
Posted by: lepermessiah on 19:58 CST :: 10/28/2006
Real name: Connor Fowler
Hometown: Durham, North Carolina
Interests: GUitar, music, physics, internet, Metallica
Favorite song to play: Dignity
Best song (and mode): Just started pumpin'
How you discovered Pump It Up: My friend Chelsea is a freak at the game, and she showed me at the local arcade.
Other stuff: I love metal. I'm pretty laid back.
Posted by: gotmilk0112 on 19:55 CST :: 10/29/2006
Real name: ill just use my nickname, Napolean.
Hometown: Cranston, RI
Interests: computers and video games and dance / beat games (DDR, PIU, BeatMania)
Favorite song to play: Join the Party by "Gans"
Best song (and mode): Vook CZ
How you discovered Pump It Up: i saw the Exceed DX machine at Dave N' Busters and i saw 2 guys playing freestyle on it so i decided to play and then i just got obsessed with it when i bought exceed on my xbox
Other stuff: extremly low stamina so im not that good at fast steps
Posted by: cpubasic13 on 21:00 CST :: 10/29/2006
Real name: William
Hometown: Citra, Florida
Languages: English with little Spanish
Occupation: High School Student
Interests: Disgaea 2, DDR, ITG, PIU, StepMania, IRC, Red vs Blue, Invader Zim, Ed, Edd n Eddy, Kingdom Hearts, more stuff I don't know about... >_>
Favorite song to play: Monkey Fingers by Banya
Best song (and mode): I'll say Monkey Fingers Hard...
How you discovered Pump It Up: First truly discovered it at the Magic Kingdom, and then played it again at my local arcade for an hour and a half. Now I got hooked.
Other stuff: Regular at Acmlm's Board for almost 3 years, been playing DDR for a year starting off with DDR Mario Mix, have a DDR/ITG/PIU club, owns a DS, used to rom hack a lot, hardest song to complete on DDR is Xepher Challenge, hardest song to complete on ITG is Anubis Expert, and... that's it... I guess...
Posted by: valius on 13:46 CST :: 10/30/2006
Ah, I've seen you at bemanistyle! Welcome, welcome!
Posted by: DaNcEfReEk! on 19:54 CST :: 11/14/2006
Real name: Kyle Gans
Hometown: Orlando FL
Occupation: High school student
Interests: Pump, ITG, world of warcraft, Any arcade game i guess, and soccer.
Favorite song to play: Monkey Fingers
Best song (and mode) : No opinion
How you discovered Pump It Up: after playing DDR for about 3 months, PIU was added to dsneyquest!
Posted by: Pawprint on 23:20 CST :: 11/14/2006
Hey Kyle! Nice to see you've joined us. Damn, you look older than 15....
Posted by: Mandignity on 02:33 CST :: 11/15/2006
Real name: Amanda
Age: 19 (20 on december 13th)
Hometown: Boca Raton, FL
Occupation: Customer Service at Best Buy
Interests:Pump (duh) Video Games, friends, internet, music
Favorite song to play: Emergency CZ
Best song (and mode): Hoo Yah Yeah CZ (Almost FPC)
How you discovered Pump It Up: I honestly don't remember
Other stuff: I've been playing DDR for 5 years, I've dabbled into pump but never really got into untill 3 months ago. So, you could say I've been playing for about three months
If you want to chat my sn is; chibimoosan
I'm really friendly~
Posted by: elnegr0grande on 07:16 CST :: 11/15/2006
And your a NERD too! I thought you have been playing longer... Oh well. Welcome to your new crack. Oh btw Boca Raton was AWESOME!
Posted by: DaNcEfReEk! on 18:10 CST :: 11/15/2006
thanks Pawprint, but yet, i'm only 15, btw u coming tis weekend? Im at DQ now and Mike is FINALLY here . He said he has been busy and he might come this weekend, Dann and Nate might be coming also. and of course Tim and Yousef are coming.
Posted by: DaNcEfReEk! on 18:11 CST :: 11/15/2006
thanks Pawprint, but yea, i'm only 15, btw u coming tis weekend? Im at DQ now and Mike is FINALLY here . He said he has been busy and he might come this weekend, Dann and Nate might be coming also. and of course Tim and Yousef are coming.
Posted by: Pawprint on 21:33 CST :: 11/15/2006
Dann...the blonde guy who's up near Nate's skill level?
Sounds like we'll have a crowd. Yeah, I'll be there. I didn't come last Saturday because I was there Friday and ended up keeping my son overnight (after I picked him up for my birthday dinner) and his allergies have been making him feel really crappy lately, so he wasn't too keen on going.
Posted by: DaNcEfReEk! on 17:22 CST :: 11/17/2006
Hey Pawprint, me, Dakota, Jim, Adam, Connor, and Dann are at DisneyQuest. So you should come too .
Posted by: Guest on 03:14 CST :: 11/22/2006
Hello. My name is Pari, and I love PIU. I literally cried tears of joy when a machine was out into the Peter Piper Pizza five minutes away from my house. I just hope it stays there. ;_;
Posted by: gotmilk0112 on 06:20 CST :: 11/22/2006
if u play it enough it will.
Posted by: akachan on 23:58 CST :: 11/24/2006
hallo.. nice to meet u all
my name akachan n im from indonesia ^^
i love PUMP most ^^
Posted by: FeB on 05:20 CST :: 12/08/2006
Nice to meet you all! My name is Federico and I'm an Italian speeder! This october I also become one of the three Italian Official Supporter! I'm very happy about this! Uhm.. I haven't much more to say, so.. Bye!
Posted by: arturocrazy on 10:33 CST :: 12/08/2006
Real name: Arturo Perez
Hometown: Lima, Peru
Languages: English and Spanish
Occupation: Student at National Engineering University
Interests: Videogames, Play the guitar, Movies, Math....
I´ve stop playing pump for a 6 months and I can't play as I used to do ,but I still enjoy Pump PC!!!
Posted by: elnegr0grande on 11:34 CST :: 12/08/2006
Haha for a sec I thought you were the supporter Arturos fan.
Posted by: PumpFreak on 18:00 CST :: 12/10/2006
i feel dumb, I've been a member of these boards for a while and never seen this thread
Real Name: Ryan Nolan (like the baseball pitcher...except reverse the names)
Hometown: Garden City, NY
Languages: English, Italian, in the process of learning Japanese and Korean
Occupation: High School Student
Interests: Pump It Up, World of Warcraft, Final Fantasy, Computer Programming, warm weather, just takin' it easy
Favorite Song To Play: Love is a Danger Zone by BanYa (Zero Steps)
Best Song (and mode): Final Audition Another Nightmare, S
How I Discovered Pump: Well, I started with DDR. Then when I went to my local arcade I saw a dance machine (and me being me back then thinking it was DDR) but then I realized...wait the arrows are different, but as I was listening to the songs I thought "this kicks the shit out of DDR"
I don't play as much as I used to due to the fact that the arcade I used to play at has a strict age policy and doesn't like it when I break that rule. In the process of finding a new location to play (I occasionally go back and just say "screw it if I get caught so be it") Need to get better to prepare for Chimera.
If you wanna see some of my accomplishments, head over to www.youtube.com/user/xatticus
Yeah I use the tag Xatticus in almost every online thing (games, forums, etc.) The only reason I use PumpFreak is because when I signed up for these forums i hadn't thought of Xatticus yet and it doesn't seem worth it to create a whole new tag just to keep up with my name.
Posted by: arturocrazy on 18:35 CST :: 12/10/2006
I feel the same PumpFreak, but its better late than never!
Posted by: Zateya on 19:17 CST :: 12/14/2006
Hi, I'm Svetlana from Russia I've been playing pump since august 2005 and now doing some 10-13 crazy and try to create some freestyle with my friend (who's the best pumper in my city Kazan)
i'm 21 and next year i wanna win the national championship and visit Korea
i don't remember actually my best song but my fav is Bamboleo for whole last month and LIADZ for ever!
i'm russian and i speak russian and also english quite fluently,
my second nick is Zver'ka. almost everyone knows me by that nickname. it means - "cute little living creature". i don't know why i've chosen another (Zateya means some "wonderful idea") for this forum and my photo is on my avatar
nice to meet all you here
Posted by: Xero on 17:53 CST :: 12/15/2006
Welcome to the Pump Haven Zateya, great community here enjoy your stay.
Posted by: Matsurito on 21:08 CST :: 12/15/2006
Hi HI!!!how r everybody?? my name is Jesus and im from Maxico, the tequila and mezcal town!!! my Nick is Topo or my favorite, "MTR", i like to dance in the simulators, not only the pump, and i have six years in the move, with 18 years old, my favorite song is Point break, nothing in the world can defeat me in these song..... mmm.... for now its all and lets see ya!!!
Posted by: mauropanichella on 22:09 CST :: 12/16/2006
Real name: Mauro Andrés Panichella
Hometown: Banfield, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ethnicity: Argentinian, son of an italian father
Languages: Spanish and English
Occupation: Student at University, English teacher
Interests: dancing simulation games, anime, cultures of other countries, dancing, singing, reading sci-fi books, moving around, etc.
Favorite song to play: Funky Tonight!
Best song (and mode): Turkey March (A), Starian (A)
How you discovered Pump It Up: Found it in an arcade machine site and loved it! Then downloaded Beethoven Virus demo for PC and played till I got my first C! Since then on, I love this type of games!
Other stuff: I'd love to chat with anyone who'd like to talk with people of other countries or practice spanish/english with me!
Posted by: dikka on 17:28 CST :: 12/21/2006
Name : Dikka
Age : err.. 26 ?
City / Nation : Surabaya / Indonesia
Occupation : Indonesian Pump It Up Supporter
Played Pump : since 1999/2000, after bored with DDR ^^
i'm not new in this forum, but i think this is my first post in this forum ^^
nice to know all of ya ^^
Posted by: DarkCrystal on 22:52 CST :: 12/23/2006
Real name: Erik
Hometown: Miami, FL
Occupation: student at Duke University
Well, I've been playing since 9th grade, so I guess it's been five years. I used to play at the Swap Shop (Ft. Lauderdale represent! Woo!) Lately (actually, more like a year ago) I've stopped playing thanks to my college not having a machine anywhere within walking distance (no car). As you can see by my Joined date, I've been here a while.
I recognize just about all the mods and vets from back at pumpxtreme, but I doubt anyone knows me.
Posted by: CoSMiX-Sp@rRoW on 03:21 CST :: 12/27/2006
i'm newbie here
Real Name : Thamarat Santosanasuwan
Nickname : Gun
Age : 21
Location : Bangkok, Thailand
Occupation : Student in University
have a few ppl in Thailand know piu
I've been play since year 2005 in PIU Exceed 2 that's first version in my country
and current version is Zero total 2 unit in thailand (precious few)
don't have more ppl play because it's very hard game
most ppl just know ddr is dance game but i like piu more than ddr
i'm crazy about korean music before
now i can pass highest lv.17 in nightmare and crazy lv.15 without bar
i hope NX will locate in thailand soon
nice to meet you all
Posted by: Elche on 15:17 CST :: 12/29/2006
Hello ti all!!
Well, soy relativamente nuevo por aca y ahora viene mi presentacion ^^
Real name: Eduardo Cárabez
Hometown: Los reyes, Michoacan. México
Ethnicity: Mexicanoo!!!! yay!! arriba méxico =D
Languages: spañol, Supermandarin and some english
Occupation: Estudent at UdG
Interests: Computer programming, PIU, videogames.
Favorite song to play: LIDAZ
Best song (and mode): Moonlight
How you discovered Pump It Up: My friends invited me to play YuGIOH, then... there was the PIU.
Other stuff: MMM... im not the best at PIU... in fact i think im very very.... i suck xD, but i LOVE PIU and i enjoy every moment in PIU ^^....i like guys xD.
Well.. thats all, i hope more people make their introductions. Long life to PH!!!
Posted by: x_hello_rainbow on 14:43 CST :: 1/05/2007
Hello everyone! I had an account before but I never use it so I figured I should start anew! I love PIU, and I esp. love meeting (nice) players. Here's my info...
Real name: karoline
Age: 15.. but 16 in a a couple weeks
Ethnicity: well, caucasian, but if we're getting technical German
Languages: English and Spanish (but not fluent)
Occupation: High School
Interests: PIU, guitar (sorry, couldn't resist.. ) , music, DDR, video games (esp. on the Wii.. *faints*)
Favorite song to play: Chung Hwa Ban Jeom - CZ
Best song (and mode): hmm.. probably either What's Goin' On - NM or Footprints - NM b/c I do them every time
How you discovered Pump It Up: well, i don't remember exactly but I used to play DDR but there is only one machine near me, so I started playing Pump instead. I was hooked and liked PIU much better!
Other stuff: er.. well if anyone is interested, I have a Livejournal! I'll give it to you if you want!
Posted by: xyouxarexuglyx2 on 19:46 CST :: 1/05/2007
I'm not new, but I never made one of these.
Current location: Phoenix, AZ
Ethnicity: 95% Asian, 5% White, or specifically, 75% Vietnamese, 20% Chinese, 5% French
Age: 13 (Turned 13 in September '06)
Fav song to play as of now: Com'Back NM
Posted by: Shanotdoogo on 12:13 CST :: 1/09/2007
Real name: Shannon
Hometown: New Orleans [NoLa]
Ethnicity: 50%Greek 50%White
Languages: Greek & English [quite fluent in both]
Occupation: High School Student
Interests: Pump of course, Music [Metal,Trance,Pump], X-BoX, Ds [Cooking Mama,Super Mario 64,Super Princess Peach]
Favorite song to play: With My Lover & One Night
Best song (and mode): Hm..J-Bong Cz? [I only A it sometimes on BT's pads]
How you discovered Pump It Up: My friend introduced it to me @ a local arcade & I just loved it
Other stuff: i play ddr/itg occasionally, stepmania...Buying shoes! [Pacman!] WakaWakaWaka! Dead Or Alive Ultimate 2.
Also, DoA Extreme Beach VolleyBall. Manga. [DetectiveConan.I''s.WolfsRain] The Nightmare Before Christmas ^.^ <3
Posted by: LiveLoveSurfR0xy on 17:41 CST :: 1/11/2007
nick name- roxy.
hometown- gretna, la.
ethnicity- 1/2 british, 1/4 spanish, 1/4 german.
occupation- student, chinchubas haunted house.
intrests- pump , swimming, shopping, myspace, beaches, watching t.v., travelling, bt/fa, europe, sexy buns, movies, ds, and w/e.
fav not related pump song- so little time by arkarna.
fav pump songs- first love by banya, hold the line by brown eyed girls,
fav shows- grey's anatomy, beyond the break, fairly odd parents, er, house, family guy, fosters, eastenders, and zoey 101.
fav store- pacsun.
fav food- pizza and hot dogs.
fav country- italy.
i own a surfboard.
my moms british.
i wanna be a surgeon.
i have this super cool dog.
someone on grey's anatomy will die tonight and i don't mean a patient....
so yah. thats it and stuff.
btw, add me. ---> www.myspace.com/unfabulous101
Posted by: Avery on 21:36 CST :: 1/14/2007
Interests/Hobbies: Pump, Music, Super Smash Brothers Melee,and School.
Favorite Song(s): Blazing,Phantom, and Arch of Darkness.
Best Song/Mode: CZ-Dignity, and Liadz (Grades: Pass lawl.)
How I was introduced to Pump: Had a few friends already playing, was inspired to learn, got a home pad for my birthday, and I've more or less been addicted since.
Other/Random Stuff: Besides Pump, I mainly play Smash, I started the two around the same time and since become much better at both. They take up all my time while not at school along with Anime and Music.
Posted by: xyouxarexuglyx2 on 23:03 CST :: 1/15/2007
Ahaha! Avery, you're part SPANISH?
Posted by: nuhserv on 09:12 CST :: 1/16/2007
Real name: nuh
Ethnicity: full flip(specific islander... )
Languages: educated english and understand flip
Occupation: w/e you want to call it
Favorite song to play: we goin flyin...or w/e the hell its called
Best song (and mode): we goin flyin cz turns no bar ^.^...cz speed is me
Other stuff: pwns most games...seriously...super mario 64 20 mins speed run...i hate that guy who beat me...really...18 mins!?!? how!?..."give me a game, i'll give you a world record speed run ^.^"
ps: me has the least amout of pump involvement...soo uhh...i guess i suk at pump >.>
Posted by: Shanotdoogo on 16:13 CST :: 1/16/2007
Haha, if YOU suck, then Idk where to place myself.
Posted by: stellar on 08:03 CST :: 1/17/2007
nuh you don't suck you noob, and shannon you don't suck etheir!
Posted by: Shanotdoogo on 00:00 CST :: 1/18/2007
Gah. . Thats one thing I love about you Ariel. Your sense of humor. xD
Posted by: Tounge73 on 06:51 CST :: 1/18/2007
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Posted by: Shanotdoogo on 19:15 CST :: 1/18/2007
Posted by: Guest on 22:08 CST :: 1/20/2007
Hey everybody. So I'm finally posting after having been registered here for about a month.
Real name: Jonathan "JC" Chacon (JC is my signature nickname)
Age: 19 (Birthday is August 15th)
Hometown: Redondo Beach, CA
Ethnicity: Roughly half hispanic (from my father) and half caucasian (French and American. From my mother). I also have a trace of Cherokee Indian in my heritage.
Occupation: Sophomore at University of California, Santa Barbara
Interests: beach, beatmania, biking, exploring, helping others, humor, hygiene, laughing, learning, listening to music, meeting new people, networking, observing, organization, Pump It Up, questioning, rain, reading, running, socializing, stargazing, sunrises, sunsets, technology, walking, working out, writing, yoga
Favorite song to play: For now, Dr. M on CZ (it's a nice warm-up chart for me and I can't read most patterns beyond about level 15)
Best song (and mode): Dr. M on CZ (only CZ chart on which I've obtained an S)
How you discovered Pump It Up: I discovered PIU at Redondo Beach Pier (not too far from where I live back home) and didn't think too much of it at first. I eventually started playing during spring break of last year.
Other stuff: Simfile moderator at bemanistyle.com
I'm glad to be part of the community, especially since I really enjoy PIU now.
Posted by: dask on 03:20 CST :: 1/28/2007
Hey, what's up, im gonna tell you something about me.
Real name: David
Languages: Spanish & English
Favorite song to play: Beat of the War 2
Best song (and mode): Beat of the war 2, or liadz 2, both in cz and with A
How you discovered Pump It Up: I go every weekend to a local arcade site with my friends, that's were I learned, Long time ago, I didn't use to play, but my friends all the time were playing that 'thing'. So, I got bored by watching them and I decided to start playing, just to try the machine. Been hooked ever since. XD
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 18:39 CST :: 1/28/2007
You know what? I'm bored as crap and I'm not sure I ever actually DID this.
Real name: Turkey (enough people from PH are now calling me by Turkey in real life, which is ridiculous, that I guess this is now my real name)
Hometown: Metairie, Louisiana
Current residence: Spring, Texas
Ethnicity: 25% Brazilian, 25% Brazilian, 25% Brazilian, and the last 25% is Brazilian too
Languages: English, Portuguese, Pig Latin, some French, some Japanese, and I know how to say "anyong haseyo" in Korean
Occupation: well, I WAS a tech at an amusement place... now I'm an unemployed webmaster of a shitty Pump site, making money off random crap like working as a guide at chacha.com
Interests: Any and all music arcade games.
Favorite song to play: Top City, w00t
Best song (and mode): erm... not sure, maybe A on Will o' the Wisp Nightmare?
How you discovered Pump It Up: went to New Orleans on vacation, friend told me to play this fruity looking game and I refused, then he offered me a dollar to try it. I swallowed my pride and played that lame game. Now I don't know anything else but said lame game.
Other stuff: I just made a post.
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 22:38 CST :: 1/28/2007
Why don't I do that too? It's been a while.
Real name: Mark
Hometown: Oakland, California
Current residence: Ithaca, New York (attending Cornell University)
Ethnicity: Chinese (though I was born in Toronto, Ontario, in Canada)
Languages: English, Spanish, some Chinese, and a few smatterings of several other languages (I'm a Linguistics major)
Occupation: Used to work in a pizza kitchen and at Burger King, now I'm hoping to work a professor in Phonetics sometime.
Interests: Pump, ITG, and DDR (but of course I like Pump best), piano, all video games (especially RPG's--FFVII, Super Mario RPG, and Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals in particular), movies, anime (especially ANYTHING by Miyazaki), uselss trivia, almost all music, and foreign languages and cultures. (Copied directly from my profile. Yeah, I'm really creative.)
Favorite song to play: Dr. M, Greenhorn, My Friend, Will O' the Wisp, Starian, and others...although my favorite song of all time that I don't think I'll EVER play again is Swing Baby.
Best song (and mode): Can't decide, so I'll put it in categories.
S - My Friend NM
A - Dr. M/Enter the Dragon/Monkey Fingers/J-Bong NM
B - LIADZ2 FS, Final Audition 2 NM
C - LIADZ/WDYRW/Phantom CZ, Papa Gonzales NM
D - Dignity/Canon-D/LIADZ2 CZ, Hi-Bi/Phantom/LIADZ/BOTW2/PMA NM
How you discovered Pump It Up: Jared showed it to me almost exactly 4 years ago. Yep, he got me hooked on this game.
Other stuff: I love Italian food.
Posted by: ilxlumixnati on 20:28 CST :: 1/29/2007
Aaah. Total newbie here, both to the boards and game-wise. >.< It sounded like a good idea to make an introduction, so... here we go!
Real name: Brittney, but I tend to go by Lumi online. It's the username.
Hometown: Nashville, TN
Current residence: Bowling Green, KY
Ethnicity: English, Irish, Welsh, Dutch, German, and a whole slew of other Anglo-Saxon bloodlines, plus a hint of Algonquin.
Languages: English, predominantly, and passable French.
Occupation: Starving college student.
Interests: Costume design, other video games (specifically Final Fantasy <3,) and... music.
Favorite song to play: Mr. Larpus
Best song (and mode): Csiko's Post (normal- told you I was a newb- but I got an S.)
How you discovered Pump It Up: Way way back in middle school (geez, six years ago...) I was at the arcade and saw this big flashy thing with arrows and lights and music. So I bummed a few dollars off of my dad and failed the hell out of every song I tried- but I was addicted.
Other stuff: I've been playing for quite a while, but stopped (due to the arcade closing) and didn't play again for several years- not until Exceed came out for PS2. And then my wonderful college roommate found a machine at the bowling alley, and the love came back. I'm trying very hard to improve- I'd like to play on the highest difficulties one day. <3
Also, I abuse text emoticons. Apologies.
Posted by: Hypr on 02:48 CST :: 1/30/2007
This is probably the only time I will spill plenty of details about myself.
Real Name: No, you're not getting this one
Hometown: Somewhere in CA, USA. That's how specific I'm going to go.
Languages: English only
Occupation: Student, Network Administrator (planning to get another job)
Interests: Dancing games and music of course I've got into O2Jam music recently
Favorite Song to Play: Final Audition 3. Great style of music and an excellent starter song.
How I discovered Pump It Up: Stepmania. It had a Pump mode which had me curious of what it was. It didn't take me long to figure out that Stepmania supported Pump It Up simfiles as well.
Other Stuff: I normally play DDR/ITG at home but thankfully with my Cobalt Flux pad, I can play Pump It Up games as well.
Posted by: JSVWolfshade on 16:14 CST :: 1/30/2007
Real Name: Sebastian
Hometown: Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia, South America
Ethnicity: Latin xDD
Languages: Spanish and English
Favorite Song: le code da bonne conduite
How I discovered Pump It Up: for Tamashii!!
Piu lover forever!!
Posted by: giamatti on 05:00 CST :: 2/01/2007
real name: francis merjudio
occupation: student, CAT officer (platoon leader)
ethnicity: pure tagalog
interest: computers, reading mythology,history,literature,and fictions, drawing manga, making amvs, clothes design, thinking of a modern-setting rpg, writing stories about names that come out of brainstorming, listening to any kind of music
fave song: none. i listen to all of them, but mostly, the banya songs.
started playing: recently
playing because: i just saw someone playing and thought of trying it too
Posted by: JSVWolfshade on 23:24 CST :: 2/02/2007
PH is for /b/tards??,
Posted by: videoCWK on 20:11 CST :: 2/04/2007
Sorry if this is the wrong place to introduce myself, I couldn't find anywhere better (bet you haven't heard anyone say that before). I'm videoCWK. I'm pretty bad at Pump, this is mostly because the only good machine near me is an Exceed, and it's in a Chuck E Cheese. That, and there are no good homepads. I'm into music games in general, not just Pump, those being IIDX, Pop'n, DDR (although I don't play it much), ITG, and Stepmania. Alright then, that's about it for the introduction.
Posted by: elnegr0grande on 20:27 CST :: 2/04/2007
Welcome. Where do you play at in Jersey? I have been dying to play Exceed 1. Also do you know Yoney cuz i have been lookin for that bastard.
Posted by: xyouxarexuglyx2 on 21:26 CST :: 2/04/2007
I've seen you on Cobalt Flux a few times before.
Posted by: videoCWK on 21:53 CST :: 2/04/2007
It's by the Burlington Center Mall. It's a pretty bad location though. The machine is great, the employees even open up the door and let you turn up the sound if needed (note: it's always needed). But the problem is, every little kid there must die in a fire. Instead of getting off the pad when you ask, they begin to jump around instead of getting off. They get on the pads while you play. Their parents don't watch them, and the ones that do don't try to stop them from making you want to kill them to death.
It's a great place otherwise though. The employees are awesome. When I still went there (I still go from time to time, but not much), sometimes they'd stop to watch me and say that I'm good.
So yeah, try it out if you want.
Posted by: xyouxarexuglyx2 on 22:07 CST :: 2/04/2007
Well, Exceed2 and Exceed are pretty close in quality. Well, Exceed2 is only good until you're about 14s or 15s. From then on, it sucks ass.
Posted by: ferix on 22:01 CST :: 2/05/2007
Real name: fernando montoya
Hometown: pue pue/mex
Languages: español (aa wiwi XD), English, and some Japanese
Interests: Computer programming, play PIU&DDR, American and European animation, anime, cultures of other countries, photo, audio and video edition an more
Favorite song to play: turkey march
Best song (and mode): do it yourself crazy
How you discovered Pump It Up: internet found stepmania after 2 or 3 moths see my fisrt piu machine in plaza san pedro XD never look it before
Posted by: 22Davo on 19:24 CST :: 2/06/2007
Real name: David
Hometown: Tampa, Florida
Occupation: Student @ HCC
Interests: meh...music games
Favorite song to play: For You Nightmare
Best song (and mode): Canon-D (CZ) 0 misses... S
How you discovered Pump It Up: after playing DDR for a year or so, decided to give it a try
Other stuff: Usually bored when not in school or doing school stuff. I'm gonna try to get good to do well in USPF this year or next.
Posted by: t1ck_t0ck on 21:19 CST :: 2/06/2007
You need a video of it before you claim stuff like that.
Posted by: 22Davo on 07:43 CST :: 2/07/2007
no I don't. just because everyone else sucks at pump, doesn't mean I have to. although I do still suck compared to some players.
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 17:52 CST :: 2/07/2007
I've noticed that essentially every player that claims to have exorbitant playing abilities with Pump without proving it originates from Florida. Interesting.
Posted by: 22Davo on 11:09 CST :: 2/08/2007
exorbitant playing abilities? not really, considering these scores suck compared to a majority of players' scores from other countries like mexico or korea
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 11:47 CST :: 2/08/2007
A 0 miss score on Canon CZ? I'd classify that as freaking exorbitant.
I've yet to see a video of ANYONE, even from Korea or Mexico, accomplishing that feat.
Posted by: Tounge73 on 13:00 CST :: 2/08/2007
dude , if you were that good , people would have heard of you by now. your in florida , why dont you go play where pawprint or noisfu plays and prove that you can do what you say you can , and i know you are gonna reply saying you dont need to prove it , well if you cant prove it , then why are you posting it?
Posted by: 22Davo on 13:03 CST :: 2/08/2007
I'm sure it has been done before. It really isn't that hard of a song, with the only difficult part being the middle, of which i kept my S, getting a few bads and goods. When i play it now i still usually get under 8 misses or so each time. Like I've said before, I WILL post videos, but they are done with the bar. Don't expect them soon either, I don't have a video camera of any type.
Posted by: -Nico- on 13:26 CST :: 2/08/2007
True, and considering how much I love the song, I can assure you that if anything like this exists I would have found it already, also I don't think it's something "filmable" since anything like a 0 miss Canon-D CZ is an event born from lots, I mean lots, of luck..
And a certain amount of ability of course XD
Posted by: stellar on 14:08 CST :: 2/08/2007
Tounge73 on stellars pc : why dont you tell us where you play and we can see about getting someone over there to see if you really can do this?
Posted by: 22Davo on 17:46 CST :: 2/08/2007
That's fine, in fact, i'm friends with noisuf0. Not even because of pump, I didn't even know he played pump when i met him. I did beat him in a tournament, and many people watched me get single digit misses on Canon-D in the tournament in south florida. I live in Tampa, Florida, and I play on NX at Tampa Lanes. I'll post a video when i get hold of a camera, and anyone is more than welcome to watch me play. Just keep in mind all my scores are with the bar.
Posted by: elnegr0grande on 21:08 CST :: 2/08/2007
Single digit on Canon-D is a huge difference from an S considering there is only 2 chains on Canon-D that give most expert players a miss count. I have even got single digits on Canon and dont even play hardcore like that. This is your last chance to be honest and we will try forget it all. Because we will find out. But if its true nice job and why the fuck are you not involved in the community.
Posted by: 22Davo on 21:11 CST :: 2/08/2007
I don't lie about my scores. I'm not involved in the community because I just don't bother.
Posted by: elnegr0grande on 21:28 CST :: 2/08/2007
Then get the fuck out!
Posted by: Waddle Dee on 21:32 CST :: 2/08/2007
name's samantha. i go by sam. i live in southwest virginia.
i've played pump maybe 5 or 6 times now, and i enjoy it a lot. the hardest thing i can do is a 15 (liadz2 hard) but i think com'back cz is harder.
the closest pump machine is about 3 hours away...
i do play a lot of itg though.
other stuff: i'm 19 and i'm an engineering major (undecided about whether i want to go into chemical or mechanical). i like math. i'm a pyromaniac. i also like get rich quick schemes...or looking for them at least. it's nice to dream :p
Posted by: 22Davo on 04:04 CST :: 2/09/2007
This is exactly why getting inolved with the community is a terrible idea. People who suck horribly start shit over the internet. Way to go, that takes guts.
Posted by: valius on 04:57 CST :: 2/09/2007
Welcome, Waddle Dee! (Kirby fan?)
22Davo, I think the reason you're getting so much flakk is because it would appear that you could be boasting. I'm neutral on the scores, though I have a strong feeling you're probably telling the truth, since I've heard about how tough you guys are. However, comments such as "I don't bother contributing to the community" isn't exactly going to make the "community" any more likable toward you, since it seems like you're dissing it without really knowing it... in fact, you're alienating the GOOD people in the community by doing so.
Point is... if I, a lowly lvl 15 no-bar player, can be somewhat respected here (Ok, so this is ALSO debatable), then I'm pretty sure a lvl 20+ bar player can definitely find respect.
While elnegro's response wasn't that ideal... you kind of asked for a very negative response when you just kind of gave the finger to the PH community It's sort of given that a high level player should be willing to help other low level players, since that's the tradition passed down since... well... 1st Dance Floor!
Posted by: sikraiken on 10:55 CST :: 2/09/2007
I won't comment on all of Davo's other posts since I don't care to go through the threads and read all of them, but his very first post was just in the accomplishments thread and he started getting attacked right there with "OH MY GOSH FAKE". He wasn't boasting at all right then and there, and people start it up.
Posted by: valius on 16:13 CST :: 2/09/2007
Point. I think it was mostly his response to "You're a fake! OMG!" that irked me at first...
I'm actually surprised he hasn't made a vid yet... doesn't noisuf0 have a video cam of his own to record videos of him playing? (saw a few of his vids before)
Or maybe noisuf0 doesn't live nearby?
Posted by: sikraiken on 17:19 CST :: 2/09/2007
Noisuf0 lives on the other side of the state, unfortunately. I'm sure Davo will get a vid soon enough. (Maybe not as soon as people would like, though...? : D)
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 20:40 CST :: 2/09/2007
I'm in one right now, heheh. And it seems to be working. Ever heard of ChaCha?
Posted by: Waddle Dee on 21:26 CST :: 2/09/2007
thank you. and yes ^-^ kirby games have been a favourite for years.
never heard of it. care to enlighten me?
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 21:28 CST :: 2/09/2007
chacha.com, it's like this site like Google where you can search for stuff, but you have the option to have a real life human being guide that can aid you with your search. The guide gets paid by the hour to help searchers, and it's the easiest thing on the planet. 5 bucks an hour, 10 if you get promoted, and you choose when you want to work.
It's monotonous, but pretty fun too. And it's essentially free money.
Posted by: Waddle Dee on 23:29 CST :: 2/09/2007
it looks really easy. is it difficult to find someone for a referral? it says i have to have a referral from a master guide to sign up
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 23:32 CST :: 2/09/2007
I'm a master guide.
Want in? PM me.
Posted by: Timer on 23:36 CST :: 2/14/2007
Hello! My name is Timer in ever music-game forums, but my everyday nickanme is "Kyubi-Chan".
I like music games, especialy Pop'n Music. (Heh. Thats where I got that username from.) But I won't mind a new dance game challenge like Pump it Up. (I'm getting to a good Heavy at DDR.)
I also into anime and manga, but I won't tell much. I also play other games like Atelier Iris and Beatmania. (Both RPG and music games I like.)
I also can draw, even PiU characters. (Hope I can find a art thread FOR THEM....)
That is it! Oh! And i'm a girl!
Posted by: valius on 02:32 CST :: 2/15/2007
Shall we begin a PIU fanart thread just for you? (Timer makes good PIU fanart )
Posted by: JSVWolfshade on 14:51 CST :: 2/15/2007
AllMusicLover!! i play pump for the music, n.n!!
Posted by: Timer on 22:30 CST :: 2/15/2007
Thank you for the welcome!
If there is a PiU art thead exist, I won't mind showign 40+ arts that i've done so far! <3
Posted by: cpubasic13 on 22:44 CST :: 2/15/2007
Your artwork is pretty neat.
So far, I don't recall there being a PIU art thread... so I say make one. I'd like to see all your work.
Posted by: Timer on 22:45 CST :: 2/15/2007
And I did.
Also welcome to post your works.. If you are a artist, that is. XP
EDIT: Heres the new thread. XP
< PiU Fanart thread >
Same list-full. (As in the PiU-OST forums... Except for the new "Hold the Line" entry.)
Posted by: DKUN on 12:52 CST :: 2/19/2007
Im Andrew Im from Fredericton NB Canada.
I play alot more ITG2 Than Pump because I have to take a 2 hour trip to get to the nearest machine (so I've only played about 3 times total) but I really enjoy the times I do get to play it.
Best Accomplishment thus far would probably be BoTW2 CZ even though I think its pretty easy for a 17..
Favorite Charts are Moonlight Hard IGYAML CZ and Dignity CZ.
Posted by: Mr_Banya_Larpus on 17:56 CST :: 2/22/2007
Welcome to the boards DKUN ^^
Posted by: nuhbaudei on 02:59 CST :: 2/25/2007
something something something interesting
some info to drool over if you even read this part of the forum
Real name: nuhbaudei
Languages: Engrish and Asian(?)
Occupation: Student at school
Interests: ::insert more cool sounding interests than everyone else here::
Favorite song to play: I forever love on normal and fail...it too hard
Best song (and mode): Chimera Nightmare All Combo User!
How you discovered Pump It Up: with my eyes
Other stuff: ::insert the rest here::
Posted by: Meadow on 17:43 CST :: 2/26/2007
Cool, apparently I've had this account for awhile, but never actually did anything with it...o.o
Ethnicity:Totally white...Polish, Irish, German...maybe more
Languages:English, some German
Occupation: High school student
Interests:Pump, music, friends, girls...
Favorite song to play:I've no idea, but i like the remixes
Best song(and mode):...idk, i can C B-virus on NM...and i think i passed all the Zero Crazies
Other junk: o.o; ask?
Posted by: sixsilverstrings on 13:25 CST :: 2/27/2007
I'm Robby. I live with McLarenF1Kid and the crew in Spartanburg, SC. I have been playing Pump for about one year and four months now.
I play guitar (hence the sn), I'm 17 years old, and I usually stay around Pumpcore, but I'm going to spread my territory a bit to see what PH is all about.
Posted by: Clude on 16:11 CST :: 2/28/2007
Real name: Eddy
Hometown: Santa Anna, CA.
Ethnicity: White >_>
Languages: English and a little bit of Arabic and Spanish
Occupation: College Student
Interests: Music. Anime. Mangas. Kinda everything asian
Favorite song to play: LIADZ pt 1, Mr Firefighter. Hi-Bi
Best Song: Final Audition ep 1
How I discovered Pump: I hated it at first, then I began to watch that people were super fast on that thing... then on my first semester at college, I went (and still go) to a plaza near my school after and in between classes, got addicted pretty fast...
Other Stuff: Can't believe I didn't find this site before. it's very nice. hehe
Nice to meet you all
Posted by: Dorell on 22:43 CST :: 2/28/2007
my name is dorell
immmm almost 18 and a really awsome girl
im from long island
my favorite song is de ja vu
i used to play ddr and then i started playing pump
i am really cool
i like playing tennis
i love going to the mall
and pump it up is really fun
i think im pretty fun to be around
Posted by: elnegr0grande on 22:47 CST :: 2/28/2007
Welcome Dorell! Just to let you all know I will be training her and she is my secret weapon to destroy all female pumpers. You have been warned.
Posted by: F-haru 1952 on 23:55 CST :: 3/03/2007
Location: Long Island, NY
Where I play: D&B at Westbury
Been playing for: About 3 months
Interests: Rhythm-sim games, anime, fighting games, shooters, other nerdy stuff
Favorite song/chart: Uhh, Csikos Post is nice... LIADZ2 HD[A] also >.>;
Currently a single mode only player... will start playing FS when I beat LIADZ2 CZ and learn where the panels are @_@
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 11:39 CST :: 3/04/2007
I know this is old but i couldn't access this site for two months but 22Davo can drive to Ocala(Which is one hour and thirty minutes from Tampa) and i record him doing Canon-D CZ on my camera
Posted by: cpubasic13 on 22:02 CST :: 3/04/2007
Let me know when this happens so that
A) I can be there to see it.
B) you could record me playing.
I should get Lazenca FS going with a routine by then.
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 22:35 CST :: 3/04/2007
oh plz THAT routine
Posted by: Xodia7782 on 22:53 CST :: 3/06/2007
Real name: Eugene
Hometown: Tacoma, WA
Languages: English and Tagalog
Occupation: Geek Squad Agent
Interests: Music, Video Games, Dance Sims, Anime, The Usual
Favorite song to play: FAEP1 + Chicken Wing Remix
Best Song: FAEP1 + Chicken Wing Rush
How I discovered Pump: My friend who works at the arcade took me to an Andamiro Store close to my house one day and showed me how the game attracted so many Korean girls. Played it as a hobby now im a loyal player of the game.
Other Stuff: Back when I first signed up at PX I remember the first person I met was Turkeyslam. I uploaded him the full original version of The Final Audition. After that the rest was history until the site went down
Its good to be a member of this community
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 23:02 CST :: 3/06/2007
What was your name over at PX?
Posted by: valius on 00:11 CST :: 3/07/2007
I remember him! He was also Xodia on the PX forums, with almost the same name.
Glad to see you here, Xodia.
Posted by: Xodia7782 on 20:12 CST :: 3/07/2007
Posted by: fakegeorge on 22:06 CST :: 3/07/2007
-Baton Rouge, LA
-I originally played DDR and other music games, but when we got a pump machine here in BR, my friends who already played introduced me.
-My best song/ mode is probably LIADZ NM, but my favorite to play is probably Go NM. Nightmares in general are fun.
-Umm, I like most music games, smash brothers, and video games in general. I also enjoy running tournaments. I don't think I've run a tournament that I didn't enjoy.
Posted by: SA Caitlin on 00:58 CST :: 3/15/2007
Real name: Caitlin
Hometown: Hobart, Indiana USA - live in Chicago, Illinois USA
Languages: English, scattered Japanese and Spanish, picking up some Korean and German
Occupation: Laid-off game tester
Interests: Bass guitars, horror movies, cats, video games, comic books, singing.
Favorite song to play: Footprints by T.O. on Zero
Best song (and mode): Deja Vu on Freestyle, picking up freestyle Starian pretty well. I stink. :p
How you discovered Pump It Up: Playing it at a Dave & Buster's and deciding I liked it a lot more than DDR (which I never got into at all) and could actually really get into a step game.
Other stuff: I have Megaman tattoos.
< http://cipater.net/img/tattoo/megaman01.jpg >
< http://cipater.net/img/tattoo/megaman02.jpg >
< http://cipater.net/img/tattoo/megaman03.jpg >
< http://cipater.net/img/tattoo/megaman04.jpg >
< http://cipater.net/img/tattoo/megaman05.jpg >
Posted by: SnakeSeries on 04:40 CST :: 3/15/2007
Real name: Ben
Hometown: England, (Currently living near Guangzhou, China)
Languages: English, learning Chinese (Putonghua and Guangdonghua) albeit slowly
Occupation: Teacher, perhaps going back to being a Student!
Interests: Guitar (Electric and Accoustic), Graphic Design, Programming, Web Development, Multimedia, Drawing, (sounds more like a CV than a list of general interests)
Favorite song to play: Uh, Run to You DJ DOC? I pretty much just browse until the time runs out and get whatever song it happens to land on!
How you discovered Pump It Up: Another DDR 'convert', Pump is simply a better game to play than DDR ever has been, DDR gets worse but thankfully PIU seems to get better. I played based on availability and I still find PIU a bit of a rare beast in my neck of the woods!! That question could be better suited for how I RE discovered PIU because I havn't played for a few years until a couple of weeks ago.
Other stuff: I uh, just had a hair cut. Sounds like nothing but I had long hair for over 5 years and now it's short.
Posted by: DKUN on 08:19 CST :: 3/15/2007
I love you marry me right now... I mean welcome to pump haven
Posted by: Synthp0p on 21:55 CST :: 3/18/2007
Y halo thar. :B
Real name: Marco Luna
Hometown: Odessa, TX
Ethnicity: Mexican. =D
Languages: English and French...
Occupation: High school student
Interests: PiU, ITG, IIDX, Physics, Muuuuuuuuusic, and whatever else can catch my eye
Favorite song to play: Anything on CZ and NM that leaves me weeping and begging for mercy at the end of it. xD
I've become rather fond of Extravaganza [A] CZ though.
Best song (and mode): IGYAML, Moonlight, Witch Doctor, BOTW2, FAEp 2-1, Dignity on CZ and So, Snow Dream, Emergency, and Greenhorn on NM
Other stuff: I completely despise Nightmare except for a few charts
Posted by: RaúlCamOv on 18:29 CST :: 3/19/2007
What on the hellish fuck!! i've been in these forums since last year and it's only now that i find this thread!! well, i'm not a newbie, but let me introduce myself
NAME: Raúl Camas (that may be obvious...RaúlCamOv)
AGE: 15, but i'll be 16 in a pair of weeks
HOMEWORLD: Guayaquil, Ecuador's main port
ETHNICITY : Latin....WTF??
I SPEAK: Spanish, english and i know the french and korean basics (to be honest, NO french neither korean, just vocals and sounds)
INTERESTS: PIU, smash bros., my girlfriend, a lot of artists especially BoA.... what sould i add..
HOBBIES: Bycicle riding, music listening, cell phone chatting, Wii playing, Pump PC editing, step charting.... no more for now
WHAT I DESPISE: Chimera NM
NICKNAME: U can call me Primal BoA
PIU PLAYER LEVEL: Mid CZ and NM, for crazies like PMA and Solitary 2, i still call for the help of the bar
nice to meet u all (althought i already know some people here...??)
Posted by: BanYa4eVr on 19:59 CST :: 3/20/2007
Real name: Karu Serizawa
Preferred name: Kahru Serizawa
Eyes: Two ( ) Blue-ish
Hair: Brown (long) [really long]
Height: about 5'9"
I am part Japanese, but I don't really look like it.
And I know my name in Japanese is in the masculine tone, but its the name I was given ^^u
If you all want to find something easier to call me if you don't like Kahru, then go ahead
I enjoy playing pump it up whenever I can. Mostly for one or two songs, but I do play others. I'm currently getting used to NM mode.
Favorite song is Luis Manresa's - Le Code De Bonne Conduite
Second is Canon D
Best acheivement would be finially getting used to NM and getting a C on LCDBC NM. (Almost broke my legs XD )
Posted by: amazingfunksta on 19:12 CST :: 3/21/2007
Real name: Jeremy Vines
Preferred name: Amazingfunksta
Eye Color: Hazel-Brown
Hair: Dark Brown and Curly
Height: 6'0"... Technially 5'11 1/2"
Hometown: Vestavia Hills, AL (suburb of Birmingham)
Ethnicity: American (mixed) British, Irish, German, French, Native American
Languages: English, Un poco de espanol, Nihongo o benkyoo shimasu.
Occupation: College Student Studying Biomedical Engineering
Part time job: Geek Squad Agent
Interests: Dance Games (PIU is the best), Martial Arts such as Aikido, Hard Style Karate (Okinawan based chitto ryu yoshi kai), Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, annnd just a tad of Tae Kwon Do. Trying to learn break dancing (if college ever gave me more time ), Computer Technologies, aaaand My girlfriend :-D.
Favorite song to play: Ok? Ok! Freestyle and Beehtoven's Virus
Best Song: First Love (Crazy)
How I discovered Pump: Friends got me to start playing it when I was a Sophomore in High School. Loved how the music sounded real and how different it was from what DDR appeared to be. Pump was my first dance game. We would work on freestyle techniques and stuff.
Other Stuff: I used to be really active in the pump community back when PumpXtreme was still up. I had a lapse due to school and other things. I haven't really played for a couple of year steadily and am trying to pick it back up more often. Working on getting back in shape *nods to self*
Posted by: ndre on 23:46 CST :: 3/21/2007
I want too...!
okay, same Q&A
Real name: Andreas Kurniawan
Hometown: a city called Bekasi Indonesia
Languages: Bahasa, English
Occupation: Medical Student at University of Indonesia
Interests: Photomanipulation, PIU, eat, sleep, and doing SMS
Favorite song to play: witch doctor#1, fs
Best song (and mode): hahahaha... not really good. only LIADZ 2 on freestyle
How you discovered Pump It Up: a cute girl likes playing it. I feel in love with her and since then try to be an expert so that I can play next to her
Other stuff: visit me at ndreamon.deviantart.com
oh, and I really like doraemon
Posted by: valius on 01:25 CST :: 3/25/2007
Welcome everyone, as well as the PIU artists!
Posted by: BoNpHeE on 05:03 CST :: 4/16/2007
Hi.... I'm BoNpHeE...
I'm a newcomer...
Posted by: Tyriku on 21:15 CST :: 4/18/2007
Real name: Denver xxxxx (last name locked :3)
Hometown: Sevierville, TN
Languages: English. A few words in Spanish, German and French.
Occupation: ...None, currently.
Interests: PIU, PIU Pro, ITG, DDR, Church, beatmania, etc. ...
Favorite song to play: Greenhorn/Hot/Join The Party/X-Treme
How you discovered Pump It Up: When I went to my Mr. Gatti's for the first time they had a Pump It Up Premiere 2, and I decided "what the heck" and put a few tokens in. I still goto Gatti's to play the Exceed 2.
Posted by: Viktoria on 12:19 CST :: 4/20/2007
well im gonna try this nyo
Real name: Viktoria Foxfang
Age: Immortal (I wish)
Hometown: Somewhere neat the Powerplay in Kansas
Ethnicity: Furry (hehe i'm me and thats all that I am)
Languages: English, a few words in a couple other languages but not much
Occupation: Being me
Interests: Pump It Up, Step Mania, Learning to make my own steps for PIU and ITG (ddr)
Favorite song to play: Monkey Fingers on PIU and Little Kitty Mine on ITG
Best song (and mode): Monkey Fingers normal, S
Biggest Accomplishment: Being Alble to Pass Mr. Larpus, Beethoven Virus and Monkey Fingers with A's and S's. I never thought I would be able to do Larpus!
How you discovered Pump It Up: I started when a fried was using ddr at her home and I got into it and then she got me to use PIU and I been going ever since the original Premiere version.
Other stuff: Um, I don't like the cold? I dunno what else to put. Wanna talk? pm me and we can chat. Sorry but I am not one to just give out my im names =}
Posted by: David3151 on 16:52 CST :: 4/22/2007
Real name: David Ha or Ha Seung Minh
Preferred name: Ha
Age: 18 19 in June
Birthdate: 6/14/88 flag day
Hometown: Marietta, GA moving to East Lansing, MI in a few months.
Ethnic Background: 2/4 Vietnamese, 1/4 Chinese, 1/4 American, but I look Korean for some reason... hm?
Languages: Fluent Vietnamese (can't read it well enough), English, little Japanese (I always feel so dorky mentioning that... I needed the class to graduate, ok?), Some Korean (Girlfriend likes that)
Favorite Songs: Greenhorn, Don't Bother Me, Emergency, Enter the Dragon, Run to You, H.O.T., First Love, We Are, Beethoven Virus
Height: 5'6 5'7
Posted by: supernovamaniac on 20:53 CST :: 4/27/2007
I don't like to give out info. because I feel unsafe for some reason.
Preferred name: SuperNOVA MANIAC
Birthdate: sometime in the early 90's
Hometown: Born in West USA, now in East USA
Ethnic: 100% Korean
Languages: Korean, English, Some Spanish, Very Little Japanese
Favorite Songs: Final Audition (every song), Chimera, Bemera, Beethoven Virus, LIADZ pt. 2 Full
Height: I dunno...
Posted by: CSBrokaw on 19:36 CST :: 4/28/2007
15 Years Old
I like the easier CZ songs (such as Mr. Larpus, Emergency, any old songs...). I can FPC the way easier songs (Don't Bother Me, Hip-Hop Remix...).
Posted by: domokun-attack on 09:36 CST :: 5/11/2007
Havn't played PIU for ages (;_;)
Still loving prex 3. <3
Will o The wisp! <3
Posted by: Daisuke Master on 18:48 CST :: 5/14/2007
Daisuke Master here... hehe
well... hello xD (I'm not too good at introductions n_ñU)
awr... I'm mexican and I'm from PIUSM xD
Posted by: LordKnight on 20:06 CST :: 5/20/2007
So hey everyone...
I've been playing PIU for about a year. I lurked a lot here >.>.
Posted by: David on 10:34 CST :: 6/04/2007
Real name is David
Location: Perak, Malaysia
Sex : Duh? Male..
Languages : English, Malay, Tamil, A little Japanese and Cantonese..
Well, HI EVERYONE!
Posted by: afterain on 19:35 CST :: 6/19/2007
hi everyone *wave*
im dimas , and i lived in indonesia ... well age doesnt matter isnt xD
anyway nice to meet you all pumpers =)
Posted by: CorruptedOne on 16:29 CST :: 6/26/2007
Well, I guess I'll juz put my intro. thingy here, even tho I aint new.
Real name: J----- Lee
Hometown: Bayside, NY
Languages: English, Korean, some Spanish, a few words in Japanese
Occupation: Student @ MS158Q in NY
Interests: Pump, Soccer, Computer, Video Games, church, pizza, Tropicana Orange Juice No Pulp xD
Favorite song to play: Dont Bother Me CZ, Starian CZ, Snow Dream CZ, and Hold the Line CZ
Best song (and mode): On PC: Dignity CZ x4-A FINALLY! 37 misses 12 bads On a machine: Hold the Line CZ x4-2 misses 1 bad
How you discovered Pump It Up: I was at DnBs in Westbury when it was still "Jillian's" and they had a Prex3. I was with my summer academy and we were on a trip, I saw a couple of kids play on it and I was AMAZED!
Other stuff: Really active member on PumpHaven, Youngest Pumper on PumpHaven xD, Member of more than 5 other forums
Posted by: Omnigamer777 on 18:13 CST :: 6/26/2007
I've been in and out of this website and so I've finally decided to join. PIU player from the Rockville, Maryland area. Would love to compete in WPF if only I could find a team. If you want to know more about me, ask.
Posted by: bisquits on 14:10 CST :: 6/27/2007
Hi everybody! I'm Bisquits! I'm a member of the MN Pump Crew in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I spell my name with a Q because I think it looks better. I started playing PIU on Jan. 09, 2007. Before that I played dance games a few times. My friend Waffles got me into PIU and I love it.
Preferred name: Bisquits....
Hometown: Minn., MN
Languages: English (some spanish)
Favorite Songs: I'll give you all my love NM, Beat of the War 2 CZ, Witch Doctor CZ....so far
Posted by: mike_head on 11:45 CST :: 6/29/2007
Real name: Michael
Hometown: New Orleans, LA, US (current: Baton Rouge, LA)
Languages: English/a little French
Occupation: lookin for a job right now
Interests: music, Pump
Favorite song to play: U Inside My Dim Memory
Best song (and mode): Chimaera (hard "A" )
How you discovered Pump It Up: i saw people playin it at the mall & i thought it looked cool so i tried it...the rest is history
Other stuff: i dunno...
Posted by: Danieluchis on 11:27 CST :: 7/01/2007
Hello! im Usio xD!!
Hometown: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Languages: Spanish, English, a little French and japanese
Occupation: Student @ Guadalajara University
Interests: pump it up, American, anime, going to the movies,videogames (specially mmorpg), online TCGs
Favorite song to play: Currently hmmmm Wi-Ex-Doc-Va
Best song (and mode): Love is a Danger Zone CZ C (but with bar lool) without bar... Canon-D Full Song CZ C
How you discovered Pump It Up: I've went to a mall with my best friend and found a Premiere 2 and then it started... =O
Other stuff: owner of silpelit.org and the Love is a Danger Zone 2 Fanlisting, I love playing TCGs *-* <3
Posted by: NxJ on 06:49 CST :: 7/05/2007
The name's NJ.
Hometown: London, UK (within a short distance of the trocadero, and the NX machine there)
Occupation: Looking for a job. Pump's an expensive habit.
Interests: Pump it Up, ITG, videogaming, movies, sports & clubbing
Favourite song: Definitely Amadeus. Can't pass it but it's still my fave song.
How i discovered Pump it Up: A random trip to the trocadero where i met dancing legends such as Shane, Lawrence & Jiro. Been hooked ever since!
Posted by: Aegis on 22:26 CST :: 7/14/2007
Real name: Marcus
Hometown: Rio de Janeiro
Languages: Portuguese, poor English, and a little Spanish
Interests: Music, PIU, RPG games, Anime (but not so much)
Favorite song to play: Deja Vu NM (Both another & normal)
Best song (and mode):
How you discovered Pump It Up: In the mall, there were 2 machines (A Premiere 2 and a Prex 3). I saw people playing and tried too.
Posted by: PaRtYbOy on 14:55 CST :: 7/15/2007
Hometown: Clermont, FL (Just outside of Orlando)
Occupation: Waiter/Urinal Cleaner
Interests: PIU, and Chicks
Favorite song to play: HiBi NM
How you discovered Pump It Up: I was at Disney Quest, I figured "Hey, It's free, and looks cool, I'll try it!"
Interesting Fact: I have never seen an NX GX in person!
Posted by: bogdan on 16:23 CST :: 7/15/2007
Real name: Bogdan
Hometown: Kiev, Ukraine
Languages: ukrainian, russian, english, some japanese.
Interests: Music, Dance Sims, Animation
Posted by: ahn_jae_hwan on 07:27 CST :: 7/19/2007
real name : Long Nguyen
hometown : Sai Gon; Viet Nam
languages : Vietnamese, English
Interests : KIU ; PIU ; sports and video games ...
Posted by: okiustep on 15:06 CST :: 8/16/2007
Real name: Oscar ruiz
Hometown: San carlos Chile
Languages: Spanish And some English
Occupation: Student Santa Maria Institiute
Interests: Stepmaking, Graphic Design,
Favorite song to play: Quest(XXmiX Edit) A Own Creation
Best song (and mode): Chimera (Normal )
How you discovered Pump It Up: In the mall Of Chillan
Other stuff: Active member of Puism
Posted by: OrangeJuice on 00:51 CST :: 8/18/2007
So I guess I post here since I'm new?
How you discovered Pump It Up: It was next to DDR SuperNOVA, and since that sucked, I dicided to give PIU a try. Haven't looked back since.
Heh. I just started playing pump about a month since DDRSN sucks :/ I've almost beat Moonlight CZ now. Also I had no idea pump was so popular down south.
Well, that's about all I have to say.
Posted by: akai on 02:45 CST :: 8/18/2007
Hello all, I'm new to the forums but not quite so new to PIU (well... maybe in some of your eyes Im pretty green, relatively... but anyway...)
To go along with the Form started at the beginning of this thread, heres some more about me:
Real name: Brandon
Hometown: Tri-Cities, Wa.
Ethnicity: Uh... caucasian?
Languages: English, very very small amount of japanese
Occupation: PC Technician for large retail company
Interests: Computer gaming , console gaming, linux, PIU, DDR, hell, all bemani style games (yes, even guitar hero and karaoke revolution ;p ), cars (nissan 240sx in particular), modding consoles, and uh... beer?
Favorite song to play: Dont Bother Me by Tashannie
Best song (and mode): Ditto. I'm a freestyler, not concerned with accuracy.
How you discovered Pump It Up: Found it at local arcade after being weened off EZ2Dancer by a much more talented friend (which I still love EZ2 and miss it to this day)
Other stuff: I r0x teh PC boxes and makes your compy go "whirrrr"!
So yes, formalities aside, Hello! As I stated in the snippets above, I play for Freestyle pleasures ;D I love to be on the dance pad finding new ways to move, but not necessarily always be dead accurate. I leave the perfect attacking to the monsters and kings of the steppers, and the wimpy bar rapers. I draw crowds with my style and earn the ooh's and aah's of passers-by. That is... when we still had a pumpy at our arcade... hell even an arcade for that matter
however, before I draw myself up to be a demon of freestyle, I will admit my moves are stale. I've played PUI for about... oh... 2.5 years now. However with the loss of our arcade after roughly 6 months of glorious pumpy enjoyment, the only other thrill I had was finding the machine briefly over at a local laser-tag shop for a few months after the arcade left. I'd been without pumpy for a long while... up till the release of Exceed for PS2 which brought me much joy.... untill I just got fed up with my (modded) soft-pads. (yeah, i bought two copies of the game just to have two pads for freestyle!). Growing tired of the limited selection of Exceed, I fell away from the joys of PUI and have stagnated for roughly a year now
I've recently discovered the PC collections (and acquired erm.. not so physical copies) but am in a pinch, not being able to use my ps2 pads to play them via my pc thanks to a disasterious lag between button presses and whats going on with the screen (boo to all ps2-->usb adapters not playing nice with dance-mats! although standard ps2 controllers work just fine. go figure)
So alas, no arcade in town, and my PIU selection severely hampered due to hardware timing issues... I have had to resort to the joys of DDR Extreme, as its the only local dance game in town (conveniently at a local pizza shop near my house ;D )
So yes, that is my PIU history, glad you read through all that nonsense, suprised you cared too ;P
nice to be here, Hope I can become a welcomed member and further the community!
Posted by: Kettchup on 16:32 CST :: 8/28/2007
Real Name: Ryun
Location: Columbia, SC, USA
Age: 18 until the day I can collect social security moneys (I can't drink so no point in being 21)
Favorite Pump Song: I like all the Final Auditions, Chimera, One Night, U Inside My Dim Memory, Hold The Line... well most of it, really!
Best Pump Song: Depends on "Best." I've S'd Solitary 2 CZ, I'll Give You All My Love CZ, Enter the Dragon NM, and Chung Hwa Ban Jeom NM. I've A'd Dignity CZ, and Moonlight CZ. I've passed 2-1 CZ, LIADZ2 CZ, and Moonlight NM.
Interests: Math, Pump, DDR, IIDX, strategy PC games, roleplaying games, logic puzzles, teaching, music.
I've been playing Pump since there was an old 3rd OBG near my high school around 2000, 1999, sometime around then. I started seriously playing starting in my undergrad college years when a bunch of friends played DDR "competitively" (I use quotes because we thought we were good even though we weren't really). I picked up Pump again later in undergrad and now here I am. I haven't played seriously in about a year, or at all in about 8 months, but I found an NX machine literally one minute from my apartment so I picked it up again.
I can play DDR at a passable level and IIDX at an okay level, one handed only (I can pass only one 11 but no 12s and not even all 9s). But I started music games with Pump it Up and it's still my favorite.
Oh, and because of my IIDX/DDR background, I keep Pump scoresheets to track my progress. I'm a nerd.
I'd write more but I have homework to do. Blah.
Posted by: bob2600 on 09:43 CST :: 8/31/2007
Location: Hammond, IN at Purdue University Calumet
Favorite Song in PIU: Vook
Hi My name is rob and I am currently a sophomore at Purdue Calumet studying Computer Information Technology. I am originally from New Jersey where I used to work at Castle Arcade at Six Flags Great Adventure where I started playing pump it up. I have been playing pump for about a year and a half i am not that great but i think the game is so much fun lol so i continue to play. Since i just transfered to Purdue Cal I really don't know a whole lot about the area so if anyone knows a good pump it up spot or wants to get together to play e-mail me at GRIESR2
Posted by: LIL J on 20:06 CST :: 9/23/2007
Hi my name is Jason
I'm 11 yrs old
I'm from Long Island NY
I play ddr and piu.
Right now I'm practicing ddr for digitallife but I still play piu and will go back to playing piu when DL is over. I mostly play ddr at D&B in farmingdale and piu at D&B in Westbury.
Posted by: #vic-boa* on 20:27 CST :: 10/01/2007
Real Name: Vicky
Birthtown: kudus, central java, indonesia
Hometown: kudus, central java, indonesia
Ethnicity: chinesse + javanesse
Languages: Indonesian, javansse, english, and a little korean
Favorite Song To Play: Dont Bother Me(Caution)+blazing!!
Best Song: all songs!!
How I discovered PIU: when i go to a mall in my town w/ ma GF, then she asked me to play.. and!!! here i am still in love with Pump It UP but not w/ my GF anymore!! hahaha.. we broke..
Posted by: wimawa on 20:51 CST :: 10/13/2007
Real name: Max
Ethnicity: Caucasian (White)
Occupation: High School Student
Interests: Pump(of course), ITG, Computers, Stepmania, and Forums
Favorite song to play: Phantom CZ
Best Song: Chopstix NM
How I discovered Pump: Joined a general dance game club at school and met "The Package", who got me into it.
I've been playing so hard after that, that i got 8th in male speed uspf 07 a year later.
Posted by: Thanh on 11:58 CST :: 11/04/2007
Never noticed this thread ^^;;
Real name: Thanh Dang
Hometown: Garden Grove, California
Ethnicity: 3/4 Vietnamese and 1/4 Chinese
Languages: Vietnamese and English. Currently taking Spanish and have taken French and Chinese in school (stupid schedule mess ups)
Interests: Video games, dance, theatre arts.
Favorite song to play: Exceed 2 - Lay it down. NX - So
Best song (and mode): Love Song Nightmare. Usually always FPC it
How you discovered Pump It Up: About 2 years ago, someone linked me to a video to the Lee Chang and Jason Dread video and a few songs like Hot and Greenhorn. I instantly loved the music (especially Dignity). I had a dying urge to play it, but the nearest machine to me in Massachusetts was Tokyo Game Action. A few months later, Best Buy had Exceed PS2 on sale and I bought it since it was $30 for game and pad. Pad broke within a month but I still played on controller regularly. Moved down to Florida in August of 2006 and found an Exceed 2 really close by. Playing at home made it so I didn't have trouble navigating through menus. Have been playing regularly since then.
Posted by: PaRtYbOy on 13:33 CST :: 11/04/2007
Real name: Timmy
Hometown: Clermont, Florida
Occupation: Waiter (at Disney), High School Student
Interests: Pump, Football, Food, and Chicks.
Favorite song to play: Witch Doctor NM
Best Song: Chimera
How I discovered Pump: I randomly wandered off to Disney Quest one day, and saw a group of people, now know as "The DQ Crew", playing Exceed and Exceed 2, and I was amazed. So my friend Jason told me I should try it. I did. I thought it was too hard. But I kept trying it. Over and Over. And that's how I got into Pump.
Posted by: mariomario on 15:39 CST :: 11/05/2007
Real name: Daniel
Hometown: Columbia, South Carolina
Ethnicity: Caucasian (white)
Occupation: Arcade attendant at the local Frankie's fun park
Interests: video games, movies
Favorite song to play: Papa Gonzales Crazy
Best song (and mode): My Friend Crazy
How you discovered Pump It Up: I saw the game at Frankie's and thought it looked like a weird version of DDR. I gave it a try, liked it, and bought the PS2 exceed and have been hooked on it ever since.
Other stuff: In addition to pump, I also have tried basically every other music game out there and am a regular player of beatmania IIDX(currently trying to master 12's).
Posted by: Kettchup on 19:19 CST :: 11/05/2007
I think I met you before, but I don't remember. I'm always the Korean guy wearing sunglasses inside late at night.
And wow, IIDX 12's? I've only passed one 11. That's awesome man.
Posted by: mariomario on 22:27 CST :: 11/05/2007
Yes I've met you before. I'm the kinda long-haired guy who always craps out on 7 star/1 skull songs and I usually play on monday nights. Which IIDX 11 have you passed? As far as 12's go I've passed I think about 10 of them and they're all pretty easy. I'm stuck on V right now and not making much progress.
Posted by: OblivionI on 15:57 CST :: 11/15/2007
Sorry about double post...
Posted by: OblivionI on 16:01 CST :: 11/15/2007
Age:20(i feel a bit...old at your side )
HomeTown: Mexico City
Languages: Spanish, English
Ocupation: I fix Computer
Favorite Song to Play: Canon-D(Full Mix)[Hd]
Best Song: Canon-D
How i Discovered Piu?
I began in DDR in the PSOne, a few years late, just play piu
That is all i can say...i mean write
Posted by: elegie on 00:01 CST :: 11/16/2007
I don't know that I've met you (sorry it took me a while, my internet craps out frequently [yay leeching] and I don't always get a chance to look at all the threads). I'm the chick who plays sporadically with long blond hair. I'm frequently with the big tall Korean guy (Jason? You may have met him. He's been playing at Frankie's longer than myself or kettchup).
Posted by: M477 on 00:43 CST :: 11/19/2007
Hello men and women, boys and girls of PumpHaven
Real name: Edward "Matt" Rabanal
DOB: February 14, 1988 approximately 6:18 PM PST
Hometown: Seattle, Washington
Occupation: student at Shoreline Community College & a food server at Bayview Manor
Interests: bowling, watching anime, dance simulation games (primarily ITG and PIU), socializing with friends, etc.
Other forums I am a part of: SMGroove & PNWBemani
How I got hooked to PIU: I needed an alternate challenge to ITG
Posted by: Thanh on 06:36 CST :: 11/19/2007
Hey man, glad to see you here!
Posted by: swing-dancer1 on 19:34 CST :: 11/19/2007
I am Jen..I'm in the COLD state of MN, and I'm one of the very few female players I see here in this state!
I used to play at the Mall of America, but stopped a few years ago. Just recently I've started playing again! OMG..I'm re-addicted!
We have NX where I play, so it's definitely a learning experience!
I'll just poke around and read a bit!
Posted by: swing-dancer1 on 20:02 CST :: 11/19/2007
Oh! And I just re-downloaded KIU..and used a REALLY old 'premiere' disc I had from WAY back
I now have Pierrot, Wayo Wayo, Curiousity, Ferryboat and Funky Jockey!
I'd forgotten those songs, and even if they are EASY, they are such a trip!
Posted by: swing-dancer1 on 14:13 CST :: 11/20/2007
Nobody's home, huh?
I am talking to myself!
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 14:25 CST :: 11/20/2007
Well, this isn't much of a conversation thread. It's just for introductions...
Posted by: foyboy21 on 12:07 CST :: 11/21/2007
Real name: Chris Foy
Location: Near Seattle up in the mountains; where the water is cold and the cliffs are bold.
Education: Economic Degree: University of Washington; Fire Science Degree: Bellevue; General Education Degree: Shoreline; Emergency Medical Tech: North Seattle.
Occupation: Firefighter/game designer
Previous Occupatoins: Microsoft, Professional Inverted Aerial Skier (#1 ranked skier in washington orgeon and Idaho for 3 years).
Hobbies: Dance games, skiing, rock climbing, volleyball, sperlunking (caving), LEARNING HOW TO TYPE AND SPELL ;) , flying airplanes, canyonearing, swimming.
Dance Game History: 8th year playing PiU, 8th year playing 4 panel, some techno motion, some ez2dancer (loved it), some six panel.
*EDIT, deleted other post and put it here as requested. Now as I introduce myself you can see some pics of me at the same time.
The corner of ZERO and 256 LOL
A picture that was turned into a clothing line (T-shirts and sweatshirts). (for those that don't know me, I used to be a professional athlete in the sport of inverted aerial skiing)
One of the jumps we built for ski demonstrations
Clip from a 1st decent
Time to relax
Back when I was just an Emergency Medical Technician
Another day at the office
There are a ton more, but I am sure this is already more than you bargened for. Hope it was entertaining.
Posted by: valius on 14:33 CST :: 11/22/2007
Ah welcome, C. Foy! Nice to see one of the former ITG stepmakers joining us.
How's the stepmaking business going?
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 14:50 CST :: 11/22/2007
Why hello there sir.
Thanks for making Fleadh Uncut Expert Singles the greatest thing ever to happen to ITG.
Posted by: foyboy21 on 15:55 CST :: 11/22/2007
Thanks for the warm welcome gentalmen. Glad you enjoyed Fleadh Uncut, it's always nice to hear something positive.
The game design is going really well, it's so nice to be able to play PiU 4 to 6 days a week again. Even nicer is seeing enough intrest to generate a 20 to 30 min line; I love to see the community growing. On halloween there was a crowd of SEVENTY! It feels like PiU 2001 all over again!
Posted by: pan!c on 17:26 CST :: 12/05/2007
hello everybody, my name is elmer and im from lima-peru, i play pump about 1 year and a few months, i dont speak english very well, so excuse me if im doing it wrong.
im 17 years old, i play in CZ, y my best song is u inside my dim memory(almost got an S) and once i passed dignity 4x whit a D i think thats my best.
i dont have a club and pump arcades are far from my house so i dont play as much as i would like
i guess thats it bye everyone
P.S.1: your video chart is just too good!!!!
P.S.2: Final Audition Episode 2.2 its not best of Yahpp, its best of Pump!!!!
Posted by: Swing_On_Crazy1016 on 21:46 CST :: 12/05/2007
Hi everyone... my name is Will... and I'm a crack whore...... No I'm so just playing.
But yea... You can call me the local PH fag lol. pretty much harmless but one of the nicer people you'll meet. I'll help with Science homework even cause I fucking love science. So yea. Any questions feel free to hit me up with a PM. untill then. I'll see ya around the forums.
Posted by: supernovamaniac on 20:36 CST :: 12/15/2007
Making a proper introduction now:
DOB: I'm 15. Isn't that enough for you guys to know?
Location: NYC area
Hobbies: Do internet w/ hw at the same time, play super smash/starcraft/itg2 pc/worms etc. during lunch in school
Skills?: PIU (duh...), DDR, ITG, Magician, little math
other: I'm in OLC crew (it's ITG, but yoney and I better make one for PIU), with yoney, ICNH, and TIMM. Also, I'm in one of the highest rated school in the country. (GO AHEAD AND CALL ME A NERD). fag at ph irc (yes, i know that stellar, thank you very much) etc.
Played PIU since the first version.
Posted by: Noodles on 11:48 CST :: 1/03/2008
The first version was the 1st international. If you played ever since the first, then you started at age 7 or so?
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 11:56 CST :: 1/03/2008
He's talking about the 1st Dance Floor, "Pump it Up: The Ultimate Remix", a rare and Korean-only mix from 1999. It had 15 songs, 4 battle songs, and 4 remixes with no Crazy mode. There isn't a reported location left in the world with this mix still in it.
Posted by: Noodles on 12:15 CST :: 1/03/2008
Oh, got it.
SO he's been playing since he was about 7 or 8?
Posted by: supernovamaniac on 16:09 CST :: 1/03/2008
Yes. I started playing PIU when I was about 7 or 8. Although I got into PIU into late season of 1st mix, (2nd DF came out like 2 months or 1 month after, I think) I still started on the 1st mix. Probably the longest player here.
Posted by: AAAArio on 08:20 CST :: 1/08/2008
My name is Ario and I come from France!
I started Pump It Up in Lyon(France) with the Prex and then with the Premiere 3, Exceed, Exceed2 and Zero (but we don't have NX in France ). I play CZ and NM and I use bars for high-leveled song (18 and harder)
Now I live in Paris for my studies (1st year in Korean) but we only have the Prex here so I play Dancing Stage SuperNOVA.
Sorry I just have a scolar level English...
Posted by: valius on 14:23 CST :: 1/08/2008
Welcome! Nice to have more people from foreign countries here. Sorry about the lack of PIU in the city
Posted by: Noodles on 14:28 CST :: 1/08/2008
Yay! More people to update our foreign PIU locations area!
Welcome, and enjoy.
Posted by: AAAArio on 08:53 CST :: 1/10/2008
Merci pour l'accueil
France's PIU locations area updated!
Posted by: Matador on 09:43 CST :: 1/10/2008
Eh its ario .-.
I saw a few vids of you back in the old days ( that solitary Nm2 ViD was pretty good)
Posted by: Sophomore on 08:42 CST :: 1/14/2008
Real Name: Daniel
Date of Birth: November 12th, 1987. I am 22 in Korean age.
Location: South Korea
Languages: Korean, English, and (pretty soon) Japanese
Interests: Pump It Up
Best Song: We Goin' Fly Remix
How I Discovered Pump It Up: Just happened to go into an arcade, and see it.
Other: I work part-time as an English translator, and I started playing PIU since last April.
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 09:16 CST :: 1/14/2008
Aha. I'm three days older than you but in American age, I'm 20. It's pretty interesting how the Korean system works... you can be "2 days old" and "2 years old" at the same time if you're born on Dec. 31.
Anyway, it's excellent to see more members from Korea here. That's the one country where we really never had any members from the country so it's good to see.
Posted by: Monolithic rayne on 21:29 CST :: 1/16/2008
Real name: Keniesha
Age: 19 (April 25, 1989)
Hometown: Orange, California, but reside in Glen Burnie, Maryland
Languages: English, Spanish, soon to add mandarin chinese
Occupation: Software Engineering major at Capitol College
Interests: piu, ps3 (anything playstation really), writing, anime, reading, learning different languages, collecting knives and swords
How I got hooked to PIU: My friend Will introduced PIU to me 6yrs ago and ever since then I've been playing
Posted by: valius on 00:42 CST :: 1/17/2008
You've been playing quite a long time... what mix did you play back then?
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 00:58 CST :: 1/17/2008
You sure it's not "Madam", valius?
Posted by: valius on 03:47 CST :: 1/17/2008
Removed just in case. I need to be read between the lines better.
Posted by: Monolithic rayne on 00:58 CST :: 1/20/2008
I can't even give a guess. I just remember the speed code going up to x3. I'd have to ask my friend Will. I'm definitely not sure though.
I asked my friend Will and it was Perfection Collection.
Posted by: WayneC02 on 01:06 CST :: 1/20/2008
6 years? Nah, no way it was Pre3. Probably the original Premiere or Prex, if I had to guess.
In any event, welcome.
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 19:44 CST :: 1/23/2008
Perfect Collection didn't have 3x. Rebirth and Premiere 2 introduced that. Perfect Collection was released in late 2000 while Rebirth and Premiere 2 were in 2002.
Posted by: shammers on 02:29 CST :: 1/24/2008
Real name: Sam Hammersley
Age: 20 (June 2nd, 1987)
Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
Ethnicity: White as rice
Languages: English / Spanish
Occupation: Student @ Indiana University (Entrepreneurship / Economics w/ Int'l Business and Spanish)
Interests: Music games of any nature / Star Trek / Drumming / Tae Kwon Do / The list goes on and on...
Favorite song to play: Uh... Greenhorn. Just because it's so sexy.
Best song (and mode): Moonlight CZ with an A
How you discovered Pump It Up: There was a tournament held in Bloomington where I go to college called "NX-Scape". I entered, and got 3rd despite having played the game only a handful of times for fun. I did some research, found out just how awesome the freestyle scene is for Pump, and I've been hooked ever since.
Other stuff: I am, first and foremost, a freestyler. My roots are very much from DDR, and I suppose if you're interested any of them can be found on either IndyDDR.com or by searching 'shammers' on YouTube. I am extremely excited about entering the pump community.
Posted by: dH_ on 21:45 CST :: 2/02/2008
Real name: Travis Kroeten
Hometown: Rosemount, Minnesota
Languages: English, a little bit of Spanish
Occupation: High school student
Interests: computers & technology, e-sports, anime, music games, game design (map making, trying to get back into it), getting out of the house, paintball (woodsball)
Favorite song to play: either U Inside My Dim Memory or Greenhorn (both crazy)
Best song: I barely A'd Witch Doctor crazy today for the first time on a sight read (stage break off).
How you discovered Pump It Up: First time I played was a while back just on a whim at a Jillians in Minnesota, but I started to play DDR instead since it was more accessible for me at the time (read: closer to my house). But about a month ago I finally decided to start playing Pump regularly since I needed something new. Very refreshing after 5-6 years of 4-panel, and I don't see myself getting tired of it anytime soon .
Posted by: Vyle on 18:10 CST :: 2/04/2008
Real name: Danny Hadinata
Hometown: Indonesia, East Java ( Surabaya )
Languages: English / Indonesian
Interests: PIU, Other Simulation Game, Ninja, Samurai
Favorite song to play: Enter The Dragon
Best song (and mode): U Inside My Dim Memory ( Nightmare with No Bar )
How you discovered Pump It Up: i Was Teached By My Friend. He's The Best Pumper from My Country
Other stuff: At 2007, I Was Speeder Senior. But Now, I'm Freestyler.
Posted by: Sailor Suicide on 07:10 CST :: 2/15/2008
Real name: Lori Dawson.
Hometown: Wilmington, NC.
Interests: PIU, DDR, ITG, GH, anime, puppies.
Favorite song to play: Fire CZ.
Best song: Phantom CZ (3 misses).
How you discovered Pump It Up: My friend Jeremy [daemonatheart] said on July 4th 2007 "Hey let's go to boardwalk and you can play Pump!" and I had no clue as to what "Pump" was. Then I played and loved it. :]
Posted by: valius on 19:54 CST :: 2/15/2008
Welcome new people!
And welcome, fellow pumper from pumpcore
Posted by: Sailor Suicide on 17:04 CST :: 2/17/2008
Thank you. :]
Posted by: katanagash on 10:31 CST :: 2/18/2008
Real name: Brendan Savage
PIU nickname: Brendan The Savage
Hometown: Tallahassee, Florida
Languages: English, Latin
Occupation: High School Student
Interests: PIU, Guitar Hero, Super Smash Bros (64, melee, and Brawl),
Favorite song to play: Mr Larpus (every mode including the Anothers)
How you discovered Pump It Up: I saw a video of Smidget and it inspired me to play
Posted by: Sailor Suicide on 19:29 CST :: 2/18/2008
Yay Smidget. :]
Posted by: Daemonatheart on 01:45 CST :: 2/19/2008
Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 15:59 CST :: 2/19/2008
Welcome to the online community "The Savage". You know who this is. Need to get that A' on 2-2 soon. Heh. Have fun here.
Btw, your video was uploaded.
Posted by: katanagash on 20:31 CST :: 2/19/2008
okay that video was just freakin hilarious!!!
Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 20:52 CST :: 2/19/2008
Heh. Yeah. Suffy spiced it up nice for ya.
Posted by: Denieru on 11:18 CST :: 3/04/2008
Real name: Daniel
Hometown: Nuevo León, México.
Ethnicity: Mexican, I guess...
Languages: Spanish and English.
Occupation: High School Student
Interests: Videogames, dance simulation games, anime, computers.
Favorite song to play: So by Typhoon
Best song (and mode): Ain't so good, Chimera Normal Full Combo
How you discovered Pump It Up: Playing DDR, a friend told me about something called Pump It Up and tried it. I didn't like it at first, but then I continued playing and I started to like it haha.
Hope to find friends here =D
Posted by: roothorick on 13:36 CST :: 3/07/2008
Real Name: Ben
Hometown: Appleton, WI
Occupation: In-house arcade repair technician (free NX for me!)
Interests: PCs, Console modding, and of course, arcade games
Favorite Song: Turkey March (wub the CZ chart)
Greatest Accomplishment: Accidentally tearing my shorts wide open while playing halfdoubles
How you discovered Pump it UP: Way back in the day, like 2003, when Camp Snoopy in the Mall of America had a Premiere 2 DX that constantly attracted a crowd... one day, while in town to see relatives north of Minneapolis, I was in that crowd. But I didn't get seriously into it until Springz opened and brought Pumpy into my hometown. RIP Springz, those were good days. Now the place where I work just fixed their NX machine, and I'm getting back into it all over again.
Posted by: thepiudancer on 07:11 CST :: 3/13/2008
Real Name: leandro bassi
Birthtown: marikina city, phillipines
Hometown: marikina city
Languages: English, Filipino
Occupation: elementary student, graduating this year
Interests: Pump It Up, computer
Favorite Song To Play: go by u;nee, funky tonight, don't bother me
Best Song: chung hwa ban jeom (crazy)
How I discovered PIU: in a mall near my house, i visited there at timezone and i daw aboy playing it and we became friends
Posted by: Nikki-Vikki on 07:21 CST :: 3/17/2008
lol... I forgot to introduce but most of all saw my posts in accomplimishments XD
Real name: Julie
Age: 14 (but I don't look like 14 yrs old girl)
Languages: Russian, English... French, a bit
Occupation: Middle school student... graduating this year
Interests: PIU, Anime
Favorite song to play: Hold the line, I'll give you all my love, LiaDZ 2 full
How I discovered PIU: in mall near my house... if you saw me playing PIU in month of april... you would laugh a lot... because I failed normal XD
Posted by: BOOM! on 18:31 CST :: 3/18/2008
Hey guys, I've played DDR for about 5 years but I'm relatively new to PIU, so here goes..
Real name: Logan Barnes
Hometown: Atlanta, Texas, USA
Languages: English (y muy pequeno espanol! =] )
Occupation: Full time student, soon to be at Texas A&M University - College Station
Interests: Playing guitar with my band, DDR/PIU, Guitar Hero, IIDX, playing golf, and video games in general
Favorite song to play: Probably Mr. Larpus.
Best song (and mode): Beethoven Virus Crazy (A'd it *once*, usually consistently a B)
How you discovered Pump It Up: Vacationing in San Antonio, we were at the River Center Mall, and I peered into the anime store..and saw a Premiere 3 machine! Later that day, went to Dave and Buster's and played an NX machine..and was instantly hooked.
Other stuff: Regular poster at ddrfreak.com and bemanistyle.com.
Posted by: valius on 23:00 CST :: 3/18/2008
Welcome new people Hope you'll enjoy our site.
Posted by: GrayscaleRain on 20:16 CST :: 3/20/2008
Hey everyone! ^___^
Real Name: J.M. Havens
OL Aliases: Grayscale Rain, Yukifox
Pump Aliases: Duck / Duck King
Location: Roswell, GA
DDR 3rd Mix
DDR 4th Mix Plus
PIU The Prex 3
DDR 4th Mix Plus
PIU Zero (Current)
Novasonic - Another Truth
Trying To Beat:
BanYa - Final Auditon 3 U.F [Hard]
Just came here to get info/simfiles/hang out.
Hopefully you guys aren't has horribly anal and elitist as some of the DDR people. X3 ... crap. (jk)
Seriously though, it's good to be here! All this NX2 talk is confusing me though. XD So pardon me if I'm not terribly insightful.
Posted by: valius on 00:39 CST :: 3/21/2008
Eh, don't worry about it... I haven't gotten a chance to really contribute either, since I haven't played NX2 yet.
Posted by: Sakubo on 23:51 CST :: 3/24/2008
Real name: Alfonso Ugalde
Hometown: Mexico, Mexico City
Ethnicity: Mexican! xD
Languages: English, Spanish, a little of french xD
Occupation: Student @ UNAM
Interests: Videogames, computers, celphones, Pump it up! (dah) and some other stuff, oh yeah shopping
Favorite song to play: Deja Vu full song WorldMax
Best song (and mode): Chimera NM, once I almost cleared it with Nonstep xD
How you discovered Pump It Up: Once i was going on my way to school, and decided to play, 1 credit per day xD now its like 20 credits per day o_o
Other stuff: Pump it up trainer, Repairs computers for money, uhmmmm photography
Hi to everyone ~~~~
Posted by: Pawprint on 11:43 CST :: 3/31/2008
So, as I thought about what to do for my 2000th post, I finally decided that maybe I should introduce myself....
I guess I'll follow the basic formula.
Real name: Jeff
Age: 41 <--not a typo
Hometown: "Hometown?" Like where I was born? Or where I live now? I'm so confused. Anyways, I was born in Indiana and now I live a little ways north of Orlando, FL.
Ethnicity: Mighty white. I believe Scottish and German are my ultimate sources of genes.
Languages: I only speak English fluently, but I studied German in high school and college and have dabbled in Latin & Portuguese and lightly touched Russian, Korean, and Japanese. I love languages.
Occupation: Computer programmer
Favorite song to play: This is a tough one, so I'll just pick one and we'll pretend it's my favorite: Turbo Remix HD
Best song (and mode): Starian HD. It's the only song I can non-step.
How you discovered Pump It Up: A friend invited me to Disney Quest because he knew I liked classic arcade games. There I saw people* playing Pump and was really impressed. Video game + exercise at the same time!
Other stuff: Three years later I can barely pass a 15. I'm not the quickest when it comes to progressing, huh? But I own a machine and you (probably) don't, so nyah!
Nice to meet you.
*And by "people" I mean girls. Well-endowed girls. Jumping a lot. It took a while before I actually started paying attention to the game....
Posted by: philly on 09:18 CST :: 4/05/2008
Real name: phil granada
Hometown: chicago, il
Languages: English and some Japanese and spanish
Interests: anime, pump, dance/music related sim games, movies, awesome food, djing, music.
Favorite song to play: swing baby by park jin young
Best song (and mode): fire Crazy
How you discovered Pump It Up: stumbled across it at an old arcade during my elementary years about five years ago. played pump it up premiere 2 for a couple of months before prex 2 came out.
Posted by: Mostly_Harmless on 17:37 CST :: 4/06/2008
Hey first day on this site. I really love it. It's so hard to find real piu lovers. Everyone seems to play ddr, and i hate that game. So i'm thrilled to be apart of this site now. I'm 22 years old. I love Starcraft broodwars and ITG/PIU. I also play badminton and table tennis. I'm a nice person so msg me anytime if you want to talk ^^; Great to be here! Love u turkey slam! <3
Posted by: twitceh on 16:11 CST :: 4/27/2008
Hi, I'm new here, I'm not really a Pump it up player so such but I love the music. I have a lot of mates who play it daily, pretty awesome. (: I'm from London btw.
Posted by: KUYA on 23:21 CST :: 4/28/2008
Ethnic: Filipino and Chinese
Occupation: College student
Interest: Music, Anime, Music Games, Computers, Fighting Games, Friends, Family, and Japan's Culture
Local Arcade w/PIU: Kristof's Entertainment Center in Round Lake, Illinois
How you discovered PIU: ACEN '04!
Posted by: Oats on 01:29 CST :: 5/05/2008
Real name: Travis Deaver
Hometown: Blacksburg, Virginia
Occupation: Cook, soon to be student
Interests: computers, gaming, music, cooking, various other fun things
Favorite song to play: haven't played enough pump to know
How you discovered Pump It Up: a long long time ago (8 years?) i played a couple times on a machine at the student center here before it was switched to ddr. i play every once in a while when i find a machine, and there's a place not too far from where i live that just got an NX machine.
DDR has been my game, but good machines/mixes have left the area, so now it's time to be a pump player!
Posted by: valius on 02:49 CST :: 5/05/2008
Greetings everyone. Nice to have new "converts" and some more PIU players on board.
Posted by: Se?or Larpus on 03:51 CST :: 5/07/2008
Greetings, members of Pump Haven! Came across the site in search of Pump Media, and figured since I'm pretty new to PiU, I should join! =D Hoping to meet some awesome people and get re-acquainted with the dancing-sim genre with Pump.
Real name: Brandon Jamieson
Hometown: Tucson, Arizona.
Languages: English, a little Spanish, a little Japanese
Occupation: Student/soon-to-be webcomic artist (here's hoping, anyway)
Interests: Video games, drawing, anime, playing music (particularly guitar & drums), roller blading & exercise in general
Favorite song to play: Isn't it obvious? =P
How you discovered Pump It Up: Played PiU at Valley Fair up in St. Paul, MN, thinking I'd be good at it since I played at ton of DDR. Rediscovered it several year later (recently actually, hahah!)
Other stuff: Recently quit my crappy job as a gas station clerk in order to pursue my goal of creating a webcomic. Hoping to have it started by the beginning of June or so.
Posted by: BlueballFragginCrunch on 13:07 CST :: 5/07/2008
I don't know how many people here enjoy webcomics, but as they take up 80% of my bookmarks, it's obvious I do. Link when it's ready bub.
Posted by: kpopgrrl on 23:43 CST :: 5/07/2008
Are you going to be at ACen this year?
Posted by: IsRaMiNe on 23:57 CST :: 5/07/2008
Real Name: Christian Israel Ruiz Ayala
Hometown: Los Reyes, MX
Languages: Spanish, German, English, French and Italian
Occupation: Student @ Unidad Profesional Interdisciplinaria de Ingenieria y Tecnologias Avanzadas (UPIITA, IPN)
Interests: Write, Painting, Programming, Simulators, Swimming and Running
Favorite Song To Play: Park Jin Young-Swing, Baby
Best Song (and mode): Zzanga (S with no Greats)
How You discovered PIU: By a partner of my School, who take me out and showed me PIU
Other Stuff: Game Programmer, Comic Cartoonist, SPAMMER
Posted by: caterpillar on 12:59 CST :: 5/09/2008
Hello there everyone! Glad to be here, as of now I'm really really really a noob about all of this even this forum thing is kind of new to me but anyways I'll try my best. I'm Caterpillar from Philippines... As of now its vacation from school in here. I hope I would get used to this kind of game
Posted by: myst_trainer on 00:52 CST :: 5/25/2008
My real name is Craig.
I am 25 of age in this part of my life.
My home town is Fort Collins, Colorado and today I live in Cheyenne, WY
I am total Caucasian White American.
My primary language is English and I am slowly learning Japanese.
I currently work at a major department superstore as a inventory control specialist.
I like to play all kinds of music simulation games (especially all dance games), I also love to play my Wii and Nintendo DS, I also love to watch Ninja Warrior on G4.
For Pump It Up series of games, the best song I like right now is Xuxa by Smiley (Pump It Up Pro). This is because my experience with Pump It Up is weaker than 4 panel dance games like In The Groove. However when Pro came out I began to greatly increase my experience thanks to the many ITG songs I am experienced with now appearing on Pump It Up.
I discovered Pump It Up around the same time as I discovered Dance Dance Revolution (back in 02) however there really are not any Pump machines around my local area so it has been difficult to learn how to play the game.
Beyond that I am currently an Admin of < http://www.ddrencore.com, > a fan based stepmania simfile site. I joined Pump Haven mainly to become a better player at Pump. I hope through the forums and the download center I can finally start taking on Crazy and Nightmare charts in the Pump games.
Posted by: valius on 01:11 CST :: 5/25/2008
I too am interested in Webcomics... please do tell when it comes out. I always want to support aspiring comic artists.
Btw, welcome everyone!
Posted by: C18 on 21:10 CST :: 5/26/2008
hi pumphaven guys well im new so i will introduce myself and my team
Real name: Carlos Izquierdo Mancinas
Nickname: C18, Carlos18, 18 (all of them.. xD)
Age: 18(september 11)
Hometown: Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico
Ethnicity: Mexican, American
Languages: Spanish, English and a lil lil really lil japanese
Interests: Pump it up(especially the fckn worldmax), systems, bussines administration, Super Smash brawl, draw anime, watch anime, have fun with my friends and new people etc. etc. etc.
Favorite song to play: Love Is A Danger Zone 2 full song (crazy/nightmare)
Best song (and mode): the best one i can do? ahum bemera B(CZ)
How you discovered Pump It Up:
well 3 years ago some of my college friends and me went to a big arcade zone in my city so one of my friends was playing can can and he said i will never be higher than the ones that play here in my city, and i when i was living i saw 2 guys playing turkey march in hard and i said "someday i will pass that song and leave this guys in ridiculous..." and now i'm at the first places of our city(2nd or 3rd)
Other stuff: Super smash bros brawler, interested to play in the groove 2 machine because it have very good songs and go with my friends all the time, speeder pumper from pump torreon team 24lv
what else...ok that's enough
Posted by: sixsilverstrings on 04:17 CST :: 5/27/2008
Hi guys I'm new here so let me introduce myself!!
Occupation: Chronic masturbator. I keep a consistent schedule.
Interests: *see Occupation*
Favorite song to play: Hate HD
Best Song (and mode): I can get an F on Dignity CZ!!! 345 misses I'm getting closer guys!!
How you discovered PIU: Well see I was watching this one porn right and whacking it as usual and I noticed that the actors and actresses were fucking to some sick ass shit so I was like what the fuck is that funky ass tune and so I checked the credits and it was all like yo dawg the music they be fuckin' to is Hate from Pump It Up and I was like man I wanna fuck to this shit so I went and played and ever since then I've been trying to get girls to fuck me so I play that song whenever girls walk by but they just ignore me then go naw jk Robby I'll fuck ya so we do and that's how I get scores.
Posted by: yep on 02:16 CST :: 6/12/2008
Real name: Evgeny/ John
Nickname: Stiv,Yep, Yep13
Hometown: Krasnodar, Russia
Languages: Russian, English
Interests: Pump it up
Favorite song to play: Bust Back (NM)
Posted by: Mimi-Loves-You-All on 10:04 CST :: 6/12/2008
I was wondering who took 1st place in internet ranking in Russia...
Greetings from Russia XD
Posted by: setchuk on 14:50 CST :: 6/12/2008
Real name: Andrew Setchell
Hometown: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire UK
Languages: English, and some Afrikkans (the wife is South African)
Interests: Arcade Restoration & Repairs, Web Design anything IT or Gaming related really
Favorite song to play: not sure yet, still getting used to Pump, added a MK3 SD cab to my arcade collection recently and am just taking it from there, just playing beginner songs at the moment and getting better at each go.
Looks like a great forum Guys Keep up the good work
Posted by: Mimi-Loves-You-All on 22:02 CST :: 6/12/2008
Real Name: Julie...I forgot the other name stuff XD
Age: 14 (watch my youtube videos and you won't believe your eyes XD)
Hometown: near Moscow
Ethnicity: Russian lol
Language: Russian, English, French and veeerrryyy little spanish XDD
Interests: drawing, Pump it up, photography, myself XD
Favorite songs to play: Chung Hwa Ban Jeom (NM), LiaDZ2 (arcade and full) CZ, Free! CZ, Circus Magic ANM, Run NM.
I forgot how I discovered PIU... I remebred that I tried to play 2 times... Easy station, Up Up XDDD
Posted by: IsRaMiNe on 23:39 CST :: 6/12/2008
Real Name: Christian Israel Ruiz Ayala
HomeTown: San Vicente, Chicoloapan, MX
Languages: Spanish, German, an idiom I name: Isranglish (Yes, is english but only I can understand what I say), French and I´m learning Japanese
Occupation: I REALLY don´t know. I´m Engineer, Programmer, Cartoonist, Employee, Drummer and Pianist
Interests: Other idioms, Computer Fixing, Steel, Oil, Nature, Music, Drawing, Writting, and other not-so-cool stuff. And Pump It Up (Perhaps I´m going to leave it until '09)
Favorite Song To Play: Swing Baby (I can 'S' grade It)
Best Song and Mode: Slam 'S' (2 bads, but It was so nearly)
How Did I Discovered PIU: A long time ago, when I was 8, I went to the uptown to play DDR, but there was another machine (Yes, PIU, LoL) So I decided to play it, and I got enchanted
Other Stuff: PLEASE, I´M ASKING FOR SOME HELP WITH NEW PROJECTS OF COMIC EDITION. Our best was in the High School, we placed 1st on the regional contest of comic Drawing, the comic was named "What We Made For?" (A HEROES-based story, where the characters dicover their powers and use'em to make Good or Bad things)
Posted by: moskausan on 23:52 CST :: 6/12/2008
Man, I´ve never introduced myself here, hoho.
Name: Ryan Balis
HomeTown: Estado de México
Languages: Spanish, English
Occupation: I´m a visual communication design engineer, also teacher and illustrator.
Favorite Song To Play: Always loved Beethoven Hd, can´t stop turning around with those steps
How Did I Discovered PIU: Long time ago, after discovering dance games with DDR I found in my region a EXTRA version, since then I´ve danced each and every day of my life (true, well not all, but almost all days)
Other Stuff: Drawing, I´m the owner of wafflesconpollo.blogspot.com and been here in PH since 2006, sorry for not presenting earlier. Semiotiks studies.
Posted by: yep on 04:28 CST :: 6/13/2008
Привет, привет! Очень мило тут русских встретить! Давай на русском писать, чтоб нас не понимали...
Posted by: ndre on 20:56 CST :: 6/13/2008
After some time here, I just realized that I havent introduced myself
Name: Andreas Kurniawan (ndre)
HomeTown: Bekasi, Indonesia
Languages: English, Bahasa
Occupation: I am a student of Medical School, university of Indonesia. Best faculty in Indonesia xD
Favorite Song: Mr.Larpus NM!!!
Best song: LIADZ2 full NM - level 21
How Did I Discovered PIU: My friend forced me to play it
Other Stuff: I am a fans of Doraemon!
Posted by: Mimi-Loves-You-All on 21:27 CST :: 6/13/2008
Давай лучше по личке, тогда Оо
Posted by: arkam on 12:49 CST :: 6/23/2008
Hi everybody!!! XD
Name: Cesar Gonzales
Nick: Arkam (piugame) Ambrosio (hi5)
HomeTown: Callao - Lima PERU
Languages: Spanglish XD
Occupation: i am work ...][**]
Favorite Song: NX2 KPOP REMIX 3 [Lee Hyun DO & Som2]
Best song: LIADZ2 full NM....yeappp
Hobbies: stepmaker ..also!::;,,,,,,,,,,,,
Posted by: Smidget on 13:38 CST :: 6/23/2008
I love coming in here and seeing all the international awesomness
Posted by: Brett on 12:37 CST :: 7/23/2008
Real name: Brett
PIU nickname: Brett
Hometown: Orlando, Florida
Languages: English, German
Interests: Dancing (not with arrows), Guitar Freaks, Drummania, IIDX, Pop'n Music, Pump, writing
Favorite song to play: Do It Yourself NM and [a] NM
How you discovered Pump It Up: I saw it at a bowling alley and decided I would try it out.
Posted by: Pawprint on 13:00 CST :: 7/23/2008
Was that bowling alley in Apopka or off of International Drive?
Posted by: Brett on 13:31 CST :: 7/23/2008
Not in Orlando, it was on vacation.
Posted by: Noodles on 22:04 CST :: 7/23/2008
I never did one of these, but meh, what the hell:
Real Name: Alan Rosa
HomeTown: Winter Garden, Florida
Languages: English, Portuguese(Some)
Occupation: High School Student
Interests: Computers, MMORPG's, Gaming, GH, etc.
Favorite Song To Play: Enter The Dragon (Crazy or Nightmare)
Best Song and Mode: Best Song would be We Goin' Fly, Crazy.
How Did I Discovered PIU: Bowling alley over near I-Drive. It was O.B.G., and decided to play it. I played like 3 games and got the hang of it. I stopped playing for a while, and my mom starting working over at Disney Quest, got a pass, and found out they had an Exceed. Played there ever since.
Posted by: onedisk on 19:46 CST :: 8/11/2008
I don't post much in forums in general (I joined a while ago I didn't really think about posting until now) but I will introduced myself and make my first post.
Real Name: Edward
Hometown: Brampton, ON
Languages: English and a bit of French
Interests: Video Games, Computer
Favorite Song To Play: Hypnosis
Best Song and Mode: 2006 Love Story (not too sure of what mode but I played it on Crazy on the PSP and it was good chart)
How do I discovered PIU: A mode from stepmania and I was confused what it is at the time I discovered it. Eventually I got the chance to play PIU Zero for PSP, Exceed for PS2 and Pro.
Posted by: Fisfity on 21:15 CST :: 8/27/2008
Real Name: Jon
Hometown: New Orleans
Occupation: High School Student
Interests: Guitar, dance games, Scrubs, games in general, reading
Favorite Song To Play: Enter The Dragon CZ
Best Song and Mode: Beat of The War 2 CZ
How Did I Discover PIU: Jackets and Avery introduced me to it, but I didn't give it much thought until I played at Laser Tag in Baton Rouge. I loved it and I've played at the Boomtown arcade every week for the past 8 months.
Posted by: Jetahell on 13:09 CST :: 9/09/2008
Real Name : Hadi
Nickname : Jeta
Age : 15
Country : Indonesia
Favorite Game : Pump It Up & Dance Dance Revolution
Nice to meet you all
I Wanna be a good member in this forum
Posted by: DJ_Doc on 06:05 CST :: 9/14/2008
I've been here for a while, and never had saw this post XD
Real Name: Frank Guzman
HomeTown: Mc Allen, TX
Ethnicity: hispanic? latin? mmm nope... Mexican!! XD
Languages: English, Spanish
Occupation: Chef, Manager and Psychology student
Interests: Computers, Games, Anime, and stuff
Favorite Song To Play: It's no more on PIU but Run to you (Double)
Best Song and Mode: Mr. Larpus, double, mirror (facing the crowd), no bar.
How Did I Discovered PIU: I saw a korean guy playing Ferry Boat (another song of DJ DOC) and the rythm catched me instantly, so I decided to ask him what was the name of that song, and from that day... well the rest is history
Posted by: Oni-91 on 05:57 CST :: 9/29/2008
Real name: Alex Richards
Hometown: Derby, UK
Languages: English, a little French/German
Occupation: A-Level Student
Interests: Rhythm Action games, Fort Boyard (awesome French gameshow), drums, Trackmania
Favorite song to play: My Friend CZ
Best song (and mode): Chopstix CZ (A - 16 greats, 14 misses)
How you discovered Pump It Up: August 2008, when waiting to play DDR SuperNOVA 2 in DisneyQuest. Played a little PIU Zero and immediately loved it. Shame it's rarer than platinum turds in the UK...
Other stuff: Regular poster at DDR:UK, zenius-i-vanisher and Bemanistyle.
Posted by: andreasmarvellius on 23:10 CST :: 10/09/2008
Sorry for the late introduction....
Just found this thread....
Name: Andreas MarveL
Interest: Rhythm Games (DDR, PIU <= Best, DJ Max <= Beginner)
Favorite Songs: Liking all, but U Inside My Dim is the most fav one
How to discover PIU: when waiting playing DDR, in Dec 1999, i played it, and like it, and die for it........
Posted by: stsung on 04:20 CST :: 10/26/2008
I'm not sure if I went through this.
Real name: better not know that
Age: 22 (hm and I feel old...)
Region: Czech Republic, Prague
Fav. song: LIADZ full, For You full NM
I play many music games mostly BEMANI games though. DDR, IIDX, PNM, GFDM....
Posted by: chetka08 on 08:29 CST :: 10/28/2008
Real Name: Franchette
Birthtown: San Pedro, Laguna, Philippines
Hometown: Carmona, Cavite, Philippines
Languages: Tagalog, English
Occupation: College student studying in the University of the Philippines Los Banos.
Interests: Music, movies, PIU, DDR, piano! MATH!!
Favorite Song To Play: So - Typhoon. so unforgettable.
Best Song: ...
How I discovered PIU: At the mall where i used to play DDR. i got curious so i tried it.
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 13:48 CST :: 10/28/2008
Is there NX2 in the Czech Republic? You should add it to our locations database!
Posted by: AokiQiao on 15:12 CST :: 10/28/2008
Real name: Irvin B.
Hometown: Odessa, TX
Languages: English, Spanish
Interests: As far as rythm games DDR, IIDX, PNM and thats pretty much it.
Favorite song to play: Dont really have a fav since theres too many. But Ive never gotten tired of Dont bother me.
Best song (and mode): dunno... Hardest I've ever A' would be Dignity Full on CZ I suppose.
How you discovered Pump It Up: Me and a friend got REALLY into DDR but it got pretty boring so I started playing pump and it hit me. PIU was funner than DDR...and Im hooked to this day.
Other stuff: I post mainly on bemanistyle and for a little while bemaniTX.
Posted by: stsung on 04:29 CST :: 10/29/2008
turkeyslam: for the time being the machine (NX2) stands in our garage. but when it gets to its official location I will add the machine location and I might also add the others as well...my site is down for the time being though, so I will add it when the server starts working again.
Posted by: Freirito on 18:11 CST :: 10/29/2008
Real name: Ivan Freire
Hometown: Quito - Ecuador
Languages: English, Spanish, Italian, French
Occupation: Student, CYBER PUMP owner
Interests: TATU YUGIOH TCG, PIU, DDR ITG, GUITAR HERO, RESIDENT EVIL, ROCK BAND and other Dance Simulation Games
Favorite song to play: So, Go, Whats Going On, Energizer, Dance Vibrations, You fall in me
Best song (and mode): Beat N4, you fall in Me both in Wolrd Max
How you discovered Pump It Up: JAJAJAJA 7 years ago me and a chinese friend found a DDR on a Game center we first tried it but then there was a PIU Prex2 but i didnt like the music, and the dificulty but after 5 years that DDR died in all Ecuador just PIU was the game so i have to Play PIU ZERO and starting on it i made myself a PIU Fan, but now i love it at tha point that i bought my own FX cabinet and now i´m the owner of CYBER PUMP the best PIU game center in all Quito.
Other stuff: I want to know all teh secrets of PUMP :-)
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 18:13 CST :: 10/29/2008
The only NX2 in your country and it's in your garage... NICE.
Posted by: nyin on 01:38 CST :: 11/02/2008
I just reading this forum for information since joining, this is my first post.
Real name: Seno.
Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
Languages: Japanese and little bit of English
Occupation: DTP, sometimes programmer
Favorite song to play: A Maelstrom, Le code de bonne conduite, Monkey Fingers, Space Fantasy and Don't Bother Me
Best song (and mode): One Love CZ. Too bad it's gone now.
How you discovered Pump It Up: While playing a DDR, accidentally I saw some video of just released Exceed 1 arcade, which really impressed me.
Other stuff: Now two NX2 machines(GX,FX) are being operated at the arcade in Tokyo. The best WorldMAX completion record in here is almost 56%... No one is reaching Cryomiston yet.
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 02:47 CST :: 11/02/2008
......................there's confirmed Pump machines in Japan?!?!
Wow... please, do me a favor and add it to the locations section?: < http://www.ph-online.net/locatio....cityasc >
We always thought Pump in Japan was a myth.
Posted by: stsung on 10:07 CST :: 11/02/2008
oh man what a news!!! PIU in Japan!
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 14:49 CST :: 11/02/2008
It actually IS big news. I remember hearing at one point that Andamiro wasn't allowed to sell Pump in Japan because of Konami winning in Japan (and Andamiro winning in Korea). I wonder if these Japanese machines are legal.
Posted by: nyin on 23:31 CST :: 11/02/2008
Added some information to Locations. I hope I can be of service to you.
I'll plan to ask the manager and take some pictures of the arcade, for the weekend.
I don't know if these machines are officially purchased from AM(maybe not).
Also last known PIU machine was Rebirth in Osaka, to my knowledge(I hear that Japanese hardcore players at the time are attempting Winter CZ, and failed).
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 23:52 CST :: 11/02/2008
That's really interesting.
For 5, 6 years plus, we never heard of a single report of Pump in Korea. I can't believe that Andamiro has any kind of division that distributes the game there. Maybe some Japanese arcades simply managed to import this "rare" game for novelty value.
Posted by: davyn on 00:19 CST :: 11/03/2008
It isn't too different from Korean arcades getting their Bemani machines, just that interest is increasing in Japan and perhaps Konami is letting up a bit.
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 00:20 CST :: 11/03/2008
Yeah, I guess. But I always imagined Konami winning in Japan made things a lot different. Not to mention Bemani's a much larger force than Pump is.
Posted by: valius on 01:54 CST :: 11/03/2008
I'm still in shock that there are two PIU NX2 machines in the capital of Japan...
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 02:25 CST :: 11/03/2008
Two NX2s and a Pro in the same place.
Posted by: stsung on 03:18 CST :: 11/03/2008
what even Pro? This really is interesting. I also kind of thought that PIU was offlimits for Japan. But if Japanese people get more PIU machines it will be good. I always wished for Japanese being able to play this game.
Posted by: AokiQiao on 03:58 CST :: 11/03/2008
Its funny to me how japan has so few pump machines when its SOOOO close to korea. But of course the whole konami v. AM settlement thing blahblahblah. Nonetheless, congrats! & Let there be pump for all.
Posted by: kpopgrrl on 13:06 CST :: 11/03/2008
Yeah, I hope this might mean we'll get some new Japanese players and maybe even Japanese music in Pump. Then it would be more of an International Dance Floor.
Posted by: AokiQiao on 13:10 CST :: 11/03/2008
Doesnt Pump have some Japanese songs already in it? or am I an idiot...
Posted by: kpopgrrl on 15:50 CST :: 11/03/2008
I believe there's a little Japanese in "Compunction" but that's it.
Posted by: Xuxa on 09:50 CST :: 11/05/2008
Real Name: Tobias
Languages: Swedish, english and a little bit of German
Occupation: 7th grade student
Interests: Pump, ITG and friends
Favorite Song To Play: Aliens in our midst
Best Song: Whats going on? - Turtles
How I discovered PIU: The local arcade
Posted by: E-BanYahpp on 09:59 CST :: 11/05/2008
Ah... really :S
I never introduce me
Real name: Roberto
Region: México, DF
Favourite songs: Maria, Till the end of time, Caprice of Otada
Interest: Friends, Music, Pump [lol]... wathever common xD
Posted by: Haruka_Ash70 on 21:20 CST :: 11/05/2008
looks like i havent introduced lol
Real name: Carlos
Nickname: Haruka-Ash (or haruka or ash separate XD)
Region: México, DF
Favourite songs: hmm vook , will o wisp , love is adanger zone 1 2 and bpm
Interest: pokemon , remix music , pump , ddr ,itg , systems , mac,pc,linux and crap
Posted by: furbeat on 15:19 CST :: 11/17/2008
Real name: Fernando Sánchez
Hometown: Monterrey, México.
Languages: Spanish, English, Japanese
Interests: Video games, drawing, dance simulator games, music
Favorite song to play:Point Break, Please
How you discovered Pump It Up:They put a Pump it Up in front of my school, at first i hated it, then i missed classes to play piu.
Best song:Caprice of otada NM
Posted by: leodavid0909 on 07:43 CST :: 11/24/2008
Hi everybody . Here is my profile:
Real name: Phung Huynh Nguyen Hung
Nickname: [W]onder PuMp =]]
Hometown: District 3, Ho Chi Minh city, Viet Nam
Languages: Vietnamese, English (It's so bad =.=")
Interests: Dance simulator games, listen to music (Wonder Girls :p), talk =]]
Favorite song to play: Tell Me - Wonder Girls, Tell Me - Jinusean, I Love You - Jewelry, The Wave - Un.......
How you discovered Pump It Up: maybe in 2001. I went to the supermarket and see the DDR machine. Later, another supermarket bought PIU machine and I've played it until now
Best song: Tell Me (Wonder Girls) EZ & NM, We Goin' Ply CZ, Pumptris Quattro NM, Do It Yourseft A NM, Witch Doctor #1 A NM, Treme Vook Of The War CZ, Chicago Club Mix NM....
Posted by: Timer on 00:51 CST :: 11/26/2008
Yes. Reasons why I may have to do this again:
1. I just came back a few days ago... Ever since the big absense and the lag of my PiU fanarts.
2. YARGH! I FINALLY GOT THE TASTE OF PUMP IT UP!!! It's at a new Tilt! arcade though. Not in the location maps yet. (I may have to put the information for you guys...)
The quote above is my old introduction. ^^; And now I have quite changed. Though some parts of me are still kept.
Real name: (Might as well reveal it. :\) Katrin Wei
Nickname: Timer Rabbit (or just plain "Timer".)
Hometown: Pomona, Californaia
Ethnicity: Philiphino/Indonisian (though my mom is chinese fluent)
Languages: Engilsh (I am dumb, okay?)
Interests: Video games (especially the dancing games and Pop'n Music), anime (Do you want to know?), drawing, dance/hardcore music, dancing (CARAMELLDANSEN! 8D)
Favorite song to play: CaramellDansen (:B) (Don't worry. I have ALOT of songs that I like to play.)
How you discovered Pump It Up: About two days ago, mu family decided to go to the Puente Hills Mall (after lunch and some groceries), and I know from my sister's story, the mall finally has a arcade with a Pump it Up machine. (She is not knoledgable at it, and Canon-D is in Exceed 2. :\) So went there and got hooked pretty quickly. (Because I like DDR and dancing games, duh. Just as long it has good music.)
Best song: For now I have to say Essa Maneria because it reminds me of a certain fanboy...
Okay. Now you have it. Now I need to make a month where I only draw Pump fanarts. XD (I like the cat-girls from Greenhorn, the Hansome Character cast, and the furries from Vook.)
Posted by: valius on 13:44 CST :: 11/26/2008
Ah, so you did finally get to play PIU I'm sure the BGAs from NXA (and the ones from the other mixes on the MediaDB) will give you a field day for fanart.
Posted by: hebikage on 21:52 CST :: 11/29/2008
For the record...
Real Name: Chris
Age: turning 21
Hometown: Manila, Philippines
Languages: English, Tagalog, Japanese
Occupation: Medical Reviewer/Clan Member
Interests: PIU, Time Crisis, DMX, ParaPara
Favorite Song To Play: Don't Bother Me, Typhoon, Another Truth
Best Song: Every song in PIU is best in their own way
How I discovered PIU: SM North, gave it a shot. Years later, I had fun playing with it and made my clan in SM Manila play it, too. ~~
Clan: COIN, SM Manila ~~
Posted by: luciusxx on 19:09 CST :: 12/09/2008
Especially Hatsune Miku's Version! xD kyaa!!~ ;3
Okay, I'm done being an idiot.
Posted by: Chris Lee on 03:19 CST :: 12/25/2008
Hey everyone here at Pump Haven. It has been so many, many years since I last posted. I think back in 2002, and even back then at Pumpxtreme.net, I wasn't well known or anything. Lately, I haven't posted anything and just read everything because all we have in Buffalo, NY is ZERO (and Exceed 2, which to me is "unplayable"), and for the past 3 years, that's all I was able to play. Everything being discussed here has been NX, then NX2, and because of that, I couldn't really comment on the NX series. ZERO is too outdated to talk about here. However, Buffalo is getting an NX Absolute Upgrade, so I'm going to want to start posting here and finally be a part of this wonderful community of this, the greatest game ever made. Now on to the basics.
Real name: Chris Lee (my first and middle names)
Nickname: Me, or Me Chris Lee. When I get my Pump USB, It'll just be Chris Lee.
Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Ethnicity: White (German/Polish)
Languages: American English. There is NO U in the word Color or flavor......Canada.
Interests: Pump it up, Adult Swim, WWE/TNA
Favorite song to play: Now this is tricky. I have played EVERYTHING in ZERO so many times, I frickin have dreams about this shit. So a favorite song would have to be a song I play every time I play Pump. In that case, in Arcade Station, it would be: What Do You Really Want, Witch Doctor, and Do It Yourself (on Another Nightmare). In Remix Station, they would be Novarash Remix, and Dignity Full Remix.
Best song: Another tough one. Which ever one you think is harder to pass. The songs are: Tream-Vook of the War Nightmare (D 178 miss), Try to B.P.M. Crazy (C 150ish misses [I could be wrong on the miss count, but I know it was a C]), and Witch Doctor Another Nightmare (D low 180ish misses. Only once).
How I discovered Pump it Up: Well, that deserves a post all of its own. It really is a great story that started back in early 2001, to now. However about 2 to 2 1/2 years of DDR because of no Pump machines in Buffalo. It was a sad time. I thought Pump was completely gone, because none of the DDR players knew what Pump it Up was. Funny thing is, I didn't know what DDR was until the place that had pump closed down. 2 1/2 years into playing Pump. But I'll post that all later.
It feels great to actually be a part of this community again, rather than just a spectator.
To everyone: keep praticing and remember to always have fun. This game will stick with you for life.
Posted by: bluesoul on 23:23 CST :: 12/29/2008
I know for a fact I registered on here way back in the day, '04 or '05, though it was at a different address. My name's Daniel, some few of you may recognize the screenname from thelegendofmax.com which was a blog/downloadthingy that I ran, we were featured on Bemanistyle late 2003-early 2004. Also ran an ill-fated site called pumpscores.com which died rather gracelessly in it's first year. Living in Louisville, KY, I've played on...
< Premiere 3 with no bars >
DDR Solo 2000
DDR 5th Mix
DDR 6th Mix
Dance Maniax 2nd
...Probably some other randoms I'm forgetting.
Been playing DDR for a little less than six years, Pump a little less than five. Hardest song cleared would be LIADZ (once), Dignity (Consistently), and I'm somewhere around 16s on Nightmare. I'm also 5'2" and it's something of a disadvantage (too short to bar nightmares).
Oh, I guess I'm supposed to do this thing.
Real name: Daniel
Hometown: Miramar, FL (living in Louisville, KY)
Ethnicity: Puerto Rican and Italian
Interests: Gaming, Coding (my job), Cologne (an obsession, somewhere around 40 different bottles at the time of writing), photography, disc golf.
Favorite song to play: It might just be Typhoon CZ, which is my warm-up song. Not too strenuous, but still flashy for anyone that happens to be watching once you have the turns down.
Best song: Pump Me Amadeus, Blazing, Final Audition 3 U.F., and Fighting Spirits are all awesome songs.
How I discovered Pump it Up: Had a buddy that was much farther along in DDR than I that told me about it. I later ended up working in a movie theater that had a Premiere 3 (the one linked towards the top, a real piece of crap which they no longer have) for about 2 years, which is where I picked up the fundamentals (I was already on 9s and starting on 10s on DDR). Then we got an Exceed 2 at...Chuck E. Cheese's. The atmosphere was shitty but all games are a token, and games of Exceed 2 could be had for 10 cents for 3. Hard to complain too loudly (except for the down-left on the P2 side, which broke and I was told they'd never fix because "you're the only one who knows about it").
Posted by: Yeehaw McKickass on 00:58 CST :: 1/03/2009
I THINK IT'S UPDATE TIME FOR THIS. Geez, that info was just over three years old.
Real name: Shane
Age: 28 (GO TEAM GERIATRIC)
Hometown: Minooka, IL. Extreme southwest suburb of Chicago.
Occupation: Receiving Clerk/Masters student.
Interests: Bowling (I average roughly 190), Pump, Most video games, my girlfriend.
Favorite Song: De Ja Vu.
Best song: *Ehne, I still don't keep track.
Discovered Pump: See my original quote. I own that machine now. I very rarely play four panel any more.
Not only am I the guy who wrote those guides over at what's left of DDRFreak, I've written stuff for here too.
Posted by: skibblesx on 19:43 CST :: 1/08/2009
Ehhh might as well
Real name: Zachary Duenas
Hometown:OceanSide, CA I am in Louisiana right now. XP
Ethnicity: mexicasion (Mexican/cocasion)
Languages:English, lil Spanish
Interests: Pump, DDR, Flash CS4, IIDX, ITG, anime, food....
Best song (and mode): Mexi Mexi, Crazy
Posted by: Mills McDougle on 19:56 CST :: 1/08/2009
A bit older than I imagined. And gawdamn, PH has been around for ages. That's awesome.
I've never done this so I guess I can input a bit.
Real name: Ray
Hometown: Omaha, NE
Occupation: Dave and Buster's game TECHNICIAN. Motherfuckers.
Interests: Gaming, socializing with friends
Favorite Song: No Dispair. Hands down. Best song ever. Trashman is the runner up.
Best song: Not sure, actually. I'd have to think long and hard about that.
Discovered Pump: At our local Tilt in March of 2006. That broke me into the dancing game scene....kinda. I started with Pump, and the only 4 panel that I can see myself enjoying is ITG.
Posted by: Yeehaw McKickass on 20:21 CST :: 1/08/2009
Yeah, I was joking about creating a "Team Geriatric" when the club system came about.
Posted by: Max Angel on 15:04 CST :: 1/13/2009
Real name: Angel
Hometown: Lima, Peru
Languages: Spanish and some English ^^'
Interests: Gaming, socializing with friends
Favorite Song: It's my business, Mistake.
Best song: Uhmmmmm ... It's my business, Energizer.
Discovered Pump: 2005, but my first play was in October 2006, 1 or 2 weeks before WPF06. I like DDR ... and I play both games (DDR and Pump It Up), fun for me
All of my friends call me Max (only nickname) but my name is Angel.
Users "max." (really his name is Max , not the same person) and "arturocrazy" are my friends, we play normally and also WorldMAX sometimes, and they comment me about Pump Haven
My first game was in a Extra version ... actually near of my house, location haves Extra and Rebirth versions
Posted by: skibblesx on 03:55 CST :: 1/15/2009
Hola! Ehh that's all I know XD
Posted by: HavenBii on 06:44 CST :: 1/20/2009
Real name: Bea
Hometown: Zamboanga City, Philippines. :D
Languages: English and Filipino! :D
Interests: Gaming. Listening to Music. You know, what a typical student usually does. :P
Favorite Song: Currently? Watch Out by Victoria. :D
Best song: EMERGENCY by DRUNKEN TIGER! :))
Discovered Pump: 2007. I stopped playing. I got back last year. Up to now I still play. =)
There. Haha. Me ish just a noobie here. Nice meeting you guys. :DD
Posted by: barbapiu on 10:00 CST :: 1/20/2009
Posted by: flaripump on 09:39 CST :: 1/23/2009
Hi everyone! Has been almost a year since I signed up, but well... better late than never... (or ever???)
Real Name: Esteban R.
Hometown: Capital Federal, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ethnicity: Argentinean, I guess...
Languages: Spanish, English (not perfectly), starting portuguese these year...
Occupation: University Student (UAI)
Interests: Music in general, movies, books, videogames, etc... I just want to have fun!
Favorite song(s): Greenhorn, Lay it down, Join the party, Caution, Funky Tonight...
Best Song and Mode: Starian Hard Random -> A
Discovered PIU: Around 5 years ago, I saw on TV an improved tournament of PIU where you must pass Beethoven Virus Hard (kind of hard isn't it? I can get a B now on that one...). A year later I decided to try by myself, and failed badly The rap act 3... Right now I can get an A on every single Normal Song, pass most Hard (except the fastest ones), and starting trying Freestyle. Better not talking about Crazy and Nightmare ones...
Other Stuff: As you can see, I only get to play Extra songs, because that's the only original (not fake ones) kind of arcades I found near (but I know there's gotta be better ones somewhere...)
I did played an original Exceed once when I went to Villa Gessel, but at that moment I barely knew a few songs, just get easily confused and failed...
But since I met pumphaven, I'm totally updated with the Pump It Up info! Really appreciated!!!!
Posted by: locuuraa on 23:05 CST :: 1/24/2009
Real name: Damian Salvia
Languages: English and Spanish
Interests: Computer programming, writing novels, dancing simulation games.
Favorite song to play: Bethoveen Virus by Banya
Best song (and mode): Winter CZ (A 2 misses and 5 bads)
How you discovered Pump It Up: When I was child, I saw Pump It Up machine in "play time" (game station) and then I play it, slimplity.
Other stuff: -
Posted by: S.Star on 19:31 CST :: 1/29/2009
Real Name: Hyeok Yang
Hometown: Seogu, Daejeon, Korea
Languages: Korean, Little bit of English
Occupation: Middle School Student
Favorite song(s): Banya P-Guitar Remix(but I can't play this -Tooooo Hard-, K.O.A., DJ. Otada etc.
Best Song and Mode: Eh... FA2ACZ
Discovered PIU:My friend recommended.
Posted by: ndre on 19:47 CST :: 1/29/2009
When you were a child...? what version it was?
Posted by: AlextheFox on 19:52 CST :: 1/29/2009
I don't think I EVER did one of these, and now I'm procrastinating about my physics homework:
Real Name: Alex (or Lexy, if you like)
Hometown: Boston, MA; live in Baton Rouge, LA
Ethnicity: I think I'm technically Czech/French/Scots-Irish.
Languages: English, mediocre Spanish
Interests: Err, arrow games, math, science, PTCG, collecting things, eating, napping.
Favorite song(s): For whatever reason, I like Moonlight. It's too bad the chart is not fun. I don't think that's my favorite song, though. Deja Vu is up there. No Despair is up there, fucking right. Musically, those are my favorites. Favorite song to play would be the songs I whore out, I guess. So U Inside My Dim Memory NM, for sure, and the CZ too, I guess. Ehne, also, for damn sure. Emergency Full, LIADZ CZ, Deja Vu NM, I'm sure I'm forgetting something...
Best Song and Mode: Err. I'm not sure. It depends on what best means. If best means the hardest I've passed, I guess that would be Try to BPM NM. If it means the hardest I can A, that would be like...Dignity CZ, or something. If it means the best I can do in general, I can FPC a lot of things, so I guess it's all of those things...
Discovered PIU: When Laser Tag of Baton Rouge opened, I was just getting to know Ralph and he was having a tournament there. Haha, Exceed 2 at Tag. But anyway, I didn't enter because it was Mardi Gras and I live downtown, so I was at the parade and stuff. That was February 2006. Oh my gosh, it has been almost 3 years! First song I ever played, U CZ.
Posted by: paula. on 15:45 CST :: 1/30/2009
Real name: Paula Tavares
Hometown: Brazil, MG
Languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish (only that... hope I can learn more)
Interests: Dancing (ballroom, ballet, african, pump and.. yeah almost everything), literature, writing poems/novels, philosophy, culture in general...
Favorite song to play: Don`t know.. (SO MANY)
bahh favotites: V.I.P, Digan Lo que Digan, It`s my Business)
Best song (and mode): SLAM CZ (A), FAEP ep1 CZ (A)
How you discovered Pump It Up: It was in the arcade of a bowlling place where I used to go
Posted by: Rayxmundo on 22:38 CST :: 2/01/2009
Real name: Raymundo
Hometown: San Luis Potosí, México
Languages: Spanish, a 5-15% of English
Interests: Music, Books, Computer, PIU!, and others
Favorite song to play: Was Chicago Club Mix FS, now J Knows That Old Bong (I Want Play!)
Best song (and mode): ???. It's Guitar Man NM or LIADZ 1 AFS with 1 miss (My memory is bad)
How you discovered Pump It Up: a challenge
Posted by: Sharlike on 06:17 CST :: 2/09/2009
Real Name: Matt
Hometown: Sunbury, Ohio
Languages: English, German
Occupation: Student, Diety
Interests: SSBM, Programming, rts, food
Favorite song(s): Emergency, Dignity, Moonlight
Best Song and Mode: I don't really know.. NM though.
Discovered PIU: Soon after discovering itg in 9th grade
I've been playing pump for maybe 4 years off and on, but I would play every day if I could. NM steps are damn fun.
Posted by: Nevi901 on 02:56 CST :: 2/27/2009
My first post on this site! Since I really didn't think on what I was going to put here i stayed away from posting until I made this post. Ok, now:
Real name: José Alberto
Hometown: Torreón, Coahuila, México
Ethnicity: Mexican, hispanic, w/e. I'm from Mexico.
Languages: Spanish, English, a little French and a little Japanese.
Interests: Gaming, PIU, Anime, manga, Tennis, movies, reading, going out with my friends,gadgets, etc (if there's more I forgot, I'll put them here eventually)
Favorite song to play: Go by U;nee on crazy
Best song (and mode): Either Mr. Firefighter CZ or One love NM (yeah still a NM beginner, if that makes any sense )
How you discovered Pump It Up: I was 9 or 10 at the time. I don't remember exactly when did it appear in my city (I think it was 2000 or 2001), but I'm almost certain that the first mix I saw was a 3rd OBG. Anyway, I started gaining interest in the game and I wanted to play it so badly, but I always was too shy to get myself on the platform and only watched my brother play. One day I just couldn't take it anymore and when my brother was going to the supermarket to play pump (yes, pumps were everywhere in Mexico during this time), I told him I was ready to give the game a try. When we arrived at the supermarket, there were three guys freestyling, which made me feel a little intimidated, but I was decided to try the game. They saw me like a total noob, but suprisingly (well, to my surprise at least) they were really kind and helpful when it came to introducing me to the game. The moment I'll always remember (heh, sounds a little corny) it's when they selected the difficulty and the song for me, which was Bonaccia on easy. Right off the bat I started stumbling to get the arrows and getting mostly bads and misses, but then the guys who were there told me "try hitting them with rhythm!". Immediately after that, I just "got" the basics and started getting perfects left and right and managed to pass it with C. Long story short, I fell in love with the game and kept playing until Premiere 2. I don't know what happened, maybe I was because the scene was getting smaller and smaller, but I really never forgot about Pump.And last november I started playing again catching up on a lot of mixes here, including X2, NX, NX2, Exceed ps2&psp and Zero psp. (parenthesis. I remember the song selection screen from the mix I started with. There were two titlecards on the top right and left on the screen and you selected the song by pressing the up left or up right arrow twice. I don't think there were four titlecards on the screen. If anyone knows which mix iis it, please tell me. I'll be really grateful)
Other stuff: Well, i want to learn at least 10 languages. And if I ever work for andamiro, I'll do a So/Come to me (Clon) remix, no matter what
Oh and Heart Break and I don't know anything are in desperate need of a revival.
Posted by: natsukijiro on 06:01 CST :: 3/05/2009
copied and reedited
Real name: Adrianna Michelle L.Pedron
Nickname: Adrish / Natsuki Jiro
Hometown: Caloocan on Philippines
Languages:Tagalog, English, and some Japanese
Occupation: Student @ MCU / Data encoder
Interests: gaming, dancing simulation games, anime, cosplaying
Favorite song to play: Essa Maniera, Moonlight(hard vanish) Lovely
How you discovered Pump It Up: I met a person when i met to a mall and invited me in their group Forever Zero (FZ) and introduced me to NX but now currently playing at SM val
Other stuff: mnnn i love NX!
Posted by: Fuse13 on 11:29 CST :: 3/06/2009
My name is Eric
new member to this site, although i have scanned these forums frequently throughout the past couple years
former Pumpcore member
Pump player since 2005 (with Spartanburg crew, mclaren, viper, sixsilverstrings, all those people.
Posted by: delrio on 13:47 CST :: 3/20/2009
Hello, Pump Haven!
I'm Jon, I've been looking around Pump Haven for the past couple of weeks. I really only started playing Pump about a month ago, on an NX machine at the mall near here. I've really fallen in love with it, so far, even though I can't do anything too advanced (I'm playing 3-4 star songs on Hard at the present... probably quicker than I picked up DDR), I think I like it a lot more than DDR. Just the way the steps are written out makes for some really interesting possibilities on that stage.
Outside of pump, I'm a student at CSU, studying Computer Science, and when I'm not busy studying or playing DDR or PIU, I'm making loud noises (I think it's supposed to be music... oops).
Perhaps I will see some of you on my journeys over to Foothills mall for some Pump, I go there fairly regularly now.
Posted by: sfxsigma on 13:02 CST :: 3/27/2009
It occurred to me I've never actually made a post here, so here it is.
Real Name: James
Hometown: Franklin Square, NY
Languages: English, some French
Occupation: College kid
Interests: Music, Video games, PIU, Rhythm games as a whole, lots of geeky stuff
Favorite song(s): My Best Day Is Gone, Come Back To Me (deux), The People Didn't Know, No Despair
Best Song and Mode: I have many, they're mostly CZ. One is Phantom CZ - 4 misses
Discovered PIU: Around 8th grade after playing DDR awhile, found it at my current location (Westbury D&B, Long Island NY), joined the local scene and the rest is history
Been playing for almost 6 years now, I started in Prem 2, played everything in between except NX2. I'm a Comp Sci major at school, and I usually play Pump or hang out somewhere near the machine so when I do want to play it's close by I played a LOT of console games growing up, mostly Nintendo, so I'm the guy everyone goes to locally for help on games. I also spend time doing random things on the internet and fixing every computer I ever see more or less. I've been more bored lately than ever before though.
And that's me in a nutshell
Posted by: AngelOfDeath on 05:53 CST :: 3/31/2009
Real Name : Dhika
Age : 17
Hometown : Jakarta/Indonesia
Language : Indonesia and English
Occupation : Student
Interests : PIU, Game, Computer, Anime etc.
Favourite Songs : EMERGENCY Drunken Tiger, Beethoven Virus, Canon-D, Csikospost
Discovered PIU: Introduced by my girlfriend
Experience : Maybe Half Year (?)
Posted by: Kyette on 13:23 CST :: 4/04/2009
Real name: Caio
Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese [Brazil], little German
Occupation: Student @ Fortaleza Unversity
Been a member since a while, but didn't appeared here....
Posted by: AleXs2 on 20:57 CST :: 4/05/2009
Real name: Alex de Souza Bastos
Hometown: Brasilia, Brasil
Languages: Portuguese, Spanish and English.
Occupation: Working and studying currently.
Interests: Playing pump it up, video games, programming in the area of computer science etc...
Favorite songs to play: 1º FunkTonight (Freestyle), 2º Blaze Emotion (All Modes), and finally 3º Cannon X.1 (All Modes)
How you discovered Pump It Up: Looking at the others playing in shopping.
Posted by: psypher05 on 02:19 CST :: 4/28/2009
Real Name: Genesis
Birth town: Manila Philippines
Hometown: Hawthorne, CA
Languages: English, Tagalog
Occupation: 1st year College
Interests: Pump, My Wife
Favorite Song To Play: Many
Best Song: Mistake
How I discovered PIU: Friends in Philippines
Posted by: Arturo on 08:53 CST :: 4/28/2009
Married?? At 16 ?!! Haha, well, your Pump machine doesn't count as a spouse, Genki.
Posted by: ndre on 11:31 CST :: 4/28/2009
except that he has a sexual disorientation lol
Posted by: psypher05 on 13:47 CST :: 4/28/2009
im just playing around...were married but not legally married
Posted by: Smidget on 15:30 CST :: 4/28/2009
Hey there Genki
Posted by: psypher05 on 21:59 CST :: 4/28/2009
hi smidget ...
Posted by: Nomu on 00:12 CST :: 5/06/2009
Real name: Khemra
Hometown: Fall River, Massachusetts
Languages: English and Khmer
Occupation: College Student/Part-time employee at too many places xD
Interests: Video Games (Mainly Rhythm Games, RPGs, and Fighters), Music (all kinds ), the ladies
Favorite song to play: Valenti (Crazy)
Best Song: I don't know?
How I discovered Pump: Started on DDR, randomly saw pump machine at another arcade and was like "....I wonder if this is similar" *plays* and randomly played every once in a while and now pretty much play PIU exclusively.
Other Stuff: Got any questions, ask on AIM, MSN, or myspace I'm pretty friendly
Posted by: Bartz on 23:13 CST :: 5/28/2009
Hey, I'm Steve. I live in Edmonton, and I have my own machine (for the time being). I just wanted to post here for an intro, but I don't really have much to say.
Posted by: Skimaster978 on 22:01 CST :: 5/31/2009
Real name: Charles Torsiello (people call me Chuck)
Hometown: Franklin Square in NY (hellz yea)
Languages: English and super noob spanish lol
Occupation: Student @ Hofstra Unversity, as well as a full time job at AAR Corp (company that repairs airplane parts)......we get an awful lot of coffee makers to fix believe it or not....
Interests: Computer programming, FPS games as well as MMORPG's (WoW and Lineage are my 2 fav's), I also love driving, got myself a 2003 Hyundai Tiburon (love it), and skiing/snow boarding...haha i suck! lol and thats basically it
Favorite song to play: Seventy Times 7 by Brand New or Muzik by Noc'Turnal (thats real music) lol
Pump Fav song: Guilty Conscience (nightmare woot)
Best song (and mode): Do It (x4, Vanish, Freedom, RSK, FL) - 5 misses, 3 bad's
How you discovered Pump It Up: Started DDR at the ripe old age of 10 and got all my friends hooked to it and then we discovered Pump (which is way better) and then we all started playing it at Jillian's (Westbury, NY)...now know as Dave and Busters.....but we all know it was cooler as Jillian's.....
Other stuff: Love skiing, im a Nationally Certified Ski Patroller in upstate NY, becoming a certified EMT on Long Island, NY and that's basically it. If anyone wanna talk feel free to hit me up, other then that.....LETS DO IT!!!!!!!
Posted by: Avelino on 10:16 CST :: 6/10/2009
Real name: Avelino Castro
Hometown: Minas Gerais / Brazil (with s for us and z for americans =D)
Languages: Portuguese, English, and a little Spanish
Occupation: Student - Electrical Engineering
Interests: Computer programming, music games, anime, cultures of other countries.
Favorite song to play: Time to Say Goodbye by So Chan Hwi
Best song (and mode): Energizer CZ - S (FC) *no bar*, Beemera CZ - D;
How you discovered Pump It Up: I bought a DDR 2nd Remix for Sega Dreamcast and got addicted to it, them once a friend saw me playing and told me about PIU and invited me to play.
Other stuff: PIU Club leader, once sub-suporter of PIU and regular poster of PumpBR since forum creation.
Posted by: Katon on 00:44 CST :: 6/27/2009
Ya know i never really posted here... well, better late then never.
Real Name : Ross Peterson
Age: 23 *24 here in two weeks*
Hometown: Might as well say minneapolis MN, I really live in the boonies out side
Languages: English, bit of Japanese
Occupation: College Student, temp worker
Interests: Music games, cats, arcade machines, myself :p
Favorite song to play: Funky Jockey!
Best Song: Tream vook of the war NM A *No Bar* Beemera NM D, Final audition 2-2 B
How you discovered pump: 9 years ago went with a friend randomly to mall of america, stopped in the arcade and always wanted to try a dancing game, left there an hour later and came back 2 hours after that lol
Other stuff: Machine owner, Cat lover, Overall life struggler lol
Posted by: 3nomiS on 10:50 CST :: 7/16/2009
Real Name : Natalia
Languages: spanish, english i think so?, bit of french
Interests: Music and pump
Favorite song to play: beethoven virus
Best Song: mmmm i dont know
Other stuff: play music
Posted by: Pig_Iz_Halal on 09:33 CST :: 7/29/2009
Hometown: Houston, Tx
Languages: English and Spanish
Occupation: Full Time College Student/ Part Time worker @ an arcade with 2 DDR machines (been trying to convince them to get PIU for the longest)
Interests: Road Trips, Meeting new people, Being Random, Hookah!
Favorite song: Angel in the night by Basshunter
Favorite song (PUI): Nice To Meet You. Full perfect combo S on both Crazy and Nightmare.
How did I get into pump: Been playing playing DDR for the longest and then came ITG. Didn't really get into it but the arcade with the ITG had an Exceed. Played that liked it and came back 2 days later. Been hooked since.
Posted by: 4yVak on 07:43 CST :: 7/31/2009
Real name: Kostya
Hometown: Kiev, Ukraine
Languages: English, Russian
Occupation: College Student
Interests: Video Games (Mainly Rhythm Games, MMOGs, Some action), Music (From Anime or rhytm gaems, ye), WorldMax ^^
Favorite song to play: Uprock CZ + Vanish
Best Song: sure is Canon D
How I discovered Pump: Came to play with some friends, and got involved.
Posted by: Salem Cat on 12:00 CST :: 7/31/2009
Oh hi O O
Posted by: Cyko on 18:01 CST :: 7/31/2009
Real Name : Danny
Nickname : Vyle
Gender : Male
Age : 19
Category : Speeder & Worldmaxer
Hometown : Indonesia
Favorite Station : Worldmax
Favorite Version : NXA
Favorite NXA Song : DJ Otada (New Tunes), Canon-D (PIU Ori), All K-Pop, Dance All Night (Pop)
Favorite Mission :
- Remember Me 2 & 4
- Miss S
- Mine Removing
- XOR & XNOR
- All Nostalgia n Red Line
- Beat The Step
- Block Game
- Spin Around
- Turn Turn Turn 2 (Pandonus) & Turn (Shantomia)
- *Ehne 2
- Mine Wall
- Perfect Finish
- Dead End
- Sensitive Mine 1 & 2
- Mine Strike
- Mine Field 2
- Avoid 2 & 3
- Wuwang Z Good Zang & Remake Night Air 2
- Expansion 1,2,3
- Hidden Part 1 & 2
- Countdown & Frost Melody
- Mirror 2 & Huge Crystal
Posted by: Katon on 19:44 CST :: 8/01/2009
Don't like many songs, do you? lol j/k
Posted by: Tenkao2SE on 21:46 CST :: 8/01/2009
So... I've been posting a lot but I've never introduced myself, I think I could now:
Real name: Xavier
Hometown: Lima - Perú
Languages: Spanish, English, and a very basic Japanese
Occupation: Vocalist, Musician student at the UPC
Interests: Asian stuff, Languages, Music, Pump
Favorite song to play: It's my business Another-NM // Witch Doctor Another-FS
Best song (and mode): Beethoven Virus / LaLaLa / Winter FS NS (and sometimes mirror to impress the people who don't know what mirror is so I can play looking at the people).
Favorite WorldMax Mission: *Ehne (DejaVu Full NM).
How you discovered Pump It Up: My brother started playing the O2-Jam Keyboard Challenge in a Modified Prex, then I discovered the Exceed 2...
Other stuff: I'm a pervert who loves his girlfriend a loooooooot ^^!!! (I love you July ^^!, even though you don't enter to PH and won't read this lol).
Posted by: pump_noob on 11:43 CST :: 8/27/2009
Real Name : Josh
Nickname : captainpicard321 (on youtube); pump_noob
Gender : Male
Age : 26
Category : Speeder
Hometown : Near Washington, DC, USA
Favorite Station : Arcade
Favorite Version : 1st: NX 2nd: NXA
Favorite NXA Chart : Toccata, DJ Otada
All-Time Favorite Charts : So CZ (SPINS GALORE!!!), Winter, LIADZ
Current Level : As of Aug. 2009, my best is getting a "C" on song's NXA level 14; Fail miserably at NXA level 15 (Winter CZ).
Ultimate Goals: Passing Winter CZ, Chimera HD, and LIADZ CZ w/ a "D" or higher (currently failing all of them!)
Favorite Mission : I don't play Worldmax or FS!
Ethnicity : Caucasian
Languages : English
Occupation : Programmer
Interests : Computer games (Microsoft FSX; Flight Simulators; Starcraft; Unreal Tournament); Pump!!!
I hope to buy a camcorder soon and upload some pump vids of myself.
Posted by: luciusxx on 23:39 CST :: 8/27/2009
Over here, just worship those Mexican people and you'll do fine.
Posted by: RedRightHand on 11:40 CST :: 9/18/2009
Real Name : Patrick
Nickname : Gitaroo_man (old Pumpcore name)
Gender : Male
Age : 24
Category : Casual
Hometown : Spindale, North Carolina
Favorite Station : Arcade
Favorite Version : Exceed 2
Favorite NXA Song : Haven't played it enough, but I've always like Seo Taiji.
Ethnicity : Caucasian
Languages : English, German
Occupation : Unemployed
Interests : Playing guitar, reading, going to shows, occasional video games (RPGs, Guitar Hero, PIU, etc.)
Posted by: mrCLICKman on 20:42 CST :: 10/03/2009
I don't think I've ever done this post.. and if I did (it was probably VERY LONG AGO), sorry for the wasted bandwidth x(
Real Name : Roberto
Nickname : mrCLICKman (my youtube, facebook and pretty much everything else name)
Gender : Male
Age : 19
Category : SPEEEED
Hometown : Seaside, CA
Favorite Station : Arcade
Favorite Version : NX (Only newer version I've ever played)
Favorite NXA Song : Never played
Ethnicity : Filipino
Languages : English, Tagalog
Occupation : Student
Interests : Besides PIU, I play a lot of ITG. I also work out quite a bit, and am a huge Indianapolis Colts fan
Posted by: OtaniX on 10:55 CST :: 10/09/2009
Real Name : Minoru Otani
Nickname : Minoru (Otanix Didn't work)
Gender : Male
Age : 23
Category : Freestyle
Hometown : Sao Paulo SP Brasil
Favorite Station : Arcade
Favorite Version : OBG and Extra
All-Time Favorite Charts : Funky Jockey FS
Ethnicity : Brazilian
Languages : Portuguese, English
Occupation : Programmer
Interests : Games, Dances ,etc=P
Posted by: lefar401 on 10:45 CST :: 11/04/2009
Real name: Adi
Hometown: Malang, East Java, Indonesia
Interests: Computers, Reading Books (my friends said that I'm a bookworm),pump it.
play as : speeder
fav machine : NXA
fav station : arcade and special station
I discovered pump it when I'm going to a game center in my city named "timezone", there I look someone playing pump it (she's just playing normal songs though) then I become interested in playing pump it so I asked my friend who could play pump t to teach me and I'm become a pump it addicted now:)
I want to say hello to everyone here, nice to meet you all
Posted by: tuttifruity32 on 10:53 CST :: 11/04/2009
Welcome to PH
Posted by: btmpl on 16:16 CST :: 11/12/2009
Ok, guess I'll introduce myself ,seeing as I've been lurking for some time ;)
Real name: Bart Szczeciński (don't ever try to pronounce it )
Hometown: Lodz (Łódź (don't ever try to pronounce it either )), Poland
Languages: Polish, English, a little Deutsch
Occupation: web designer
Interests: programming, making websites, rhythm games (ddr, piu, para para and taiko no tatsujin controllers owned ;p)
Favorite song to play: um ... Chimera?
Best song (and mode): Will of the wisps, Hard - not the hardest one, but one I wont be doing again any time soon ;)
How you discovered Pump It Up: Moved over from DDR as Pump became more popular here in Poland. And by more popular I mean we have like 6 or 7 machines for the whole country
Other stuff: Administrator of the polish rhythm games community - < DDRPoland >
I've been into Pump and DDR for 5-6 years now. I might not be the best, but I consider myself pretty good at PiU. Access to machines in our country is severely limited - we only got a handful of them, and thats mostly during the spring break. Still - we got 2 machines (NX and NX2) in Lodz, so I try to spend a hour or two at the arcade 2-3 times a week with my wife and friends.
Recently we moved from speed to freestyle, only one of us does nightmare yet but it's fun to watch nevertheless - I hope to move to harder freestyle songs some time soon, but the diagonal jumps on both pads are my worst nightmare for today
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 17:17 CST :: 11/12/2009
Sorry, you got me curious. How in the world do you pronounce that? And is that an accent mark over the "n"?
Posted by: btmpl on 04:52 CST :: 11/13/2009
Yes, ń is the letter n with accent mark over it, and it's prononuced almost the same as "ni" (think "The Knights who say Ni" in Monthy Python and the Quest for Holy Grail ).
And as for my name and city - try this: < Szczeciński > and < Łódź > (enable flash, and press the button marked "Czytaj" to repeat it) ;-)
Posted by: betu on 23:18 CST :: 12/11/2009
Real name: Joao Roberto
Hometown: Ludlow, MA
Languages: portuguese and english (i talk a little bit)
Interests: pump it up, and games online
Favorite song to play: Wow... it`s really hard select 1 music! :S I dont like music... i select the music for the level
Best song (and mode): Well... S on Beat #4 Nightmare
How you discovered Pump It Up: My brother played in this machine when I have 12 years, and I started to play since this
Other stuff: i`m stepmaker!
Well... My english is weak. I`m new in this country, sorry for the possible mistakes with the words!
Posted by: nami01 on 15:09 CST :: 12/20/2009
So I realized I started talking in forums before even introducing myself. x_x I'm so rude!
Real name: Angela
Hometown: Kansas, USA
Languages: English and Japanese
Occupation: Pharmacy Student
Interests: Drawing and selling comics, translating, some video-gaming, and various random things (a lot)
Favorite song to play: ...I don't think I have a favorite, I wish I could play some of the songs, but they're too hard for meh.
Best song (and mode): ...I don't wanna say.
How you discovered Pump It Up: It was at an old arcade place like...7-8 years ago. We didn't have a DDR machine at the time and so I started playing this game and loved it. I'm not very good, but I've played leisurely for a REALLY long time. I feel awfully old...
Other stuff: Playing PIU makes me happy. I want to buy one in my house for fitness purposes after I graduate from pharmacy school.
o.o I'm also surprised that so many people like PIU. It's such an old game by now and where I live, it's popularity isn't that great so I thought by now everyone left to do other things. I'm glad I'm not the only one who still plays.
Posted by: luciusxx on 16:00 CST :: 12/20/2009
Real name: Angela
Posted by: nami01 on 20:07 CST :: 12/20/2009
Is there something wrong with being named Angela and being half Japanese and Chinese???
Posted by: luciusxx on 20:31 CST :: 12/20/2009
Yes, China is removing domain names and sites from the Chinese people and the Japanese are over-powered in terms of technology and gaming.
A combination of Hitler and intelligence in a female is never a good thing.
Posted by: xxxtaco on 20:47 CST :: 12/20/2009
way to make yourself look like a moron, lucius
Posted by: luciusxx on 21:13 CST :: 12/20/2009
I'm not kidding taco.
My mom's like that (Not Jap though, She's Hitler and fucking wins every argument I try and start with her -___-)
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 23:17 CST :: 12/20/2009
Way to be nice to a new member of the forums right off the bat.
Dude, seriously...calm down a bit.
Posted by: kpopgrrl on 23:32 CST :: 12/20/2009
Yeah, Lucius, don't be a racist.
Nice to meet you, Angela. We're the same age. And even though you think you're not very good you're probably better than me. I'm pretty much the worst player on this site.
Posted by: luciusxx on 23:43 CST :: 12/20/2009
I ain't racist, I live in freaking Singapore, they THROW you in jail for being racist, even on your own blog, lol
Posted by: Mimi-Loves-You-All on 11:08 CST :: 12/21/2009
Lucius, you acted like racist
Posted by: xxxtaco on 20:40 CST :: 12/21/2009
lucius quit being such a dickhead and racist
Posted by: nami01 on 23:52 CST :: 12/21/2009
Roflmao. o.o It's okay! I like being asian...well and being female.
It's nice to meet all of you!
Thank you so much for the welcomes! I hope I get along with everyone here!! This forum is active and fun to visit!! Even though I don't reply to everything, I like reading all the different threads.
=_=;; I really can't play as much as I used to. Played six games and I was so tired! *sigh*
Posted by: luciusxx on 13:53 CST :: 12/22/2009
I repeat, I ain't racist.
Now get off my back, it's the internet.
Posted by: Mimi-Loves-You-All on 14:23 CST :: 12/22/2009
I vote for banning lucius '_'
Posted by: valius on 15:30 CST :: 12/22/2009
Bad racial humor = no good, my friend. I know the joke, but it's really not that funny in a context, especially when dealing with new members Just because it's the Internet doesn't mean you can get away with everything Then again you are at the age of being young and foolish...
Posted by: Chris Lee on 15:39 CST :: 12/22/2009
His YouTube account says he's 23.
Then again, 23 can be considered young and foolish.
Posted by: luciusxx on 15:42 CST :: 12/22/2009
My youtube account was created some years ago, and I was "Too young" to have a youtube account.
Simply put, I did what normal kids my age did, put in a fake age.
It's the internet. xD
NOW get off my back.
I'll give milk and cookies to those who do.
Posted by: adonis_minus_20 on 15:58 CST :: 12/22/2009
I like milk and cookies I had no idea there was so much drama in the member intro thread.
BTW, welcome Angela!
Posted by: luciusxx on 16:11 CST :: 12/22/2009
Are you Santa Claus?
Posted by: adonis_minus_20 on 19:52 CST :: 12/22/2009
I have played the part on occasion, lol.
Posted by: luciusxx on 08:45 CST :: 12/23/2009
Then you get milk and cookies if you promise to not come to my house.
I am afraid of people who know when I am sleeping and awake.
I am afraid of people who come into my home in the middle of the night.
I am afraid of people who tell kids to sit on their laps.
Posted by: IsRaMiNe on 11:47 CST :: 12/23/2009
OH My Freakin' God, theres something new for me:
Real Name: Christian Ruiz
Age: 20 (My parents stolen one year of my life)
Hometown: Mexico City (Finally Moved )
Ethnicity: Born Israeli, Mexicanized later
Languages: Spanish, Hebrew, A little of German (My father is german, LoL), English, little French
Occupation: Mining Student
Interests: Music (Drummer and I play Piano a bit), Mineralogy, Explosives (Yay), Pump It Up
Favorite Song To Play: Breakin' Love NM
Best Song (And Mode): What Do You Really Want? FPC CZ
How Did I discovered Pump?: Well, I went to the City and found this machine, so I played It, and I liked it
Oh, I have like 10 years on this game, too
Other Stuff: Maybe I'll leave the game next year, or at least I'll reduce my time (I don't know how to do this, specially because I play like every week )
Posted by: Noodles on 14:50 CST :: 12/23/2009
i like doing these over and over even though everyone knows who i am
Real Name: alan
hometown: orlando, fl
Languages: ENG POR and a little spanish i guess
Interests: piu of course, fps shooters (Valve junkie, CSS TF2 L4D. and CoD)
Favorite Song To Play: Everything
Best Song (And Mode): CZ, anything.
How Did I discovered Pump?: Mom´s Job + Pump Machine = OMGOMGOMGOMG
Other Stuff: now that think about it, ive been playing for over 6 years! ever since prex 3 at a local bowling ally.
Posted by: adonis_minus_20 on 16:43 CST :: 12/23/2009
I never did this at all, so...
Real Name: Jim
Hometown: Clementon, NJ
Ethnicity: White Guy
Languages: English and Bad English
Occupation: Software Dev
Interests: PIU, Music (I play the drums, guitar, and bass), Computers, Video games, weight lifting/physical fitness
Favorite Song To Play: Too many to name just one
Best Song (And Mode): Too many to name just one (CZ)
How Did I Discover Pump?: Saw a Prex3 at a D&B some years back and decided to give it a try
Other Stuff: I started out playing DDR with my daughter some years ago and then we both switched to PIU, now she doesn't like to play at all anymore ;(
Posted by: ShadeLRK on 17:00 CST :: 12/23/2009
I really don't remember if I already told you this but anyway:
welcome to Pump Haven Angela! and nice to meet you
Feel free to ask for help whenever you need it and stuff
Posted by: travelsonic on 01:28 CST :: 1/17/2010
My name is Ben, age 20. I've lurked here before, long time ago though, but never thought I'd get so into PumP to post at a forum / site dedicated to it like I did for DDR/ITG2.
I started my expedition into PumP-dom about... 5 years ago? (damn, I feel old ) - Dave & Busters, Palisades Mall, NY. Exceed 2. I was with a friend of mine when we saw PumP - and though wow, it may not be DDR, but it looks fun anyways. We were kinda right - kinda meaning that the machine was in terrible shape. Game lagged to all hell, and some sensors were shot. Stupidly, after a few songs, we tried battle mode. It was outright hillarious seeing each other freak out as the speed shot up to 3x, zip down to 1x, and things got all trippy.... no, we weren't on weed at the time either. We were both avid DDR players who were having a tough time trying something new.
Not too long later I got the Exceed Ps2 bundle... kept me hooked until my pad died about a year ago. Now I'm looking for a new one. Fortunately, the arcade nearest me (New Roc Funhouse) has PumP Zero, and PumP PRO (I'm not getting into an argument over that game ) and the pads mostly work. (I gotta visit my friend who goes to Manhattanville though, since they have a DX in their game room, or rather, it was DX last time I was on campus for the computer camp I worked at 3 1/2 years ago.) so for now, my addiction is under control... not.
Why did I pick such an expensive [but fun] hobby?
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 03:02 CST :: 1/17/2010
Look on the bright side. It's a healthy and social hobby as well.
Posted by: monkeyxboi on 10:23 CST :: 1/17/2010
welcome ben.......imo you chose the best hobby, rhythm games are a good way to keep you in shape, introduce you to music and artists from various countries, and especially with pump, a good way to occupy your time, lol........ive been playin for 10 years now and its kept me in the best shape even if i eat the most unhealthy stuff, most people start off on DDR but convert to pump just because how entertaining and hard it gets =)
Posted by: travelsonic on 12:04 CST :: 1/17/2010
I'll agree with the social part of it - never had a moment where I didn't run into other players, despite the arcade I go to being pretty desolate at times. Last time I went, it was fun - ended up drawing a rather large crowd of spectators... though I felt stupid for forgetting how to [and asking other PumP players for help on how to] navigate the PumP Zero music select screen - I guess that is what happens when you spend a year away from Exceed, and other PumP games that use the pad for menu navigation, and play PumP PRO almost exclusively though.
I'm hoping to stay well rounded in the music game genre - well, as much as I can... having played DDR for almost 5 years now, PumP for > 5 years now, ITG/2 for about 4 1/2 years, Guitar Hero for a year and a half on and off, and getting into IIDX only as of last year, each game has their own qualities/pitfalls, but I like 'em anyways. I kinda hate the idea of "converting" from one game/type to another, especially with this elitist crap I see between DDR and Guitar Hero fans (bleh) - and a little from the PumP PRO player base, so I just tune it out
Posted by: lovewoodrealm on 23:32 CST :: 2/05/2010
Hi.. I guess I need to post an introduction here. I hope I'm not doing a repost, but as far as I remember I never introduced mself here
Real name: Ireth
Hometown: Malang, East Java, Indonesia
Languages: English and some Japanese
Occupation: Not yet employed, just graduated recently
Interests: Pump It Up (of course!), music, good movies, good games
Favorite song to play: Perhaps Empire of the Sun
Best song (and mode): So far, Moonlight cz and DJ Otada cz. They are two horrible cz songs for me.. >_<
How you discovered Pump It Up: A friend of mine mentioned about it before, and then the next time I went to the mall with another friend, I doscovered one of the machines. I think it was Prex but I don't really recall.
Other stuff: I started plaing Pump since 2006, always barefeet when playing. That's why I used to have scars and my feet bleed often. But since I'm used to already, I never experience it anymore. ^^
Glad to see everyone here =)
Posted by: Crazy_Musician on 00:00 CST :: 2/08/2010
Hello everybody! Some of you already know me as ZELLLOOO, but you can call me that, CM, or Phil, doesn't matter to me haha.
Anyways, I started Pump about a year and a half ago after returning to the 4 panel scene from a long break. Since then, I've kinda lurked around here and other places and I'm looking forward to staying here.
Posted by: p-chan on 13:18 CST :: 2/25/2010
I've been lurking here forever @_@;; but since I've been coming here more often for info, might as well post too
Real name: Patricia Chan
Languages: Chinese and English
Occupation: Pump player...? lol currently unemployed
Interests: Dancing, fansubbing, sewing, baking, cooking, music games, computers, watching a ton of asian dramas, being a dork
Favorite song to play: As of right now... Guitar Man NM
Best song (and mode): Not a clue. Still pushing myself to get better every time I go play =p
How you discovered Pump It Up: My ex-bf introduced me to it back when Prex 3 was out.
Other stuff: I have been playing DDR since 2000... it's been a very long time The game just kinda got boring after Extreme so I was looking for something new. I haven't played Pump since 2004 but then jumped back into it all during the summer of 2009 and haven't stopped since I usually hit up my local Dave & Buster's 2-3 times a week to play.
Posted by: mandiow on 00:10 CST :: 3/03/2010
My name is Caiã also known as Mandiow o/ I'm from Brasil and play pump fo 5 years. i'm trying to enter more in othe forums "alem" pumpbr...as you see my english is......uh....i don't have to comment no? xD
Posted by: DSMLMD on 19:09 CST :: 3/06/2010
Real name: Wahyu Dwi Lesmono
Hometown: Cibinong, West Java, Indonesia
Languages: Indonesia, Bad Grammar English, Little German.
Occupation: SHS Student
Interests: Editor Game, Making simfile, Writing, Studying, Typing, Playing game,
Favorite song to play: Everything
Best song (and mode): Everything (Hard, and Freestyle)
How you discovered Pump It Up: I found the PIU when I was a kid where I was in junior high school. But I started playing when I first played ITG PC and PIU PC.
Other stuff: Currently I'm making Indonesia song simfile. But I also want to make it in simfile PIU version. Unfortunately, a lot of my activities at school, so I did not get to make it. And another thing, I really want to know much about the PIU development course. And nice to meet you all
Posted by: jakbu on 19:16 CST :: 3/06/2010
Hi everyone ;)!
Real name: Jakub Niedzielski
Hometown: Sulejówek near Warsaw, Poland
Languages: Polish, English
Interests: Rhythm`n`music games, PCs, console gaming, asian culture, black people culture.
Favorite song to play: Drunken Tiger - Emergency
How you discovered Pump It Up: I got bored of DDR, so I looked on other games and found PiU, then looked for arcades in Warsaw and found 2 machines - Exceed 2 & NX2 ;) (no NXA in Poland ;_;)
Posted by: DahrkDaiz on 08:19 CST :: 3/12/2010
I've been registered here for a while but I'm just now seriously getting into PIU as a more serious game, so this may be a reintroduction, if so, it's been years.
Real name: Travis
Hometown: Knoxville, Tennessee
Interests: Programming, QuakeLive, DDR, PIU
Favorite song to play: After one session of seriously playing, Will-o-wisp, What's Going On, Turkey March
Best Song: none yet
How I discovered Pump: First played Pump on a visit in Winchester, VA. tried it more seriously back home at the local Chuck E Cheeses. Met a few former DDR friends who said they were getting serious about Pump, so I went to play with them and now I'm hooked.
Other Stuff: Been playing DDR for 6 years. Skill level pretty much plateaued (passing most 10s no bar, including on doubles, AAing 90% of the game).
Posted by: luciusxx on 08:42 CST :: 3/12/2010
I am so getting into that course when I enter a Polytechnic
Leaning more to the games side, though..
Posted by: Zozoken on 02:34 CST :: 3/26/2010
Hometown: Roanoke, Virginia
Current Location: Between Louisville, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio
Languages: Fluent in English, semi-fluent in Spanish and Japanese
Education: University of Louisville, left due to financial and family reasons
Interests: Programming, languages, games of most kinds, and Christianity
Favorite Pump Songs:
Pump Haven Discovery: I'm unsure if Yohei ever posts here, but he was the one that told me about this site, and I have lurked since 2004. It is only recently that I started posting, due to the immense changes in Pump with the newest mixes, NXA and Fiesta.
I think that about does it. 6 years late but here I am.
If anyone feels uncomfortable being named in my introduction, let me know and I'll remove it.
Posted by: LHoT on 11:42 CST :: 4/06/2010
Name: Derek AKA LHoT(10820)
Location: Chicago (Northern Suburbs)
Favorite Mix: I dunno
Favorite Pump Songs: FAEP 2-X, Dignity (lol), Canon D, Chopstix Challenge
History: I haven't been playing music games for very long at all. I didn't even get into DDR until AFTER SN2 was out in US Arcades (November 2007). I'm not sure how I did it, but I skipped over 1-9 footers, the first song I played was MaxX Unlimited Heavy and managed a pass (used the bar though). I did it on a bet for $1 with my friend. Before this, I had only played DDR once and that was at a friends birthday party back in like... First grade or something.
DDR quickly bored me with a lack of difficult and fun charts, so I found my way over to ITG. I played the game very on and off due to distance from me, but always managed to get more stamina and better scoring, even when there was a four month gap between me playing. After about a 7 months of playing, I contacted WinDEU about hacking an ITG cabinet (lol, seriously), we ended up just chatting and being friends in general. One day he invited me over to play Pump at his house, so I figured I'd expand my music game horizon a bit. (I actually got into IIDX over that summer too) I went to his place, decided I'd play Pump no bar, and managed to knock out a couple of 16s my first time ever playing the game. I thought that Pump was fun, but nothing I could see myself getting into too much. Fast forward one year (Almost exactly) to the next August, I end up playing Pump at WinDEU's again, my second time, I decide to start braving some NM charts, managed to get several 15s and went out on a limb and tried two 18s with good results.
Another 8 month lapse in Pump playing, I go with WinDEU yet again to the Den in IL to play some NXA there. Managed to start getting a couple of Ss on easier stuff, didn't play to seriously... I went back the next weekend by myself and managed to start knocking out 20s no bar (and Dawn Of The Apocalypse CZ, but I don't think it's really a 21, I think AM is lieing. D:), and getting from D's to C's on my NM 18s.
Other than that. I just look forward to chilling with everyone, having a good time playing Pump with others.
Nice to meet you all.
Posted by: imtony on 01:05 CST :: 4/14/2010
copied from general discussion.
Hey everyone! I use to post on the very old PIUXtreme boards. I was one of the 11/12 year old players from Buras, Louisiana. Since Katrina, I have not played pump it up at arcades, but I do have the home version. Yesterday, I decided to take it out and had some fun playing some old songs that I use to always play. I can't say I'm satisfied playing on the soft pads, so I tried to google to buy some hard pads and it landed me on this site! I tried to register, but it said I already had an account so I guess I must've stumbled upon here before a little bit before Katrina but never posted lol. I don't think any of you guys will remember me, but I do see some familiar user names.
Posted by: Arturo on 08:18 CST :: 4/14/2010
I remember you. You and a friend of yours used to play in Buras, I recall (or maybe you played elsewhere and only lived in Buras.....I recall that city, because you always used to lament that it was boring or something, haha). I think only you posted regularly and your friend either didn't, or rarely posted. And you're Asian, right? See? My mind is still pretty sharp, haha.
But not perfect -- I don't recall your PX name....what was it again?
Posted by: imtony on 16:40 CST :: 4/14/2010
Yeah, that was me haha. Buras was like the country side...but it got washed away during Katrina from a direct hit lol so I moved to New Orleans. There was only one arcade in Buras and I use to always go there. When they picked up Pump, I went there almost every other day to play haha and I discovered PX through that. Yeah, I posted quite frequently back then when I had nothing to do, but my friend stopped posting after awhile. Yes I'm Asian, surprisingly you remember so much about me haha. I can't recall my PX name either...it was TonY5o4 or something of that sort I'm thinking...I had the running neon purple mickey mouse avatar for awhile...But I remember you too...seeing your name around...Dork...TS...Starian...this one korean guy with like 2389208 posts and supposedly can S almost every song...and I forgot his sn, but some guy from Hawaii had sent me a disc of KIU with 700mb of songs back when I had dialup and couldn't download all of that...was pretty cool of him lol.
Posted by: Arturo on 10:22 CST :: 4/15/2010
Dork and Starian, haha, of course. KpXJiWon or something like that was the Korean you mentioned. Hawaii?......was that you, davyn?
Posted by: davyn on 12:27 CST :: 4/15/2010
No, I had dial up in Hawaii until 2005, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was one of my old friends. They'd come to school with a new CD of KSF's almost every day.
Posted by: Insane Steve on 23:48 CST :: 4/18/2010
Hey, I'm Steve. I live in Indiana right now. I tried to join to download some of the Fiesta mp3s for 4-panel charting but I need to post more I guess so here goes.
I learned to play Pump at what was a Zero but is now an Exceed 2 machine at a local Chuck E. Cheese. I'm a bit more used to 4-panel still (yea I know boo) so I can't turn anything super-ridiculous yet but I'm getting better. As for skill I can pass 18-20s on CZ and 16-18 on NM right now. I can S 16s or so (depending on chart complexity) and have FPCed some 14s (best FPC is Deja Vu NM).
The machines I play on are that aforementioned Exceed 2, a NX2 at a Dave and Buster's with the worst pads and video lag like ever, and a Pro (lol) machine near my gf's house. Being an ITG convert I prefer the Pro scoring mechanism. Yea, I suck, I know
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 23:53 CST :: 4/18/2010
You don't, actually. Take a look at the box on the top right corner in the media DB.
Posted by: Insane Steve on 23:59 CST :: 4/18/2010
Ah, ok. I didn't even check to see how to get to the Media DB until you posted that, thanks.
Posted by: Rhea on 02:27 CST :: 5/12/2010
Real name: Rhea
Hometown: Great Yarmouth, UK
Languages: English, French
Occupation: supervisor in a bowling alley, fix arcade machines there, paintball marshal, pain in the butt for managers (swear that's in my job description)
Interests: PIU, ITG, Q-zar (I'm a tournament player) reading, sleeping
Favorite song to play: usually anything by Novasonic
Best song (and mode): none, so far.
How you discovered Pump It Up: By accident, I went somewhere thinking it was a DDR machine, and it changed. Played anyway, and enjoyed it so much I went back again, and again. Still rubbish, as I play ITG a lot as well, but I'm getting there
Other stuff: Poster from DDRUK, although I tend to lurk more.
Very new person here, trying to learn more. Doesn't seem to be many people from the UK at all though.
Posted by: StrikeFr on 13:03 CST :: 5/13/2010
Real name: Sébastien
Hometown: Bordeaux, France
Languages: French, English
Occupation: IT engineer
Interests: Rhythm games in general (DDR, PIU, Para, GH, etc.)
How you discovered Pump It Up: By trying all kind of Rythm and Dance games ;)
Other stuff: Active member of DDR Bordeaux association
Posted by: SimDaddyGT on 14:11 CST :: 5/13/2010
I should have done this when I first joined, but...
Real name: Jason
Hometown: Cut Off, LA (BFE)
Occupation: Data Entry Clerk
Interests: Video Games (mainly DDR and PIU), MMA (not me actually doing it)
Favorite song to play: Go Away by BMK
Best song (and mode): If by best, you mean hardest song passed, then Com' Back CZ (Zero). If not, then... Footprints NM.
How you discovered Pump It Up: Went to a cinema in N.O. once and saw the machine, but didn't start playing until 2005 when Houma got its Exceed machine.
Other stuff: I'm a visually impaired gamer. I used to be competitive, but over time, I decided to stick to casual and co-operative gaming.
Posted by: coolstarmon on 00:25 CST :: 6/20/2010
Maybe I should post here at the first time I register here...
Real name: Ronald Santoso
Age: 13 (Guess I am the youngest here... )
Hometown: Jakarta, Indonesia
Languages: Indonesian and English (some Chinese)
Occupation: Student @ St. Laurensia JHS
Interests: Computer (nearly anything about it) and Science (including Math)
Favorite song to play: One night - DJ Doc
Best song (and mode): I don't notice them exactly, but maybe So CZ (I remember clearing it with only 3 misses)
How you discovered Pump It Up: When I play in a mall, then I found it... At the first time, I don't know what it is. Just jumping like a crazy person here and there.. My first accomplishment that time, I got C at Run to You
Other stuff: Competitive and not too patient... but can also cooperate to other
Posted by: TheCeruleanEmerald on 20:16 CST :: 7/10/2010
Hi everybody! I haven't introduced myself on this website yet, so... here goes!
Real Name: Michael
Hometown: Spartanburg, South Carolina
Occupation: Cashier at Save-A-Lot
Interests: Video Games (Especially Nintendo and Sega), Cartoons, Anime, Science, and Art.
Favorite Song To Play: Hm... I guess either Solitary 2 S17 or Faster Z S16.
Best Song: Uh... I got a "B" on Wi-Ex-Doc-Va once and I can get an "A" on X-Treme Vook of the War.
How I Discovered Pump It Up: I saw some guys playing Pump at Mr. Gatti's sometime in 2005 and I asked to play. They helped me get started on some easy songs, and I wasn't terrible at it! My folks bought me the Xbox version that Christmas and the rest is history!
Et Cetera: I like drawing comics and making silly videos on YouTube like the "Horrible Parody" series.
Pump it Up forever!
Posted by: foxxbott on 23:02 CST :: 7/20/2010
Real name: Susie ^.^
Hometown: St. Petersburg, FL
Ethnicity: Caucasian Amazon *roar*
Languages: English, German and bits of Japaneezish
Occupation: Mechanic's lovely assistant
Interests: dancing (ballroom, latin and belly), sewing, gardening, dressing up as a cat, and being goofy.
Favorite song to play: Run To You (Hard)
Best song (and mode): Black Cat (Double)
How you discovered Pump It Up: About 10 years ago the 1st edition was in a rinky-dink arcade at the casino down the road. Addicted ever since, but was super sad when they removed it. The newer games just don't feel the same.. haven't played in a while, but for my birthday I received the 1st edition for the PC and am in love all over again!! <3
Other stuff: It's super cool to find other Pump It Up fanatics. I had no idea there was such a following! DDR is for wussies.
Posted by: DAN tha MAN on 04:54 CST :: 7/28/2010
Real Name: Daniel
Hometown: Fort Worth, TX
Occupation: QT Assistant manager
Interests: Video games (i play all sorts) and anime
Favorite song to play: Funky Tonight
Best song (and mode): I'll Give you All My Love CZ
How did you discover Pump It Up: Back in 2004, a friend a I went to play games at a nearby putt-putt. He showed me that they had a different dancing game besides DDR (it was PIU prem. 3). I tried playing it, but I just kept failing. A few months later I decided to go back and give it another try. Since I had been playing DDR for quite some time then, it took me about 3 games and I went to playing hard mode. I've been playing PIU ever since.
Posted by: lordofvermillion on 20:01 CST :: 8/05/2010
Hi! I've had my acct for a while, but I've just started reading the forums, so here's my intro!
Piu initials: JJJ
Location: downstate new york
Favorite song: groove party remix!
Best song: groove party remix - doubles 15
Ethnicity: mutt - german/russian/chinese
Interests: piu obviously, but I'm a fan of all kinds of video games, tabletop roleplay, and online mmos!
How I found pump- it was a sign from god! No seriously, in my computer repair class, around 2003, I heard beethoven virus for the first time in mp3 format. Mystified, this song played on repeat in my head for years... until I passed by the piu machine in the mall....while someone was playing that very song, on doubles no less! Needless to say, I was determined... and I still failed. It was my first time, and beethoven was NOT gentle. But, I picked my pride up off the floor and tried sarang hae (it was a prex2) over and over... practically memorized it.... 5 years later, I'm rolling wit the big dogs, levels 13 to 15 doubles, no longer strike fear into me(unless they're banya or yahpp)! :3
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 20:12 CST :: 8/05/2010
Haha, nice story. Beethoven Virus is likely more responsible in getting people into the game than any other song. Welcome to the forums.
Posted by: Diamondback96 on 20:06 CST :: 8/10/2010
Hello, I'm Diamondback96. I'm generally a DDR player, but I'm trying to get into PIU (but DDR is what most places seem to have around here )
My username comes from two things: the Diamondback roller coaster at Kings Island in Ohio, and my birth year.
Edit: Oh, I got hooked onto PIU because of Beethoven Virus, Winter (mainly because both it and V from DDR are based on the same thing), and Shake That Bootie. I've only played an arcade version once.
Posted by: Paranoia on 13:52 CST :: 8/25/2010
Real name: Chad Quicke
Hometown: Massena, New York USA
Languages: English, little bit of French
Occupation: Network Admin
Interests: Gaming, women, alcohol, and rhythm games
Favorite song to play: I love me some Solitary 2
Best song (and mode): Don't have one just yet
How you discovered Pump It Up: Went out to a city nearby, Plattsburgh, found it in the arcade and was like "lolomg 5 panels?"
Other stuff: I've been playing pump on and off for about 2 years now. I played DDR/ITG for a total of 5. I've recently became a proud owner of a Pump GX Cabinet with Zero currently installed, and I absolutely love it.
Posted by: Arturo on 10:43 CST :: 8/26/2010
Paranoia -- Do you know Mini-Spike (Andy) and Dan from Plattsburgh?
Posted by: vikodrk on 10:23 CST :: 8/29/2010
Real name: Victor
Homtown: Pue, Mex.
Languages: Spanish and some english ( very bad D: )
Interests: Some games, computers, art *-*, music and that's all
Favorite song to play: Love is a danger zone - banya... and now... i like many destination *O*
Best song: What do you really want - crash - Crazy - S
How do you discovered Pump It Up: one day i saw a beautiful girl playing *-* and... well... you will know the next part of the history XD
Other stuff: i play the piano for that i like many the music...
Posted by: EdamameFan on 22:37 CST :: 9/18/2010
Been playing dancing games off and on for probably 5-6 years. Played DDR/ITG for a while just because they were the only games accessible to me, although the first time I played PIU was several years ago. There have been times that I played more PIU due to Pump Pro and other newer mixes. There was a nearly 2 year timeframe where I considered myself done with dancing games, but in the last 2 years I've been playing again just for fun.
I've been playing more Pump partially because I need a new challenge, and partially because I'm trying to learn more of the Korean language (I know a bit of Japanese), and I thought PIU would be a step in the right direction.
As for songs that got me into PIU: Canon D, I'll Give you All My Love and HI-BI.
Posted by: broccoli on 12:58 CST :: 9/19/2010
Try to freestyle / dance routine. It's pretty challenging at times if you start from scratch.
Not sure if playing Pump can help you learn more Korean language (other than exposure of phonics from the song lyrics)...
Posted by: EdamameFan on 22:33 CST :: 9/19/2010
I've tried some FS charts even Canon D is really hard for me just because I'm still working on foot placement for 10 panel. I never thought about doing an actual freestyle since I never did it for DDR but I'll think about it for PIU. I guess spins aren't enough?
As for learning korean, yeah it's mostly just listening and being introduced to more Korean music (something that until somewhat recently I never listented to). More about immersion than anything. I guess I should note that I've got some korean under my belt so it's not like I want to learn JUST from PIU.
Posted by: Pawprint on 10:57 CST :: 9/20/2010
There's no "even" about it. Canon-D FS is a pretty tricky chart (but fun as hell)! Don't feel bad if it's giving you problems, feel bad if So FS or Go FS are giving you problems!
Posted by: jakbu on 11:23 CST :: 9/20/2010
I think So FS is too easy for him ;)
Posted by: delrio on 11:33 CST :: 9/20/2010
Larpus FS is best FS.
Posted by: Panik214 on 21:06 CST :: 10/14/2010
Hey guise it's been a while. Between school and work, I stopped playing dance games for about 2 yearsish, and the amount of change in both the community and the game itself is fucking astounding. Never before have I seen such competitive charts, unlike the direction In the Groove is going with 200+ BPM stamina circle jerks. Pretty much what brought me back was the Miss 'S Story charts, and I'm staying because I've never been faced with so many songs, missions and challenges until I M-walked on the Fiesta interface.
As far as skill is concerned, I have footspeed and technique out the ass, but absolutely no stamina anymore. Example being I can get under 20 greats on the the Exceed 2 Solitary 2 singles chart, but I'll be slouched over the water fountain for the next 5 minutes.
I'm not gonna go on, but I look forward to being active in the community and playing frequently again, I've hardly ever enjoyed my self as much as being a sweaty menace in my mall, stomping arrows and kicking children.
Posted by: creamyjeremy on 08:36 CST :: 10/27/2010
I actually wasn't much of a fan of PIU until I bought an older machine for $800 on craigslist. It's a 2nd dance floor with a OBG marquee, it has a few issues, but works pretty well once its going.
I also have a DDR 4th+ Solo and a ParaPara Paradise 2nd mix. As well as a bunch of non-dance arcade games, such as Time Crisis 3, etc...
For the anime conventions here in Idaho (one of which I run), we set up the games for the attendees.
Posted by: ExK2238 on 10:28 CST :: 12/02/2010
Hello all, I'm just registered here 1 hour ago and I come to introduce myself.
Real 'n Full Name: Alex Kurniadi
Birthtown: Pontianak, Indonesia
Hometown: Pontianak, Indonesia
Ethnicity: I can't figure it out myself
Occupation: Junior High School student 1st grade
Interests: Pump It Up, ps2 games, and so on.
Favorite Song(s): so many that I'll tell some: LaLaLa cz, come back to me cz, panuelito rojo cz, chimera normal (how shameful am I), sorceress elise lv. 10, etc.
(Really) Best Song (for me): LaLaLa cz, chimera normal (I got no bad and no miss on both of them)
How did I found PIU: I walked to a game station in a mall and I saw a lot of people playing PIU. It was 'Zero' at the time I saw it, almost 2 years ago.
Well, that's all from me, and note that I'm not a pro on PIU, so please understand me.
Posted by: tushkan4uk on 20:58 CST :: 12/02/2010
Real name: Tanya Tsukrova
Hometown: Kiev, Ukraine
Languages: Ukrainian, Russian, English
Occupation: Student @ Institute of Journalism,
Kiev National Taras Shevchenko University
Interests: snowboarding, anime, drawing
Favorite song to play: Valenti
Best song (and mode): DotA NM (C rank no bar)
How you discovered Pump It Up: recently
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Nice to meet you all :3
Posted by: hermes10 on 11:10 CST :: 12/26/2010
I know it's been long since i joined this forum but let me introduce myself:
Real name: Birul Walidain(my name drifted from arabic that means "obedient to parent's order")
Age: 18 (born in Nov '92)
Hometown: Jayapura, Papua. Indonesia
Ethnicity: Haven't figured it out
Languages: Indonesia Primary, secondary english, some japanese
Occupation: College student @ STMIK AMIKOM Yogyakarta
Interests: Computer programming, racing games, dancing simulation games, RPG, Online Games, anime, cultures of other countries, Asian languages
Favorite song to play: Watch Out by Victoria (till NXA) and Go by U:nee (Both on Nightmare Mode)
Best song (and mode): Canon-D Full Song (A 18 misses and 12 bads)
How you discovered Pump It Up: When a game center was build not far from my house in jayapura, i come and saw some people playing and try to play too, been hooked since then
Posted by: Dayreon on 16:10 CST :: 2/19/2011
Hey guys! I just started playing Pump seriously a couple months ago and I've really enjoyed it. The community seems so much better and supportive than those in the 4-panel community, so I'm making a total conversion to 5-panel! I like to record my playing everytime I'm at the arcade, so check out my Youtube!
< http://youtube.com/Dayreon >
Real Name: Dustin
Hometown: Dallas, Texas, USA
Occupation: IT Helpdesk
Interests: Any dance games! Starcraft 2, World of Warcraft
Favorite song to play: My Friend NM
Best song (and mode): Probably best at singles, getting up to 18s and 19s on NM
How you discovered Pump It Up: I moved close to a Dave and Busters that has Fiesta (now FiestaEX) and I like it a lot more than 4-panel.
Posted by: Arturo on 16:53 CST :: 2/19/2011
Welcome, Dustin ! You're a beast ! haha
Posted by: Dayreon on 17:38 CST :: 2/19/2011
Haha, thanks. I see you're in Dallas, do you play at the same DnB off Central?
Posted by: Arturo on 17:54 CST :: 2/19/2011
It's me, Art.
Posted by: Conqueror on 21:56 CST :: 3/09/2011
Just thought to say hi to everyone. Don't really post very much, I mean just look at my joined date. I guess you can call me a forum lurker for 8+ years. I remember the old days of PumpXtreme site, yes I've been around that long. I've read a lot of the forum stuff but never really had a need to post a question since it's usually been answered a couple of times, that's the "search" button fault. I bet I'm one of the oldest members that doesn't have "PH Member" status. I think Turkeyslam should bump up members to "PH Member" status for people who have 7+ years on an account. It's not like I'm going to abuse the promotion now am I. lol
Anyway been playing PIU for over 8 years and still a small group of my friends and I play every Fri & Sat at our local Gatties. Still not as good as a lot of you hardcore pumpers. Still can only do up to lvl 15 crazy singles, lvl 14 nightmare without using the bar. One of my friends is still a beginner lvl 5 hard and the others around lvl 8-10 hard.
Past versions I've played on
Premiere 1 <- this was version I really started on
Premiere 3 <- did not like
Feel like I know most of you and hope to post again in the next 7 years maybe sooner lol
Posted by: Guest on 22:56 CST :: 4/28/2011
I'm basically trying to figure out how to get Pump PC (this is a software/program, right? But I can't find any posts so far that gives me the link to download )
Anyways, I am Damienne. I just turned 24, and I love playing Pump It Up! I'm a little of the arcade-shy-type (I am very new to the game but would love to level up!)
My first question is, where can I get Pump PC? LOL. Is there a sticky that describes it all for a newbie? I want to have all those PIU songs that I play in the arcade to be in my PC (so that I can practice, LOL)
Thanks in advance to anyone who bothers to reply.
Posted by: ztarragus54321 on 07:38 CST :: 5/18/2011
I had posted more than 50 times but I have even never introduced myself lol
Real name: [nah, this is what i dont wanna tell you, cuz i am feeling shy to tell this ]
Age when joining: 13 (younger than ExK2238)
Hometown: Jakarta, Indonesia
Languages: Chinese, English, and Indonesian
Interests: PIU, DJMAX Technika (around half a year), ROBLOX (almost 2 years)
Favorite song to play: Orange Caramel - Magic Girl [including its full song]
Best song (and level): Pumptris Quattro Another Single Lvl. 17 (Full Perfect Combo)
How you discovered Pump It Up: Firstly, I saw some teenagers playing DDR Supernova in an arcade. Then, several months later, I saw a person playing Pump It Up NX (circa March 2009). Then after several months, when Pump It Up NX Absolute arrived in one of the biggest arcade chain in Jakarta (situated in major shopping malls), I started watching teenagers playing almost every weekend. Then I decided to play too someday.
When did I play PIU FOR REAL: June 2009, almost 2 years
PIU versions I have evar played: EXCEED2, NX, NX2, NX Absolute, FIESTA, FIESTA EX
Other stuff: YouTube (link below) and as I said, ROBLOX (acc: ztarragus54321) and DJMAX Technika (no ID Card)
Posted by: Guest on 09:16 CST :: 5/18/2011
I'm bas, and I'm also from Jakarta, Indonesia. I started to play pump when Fiesta EX comes into the town I'm currently in. Once I tried to play this game, I couldn't get my feet off it. However I haven't play much thus I'm still a n00b in this game.
As for simulators, I've downloaded and played PIU Fiesta EX PC and PIU NX2 PC, sadly both PIU PC had only a few songs that I could actually played.
I've been trying to find some other PIU simulators for practice, any suggestions?
I'm also wondering is there any way to increase arrow speed in PIU Simulators? Coz I find it hard to play when the arrows are so close to each other. Thanks
Posted by: ztarragus54321 on 08:17 CST :: 5/19/2011
Stepmania would do.
Posted by: Guest on 15:35 CST :: 5/21/2011
Real name: andrian
Hometown: denpasar Bali
Interests: Computers, Reading Books (Favorite Authors: Stephen King, and many other authors), Stepmania, Pump It Up, Dance Dance Revolution, Anime, Going to the movies, and talking with friends.
Favorite song to play: winter
Best Song: plain
How I discovered Pump: im my town they have DDR machine, and then pump it up..... i love them very muach.
Posted by: ExK2238 on 19:29 CST :: 5/21/2011
Whut? Is that for real? I thought you were around 16...
Posted by: Guest on 12:20 CST :: 5/22/2011
thankss, but stepmania only have four arrows right? I've tried playing directmove and downloaded some songs, but i couldn't find controls for the second set of arrows in double mode.
Posted by: LHoT on 13:42 CST :: 5/22/2011
Real name: Derek H
Ethnicity: American, German in ancestry.
Languages: English, can follow Spanish conversations sometime
Occupation: Indirect Account Executive
Interests: Arrows, arrows, and more arrows.
Favorite song to play: Anything rated 20 or higher on NM.
How you discovered Pump It Up: WinDEU made me do it.
Other stuff: I own a machine.
Posted by: ztarragus54321 on 21:05 CST :: 5/24/2011
you should download smnx2 or smnxa. That should do the job.
For the controld, go to options or press scroll lock on yur keyboard and enter the config joy/key mappings menu.
Posted by: ExK2238 on 03:04 CST :: 5/31/2011
Where to download?
Posted by: Guest on 07:31 CST :: 6/02/2011
Stepmania.com i guess, i've tried to download the plugins for pump it up but it doesn't work :S
and the simfiles should be at < http://www.pumpproplus.com/ >
Posted by: BabyIce on 19:23 CST :: 7/13/2011
Good day everyone!
I'm Alex from the Philippines. I registered last March just for the downloads (a leecher, yes )
But now I decided to post some stuff here, because of the PhPF held in our country last Saturday.
I got inspired by the 2nd place Speeder there, he played without double stepping anything!
So there, I wish my stay here will help me improve, I'm browsing previous topics to see some tips.
Anyway I wish I am welcome here. (I can't see that there are Filipinos who post often here.
Posted by: ExK2238 on 03:28 CST :: 7/14/2011
Hey you got the same name as me
Posted by: mrCLICKman on 03:54 CST :: 7/14/2011
Nino is very amazing. He'a also one of my inspirations in playing Pump.
Posted by: BabyIce on 03:47 CST :: 7/15/2011
Oh! Hi there Alex! Hahaha.
Posted by: ExK2238 on 05:59 CST :: 7/15/2011
Hello too lol
Posted by: BallGamer on 12:46 CST :: 7/19/2011
Hello, I'm BallGamer.
I'm PIU Thailand Player, Nice to meet you all.
Posted by: ztarragus54321 on 03:02 CST :: 8/02/2011
I now hav the ID CARD (DJ ZTARAGUS)
Posted by: Guest on 22:43 CST :: 8/07/2011
Real name: Secret
Hometown: Santiago, Chile
Languages: Spanish, English
Interests: Not many
Favorite song to play: Chimera
Best song (and mode): Mr. Firefighter Crazy (Barely passed on 1st stage)
How you discovered Pump It Up: Friends
Posted by: numbuh1 on 08:28 CST :: 8/08/2011
Real name: Well... maybe later
Languages: English (pretty bad) and Vietnamese
Interests: Music-based game, manga, playing sports
Favorite song to play: Run To You - DJ JOC
Best song (and mode): What Happened D20 (without breaking)
How you discovered Pump It Up: Found an Extra one while playing at a supermarket
Other stuff: Don't know what to say...
Posted by: ztarragus54321 on 09:29 CST :: 8/08/2011
WARNING: to anyone who mentioned my ACTUAL NAME in this forums, wil have to do Vacuum Cleaner D27 and clear with FPC.
Posted by: numbuh1 on 09:44 CST :: 8/08/2011
This is kinda stupid but... what is FPC?
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 10:15 CST :: 8/08/2011
FPC = Full Perfect Combo. S with All Perfects - no greats, goods, or bads.
Since Fiesta came out, it's also been called an SS.
Posted by: numbuh1 on 10:20 CST :: 8/08/2011
Oh, I see Thanks!
Posted by: ExK2238 on 07:09 CST :: 8/09/2011
Why don't just FPC my Cleaner AD (Another Double) lol
Posted by: diazo on 08:09 CST :: 8/13/2011
Real name: Daniel Armstrong
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Currently reside in Battle Creek, Michigan, USA
Ethnicity: Caucasian / English / American
Interests: Pump, health, medicine, Go (the board game), computer/video games, tennis, swimming
Favorite song to play: Hard to limit it to just one; Dr. M Crazy ? I've recently been starting to get the hang of easy NM charts like What's going on, We Don't Stop, Lee Hyun Do - Typhoon.
Best song (and mode): Enter the Dragon Crazy (A, no bar), Canon - D Crazy (D with bar).
How you discovered Pump It Up: First introduced to DDR home versions and spinoffs several years ago, I think I first discovered PIU at Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and then have been playing fairly regularly for about 2 years... Just acquired a GX machine with the Zero software July 2011. I'd also be happy to get my hands on an NX upgrade kit (so far my favorite mix, but I consider myself to be still relatively new to Pump).
Posted by: cein on 21:50 CST :: 8/26/2011
Real name: Cein Lee (bornname)
Hometown: Toronto, ON
Languages: English, Korean, little bit of French
Occupation: Student / Photographer
Favorite song to play: i never played few yrs
Best song (and mode): th idk
How you discovered Pump It Up: All the people has been played this game when i went back to Korea at year 2002.... i said "HAS BEEN PLAYED"
Other stuff: Nothing
AND ALSO QUESTION, (cuz i dont have permission to write down new topic) IS THERE ANY MACHINE NEARBY FROM SAN FRANCISCO, CA?
CUZ ME AND TOBY (also Korean, he's speeder) ARE STUDYING IN HERE, SF.
I DONT WANT TO GET RUDE BUT I DONT THINK PH-LOCATIONS DATAS ARE MOST RECENT.
SO I WANT SOME LOCAL GUY'S INFORMATIONS. THX.
Posted by: Guest on 22:17 CST :: 8/26/2011
Real name: M@DD JAKKAL
Hometown: Bumfuck Egypt, NY
Currently: outside of Boston
Ethnicity: Caucasian / Italian
Languages: English, Parakeet
Occupation: Student, Saving the World
Interests: Pump it Up, Game Reviews, Hanging out with Mini-Spike, Reverse Engineering
Favorite song to play: I love you Baby (Any difficulty)
Posted by: Paranoia on 14:13 CST :: 10/05/2011
Arturo, I just realized after all this time you asked me a question =P Yes, I know Andy and I've only met Dan once. Andy is a pretty cool cat. It's because of him I ventured out to pburg to play pump.
Posted by: Arturo on 09:44 CST :: 10/06/2011
Haha, that's cool. ....and so is Andy.
Posted by: Guest on 08:40 CST :: 10/08/2011
Real name: Mura Benson
Hometown: Gatlinburg, TN
Currently: St. Augustine/ Jacksonville, FL
Languages: Mandarin Chinese, English, Some Portuguese
Interests: Not many
Favorite song to play: Starian
Best song (and mode): Funky Tonight FS
How you discovered Pump It Up: While playing at a CJ's Custers arcade, I saw a Extra
Posted by: Guest on 09:09 CST :: 10/08/2011
Real name: Miles Tails (never for absolute real name)
Hometown: Logan, IL
Currently: Orlando, FL
Interests: Card Games
Favorite song to play: Anything from ZERO
Best song (and mode): Mr. Firefighter Crazy (Barely passed on 1st stage)
How you discovered Pump It Up: Friends
Posted by: Guest on 18:56 CST :: 10/10/2011
Hello everyone. :]
Languages: Spanish, English
How I discovered PIU: Actually, an NXA was sitting shiny and new in a nearby mall for a long time. Never cared about it... Then suddenly it's upgraded to Fiesta EX and my brother tries it out. About a month ago, I decided to give it a whirl, and now I can't stop.
I had stepmania for a long time, but barely played it. Now that changed.
Posted by: Guest on 03:44 CST :: 11/28/2011
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Occupation: Store associate
How I discovered PIU: I decided to give the Fiesta EX 2011 machine at GameWorks a whirl two weeks ago, due to indirect peer pressure from all of my friends that played PIU/ITG. Alongside Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune, it's quickly becoming an arcade game I can't get enough of.
Favorite song: It's been kind of arguable lately, but I think "Like A Man" is a solid favorite.
and actually, I should note that I already got an early start with getting to know people here-- I played with Arturo just two days ago.
Posted by: Arturo on 17:36 CST :: 11/28/2011
Welcome, Sean ! See you at USPF !
Posted by: Guest on 10:56 CST :: 1/11/2012
I'm a PIU player about 3 years and I´m building my own PIU machine from scratch using arcade spare parts PCB boards for TX model.
Need some help here, can you send me photos for internal connections for PIUIO, PADs construction, etc ?
Buy a machine here in Brazil is very expensive so I'll build my own
I'll be very happy with your help.
Thanks in advanced
Posted by: dragonlibra75 on 13:47 CST :: 2/21/2012
Well I've been around for a little bit now, but I stopped playing for a long time (long story). I figured this was the best way to get back in here by reintroducing myself.
I'm from the Detroit area.
I started playing Pump early '06. Played a lot until late '09. I'm trying to get back into it now.
I'm a bouncer and sales associate at Target Mobile.
(If anybody knows where any good locations near me are I would appreciate feedback)
Posted by: pipo221 on 20:00 CST :: 2/21/2012
Posted by: Guest on 16:39 CST :: 2/26/2012
I'm Tyler, 22, and from the RTP, NC area. I just bought a PIU Premier cab running Zero from the local arcade. I have no idea what to do with it, so I'm hoping to learn more here I started playing about a year ago, and the cab I purchased was actually the first one I ever played on.
Posted by: Dragstik on 22:10 CST :: 2/26/2012
Oh, I've never used this thread. I don't see why I shouldn't.
Languages: Spanish and English. Fluent at both.
Occupation: University Student
Favorite song to play: Turtles - What's Going On HD
Best song (and mode): Deux - We Are HD (A on first try, can't remember how many misses, I think only 2)
How you discovered Pump It Up: Back on 03, I went on vacation to another city and I entered an arcade. They had two Pump machines, can't remember which version they had although I think it was 3rd OBG. Then in 04, I saw EXTRA and learned the game. Fast forward to 05, my town gets an arcade with EXTRA. It was immediately replaced by a hacked Prex 3 (the infamous Prexceed mixes from the time) and that's when I gathered up the courage to try the game, I knew the songs and steps since I had KIU at home so I didn't do as bad as I thought I would. EXTRA still remains as my favorite mix even though I've never played it.
Current status: Still playing hacked Prex 3 machines casually (in fact, the same Prexceed mix I played first) although I got the chance to try an NX2 machine a few months ago (it broke and hasn't been repaired yet). Can clear most Normal songs and trying to do Hard and FreeStyle modes next.
Posted by: valius on 01:43 CST :: 2/27/2012
Hah, nice, is it the giant cab or a regular sized cab? Zero's a decent mix. Hopefully you might be able to get your hands on something newer in the future
Anyway, welcome, everyone
Posted by: Guest on 13:15 CST :: 2/27/2012
It's definitely a giant cab I'm not very familiar with PIU mixes but Zero seems to have a whole bunch of songs, and I'm certainly happy with it. I'll get some help ID'ing my system to see what I can do about loading another mix, although I'd have to imagine I'm running the oldest hardware possible considering the size/age of the behemoth.
Posted by: valius on 13:48 CST :: 2/27/2012
You have a DX then, which came out around 2001, I think? However, your computer is either the MK5 or MK6 if it's Zero... if you have an MK6, you can run any mix past Zero (need 512 MB of RAM for Fiesta EX).
Posted by: Guest on 16:12 CST :: 3/24/2012
Hi there my name is Christine.
Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI (the land with no PIU players)
Interests: lots, dancing/music games, pop n, console games, racing, dancing, etc
Been playing pump for 8+ years now. Went to nationals last year and placed 2nd in women's division which is a shock due to having nowhere to practice. Left with having to drive 2+ hrs just to play a decent mix on a decent machine
Posted by: mrCLICKman on 18:23 CST :: 3/24/2012
This is how I felt for years. Stuck on Exceed 2 for nearly 5-6 years. Just keep it up and maybe a machine will pop up in your area
Posted by: Guest on 19:43 CST :: 3/24/2012
If I move lol. I just took a 6hr drive to play fiesta...in a year or so I'll just have my own machine. I still rent and have a child so it ties me up fer now. Oh and I was introduced to pump by my good friend who retired from freestyle and use to have is own machine which he sold since it made no money
Posted by: Arturo on 12:15 CST :: 3/25/2012
Christine, are you talking about Marcel, I assume?
Posted by: Guest on 17:40 CST :: 4/07/2012
I am Noodles Z Husky, a 18 year old bloke from Sussex who plays Pump and stuff. I also have a furusit. Hey! ^.^
Posted by: Guest on 05:56 CST :: 5/24/2012
Hello. My name is Leonard. I am from Rayne, Louisiana which is not far from Lafayette. I'm 25 happily married with a 18 month old little terror. I was a member of these forums way back when The Prex 2 came along. I am just rediscovering pump after not playing for almost 6 years. The closest machine to me is in Kinder, LA which I don't think is there anymore.
I need some help from an admin. The site isn't letting me verify my email address to let me create topics. It keeps giving me an error saying some parts of the URL were not sent. Even when I use the alternate method of typing the verification code it gives me the same error. I want to be able to create a topic because I am having trouble making the game work. Sry for using this thread to speak of my problem but I figured this might be the best place for someone to see my problem and help me out.
Posted by: redviper on 11:06 CST :: 5/24/2012
Do you own your own machine?? What problems are you having with it???
Posted by: Daftendirekt on 11:14 CST :: 5/24/2012
Wow, for the whole year I was on this site, I've never introduced myself yet anyways:
Real Name: James Park
When I started playing: at the age of 9
Mix I started with: PIU The Fusion PC
Favorite game other than PIU: Team Fortress 2
Current Age: 15
Mixes Played: The Fusion, Prex 3, Exceed, NX, Fiesta, Fiesta EX
Fun Fact: My username was originally supposed to be Daftendirekt, but I spelled it wrong
Posted by: Guest on 11:26 CST :: 5/24/2012
Its not a machine. Its the PC versions. Trying to run them on Vista and it keeps telling me there is a problem with the pad. Its a laptop so it has to be connected via USB and not PS/2. I'm using the original pump pad that came with the first pump PC version until I can make my own. I actually want to try and make my own cabinet eventually just for a fun project.
Posted by: redviper on 09:16 CST :: 5/25/2012
You have to download the drivers for it. Your best bet, is to download stepmania and then download all the official songs for it. Stepmania has drivers to support the old pads. I was actually in the process of building my own metal pump pad, but then I bought a machine instead.
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 01:21 CST :: 5/26/2012
Judging by your member level, you should be able to create topics right now. If not, send me a PM and I'll do something.
Posted by: Guest on 12:47 CST :: 6/01/2012
Welllll~ I haven't been part of the pump scene for quite a long time. (6-10 years) And heard the pump machine over at Power Play finally died after some people rented it out for the weekend made me go "Wait a damn second, I want to play!"
Then just like that~ I popped in my old Perfect Collection disc, only to see that it wouldn't work...Managed to get ahold of a prex3 and have been playing via keyboard since I cant seem to find any hard pads for sale now-a-days for under 250. Then I remembered people like TurkeySlam and Funbox and SixFourtyFive.
Next thing I know...Im back over here part of the community!
Doubt any of you knew me so I wont bother with reintroducing myself formally. Just saying ello and whatnot since I cant make threads or anything.
So. I am here!
Posted by: Guest on 02:13 CST :: 6/21/2012
Well, guess its my turn
Real Name: Patrick Braxton
Birthtown: Tuscaloosa, AL
Hometown: Uniontown, AL
Languages: English, French (still practice
Occupation: graduated college
Interests: PIU, tennis, photography
Favorite Song To Play: Does this matter, i came to play
Best Song: I dont know
How I discovered PIU: i thought it was different version of ddr in 2008 at the mall
Posted by: redviper on 14:51 CST :: 6/21/2012
Welcome! Is there anybody that plays in your area?
Posted by: Guest on 09:47 CST :: 6/22/2012
Real name: David
Hometown: Tamaulipas, Mexico
Languages: Spanish, and a little bit english LOL
Occupation: Almost graduated from University, IT Enginnering
Interests: Computer programming, anime, k-pop, some reading, and of course, PIU
Favorite song to play: Moonlight by BanYa
Best song (and mode): Wi-Ex-Doc-Va with B after a long time without playing (half a year, maybe more)
How you discovered Pump It Up: A new place opened near my house around 2003, it was an awesome place! And best of all: a PIU O.B.G. SE, that was the first version I played.
Other stuff: I am in forums since 2004, mexican all of them, I started to recreate official simfiles for Direct Move and others in 2006 and... I'm doing that like a hobby until then LOL
Posted by: Guest on 13:49 CST :: 2/05/2013
Real name: Vickie
Hometown: Tylertown, Mississippi
Occupation:stay at home mom, I sell stuff on eBay sometimes
Interests: Any kind of motion gaming: ddr, Wii games, Kinect games, books, and anything that makes me laugh
Favorite song to play: idk yet
Best song (and mode): none, I'm a piu noob, but I'm decent at ddr
How you discovered Pump It Up: we took my daughter to a pizza/game place for her birthday and they had PIU Fiesta Ex. It was the first time I had ever played pump and I liked it.
Other stuff: I play ddr on stepmania with a metal pad. I would like to play piu on my PC as well but I can't find a metal pump pad ANYWHERE. I ordered a soft pad from amazon. I can mod it to plywood for now. Simfiles for pump seem to be hard to find as well. Is pump it up worth going to all this trouble just to play it? I should've put all this in a new thread but I can't start threads yet.
Posted by: valius on 15:35 CST :: 2/05/2013
Welcome vickie! Glad to hear that Fiesta EX is attracting some new people!
This site has some simfiles, and I believe the other place to get simfiles is from Pump Pro+.
Posted by: Guest on 16:12 CST :: 2/14/2013
Real name: Nicolás Cornejo
Hometown: Santiago de Chile
Languages: Spanish and English
Interests: Rythm Games and electronic music
Favorite song to play: I don't know, almost everything from 1st to Zero.
How you discovered Pump It Up: Some years ago in vacations, it was a modified prex 3, i look at the machine and everyone was very happy playing and i wanted to play it too, but that happened first on a OBG and then a Zero that is near to my house.
Other stuff: Stepmania user (5 and AMX 6.0). I don't have a pad so i play with my fingers but i try to go the often as i can to play an arcade PIU (once a week).
Posted by: Guest on 03:27 CST :: 4/14/2013
Real name: Aya
Hometown: Manila, Philippines
Languages: Filipino, English, Some Japanese and Korean
Occupation: Artist Manager for an Media Company
Interests: Asian Language, Writing, Reading, Manga, Anime and Music
Favorite song to play: Csikos Post Hard
Best song (and mode): I can't remember, I joined this group coz I want to get in touch again with other PIU players after not playing for years
How you discovered Pump It Up: We found a PIU: Exceed Machine in our local arcade back in 2005. We were among the first ones to get hooked to PIU in our country
Posted by: mrCLICKman on 23:24 CST :: 4/14/2013
Hi Aya! Are you a part of PIU Philippines?
Posted by: ThatDudeNirvash on 01:14 CST :: 5/11/2013
Real name: Adam
Hometown: Kansas city, KS
Ethnicity: Caucasian / German / all kinds of stuff
Languages: English, Spanish, French, And a bit of german / japanese.
Occupation: The best cook you will ever know. (And software engineering on the side)
Interests: Games, Anime, Computer programming, Hacking / Exploiting, And creating things.
Favorite song to play: Impossible to decide...Clon first love is honestly my first song loved, Followed by turkey march / mix, and the list goes on into the double digits up to Unique / Elise
Best song (and mode): Necromancy S18, Cleaner D20
How you discovered Pump It Up: Just played it one day at an arcade called the fun factory back in 2001, Then a friends cousins tried to get us to play it... Learned I liked it quite abit, the rest is history.
Posted by: hugogorian on 13:08 CST :: 5/14/2013
Real name: Carlos
Hometown: Houston, TX
Ethnicity: Asian / Hispanic
Languages: English, Spanish
Occupation: Physicist, Seismic Engineer (Current Job)
Interests: Science, Games, Computer, Technology.
Favorite song to play: Phantom or LIADZ2
Best song (and mode): Can't remember well, maybe Cleaner S23 and LIADZ Nighmare
How you discovered Pump It Up: I saw one of my high school classmates playing on his computer back in 2004. Then I was curious about it so I started playing on both computer and arcade (:
Other stuff: I recently joined to ask help about improving the PIU GX that I just bought, never had one in my life so I'm pretty excited to share stuff with everyone here in the forums. Thanks!
Posted by: Guest on 11:11 CST :: 7/23/2013
Real name: Bobby Walker
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Occupation: Systems administrator for a secured hosting company
Interests: Board games, robotics, arcades, REST APIs
How you discovered Pump It Up: I started playing the Pump it up Premier in the Dave and Buster's in Houston back in 2003.
Other stuff: I just bought a pump it up GX exceed 2 with a MKV system board.
Posted by: TargonRedDragon on 13:39 CST :: 7/24/2013
Real name: Kevin B. Gener
Hometown: Subdivision town in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines
Languages: Filipino, English
Occupation: Student @ Xavier University
Interests: Playing Stepmania and dance arcades, computer programming, writing fantasy stories and novels, drawing digital art (loves dragons),
Favorite song to play: There are many. But most favorite is Overblow by MAX
Best song (and mode): I haven't remembered the scoring results, but: Rave Until the Night Is Over S15, S
How you discovered Pump It Up: Around 2004, I did noticed Pump It Up Exceed 2, but I was too young and unskilled to play, so I didn't dance. Beginning in early 2008, I tried with Pump It Up NX (it replaced Exceed 2...I miss it ), but I found it was fun, so I keep on playing until today including NXA, Fiesta EX and Fiesta 2.
Other stuff: Player for Stepmania as stepmaker whenever I download all PIU songs and create DDR stepchart for them. Writer for a Wikipedia article: "List of Pump It Up Songs", but not yet finished.
Posted by: ThatDudeNirvash on 16:50 CST :: 7/24/2013
New members~! Hell yeah.
Welcome to the forum folks~!
Posted by: Guest on 11:47 CST :: 10/10/2013
Hey, I'm not exactly new here, just returning after a long absence. This is my new account.
Everyone calls me Maiko
I like My Little Pony, lolita fashion, dance games, kpop and being kawaii as fuck
I'm 19 years old
I live in Branson, Missouri and I sing and dance in various shows here.
I also design and make clothes, mostly My Little Pony inspired.
I've ben playing PIU for 6 years now.
Posted by: ThatDudeNirvash on 12:26 CST :: 10/10/2013
Branson? Hell yeah! I always stop at lamberts when I take trips up there, Welcome to the community! Too bad they canceled the "my little pumpy" project, otherwise you would have something more entertaining to play with while your here.
Posted by: ckdur on 17:49 CST :: 1/17/2014
My name is Ckristian Duran (AKA ckdur). I'm 22. Like everyone I like PIU but not the FIESTAs...
I'm studying but I'm very close for my graduation. Yeah!
I only speak Spanish and a little English, so my post are completly desastrous.
I'm developing a project named "PIUMaX" I've started 4 years ago. Maybe you like it
That's the only thing maybe I can offer to the forum, an introduction and what I'm doing... D:
I hope to get along with you.
Posted by: Guest on 02:22 CST :: 1/23/2014
Real name: Gustavo
Languages: English, Spanish
Occupation: Software Developer
Interests: Cars, PIU, Computers
Favorite song to play: Moonlight
Best song (and mode): Csikos Post Level 10
How you discovered Pump It Up: There was an arcade kinda place two block far from the apartment I lived while studying Junior High. I started to play like 11 years ago, I am kind of rusted now, but I can still get some decent scores in songs like Moonlight and Dignity (Sorry I am 100% old school) and some C or D in Cleanero 20+
Posted by: Guest on 08:05 CST :: 2/07/2014
So hey there, guys.
Real name: Denzel
Hometown: Jakarta, Indonesia
Languages: Chinese, English, and Indonesian
Interests: Animation, Gaming, Technology, Music (yeah I'm a complete nerd)
Favorite song to play: Tough one, Reality and Smells Like A Chocolate are two of the standouts in my head.
Best song (and mode): Allegro Con Fuoco S11 (Silver S)
How you discovered Pump It Up: My family goes to the mall every week. I often go to the arcade and in 2010, I laid eyes on PIU Fiesta for the first time. I only started playing mid-2013 as I was nervous of actually playing back then.
Posted by: Guest on 11:08 CST :: 2/07/2014
I did one in 2011, but I'm different now so...
Real name: Mario McAwesomesauce
Hometown: Bumfuck Egypt, New York State
Currently: Boston - would much rather be in LA, but whatever.
Ethnicity: Italian-American (I put a bomb in your house).
Languages: English, Python, C/C++
Occupation: Ethical Hacker / Security Consultant
Interests: Hacking shit / recording music / professional treasure hunting / making out with drunk chicks
Favorite song to play: Blazing
Best song (and mode): Any triple performance on Fiesta2Online ;D
How you discovered Pump It Up: Arcade at the mall minispike and I used to go to, we bought the machine when they closed, I hacked every game for it. I'm basically the greatest fucking friend, ever... hahaha.
Little known facts about me:
I suck at pump ( I can't pass S10s).
I'm not even a big fan of the series, I just know a lot about it from hacking the games.
I developed the security for Infinity - have fun with that xD
I drink and release shit frequently (some of you know this).
I once made out with a vampire while drunk - I'm pretty sure that makes me a vampire now... idk.
Posted by: Guest on 19:10 CST :: 2/24/2014
Real name: Tsukrova Tetiana
Hometown: Melitopol, Ukraine
Currently: Kyiv, Ukraine
Languages: Ukrainian, Russian, English, starting spanish
Occupation: IT-Journalist, Student
Interests: Music, anime, vlogs, games, snowboarding, photography
Favorite song to play: Vacuum
Best song (and mode): Dream to nightmare, Vanish
How you discovered Pump It Up: sing* All by myself....
Some facts about me:
I took 2nd place in Female Speed (Russian Pump Festival, Moscow) three years in a row.
Best Ukrainian female player according to the last Male/Female championship
Dropped PIU for one year because of diving into vocal learning
So now I really suck at PIU and trying to reach my best shape
Add me on FB: facebook.com/annoyingjerboa
Posted by: Crazy_Musician on 10:01 CST :: 2/25/2014
Gonna bandwagon onto Mario's post and redo mine from 4 years ago:
Real name: Phillip
Nickname / Alias: ZELLLOOO / Crazy_Musician
Hometown: San Antonio, TX
Current Residence: Cedar Park, TX
Ethnicity: Asian-American (Thai, to be specific)
Languages: English, very little Spanish
Occupation: College Student & Restaurant Manager
Interests: Video games, music, perler art, anime
Favorite song to play: Too many to count, a few off the top of my head are LIADZ 2 Full CZ / NM, Dignity CZ, It's My Business CZ / NM, Destination D20, and Tek -Club Copenhagen- S16 and S17.
Best song (and mode): Again, too many.
How you discovered Pump It Up: I didn't really get into Pump until 2008 when I started seriously playing DDR and ITG and played some Exceed 1 / 2 during my waits (depended on which arcade I was at). Once I started going to D&B and playing NX1 I was really hooked. 5 years later I finally bought my own machine with a friend's help and am not letting it go haha.
Some random stuff about me:
- I'm Asian-American, yet most people think I'm Mexican when they first meet me. Guess it happens when you're near the border. *shrug*
- I play trumpet and cornet, and occasionally other brass instruments from time to time, I played through all of middle and high school, was in a British-styled brass band for four years, and have been in a community concert band for almost seven years.
- I speedrun the most random games, from favorites like Ninja Gaiden and Doom 2, to the insane like Sub-Terrania, and to the wackiest like Earnest Evans.
- I'm one of the Infinity step artists, so you know who to blame on this forum for bad charts.
Posted by: Guest on 20:19 CST :: 3/12/2014
Real name: Juan Pablo Wärthon
Nickname: JuanPa, JuanPi, JuanPo, Juanpapi, Plito, Juanpita, JP
Hometown: Jesús María, Lima, Perú
Currently: San Miguel, Lima
Ethnicity: mixed of German, Spanish, Chinese, Peruvian, Irish and British.
Languages: Spanish, English, Latin, Esperanto, Chinese, German, French, Portuguese, Italian.
Occupation: Writer, musician, teacher, student, actor, voice actor, 3D designer, psychologist, videogame modder and singer
Interests: Music, anime, videogames, movies, photography, animation, art, acting, voice acting, gothic art, parapsychology, cuisine and witchcraft
Favorite song to play: Can Can, Beethoven Virus, Winter, Com' Back, Heartbreak, First Love (clon), Oh! Rosa, Dr. M, For You, Roadfighter, OK? OK!, Run to You, Monkey Magic, Csikos Post, My Best Day is Gone, Black Cat, Love Song, Turbo Remix.
* Beethoven Virus (with vanish, snake, football skin, drop, freedom, NX mode, mirror) Double mode (Double S)
* Dance All Night (with vanish, snake, mirror, music skin) Nightmare mode (Golden S)
* Energizer (with vanish, snake, canon-d skin) Double mode (Golden S)
Obviously all of them without holding.
How you discovered Pump It Up: Back in early 2001, I was going to the movies at Cinemark with my mom, and I saw the Pump it Up OBG SE in the second floor (before this I already played DDR 3rd mix which curiously was in the 1st floor), and the very first song I ever played was Forever Love in normal.
Other facts about me:
* I don't like fiesta series
* I miss Pump Extra, random vanish, rush and their noteskins
* I usually do coreography when putting the commands (obviously not in fiesta).
* I love Metal music, specially Power Metal, Gothic Metal and Symphonic Metal.
* I go to the movies about 3 times a week
* I like chocolates
* My great granparents are still alive (one is gonna be 101 this month!)
* I quit from Pump it Up twice:
- One from 2003 to 2008 (because my sister was born and then entered the university in february 2006)
- And then from 2010 to 2013 (because I graduated and started working, and also because they took away Pump Extra from Cinemark in 2009 and put a NXA, but I played anyway, what I never liked was Fiestas).
Posted by: Guest on 14:43 CST :: 4/19/2014
Real name: David
Hometown: South America
Languages: English, Spanish
Interests: Electronics, computers, motorcycles, videogames
Favorite song to play: Don't have a favourite
Best song (and mode): What you want on Normal.
How you discovered Pump It Up: The local videogame chain got a DDR machine, that broke and they replaced it with a PIU. I got hooked up on DDR and got most of the discs for the playstation 1 and 2. Also a bunch of pads.
Other stuff: Got a PIU arcade machine last week.
Posted by: ThatDudeNirvash on 14:48 CST :: 4/19/2014
Oh wow...Didnt even notice all the new posts in this thread~! Welcome to pumphaven everybody! One of the last english speaking communities left.
Also. welcome to the machine owners club, Feel free to ask me or some of the others here if you need assistance with your cabs.
Posted by: Guest on 20:42 CST :: 6/24/2014
Interests: a little of everything
Favorite song to play: Beethoven Virus or Starian
Best song (and mode): Starian, hard
How you discovered Pump It Up: Local arcade
Other stuff: Purchased several ps2 pads to use with step mania, just need some songs to go with it!
Posted by: araxhiel on 12:07 CST :: 6/27/2014
Languages: Spanish, English
Interests: Software Development, Heavy Metal Music
Favorite song to play: Any Final Audition
Best song (and mode): Final Audition Ep 1, Hard
How you discovered Pump It Up: Local arcade
Other stuff: I've been "out of duty" from almost 8 years, and the ls time I've properly 'dance' on a PIU machine was 5 years ago. Yesterday I've tried to 'dance' on a Fiesta machine... I got a D (Beethoven Virus, HD) and an A (Mistake, HD), and lost my breath in a brutal way... I hope I could get better than that on the next months..
Posted by: Guest on 09:52 CST :: 11/06/2014
Interests: web/software dev, music, video games (especially retro)
Favorite song to play: An Interesting View (Don't ask me why, I really have no idea.)
Best song (and mode): An Interesting View, hard
How you discovered Pump It Up: An old friend visited me way back in the OBG/Perfect era and demanded I find a local machine for her - was hooked immediately.
Other stuff: Until very recently, the last mix I played was Exceed. I got out of the game after moving around the country - now I'm terribly out of shape and wheeze like an old man on even the simplest of songs.
Also, I'm primarily a retro console collector, but I finally just purchased my first arcade cabinet - a SXv1 with a MK3 and Premiere 2 in it. It's the weird variant with one sub and two coin doors. It has all the original side art, which makes me kind of giddy ("U'll be the dancing hero and queen in a minute!") but it needs quite a bit of love. Thankfully, though, the MK3 is running like a champ and the video board doesn't seem to be having any problems. It only ran me $800, which is a steal for a decent cab with a working MK3 - not to mention a Premiere 2 w/ chip.
Posted by: Guest on 02:01 CST :: 11/17/2014
Languages: Spanish, English.
Occupation: Systems Analyst.
Interests: Beatgames (IIDX, PnM, DDR, PIU, DJMAX, EZ2Dancer, EZ2DJ, etc.), movies, music (All kind of it except for Country, Reggaeton and Rancheras), books, internet.
Favorite song to play: Difficult one. Maybe "Overblow" D12 ♥
Best song (and mode): Dignity S20 "C" | FA 3 UF D17 "A" <--- Did that at my best moment if I remember well.
How you discovered Pump It Up: I started playing DDR around 2000. A couple of years after, I heard the rumour that an arcade place nearby my home brought a couple of Pump It Up machines. I went right away to test 'em and yeah, the rumour was real. A couple of PIU Perfect Collection. I've been playing PIU since then.
Other stuff: Idk... just ask me whatever you want to know about me and I'll be happy to answer I used to be part of various communities I must say (MPM, HackersPump, PiuSM, etc.) under various nicknames (Yuki, Spitfire, Sniper Rockman X3, Mine Valmont, etc.)
Posted by: ThatDudeNirvash on 15:25 CST :: 11/17/2014
Yay <3 More new members! Welcome to PumpHaven!
Posted by: Pawprint on 16:28 CST :: 11/19/2014
Now there's one you don't hear of often.
Posted by: AmpDivorax on 17:22 CST :: 12/22/2014
Hi. I am a newer pump player despite having an older account as prior to this year my interest in the game had been minor. This year I purchased a SX1 cabinet and upgraded it from Premiere 3 to Fiesta. (I also have Zero as well, but will probably have that in for guests who ask for it mainly.)
After considerable work it is playing very well now, but the monitor has some issues with the horizontal. While this is getting repaired soon most likely, I figure I should post and ask if there is an effective replacement CRT monitor (Emphasis on CRT as I cannot in good conscience support consumer level LCD products, let alone put in a non-4:3 monitor into my cabinet.) as I have seen some 29" flat screen CRTs for arcade machines but I am unsure of them.
Posted by: Guest on 14:39 CST :: 5/15/2015
Hi. I started playing Pump in the summer of 2003, but I haven't played in years. However, now that I live in South Florida I can afford to drive down to Dave & Buster's in Hollywood, FL every once in a while to play FIESTA 2 if I want.
Problem is, NOTHING'S UNLOCKED! Everything on there is too easy, from what I've seen.
How do I unlock everything in FIESTA 2??
Posted by: Guest on 14:57 CST :: 5/15/2015
You need to enter the code for Full Mode at the song selection screen if you don't have a USB:
You should also become familiar with the new command Window that can be accessed after entering the Full Mode code:
Welcome to the board!
Posted by: Guest on 16:28 CST :: 5/18/2015
Completely forgot to post earlier. The full mode code totally worked! I'm super out of shape, but it was a ton of fun. Maybe I'll see one of you there next time I drop by D&B in Hollywood, FL.
Posted by: Guest on 15:04 CST :: 6/26/2015
Hey, an intro thread.
Hi, my name is Mendel. darknote a long time ago, darknotezero in some places now.
i was never a huge pump player, i focused mainly on DDR when 8th mix came out and i got embroiled in the competitive scene in the PNW. I wasn't that competitive compared to some of my friends, but i was one of the only people that played double on a regular basis, and was therefore in the top 10 of double achievements when NNR still existed.
At one of the random tournaments in Seattle, i ended up befriending a bunch of people from that area, one of which included Kyle Ward. At some point in 2004 i ended up visiting him and a few other Seattle-ites where he showed me the beta version of ITG that was at the time only in Seattle and in 8 on the break. < I took a video fo me playing Disconnected on double on that cabinet >. Kyle and I talked a bunch about ITG and what it was all about and what they were trying to do with it. I remember specifically asking, "Can't Konami sue for this?" and him saying that they had a bunch of lawyers look closely at it, they didn't think it would be an issue. after the success of ITG2 and the planned release of ITG3, i was actually hired on to write some double charts since i had been doing a bunch of stepchart authoring.
And then, yeah. Konami and stuff.
Anyway, the link into Pump came directly from that relationship that i have with Kyle and some of the other developers and stepchart authors that i know (Kristina Danford in particular, but also a few others from that area). I wasn't a huge fan of the primary pump series because i didn't like a lot of how the charts were written, but I was into the chart writing aesthetic of the Pro team and also some of the ITG'ness that they brought over, so played that whenever I happened to see it around or visit a machine.
By the time i had moved to New Orleans, the dancing game community had pretty much died, and i found out that in this area there weren't that many machines that existed at all, particularly after Katrina (i moved in 2008). For a while, a casino on the westbank had an ITG2 machine and i would go out to play on that (mainly to try to finally pass Driven Double Intense), but then that arcade closed and i stopped playing regularly, thinking that that chapter of my life had come to a close.
Then, about half a year ago, I very randomly discovered a Pump Pro 2 cabinet in Metairie that was in very good condition. I started going out there when i could as an exercise motivator and also because i was nostalgic for the game and for the mentality of executing - Superb/Fantastic Attacking can be an obsession and it drives and pushes me and once i started getting a taste for that again, i couldn't stop.
About a month and a half ago i found that the machine was up for sale - not only that, but that basically the machine was for sale because it wasn't making enough money for the business and they were planning on replacing it with a non-dancing game. I didn't want to lose the momentum that i had gotten from getting back into playing, so since I had enough disposable income, i bought it. I was searching around for ways to mod the machine to put stepmania into it and stumbled upon this place. I decided to create an account specifically so that once the SM machine is properly up and running, i can post about it since i've done a couple of hardware things that i think that cabinet owners might find useful, and i want to share the wealth.
There's my story in a nutshell. Nice to meet everyone. Probably won't post often, but i'll lurk around and contribute if i feel like what i have to say is valuable.
Also, if anyone here is from the new orleans/metairie area and wonders where the machine went, now you know. Hit me up with a message if you ever want to play on the machine.
Posted by: tuxdude on 20:18 CST :: 12/08/2015
Hey guys. Glad to be here. I'm tuxdude aka Nathan. I just recently got into pump as I found a machine at the timeout arcade on queens street in Auckland City which I played on for the first time Thursday last week. I instantly got hooked and have been visiting the machine regularly now (for those who are curious, it's an FX Cab running online Prime and it is in great condition)
So far my first week of play has been up and down. I've been doing not too badly at passing some level 7s and all that but some still gave me a hard time (looking right at you Rock That House). On the flipside I somehow managed to not only get my first SS yesterday but also nab the world record on a song. Yes I was shocked as well considering that I haven't even been playing for a week yet haha.
Either way, I'm glad to be here. Hope to see you guys round while I begin my pump journey.
Posted by: Cyberp0lice on 23:41 CST :: 1/08/2016
Real name: Scotty Mc
Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Languages: English and Japanese
Occupation: Assistant Language Teacher for a Japanese municipal
Interests: Studying Japanese language and culture, video games (arcade, console, computer, I don't care), mathematics
Favorite song to play: Chung Hwa Ban Jeom on nightmare
Best song (and mode): Banya classical remix, crazy (I guess, I don't usually keep track)
How you discovered Pump It Up: I was/am a long time DDR player, and in particularly, a fan of doubles. When I worked at an arcade, I thought it was stupid how DDR doubles cost 2 credits while PiU cost only 1. So I tried out pump, loved the music, the stamina intensity, how the turns are easier (at least early on, the angle in which you turn your body is less than in DDR). Been hooked ever since.
Other stuff: Currently live in Japan about an hour away from Nagoya. I don't know where else to put this, but I found a Japanese website which lists the locations of all PiU: Prime Japan Edition. It will take me some time to confirm all the machines around me, so if anyone else lives in Japan, and can help check out the locations to add onto the locations tracker, that would be great :3
Website is: < http://location.am-all.net/alm/location?gm=69 >
Posted by: bgpp on 20:11 CST :: 1/25/2016
Hello guys and gals, i've haven't played PIU in a while and was even thinking about selling my machine due to not being able to get newer version and/or songs. and i just saw that there is a PumpLinux which i guess is Stepmania you can add to your machine without doing a bunch of stuff to it. I'm excited about that. Time to clean up my pads and do some stuff so I can get my machine back in good shape and play again.
Posted by: Piukyd on 23:09 CST :: 1/30/2016
Hey guys,not really new just don't post as much. My name is Antoine, I'm 30 and been playing pump off and on since 2002. I. Back in my on period trying to pass d15-17 and s15-18. I have pics of new scores and passes I racked up but how do I post . nvm figures it out. I passed this as a sightread final stage. I was so shocked.
Posted by: valius on 05:01 CST :: 2/01/2016
Dude, that's a pretty good run. :o You've still got it, haha.
Posted by: Piukyd on 17:24 CST :: 2/01/2016
Thanks, some days I have flashes of the old me and other days i play really bad lol
Posted by: Salem Cat on 00:19 CST :: 2/09/2016
Me and my girlfriend LovelyMimi want to share our twitch channel and instagram pages(with PIU results, ofcourse), so, if you're interested, please, join our stream any weekend from 12:00 to 15-16:00 (GMT+3).
< https://www.instagram.com/salemcat2k/ >
< https://www.instagram.com/fukurou_chan/ >
Posted by: Ariel Valentine on 12:27 CST :: 2/20/2016
Hey guys, i'm new to the forums! I hope to have a great time here
Posted by: GeoMx on 17:35 CST :: 3/09/2016
i've been following you since i found out people stream PIU, however i can never catch up live stream due to time zone
Posted by: BedrockSolid on 17:08 CST :: 4/08/2016
Hello everyone! I'm BedrockSolid. I'm pretty new to Pump It Up, since I've usually played DDR and StepMania. However, there is a Dave & Buster's near me that will not be getting the DDR Ace machines (but they have PIU Prime), so I've been learning to play Pump It Up.
I'm 13 years old, and I have been playing StepMania since about a year ago. I moved to playing Pump It Up a few months ago. As of now, I can pass around S13s and D08s. I'm still getting used to the crossovers and reading the patterns, since I never had to deal with crossovers as much (since I avoided them).
It was actually challenging for me to find a community for Pump It Up, but someone directed me here. I'm inspired by what people have done since PIU's conception, especially freestyling (Smidget comes to mind). I hope to be a decent freestyler someday, but once I can read patterns with ease I'll work harder on it.
One day, I'd love to have a Pump It Up machine. Being in the east coast of the US, rhythm games don't seem to be as abundant as in the west, so I struggle finding arcades with machines, and the Prime machine near me is often crowded with groups.
I do have a question. What is the proper way to take turns playing in a Pump It Up machine? I noticed that the players there often leave their belongings in front or on the machine (but not their game cards). Where should I stand if I want to play? Should I stand behind the person playing, or should I stand to the side?
Anyways, it's nice to meet you all, and I hope to have a great time with everyone
Posted by: Pippy on 08:45 CST :: 4/20/2016
Hey everyone! I'm brand new to the forums.
I just got back from a short vacation where I stumbled onto a PIU fiesta, it brought back all of these memories for me from when I used to play at a local Chuck E Cheese for like 5 hours straight 3-4 days a week. (Not that I was very good or anything, never progressed past hard mode. )
So now all of a sudden I miss it and am trying to figure out how to get back into the game. Problem is there are ZERO games that I know of or can find through Google near me. (Closest ones are all 2.5 hours from my house. )
I'm looking into the possibility of maybe just buying one to stick in my garage but there are a lot of new models/etc so I guess I have a lot of catching up to do if I wanna go that route.
Posted by: hombre356 on 20:05 CST :: 4/24/2016
Real name: Michael Rowe
Languages: English and Spanish
Occupation: Electrical Engineer
Interests: Computer programming, dancing simulation games, anime, cultures of other countries, retro games
Favorite song to play: Beethoven’s Virus
Best song (and mode): Another Truth Hard (It was my first S )
How you discovered Pump It Up: A friend of mine introduced it to me about 16 years ago (my local arcade had the premiere 2) at the local arcade and I was hooked instantly even though I sucked. I used to play it every day before I went to work in the summers until the arcade shut down. Now I want to play again as I have caught pump fever.
Other stuff: I have played a few of the newer versions but only a handful of times and I am super rusty. I have the stepmania versions of most of the games and might one day put together a “pump machine” but I really am saving up to buy a real pump machine.
I look forward to contributing what I can to this great community.
Posted by: BedrockSolid on 07:00 CST :: 6/05/2016
StepF2 is a good simulator for Pump It Up Fiesta 2. You can find it < here >.
If you want a nice pad, consider the < Omega PX > from Precision Dance Pads.
If you don't want to spend too much, you can try a soft pad. I don't know much about good PIU soft pads, but < here's a preorder > for a good soft pad, which also made good DDR pads.
Hope I could help, and good luck
Posted by: Flux-Rifle on 16:10 CST :: 9/17/2016
Real Name: Arian Sorani
Hometown: Abu Dhabi
Languages: English and Kurdish
Interests: Competitive fighting games (Primary Guilty Gear, 3rd Strike), Modding Arcade sticks, Arcade games/cabinets, Beatmania IIDX, Speedrunning, Chess, JRPGS (Smt games and anything Atlus), retro game collecting.
How you discovered Pump It Up: Randomly decided one day to go out of my way to find any Benami arcade machines in the area but came across Pump It Up and instantly got hooked. The diagonals and the really clicked with me and actually makes me feel like I was dancing, the game just felt alot more fluid and fun compared to DDR.
Im pretty shit at the game even though I just started playing but Im eager to get good and this seems like the best place to get really into the game.
Since I live in a rather obscure location Pump It Up-wise, hopefully I could help promote the scene here incase anyone from the middle east or Abu Dhabi is interested (Information about the arcade machines they have here is basically non-existent on the internet and even on this website). So I guess I just want to contribute the best and spread PIU
Posted by: ohnoitschris on 23:34 CST :: 10/05/2016
I've been playing for 14 years and you're the first player from the middle east I've ever heard of. Wow. So, welcome! How common are machines out there in Abu Dhabi?
Posted by: Kholonie on 00:26 CST :: 6/11/2017
Real name: Tyra Johnson-Russell
Hometown: IL, USA (Currently MN, USA)
Languages: English, Spanish, some Korean
Occupation: Being a loser (just now joining the work force)
Interests: Pump the Ups, being extra, K-Pop, K-Dramas, playing viola, getting stupid
Favorite song to play: Whatever helps me learn the most ATM! 😊
Best song (and mode): Hestia S17 - C
How you discovered Pump It Up: My scrub family always liked DDR when I was but a babe, I got back into it in high school when my friend wanted to play, I s*cked, my cousin showed me PIU, I demonstrated them skillz, I moved to MN, USA, found some intense scrubs who seemed to play like gods at the time, and I've been working hard to whoop their behinds ever since
Other stuff: I am very passionate about what I get into, I am probably literally addicted to PIU, I'm very goofy, and I am the color purple 💜💜💜
Posted by: BarX on 09:34 CST :: 7/17/2017
Hello all! I don't remember putting an introduction here, so I might as well add it. =)
They call me by the names of BarX (pronounced Bar-X). This was because I was a crazy bar holder in the old days of dance games, way back in 2000, to be exact. I only recently started playing a lot of Pump it Up simply because we got a TX cabinet at the main arcade I go to, in around 2014. It first was a Pump Infinity cabinet but it is now upgraded to Prime 2, both mixes great for what they offer (we never had prime 1, or fiesta 2). I only recently starting playing higher level charts and recently stage passed my first and second d24 (Dream to Nightmare was my first, followed by Trashy Innocence (Thanks Edina/Minneapolis, MN for having such a mint machine at that D+B, you guys are truely blessed <3)). Pump has caused me to start traveling across countries to meet communities, and new people for the game, and more specifically, watching people's play style. It is simply amazing how many different styles there are out there, from the old school players, to the new schools players as well, and of course the freestylers that I love simply because of the performances. Good stuffs. My next destination will be Virginia, shortly followed by Sydney and Melbourne, Australia. =3
Hometown? Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Play time for Pump? About 3 years, but that's about it. I didn't actually start playing the game until about September of 2015, when I moved back to the Falls.
Feel free to PM me for requests of sims and the like, as I like making charts! I have a couple of videos of some of my charts, so if you're interested, feel free to ask for them. I wanted to comment on TurkeySlam's megapack, but I didn't have the authorization to do so, haha. There's a couple of decent charts there.
EDIT: I updated a lot of machine locations for Canada since most of it was older than 6 years, They're in the GTA and Niagara regions, sp check them out if you're in the area. =3
Posted by: Turkeyslam on 01:09 CST :: 7/22/2017
Authorization to do so?
You're good now, right?
Posted by: ChristleVania on 20:30 CST :: 11/05/2018
I'm some random guy formerly known as "Dark_Chris". I've been a member for a looong time but nowadays I don't use my old nick anymore, so I think is the right time to introduce myself properly.
I'm from Mexico and I've been playing PIU since 2001. I like rhythm games in general, horror games and movies and old computers/video game cosoles and RGB mods.
I also do some stepmaking every once in a while (if I'm inspired) so I'm looking forward to share my work with you guys.
Posted by: ohnoitschris on 16:21 CST :: 5/27/2019
Right on. Post your simfiles, dude, I'm always looking for more songs to add to my machine.