Hey Super Gamers! I hope everyone had as game-filled a weekend as I did.
Yeah, it’s Wednesday. This is really more of a Monday post, isn’t it? Oh well.
I went back to the old country, Winnipeg, over the weekend for two very important reasons: Retro Gamers Unite 2 and a Simpsons trivia game at a place called The Handsome Daughter.
I hadn’t even heard of RGU2 until Thursday or Friday last week. I had actually just agreed to a golf game with some friends for Saturday when I came across the event and had to say TOO BAD, FRIENDS! VIDEO GAMES!
I had planned on spending the day at RGU2 but it was not to be. I actually only got to be there for about an hour, but it was a heckuva set up. Lots of people, lots of game stations, and massive tournaments.
I spoke to one of the organizers, Kyle Rudge, who I’m hoping to soon have on the pod for a longer interview. In the meantime, here’s the short chat we had about RGU2:
By the way (assuming you listened to that interview. Which you should. Come on.), I did try that Mario Lost Levels One Life Challenge and I failed miserably! I died in the second level.
In other, albeit related, news: this old, damaged iPhone ain’t cuttin’ it anymore. I need a camera.
The Simpsons trivia tournament was, as many predicted it would be, perfectly cromulent.
The questions were tough, the players were nerds. I went into that tournament all but certain we’d win; we placed fourth.
I am an early Simpsons nut and the questions were all from seasons three to ten. How could I fail? I’ll tell you how: questions like What is the name of the gun store from which Homer buys his gun?
Really though, my friends and I had a blast. The host was dressed as Otto and the prize for winning was an inanimate carbon rod.
Our team name? Worker and Parasite.