Posted Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:53 PM
Well, another OVGE in the can, and as always, it was the best show yet! I want to personally thank Jesse for putting on this incredible show year after year (now the longest running classic game show of it's kind, 8 years! CGE and the Philly Classic only happen sporadically anymore).
I hosted the Bad Game Beatdown. In addition to showing off the worst games in my collection, I hosted a tournament with a secret game being played. That game was...SHAQ-FU! Yes, I ran a freakin' Shaq-Fu tournament, probably the only one ever held anywhere! It was SO much fun, and everybody had a truly great time playing this turd. I had a massive turnout, too! I made the player do Rock/Paper/Scissors each round, and the loser had to play his round on the Turbo Touch 360 controller, which I admit was cruel, but even as bad as that controller is, it seemed to work just fine for the game, which is kind of ironic. Timothy Olanth won the tourney, but it was a close game every round during the whole thing. The prizes were equally as bad as the games. A VHS copy of Super Mario Bros., a VHS copy of Double Dragon, and an Atari cartridge...with NO LABEL! Oh, and some gift certificates to GXC. I gotta say, my table was a huge hit, and everybody enjoyed reliving their memories of the garbage they had played through the years.
The One-Ups once again blew us away. Was particularly fond of the Toejam and Earl theme they played. So funky! The arcade was equally awesome this year, even if the pinball games started dying off one by one. Rob and Robb's Get Text display was incredible as well, and their computers were busy all day long, which shows that the good ol' text adventure still can draw a crowd.
It was a great show, and I seriously look forward to next year! Maybe I'll do a sequel to the Bad Game Beatdown. How about...Shaq's Revenge?