So a while ago, I had the bright idea to host a “Scary Videogame Night” for my friends around Halloween. We would play “5 Nights at Freddy’s” and “Outlast,” drink alcohol and eat a lot of food for good times’ sake. Needless to say, we didn’t last long, got too scared and frustrated, and decided to just watch folks play videogames. This introduced one of my friends to the Game Grumps, a group of friends who played videogames together and posted the hilarious results to Youtube. My friend then watched their videos and became a fan, and when she found out that the Game Grumps were coming to MAGfest, a videogame and music festival in Maryland, she let me know that we had to go.
So there we went.
Alesha and I
First thing’s first, Alesha and I arrive early so that I can make it to a Super Smash Bros. tournament. This plan is quickly dashed when we see the line.
|Alesha says “Hi”|
So we miss that, but it’s okay, because this place is insane.
There’re robots practicing motor skills.
Table flipping for charity.
|He’s so dreamy!!!!|
KS THEY ARE in the middle of the crowd and immediately began walking past them panicking. “Ohmygodit’sSatchandNick,ohmygodohmygod!” So Alesha goes up to him and says, “Excuse me, my friend wants to know if she can get a picture with you. She’s too afraid to ask.” Satch says sure, and thus the photo above.
So on with the show!
We encountered Gods,
|Raiden, of Mortal Kombat|
|Bridget, of Guilty Gear X2|
Hell beasts from nightmares,
|The Legendary “Pyramid Head” of the Silent Hill 2 franchise.|
Alesha and I lost our minds in the arcade.
Played Default Da
n, the most confusing game around. (Coins are bad, spikes are good, everything is wrong!)
Met all sorts of Legendary Heroes,
|My main man Link of the Legend of Zelda|
Met Midna -also from the Zelda series, (on the right)
Speaking of Zelda, there was a set up playing one of the infamous Zelda CDI games.
And more arcade games,
and an ENTIRE ROOM of console games, from the oldest, text based, green/black screen ancients to the newest.
|Poor Mortal Kombat got played TO THE DEATH.|
|Alesha and I made our own legendary match up, a dinosaur and a hell beast, vs a capoeira master and a bunch of logs.|
Alesha lost her mind with Spyro,
I lost my mind with Diddy Kong Racing. I have so many memories of renting this game from Blockbuster time and time again. (it’s not as good as I remembered it!)
Projectors displayed Just Dance, so anybody could get their groove on.
Others drew crowds for Street Fighter tournaments.
A dance team took over one of the dance pad games, dancing without looking at the screen, dancing backwards, dancing in teams of three, tag teaming, and so on.
As the night wore down, we were terrified by Skullkid and Majora’s Mask.
|He kept coming near me, it was really unnerving!|
Saw a giant rendition of an enemy I hated from the Final Fantasy series.
Passed by the Pokemon Trading Center -lots of
folks took up the offer with their portable devices and got to trading.
I took a photo of one of my favorite indie game posters, I want this framed on my wall!
|From L-R, Suzy, Arin, Ross, Danny, and Bary.|
She ended up taking that picture. From my point of view, whenever the Game Grumps called for questions, this is all I saw.
|“Raise an item so we can see you!”|
And um…. that’s it. Alesha was satisfied, I was satisfied, we were tired, and exhausted. I thought long and hard about what Game Grumps video to show you all, but being that they’re all for a mature audience, it took a long time to find one remotely okay to show!
And with that, I’ll leave you! I wish I could have went all four days. I saw tournaments, met cool people (shout out to Tunde, Katelyn and her brother, and Anchal), played lots of vidoegames, and was generally overwhelmed with overflowing emotions. Which, by the way, is a song from a videogame called Vib Ribbon, that pretty accurately describes the feeling of that day.
Please do enjoy!