Good Monday evening/Tuesday morning to you, ladies and gents. I hope you all had a fine weekend. I was fortunate enough to be in attendance at South van Awesome for the San Francisco NARP. It was a great party, I got to meet a lot of really cool people, and of course played a bunch of video games. I'd like to give a huge thank you to Tactix,Ben Perlee,Wedge, and everyone else living at South Van Awesome for opening their home up over the weekend. And an extra-special thank you to CrimeMinister and his crew for allowing me to ride over with them. Congrats on that Rape King achievement, bud, you definitely earned it.
Things that happened (in no particular order):
An Atari 2600 was set up in the upstairs living room. Although there was a brand new copy of Halo 2600 awaiting play, the game that got the most playtime was the infamous Custer's Revenge. Some wag decided that NARP, in this case, stood for "Native American Rape Party."
We played Pokemon almost all the way from Sacramento to San Francisco (and back.). I forgot to exchange Pokewalker info with anyone, though. I consider it a missed opportunity.
I was dressed for Sacramento in the summer midday, not San Francisco in the evening. There's only about a fifty, maybe sixty degree difference. Damn near froze my yarbles off.
Green Day Rock Band on a projector screen. One group decided they would play through the entirety of the Dookie album start to finish, though I'm not certain that's what ended up transpiring. Later, this projector was host to a viewing of the modern classic Hot Tub Time Machine.
Many games were played. I got to play quite a bit of the PS3 version of Scott Pilgrim, the aforementioned Halo 2600, a bit of Smash Bros. Brawl (with commentation by Crime Minister), a little Super Street Fighter 4, and played through most of Chip and Dale's Rescue Rangers with Tactix.
I got to meet and fist-bump Chris Kohler, of Wired's Game|Life and the Retronauts podcast. Really nice guy. I got to talk to him for a bit about his collection... he was the one who had brought the 2600 and the games.
About 10 of us watched the blacksploitation parody Black Dynamite in Tactix's room just before we had to leave. It's easily the funniest movie I've seen in a long time-- you can see a short clip below.
In closing, thank you again to everyone from DtoidSF for putting the party together and inviting us to come. I hope to see you all again soon at PAX!
Lots of good stuff in the blogs today, a curious grouping of pro-PC articles, and a few cross posting failblogs. Let's get to it.