Dtoid Portland has Narps regularly but I never go to any of them. Most Dtoiders here are grown ass people and me being 17 made me reluctant to do anything. Until Scion of Mogo made it known things were gonna happen at his house, big things.
So I said something.
King3vbo offered me a ride and I took it, despite the quite clear possibility of desu desu rape and having to play BlazBlue and pretend to enjoy it(LOL JAY KAY, it's just not my jam guys). Dtoider Cheezeitz lives like 5 minutes away from me but we never bothered to meet up either, so I figured we could take the MAX(train thing) together to Portland. He's a great guy, glad I know him now.
Also riding the MAX for the first time was cool too I guess. Some guy tried to sell us a bus pass then proceeded to talk about Borderlands for 10 minutes.
We met at a huge mall, come to find out, me and Cheeze arrived like 30 minutes early. We to an arcade called tilt at the mall and played some games.They had my 2 favorite games to play in an arcade right next to each other. Shit was crazy.
Also got the high score on MSH vs SF!
We finally met up with King, Grumpy, Wedge, and Alex. We talked for a bit waiting on Toneman, but unfortunately he could make it out(Hope I can meet this guy soon) we piled up in King's car, known to many as the RapeVan. We picked up LostCrichton(This man is hilarious and very friendly) and got to driving. Now when I said Portland has grown ass people, I really felt it on this trip. All you could probably see is a scrawny little dude sandwiched in the back seat between Cheeze and Grumpytutrle(Great guy BTW).
Then something Crazy happened, LostCrichton and King started singing some Song from a Chip and Dale NES game. Shit was craaaaaaaazy. Grumpyturtle said what was on everyone' mind in the back seat. :D
Anyway, I'm like writing shit down play by play(fuck that), so I'll just post a bunch of pics instead!!!
Me and Wedge playing some pool while Alex and Cheeze get to play a great NES title called, I think, Super Spike Volleyball
Me and Bullettrain played this game for the first time against each other. We sucked pretty bad at it, I it was basically a race to see who could actually hit the ball and not miss serving it. I won, then immediately retired undefeated.
Grumpyturtle and King3vbo playing some NES games. I think this one was Ducktales. oh yeah, Grumpy brought the Total Recall game, so bad but so funny to see.
Much more happened, I just didn't take pictures(most people didn't either). King had a copy of TvC and we had a little tourney. Wedge being the trickster he is had been learning Tekkaman while the rest of where watching hilariously bad movies. King3vbo knocked me out of it I think. I didn't get a chance to play as one of the huge characters but this game is extremely solid. It's definitely worth getting.
More fightans stuff. Wedge, Bullet, and me had some great sessions of 3rd Strike and CvS2. This was my first time playing CvS 2 and I gotta say this game is amazing, of course I just went with characters I was familiar with but I soon got a team going on I was getting ok with(Ken/Joe/Dan). I hope CvS2 gets a XBLA/PSN port or even better yet, a sequel. Also played SF4 but that was no fun, I was winning easily pretty much against everyone(I'd rather play people better than me when I really get interested in a fighting game).
Then some BlazBlue happened >.< I just spammed low jab :D King3vbo has good knowledge with all the characters in it. He beat me pretty soundly. We played KoFXII, I got a good team going on (Ralf/Joe/Kyo) but no one seemed to like the game enough to actually play for more than 5 minutes.
Sunday(last day) sucked. I woke up to Grim(Dtoider Editor Grim) in his car leaving. I had forgotten about something special I wanted to do. I wanted everyone to sign my copy of Mike Tyson's Punch Out before I sent it Coonskin. Wedge and Alex left too. TT______TT Regardless I got it signed by everyone left there and it should be on it's way to Coon now. :)
Oh yeah, I left with more than I came with. Bullettrain gave me a a street Fighter artbook. It's very nice. He also had a lot of copies of Bayonetta with him. There's a crazy story of that somewhere in the forums. Short story is Amazon gave him 12 copies for free.
Scion makes the best waffles. He really treated us like kings the whole weekend. Many thanks and kudos to this man! I hope he come up to Portland soon.
Overall, this was a great experience to meet such awesome people and just STFUAJPG with. Can't wait for another meet up. I encourage more of you folks to get together, even if you live in bumfuck nowhere, I'm sure there's Dtoiders everywhere by now to just get a litle bit going. You wont regret it!
Here's to great guys like King3vbo, LostChrichton, CrocBox, Cheezeitz, Scion of Mogo, Wedge, Alex, and of course Bullettrain(feel free to slap me across the face with a giant trout if I forgot to mention you!). Best group of people to pop this narp cherry
Also going to Popeye's with the likes of King3vbo, LostChricton, Grumpyturtle and Cheezeitz was surreal for some weird reason.
Also Also, Grumpyturtle has a video that I recorded during the first night. Should be on the Cblogs soon!