[Community member FooLiz is our main gal in Australian and in charge of the DtoidAustralia city group. She and other members of DtoidAustralia visited the newly opened Mana Bar, the first gaming themed bar in Australia. -- CTZ]
Australian gamers have waited a long time to be put on the map of the gaming world for something other than getting a game a few hours early or for having terrible censorship laws. This weekend saw huge developments in Australia's gaming scene with not only the infamous Attorney General, Michael Atkinson, stepping down, but also the opening of the first gaming themed bar in Australia, Mana Bar.
I was lucky enough to have Yug (one of the main characters behind the scenes) send me an invite to the VIP pre-launch night on Friday where it was a really cool little intimate evening, getting to enjoy the bar in a quieter setting. With the majority of attendees being industry people, I was able to have a chat with Yug and Yahtzee about the bar, play the ridiculously awesome Raskulls with a Little Sister, and have Ryu (Gabriel) greet me at the door to check my name was on the list.
Tuesday saw the Mana Bar’s trivia night hosted by Yahtzee Crowshaw, where six members of Destructoid Australia joined up to have a few drinks and have a crack at some gaming trivia. With the line outside being more people than were actually in the bar, we were very lucky to be promised a team. By the end of the three rounds, Team Destructoid won against all the other teams, even if Yahtzee did call us cheaters because we’re apparently “professionals.” All of this was mainly in thanks to my teammates, Madman, Space Cowboy, Angell, Muzza and Hewan, and we can do it all again in two weeks to defend our title!
*Nothing can top two weeks in the U.S for PAX with my fellow Dtoiders
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