Sorry for the lack of post in the last week. For my first day off in god knows how long Liam and I headed to the ACMI to visit the Game Masters exhibition. Celebrating the work of over 30 game designers (including that of my beloved Simms), and over 125 playable games it was going to be a tirelessly awesome day.
Unfortunately these were the only two "consoles" I could show you. No camera allowed. But I can described for you the awesomeness inside. For over 2 hrs we played computer games. I got to play on consoles I never dreamed of touching like original Pacman and Donkey Kong machines (Billy Mitchell I'm coming for you). I tried my hand at games I would normally wouldn't like Monkey Island and Deus Ex. I laughed as Liam and I kicked butt at Guitar Hero and sung Twisted Sister (nearly peed my pants laughing at this one). And I was very surprised to see how far Liam's dancing skills had come while dancing to Justin Beiber in a dancing game. The most rewarding part of all this is finding a new game that you love and want to share with the world.
Presenting Robotron 2084. This is an old school twin shooter arcade game from 1982. Set in futuristic 2084 your goal is to save the last human family from endless waves of evil robots. This nameless protagonist and I kicked butt for over an hr, fighting evil and saving lives. It is a super fast game, explosive laser and robot sounds come flying at you and 3 wrong moves into a colour box or robot means it's all over. Soo stressful. I only made it to platform 4 (the triangle level). Even that was difficult.
And what did we learn at the exhibition? That computer games are awesome.So to celebrate this over the next 2 weeks every Friday will be Kick Ass Computer Games. I will share with you my favorite games of all time, in the hope that you'll try them out for yourself.
After all that gaming we needed some coffee, so off to Daiso for the 3rd time this week to pick up some delicious 2 for $2.80 Japanese coffee in a can. We got addicted to these while watching Japanese game shows in our hotel room in Tokyo.
On the way home I spotted these candy conversation hearts reminding me to keep my head up after over a month of hell. But also to tell you guys something:
I heart you.