Q-Lab Opening day 2022 with Games Done Legit
A Nostalgic, Welcome-Back Success!
Everyone seems to have a story about videogames they loved and the social experiences that came with them; they always share similarities, yet they're all intensely personal and unique.
They're core parts of our formulative years -- core parts of who they are today, even if they haven't played a game since Wii Sports 15 years ago.
It's not the first thing you'd think of, but after doing this since 2013, I can say without a doubt that Duck Hunt is unofficially the most popular videogame of all time.
And no one can even play it anymore, unless you're crazy like me and kept your tube TVs! (I was hoarding CRTs and videogame stuff before I started Games Done Legit, as part passion, part preservation, and part running videogame tournaments that required them).
Everyone knows that's cheating.
There aren't many games of the mid-200os people can say, "Yeah, even my grandma played that!" besides Wii Sports! (Maybe Guitar Hero/Rock Band). Post-pandemic, I've been setting out Wii Sports and it's always a huge hit. It's still pure Nintendo magic -- anyone can play and love it!
A 4-player Ferrari Raceway -- all you need is 6-feet x 6-feet for an awesome raceway!
OutRun2 is the greatest arcade racer of all time, and I'm so delighted people respond so well to it! I could devote a whole blog post on why it's No. 1, but another time!
"A Winner Is You" -- Pro Wrestling, NES
VR baseball seemed appropriate for a Guardians Opening Day party!
My friend who works at the company and is a walking sports encyclopedia ran trivia in the main VR area -- a great touch to an awesome event!
I guess it's a sign someone had a really great time when they stay until they forced to leave, like a little kid would, haha. Tetris can have that effect on people.
C'mon, Amazon! My wife is right: you're obviously selling too much stuff from China these days! "CRAND SLAM" indeed.
If you're coming back to the office and need some smiles too, please contact me anytime!