Angry Robot at SFX'07
I was flabbergasted by what I learned this weekend! I’ve had some experience with pro gamers because of my work at the Space Channel but I had no idea how big it could feel when you were actually surrounded by it. The three leagues there had taken up a good third of the whole Expo floor space and you could hear the crowds cheering for Guitar Hero 2 from the other side of the convention hall! It was madness wrapped in excitement and it warmed the heart of any gamer in the vicinity. It’s not PAX but it’ll frackin do pig, it’ll do! We’ve got some great stuff in store for you from that so stay tuned (and I do mean tuned…)
Even more awesome than my experience with pro gaming was my awakening to another, far older kind of gaming. It was always there in the back of my mind. I knew that maybe I would find it interesting, but holy wow was I underestimating the full power of that armed and fully operational gaming station…Tabletop Gamers. Whoa. My mind exploded through the back of my skull as I spoke with some of these guys. To go from talking to Pro Shooter Gamers (who are always great guys who have cool stuff to say about the genre) and then speak with Tabletop Gamers who are so intrinsically linked with the games they play, I just was so impressed by them! I know NOTHING of tabletop games and the simple queries I put forth were answered with kindness, warmth, enthusiasm, and just this wonderful friendly energy that I couldn’t help but grin. These dudes were awesome and I can’t wait to find out more about this massive world of non-video gaming. I’m going to be exploring this more in the next few weeks so for all of you who want to know more I say, come, walk with me as I discover this brave world of gaming upon the top of a table!
Much more to come in the next few days as I recount this awesome weekend. And I’ll also be checking out the Folklore demo on the PS3 (just as soon as the thing downloads…talk about load me long time, geesh…).