Second Entry: Midwest Gaming Classic 2017 Wrap Up - Not enough rats...
So yeah, the Midwest Gaming Classic was held in Brookfield, Wisconsin this past weekend and there were not enough 8Bitrats in the mix.
This is a problem where I come from.
A bitrat to me is a pure game punk that is not just going to a convention to try and find product to flip on the internet or find some Mom & Pop Video Game store slipping on their prices. Too many people focused on earning a buck on the game than enjoying the actual game. This leads to a bigger issue but I will get to that at another time.
So the Midwest Gaming Classic had some rad stuff to take in and most of it happened in the Nintendo Age room. For those of you not familiar with Nintendo Age, please go there at www.nintendoage.com and show some love. I am currently recruiting some of those peeps to support this site as well.
My pal Beau or Solegoose had his newest 8-Bit NES creation Spook-O-Tron on display and my god was it addicting. So much is happening in the NES homebrew community and Solegoose is one of those guys to keep an eye on. Spook-O-Tron is currently on Kickstarter and ending soon. Check it out, I backed it because frankly it warrants a true NES fans' money and support. The link is below.
Also, Tim Wurdinger showcased his NES Tailgate Party game which actually uses the Power Pad for a good reason. Imagine that, the NES Power Pad for a good reason. Great dude putting out great stuff. I was super stoked to get to meet him in person.
Last but certainly not least, my dude K3VBOT had Enigmacore, Cornball Cocksuckers and Kevin Power in Concert Carnage all for the NES on display in his kickass hombrew arcade displays.
So in closing, the Nintendo Age room saved the show for me.
Even with getting to showcase our game to hundreds of people, sell a good bit of actual cartridges and allow young kids to play the NES for the first time ever, the Nintendo Age room embodied what a bitrat actually is and should be.