I case you didn’t know, OVGE (short for Oklahoma Video Game Exhibition) is a once-a-year event where people can come get together, play some old games, buy some awesome stuff, and just have loads of fun.
This year’s OVGE was just as good, if not better than, last year’s.
We had the usual Classic Gaming Tournament hosted by Jesse (the creator of OVGE), Retro Gamer T-Shirts (the best shirts ever made!), lots and lots of salesmen, Nintendo Okie asking trivia and giving away games (I won a copy of Dream Trigger 3D, and they even let me be on their podcast), another Bad Game Beat Down hosted by Greg Little, arcade machines, three Pinball machines and a lot more.
The three Pinball machine that were brought this year were; Star Trek Next Gen Pinball, the Super Mario Pinball machine and The Addam’s Family. The poor Addam’s Family machine broke before the show even started, its problem was that it couldn’t get enough power, so pushing all for flippers would break it. Unlike last year, the Mario Pinball machine was not the only one working by the end of the show, the Star Trek Pinball machine worked fine the whole show.
For the Bad Game Beat Down 2 (a tournament where you have to play… bad games), Greg had us playing “Rise of the Robots”, and gosh it was awful (in a good way), even worse then Shaq-Fu. Sadly, I couldn’t make it past the second round.
There was a lot of other great stuff, too. I got an awesome Luigi’s Manson painting by Meg, Sonic Generations (XBOX 360), a Pac-Man energy drink (right when I needed it), a Shadow The Hedgehog action figure, and a TON of Streetpasses on my 3DS.
OVGE 2012 was great overall. If I had to it sum up in 3 words, it would undoubtingly be “heaven on Earth”. I can’t wait untill next year.
Ovge 2012 photo slideshow!