Stuff! Here's the videogame related STUFF.
First, I went to another ULTRACADE. This time it was all about classic arcade games. There were high score contests for Donkey Kong and Pac-Man which pissed me off since they're terrible high score games, so I took things in my own hands and scored MASSIVELY AWESOME NUMBERS in Robotron and Space Harrier, turned to the people behind me and said I'd buy them all drinks if one of them could beat my score on the first try. I didn't buy any drinks. Which is lucky, because the cocktails there (such as Luigi Loves It and Pac-Man's Last Life) are stupid expensive, but also stupid delicious.
There was also a Pong tournament which was pretty amusing as when the final round came about, the DJ turned the music off and just ran the sound from the game through the speakers, and projected the game onto the wall, as everyone quietly watched with the occasional explosion of cheering and gasps as the game was played.
I also ended up meeting a lady there (who I knew beforehand but haven't met yet) and I went out with her a few times since then, but sadly I don't think that's going to work out, but it's not really a problem for a bloke as handsome as I.
I also went to SYDNEY recently, to see some old friends and just have fun. When my company had to return to work, I was alone for a while and checked out the arcades HERE ARE PHOTOS.
That last shot is actually Darling Harbour.
So really, the Sydney arcades I saw weren't that interesting, has the usual selection of games but it was nice to see some Tekken 6 and SF4 machines. Fighting games seem to be dead in Adelaide. Of course, I was staying in Chinatown, so it should be little surprise that fighting games would be popular around there. You know what those crazy Asians are like!
It's okay, I've dated Asians so it's not being racist.
The most interesting game I saw was PANIC PARK, where two players gallop across a hazard filled environment. The gimmick is that both of the players controls are on the same uh... slot thing, so you can try and push the other player off cliffs and such by slamming into them (physically). Clearly Auntie Pixelante ripped this idea off for that game with the guillotines. You know the one.
Here are pictures taken inside a rainbow's anus.
Finally, I went to some thing where they teach you about making music with gameboys and old toys (CIRCUIT BENDING), which was also a pretty good time. I'm pretty sure I can be a chiptune artist now. Here are some pictures, including ones of a bear I ripped apart to get to the... sound making thing. Thus ends my poorly written update.