So, I’m a little giddy right now, mainly because of this:
Yeah, that’s Weezer’s “Jaime” covered by Unicorn Dream Attack, a prominent Midwestern chiptune artist. Now, there’s a reason I’m listening to a lot of Minneapolis-area chip music right now, but I’ll tell you more about that in the coming weeks. Before I get too far ahead of myself, let’s talk about this week.
One of the biggest stories in gaming news this week was the announcement of a nifty little console called the OUYA. (Unfortunately, the name “Wii U” was already taken, so OUYA had to go with the second most ridiculous console name ever.) The thing will sell for under one hundred smackers and will be entirely moddable. Sounds awesome, right?
Well, GeekParty’s Lance Liebl thought it sounded awesome too, and he wrote a neat little article about that. But not everyone agrees with Lance and our comments section exploded because of it. Out came the trolls.
You can read all about the OUYA (and the resulting tug-of-war in the comments section) right here.
In other GeekParty news, though, Team Josh got to explore CONvergence, the Minneapolis area’s biggest sci-fi/fantasy convention. We went in unsure about what to expect; we left feeling giddy over the awesomeness of the event. (Yeah, that’s the second time I’ve used the word “giddy” in this column. Deal with it.)
We sat in on a panel called “How to Talk to Girls at Cons,” we piloted some (not real, but almost real) mechs, and we took a ton of photos. So check those things out and get educated on the awesomeness that is CONvergence.
I think that’s it for now. So if you don’t mind, I’m going to go listen to more Minnesotan chiptune music. Maybe something like this: