As some reading these pages know a number of the Nintendo Life team are based in the UK, and through our friendship with The Centre for Computing History in Cambridge we occasionally host gaming events with that awesome organisation. Our next one is lined up, and instead of the late evening shenanigans and debauchery typically associated with gaming events (well, some of them), for our next gathering we're going to be a little more family friendly.
On Saturday 30th July we'll be hosting the Nintendo Life Gaming Night at the centre, from 3pm to 10pm. Below are some details from our event page:
Those who attend will have the chance to play all of Nintendo's classic consoles, including the NES, Game Boy, SNES, N64 and even the mighty Virtual Boy. There will be systems sourced from multiple regions around the world along with special multiplayer areas for classics like Pac-Man Vs., GoldenEye and a host of Mario Kart entries.
In addition we'll be hosting a Mario Kart 8 tournament with some fantastic prizes, for those that want a more "modern" touch to their evening.
You'll also have the chance to meet indie developers such as Utopian World of Sandwiches and try out the brilliant Chompy Chomp Chomp Party, a Wii U game that supports a staggering nine players at once.
StreetPass will naturally be a big part of this event, and we've got plenty of dedicated groups attending for this very reason - if you've got puzzle pieces left to collect then be sure to bring your 3DS along. Younger gamers will be able to come along early and enter a special contest, too.
Once you've had enough gaming you can look at some displays showing the entire history of Nintendo gaming. There'll also be a display on the struggles Nintendo has had with piracy, including some exotic carts and shady copying devices you may never have seen before. For those dedicated to enjoying retro games the right way, Retrospective22 will also be on hand with some gorgeous modded consoles to gaze at and buy.
There'll be some members of the Nintendo Life team there to say hi, too, including our very own YouTube rockstar Alex Olney.
If you fancy coming along you can pick up reasonably priced tickets right here, including a discount rate on a family ticket.
We hope to see you there!