RE: [ljc] Does anyone remember Street Fighter 2 or Mario Kart?

From: Ivan
Sent on: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 8:11 AM

 This is a good idea!
 

From: [address removed]
To: [address removed]
Subject: Re: [ljc] Does anyone remember Street Fighter 2 or Mario Kart?
Date: Tue, 18 Jun[masked]:52:33 -0400

I can't make it tonight but this sounds awesome.

If it is kept to one side appropriately then I can't see a problem.

Furthermore we could perhaps invite some devs from the Indie Game community to come along and demo in the future. I'm sure some of them need to hire as well Barry ;)

Edward

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From: "Barry Cranford" <[address removed]>
To: <[address removed]>
Subject: [ljc] Does anyone remember Street Fighter 2 or Mario Kart?
Date: Tue, Jun 18,[masked]:07 am


Hey guys,

A few months back in a Developer Sessions event a good natured disagreement erupted... not like the usual conversations at Developer Sessions such as Scala vs Clojure, or where the future of Java was going... this was a disagreement over who would win in a fight on the old Super Nintendo classic Street Fighter 2 :-) We joked about bringing in an old school console to the Developer Sessions event to settle it.

I wanted to get your thoughts on whether this is something people would like to have in the background at the Developer Sessions events. Perhaps running head to head games on a few classics like Super Mario Kart or Street Fighter 2 etc. It could be held in the corner and there just as a bit of fun or as an ice breaker. If it were a popular decision it could lead to competitions or similar...

We discussed it amongst the LJC organisers and there was certainly a lot of interest in doing something like this at the Developer Sessions events so I thought I'd find out if there was similar enthusiasm from the LJC itself?

- Would you want to have a console at the event?
- Do you think it would take away from or add to the event?
- Are there any old school classic games that you'd like to see?

If we have enough enthusiasm we'll see if we can sort it out for the event tonight: http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/120885702/

Cheers,
Barry





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