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

From: Joshua W.
Sent on: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 12:29 PM
I'm definitely up for a round or 2 :P


On 18 June[masked]:28, Tom Johnson <[address removed]> wrote:
As long as we're talking two-player, short round games - StreetFighter or MarioKart are ideal - with quick rotation - winner stays on, perhaps? Then it sounds like a good icebreaker. 


On 18 June[masked]:51, Ged Byrne <[address removed]> wrote:
Is there a danger of creating an environment that is a little too immature/laddish?


On 18 June[masked]:07, Barry Cranford <[address removed]> wrote:
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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