Play Date

Courtesy of Playcrafting, New York City received it’s first full fledge video game convention Play NYC. *Yells* “Hell Yeah Man, Game On!!!” Unlike the many other convention NYC has, this is full dedicated to games, specifically indie games. I love indies games. Developers come up with some of the most creative/crazy games or turn something very simple we do in everyday life into an amazing thing. I remember Microsoft giving developers the opportunity to upload their games into their arcade section through Xbox without much hassle. Of course they had to follow a few guide line but the turn out was amazing. I remember one game was pretty much was sperm zooming its way pass/though obstacles to reach the glowing orb which in reality was an egg.20170819_133637.jpg No, there were no babies born in the game but the masking of just that act in game form was both hilarious and entertaining. Play NYC took over Terminal 5 which contained 3 floors of nothing but games. Even in what is normally the coat check area was VR stations. There was even one of the cutest set up and game in the nook of one of the stair cases. I would have never found it if it wasn’t for my friend * Thank Jason*.  “Brenda Lee Backer It’s Time To Clean Your Bedroom” created by Jenny Jiao Hsia is an insanely cute game about cleaning up Bredna’s room.tumblr_ou2zqkFImu1qbmc9no1_1280She likes to takes a bit of a different approach with gaming by making them relative to real everyday life. The concept for the game stems from a larger game she is working on called Consume Me. It started off as a prototype to be a mini game within Consume Me but Jenny decided to turn it into a full game just for Play NYC *Yay Exclusives!* . The goal of the game it to pick up all of the selected items which can range from teddy bears to dirty laundry and place them within their prospective location before time runs out. If you make it pass the time Bredna earns some allowance. Bredna.jpgMy goal when playing was to earn her $1.00. I made it all the way up to 84 cent but then got stopped by the dog. Jenny developed the game in roughly a month, creating all the artwork as well as making from scratch, a fully operated plushy controller. I look forward to seeing all she had to offer the gaming world. When you have a chance check out Jenny’s site  to get a glimpse of the making of the game and look for her at Fantastic Arcade where she will be debuting a fresh new game for the masses.

20170819_124325I gravitate to anything bright & colorful and that is exactly Neon Wasteland. Influenced by japanese cyberpunk, Neon Wasteland is a3D futuristic racer game developed by Rob Shields.  He drew reference from animes such as Akria, Neo Tokyo, Bubblegum Tokyo and more, to infused his game with a glam punk feel. He started with making the characters which turned out to be two groups of kid who are rival gangs: The Gutter Punks and The Pixel Kids. His art style is captivating.20170822_071930 Full neon cities are your back drop as you race through 8 worlds, with 8 different beautifully designed characters, while dodging and speeding pass obstacles that stand in your way. I was so entertain by the artwork that I purchased the combo pack before actually playing the game. Once I did play the game I was fully sucked in. 20170822_072022.jpgA cool thing that Rob did was created a comic that is linked directly to the game. When completed it will be a 500 page comic. For each volume of the comic released, a new world for the game will be released as well. I’m really excited about this. For more visuals and game check out Neonwastelandgame.com or to become a patron of the Neon Wasteland click HERE.

20170819_121756.jpgAs I walked around I came to a group of people at a table. Being the nosey human that I am, weaseled my way in and  I stumbled upon The Ultimate Clap Back Game.  Now for those who don’t know what a clap back is, here’s a simple definition: To respond to an insult or criticism, sometimes in a vengeful manner. The Ultimate Clap Back Game is the brain child of MaryMartha E. Ford-Dieng who began creating the game after someone at an establishment tried her patience. We’ve all been tried at some point by someone so this game is relatable and funny as hell.  The goal of the game is to win 5 hands by responding to an insult/criticism with the best clap back response you have in you hand. If the clap back is strong you win the handDSC_5504. If the clap back is weak you lose and on the next. By chance if you or others disagree cant decide you get to vote. Now when I began to play I was stop. Why? Because you can just read the card like a regular card. You got to put some feeling behind it. You got to make the insult or clap back sting. A good clap back will make you turn your face up with the expression of ” OH HELL NAH!” OR ” OH NO THEY DIDN’T”. MaryMartha definitely achieved it with this game! Sadly I didn’t get a chance to speak with her but her colleague informed me that she wrote every single clap back & insult card for the game. There are a total of 550 card for the game. If that’s not dedication I don’t know what is.  If you need a fun new game for game night The Ultimate Clap Back is surely a must. You can purchase the game HERE. May your clap backs be with you.

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Last Dance In The Hall

I am a human of pure nostalgia. I love anything that takes me back/reminds me of great memories. I never want to let things go. Music has that effect to take me back very quickly to a happier time or situation. One of New Yorks most iconic rights of passage for any 19 or older wanting to get a taste of night life has officially closed its doors. The great Webster Hall is now closed for renovations. It is will be closed until sometime in November 2017 and will reopen its doors with new owners and management but it will never be the same.20170811_031017 I feel like I grew up there. Webster hall provided me with many experiences & memories I will never forget. There was the first *and last* time I got on stage for amateur strip night for my 21st birthday. Did I when? No but my cousin did lol. Gotta like a nice set of double Ds on a pretty girl. $450 in the pocket just for a flash. I saw the one and only Corrine Bailey Rae, after trying to see her for 10 years since she came out. I got taken back to my high school music roots with a closing show of  a Good Charlotte concert. 20170806_233225I won tickets to the Downtown Festival were I was introduced to one of the waviest bands Vactioner. Webster gave many young woman and myself their first spin on stripper poles. They were just for show but fun as hell. I introduced many of my friends to the the club for only kind of night life you can experience in NYC. One night we randomly complimented a lovely lady who happened who be celebrating officially be coming a doctor and was offered to hang out and drink with her.20170806_193931 Another night we danced with beautiful men in drag till the shut the club down. One night we met a group of guys who invited us to go to Ihop. The journey getting there was the most hilarious thing in the world. Im still not sure how we fit 8 grown ass drunken adults in that small 4 door car. Another time after work we decided we didn’t wanna go home so we headed to Webster for Ladies Night. One of my friends for got there ID at work so we felt the plan of the night failed. 20170811_032414Cleverly all we needed was a marker to save the day. We squeeze her behind the fence  into the smoking section outside, marked her hand up identical to everyone else then chatted up a few people standing there just to make it look good. We stood there staring at the entrance as she walked up in hopes that the bouncer didnt know what just happened. She flash her marked up hand and walked in with no problem.20170806_193304 The adrenaline rush of knowing we pulled off sneaking someone in to Webster Hall just made the night even more exciting. I found out both of my friends were pregnant at Webster lol. It was two separate occasions but cool none the less. Whenever one of my friend attended ladies night she alway got licked by someone.20170811_032455 Till this day we still never understood it but without fail someone licked her lmao. As I got older my trips to Webster Hall for parties decreased drastically. I went there for more concerts but still randomly every few years making an appearance for a party. So the on their final night I decided to go shake a tail feather for good time sake. It was exactly what I remember. 20170811_020138As it was ladies night there were tons of girls with guys to follow, music blasting on every floor, squads taking pictures to save that lasting moment. To my pleasant surprise a few dancers from when I was a teen,  showed up & showed out for the last night. A guy I remember seeing partying at Webster on many occasions now worked as security and the stage on the entrance floor no longer had the infamous poles but was still filled with people. I will never forget those moment I spent there (especially because there a bunch of pics and video on a hard drive somewhere in my house) at Webster Hall.20170811_032643 I can only hope with all thats new coming to the venu that it will have the same impact that it has provided for decades before.