Glen McNamee
Challenge Accepted – Video Games Night
Posted on Jun 5, 2014 in Life

Challenge Accepted!” is a Video Games event that happens every  Monday night at  TFM Soundworks in Middlesbrough. I attended the very first night in Middlesbrough along with my son, Conor.

There was a lot of different games on a lot of different systems. While we were there I spotted the following; Sega Master System/Mega Drive/Saturn/Dreamcast, Nintendo NES/SNES,  PlayStation 1/2/3/4, Atari 2600,  Sinlair Zx81/ZX Spectrum, Commodore Amiga 1200, Nintendo Wii/64/Gamecube,  Xbox 360/One and PCs.

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Sadly these weren’t set up.

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I had a quick game of Command and Conquer Generals Zero Hero while the PC network was being set up.

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It was my first time at the TFM Soundworks venue. It’s a nice, but hot, venue.

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Trying to get a LAN game of Counterstrike 1.6 set up.

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Street Fighter 2 (SNES), FIFA 14 (360) and Smash Brothers Brawl (Wii). Smash Bros was the most popular, and people even brought their own Gamecube controllers along to play it.

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Staff from CEX brought along a Playstation 4 and Wii U, and were giving away stickers and posters to people who played them at FIFA 14 and Mario Cart 8.  Conor and I had a game of Mario Cart, and I despite the fact I use to be good at the Wii Version he finished four places ahead of  me.

There was also Tournaments scheduled on the following; games Goldeneye 64, Mario Kart 64, Super Mario Kart (SNES), Super Smash Bros Brawl (Wii), Pong (Atari 2600), Duck Hunt (NES), Mario Brothers (NES) Head to Head, Street Fighter 4 (360), Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (360), Mortal Kombat Ultimate (N64 ), Pokemon Stadium (N64), FIfa 14 (360), Halo Reach (360), Call of Duty Black ops II (360), Street Fighter 2 Turbo (SNES), Tetris (Playstation 2), Bomberman (SNES), Marvel vs Capcom 3 (PS3), Mario Kart (SNES), Guitar Hero 3 (360), Command & Conquer Generals Zero Hour (PC)

As Conor was under 18 and we had to leave at 9pm which was before the Tournaments took place, so I don’t know how that went. It was also sad because I really fancied my chances at Command & Conquer. There was also live music from local Chiptune artist Critical Strike and others. Here’s a video on the end of his set;

This was the first event, so everything wasn’t exactly perfect. There was no Commodore 64, and a few of the systems didn’t seem to fully function. It still was a good night and I’ll keep going while they are on.

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