Many Secret Santas gathered to exchange videogaming goodies in complete secrecy for the 9th year in the shop. Also plenty of gaming, trading and chatter, as well as one of the most frenzied gift unwrapping events in our brief history.
Players from all around the tri-state area gathered to celebrate the anniversary of Donkey Kong Country this November by celebrating the entire Donkey Kong universe. Diddy Kong Racing, Donkey Konga, and lots of bananas took the stage along with the usual favorites from the series.
Peach was there. Medli, too. Also one of the guys from Devo's "Whip It" video, a couple of Pikachu, Constantine, Python-esque Frenchmen and the tiniest Red Riding Hood ever. And we all played games together.
The store has cooled off considerably since last month's event, and the attendees have NEVER been cooler. Lots of Smash Bros (GC), Hyrule Warriors (Wii U), Power Stone (DC) as well as the usual SNES, Jaguar and Atari 2600 kiosk action.
In what was described as "the most trading and deals made between members in many years", this event featured an all-day competition to find the local "Nintendo World Championships" champ. Check the photos for the winner and the score.