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Virtual Boy Fighting Game Tournament Taking Place In NYC on May 8

Gaming article by Robert N. Adams on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 20:05
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A Virtual Boy fighting game tournament will be taking place in the Brooklyn borough of New York City on May 8, 2019. The retro gaming community have somehow gotten their hands on a few of the worst consoles ever conceived by man and you can now torture yourself and your friends by playing in a fighting game tournament tomorrow evening. Fun!

This news is particularly surprising for a few reasons. Firstly, it's amazing that there are enough working Virtual Boys still in existence in one location to hold a tournament. (Frankly, the lot of them should have been locked away right next to the Ark of the Covenant in that big-ass Spielberg warehouse.) Secondly, someone (for some reason) actually developed fighting games for the Virtual Boy. Finally, a bunch of retro gaming madlads have taken these two elements and smashed them together into the Virtual Boy fighting game tournament.

 

The tournament will be taking place at Next Level, an arcade in Brooklyn, New York that specializes in retro games. Players will be using custom arcade sticks that have been modified to work with what is probably Nintendo's worst console ever made (if not the worst console ever made in the history of the world). Here's the address!

Next Level 874 4th Ave Brooklyn, NY 11232

 

Organization of the event is being handled by a cadre of retro gaming enthusiasts that include RetroRGB, NYCFurby, Next Level, Videogamesnewyork, and several other community members and anonymous benefactors from the retro gaming community in the greater New York area. If you can't make it to the tournament in person, worry not; it will be streamed online on RetroRGB's YouTube channel and NYCFurby's Twitch channel. Unfortunately, a livestream just won't have the same retina-searing effect as actually playing a game on a Virtual Boy.

If you have a free evening and you're in the New York City area, you can torture your eyes at the Virtual Boy fighting game tournament on May 8, 2019, from 7:00 PM–11:00 PM in Brooklyn at the Next Level arcade.

Would you participate in the Virtual Boy fighting game tournament? What do you think of the console overall? Let us know in the comments below!

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Robert N. Adams

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!