I was recently invited to check out Game Haven, an entire building made for gamers and for people who love having fun!
It houses 160 PCs for LAN gaming, six private rooms for console gaming and one function room for gaming parties (as well as a pub and restaurant).
What a gaming haven!
It’s not officially launched yet, although it is already open for business, so me and my friends are one of the first people to preview the place! Yay!
Waiting at the lobby for all my late-coming friends.
We were first shown the function room, which holds 10 PCs and one LCD TV for console gaming.
There was a little kid’s birthday party going on and they looked like they were having the time of their lives.
Guitar Hero World Tour was set up for play on the TV but I think the kids were more interested in the balloons at that point of time.
The Goonfather wanted to crash the party but we all pulled him away before he started traumatising the kids beyond repair.
By the way, the party room (with 10 PCs) is also very suitable for clan training sessions. I envy professional gamers! I want to be really good at FPS, but it’s just not my thing. All I’m good at is being a sitting duck.
We went on to tour the PC floors.
In the background, my friends studying are the PCs intently.
The guys just couldn’t wait to get started on some heavy-duty FPS action.
But we adjourned to our private gaming room first. Our room was called Thunderbluff. All the rooms are named after World of Warcraft zones! There’s, like, Ironforge, Silvermoon, Undercity and so on. Coolness!
Our room had two PCs, as well as one TV set up with a Wii. We decided to play Wii because we don’t have Wii at home.
My friends sitting around gawking at the TV and doing nothing else. Sometimes they do the darnedest things.
Anyway, we finally got started with a round of Wii Sports.
First round: The Goonfather vs. Morte!
Since only four people can play with the Wii at once, two guys parked themselves at the PC table. All the latest and most popular shooters and MMORPGs are installed in all PCs in the building.
So guess what game Unker Kell started up when he commandeered the PC?
He logged in to Facebook.
We all yelled at him, “We are in a gaming centre! We have free play of all the games available and you’re checking your Facebook!!”
“What’s wrong with Facebook?” he tried to argue.
“Facebook is not a game!”
“Weeeell….. Facebook has games in it. Sort of.”
Anyway, you’ll have to excuse him. It’s just in his nature to act like a moron sometimes.
We played many more Wii games through the afternoon.
Our favourite (not shown in picture) was Raving Rabbids 2. It’s one of the best party games out there, allowing up to four players to make fools of themselves at once.
You’re a roll of pink toilet paper if you come in last!
We took turns to challenge one another while also taking turns to play Counter-Strike on the PC. It’s kind of a neat arrangement!
Here’s a video of us playing Wii and being very, very noisy (you have been warned):
We were also served snacks from the Honshitsu Japanese Buffet Restaurant (located in the building).
The restaurant serves a special tea-time buffet at only $15++ for adults ($10++ for children) and we were contemplating eating there first before gaming, but that would have compromised two hours of our gaming time, so we decided to just order in. Heheh.
The best parties in the world are when you put food and gaming together!
After a few hours, we decided to abandon the Wii and troop up to the PC floor to indulge in our blood lust.
We were given eight PCs in a cluster so we could physically yell at each other while we fragged each other.
Unker Kell really wanted to play Left 4 Dead, the popular survival horror FPS, but he got severely overruled because we started off with Call of Duty 4 and we all got so hooked on it we couldn’t stop playing it.
We played till 7:50 pm, by which time we had to leave because we had a dinner reservation at 8 pm at Funan, which is just a short walk/drive away.
Even then, the guys, especially The Goonfather, didn’t want to stop playing.
“Can we skip dinner?” he asked.
I would have been happy to oblige, normally, but we were going to lo hei that night and I wasn’t going to miss my yu sheng!
By the way, Game Haven also has a pub called Nova! There are gaming stations inside the pub!!! COOOL!
We were given a tour of the premises. It only opens in the evening, so we had the whole pub to ourselves in the afternoon. Woohoo!
The entrance to the Nova.
A promotional shot of Nova’s gaming corner.
Nova has a section where you’ll be able to enjoy Wii, Xbox 360 and PS3 gaming while drinking and partying. Is that cool or what?
There’s also an annex pub on the rooftop of the building which you can access through a staircase on the 6th floor.
Another promotional photo.
Well, we visited the place in the day so it looked like this:
Alfresco area on the rooftop.
The view is quite nice at night!
As we walked out of the building to go for dinner, the guys started saying, “Hey, let’s come back after dinner!”
Honestly, I wouldn’t have minded.
The rates are rather reasonable for LAN gaming — $1.50 an hour for Game Haven + SAFRA members, $1.90 for SAFRA members and $2.50 for guests.
They also have discounted rates and promotions from time to time. Anyway, you can find out more details at the www.gamehaven.sg.
We’re definitely going back again!
Game Haven is located at 29 Carpenter Street, very near Clarke Quay MRT Station. Click here for map and transport directions.
If you ever see me there, come up to me to say hi! Perhaps we could play some games together! ;)
Welcome to another edition of Gamer Girl Friday! To those of you who have been supporting this little project of mine (silently or vocally), thank you very much! The reason I’m still going strong is you!
I haven’t had much of grand editorial plan for GGF so far. Like, I don’t plan my issues ahead and I just kinda write whatever appeals to me at the moment.
So, I know I’m not producing the best work I can, but I can only get better with your help.
Writing quality content, while having fun doing it, is my ultimate goal.
Sheylara couldn’t wait to bop enemies on the head with her new hammer.
“HWAH!! Come to momma!”
Excitedly, she wandered off in search of an enemy.
The ditzy barbarian girl came upon a one-armed man who looked rather like a statue.
“Hi!” Sheylara said chirpily. “Are you an enemy?”
“Um, no,” said the man. “Why should I be an enemy?”
“Aww, are you sure you’re not an enemy?”
“Are you very, very, absolutely sure?”
“Lady, see here now! I’m a one-armed man who looks rather like a statue, for goodness’ sake! Why would I be your enemy??”
“I don’t know. I just thought, maybe.”
“I quite assure you that I’m not an enemy.”
Dejectedly, Sheylara wandered off to see if she might not find an enemy before too long.
Soon, she came upon a muscular red-haired man.
“Are you an enemy?” Sheylara asked doubtfully.
“Nope,” said the man. “I am the famous Captain Redrik, scourge of the southern coasts. If I have slain one of yer loved ones and it’s revenge ye seek, then a duel to yer death it is!”
“Well, you didn’t exactly…”
“If ye have business with me, speak!”
Fortunately for Sheylara, she possessed at least half an ounce of brain matter, which advised her that she’d better leave well (and beefy captains) alone.
She decided to get on with seeking her destiny, as the lady in white in the previous episode had told her.
As she plodded along in search of the island in the south, a dodgy character pssted her.
“What’s with this city and psst?” asked Sheylara rhetorically.
“Lady,” said a man with a strange cape that covered his chin and a bit of his nose.
“Hi,” Sheylara responded.
“I am Idogbe. Heard of me?”
“Aww, dang,” lamented the man. “Do you think I should start a blog? Bloggers seem to get famous quite easily these days.”
“I suppose,” said Sheylara. “I will read your blog if you tell me where the island is.”
“Awesome! The harbor is just right there! Leave comments, too, will ya?”
“Sure, if I’m not too busy. I gotta find some enemies to bop on the head, as you can tell, seeing as I got a bigass hammer and all.”
So, off to the harbor Sheylara went. She spotted a grouchy guard standing guard.
“Oh, hello!” she waved.
The guard ignored her.
“Hellooooo,” waved Sheylara again. “Tell me about the harbor!”
“Harbor’s not your business, stranger. Leave me alone.”
Sheylara considered momentarily hitting the surly guard over the head with her hammer, then thought better of it. He did have a silly-looking spiky thing on his head and she didn’t want to break her new hammer.
“You people in this city aren’t very friendly,” she told the guard. “I shan’t bother with the lot of you anymore!”
It was then that the disillusioned barbarian girl decided it was a good time to go for a midnight swim.
After all, what was a swimsuit for if not for swimming in?
“Last one in’s a rotten egg!” she cried to no one in particular and jumped into the water.
“Ahhhhhh,” Sheylara luxuriated, all the stresses of the day washing off her.
She swam and swam.
And enjoyed the caressing waters.
And suddenly found herself on an island.
“Ooh, I found my island!”
First order of business was to take some touristy camwhore photos.
“Nice! Now, what shall I do on this island?”
Wandering around, she spotted an old man sitting by a campfire.
“Ooh, maybe that’s an enemy I can try my hammer on!
Happily, she ran towards the old man.
“Are you an enemy?” she asked.
Startled out of his reverie, the old man said, “Of course not, you dumb blonde. Now sit down and listen to my story because I’m part of your destiny quest.”
While listening to a somewhat long and tedious story, Sheylara camwhored. She was kinda getting into it.
Before long, the storytelling old man lulled her into a drowsy daze and she eventually fell into a dreamless slumber, all thoughts of quests and hammers and camwhoring forgotten.
Once again, Sheylara wasted another episode of Adventures of Sheylara the Barbarian not doing anything very exciting, but that’s the way the story goes.
At least, she felt, her life is a little bit more fun than that of the old man whose grandfather story put her to sleep.
Ask me any gaming-related questions! Post them in the comments or e-mail me, I don’t really care. I will try to answer all questions (unless I get like 500 questions a day).
Alex Tung asks a general question:
If I had to decide between Nintendo Wii and a PSP, which one should I get? I am not into cute games… not much of a Guitar Hero fan too… I like RPGs with fantasy/magic/dungeons & dragons themes and stuff. The last time i bought a console (PS2), it ended up rotting in my storeroom after a year. So… any sort of advice is appreciated.
See, the thing is, if you really like RPGs, you wouldn’t have let your PS2 rot in the storeroom because the PS2 was, like, famous for its great library of RPGs (e.g. Final Fantasy). So I’m going to assume that the reason that happened was because you didn’t have time to play games.
If that’s the case, then the PSP will be a better choice because it’s portable. You can play on the go, while waiting in queues, while waiting for your girlfriend, or whenever. Well, of course, the PSP also has more RPGs than the Wii.
Wii has the monopoly on cute games. So if you’re not into cute games, your Wii will just rot in the storeroom together with your PS2, I think.
Wishbone asks a camwhore question:
For a person who isn’t that photogenic, how would you tell him/her how to pose for photos?
Everyone has a good side. Just take tons of photos, try all kinds of angles and all kinds of smiles and expressions to find the best one! Yes, it may sound strange, but looking good in photos requires practice just like everything else.
If that’s not working, then wear makeup, or wear a mask.
Apoorv Khatreja asks a comparison question:
If you had to choose a favorite, which one would you choose – GTA IV or Super Mario (The classic version for SNES)?
Definitely GTA IV. I’ve never been much of a Super Mario fan, although I do like some of the characters like the mushrooms and goomba.
But GTA beats everything else hands down, anyway!
junkie asks a Super Mario Bros question:
Did you play Super Mario Bros (the wildly popular one in the 90s), and if so, did you ever finish (I couldn’t because mum would yell at me to STOP PLAYING NOW before I even came close!)? If so, what happens at the end? I was convinced that this game was programmed to go on forever.
Eh, what’s the fascination with Super Mario, you guys? The only Super Mario games I like are the party games! Hehe. Like the one on the Wii where it’s like a board game (Mario Party 8) and also the board game one on the DS.
I don’t generally like 2D side-scrolling games, and I find endless coin collecting very annoying.
What a shame your mum never let you finish it, though. You should have told her that she needs to let you rescue Princess Peach if she ever wants to have a daughter-in-law and cute grandchildren.
Fridays used to mean nothing to me since I don’t have a regular job and, like, every day was a weekend to me.
But now that I’ve suddenly gotten very busy with activities and freelance work, I’ve had to specially put aside weekends for friends and family and fun. Now I look forward to Fridays (and weekends) very much!
Hey, don’t forget to go to VivoCity tomorrow for the UEFA EURO 2008 PS3 tournament! It’s happening from 12 pm till 7 pm at the East Court. I will be there from 12 pm to about 3 pm! Come say hi to me if you spot me!
Today’s Ask Sheylara is dedicated to funny questions because I feel like funny tonight. We will resume seriousness next week. Or not.
junkie asks a funny question:
Who would win in a fight, the Goonfather or Sheylara?
Tsk tsk… you kids should stop playing games because it makes you think of fighting all the time!
I’m joking, of course.
Me and the Goonfather fight all the time, in game and out of game. In game, we fight over how he always gets us killed because he has a subconscious death wish. Out of game, we fight over whether the room should be done in pink or black.
Neither of us ever wins because we get always distracted by games and ignore everything else.
Note, however, that fighting is very much discouraged. Thank you.
Fx asks a silly question:
Are the breasts in AoC sharp enuff to stab someone to death?
That depends on whether one is wearing armor or not, and also depends on the shape and sharpness of the armor itself. Breasts, by themselves, however can be excellent murder weapons without the need for stabbing.
I cannot teach you the ways here but I’ll give you a hint. It has to do with men running off cliffs or running into the arms of an epic mob or running into an electrical fence… while in a state of distraction.
modchip asks an absurd question:
If there were some sort of a doomsday attack on earth, and you and the Goonfather were the only ones who survived this, and everything else obliterated exept for a classic NES, all the NES titles, a TV, and a generator with 1 hour worth of power, what 2 player NES title would you play for 1 hour?
Why would anyone waste the last hour of power on earth on stupid NES games?? The Goonfather would fashion a modem out of the NES and contact other survivors on the other end of the earth because that’s how it always happens in the movies.
We’d arrange to travel halfway to meet and then die trying because halfway around the world is a little bit far, to be sure.
Oh, gosh, is it Friday already? While people are thanking god it’s Friday, I’m raising the panic alarm for a worrying number of deadlines unmet.
Nevertheless, Gamer Girl Friday is still in business, even if I have to sacrifice my Age of Conan game time.
In fact, I only had time to play for one measly hour since receiving my AoC registration key on Wednesday. But that’s enough to talk about AoC at great length because it gave me enough lasting first impressions to fill a book.
You’ll want to read my “Adventures of Sheylara the Barbarian” series because it’s funny!
And don’t forget to take part in this week’s contest. I’m giving away a Grand Theft Auto IV game! Ooh!
Here’s a quite useless and self-indulgent video showing you Age of Conan played on dual-screen mode.
I was on a dual-monitor setup when I logged in to Age of Conan for the first time and found that I couldn’t force the game back to one screen, so I decided to play it like that just for the heck of it.
Of course, the game world looks incredibly beautiful spread across two screens, but it was a pain to play because of the gap between the two monitors, where your character is stuck the whole time.
Once upon a time, onboard a slave galley, there lived a kind-hearted and innocent barbarian girl by the name of Sheylara.
Sheylara had been kidnapped from her hometown in Aquilonia to be sold into slavery. Her talents include looking cute and owning an outrageously daring bikini (for that era).
One day, as luck would have it, the ship got wrecked by some fearsome squall or something and everyone got thrown overboard. Sheylara passed out before washing up on some scenic beach shore, just like in the movies.
Shortly after, a strange old man, who just happened to be hanging out at the beach, came along and tried to wake her.
Amazingly, Sheylara wasn’t dead and even managed to wake up looking like she just stepped out of the latest issue of Swimsuit Illustrated.
The strange old man said to Sheylara, “Since you’ve washed up on the shore anyway, I might as well make you do some work. There’s this cute little thing got herself captured by an evil man. Go save her, would you please, if you’re not in a hurry to go anywhere.”
Sheylara, being kind-hearted and innocent and, in fact, not in a hurry to go anywhere, agreed to the old man’s request even as she coughed out the last drops of seawater from her lungs.
Now, it didn’t take her long to find the cute little thing that needed rescuing.
“Help!” said the cute little thing, whose name is Casilda. “You look like you have the stomach for a bloody encounter (even if you resemble a swimsuit model). Wouldn’t you please kill that meanie over there and get his keys to free me? Please?”
“Okay,” said kind-hearted and innocent Sheylara, and off she went waving the broken bottle that the strange old man had given to her to use as a weapon.
Incredibly, Sheylara managed to kill the meanie with nothing but the broken bottle and her charms.
She returned to Casilda and freed the bimbotic wench. Then, the two ladies had a nice conversation about the latest trends in swimwear.
Casilda said, “Hey, you know what? The city of Tortage has some really nice shopping spots. Why don’t we walk there together and I’ll show you around?”
“Awesome plan!” said Sheylara.
The two provocatively-dressed ladies then proceeded to leisurely stroll through the jungle, chatting and giggling as if they’d known each other forever.
Suddenly, Sheylara was attacked!
“What is this?!?!?!?!” she screeched. “You didn’t tell me there were more bad men around!”
“Oops, sorry,” said Casilda as she scurried off to hide behind a tree. “My bad.”
Just as Sheylara was about to get slaughtered good and proper, a strange feeling overcame her.
A fascinating blue light descended upon her, like a deus ex machina, and infused her with the strength of a panther and the courage of a man who’s about to get a root canal treatment without anesthesia.
“I can take on the whole world!!” she declared. “Come and get me if you dare!”
With that, the thug in front of her dropped dead with fright. He also dropped some loot just the way mobs are supposed to, when they die.
“Cool!! A new bikini!!” enthused Sheylara, as she changed into her new outfit right there and then, never considering prying eyes hidden in bushes.
Casilda ran out of hiding.
“Aww, pretty!” she crooned. “I told you, didn’t I? There’s a lot more of that where we’re going!”
Sheylara blushed before rolling her eyes and said, “Yeah, okay, let’s go. But next time, warn me before I get hacked almost in two pieces again!”
With that, the two happy maidens went on their merry way.
Like I said, I could fill a book with my first impressions, but I’ll just pick a few things because I’m sure you don’t want to read a book.
Impressing me right at the outset was the character creation screen. It’s so dynamic I thought it was another intro video sequence.
As the story goes, you’re a captive on this ship on the way to being sold into slavery. The character creation screen shows you being on a ship, surrounded by oarsmen busy at work rowing and making a frightful din.
It’s a dark and stormy night and all that and you’re alone and frightened, but you have work to do. You have to choose a gender and race and class, following which you have to choose hair colour, eye colour, body shape and size, and all the rest of it.
From here, you have the option to go into an advanced customisation mode to tweak every single last detail, from boob size to eyebrow angle. Never has character customisation been so detailed since Star Wars Galaxies.
Past the character creation stage, the game world is truly a sight to behold.
The colours are vibrant, the landscape is lush, the avatars so detailed. Everything is just so beautiful it makes your heart sing with joy.
Once in a while, you get these cutscene animations when you initiate contact with an NPC.
These are pretty cool. Makes me feel like I’m playing a console game. And the voice acting is really good. The only complaint I have here is that the character animation seems a little blocky, lacking the natural fluidity of real-life motion.
Not that I’m expecting a lot. Remember Beowulf (Angelina Jolie)? Even that didn’t achieve 100% fluidity. So I don’t expect any better from a game for which cutscenes are only a minor feature.
Age of Conan is not a game for MMORPG newbies. There is no newbie-friendly tutorial such as you would get in World of Warcraft and EverQuest II. You do get guides that pop out when the game feels you need some, but they are not as intuitive as those in aforementioned games.
But that’s fine because I’m not an MMORPG noob and I managed to get a quest and kill some mobs right away.
AoC is very bloody, which is a first for an MMORPG.
It’s very tantalising. If you’re playing a female avatar, you’re staring at a pair of perky butt cheeks 95% of game time.
There’s also the option to disrobe your avatar almost completely but I’m not showing it here!
Oh, did I forget to mention spell animation?
I totally love it! If it’s so beautiful even at starting levels, I can’t wait to see what I’m going to get at higher levels.
I took a video with the built-in video recorder (also an MMORPG first, I think) but it’s in a weird resolution (1274×992) because I was playing in windowed mode and, somehow, YouTube isn’t able to play that.
I love the built-in video recorder, except that it doesn’t capture sound. I have no idea why.
Well, I think that’s enough AoC for a day. If I talk anymore about it, I’ll never be able to get out of my house and I do have an event to attend in a couple hours.
That was unfortunately the last of the ninja patrol tourist attraction pose squad, although we will be making a couple of appearances during the launch event on June 3 at Funan, which will be on from 12:30 pm till 8 pm.
There will be a lucky draw going on every hour for people who have pre-ordered the game. An exclusive NG2-themed Xbox 360 Elite will be given away! I wonder who the lucky person will be. Will it be me? (I wish).
You have until Sunday to preorder the game. I swear it’s really fun. Go for it!
Ask me any gaming-related questions! Post them in the comments or e-mail me, I don’t really care. I will try to answer all questions (unless I get like 500 questions a day).
BC asks a Wii question:
I wanted to connect to the Internet using my Wii and its in Japanese so I downloaded your site’s translation. However, when I went to press the wrench icon to go to system settings, it gives me an error message saying that it can’t connect to this certain url and that I should check if I typed it right. I have never touched the settings until now. Please help.
This is one of the most common problems faced by users of a modified Japanese Wii set. When you insert a game disc of another region code which contains a firmware patch update, it will overwrite your original menu. You then get an error because the system is trying to locate the Japanese menu with the address “marc:JP/JP/JPN/index01.html” but it’s not there anymore.
This is known as semi-bricking your Wii. You can still play games but you just can’t access the settings menu. In some severe cases, you will get a fully-bricked Wii, in which case your set is totally unplayable.
You can fix semi-bricks by inserting a Japanese game with a firmware update that is higher than your Wii version. That will overwrite the menu again with a valid Japanese one.
Matthew Chua asks a DS Lite question:
I just bought a DS Lite for my girlfriend. But, being a gadget idiot, I’m lost trying to load music into it. Do I need any software to do it? I’m using an ezflash card.
Please note that Gamer Girl Friday does not advocate piracy! But I will answer your question this once. If you’re using EZ-Flash V, it should have an MP3 icon which you can tap to launch the media player. If not, what you need is Moonshell. I can’t explain to you in detail because it’s not exactly legit. But you can Google it.
David Lee asks a console comparison question:
If you were totally unbiased, how would you rank the PS3, Wii and Xbox 360, in terms of games, performance, satisfaction?
It’s really hard to rank them strictly, so I will tell you what I like about each console!
PS3: It’s sleek and shiny and it has Blu-ray capabilities so you save your money on a Blu-ray player.
Wii: It’s cute and the games are a totally different experience. I love the great workout some of the games give.
Xbox 360: For now, Xbox 360 has the best games library and the Xbox Live experience is unbeatable.
You know what, I’m going to open this last question out to all you readers. It’s really hard for me because I do like all the consoles almost equally. But there must be dedicated fans of specific consoles out there. So how would you rank the three consoles?
Post your answers in the comments here.
Best answer received before next Friday will get a small mystery prize!
YES YES YES. I’m giving out a Grand Theft Auto IV game (Xbox 360 Asian version) because I’ve got a kind sponsor this week. And because it’s a bigger prize, the contest will be a little harder than last week’s (but not that hard).
This week’s prize is sponsored by The Xbox 360 team in Singapore. (Yaay! Give them a standing ovation!)
Here’s how you can win it!
Write a review of Gamer Girl Friday.
Post it on your blog or in a gaming-related forum (but don’t spam).
Link the post to www.sheylara.com.
Post a comment here when you’ve done it so I can check it out.
There is no word limit and it can be any style you like.
Entries will be judged by me! I will pick the one I like best.
You need to be at least 18 to win this prize. (ID verification will be required.)
It seems that I’m recognised as a gamer more than I’m recognised as an actress because I keep getting interview requests as a gamer, but no one ever wants to interview me as an actress.
The media loves Sheylara the gamer but doesn’t give a hoot about Qiaoyun the actress. *sob*
Some time back, I was interviewed by The Straits Times and Playworks magazine as a gamer. Recently, I was interviewed for a TV programme about gaming. It’s not out yet, though. Will update when it is.
For part of the interview, the TV crew invited itself to one of my Wii parties.
I wish they could have focused more on me as an MMORPG gamer because that’s really my main passion. But I guess it’s more visually exciting to watch someone prance around with a Wiimote than to watch someone stare at a computer screen.
So I invited my friends over and ordered tons of delicious junk food.
Major droolage! Fuel up for the coming major exertion!
Except that the boys were really boring and chose not to exert themselves, preferring to sit on their lazy bums to play Monkey Ball.
I can imagine they’d be lying down on the sofa to play less intensive games like, say, Ridge Racer, on the PS3.
They were asked to ham it up a little for the camera crew.
So they put on bigger smiles.
Anyway, the main event was the interview.
I had to answer many questions, some of which were about my personal gaming experiences, while others were commentary-type questions that made me feel like I was doing a GP essay.
This is my “Waiting for them to Finish Setting Up the Lights” look:
“Animatedly Answering a Question” look:
“Are You Taking My Photograph?” look:
Through the director’s monitor:
I don’t really like being interviewed, actually. Especially on video. I take a long time to come up with good answers. I’m not very good at talking, preferring to write.
Anyway, the ordeal ended and the camera crew left and we played Mario Party 8! We had to take turns because that game only accommodates four players.
I can’t remember why I was grimacing and why Wang Wang and Minou were looking at me grimacing. But I think I grimace a lot when playing the Wii. I scream and giggle a lot, too.
Maybe that’s why I won the girls vs. girls match. I think the girls were unnerved by my periodic hysterics.
When we played, the boys ate. When the boys played, we ate!
Such decadence. Such fun!
I sold my Wii after this party because I simply don’t have time to play it anymore and, like I said, my main passion is in MMORPG. So the money I got back from the Wii sale will finance my new graphics card! Wheee!!
But I hope we can still have Wii parties in the future. My Wii was sold to Minou and Kerrendor, hehe. And two other couples in our group have Wii, too. *hint*
A big wet smoochy thank you to Wang Wang and Morte for letting us crash at your place, and to all my friends for the fun!