Initially planned for Christmas holidays, we managed to book at chalet at Aloha Resort at Changi for 2-3 Jan 2009.
A couple of members from the Brotherhood of the Box forums had volunteered to bring their Xbox consoles, LCD, peripherals and games. We booked in at 3pm and within the hour, we started the session with Rockband and Guitar Hero World Tour. Members were absolutely thrilled at the opportunity to try out LIPS, which is only released this week. Many are impressed and excited about getting LIPS when it’s out. I managed to download 10 additional songs from the Marketplace, which had some entertaining tracks.
Some of the other games available are: Grand Theft AutoIV, Midnight Club: Los Angeles, NBA 2K9, TopSpin3, Don King’s Prizefighter, Hitman Blood Money, Monopoly, Dead Space, Left 4 Dead, Gears of War2, Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts, Soul CaliburIV, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, FarCry2, EveryParty, Lego Batman and You’re In The Movies.
Gaming Distributor New Era contributed to the gathering with two system-linked kiosks and some of their latest games – Call of Duty World at War, End War, Naruto Broken Bond, Spiderman Web of Shadows, Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway, Prince of Persia, Fracture, Rise of the Argonauts and Golden Axe Beast Rider for us to sample, all for no charge. They are also looking at the possibility to invite gamers to the New Era Games Day later this month, which is usually meant for media and retailers.
Someone also brought in a projector for members to play Halo3 on a big screen on the wall.
Members are pleased with the gathering and are looking forward to the next one. Pictures in the album above.