After being in a 4 year relationship with a keen gamer and lately living with one I can say that I learned a few bits and pieces that could help me survive in a geek-pocalypse, I know what a creep is, that we must hate lag, and the words WoW, LoL and HoN no longer mean the same.
So I decided to be a caring girlfriend and got tickets to Digital Nation NZ, a two day convention at Vector Arena (Auckland) that featured different games and consoles, talks with games developers and designers, demos of new games and game touraments. (e.g LoL finals…. no… not Laugh out loud… League of Legends…told you)
As far of the venue options, we were able to access the venue an hour earlier, which meant there wasn’t as much people around and most game were easier to access, there were console booths where you could test the new XBOX One, Playstation 4 and some PSP’s with some Girlfriend-friendly games that featured a new back touch screen. To be quite honest, I didn’t love the back screen, I though it was kind of difficult to used and simply unnecessary, but at the same time the PSPs were connected to a gigantic metal cord so that may have influence how I grabed it.
In the upper floor you could find some vintage arcade games(for us old people) to play for free and all around the upper part of the venue there was an exhibition of consoles from the 70’s and 80’s till now, it was a walk through memory lane for all those retro gamers to see again the consoles they may have owned when they were kids.