I’m not really a PC gamer myself, so I didn’t really get involved in the gaming action. I’m more of a video game enthusiast on the consoles, so this kind of event isn’t really geared for people like me. That said, it was still interesting to meet all these people and it was also fascinating to see how they could handle having 400+ computers running at the same time at a community centre. This year, Fragapalooza was held on the indoor soccer pitch at Dow Centennial Center in Fort Saskatchewan, a suburb of Edmonton.
It’s not in the video clip below, but I was also asked to judge the Rock Band 2 competition on Saturday night with Britl and ScottyBomb. That was more my cup of tea. Some of these guys are really good; there were two guys who played their guitar parts from behind their heads. Nuts. You can watch a family play a song from Spongebomb Squarepants too. The vocalist had his fun.
To give you a better sense of what Fragapalooza is all about, check out the video below from Futurelooks. I’m thinking Stephen will have a couple more videos in the days and weeks to come.