Joey Deez Blog "Arcade Games"

December 9, 2016

Do you remember going to your local arcade, meeting up with your friends, and battling your favorite game? I sure do, it was one of my favorite things to do! And while this may be a thing of the past with all the crazy technology we have, I still enjoy an old school battle on an original arcade machine. Lucky for me, our office just happened to get two of the greatest classic arcade games ever made, Pacman and Streetfighter! I’ve played these games a ton and consider myself quite skilled, but I’m not the only one at the station who’s spent many hours inside an arcade. Darth Rev claims to have been a true arcade master and challenged me to a duel of the ages that will sure to end only one way, NERD RAGE.


While I was pretty confident in my mad skills, I decided to get a couple of practice runs before taking down the mischievous Rev. I’ll admit, I was a bit rusty. But I don’t back down from a challenge so on I went to face Rev. Guys this story doesn’t have a happy ending. Rev not only crushed my pride, but also my hopes and dreams of being office champion. He showed up in a Darth Maul mask and kept saying “Welcome to the dark side”. I kept challenging him to a rematch, believing that if I could get just 1 game off of him I would be able to turn it around. Instead, I just kept losing. And each time he would switch masks and troll me more. I never lost to Dark Maul, Chewbacca, Iron man and Captain America in the same day but there’s a first time for everything. Needless to say I’ve learned my lesson, never challenge Rev to a game you can’t afford to lose. You will get trolled. That being said, I still love arcade games so I’ll just have to find one I can defeat him at!

Do you like arcade games? Which one is you favorite? ​


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