I had a fun video game themed weekend, did you?

Just a quick 'good morning' - and I certainly hope you all had a good weekend.  Mine was predictably hectic.  I knew it would be, but it was a lot of fun too.  I got quite a bit of gaming in - the usual suspects with Madden being the primary focus, but I poked at several other titles as well, including FPS Creator.  Fun, but there's a steep learning curve to be had there.  Still, my son and I are tackling it together so that makes it more entertaining.

Beyond that though?  I got to play some games in an old school arcade for the first time in at least a decade.

My work sponsored a four hour stint at a nice nearby establishment called Pinball Pete's that I had never heard of before, but we had a great time at.  Lots of older games like The Simpsons, some more middle-aged games from after I was no longer frequenting arcades like Time Crisis 4 and Soulcalibur III.  There were some cool pinball tables including classics like Arabian Nights, and somewhat newer ones like Iron Man.  They had air hockey, one of those hockey tables with spinning handles, skeet-ball, basketball shooting and pool.  We got soda and pizza catered in about halfway through and it was a great time overall.

We followed that up with a trip to the theater to see Wreck It Ralph, which was a lot of fun.  All three kids really enjoyed it, as did I.  I had been planning to take them to see it once it hit the cheap theater in our town, but it did work out kind of amusingly that the movie about arcade games happened to get watched on the same day my kids got exposed to a more classic arcade.

My wife took a bunch of pictures with her phone while we were there, so I'll let those tell the rest of the day's 'story'.  Hope you all had a great weekend as well!

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