A couple of weeks ago we decided to run an iCade competition of sorts. We put the word out that we had a wicked cool retro-gaming cabinet cleverly constructed for the iPad, and that anyone could win it by being smart and telling us why it should be their’s.
It didn’t take long for people to begin begging and pleading, and we had a vast array of reasons why we should part with our box of joy. When reality had sunk in that we had to give it away, we trawled through the submissions and decided upon our winner.
So, congratulations Simon Mateljan (@sunky) for crafting the best response, which you can read in all it’s heart tugging, tear jerking glory below.
All we can say is, “Rub it in your cousin’s noses Sunky!”
“Alright, I love my gaming. Had the usual introduction to home arcade gaming: Commodore 64, Atari, Nintendo, Sega, Sony etc
So while growing up I had these two cousins a few years older than me, David and Jennifer. I got a NES in 1988 … they had a freakin’ arcade and pinball machine in their house!
No matter how many gaming consoles we had over the years, they had a freakin’ arcade and pinball machine! Of course they’d remind us about this at family gatherings too, who wouldn’t want to have the upper hand over their cousins when it comes to bragging rights.
Anyway, if I ended up with this iCade I’d finally feel like I have the upper hand. Even though I haven’t seen them both in nearly 18 years, and I think they live overseas now … I’d feel like I’ve won. (Won what? Who knows?!) … I have an arcade machine (kinda) and they don’t (as far as I know). So this is an entry based purely on revenge and a grudge I’ve held for nearly 20 years … pretty sad huh?”