Gaming updates- Homeless gamers
Today, we saw some real progress at Branch 3 of Catholic charities on the GAMING front. (Branch 3 services many homeless and low income people). One of the clients brought at PS3 from home and let everyone play Madden 10. Electronic Arts flagship product and cash cow lands at Branch 3 just in time for the Vikings playoffs.
(As an aside, my background in gaming conditions is deficient in the Madden area. I spent much more time playing FPS games on the PC- such as Battlefield 2142, CSS, TF2, BF:H. I do own a Wii, but it is in Nevada. Most people know me at MNtoothpick from 1541K, which focuses on Battlefield 2142.)
Many people signed up to play including myself. I played Minnesota Vikings (of course), but was routed. Need to get some more experience in with the game.
I should say that Madden 10 gave the Vikings a low rating. Was surprised when my QB was Jackson.
Here are some photos of people engaged in some healthy gaming at Branch 3:
As I explained in earlier posts, many people who receive services at these sights are gamers.
There was some talk of creating a tournament, but no one is sure what the prize would be. Probably need to bracket for skill level so that noobs have a chance to advance and learn the game at first.