Reminder: Game Unicon Starts Tomorrow
To everyone that lives in or around the Massachusetts area, we just wanted to remind you that “the biggest video game convention in the history of New England” begins tomorrow. Game Unicon takes place at the Best Western Royal Plaza in Marlborough, MA and when doors open at 11:00 am on Friday, they won’t close until the last day of the convention which is on Sunday at 6:00 pm.
The convention will showcase some of the best gaming tournaments in the country and will have over $10,000 in cash prizes. Some of the games included in the playoffs are; Halo 3, Street Fighter IV, Super Smash Bros. (Brawl and Melee), Rock Band, Gears of War 2 and Madden 10. They are even going to have some classic titles for you to compete in, like a Tetris tournament and a Battletoads speedrun; where the faster player to beat the game wins.
Read more about what the convention has to offer after the jump.
In addition to the many tournaments, Game Unicon will feature hundreds of screens around the showfloor for you to experience some of the latest videogames, along with some classics retro titles. So even if a gaming tournament is not your thing, there will be plenty to do. Not only that, there will be a full fledge concert, of course with a gaming theme, which be going on during certain times of the show.
The bands include: Freezepop and Bam Camero; who both are famously known to be in the Guitar Hero and Rock Band franchises, Powerglove; who plays retro videogame songs with a metal twist, The Konami Kode; much like Powerglove but with rock influences, The Megas; who also play famous videogame covers.
Sounds like a good time right? Well there’s more. The convention will involve a huge selection of dealers, where they will be selling everything pop-culture like; comic books, anime, videogames and much more.
While walking around the showfloor, you see some appearances by the original WWE diva Sunny, TNA’s super hot Velvet Sky and even a performance by Brentalfloss; who is known to give musical lyrics to Tetris and other recognizable videogame theme songs from the 80s.
For those who can’t make it, /gamer will be covering Game Unicon and will be bringing the excitement to the website. If you check out the right-side of the site, you’ll see a tab about Game Unicon and when clicked on, it’ll give you the latest information about the show.
But again, if you live anywhere near the Game Unicon, you should check it out yourself. Tickets are only $40 to access both the showfloor and concert for all three days. However, if you only want to check out the concert — it’s $30. Head over to Game unicon’s official website for more details.
We’ll see you there.