DBNGamers 7th Chapter Brought The Collars
This past Saturday in sunny Durban, the local game-loving folk flocked to DBNGamers for the seventh pseudo-event-slash-get-together at the now very much established primary destination of Pizzetta Pizzeria, in Glenwood at 14:00.
The event took ‘chilled’ to entirely new levels and it was about as laid back and relaxed as a Durban-based event would be, with some opting to sit and talk about gaming or make jokes about their t-shirts — it happened — while others gathered around an Xbox 360 with Kinect very courteously set up by one of the organisers; Pieter POI de Bruyn, known to most as Poitjie. All the while, regardless of what everyone did, there was great pizza to be devoured. And the signature Creme Soda for these events, of course. I ordered a Dom Pedro though. Don’t tell them.
There were prizes on offer as well, which you can see pictured below. Some games, a few bundles that also included music CDs and other promotional content including a digital photo frame, lip-balm and… believe it or not, dog collars. For actual dogs. It was a Sims: Pets promotional thing. Didn’t stop me from putting one on for the fun of it. Oh, and see that t-shirt? I totally won it. As if it was going home with anyone else, that night.
Thanks to Electronic Arts for providing those prizes free of charge, to hand out at the event to lucky winners. I’m glad to announce that the digital frame did not require an online pass.
In all there was nothing to really announce apart from that and there were no grand spectacle sort of sponsors this time. The event was entirely mellowed and basically just let gamers relax with some food and talk about games, or whatever they’d like to talk about really. Wayne from El33tOnline (hope I got that right) joined Adam, Timothy and myself (as well as a few other friends and readers of the site, Error_Naik and Red Devil ZN, here’s your shout-outs) to tell us about this year’s E3 event as well as his experience at Gamescom events, which he will be attending once again this year. It was fascinating insight for someone such as myself who spends days afterwards watching all the presentations and trailers to be released from such events.
The next DBNGamers, the eighth — my favourite number, promises to be something truly special and with any luck it might well go on for longer than a few hours. A lot longer. Until more details are finalised, that’s all we can tell you but if you live in or around Durban then you would do well to look out for more, later this month. We hope to see you all there.