Video games go live on the Big Screen for some Friday fun
It was a fun Friday at The Oklahoman offices at 100 W. Main.
We fulfilled a goal that we've had since we moved into our downtown office space earlier this year. We played video games live on the Big Screen.
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It was a tournament. We had nine guests play in the tournament, and we broadcasted the Mario Kart matches on the Big Screen to the downtown Oklahoma City lunchtime crowd at Sheridan and Robinson.
The event was sponsored by Video Games Live and OKC Philharmonic. Sean Alexander was the champion.
He cruised to the title, first by defeating our own entry - sports web editor Erik Horne - and eventually besting second-place finisher Shaun Wright.
We played on an older gaming system, to make it work most effectively for Big Screen streaming - and Sean had an advantage. He practiced on a Nintendo 64 version of the game of Mario Kart the previous evening and was more prepared than the others (especially Erik, which you would definitely have seen if you watched on the Big Screen across the street).
For his preparation and eventual victory, Sean received two tickets to the Video Games Live show at the Civic Center on May 21.
But we were the real winners. We fulfilled our dream of playing video games on the Big Screen. We met nine users of NewsOK.com along the way.
Most important of all, we had a fun time on a Friday afternoon.