Some pics from the 2006 NY Digital Life Show! If some of my responses are hella outdated it’s 'cuz I’m copying and pasting an old post from '06 lol!
First of all Gametap was there with a bunch of old school games available for playing! On this column they showed a slew of the games they had.
Got up close and took pictures of this column of images of games on it. Below are images of SFA1, SFA3, Super Gem Fighter Minimix and Darkstalkers. They had a slew of other fighters at the show, SF2 New Challengers, SF2 Turbo, Megaman Power Fighters 1 and 2 and freaking Cyberbots!
In true SF Fandom I just couldn’t resist taken pictures of an SFA3 screen at the show along with my 2 favorite video game characters, so happy that I was able to play SF at Digital Life!
And Gametap even had SF Tournies!
The above one was on Friday. They only had the first tourney on SF2 Turbo and canceled the other two because it took up too much space in their booth. I was happy to compete in that one, didn’t win the tourney but ohs well!
After that they did one tourney a day, the SFA3 one took place on Saturday. Competed in that one, didn’t win that tourney either but I got a Gametap bag and a T-Shirt for competing!
This was the last tourney on Sunday. Didn’t compete in that one since I’ve never played Pocket Fighter seriously, just played it goofing around with my brothers mostly back in the day.
Images of characters in Gametap’s booth!
Speaking of Sonic, Sega was celebrating his 15th Anniversary! On day one first thing they were giving us free slices of his birthday cake. Happy B-day Sonic!
And the man himself -
And what other gaming icon showed up to this event?
Oh, poor Frogger. Don’t worry, he’s got the law on his side inforced by one of the toughest officers on the beat -
Hell yeah McGruff takes a bite out of crime!
Video game’s first married couple came down to the big apple, Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man!
Speaking of Pac-Man, here’s Namco’s booth. Just like last year their booth features a few old school arcade machines of Pac-Man and the like where you could play games for free. And lots of Cell phone games of Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man and Galaga. They even have Pac-Mania now, jumping over ghosts on the go is now a go! They were selling lots of Pac-Man goodies and even Dig Dug dolls. By Sunday the majority of these dolls were just about gone!
They were selling T-Shirts too. I bought the one with the three ghosts on it. Gotta show Namco some love!
And they were giving out some cool Pac-Man Ghost lolipops. This is the color the Ghosts turn when Pac-Man eats a Power Pellet and is about to eat them. Heh heh, got to skip over that part and eat the Ghost straight up!
Now for the Square Enix booth. They had a playable version of Final Fantasy XII and were taking pre-orders. It plays really great, I’m glad that they fine tuned the battle system compared to how the demo that came out with Dragon Quest VIII was. Here’s their booth.
Square Enix also gave out free Final Fantasy XII posters for free! Here’s two that I got up in my apartment.
Also got a picture of Justice League Heroes for free. This poster is freaking HUGE! The game plays great, and Superman’s Shoryuken has to be seen to be believed! On the Super Hero end a big shout out goes out to Marvel Ultimate Alliance and Superman Returns, also great games available on the show. JLH comes out this week, can’t wait!
Few other characters at the show, Spyro and Tony Montana AKA Scarface. “Gonna cut you like a piece of shicken!”
Like every year, all of the games available for play were on plasma screens, even PSP and DS games where shown on these screens. They had LOTS of games I got to play. Let me try to remember some of them, the new Sonic game on the Xbox 360, Sonic Rivals for handhelds, the new Castlevania DS game, Metal Gear Solid Ops on the PSP, Lego Star Wars II, ack, too many games for me to remember!
The Nintendo Wii was in the house! They had a Madden game, a Tiger Woods game and Elibits you could try out with the Wii-mote!
PS3 was also representing! They had a basketball game and a first person shooter.
What? Don’t care for all these new consoles and games? Perhaps this game is more your speed -
Splinter Cell car!
This Cellstart car was groovy too!
Only saw 2 cosplayers at the show. First one is Tifa from Final Fantasy VII and the second one told me she was from the Anime Bleach, I forgot what character she told me she was - I’ve only seen the first few anime episodes of Bleach on Adult Swim honestly.
And the only thing anyone really wants to see - Booth babes!
Got to meet the Net Dancers, they even signed a poster for me too free of charge!
I got to meet another micro celebrity too. It’s Will O’Neil of Attack of the Show! He was a really nice guy, complimented me on my Digital Camera (it’s incredibly small) and gave me a strong hand shake.
Man this was hands down the best Digital Life show ever. Looks interesting? Planning on visiting NY next year and thinking about stopping by and want to know when it’s going down? WABAM!
If you want more in depth information on the actual show from me and a few others plus some info on the Central Park Tokyo Festival that past recently, check out this thread -
Aaand that’s it. Next stop for me for me and my Digital Camera, NY Comic Con in February 2007 at Jacob Javits! Hope you all enjoyed the pics!