Feature: The Push Square Launch Party
Posted by James Newton
Rockin' in the free world
To celebrate the triumphant relaunch of Push Square last week, our team got together in Nottingham's swanky Broadway Cinema lounge to play lots of games and share a few well-earned beers.
Our UK team whiled away the night revisiting classic games. Virtua Tennis and Power Stone 2 on Dreamcast got a lot of love, with unexpected results — tennis-lover Sammy Barker lost out in mixed doubles, whereas fighting master James Newton took a bit of a kicking at Capcom's chaotic four-player brawler. Time to switch those bios around, perhaps.
All kinds of gaming were embraced at the party, from Neo Geo Pocket to Xperia Play and everything in between. Important questions were asked — which year really was the best year for gaming? — and plenty of laughter heard until everyone called it a night at 2am.
Pictured here is the UK Push Square team. From left to right: Front row — Darren Calvert, Sammy Barker, Anthony Dickens, Mike Mason. Back row — Thomas Whitehead, James Newton, Damien McFerran and Jamie O'Neill.
Sincere thanks to everyone who braved the horrendous snow to come celebrate our relaunch.