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You’ve found the love of your life, have recently become engaged, and are on cloud nine as you experience one of the most exciting times of your life. You are overflowing with giddiness, smiles, and joy. But once reality sets in, you realize you’ve got a lot of planning to do, and that can get stressful.
We are proud to announce our first annual "Game in the New Year" party this year. Join us for a family friendly New Year's Eve party at our private arcade and events facility in Austin! Each ticket includes pizza, snacks, sodas, water and other nonalcoholic drinks as well as sparkling cider for a midnight toast!
Looking for the newest hot spot to have your birthday or corporate event? Game Plan Entertainment has got that covered with all the best classic arcade games, TVs with console set-ups, skeeball, basketball, foosball, air hockey, and more. And it's private, so the space is all yours for your event with all of our games on free-play!
Posted 7-26-12 by Michael It has been more than half a decade since a major new video game system has been introduced. While the Kinect and Playstation Move are much newer, they are really more tweaks to the existing consoles than they are a new system. This adds up to a lot of pent up anticipation regarding what will be in store for us as the new generation is rolled out.
Posted 6-4-12 by Michael Even as the number of adult gamers continues to climb, there still exists a certain stigma associated with choosing to spend your free time engaged in a great video game. While I was listening to sports radio the other day in Houston, one of the hosts launched into a tirade against gamers asking “when did it become OK for adults to play video games?” This got me to thinking more about the stigma that still exists against those that choose to continue playing video games ...
Posted March 27th, 2012 by Michael. Video games and weddings: two wonderful things that are not often thought of together. However, there are many great reasons to include some form of interactive entertainment as part of a perfect wedding.
Posted November 14th, 2011 by Michael. One of the best ways to get the most people involved with video games is to incorporate some type of competition. Most people are competitive by nature even if they tell you that they aren’t, so tapping into that can be a great way to encourage people to get involved. Through our experience in helping to organize all sorts of different competitions revolved around video games, we have found some good guidelines for what works…and what doesn’t.
Posted August 24th, 2011 by Michael. With the casual gaming space becoming increasingly crowded with competitors, you may be asking yourself which game console is right for your event. The best answer of course is always to include all of them and let your guests choose for themselves! J Though we’ll do our best to give the pros and cons of each system so that you might be better informed if you have to decide on one system or another.
Posted on August 12, 2011 by Michael. Ease of Play: 10 Event Friendliness: 10 Overall Fun Factor: 9 The folks at Microsoft have managed to capture all the addictiveness and fun of one of the top iPhone games of all time and pair it perfectly with the Kinect. Fruit Ninja is not going to win any awards for its depth of storyline or its varied gameplay; however, as far as games that are easy to pick up and fun for people of all ages go, this one is near the top of the list. The premise...
Posted on June 29, 2011 by Michael. At this year’s E3 conference, Microsoft unveiled its newest addition to the Kinect lineup: Kinect Fun Labs. The contents of the labs are more of a demonstration of the Kinect’s abilities rather than actual games. However, that doesn’t mean that they don’t have a lot of potential for fun.
Posted on June 18, 2011 by Sara. Ease of Play: 8 Event-Friendliness: 9 Overall Fun-Factor: 9 What’s the latest game to draw in the crowds and get everyone on their feet? That would be the one and only Dance Central on the Xbox 360 Kinect, letting players choose from a wide variety of songs such as pop sensations from Lady Gaga all the way to old school Salt ‘N’ Pepa hits. No need for controllers or bulky dance pads!
Posted on May 29, 2011 by Michael. This is the first installment of an ongoing series we plan to write in which we highlight the very best, most event-friendly games and give a detailed review with an event planner in mind. Ease of Play: 10 Event-Friendliness: 9 Overall Fun Factor: 9 Overview Kinect Sports is currently one of the marquee titles for the Kinect. It is very easy to play, has great multiplayer options, and it is a lot of fun.
Posted on May 11, 2011 by Michael If you’re like me, you are passionate about video games. However, as game developers devote more and more resources into “casual games,” even those that have never picked up a controller can now have a great time playing video games with their fellow partygoers. There are countless ways that these new games can fit seamlessly into your next big event.