The SEGA team invited Girl Gamers UK to attend the Event: Aliens Vs Predator over at Raceways London Docklands for a touch of laser quest and to have some hands on time with the game itself. Our hands on article will be coming at a later date. This event was not like just like any ordinary event it was a chance to play some laser quest with the SEGA team. After a small coach ride up to Bunker 51, we all headed out, we got the chance to have a few refreshments and then it was down to business.
Heading down to the depth of the dark and eerie underground bunker 51 that only had a few dimly lit lights to keep it illuminated in it’s dark quarters, we all made our way to the debrief section. Here we were given instructions about the stupid shower hat thing we had to wear on our heads before we put our soldiers helmet on, advice about safety, working as a team and not running during the duration of the game.
So what did we all do when we were eventually let loose?. Yup, that’s right we all ended up running around like headless chickens gone mad pumped with laser guns. Trying as hard as I could to recall the comforting words and wisdom of Jack Bauer and what the trusty CTU guy had taught me, I tried my best to keep myself covered at all times, keep my weapon beside me so the others wouldn’t see my laser sights streaming across the landscape and to try and cover my team mates at all times. Guess what. I got shot many times!. It was amazing fun, and I had 3 or 4 redbulls before hand and people can vouch for that, so to say I was really pumped up with energy was an understatement of a life time.
We played for what seemed ages to be honest. Ducking and diving from pillar to pillar. Hiding inside a soldier truck and when we really courageous we even tried to run the full length of the bunker. Loving the game and doing my best to avoid being detected by the opposing team, I did manage to get one of my yeti style boots stuck in the sand so I didn’t actually pick the best of footwear. Lots of sweat, blood ( from my gashed elbow) and tears, only from not winning made it an epic day. What have we learned from this experience? Don’t always trust the words of Jack bauer ..godammit!
Personal thank you to Mr Martin Snelling and the SEGA team for inviting us over