Jamie Nelson and Jim Loomis

NEPA GAMING CHALLENGE: ‘Splatoon’ and a sexy George Costanza photo shoot

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Jamie Nelson, proprietor of 1Up Games in Forty Fort and lifelong video game collector, and Jim Loomis, founder of Go Left! Records in Edwardsville, are turning the “Let’s Play” video concept on its head! Part vlog, part “Jackass,” and part “Impractical Jokers,” these two friends with a passion for gaming and craft beer are putting their skills, egos, and humility on the line each week as they challenge each other – and possibly a few guests – to contests of ability and hand-eye coordination in various video games across different consoles, enjoying some libations along the way. Will their skills increase or decrease in their lust for power? Who knows? Who cares? They certainly don’t – it was their idea!

The catch is that the loser of each battle must be punished! The punishment will be agreed upon by the combatants themselves and vary each week – and they will not go easy on each other. The follow-up video will be posted on Thursdays so further enjoyment can be garnered from their humiliation.

To the victor go the spoils (while the defeated loses their dignity) in the NEPA Gaming Challenge!

In the second episode, the two veediots square off in an intense three-round “Splatoon” battle on the Nintendo Wii U.

Watch as they try to save themselves from the embarrassment of this week’s punishment – a sexy photo shoot with Lisa Petz Photography in the style of George Costanza’s underwear shoot with Cosmo Kramer in “The Package” episode of “Seinfeld” from Season 8!

In the follow-up video, Jamie fulfills his “Splatoon” loss punishment in what is the worst punishment in the history of the NEPA Gaming Challenge thus far (and probably will be for a while).

We have to extend a special thanks to Lisa Petz and her friend Josh for helping us with this tantalizing photo shoot! You guys are great!

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