Jamie Nelson and Jim Loomis

NEPA GAMING CHALLENGE: ‘Need for Speed: Carbon’ and speeding racquetballs

NEPA GAMING CHALLENGE: ‘Need for Speed: Carbon’ and speeding racquetballs
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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 Episode 7, Jamie and Jim hit the streets in “Need for Speed: Carbon” on the PlayStation 3.

Watch these two go neck-and-neck in an effort to cross the finish line first to avoid being pelted by speeding racquetballs served up by the winner this Thursday!

In the follow-up video, Jamie serves up a barrage of racquetballs at the Kingston Recreation Center, all aimed at Jim and his Uncle Sam shorts as the punishment for his loss in “Need for Speed: Carbon!”

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