Jamie Nelson and Jim Loomis

NEPA GAMING CHALLENGE: Getting knocked around in ‘SoulCalibur II’ and KnockerBall (bubble soccer)

NEPA GAMING CHALLENGE: Getting knocked around in ‘SoulCalibur II’ and KnockerBall (bubble soccer)
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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 9, Jamie and Jim are fighting again! This time, they must compete against each other in “Soul Calibur II,” the HD version on the PlayStation 3, to avoid being knocked around by a giant KnockerBall (used in bubble soccer) at MVP Sports Academy in Exeter!

In the follow-up video, Jamie exhausts himself bouncing off of Jim in a ridiculous bubble suit at MVP Sports Academy after Jim’s loss in “Soul Calibur II!”

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