Gaming With Uncle Lester

Uncle Lester may live in a van down by the river, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t a gamer at heart. Always on the lookout for an unsecured Wi-Fi connection to use before being runoff, his quest for gamer glory continues!

Hello and welcome to the 19th edition of Gaming with Uncle Lester! I’m your host of today’s show, Uncle Lester. WOOHOO! Day one outside of Mr. MyHouseIsF*ingHuge’s place and my status is secure. I can’t remember the last time I had such a long stretch of uninterrupted gaming as I had yesterday. I took full advantage and played everything too – Call of Duty, Assassin’s Creed, God of War. Hell, I even got in some sweet Bejeweled time as well. Hey! Don’t judge me.

With a spot as awesome as this, there was only one thing missing. Some friends to play with and ever better, some friends to play drinking games with. I’m not talking about your pansy-ass card drinking games, I’m talking real drinking games. Sit down Sally and Junior and let me explain.

Back in the day, before I could even consider affording a new console when living on my own, my buddies and I used to rent a Sega Genesis system from the video store down the road. What’s a video store? That’s this place where they would rent movies you could used in VHS players. Really… you don’t know what a VHS player was? That was a machine that let you see movies after they came out in theater. Oh for Christ sakes, I’m not explaining what a theater is ya damned troll!

As I was saying before being so rudely interrupted, my buddies and I would rent a Sega Genesis and get one of two games to play every other weekend. We’d get Afterburner or Mortal Kombat. In Afterburner, you were a fighter jet, taking out enemy aircraft as quick as you could. It was the first arcade flight game that allowed you to lock onto up to 6 targets at once (just like the F-15 Strike Eagle you were piloting) so the missions and explosions were intense. And so was the incoming firepower. Mortal Kombat was just like it is today, but way less violent and graphic. Yeah, I know… funny how things work out.

The idea of the drinking game for both of these is super easy. Every time you crash your jet in Afterburner, you take a shot of booze. In Mortal Kombat, you play against each other and the loser of each match does a shot. Give these drinking games a shot and I guarantee your aching head might not thank me, but the toilet gods will appreciate your donations.

That’s it for today’s show but tune in tomorrow for more from your Carolina countertop of the gaming world, Uncle Lester! Be sure to follow me on Twitter at @UncleLesterWIFI too or send me an email with your gamer topic at [email protected]!

Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016