By Ross | 1 Entertainment on Oct 30 2021back to blog list
While video games used to be considered niche and part of the counterculture, this has changed over the years. It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that video games have become more mainstream as just about everyone plays video games nowadays.
Considering how popular they’ve become, video games can be a great and entertaining addition to your next corporate event. Indeed, there are very few better ways to make your next corporate event more fun than to incorporate video games into it. Now, this is easier said than done as video games and corporate events have very little in common. To help you out, we’ve put together a list of three ways you can integrate video games into your upcoming events.
Rock Band changed the game when it came to music-based video games. When it was released, no other video game came close to simulating the rock band experience by allowing players to take on the different roles that make up a full-fledged rock band. And while the franchise hasn’t had any new releases recently, it has aged pretty well and should still be a lot of fun.
What’s great about this is that it’s pretty easy to set up. All you’ll really need to do is to secure the Rock Band setups which are made of up: one drum set, two guitar controllers, and a wireless keyboard, and a wireless microphone. Since the setup is so simple, it leaves a lot of room for creativity. To make this even more fun, you can put the performers on a stage so they can live out their rockstar dreams.
You can have a retro-themed event that leans heavily on nostalgia. Granted, this will require you to invest in props and decorations in order to channel the 80s vibes. With that being said, there is a way to improve the aesthetics of your event all while providing your attendees with something fun to do to pass the time. By installing 80s arcade machines all over your event space, you effectively strengthen the 80s theme all while giving your attendees a source of entertainment. When choosing arcade machines, be sure to include crowd favourites such as Pacman and Galaga.
Video games have done a lot for the world of sports. Just about every major professional sport has a corresponding video game. Golf is no different. There are a slew of golf video games ranging from serious golf simulators to wacky mini golf video games. And while these games can be used to entertain your attendees, you can take it to the next level and hire a company that offers professional golf simulators. Some of these simulators can be so realistic that they are actually used to help improve the skills of professional golfers.
Hopefully, this article proves to be useful when it comes to helping you incorporate video games into your next corporate event. Contrary to popular belief, work events don’t have to be boring. If you want your upcoming event to be fun, be sure to try out some of our suggestions. Remember, you can tweak our suggestions to your liking as you may have ideas that will help improve the ones listed above.
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