Video Gaming at Otakon is huge! If you thought our Video Gaming Hall in previous years was good, well you’re in for a treat since we have expanded it even more! We're filling an entire hall of the convention center with video games from all eras, classics you remember, current games you love, plenty of games straight from Japan, and games by Indie Developers! Show off your skills and compete against your fellow con goers in casual play or enter one of our tournaments.
Location: Hall D
|Friday||10 AM||1 AM|
|Saturday||10 AM||1 AM|
|Sunday||10 AM||3 PM|
Back by popular demand, Tokyo Attack is making a return to the game room this year, meaning that we will also have a large assortment of Japanese arcade games on freeplay! Some of the variety of games that will be available for freeplay includes:
* List updated 7/20/2018
We will also have various Pachinko and Pachislo machines sponsored by Clover Collectables for free-play!
For the first time this year, we will have a dedicated Indie Isles area for independant gaming developers to showcase their latest work! Come by the area, try their games and give them your support! There will be a variety of unique single and multiplayer games for you to try! We will be having an “Fan’s Choice Award” to the best Indie Booth so make sure you vote for your favorite developer! A list of Indie Developers already confirmed at the show include the following:
Our friends at Nintendo and Microsoft will be present at our Gaming Hall! Be sure to look for them during the following hours as they will have a booth with games to play and some free swag!
Nintendo - 10am to 6pm Sat & 10am to 3pm Sun
Microsoft - 10am to 4pm
We would like to also welcome the Augment VR Arcade to the Gaming Hall! Locally a few minutes away in Washington DC, they are is a high-end arcade and bar, featuring the latest gaming technologies by Alienware, NVIDIA, Intel, and HTC with a multitude of experiences to choose from. Play games, explore Google Earth, experience art and more in VR.
Please check their website for more info and their operating hours! They currently have virtual reality machines with the following technical specifications:
HTC Vive w/ deluxe audio strap
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition with 8GB GDDR5X
Intel® Core™ i7-6700K Processor
16GB DDR4 RAM
850W PSU Liquid Cooled Chassis
They will be bringing a VR Experiance in the Gaming Hall for attendees to play on Friday and Saturday
Did you bring your Nintendo 3DS, Switch, Vita, or any other handheld console? Well come play and meet other fellow players in our Handheld Area! Here is where you can either relax and play your one-player game, or go play with your fellow attendees on some multiplayer battles and races! Looking for more StreetPasses on your 3DS?!? Come here! We’ll have a bunch of tables and chairs for you to sit, along with some surge protectors set up for you to charge up your handheld console!
Be Polite and please remember:
If there is a line waiting to play, please limit your play time to the following:
Single Player Game:
Rock Band/Dance Central
Any Other Music Game
By entering the Otakon Video Game Room you acknowledge the above rules and agree to adhere to them. Breaking any may result in you being asked to leave the Video Game Room or having your badge revoked.
Please talk to a Video Game Room Staffer if:
Otakon would like to extend its welcome our new gaming tournament hosts United Gaming League (UGL). With the stream production, event staffing, and gaming setups for consoles being provide. For more information about this organization be sure to check out their website at www.ugl.gg
Gamers, whether it be a casual or even a professional gamer, are inherently drawn to not only playing against top-level competition but also be able to replay it from a crisp stream. Those two tenants led to the creation of the United Gaming League (UGL): an esports organization that uniquely specializes in not only supplying the hype with our supply of consoles, PCs, and broadcasting equipment but also providing the hype via our lineup of shoutcasters, social media personalities, and/or competitive gamers. Our goal is to provide a place where even the smallest of communities will have representation at our events since we are at the end of the day we’re all gamers. #UnitedWeGame
These are the MAJOR prize winning tournaments for the year of 2018, other small tournaments will be posted inside of the game room upon decision between staff members. We will not be accepting any systems to help run tournaments unless the decision is approved by the head of the Gaming Hall.
Many of these tournaments will take place at our dedicated tournament area that will include seats for spectators.
Tournaments sign up begin ONE HOUR before the announced start time; once the brackets and/or pools are done, the tournament will begin. If you have to go to the bathroom and/or have important matters to attend to, please let a staff member who is running the tournament know. If you leave the area and miss your turn, you are disqualified. If it is the first round, we will happily give your spot to someone who wants to play.
We welcome everyone to bring their own controller/arcade stick to minimize wait times for controllers.
There will be a binder of general rules and tournament specific rules. This binder will be available to view once the game room opens.
New Tournaments may be announced at the convention if time permits and games are available.