August 28, 2012

Fall Semster 2012

The end of the Mayans is nigh!  Wait...never mind.  Classes are back and so are meetings!  We will be meeting the second Wednesday of the semester (so not tomorrow) at the same time and hopefully the same place (7pm Room 340 of the Crabtree).  I need to confirm that but it should be all good.

A few of the ideas we have for the coming semester:

Hosting a large Super Smash Brothers Brawl and Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 tournament (2 in 1 tournament).  We are currently searching for potential sponsors so that we can have a large cash prize guaranteed for 1st in both tournaments and a smaller prize for 2nd place.  If we can do this tournament early enough then we can do two this semester!  Perhaps a League of Legends tournament...?

We got enough money from fundraising to be able to buy a club TV!  As such, we can now have regular advertising.  If you are able to advertise then you just need to bring a console and family friendly multi-player game, grab the TV, and set up in the designated location.  Start playing the game, invite people to join, tell them about the club and when we meet, and soon our numbers will swell.  I'll let everyone know what times we are able to get a location in the Wilk to advertise.  Let me know what times work best for you and I will try and get those.

Game nights will be about every 3 weeks, maybe 2.  We will have at least 1 guaranteed TV so that is one less TV members have to lug around.

We are going to ask local video game companies and development companies to see if they would be able to have someone come to a meeting and share with us what life is like behind the screen.  Hopefully he or she will be able to share what it's really like to work in the video game industry, whether as a small indie studio or as part of a large corporation.

We will be creating more solidified schedules for game of the week and leading the discussion.  Just let me know when you want to do it.  I expect every member to do both at least once this semester, so expect me to seek you out if you haven't signed up.

We are looking for a new online steward.  This officer's duties is to take care of all things online including this blog, updates, gaming news, and the forums if we can get them jumping.  Contact me if interested.

And that's about it for now.  Can't wait to see you all!  Game on!

Gaming President
Joshua Matern

EDIT:  First meeting will be in Room 240 of the Crabtree

January 15, 2012

New Podcast!

It's been awhile folks, but we will start updating here more regularly and start writing commentaries.  To kick things off for this year, we have a new podcast.  It is all about 2011 games Check it out!

September 12, 2011

BYU Club Kickoff and First Official Meeting

Hope everyone is doing well! BYU is having a kickoff event for BYU clubs and we are going to be participating. We can show people what our club is about while also presenting a music video we made. The music video is for the song "Still Alive" found in the game Portal. Other than the video, we will be advertising and playing video games (while advertising). Everyone is welcome to come and help! We are in need of TVs/monitors and video game consoles so let us know if you can bring any, but it is fine to come without bringing anything.  Please bring any games you have that are family friendly and good multiplayer games.  The event is Tuesday Sept 13 from 11:50am to 1pm at Brigham Square.

In other news, our first official club meeting will be next week.  I will update this post with the time and location tomorrow.  There will be some refreshments so don't eat too much for dinner.  We can't wait to see everyone!

Joshua Matern
VGAME Gaming President

September 3, 2011

First Meeting of the Semester!

We will be having our first meeting next Tuesday, Sept 6, at 7pm.  We will be meeting at our Keep Guardian's house (Malia) at 444 S 300 W.  Food will be supplied but please bring drinks if you can.  The meeting will be mostly a social event where you can eat, chat, make friends, and, of course, play video games!  We have two xbox 360 consoles and an xbox to play, but if anyone wants to bring other consoles like a Wii and more monitors or TVs then please do.  We will also discuss a bit about club plans for the semester. See you all there!

Joshua Matern
Gaming President

August 28, 2011

New Semester

Hope everyone had an excellent summer!  With a new semester starting tomorrow that means we will be holding meetings and events again.  The first week we will not have a meeting so that everyone can adjust to classes again and so that we can choose a definitive time to have the meetings.  The tentative plan right now is to have them every Thursday at 7pm, but we would very much like everyone's input to know when is best for them.  We will also be drawing up a volunteer schedule for who can present at meetings and do the game of the week.  For more information on that, please visit the forums.  To let us know when you can or can't make a meeting and to let us know the best time for you, please comment here, comment at the forums, tell us on Facebook, or let us know some other way.

See you gamers later!

Josh Matern
Gaming President

June 27, 2011

First Gamer Log

Check out our first podcast!  We discuss soon to be released games, games we are playing now, and some club business.  Hear gaming news, our opinions, and the many tangents we wander.

May 29, 2011

We Have a Website!

Hello readers!  I hope you're all having a good summer.  I certainly am - my Stake President submitted my mission papers to Salt Lake, and I'm betting I'll have an announcement for you all in about two weeks!

Anyway, you're probably all wondering why I called you here tonight.  Well, if you read the title to this post, you'd know already.  Go ahead, I'll give you time to quickly glance up to refresh your memory.  Ready? Good, because I here go!

I have finally wadded through the thick waters of BYUSA bureaucracy, and we now have a working website!  Took us three months, but we've finally made it.

Anyway, if you go to, you'll be able to see all the awesomeness that has been put together.  The site is still undergoing construction and modification, but is functional and has been deemed worthy for publication.  We a very basic blog-like announcement front page, with (this is my favorite part!) forums for all of us to chat and have fun on.

The forums are also undergoing maintenance, so feel free to shoot me an email (you can find my support email on the website's contact us page) detailing any errors or things you think the website should have.

Right now you need to create a personal account for the website to comment on any of our updates or use the blog, but we're hoping to *maybe* integrate your RouteY login information.  However, you'll need to make a new account for now.

So, if you haven't already, hurry up and head over to, create an account, post in the forums, and have a grand old time!

Until next time,

Andrew Blomquist
Online Dude