How to Host a Video Game Party this Summer

What time better than summer to host a video game party? Warm weather, no school, and best of all, all your friends are free to have fun! The best way to spend your time this summer is to invite your friends over for an unforgettable party filled with games, snacks, and lasting memories. You can’t go wrong with that.

Choose your games, wisely

The most important component to a video game party is well, the games you pick. It can change the mood of the party so you want to select something that everyone will enjoy. A good tip is to ask your friends what games they would like to play before the party. If you like battling your friends as different characters, then Super Smash Bros. Ultimate might be the one for you.

If you enjoy playing solo and don’t mind sharing the controller, maybe you’ll enjoy a first person shooter. Just make sure whatever game you pick, charge your controller beforehand so the fun doesn’t have to stop. Ask your friends if they want to bring their own console, so if you have more than one, then the bigger the fun!

Snack it up

The best part of having all your friends around, is treating yourselves to delicious snacks. From chips to pizza, a party is time to let loose and eat food as good as the activities. If your party is themed then experiment with cool recipes to go along with it.

You can even have some fun with your food-choices and maybe combine some of your favorite snacks –– into one! Fried mac-n-cheese sticks anybody? Things could get messy, and since most of your guests aren’t gonna be eating with both hands, try to go for finger foods. That being said, try to make sure you’re well-stocked on plates, cups, and napkins. It’s a good idea to keep your food in a separate area so clean up will be easier.

What’s your theme?

Choose your own adventure, or in this case – a theme. Having cool decorations can add the finishing touches to elevate a party and create an experience. For a video game party, there’s so much you can do other than a few balloons. If you’re going for a Minecraft theme, try to find smaller cardboard boxes and have your friends try to build a fort. Speaking of forts, try to find some water guns and have your own Fortnite battle with your friends. Think of the details of your favorite game and try to make it a reality.

How we can help

A lot of planning goes into throwing a fun video game party so it’s best to not save things until the last minute. GameTruck Atlanta can help your party go smoothly and make sure that your guests have a blast. Give us a call at (866) 253-3191 or visit us on our website to start planning the ultimate party of the summer.

Why We Love Battle Royale Games!

Battle Royale games are everywhere these days. Here at GameTruck Atlanta, we can’t get enough of them! What makes them so great is that they are accessible for everyone. They’re simple to learn, you can find them on any console or device, and most are free to play. Since we love them so much, we’ve put together this list of our reasons why.

It’s On Everything

Anyone can get in on the action of a Battle Royale because it’s on so many different systems. Fortnite definitely leads the pack – it can be played on PC/Mac, Xbox, PlayStation, iOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch, but you can also get PUBG most of those systems, including mobile, too. Apex Legends and Blackout are out on PS4, Xbox, and PC, while Ring of Elysium is currently on Steam for PC.

The point is this: there are a ton of options to play these amazing games which makes it so accessible. It may never be ported to as many things as Doom, but it’s a good start!

You can book your party with GameTruck Atlanta, and we will bring all the best Battle Royale games to you in our state-of-the-art trucks with HDTVs, pulse-pumping sound systems, the latest consoles, and dozens of other titles!

Fast Game Play

Have a few minutes to kill (pun intended)? Battle Royales are great because the average match lasts about 15 minutes. Fire-up PUBG or Fortnite on mobile and play a game anywhere.

The beauty in this system comes from players having to fight in a smaller and smaller circle which forces them into each other. Players that are caught outside of it will lose health until they die. When you’re done, get matched up in minutes with other players and start a new game.

Anyone Can Be A Winner

Unlike other First Person Shooter games, Battle Royale games are not only about how fast you can reload or what kind of weapons you can buy. That means anyone can play them and be successful. As user ‘Kezrik’ posted on this Epic Games forum:

“I’m pretty terrible at FPS games but I enjoy the strategy of surviving and guessing where people are going to be coming from and headed to, etc. I have only won once, and there was a lot of luck involved, but I feel like I set myself up for the win by playing smart.”

A lot of users have this same experience, too. It can be hard to compete with people who have been playing Call of Duty or Destiny for a long time, but the different elements in Battle Royale games make it easier for newcomers to compete.

Free To Play

Apex Legends, PUBG, Fortnite, Ring of Elysium, and Planetside Arena are all free to play. That’s right – free! This makes them really easy for anyone to download and play. While Call of Duty 4 is required to play Blackout, you don’t have to pay anything extra to play Blackout once you buy CoD 4.

This makes playing a Battle Royale accessible for everyone, so there’s no shortage of players to compete with!

Really Cool Skins

The games are free to play, but there is plenty to spend money on to make the game more interesting. In Apex Legends, Apex Packs provide you with extra loot, and to keep the game fair, the loot is only cosmetic.

In Fortnite, you can buy skins to change your characters up. You don’t get any improvements, but who wouldn’t want to run around looting as Beef Boss? It may not make you a better player, but it sure is cool!

Experience Your Favorite Battle Royales In A Whole New Way

Battle Royales are made to be played online with a ton of people. GameTruck Atlanta can bring a whole new, unique, and memorable gaming experience to you with our high-end party trucks. So, go ahead and contact us online today for pricing and availability, or call us at (866) 253-3191.