Check Out Photos from VICE Gaming and Joypad’s Super Warehouse Party

Mike Diver

Mike Diver

Beats and bleeps, indie thrills and retro spills – we turned London's Hoxton Arches into the best arcade ever.

On Saturday, December 5th, VICE Gaming teamed up with London's gaming party crew Joypad (who you really should check out, here) to throw an absolute banger of a bash at Hoxton Arches, Super Warehouse. Mixing brand-new indie games with retro classics spanning console generations, the night's soundtrack provided by an array of acclaimed beat-makers and the booze flowed as only it can on a weekend: abundantly.

In the back room, on the decks and all manner of other flashing-lights-everywhere gear, we had Slugabed, Sega Bodega, FAIK (listen to his specially produced Super Warehouse mix) and Shirobon, plus Noisey DJs dropping the throwback R&B hits for the final hour of the night. (If you didn't leave with "Re-Rewind" in your head, you left early.) And how good were the interactive visuals, seriously? (Very, and if you want to know more, click here.)

Out front was a veritable buffet of gaming delights, from the LED dungeon crawler Line Wobbler – quite the hit as it turned out – and super-competitive Nidhogg to forthcoming indie titles like Action Henk and Enter the Gungeon (thanks to Curve and Devolver, plus the other indie developers who came down, for the pre-release treats). Joypad provided a massive library of older games to choose from, covering everything from the NES and Mega Drive to the PSOne and GameCube. Micro Machines 2: Turbo Tournament, Super Smash Bros. Melee and many more classics were powered up and played from doors until kick-out time.

Photographer Theo McInnes came down to shoot the action. Find him online here, and also on Twitter.

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