big D's Classic Video Game Challenge

Board @ PAX: Wingspan

Society may be shutdown for COVID-19, but not Board @ PAX! Maybe the coronavirus cure you've been looking for was here the whole time. And, I guess in the spirit of Winspan, something something bird flu.

The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls

Here comes a new poster! Just when you thought you were going to have to face the holidays without a new CVGC post, Matt hits a home run with his review of The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls. Maybe this is the Christmas gift you've been looking for to give that special someone?

CVGC X Postmortem

CVGC X is done and dusted. It was rad, it was bodacious, and, at times, it was even most excellent. CVGC X was one for the books. Now that it's about 6 months in our rear view mirror, let's take some time to reminisce on our ten year anniversary weekend.

Tournament of Champions Explanation

We hear you. "The Tournament of Champions sounds neat I guess, but why should I go?" That is a terrible question, but we'll humor you. The short answer: beer, friends, gambling, and charity. For the long answer, click through to the post!

CVGC X Outfit Contest

Leading up until CVGC X I'm going to be making some small posts to outline details of a few of the special events this year. Our first post is covering our 80s outfit contest.

The Big One

Here it is. FINALLY. The history of CVGC as told my the man himself. Some of it is probably wrong, but it's the best that I could do with what I had to work with. If you notice anything that you want me to add, please let me know, and don't forget to reminisce in the comments section!

Board @ PAX: Kingdom of Aer Kingmaker

New post time!? Surely this one will be a word from 2018's CVGC champion! What? Another Board @ PAX? That's great news, but I hope Jesse is still alive! Did he even win? Only time will tell. I hope he wasn't buried with the rupee. BRB, fetching my shovel.

Test post

Just a quick test post to make sure this site is still working. Has anyone heard from our champion?


Do you want to know the game list? Then jump on into to this post to learn about what we will be playing!

August Update!

What’s up? Yeah, I know what you’re thinking: “What gives? Shouldn’t I have seen multiple posts before now? I thought you were dead Dee!” Well, first off, NEVER call me “Dee” again, and, second off, I’m NOT dead; I’m posting now. Click thru for all of the latest info!


CVGC 2018 dates announced! Click through the blog post to read about all of the nitty gritty details.

The Games of CVGC 2017 - Round 3

Welcome to round 3 of "The Games of CVGC". We've finally separated the wheat from the chaff in this round and 3 of the 4 at this stage will earn one of coveted rupees. I'd sure hate to be that fourth person. Talk about embarrassing. At any rate, what games will our contenders find between them and eternal greatness? Click below (or above) to find out!

The Games of CVGC 2017 - Round 2

Welcome back to "The Games of CVGC". This post brings you a round up of the round 2 games. The competition is fierce in this round, as the contestants that take CVGC seriously battle for a a place in the final four. What games did they find to test their mettle? Click below (or above) to find out!

Side Tournament Extravaganza!

In a CVGC first, you can compete for fabulous prizes in a series of side tournaments to take place throughout the weekend. These prizes will make great conversation pieces and one may even help you in the main event!

Tales from the Winner's Table - Ramblings of your Champion

You see what happens? You see what happens, Larry? You see what happens? This is what when you let Jesse win CVGC, Larry! This is what happens, Larry! You see what happens, Larry? Do you see what happens, Larry, when you let Jesse win CVGC?! You get incoherent posts like this. This is what happens. This is CVGC. Bitch.

Retro Emulation and You

So, you've decided that you don't want to look foolish at CVGC 2017 and it's time to start training. Never mind that it's too late, Woot's here to help you build a dedicated emulation box for under $100. The sky is the limit for ways you can turn this into an arcade cabinet complete with monitor, but don't forget to save a little something for 2017's charity!

Tales from the Winner's Table - Star Wars Prequels Reviews

Well, since Jesse won we have to put up with his incoherent posts for a year. Sounds like he'll have plenty of time to write these at his new job, too, so start planning on how you'll beat him next year... Anyway, come on in to see how much Jesse loves the Star Wars prequels and other random ramblings of his!