Posted: 20th July 2012 by Rouen in Uncategorized

After posting together on the forums for a couple of years, we decided to get together for a weekend of gaming.

The first Gathering was in the summer of 2003.  I invited anyone who wanted to come to my house in Virginia for an extended weekend.  Members of the forums from Alabama, DC, Delaware, New York and Canada showed up.  We had four TVs going at all times and consoles from every generation working overtime.  We cleaned out the local grocery store of Mountain Dew and chips and didn’t sleep for days.

We had subsequent Gatherings in 2004, 2005 & 2006.  Each year got a little smaller and more social than gaming.  After 2006, we ‘Gathered’ on our own at various times and in various places.

Mario Kart


Gathering IV - 2006

Monster Hunter

Mario Kart

Mario Tennis

  1. Jared says:

    I was watching The Road Warrior and thought about all the Humungus and Wez avatars you guys used to have on the forum years ago, mainly necksnappa. This is Ikeya btw, I was a pretty annoying kid back then I must say, friends with klown22 and FloodFighter117. Played with Cloud and company on guild wars back in 05 and some with snappa and bedrock on WoW.

    Very nostalgic looking back on the hgcx posts, and the forums were a part of my daily routine for a few years. I hope all of you are well and satisfied with whatever it is you’re doing. I don’t play games nearly as much as I used to, but I’ll always remember my internet friends on hgcx.

  2. William Buchanan says:

    Man, look how young we were back then and those ASSSSHHHYYY knees I was rocking!
    Good times man…..Good times…

  3. Philip says:

    We’re gonna need some links to the Timeasplit movies. 😉

  4. Drew says:

    Wow, just happened to pop in to check to see if you guys were still at it, Never made it to any of the gatherings, but had a ton of good times here, and I still talk to a few of you on a regular basis. Hope everyone is well.


  5. Paul E Maychrzak says:

    Just dropped in wondering if it was still up… Probably my favorite forum I ever regularly visited. Such a great group and awesome individuals… mie and I are nearing our 6 year wedding anniversary (I think).. Cheers mates !

    • Rouen says:

      Congrats on your wedding anniversary Greenie! I real HGCX (ok, PSO) success story. 😉
      We’re all still around and still ‘Gathering’ as best we can. Check out the Gathering 2018 post.
      ~ Rouen ~