As the school year winds down, many students across the nation are ready for summer vacation. While the staff here at Gamnesia has our sights set on E3 2016, some gamers out there have been worrying about who they will take to prom. One man named Chris Burwell has it figured out, though. He decided to take his one true love to prom this school year: Super Smash Bros. Melee for the Nintendo GameCube.

Burwell posted images of himself on a Super Smash Bros. Melee Facebook page, called Melee Hell, dressed up nicely and taking his favorite video game to prom with him. The images started to gain attention on the page, so he decided to post them to other social media outlets. From there, news sources found the images, and now they’ve been spread around quite a bit. Even Nintendo of America didn’t let Burwell go unnoticed when they retweeted his prom pictures.

In an interview with New York Magazine, Burwell had a chance to talk about his decision, saying that he got inspiration from an image he saw of somebody who “took his waifu to prom.” He wanted to do something funny in a similar way, and on the day of prom it was decided.

When Burwell arrived in a party bus that he and his friends had rented, his mom helped him take the popular photos that we know him for today. It seems that nobody was really surprised that he had taken a video game to prom, as everybody knew his humor and it was interesting for starting conversations. He went on to say that “no one’s loyal these [days,] but Melee‘s always there for you.” He doesn’t regret his decision at all and states that he had the time of his life.

Be proud, Chris. You are one true Super Smash Bros. Melee fan. To check out all of Burwell’s pictures that he took with his date, you can view them in the gallery below!

Source: New York Magazine

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Adam Sherrill
Writing is half of my life. Video games make up the other half. I decided to put these two hobbies together and join Gamnesia back in 2015. I spend most of my time working at a retail store and paying off my student debt. When I'm not getting stressed about the thousands of dollars I owe my loan providers, I play tons of video games (which just puts me into more debt). I'm also currently writing a novel in what little spare time I have. It's a story I've been wanting to write for a while, but I don't want to talk about it until I have most of it completed. Any Gamnesia-related inquiries may be sent to [email protected] Feel free to follow my personal Twitter if you want (@Pindlo). I mostly just retweet things.


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