2021 Maryland Food Bank Fundraiser


Our second annual fundraiser benefiting the Maryland Food Bank launches today and will run until December 31, 2021.

Your donation will go directly to the Maryland Food Bank and help fight food insecurity in Maryland. This charity has excellent buying power and donations really do go a long way and help people immediately. The Maryland Food Bank also has very low overhead with over 92% of donations going directly to the program. See details here.

This year our grand prize will be an X-men Vs. Street Fighter Arcade Cabinet made by Arcade1Up. For every $10 donated, you will receive one entry into our drawing. The cabinet is already fully assembled and can be delivered anywhere in Maryland. Outside of Maryland, only pickup is available.

We will also be giving out BGA Swag as runner up prizes for every $10 donated. This will include shirts, hats, stickers and the like with BGA’s logo. Prizes will be drawn the first week of January.

Update: One of our members has donated money for a gift card that will be given away as a runner up prize.… Continue Reading


Back in 2020

It has been a long time. Many original members of BGA are still around and we have a newly created Discord server for everyone to join.

If you are interested in gaming with people from the Baltimore region, please feel free to join us.

We also have a Steam Group you can find here:


I will work on getting some of the old content from previous iterations of the site online as I can.


2020 Holiday Fundraiser

In an effort to help struggling Maryland families, I have started a group fundraiser on behalf of BGA.

All proceeds will go to the Maryland Food Bank. I know times are tough for everyone right now, but food scarcity is becoming a larger problem during these times for people who have never had to make use of a Food Bank ever.

Please consider donating here:


If the goal of $1000 is met, everyone who donates will be entered into a drawing for a gift card to your choice of gaming store (Steam, XBOX, PSN, Epic, Nintendo, GOG, Humble Bundle).

Please help spread the word.


Site Updates

Added some old Videos.

Updated Photo Gallery to include some of our past LAN Party glory.

Added a store on Redbubble for BGA Merch. More to come once we have some new designs.

Placed an IGN.com feed at the bottom of the site.


Baltimore Guide’s Article on BGA

Networking for fun and games

Computer gamers meet and compete at Locust Point Rec Center

by Mary Helen Sprecher


George Martsoukos is speeding down a boulevard, weaving erratically. He dodges telephone poles, takes a corner on two wheels and slams into a barrier. He continues on, black fumes billowing ominously from under his hood.

Next to him, Sharon Fidler is equally out of control. It’s raining and her car is spinning. “I’m going the wrong way,” she calls, looking alarmed. “Why am I going the wrong way? I am. Look at this.”

She is headed straight for the plate glass window of a women’s clothing store.

Martsoukos glances over. “You want to buy some clothes or something?”

A few seconds later, Fidler’s car explodes in flames. So does that of Mike Nash, a few yards away. Martsoukos is the last man standing–or driving–but not for long. His car goes up in smoke a few minutes later.

It doesn’t matter.… Continue Reading


Baltimore Sun’s Spotlight on Baltimore Gamers Alliance

Original Article here.

Gamers discover the human element of video combat

by Sam Sessa
November 11, 2004

In the beginning, the Internet was seen as the Great Isolater for video gamers.

While online, they could battle foes as far away as Japan for weeks without ever leaving their homes. Gaming addicts holed up in their rooms for days at a time, never setting foot outside (except maybe to tip the pizza delivery guy). It was a very lonely time.

But as the Internet matures, video gaming is going outdoors – in the form of computer Local Area Network (LAN) and video console parties. Gamers are forming clubs and renting out bars and firehouses in Maryland to throw these bashes. It provides a whole new dimension to the game: the human element.

“There’s nothing like being able to look over a table and yell at someone that you just killed them,” said Bob Keller, of a gaming group called the Maryland LAN Gamers. “Putting a face to a name is really, really neat – especially if they’re your friend.”… Continue Reading