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Classic Console Night

ctishmanctishman Registered User regular
edited August 2005 in PAX Archive
Let's have a Classic Console night. Make it go from say, 6:00-close on the second night in the console room. Bring your NES, SNES, Genesis, etc. plus any paddles, controllers or lightguns you think you'll need. if you've got enough controllers for every port on your machine, by all means bring 'em.

I wouldn't recommend bringing Atari or Commodore machines because of how treasured they are by those who still have working systems, but if you feel your old faux-cherry brick can take it, by all means do so.

I have a feeling that if we could get it off the ground and planned well, it could turn out to be a highlight of the convention. These were, after all, the machines that we learned our gaming ways on.

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  • XieflowXieflow Registered User regular
    edited February 2005
    Hmmm... is PAX going to have similar rules to the forums about certain things?

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    edited February 2005
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  • XieflowXieflow Registered User regular
    edited February 2005
    ctishman wrote:
    And what, may I ask, do you mean by that?

    I can't really clarify because of some rules here:
    http://www.penny-arcade.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=41062

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  • Red Machine DRed Machine D __BANNED USERS regular
    edited February 2005
    No emulated ANYTHING, you idiots.

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  • ShadeShade Registered User regular
    edited February 2005
    I'm gonna grab me a girl and play some strip pong!

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  • NephirijNephirij Registered User regular
    edited February 2005
    okay, back to the subject, i don't think it would be the best idea. most people are gonna be playing in the exhibition room, or they might be playing the new systems. you have to be in a certain mood to want to play the old classical systems. dont get me wrong, they kick arse, but most people just prefer the newer, better graphics, new. gen systems. sorry, :roll: :winky: O_o o_O

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  • coolpcoolp Registered User regular
    edited February 2005
    You might want to be careful about bringing systems, someone had their PlayStation(2?) stolen last year.

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  • sPider817sPider817 Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2005
    Well, anyone that wants to get some Sega Genesis action on can feel free to stop by my hotel room. I've been dying to get some Hyperstone Heist on for a LONG time.

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  • XieflowXieflow Registered User regular
    edited February 2005
    coolp wrote:
    You might want to be careful about bringing systems, someone had their PlayStation(2?) stolen last year.

    That's why I brought it up. Losing one Dreamcast is far less painful than losing an NES and however many cartridges.

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  • ctishmanctishman Registered User regular
    edited February 2005
    Funny thing is, I don't actually have a classic console of any type, but I've seen loads at the local Goodwill-type-places.

    Even if nobody else wants to, I could just round up two of each kind that worked along with controllers and the necessary adaptors (there's about $20 invested. Whoo. Break the bank!) and load 'em into my car for the Supertrip. Easy.

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  • ctishmanctishman Registered User regular
    edited February 2005
    Update: Went goodwill-slumming today and picked up the following:

    1 NES system with 2 controllers
    1 NES lightgun
    1 copy of Track Meet, Mario and DuckHunt on a single cartridge
    1 SNES (no controllers or power supply, but RF-Out/RCA-Out is present)
    1 copy of StarFox SNES
    1 Genesis Controller

    Anyone who has NES cartridges lying around, I'll be bringing my machine along, and I'll update you if I get a complete SNES working.

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  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2005
    I may bring some games, but not the systems themselves.

    Anyone up for some good ol' Super Dodge Ball?

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  • LeeLee Registered User regular
    edited February 2005
    This sounds like a hella good idea to me. If my brother and I do find a ride from The Great White North to PAX I'd totally bring my NES and SNES, as well as some double carts for trades. If anyone has copies of Startropics 1 and 2 they're willing to trade let me know. :D

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  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited February 2005
    ctishman wrote:
    Update: Went goodwill-slumming today and picked up the following:

    1 NES system with 2 controllers
    1 NES lightgun
    1 copy of Track Meet, Mario and DuckHunt on a single cartridge
    1 SNES (no controllers or power supply, but RF-Out/RCA-Out is present)
    1 copy of StarFox SNES
    1 Genesis Controller

    Anyone who has NES cartridges lying around, I'll be bringing my machine along, and I'll update you if I get a complete SNES working.


    Let me know what else you need. I can get you the rest. BTW a new connector on that nes and its price jumps to 20-30-40$ on ebay. Is that snes greyed or not greyed? the not greyed ones are still sought after ;) fyi

    Ill drag one of my dc's along as well. Count on it.

    POWERSTONE twooooooo Vwoot!

    -vis

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  • LeeLee Registered User regular
    edited February 2005
    I'm thinking of hitting the pawn shops in town for a couple old NES and SNES systems. I could rip them apart, repaint them all snazzy like, reassemble them, and bring them to PAX. Since they wouldn't be my main systems I wouldn't have to be as worried about having them stolen or broken.

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  • ctishmanctishman Registered User regular
    edited February 2005
    Heh, that's kind of the idea behind my purchases as well - throwaway consoles. I've found a power adaptor for the SNES at Radio Shack. We'll see if it works this evening.

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  • LeeLee Registered User regular
    edited February 2005
    Make sure it's the proper voltage. You'll toast your system if it's off.

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  • ctishmanctishman Registered User regular
    edited February 2005
    Gotcha. Thanks for the heads-up.

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  • AfflictionAffliction Registered User regular
    edited February 2005
    XieflowX wrote:
    coolp wrote:
    You might want to be careful about bringing systems, someone had their PlayStation(2?) stolen last year.

    That's why I brought it up. Losing one Dreamcast is far more painful than being raped with a ice-fishing hook..
    Fixed.

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  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited February 2005
    Affliction wrote:
    XieflowX wrote:
    coolp wrote:
    You might want to be careful about bringing systems, someone had their PlayStation(2?) stolen last year.

    That's why I brought it up. Losing one Dreamcast is far more painful than being raped with a ice-fishing hook..
    Fixed.


    I would have to dissagree. Dc's are all over the place and inexpenisve at the moment. I may try and find a new(er) one and bring my current white one along.

    Come one, come all and bring a dc game that if it got lost you wouldn't die. Snes/nes as well :)

    I don't feel bad for buying a spare punchout cartrige and castlevania 2 cartrige now ;)

    -vis

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  • sPider817sPider817 Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2005
    We should get a power glove (that works) and a copy of Rad Racer and re-enact the scene from the Wizard

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  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited February 2005
    heh, that would be great.
    Should bring along my NES with the 4 player adapter for some Gauntlet playing.
    I love those classic games.

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  • XieflowXieflow Registered User regular
    edited March 2005
    Sega Saturn.

    12 player bomberman.

    Needs to be done.

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  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2005
    If anyone brings a six-fo', I'm probably gonna bring along Wrestlemania 2000 or No Mercy, because they are the bestest 'rasslin games evar.

    Hours and hours of Royal Rumble fun for all.

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  • SnowGhostSnowGhost Registered User regular
    edited March 2005
    Xieflow wrote:
    Sega Saturn.

    12 player bomberman.

    Needs to be done.
    I concur.

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  • CATSCATS Registered User regular
    edited March 2005
    Sounds like an awesome idea, I'm in!! I can't bring my own console but I'd love to be involved.

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  • ctishmanctishman Registered User regular
    edited March 2005
    Cool. That NES I found kaputz'd last week, and no amount of cleaning/disassembly/reassembly would fix it. I've still got all the cords, etc, so it's not a total loss. I'm gonna go on another round of Goodwill Hunting (har) probably this weekend.

    Those of you with goodwill/SVdeP/whatever in your town, stop in if you can and if you see something good/classic, grab it for PAX!

    Things we need:

    NES: 1
    SNES: 2 if possible. I have 1 already, but can't confirm workage.
    Sega Genesis: 1
    Sega Saturn: 1
    Neo-Geo: Holy crap, this is a long shot, but it'd fuxing rawx.

    Also:
    -Assorted classic multiplayer games for the aforementioned systems. If they're your games, keep a damn good eye on them and if possible, label them with address/phone.
    -Multitaps as available
    -Controllers, RF adaptors, power cords. Remember that some of these systems are pushing twenty, and stuff does go bad.

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  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited April 2005
    My current inventory stands at- 4 nes's (1 with new tightass connector- its soo tight its a pain to get in and out) cables and power for atleast 3 of them.

    punchout-castelvania-random assortment of others. Ikari-warriors mabey?

    sega genesis with some fun titles. GENERAL (Fsking) CHAOS!! its a must play game! mabey some toejam and earl.

    a sega saturn. working no battery for saves. i don't have many games for this guy. mabey Nights into dreams.

    sega dreamcast. I have to bring powerstone 2 for some good smackdown.

    super nintendo wiht multi-tap with super bomberman 2 and street fighter-hyperfighting at a minium

    All of these are verified working and useable. and the cable are all there as well. I dont have an atari 2600 to bring along though Sad my only one thats perfect is also 100% mint as well.

    I do have spare atari 2600 cartriges if anyone wants to bring it along. Mabey some warlords. I might also be able to repair my secondary 2600 one by the time the trip comes up. it gives me an excuse to play with my hakko soldering iron. temp control kicks soo much ass.

    I would be tempted to buy and bring a supergun but thats pushing it.

    Mabey some classic atari on the DS.

    Its also possible we might beable to get doubletree to rent us a projector for our use :D


    sound good?

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  • ctishmanctishman Registered User regular
    edited April 2005
    Cool. I'll bring the accessories (AC & coax adapters, 2 NES controllers, a lightgun, and Duck Hunt), and we can get some sweet competitive (or just drunk) skeet-shootin' action going.

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  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited April 2005
    No drinky for me... You dont want the vis to be drunk. It does mean ill get to kick alot of your drunken asses. :P

    -vis

    "wooo! i can beat drunken guys at duckhunt!! wooo!!"

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  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited April 2005
    ALMOST FORGOT!!!

    CAVEMAN GAMES!!!

    I'll beat anyones ass at clubbing! Im the fucking returning champion.

    -vis

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  • Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited April 2005
    I TOTALLY REMEMBER CAVEMAN GAMES!

    I haven't played it since I was 5. That and 'Humans' were awesome.

    If there's enough demand I might bring my power pad. I only have Track & Field, though, not the cool powerpad games.

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  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited April 2005
    i have eggsplode and short order??.. thats pretty much it for the powerpad.

    I can bring them. we need aerobics just for a laugh. ddr for the poor people.

    -vis

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  • tannintannin Registered User regular
    edited April 2005
    I am so game.
    I can bring along my snes, maybe a nes as well,
    but my main goals would be multitapped bomberman and sf2-turbo.
    Now to find my SNES advantage :)
    Some mariokart would be slick too,
    but no one I know can find their cart for it.

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  • LeeLee Registered User regular
    edited April 2005
    SUPER SPIKE V-BALL

    Don't know why I didn't think of this one right away. I spent many a rainy day playing tournament mode with a buddy of mine, roaring with victory at every successful spike, screaming with rage at every missed dig. I'll go hunting for this next weekend and a NES multitap.

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  • Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited April 2005
    Lee wrote:
    SUPER SPIKE V-BALL

    Don't know why I didn't think of this one right away. I spent many a rainy day playing tournament mode with a buddy of mine, roaring with victory at every successful spike, screaming with rage at every missed dig. I'll go hunting for this next weekend and a NES multitap.

    Ok, but I warn you: Your ass is going down.

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  • JoonJoon Registered User regular
    edited April 2005
    sega dreamcast. I have to bring powerstone 2 for some good smackdown.

    Power Stone 2 is probably my favorite game. If you want to play some, I would definitely be interested.

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  • LeeLee Registered User regular
    edited April 2005
    Raiden333 wrote:
    Lee wrote:
    SUPER SPIKE V-BALL

    Don't know why I didn't think of this one right away. I spent many a rainy day playing tournament mode with a buddy of mine, roaring with victory at every successful spike, screaming with rage at every missed dig. I'll go hunting for this next weekend and a NES multitap.

    Ok, but I warn you: Your ass is going down.

    I hope Jesus is your partner, 'cause you're gonna need a saviour.

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  • Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited April 2005
    Lee wrote:
    Raiden333 wrote:
    Lee wrote:
    SUPER SPIKE V-BALL

    Don't know why I didn't think of this one right away. I spent many a rainy day playing tournament mode with a buddy of mine, roaring with victory at every successful spike, screaming with rage at every missed dig. I'll go hunting for this next weekend and a NES multitap.

    Ok, but I warn you: Your ass is going down.

    I hope Jesus is your partner, 'cause you're gonna need a saviour.

    JC? He's got nothing in Super Spike. We used to play all the time back in the day, and he never even won half our games.

    He'll kick your ass any day in Tetris, though.

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