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Classic Gaming Room?

kazuokazuo Registered User regular
edited July 2008 in PAX Archive
Does anyone know if there will be a classic gaming room this year at PAX? Turns out there was one last year (I saw it, even! But I mistook it as being something else), and I didn't find out about it until after the fact. Needless to say, I was disappointed.

But not this year! Hell, I'll even volunteer to bring a few things from my modest collection.

Anyone have any idea if there's going to be one? If not I'll start one. Who do I talk to? :)

TIA

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  • LTAcostaLTAcosta Boston, MARegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Hmm... that would be neat... my dad (39) always woops my ass at classic games lol...

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  • HaikufrenzyHaikufrenzy Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I'm getting Activision Anthology Remix for the Mac off of Goozex as we speak. So this will be high up on my to-do list. Next to playing new games and feeling up the lead singer of Freezepop.

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  • WaterscorpionWaterscorpion Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Yeah, I don't know. I believe it was a local club that hosted it last year. I spent a decent amount of time playing the original SSB there last year.

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  • sobjwsobjw Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    SSB qualifies as a classic game? That makes me feel old.

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  • redhaloredhalo Also a Professional Alcoholic Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Would Dreamcast fall under the classic games umbrella? If so then I'm there.

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  • Ukali.KulaUkali.Kula Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I recall seeing some systems im not even familiar with.. It was like a gamers antique shop. LOVED IT!. Didn't see a dreamcast, but like every NES game or super nintendo game.. It was The stuff that was out before i was out...if ya know what i mean.

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  • WaterscorpionWaterscorpion Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Yeah, pretty much everything that was in the "classic" room was N64 and older if I remember right, so SSB was in it. Whoever that was that sponsored that room had an awesome collection of games though; they are my heroes.

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  • KyoutekiKyouteki Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    There was a LaserActive Megadrive there. THAT was something I did not expect to see.

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  • HaikufrenzyHaikufrenzy Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    All I know is if I don't see a 3DO and a copy of Twisted: The Game Show there, I'm going to be pissed.

    I've been having such an urge to play that lately... one of the best party games ever.

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  • Post BluePost Blue Redmond, WARegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    redhalo wrote: »
    Would Dreamcast fall under the classic games umbrella? If so then I'm there.
    I daresay yes, but it's purely a next-gen wonder that blows our minds in this particular segment of the classical vacuum.

    I'd love to take part in this activity.

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  • redhaloredhalo Also a Professional Alcoholic Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Post Blue wrote: »
    redhalo wrote: »
    Would Dreamcast fall under the classic games umbrella? If so then I'm there.
    I daresay yes, but it's purely a next-gen wonder that blows our minds in this particular segment of the classical vacuum.

    I'd love to take part in this activity.

    So I just ordered a new Dreamcast to replace my somewhat broken one. I'm going to try to get celebrity signatures on it at PAX. I will likely lend it for use in the classic gaming room as well.

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  • kazuokazuo Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    So no one knows for sure, eh?

    Should I just harass Khoo about it?

    I'm really interested and I have a ton of fairly rare/uncommon things I could bring (like a complete 64DD set)...

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  • Post BluePost Blue Redmond, WARegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    kazuo wrote: »
    So no one knows for sure, eh?

    Should I just harass Khoo about it?

    I'm really interested and I have a ton of fairly rare/uncommon things I could bring (like a complete 64DD set)...
    That would be stellar. Seriously.

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  • MaoChanMaoChan Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    redhalo wrote: »
    Post Blue wrote: »
    redhalo wrote: »
    Would Dreamcast fall under the classic games umbrella? If so then I'm there.
    I daresay yes, but it's purely a next-gen wonder that blows our minds in this particular segment of the classical vacuum.

    I'd love to take part in this activity.

    So I just ordered a new Dreamcast to replace my somewhat broken one. I'm going to try to get celebrity signatures on it at PAX. I will likely lend it for use in the classic gaming room as well.

    I just came into possession of 2 working Dreamcasts. Too bad otherwise I could have hooked you up with one.

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  • Post BluePost Blue Redmond, WARegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I'm just glad I was enough of a tool to buy a second Dreamcast when they dropped to $80. They're both still in great shape.

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  • kropotkinkropotkin Forum Badge Creator London UKRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I could bring my ZX Spectrum 48k and have it running Manic Miner or even Elite. Then again I doubt it would survive the plane journey...

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  • Qs23Qs23 Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I've got my dreamcast locked away in a basement somewhere... I really should break it out again.

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  • redhaloredhalo Also a Professional Alcoholic Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Qs23 wrote: »
    I've got my dreamcast locked away in a basement somewhere... I really should break it out again.

    It's only the greatest console ever made...
    ...if you like fighters and shmups.

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  • TrainwreckXTrainwreckX Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Get a Donkey Kong cabinet and invite Steve Wiebe to try and break the world record again. He's local, I'd bet he came if Twin Galaxies did too. It would also draw a crap-load of attention.

    (sorry, I just saw the documentary and found it insanely interesting)

    Also, Bill Mitchell is a ^@$#@$&@*%;!(!)%(@*!)^*!^$#^*(@^

    If anyone is not familiar, this is the movie I'm talking about: http://www.billyvssteve.com/

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  • MaoChanMaoChan Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Also, Bill Mitchell is a ^@$#@$&@*%!(!)%(@*!)^*!^$#^*(@^

    I second that cuz even after the movie I saw another interview and he was a shitcock.

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  • RaymanRayman Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    LTAcosta wrote: Hmm... that would be neat... my dad (39) always woops my ass at classic games lol...



    At least I can beat you at some games....gotta take the victories when I can...
    r

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  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    MaoChan wrote: »
    Also, Bill Mitchell is a ^@$#@$&@*%!(!)%(@*!)^*!^$#^*(@^

    I second that cuz even after the movie I saw another interview and he was a shitcock.

    His name isn't even worth mentioning.

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  • GoogalashGoogalash Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    kazuo wrote: »
    Does anyone know if there will be a classic gaming room this year at PAX? Turns out there was one last year (I saw it, even! But I mistook it as being something else), and I didn't find out about it until after the fact. Needless to say, I was disappointed.

    But not this year! Hell, I'll even volunteer to bring a few things from my modest collection.

    Anyone have any idea if there's going to be one? If not I'll start one. Who do I talk to? :)

    TIA

    There was on last year in the console freeplay area. It should be there again this year.

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  • TrainwreckXTrainwreckX Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    MaoChan wrote: »
    Also, Bill Mitchell is a ^@$#@$&@*%;!(!)%(@*!)^*!^$#^*(@^

    I second that cuz even after the movie I saw another interview and he was a shitcock.

    His name isn't even worth mentioning.

    Then he shall henceforth be referred to as Shitcock.

    Edit: HOLY SHIT REDHALO! I just noticed your awesome anime comic strip that is one of my FAVORITE Mitch Hedberg skits. R.I.P. You get 1000000000000 cool points today. They are redeemable for stuff like Stormwind rep.

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  • swlovinistswlovinist Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    NWCGE is doing the retro gaming room again, I have done a seperate post on it and who we are. We are also taking recommendations on to what to have in that room.

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    NWCGE member, we do the retro game room at PAX!
    for more about us visit www.retrogamingexpo.com
  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator mod
    edited July 2008
    We've got the official classic game room thread now, so I'm locking this one up.
    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=64770

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