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California Extreme - Arcade & Pinball Expo 2009


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#1 shertz OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 5, 2009 9:09 PM

California Extreme is the "Classic Arcade Games Show". It's an annual celebration of coin operated pinball machines, video games and other novelties you once found in game arcades. All games on display are set for free play, so leave your quarters in the ash tray in your car. You won't need 'em.

California Extreme 2009
July 11-12, 2009
Hyatt Regency Santa Clara

It's time for our 13th show! We have a fantastic new location this year - the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara. This is also the show hotel which is giving us a fantastic rate on 4-star rooms. See the Hotel Page for booking information (available now!).

Why a Game Show?
Arcades were once a fixture on the American urban landscape, and games were plentiful in rural cities too. The closest heir of today is the so-called "Family Entertainment Center", which is populated with a myriad of devices designed only to take your coins quickly and leave you with a pile of tickets, which you exchange for cheap, trashy toys. This is entertainment? California Extreme was born with a desire to share fun coin op games that are in the hands of private collectors, and to hopefully spread the word that pinball machines were once plentiful, and that videogames were not synonymous with "martial arts" and violence. Buy/sell/trade! The show is a great place to bring games you want to sell, and also a good place to add to your collection, or even start it! Not all games will be for sale; many collectors bring games to show (or show off!) that they would never sell. So .. Can I play the stuff? Yeah .. Everything is on free play. You can play from the moment you arrive until we shut off the power at closing -- Play as many games as you want, in whatever order you want to. There are *HUNDREDS* of games, all set to play for free. This is a your chance to try those older games, or the newer games that you'd never put money into in an arcade. There are also many games that never got produced, and are very hard to find.

For more info, visit...

http://www.caextreme.org/

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#2 Nathan Strum OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 6, 2009 3:42 PM

I have been meaning to go to this for years and never manage to get up there. I really need to make the effort this year. The panoramic pictures on the CA Extreme site are amazing!

#3 Zach OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jul 7, 2009 9:41 AM

Today is the last day to pre-register!
http://www.caextreme...ket_information

#4 Albert OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jul 7, 2009 10:11 AM

Holy crap I didn't realize it was coming up so soon! Dammit! Now I am sad!

..Al

#5 Parrothead OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jul 9, 2009 6:16 PM

Holy crap I didn't realize it was coming up so soon! Dammit! Now I am sad!

..Al


Don't fear. I will be updating the Chuckwagon media page with movies and interviews from the show floor. Here is a link for all of you who can't make it.

Footage will begin on Saturday, July 11th.

http://www.chasethec...html/media.html

Edited by Parrothead, Thu Jul 9, 2009 6:16 PM.


#6 Parrothead OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jul 11, 2009 2:28 AM

Holy crap I didn't realize it was coming up so soon! Dammit! Now I am sad!

..Al


Don't fear. I will be updating the Chuckwagon media page with movies and interviews from the show floor. Here is a link for all of you who can't make it.

Footage will begin on Saturday, July 11th.

http://www.chasethec...html/media.html


Footage is now up. First video is set up the night before. It's 1:30 AM and I am going to pass out. All I can say is this going to be another great show with tons of great games ! See for yourself. More video coming throughout the weekend.


http://www.chasethec...html/media.html




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