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VRGE (Vancouver Retro Gaming Expo) - May 27th


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#1 Lathe26 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:16 PM

VRGE (Vancouver Retro Gaming Expo) is occurring on May 27th, 2017.

 

I am debating on going.  However, that is also the weekend of my wife's birthday so it is iffy on whether I will attend.

 

http://www.vancouvergamingexpo.com

 

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Posted Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:20 PM

Wow! Portland, Seattle and Vancouver... the northwest seems to get a lot of retro gaming action. Wish something like this would wind its way farther east. I know there was one in the Carolinas recently but you'd think there would be something farther north as well. Maybe I've just not heard about them?



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Posted Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:40 PM

There are other retro gaming events in the Pacific Northwest as well:

  • Cowlitz Games for Kids (http://www.cowlitzgamers.com/)
  • In Jan/Feb, there is typically a 1 day event where people trade video game in Portland, OR.  I'm blanking on the name of it at the moment.


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Posted Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:42 PM

Any retro gaming events somewhere central like in North Dakota? :P

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Posted Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:51 PM

That's awesome. I wonder what seemingly random set of variables has made the Pacific Northwest the Mecca of retro gaming? Regardless, I envy that area.



#6 Lathe26 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:58 PM

Any retro gaming events somewhere central like in North Dakota? :P

 

The Pacific Northwest is rather central if you include Hawaii and Alaska.  :P



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Posted Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:25 AM

From Wikipedia (if you include Alaska and Hawaii):

The geographic center of the United States is a point approximately 20 mi (32 km) north of Belle Fourche, South Dakota

 

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Posted Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:35 AM

I'll be at VRGE this year. I did a video of last year's and may I say it is waaaaaaaaay improved since the olden days.

 



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Posted Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:36 PM

From Wikipedia (if you include Alaska and Hawaii):
The geographic center of the United States is a point approximately 20 mi (32 km) north of Belle Fourche, South Dakota
 
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Even that is close enough. Could drive there in a day.

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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:36 PM

That's awesome. I wonder what seemingly random set of variables has made the Pacific Northwest the Mecca of retro gaming? Regardless, I envy that area.

 

I wonder if it had to do with the Microsoft crew and offshoots of the companies that made their home there in the 80s? The employees would stay in the area, they would have kids, and probably all were interested in atari/intellivision etc.



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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:49 PM

grunge and hipsters and vinyl and retro

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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:33 PM

You know, now that you guys mention it, we were weirdly lucky up here in Vancouver back in the golden era of arcades as well. I commonly ran into machines back in the 80's that today are considered rare. I mean, Major Havoc, Quantum, Environmental Discs of Tron, Williams Blaster in the Duramold cab ..... I saw these regularly in our arcades.

 

Not to mention that slightly controversial arcade in Gastown.



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Posted Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:52 PM

I found out I have free time during PRGE this year. If I can find a good air ticket and hotel I'll be there.

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Posted Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:09 PM

You know, now that you guys mention it, we were weirdly lucky up here in Vancouver back in the golden era of arcades as well. I commonly ran into machines back in the 80's that today are considered rare. I mean, Major Havoc, Quantum, Environmental Discs of Tron, Williams Blaster in the Duramold cab ..... I saw these regularly in our arcades.

 

Not to mention that slightly controversial arcade in Gastown.

 

And as another bit of proof, Ed Fries (of XBox and Halo 2600 fame) just discovered an Easter Egg in the 1977 Atari Starship arcade machine which "he'd ordered from a dealer in Vancouver, British Columbia"

 

 

https://arstechnica....raught-journey/



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Posted Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:52 AM

Don't forget MIdwest Gaming Classic. That's become one of the major  ones.



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Posted Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:17 AM

And if you live around the Vancouver, area and want something else to do while you wait that extra month, consider the 2017 TI-99/4A Fest West.  For locals it'll be easy to get to.

 

 

 



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Posted Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:19 PM

I did enjoy my TI99-4a.

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Posted Sat May 13, 2017 12:54 PM

I'm going .......... (despite the fact I goofed in my video and said it was both Saturday and Sunday)

 






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