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#1 Albert OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 8, 2017 7:28 AM

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Join AtariAge at the 2017 Portland Retro Gaming Expo (PRGE), taking place Friday, October 20th through Sunday, October 22rd at the Oregon Convention Center. The show opens at 3pm on Friday so you can enjoy the huge Retrocade an extra day! The Portland Retro Gaming Expo (PRGE) is one of the largest classic gaming events in the country, bursting at the seams with video games and game-related activities all weekend long! Here's an incomplete list of what you'll find at the show:AtariAge will have a large booth at the show, where you'll be able to play new and upcoming homebrew games, as well as our large back catalog of games we've published over the years. We'll also have several new games available to purchase for the first time in Portland--watch for those announcements coming soon! 

As 2017 is the 40th anniversary of the Atari 2600, the PRGE organizers have announced a great lineup of panelscelebrating the Atari 2600's rich history. One of these panels is titled, "Old Consoles Never Die", discussing the creation of new games for the Atari 2600 and other classic systems. The panel will be moderated by "Art of the Atari" author Tim Lapetino, who will be joined by homebrew authors Darrell Spice, Jr. (Medieval Mayhem, Space Rocks, and Stay Frosty 2) and John W. Champeau of Champ Games (Lady Bug, Conquest of Mars, Scramble), Atari alumni Howard Scott Warshaw (Yars' Revenge, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T. the Extra Terrestrial), and Albert Yarusso, owner of AtariAge.

Please visit the official Portland Retro Gaming Expo website to learn more about the show. We've also created a Portland Retro Gaming Expo Forum to discuss the event. If you're attending the show, please stop by our booth, say hello, and play some new games!

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Posted Fri Sep 8, 2017 9:34 AM

Will there be any AA badges?



#3 Albert OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 8, 2017 9:35 AM

Will there be any AA badges?

 

I'm not sure yet.  I may not have time to do them.

 

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Posted Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:39 AM

Cool deal.  This will be my first year attending the Portland Retro Gaming Expo.  Looking forward to it, see you all there.
 



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Posted Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:44 PM

I can't go but I wish I was. Id love to watch the Tetris tournament. Looks like I'll be watching it on YouTube again.

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Posted Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:34 PM

I'll be there!



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Posted Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:19 PM

Will be there Fri-Sun!



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Posted Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:18 AM

Let me know if you need any help setting up the AA booth Friday.



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Posted Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:32 AM

Let me know if you need any help setting up the AA booth Friday.

 

Will do, thanks!

 

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Posted Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:27 AM

I went last year for the first time.  It was such a great experience.  I'm sad that I won't be able to make it this year.  My wife and I are expecting our first child around Thanksgiving, so I'm hoping that the three of us will be able to make it next year.



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Posted Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:49 PM

Air Raid may be at PRGE!


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Posted Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:59 PM

The one thing i don't like about the portland retro is the dealers tend to not bring their A game in terms of Atari.  They just seem to bring a pile of carts.  As a collector anything less than a rarity 3-4 is sort of a waste of time.



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Posted Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:28 PM

The one thing i don't like about the portland retro is the dealers tend to not bring their A game in terms of Atari.  They just seem to bring a pile of carts.  As a collector anything less than a rarity 3-4 is sort of a waste of time.

 

I don't think that's unique to Portland. Dealers just don't seem to know what to do with 2600 games. Their selection is either a bunch of common games that no one buys because everyone has them already, or a few rarities that no one buys because they're so overpriced. I'm usually able to come away with a couple of good finds though. Last year I snagged Shuttle Orbiter for 5 bucks because the guy didn't have prices on any of his stuff and was overwhelmed by people asking how much his games were.



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Posted Tue Oct 3, 2017 1:17 PM

Last year i was out of work and didn't go because i didn't want to be tempted.  

 

I sort of wish they had a flea market corner where we could sell or trade.  I went to a retro game thing held in Burlingame California that had some thing like that.  I think actually trading with you folks would be better success.  They have a swap meet in feb run by the PGRE people, I expected I could trade with people but nope.  I even brought my crazy climber to "Swap".



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Posted Wed Oct 4, 2017 6:45 PM

I can't wait...

 

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Posted Sun Oct 8, 2017 7:26 AM

The PRGE homepage has some new AA homebrew games listed!!  That was a nice surprise, Al!!  :thumbsup:

http://retrogamingexpo.com/



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Posted Sun Oct 8, 2017 7:27 AM

I will be making announcements this week regarding all the new games to be sold at the show.

 

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Posted Sun Oct 8, 2017 11:10 AM

That page gives pricing.  That's useful.  :)



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Posted Sun Oct 8, 2017 6:57 PM

I will be making announcements this week regarding all the new games to be sold at the show.

 

  ..Al

 

Can't wait to pick up Draconian at PRGE.  :)



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Posted Sun Oct 8, 2017 10:18 PM

I will be making announcements this week regarding all the new games to be sold at the show.

 

  ..Al

Al, are there more than just 3 games for the VCS/2600 being released this year?



#21 Albert OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 8, 2017 10:19 PM

Al, are there more than just 3 games for the VCS/2600 being released this year?

 

Yes.



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Posted Sun Oct 8, 2017 10:35 PM

Al, are there more than just 3 games for the VCS/2600 being released this year?

 

That depends, maybe if you move the wall of text in yer sig into a blog entry and link to it.  Otherwise it is only 2.

 

J/K :P



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Posted Sun Oct 8, 2017 10:56 PM

 

That depends, maybe if you move the wall of text in yer sig into a blog entry and link to it.  Otherwise it is only 2.

 

J/K :P

Better? LOL



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Posted Sun Oct 8, 2017 11:08 PM

:-D :thumbsup:



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