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2017 Portland Retro Gaming Expo, October 20-22, 2017

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?

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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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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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