Well everyone is probably back from the Midwest Gaming Classic by now, so I thought I’d recap the show.
Along with my presentation, which will probably show up on YouTube or something, I displayed my latest Yobo NES portable, as shown above. Pretty standard stuff, but I had to bring something. Didn’t have any VCSp Rev 5.1’s laying around ready to go unfortunately. Continued…
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Here’s another view of the new NES. Sorry it’s already been spoken for, but if you’d like to learn about hacking NES clones into working systems, why not browse or join our forums?
Other assorted things I took photos of…
Something we’ve all no doubt wanted to do. My living room barely holds one bus as it is.
Clearly the best pinball machine ever built.
This is some sort of Atari video phone. I’m trying to call 1983 on it, no dice.
Apple’s new iClock.
Highlight of the show for me. I used to play Arkanoid on the IIgs endlessly in high school (and yet still graduated). Quite thrilling to play it again after all these years, and now I want to make a IIgs portable just so I can run it.
Finally I ran across a copy of “Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller” for the 3Do(a). I had to buy it because it reminded me of when I worked at Funcoland long, long ago. Parents would always come in and ask “What’s a good game for kids?” and the employees joked we should recommond this one instead of whatever crap kids were into back then.
How it could have happened.
…Ah I remember now. People were gung-ho for Bubble Bobble on the NES. We had requests for it every damn day, you wouldn’t believe it. Course if I told you when I worked at Pizza Hut around that same time that every other delivery order asked if we had cigarettes you probably wouldn’t believe that either. Or maybe you would. Still, Funcoland was a great job…
That’s about it for my photos (I don’t want this to become a Flickr slideshow or anything). It was a lot of fun and I enjoyed meeting many of my fans and forum members. See ya’ll at the next one, or perhaps in Vegas.
POSTSCRIPT: What happened to the Beer Cart at the show?