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September 19, 2010

2010 Portland Retro Gaming Expo In Full Swing

PRGE kicked off this morning at 9:00 with a big crowd of pre-sold ticket holders rushing the main exhibition hall. Within minutes the main hall was full and soon after that the console play tables filled up as well. What a great start for this year’s show.

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I saw some amazing deals for classic hardware and software, some at less than a quarter than the usual Ebay prices and that without shipping costs of course. Tonight there will be a classic gaming auction and items I have seen so far include a HALO Master Chief statue, a LaserActive console, SEGA Genesis, Nintendo and Atari rarities and some 8-Bit home computer stuff.

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Tomorrow the show continues, head over to the official PRGE website and check out the details!

September 18, 2010

2010 Portland Retro Gaming Expo This Weekend 9/18 - 9/19!

It’s that time of year again! “Wockawockawocka” sounds from TV speakers, the smell of old capacitors fills the air and joysticks have just one fire button = it’s time for the 2010 Portland Retro Gaming Expo!

Since this event started 5 years ago it has gotten bigger and more popular every year and 2010 promises to be the biggest and best ever. There are tons of vendors (see photos below) setting up, the museum and console play area is huge and there are XX arcade machines on free play and growing. In addition we have keynotes with noted speakers such as Bill Carlton (“High Score” movie), Robin Mihara (3rd place winner of the 1990 Nintendo World Championships) and Bob Smith (20 year veteran Atari, Imagic and Accolade game programmer). This promises to be an awesome show!

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Here are some pictures from the vendor setups, notice tons and tons of classic games!

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They even set up a little retro corner with wood cabinet TV, scary looking couch, wood paneling and the mandatory black velvet painting – relive the past in style! (or lack thereof)

So come to Portland this Saturday and Sunday and geek out at the PRGE 2010!