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Saturday, February 5, 2011

California Extreme 2011

 Just thought I'd give some publicity to a really cool event I like to attend every year.  It's the California Extreme classic arcade and pinball convention.  It's a huge event in held in Santa Clara that showcases tons of refurbished, and new classic arcade machines, most of which are free to play.  Last time I went I played the arcade version of the "Journey" game which actually had the soundboard installed and played Journey tracks when y9ou beat all the levels.  Very awesome, If you're going to be in or around the Bay Area in July I highly suggest you check it out.  Here's some stuff from their website http://www.caextreme.org/

"Arcades were once a fixture on the American urban landscape, and games were plentiful in rural cities too. The closest heir of today is the so-called "Family Entertainment Center", which is populated with a myriad of devices designed only to take your coins quickly and leave you with a pile of tickets, which you exchange for cheap, trashy toys. This is entertainment? California Extreme was born with a desire to share fun coin op games that are in the hands of private collectors, and to hopefully spread the word that pinball machines were once plentiful, and that videogames were not synonymous with "martial arts" and violence. Buy/sell/trade! The show is a great place to bring games you want to sell, and also a good place to add to your collection, or even start it! Not all games will be for sale; many collectors bring games to show (or show off!) that they would never sell. So .. Can I play the stuff? Yeah .. Everything is on free play. You can play from the moment you arrive until we shut off the power at closing -- Play as many games as you want, in whatever order you want to. There are *HUNDREDS* of games, all set to play for free. This is a your chance to try those older games, or the newer games that you'd never put money into in an arcade. There are also many games that never got produced, and are very hard to find."

It's going to be held July 9-10 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Santa Clara.


Please go out and enjoy your Saturday guys!

61 comments:

  1. I have no spare time for "enjoying" today :/

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  2. can't enjoy saturday, gotta study like a mofo

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  3. so u guys get together, drink tequila and play pinball? not too shabby.

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  4. sounds like fun! im probly gonna do homework tonight :(

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  5. Sounds like a great event, I think there's a cover charge to get in though but sounds well worth it. Too bad I have plans already.

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  6. wow it's awesome that you get to play any arcade for free! That sounds like an awesome convention :D

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  7. I have social anxiety disorders. I don't like crowds.

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  8. Excess drinking and public nudity I hope!

    (from my day in a sentence's blog lol)

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  9. im making money brother,. im enjoying it like whoa

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  10. Pinball convention wth i wish there where some in my country

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  11. Man, I've spent a lot of money playing arcades. Street Fighter II and Metal Slug were my stuff.

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  12. I'm gonna watch half naked guys punch each other in the junk.

    No real way to make that sound straight.

    That event sounds awesome, btw.

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  13. whoa, look at all that alcohol :O

    I'll be sure to check it out if I'm in the area.

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  14. I so badly want to go to one of these.

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  15. Haha, I'll most likely see you there. If so, first drink is on me.

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  16. Sounds like a really cool and fun event! Have fun :)

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  17. That sounds pretty awesome. And pinball is quite fun!

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  18. has to be clear for me. I dont like brown drinks.

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  19. I've heard about it on BYOAC. Lucky man.

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  20. aw i wish icould go to that...

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  21. If only I was anywhere near Cali.

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  22. was ment to go out this saturday for someones birthday but chose not to, really want to get far wth my 3D work dont want distractions like that.


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  23. Hello Lovely,

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    Wish you a great Sunday :)

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  24. Looks like it could be great fun, its a shame i could never get to it

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  25. Sounds awesome. Post some pics if you go

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  26. I remember the atari 2600 version of that journey game. I had no idea who Journey was at the time.

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  27. wickeddd. JURASSIC PARK THE LOST WORLD!!! house of the dead 2!


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  28. oh it sounds awesome
    thanks man

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  29. love painball too!
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  30. Sounds like a great time!

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  31. You've reminded me of both booze and pinball, and thus of the last great drunken idea I had: building my own pinball machine. God bless you sir.

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  32. I was a looser at pinball games. I mean the real ones- not the computer version.

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  33. Sounds awesome. I'm jealous that you get events like that over there!

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  34. I would so go, except that I'm in Ohio :(

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  35. i would really love to attend this one

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  36. wish i lived in Cali
    welp
    i have to go shovel now.
    eff
    uuuuuuuuuu

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  37. How i would love to do. I want to get smashed.

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  38. bad ass, pinball is gaming's godfather.

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