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Re: Portland Retro Gaming Expo
« Reply #45 on: October 27, 2016, 23:10:05 PM »
Yes it does, which is why the video is so great.  And you are only seeing the vendor room and the game room.  Never mind the museum and auditoriums.

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Re: Portland Retro Gaming Expo
« Reply #46 on: October 30, 2016, 03:01:45 AM »
Thought I'd share these pictures of my autographed carts and manuals for a few 2600 games.  I should have brought some Imagic games too!  Next time, I guess.  :)




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Re: Portland Retro Gaming Expo
« Reply #47 on: October 30, 2016, 03:02:59 AM »
That is outstanding! 8) 8)

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Re: Portland Retro Gaming Expo
« Reply #48 on: October 30, 2016, 03:08:59 AM »
Thanks!  Tod Frye spoke about why he made Pac-Man as it was.  He said that no one really knew at the time that an arcade port had to look as close to the arcade as possible.  Had he known, he would have at least used black background and a blue maze but Atari always wanted games to have a colored background.  Apparently that was done to avoid phosphor burn on the screens as it happened fast with black backgrounds.  He said it would have saved him some bytes he could have used elsewhere in the game!

I actually got those carts specifically so I could get them autographed.  Cheap and easy games to get.  Halo 2600 I got free.  :)

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Re: Portland Retro Gaming Expo
« Reply #49 on: October 30, 2016, 03:14:04 AM »
That's very interesting about Pac man. Ahh, what could be learned from these guys is unlimited.
Great planning for the autographs. Went from cheap pick ups to priceless pieces of gaming history in a weekend :)

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Re: Portland Retro Gaming Expo
« Reply #50 on: October 30, 2016, 03:18:31 AM »
Great planning for the autographs. Went from cheap pick ups to priceless pieces of gaming history in a weekend :)

Exactly!  :)

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Re: Portland Retro Gaming Expo
« Reply #51 on: October 30, 2016, 08:22:05 AM »
Lol Trek, forever the master plan churning in your mind to take over the retro scene lol.. Buying cheap carts to get them signed.. lol..

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Re: Portland Retro Gaming Expo
« Reply #52 on: October 30, 2016, 12:45:24 PM »
Funny thing is that it didn't occur to me until about a week before the event!  LOL

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Re: Portland Retro Gaming Expo
« Reply #53 on: November 09, 2016, 00:38:24 AM »

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