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Gamepro does a podcast on California Extreme

July 17, 2010

Some CAX goodness

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When I was a kid, I enjoyed reading the game magazine Gamepro. In the days before the internet was in everyone’s home, it was the only place I got news on the video game world (I even sent a letter in asking for a tip on Metroid 2 for the Game Boy but by the time they got around to publishing it I had already figured it out), at least until I found GameFan Magazine. Back then Gamepro had a one-page spread on arcades under the title ‘Hot at the Arcades’, but they eventually gave up on that and their current website generally ignores them as well. So it’s a little surprising to see a podcast on arcades on, although it’s about California Extreme and not so much the current state of arcades.

You can listen to the podcast here, if interested.

Headed to CAX 2009? Let us know!

July 11, 2009


One major arcade event I would love to attend one day is California Extreme (or CAX for short). I probably say this every year that we post about it, but I figure I should keep that goal so it actually happens one day. As you might know, CAX 09 starts tomorrow and goes through Sunday and it’s one of the larger arcade and pinball shows around where you can not only play a bunch of classic games, but some new ones as well, including some very rare titles. Last year they had a location test version of The Act there and I’m sure that there will be some nice goodies there this year as well.

In case you are lucky enough to make it to CAX tomorrow, drop us a line, let us know how it went and if you want to share any pictures, we’ll be happy to dedicate a post to them.

UPDATE – ChaseThe has posted some videos of the event before the doors open, I imagine that they will be adding more soon

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California Extreme 2009

March 6, 2009


Dates for California Extreme have been confirmed for 2009. The 13th annual celebration of pinball, videogames and other games found in arcades of the past, is to be held on the 11th & 12th July at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, California.

Organisers are always interested in hearing from anyone who would like to bring along their arcade or pinball machine, or from anyone interested in volunteering at the event. Those interested can contact for more information.

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California Extreme 2008

July 21, 2008

I nearly forgot that CAX 2008 took place this past weekend – it’s the best arcade show in the country and here I am forgetting about it. Naturally, I was unable to go but for those that were able to, it sounds like it was absolutely awesome. I am not surprised to hear that The Act (in an original test cabinet nonetheless) was one of the most popular games at the show (which again attests to the fact that this game does have staying power with gamers despite what happened during the game’s test phase) but beyond that having 30,000 sq. ft. of space dedicated to nothing but arcade games is a something that I think that any gamer would enjoy going to. The game selection was staggering, combining both well-known and lesser known classic games into one place(including some very rare games like Quantum & Inferno), along with quite the selection of cocktail games and pinball games. They even had a Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix was there, which I don’t know much about other than that it is supposed to be released on the Xbox 360 & PS3 so it was a little surprising to see it in arcade form.

Here is one review I have seen of the show, it’s pretty good as it has a lot of pictures and there is even a video which I am embedding here (by user DrunkJeff1)

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