|He's back! After two more years
of conquering this tiny planet, "Space Fury Guy" is back and
more serious than ever. Look at that empty gaze, completely devoid of
||"Space Fury Guy"
descended upon the unsuspecting Digital Press booth, callously swiped a
few chocolates and a piece of gum, and suddenly disappeared in a flash of
fire, brimstone, and diabolical laughter.
||The G4 TV crew sets up for
another day of programming.
|More babe-o-licious action
ensues as Diane Mizota, hostess of G4's program Filter
checks in with her producer before recording.
||There really isn't anything
quite like a wall of classic coin-ops set on "free play". Oh
wait, yes there is...a wall of classic coin-ops set on "free
play" with no one in front of you.
||Bruce Carso of B
& C Computervisions really knows his Atari stuff. This booth is as
much an information center as it is a place to fill in some gaps in your
|What is a Classic Gaming Expo
Productions? They had their terrific 25-in-1 and 10-in-1 portable
units for sale all weekend.
||A surreal moment: four gamers
absolutely captivated by Atari 2600 Pac-Man. Facing us are Roundtable
||Even on Sunday, the band played
on and the people poured in. At this point in the show, Walter Day of Twin
Galaxies presented his Video Game Proclamation for all to sign!
|Expo organizer John "CX2K"
Hardie obliges a local Vegas TV station with his musings. Not shown here
is his somewhat controversial performance of "Break Dance 2003"
which allegedly has Las Vegas in an uproar.
||I never realized there were so
many people that could play this game so well, but there they are... the
Dragon's Lair II machine had people lined up near it all day long.
||As the Nolan Bushnell keynote
was about to begin, the event quckly became standing room only. Note my
clever use of flash bulb to blind the crowd and sneak into the empty seat.
|His keynote was lively and
informative, discussing those early years of Syzygy and Atari, his early
recollections of Pong, the Kee Games project, and some fun facts about the
Atari assembly line. "Hammer"!
||More than just an autograph, Mr.
Bushnell actually drew a mini Pong
doodle next to his signature on this rare vintage Puppy
||A picture with Nolan Bushnell at
Classic Gaming Expo. John (right) can now die a happy man. After which, I
(left) shall procure this signed machine from his evil clutches.
|A little group photo
at the end of Sunday's show... we couldn't find all 70 of our friends but
we did capture a few. In the back row, that's Portnoyd
just under the "I" in Digital Press, RetroYoungen
is in the backwards cap in front of him, Punkoffgirl
is to his right, Raedon's
got the AMD white and green-sleeve shirt, Atar1g1rl
sitting in front of the table, thejpc
behind her, l_lamb
on the left side couch with Raccoon
Lad peeking out over his shoulder, Anotherfluke
squatting in front of the couch to the right (with the beard), Drexel923
on the far side of the couch, Queen
of Felines and Mayhem
on the near side of the couch, Phosphor
Dot Fossils peeking in from the right, and MarioAllStar2600
sitting in front of the couch. There were better pictures elsewhere in
this gallery for all of the other members you see here. Thanks to all of
you for hanging out at our booth, the show has always been about gaming
and the gaming community to us. See you again in 2k4!