Retro game event April 20th

Started by Rene_G7400, March 17, 2008, 12:43:49 PM

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Janzl

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Rene_G7400

This question is for those who are going to visit this event: which Videopac items do you think I should show at this event?

Seob

Hello Rene,
I'm sorry to inform that i can't make it to the retro day 20th of april.
My wife is doing a photoshoot and i have to assist her with the lighting and so.
I have to think about an other way to get the frogger rom inspected.
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Janzl

I went today and met Rene. We had a couple of chats and it was very pleasant. He also let me play Flash Point on his Odyssey3. Yes I actually played on that machine but I was very afraid to break it.  ;) The joysticks were kind of hard to removerfrom under the consoles casing and the casing didn't seem to be very strong.

All in all there wasn't very much to see about Videopac and Rene's stand was by far the most interesting one.
Also nice to see was Bas Kornalijnslijper with his Spiderman stand ( he actually managed to sell me the second Edition ) and Martijn's ( Revivalstudios ) stand. Martijn talked about some very interesting projects comming up for the vectrex, but i let him tell you guys more about that when he considers the time is right.

The other interesting stand was the Commodore user group ( I still have a very big weakeness for the good old C64 ). I bought a cable from them which should let me make my Pc communicate with a C64 diskdrive. This means that you can actually transfer your downloaded C64 games to a floppy and play the game on your C64.
When I have the time I'm going to see if I can get it done.

If you are a Nintendo fan it would also have been very nice for you! Lots and lots and lots about that.

So if you have the chance, maybe next time!
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Seob

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Nognir

I would also love to see some pictures :)
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Janzl

No pictures taken by me unfortunately. I thought about taking my camera when I was already driving for half an hour  :-\ and I didn't see Rene take any pictures. A number of people were running around with camera's though.
I hope there maybe some pictures available on the organisers website http://www.bonami-spelcomputer-museum.nl/ even though their website seems to be off the air right now.
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grgh

Nice pic with the O3 and a couple of other consoles right near the end!

Up until then I'd only spotted 3 videopacs (inc. the new Munchkin+), a voice module, and a pair of G7000 boxes.
http://www.videopac.com/ reborn Dec-07, forever an ongoing project.

Seob

i really hate it that i couldn't come  :'(. Looked like a lot of fun.
The only good thing about it is that i still have money on my account. That wouldn't be the case if i went there.
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Sweersa

Do people ever ask or assume if your Odyssey 3's are for sale at these events?  I could imagine at such an event in America people would be all over with offers and such. 

Rene_G7400

Quote from: Sweersa on April 22, 2008, 09:33:22 PM
Do people ever ask or assume if your Odyssey 3's are for sale at these events?  I could imagine at such an event in America people would be all over with offers and such. 

No, over here, nobody seems to know what an Odyssey3 is.......

Sweersa

Quote from: Rene_G7400 on April 23, 2008, 09:20:51 AM
Quote from: Sweersa on April 22, 2008, 09:33:22 PM
Do people ever ask or assume if your Odyssey 3's are for sale at these events?  I could imagine at such an event in America people would be all over with offers and such. 

No, over here, nobody seems to know what an Odyssey3 is.......


lol  Usually when I ask someone who has vintage gaming items for sale at flea markets and toy shows if they have Odyssey 2 games or systems they usually have no idea what that is also. 

How popular was this thing back in the day?  (I wasn't even near being born yet.)

Seob

Well the videopac was pretty popular in the netherlands. And at the time that the g7400 came out, most people in the netherlands started to buy homecomputers in sted of consoles. They where a better buy because of the "educationally" images they had.
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