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California Extreme 2019

Classic Arcade Games Show

Designated as: Large event (> 100 attending)


California Extreme is the "Classic Arcade Games Show". It's an annual celebration of coin operated pinball machines, video games and other novelties you once found in game arcades. All games on display are set for free play, so leave your quarters in the ash tray in your car. You won't need 'em.

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.

Details will be added here as information is posted on the web site



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TurnedWoods
2019-02-17 19:51:20

Web site

More details on the website:
» http://www.caextreme.org/



Sat
27
July

When?

This is a multi-day event!

  • Saturday July 27th, 2019
    From 11:00 to 00:00
  • Sunday July 28th, 2019
    From 11:00 to 21:00

Where?

Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
Great America Parkway 5101
Santa Clara, CA US(Look up)



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