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Major Papa Announcement in 7 days


By MikeCP

6 years ago



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    #10 6 years ago

    Pinburgh will move to Madison Square Gardens next year and will now be capped at 12,642 players.

    Quoted from GravitaR:

    I really hope they announce the demolition of the building in the parking lot. One can dream.

    That building is awesome. I hope they remodel it and put pins in there.

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    #125 6 years ago
    Quoted from John_I:

    Actually it sounds more like it will coincide with a huge arcade, video game and console festival. To tell you the truth I am not sure how I feel about this.

    Have you ever attended PPE or CAX? Those two shows are/ were polar opposites. PPE was all pinball, CAX is pinball and video games. The average age at PPE was 10 or more years older than the crowd that attends CAX. Lots of gray hair. I'm surprised AARP never opened a booth there. They were great shows and I actually added to the gray hair count, but it was a much older crowd.

    CAX on the other hand has a much younger average age. It makes the show feel more like an arcade, which is what most of us a trying to recreate in our game rooms at home. I've never been a video game guy. When I learned how to play pinball, there were no video games. But there were kids in the arcades, including me. The sights and sounds inside CAX are about as close as you are going to get to what arcades used to be like. This show should be similar in feel.

    As far as experiencing Pinburgh in it's purest form, that's kinda silly. It's match play. Nothing more. If you want to experience PAPA in all it's glory, go to regular PAPA. That's old school. This new show sounds awesome. I doubt I can afford to make the trip, but I would if I could. This is the type of show I enjoy the most.

    #151 6 years ago
    Quoted from alveolus:

    How are you going to move all those machines back and forth? Holy Moly!

    Pinball drones, I'm assuming.

    Remind me not to be under that flight path when OZ gets moved.

    #192 6 years ago

    There is plenty of tailgating at CAX, which is held at a convention center. Does this convention center have armed guards in towers surrounding the parking lot? I know some parking areas are more/ less conducive to tailgating. What's the deal here?

    At Raider's games for years, the choice areas for tailgating was near fence by the freeway. They never had many portable toilets in the parking lot, so guys would prefer to relieve themselves at the bush covered fence. Good times. I think they've added some outhouses since then.

    #195 6 years ago
    Quoted from mhs:

    Yes. Tailgating happens in Pittsburgh.

    Now that's what I'm talking about. Raider fan would be proud.

    #207 6 years ago
    Quoted from StevenP:

    The PBGH Convention center has a parking garage built into the facility. It's right in the city--no outdoor parking lots under the sun, no grass, no enclosing fences, nothing but an enclosed/attached multilevel concrete parking garage. Believe me, it is NOT conducive to tailgating (probably is not allowed), and nothing like the outdoor concert scene linked above. And I can't imagine walking to the garage during breaks and hanging by cars. Pretty sure alcohol is forbidden in the garage too. Seriously, forget about tailgating at the convention center.

    BTW, CAX is held at a large hotel. This is a convention center. Big difference!

    That large hotel is attached to an even larger convention center. Google Santa Clara convention center and check the address. It also has a typical concrete parking garage. You can see that on google maps. The only sun is on the top floor and you only park there if you have to. It's hardly the ideal place for tailgating. No one barbeques. Still, some of my best memories from that show have happened in that garage.

    What it's made of doesn't really matter. If cars park there, it will work. The key is how far away from the show it is. Too far of a walk from the show is no good. Still, as Mark mentioned, lots of other stuff nearby. Will be like the first 2 or 3 years of the Seattle show (in the shadow of the space needle). Lots of trouble to be caused in the nearby neighborhoods.

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