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.