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Old 09-04-2010, 12:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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PAX 2010: "Bullets won't stop it."

One of my favorite places to stop and catch my breath at Penny Arcade Expo is the classic gaming corner of the console free play room. Amidst the insanity of the show, it's somehow comforting to see others chilling out and playing a few rounds of Mario Kart or racking up points in Tetris. The classic space is also nice because the consoles in use are provided by attendees, in the true spirit of brotherhood.



This also means that sometimes the consoles on display are somewhat less than mint, as in the case of one of the Super NES units available to play on at this year's show. In fact, it's missing nearly half its exoskeleton. Err, half its case, I mean.



You can't really fault me for my confusion, though. The way that single red light shines through the ruins of its shell looks exactly like the game console equivalent of the Terminator. It's nice to see a console that keeps plugging away despite being partially destroyed in this era of suicidal 360s. I would totally vote for this SNES as the next governor of California.



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I guess it's true what they say. They don't make them like they used to.
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Re: PAX 2010: "Bullets won't stop it."

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The way that single red light shines through the ruins of its shell looks exactly like the game console equivalent of the Terminator.
That's exactly what I thought when I saw the first picture: this console took a licking and kept on ticking!
{and that's before I saw the 'eye'}

That games room sounds like a lot of fun; the Pacific National Exhibition is currently underway here in Vancouver, and one of its original staple features is a classic arcade which includes old 'crane' games,

'test your strength' machines,

pinball machines,

pachinko

and of course cabinet video games from my favorite era of gaming!
{most of which are here on RU in the Coin-Op section}

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I guess it's true what they say. They don't make them like they used to.
Speaking as an old goat,



it seems to me that almost everything used to be better ... it's like they're watering - down everything nowadays - and charging us more for it!

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Re: PAX 2010: "Bullets won't stop it."

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the Pacific National Exhibition is currently underway here in Vancouver
So you are in BC too Joe. I went to the PNE last week. Hadn't been in awhile and I couldn't believe how expensive it is now. :P

I miss the old arcade there. Those were the days.
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