I had a chance to attend the 2010 Classic Gaming Expo in Las Vegas this past Saturday. It was a great event, and I thought I’d post a few pictures from the Video Game Museum they set up. And, although I don’t have any photos of it, you may want to check out the Game Reviews section where the Retroist talks about Halo for the 2600. It is a homebrew that was really amazing.
The organizers had several notable folks from the early days of game design. There was a panel with folks like David Crane (Pitfall, etc.), Steve Cartwright, and Gary Kitchen. It was great to hear about the process at Atari and Activision in the early days. Sadly, the organizers said that it was harder than ever to get corporate sponsors for the event, so the 2010 Expo could be the last. I certainly hope that isn’t the case.
This is my first attempt at posting some photos to the forum, so I’m hoping this works:
Here’s the elusive Atari 2700 prototype
I got a kick out of this. You can see Imagic’s Star Voyager cartridge art was clearly made using part of a Kenner Millenium Falcon
An Atari portable I’d never seen
The Atari Cosmos prototype
The rare original Intellivision computer adapter
The TOPO robots (they also had several other types of robots)
My favorite item from the whole museum. What kid exactly would want to dress up as a rock for Halloween? If the label isn’t obvious, this is an Atari Asteroid costume.
This is a great Vectrex stand that I’d love to get my hands on
Great collection of patches from Activision and others (sorry for the glare)
And, finally, a great box prototype for Return of the Jedi games for the Intellivision