California Extreme 2010 – Ephemeral Classic Arcade

Posted on July 7, 2010

This weekend is the 14th annual California Extreme, the classic arcade show that Ryan Davis of Giant Bomb calls “the best arcade I had ever been to, stocked with obvious classics, obscure gems, prototype and bootleg machines, and a bunch of stuff I’d simply never heard of.”

He’s posted a video (below) of a walk-through of this year’s show in Santa Clara.  He pauses for a quick game of Asteroids Deluxe (cocktail) at 4:15.

Jon Koolpe has his Asteroids machine on display, with an advance version of the Asteroids multikit.  He says, “Let me say that this kit is beyond cool…you get Asteroids (easy and hard), Asteroids Deluxe (easy and hard), and Lunar Lander. Dipswitch settings are handled by an on screen menu, high scores are saved in Asteroids and Asteroids Deluxe, and you even get that extra 6th digit in your score in Asteroids (so you can obtain scores for beyond 99999).”

Also, take a look at Wired Magazine’s “5 Things I Learned at California Extreme” (2009).

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Dan at One Of Swords has a good overview of the event, with lots of photos:

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