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Title: Game On 2.0 expo, Athens, Greece
Post by: Gryzor on 12:10, 11 January 11
Hello guys!


Last week I visited the Game On computing expo here in Athens. It wasn't that spectacular, but let's just say that some of the exhibits would have me breaking and entering in the middle of the night...


I thought I'd share some photos with you:


http://picasaweb.google.com/krakout/GameOnV20?authkey=Gv1sRgCKexwde15pzvpgE# (http://picasaweb.google.com/krakout/GameOnV20?authkey=Gv1sRgCKexwde15pzvpgE#)
Title: Re: Game On 2.0 expo, Athens, Greece
Post by: robcfg on 12:58, 11 January 11
Great pictures, thanks for sharing them!


By the way... are you in one of these pictures? just curiosity, hehehe  :D
Title: Re: Game On 2.0 expo, Athens, Greece
Post by: MacDeath on 13:34, 11 January 11
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_uZv4j0fBOug/TSq8YLvQiRI/AAAAAAAAGmg/go6YZqdCSTg/s720/IMG_3438.JPG)

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_uZv4j0fBOug/TSq8WW3CScI/AAAAAAAAGmU/7y3q4vjFgek/s720/IMG_3432.JPG)


Honestly, the chick used to be better in the past...

today she looks like Demis Roussos...
Title: Re: Game On 2.0 expo, Athens, Greece
Post by: ervin on 14:02, 11 January 11
Hello guys!

Last week I visited the Game On computing expo here in Athens. It wasn't that spectacular, but let's just say that some of the exhibits would have me breaking and entering in the middle of the night...

I thought I'd share some photos with you:

http://picasaweb.google.com/krakout/GameOnV20?authkey=Gv1sRgCKexwde15pzvpgE# (http://picasaweb.google.com/krakout/GameOnV20?authkey=Gv1sRgCKexwde15pzvpgE#)

Great photos dude.

The Game On expo was in Melbourne, Australia, 2 years or so ago.
I live in Adelaide, South Australia, and I took a flight to Melbourne and spent a whole day at the expo.
It was absolutely brilliant!

The first game I played was the sit-down cabinet of Star Wars.
Wow - I remember the very first time I played that game, over 25 years ago.
It was awesome to experience it again, in it's original form.

It was kind of strange - I "experienced" the expo very differently to how a lot of younger visitors would have experienced it. I soaked up the nostalgia, and played a heck of a lot of retro games.
But I also spent a lot of time playing Gradius V and Rez, which were both absolutely outstanding, particularly Rez.

I wish there were more retro gaming expos within reasonable distance from where I live...
Title: Re: Game On 2.0 expo, Athens, Greece
Post by: Bryce on 14:25, 11 January 11
Ok, now I'm confused, is that a picture of Gryzor? Cos' it looks very like MacDeaths Icon picture.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Game On 2.0 expo, Athens, Greece
Post by: MacDeath on 15:40, 11 January 11
I don't look greek, I have far less fur. >:(
Title: Re: Game On 2.0 expo, Athens, Greece
Post by: Bryce on 16:28, 11 January 11
Hard to tell in a small icon picture with mode 0 colours. :)

Bryce.
Title: Re: Game On 2.0 expo, Athens, Greece
Post by: redbox on 16:57, 11 January 11
Honestly, the chick used to be better in the past...
today she looks like Demis Roussos...

Hahahahahahahahahahahaha!  :)
Title: Re: Game On 2.0 expo, Athens, Greece
Post by: Gryzor on 18:45, 11 January 11
Thanks for the nice comments, mateys...

@rob et al.: I'm the one with the short hair and the brown leather jacket!
@MacDeath: yeah, seventies' chicks were far better!
@Ervin: Unfortunately there was lots of PS3 and XBox gaming around, which I couldn't care less about: I have one in my living room, I can check it out there... and the whole expo seemed a bit... thrown together in a hurry, by people who do not *feel* it. Still, the retro section was really great, and I got to play that two-player sit-down racing game (argh... too much headache, can't remember the name, but it's in the pics) that I used to play with my girlfriend (now wife) in the early-mid nighties, after lessons... bliss =)

Btw, the first time I saw a Space Wars cab was in the excellent movie, Soylent Green. Anyone remembers it? One of the rich residents had a cab in his living room - it had so much wow factor and it looked so futuristic! I think it's the most beautiful cab ever built...
Title: Re: Game On 2.0 expo, Athens, Greece
Post by: MacDeath on 19:37, 11 January 11
 
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yeah, seventies' chicks were far better!
they also used to have a lot of fur according to retro-por.... errr...

documentaries on the exciting life in the 70's... :-[
Title: Re: Game On 2.0 expo, Athens, Greece
Post by: Gryzor on 19:53, 11 January 11
Yes they did. But I think you gt accustomed to what you get ;D
Title: Re: Game On 2.0 expo, Athens, Greece
Post by: Amstari on 13:31, 12 January 11
I wish there were more retro gaming expos within reasonable distance from where I live...

Hi Erin, I'm in Adelaide too. This year Avcon (Adelaide Anime & Video Game Convention) is having a retro theme. Maybe they might be interested in having some CPCs on display.
Title: Re: Game On 2.0 expo, Athens, Greece
Post by: ervin on 14:44, 12 January 11
Fantastic! Thanks for the heads up.
I've missed it every year so far, much to my annoyance.
But with a retro theme, I'll absolutely have to go to it this year!
Title: Re: Game On 2.0 expo, Athens, Greece
Post by: Bryce on 15:03, 12 January 11
@Gryzor, ok now we know which one you are, the next question: Were you the only two people at the entire exhibition? Or did you just turn up a 6:30 in the morning before anyone else got there?

Bryce.
Title: Re: Game On 2.0 expo, Athens, Greece
Post by: MacDeath on 17:50, 12 January 11
Well, you know, Hellenicos spartans are burning cops in the street and getting ambassy bombed, they can'"t be everywhere.
 :laugh:


Sorry for the troll.
Title: Re: Game On 2.0 expo, Athens, Greece
Post by: Gryzor on 19:24, 12 January 11
Heh... we went there on Jan. the 2nd, so naturally not too many people... and I was careful to take 'clean' shots. I really liked the girls around our age who obviously were playing these arcades back in the day and relived them now again, not without some shyness... =)
Title: Re: Game On 2.0 expo, Athens, Greece
Post by: MacDeath on 13:15, 13 January 11
A girl played Arcade.... :-[
This joystick, those buttons... arg...geez...in...my...pants... ;D :laugh:


Were there some Amstrad CPC at the expo ?

If not, you could have make a donation perhaps...

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Game On computing expo
Is it an international exhibition ?
Got some links ?
Title: Re: Game On 2.0 expo, Athens, Greece
Post by: Gryzor on 15:48, 13 January 11
I think it is an international, moving expo. No Amstrads (boooooh!) but we had made a local expo ourselves a couple of years back and I had filled my car with old computers to show off ... :)
Title: Re: Game On 2.0 expo, Athens, Greece
Post by: fano on 11:07, 15 January 11
Nice pictures ! thanks m8
Title: Re: Game On 2.0 expo, Athens, Greece
Post by: Gryzor on 14:00, 15 January 11
My pleasure :)