Written By: Elliott S. Thomas
One of the best reasons to attend this show is to visit the amazing
Video Game History Museum. This travelling exhibit collects hundreds of rare and unique items from the past 40 years of gaming
history. It is truly a sight to behold, something that every gamer should see at least once in their lifetime. The museum
preserves the living history of the video game industry, from it's humble roots in the Pong era to the dawn of modern gaming.
Free to Play Arcade: CGE
will feature its largest ever free to play arcade. That's right, all your favorite classic arcade games will be on display
and they will be set on FREE PLAY for you to enjoy!
Pinball fans take note, the Pinball
Hall of Fame will also have over 40 classic tables and arcade games on display in the hotel lobby. Its a pinball
wizard's dream come true!
Free Play Classic Video Game Consoles:
Dozens of video game consoles and vintage PCs spanning the past 40 years of gaming history will be on display and free for
you to enjoy. You will be able to play some of the best games for each platform. There will also be special gaming competitions
held throughout the 3 day show.
The Atari Alumni Panel will
feature some of the biggest names in Atari history. Industry veterans David Crane, Aaron Hightower, Keithan Hayenga, Bob Polaro,
Don Traeger, Howard Scott Warshaw, Steve Woita and more will be on hand to discuss their work in the gaming industry. The
panel will be MC'd by Marty Goldberg and Curt Vendel, authors of the book Atari: Business is Fun and the upcoming sequel,
Atari: Business is War. This is sure to be one of the most fun and informative events at the show.
Intellivision Alumni, the Blue
Sky Rangers, will reunite for a special panel at the show. Leading the pack will be Keith Robinson, legendary
Intellvision programmer and the current head of Intellivision Productions.
A special Cosplay Contest will
be held at the show and a $250 prize will be awarded to the winner! The contest is being hosted by Anime Revolution and the
Sabakon Expo. Be sure to register early for your chance to win! (Register Here)
Of course no gaming expo would be complete without LIVE
Music. The show will feature special musical guests performing your favorite classic video game themes along
with their own original tunes. The roster of great musical acts includes 8-Bit Weapon, ComputeHer, Evil Weizel, Aidy of The
British IBM and Keith Apicary.
Get ready for action as CGE will host several Gaming
Competitions throughout the course of the three day show. Contests include a Mario Kart 64 tournament, the
Arcade Challenge and a special Kaboom contest.
Friday Night Swap Meet:
On Friday guests can register to sell their own items at the show. The cost for entry at the Friday night swap meet is $20
per hour. Be sure to bring all your classic gaming goodies to sell and trade with your fellow attendees.
On Saturday night CGE will host its annual Charity Auction. This is where you will find some of the absolute best items for
sale at the show. The auction is a highlight of the expo for many serious gaming collectors. This is a once in a lifetime
chance to get your hands on some truly exceptional merchandise. You will also helping some great charities with your purchase.
Exhibitors Galore: Dozens
of great exhibitors will be attending the show this year. The roster includes guest from your favorite pod casts, youtube
celebrities, artists, gaming experts and of course many outstanding dealers with tons of great merchandise. Guests include
the Retro Gaming Round Up, The Intellivisionaries, RETRO Video Game Magazine, Johnny Jimenez, Hyperkin, Innex, Curt Vendel
and Marty Goldberg, Gamester81, Anime Revolution and many, many more. You can check out the full list of exhibitors HERE.
Joust for ColecoVision is
making a world exclusive debut at CGE 2014! For the first time in gaming history the complete game will be offered in cartridge
form. It will come packaged in a custom box and will include a manual. This game is built from a recently discovered prototype.
Homebrew developer Team PixelBoy has worked to complete the project creating a brand new title screen along with full in game
sound. This highly anticipated collectible will be limited to just 200 units! This is the only time this game will be made
available to the public. It will definitely sell out fast so get to the show early to secure your copy.
Good Deal Games
will have a number of games for sale including a signed limited edition run of their new game FAIL BOAT for the Atari 2600 which
will debut at the show. Only 30 signed copies of FAIL BOAT will be made available at the show. Be sure to get your copy early
because they are certain to sell out fast!
will have a number of great titles for sale at the show including Nibbli, Telebunny, and a Pong / Computer Space 2 Pack. They
will also be giving away limited edition copies of Gamester81: The Video Game, featuring the ever popular YouTube celebrity
in his first video game adventure!
Songbird Productions will
be offering a special CGE Limited Edition version of their game Protector: Resurgence for the Atari Jaguar CD. This run will
be limited to just 50 units! Its a must have item for any serious Jaguar enthusiast.
will be offering a small run of our exclusive 2014 Collectible Arcade Tokens.
The tokens will come in special limited edition Classic Gaming Expo packaging, and the best part is they'll be totally FREE!
Supplies will be extremely limited so be sure to show up early to get your hands on our highly coveted collectible tokens.
See you in Las Vegas!