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Retro fair | first time in Berlin

March 27, 2013

The iconic event, first time in Berlin. The very first Berlin retro fair will take place in the area around the Computerspielemuseum on April 27 and 28 from 11am to 5pm. In contrast to previous fairs in other cities, this one will be in the open air. There is no entrance fee to the fair. Regular fares apply for visiting the museum. Merchants can rent booth space to trade or sell interesting pieces from the history of video games.
 
Retro Fair at Berlin Computer Gaming Museum
April 27 and 28 from 11am to
Karl-Marx-Allee 93a | 10243 Berlin
Merchants can apply here


3D printable Cartridge Cases

February 16, 2013

3D printable Cartridge Cases

How long have we waited for this? Get your hands on a 3D Printer and print out the cartridge case! Posted by Computer Nerd Kev at groups.google.com

"I just put online a project I've been playing with for some time. It's a Vectrex cartridge printable using one of those new fangled 3D printer things everyone's talking about. The details are mostly on that page. With a bit of luck this might help a small few of the people suffering from the lack of new cartridge cases being made.

I'm contemplating selling small quantities as well, so feel free to show your interest. Postage will be from Australia, I'll have to think about the pricing, might post back."

Here's the link to the 3D case:
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:49302

Original posting here at groups.google.com


1980s GCE | CHASE-N-COUNTER CALCULATOR

January 22, 2013

1980s GCE | CHASE-N-COUNTER CALCULATOR
Ending: Make an offer!
Item location: United States
Ships to: United States

Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing: 80s GCE electronic LCD game CHASE-N-COUNTER. Comes with original leather porch + manual. Game is gently used, in very good to excellent cosmetic condition. Very minor play wear or scratch only. Super clean looking!
 It comes with original battery cover. Battery compartment is clean. This is a hand held electronic game.


Q*bert and the Play Your Vectrex Day...

November 4, 2012

Have a look to our Arcade friend Q*bert´s blog to see how he celebrated the "International Play Your Vectrex Day" at http://q-bert.pongmuseum.com

 

 


Vectrexwraps Project is back!

September 6, 2012

Hi There !

The vectrexwraps project is come back! are been many years from the first edition but after many many  of your emails...  i'm here restarting  this project, stopped in 2007 and i hope you like and enjoy with it.. :)

If you are interested, please visit the website www.vectrexwraps.com, there is the first preview of the SCRAMBLE-WRAPS. From today till end of september i start to collect the requests for the following versions : SCRAMBLE-Wraps, Y.A.S.I.-Wraps and PROTECTOR-Wraps. At the end of the month the pre-order list will be interrupted and in around 10 days all the vectrexwraps will be ready for the shipment; at that time i'll send you an email for each order with the ammount to follow with Paypal... so please send me your pre-order now with your shipping address. The unit costs is 30,00 USD for each unit +shipping (that depends from the delivery address and weight).

Kind regards, Michele


Fury Unlimited | Update July 2012 | Vectrosis

July 26, 2012

NEWLY MANUFACTURED FOR YOUR VECTREX!
 
INCLUDES THE PACK-IN GAME HELLHOLE!
FULL 90-DAY WARRANTY FROM SHIPMENT DATE
LIFETIME LOW-PRICED REPAIRS IF NEEDED
AWESOME CARRYING CASE!
MORE GAMES ON THE WAY!
 
CGE RELEASE DATE: AUGUST 11th

Vectrosis Spinner + Hellhole Set:  $75
Shipping: $6 Domestic (USA), $12 International
PRE-ORDER WITH PAYPAL at www.furyunlimited.com


Fury Unlimited | Update July 2012 | Hellhole

July 26, 2012

HELLHOLE by FuryUnlimited
 
Sector-X IV becomes a reality! Hellhole will be released on August 11th at the Classic Gaming Expo in Las Vegas. Internet pre-orders will begin shipping on August 13th. Many of you will remember that Hellhole was announced years ago on my website, and subsequently canceled due to innovation fatigue ;)  ...until now!

You will not be able to plug in an Atari Driving Controller to play Hellhole. It won't work because the Vectrosis Spinner and button controls are together in one controller and plugged into one controller port. I am not adding in functionality for the above described abomination. You can play Hellhole with a standard controller as an alternative.

PRE-ORDERING HELLHOLE/VECTROSIS
Vectrosis Spinner + Hellhole Set:  $75
Shipping: $6 Domestic (USA), $12 International

Hellhole only:  $30
Shipping: $3 Domestic (USA), $6 International


George, FuryUnlimited


Vectrex Timeline - What happened 30 years ago... ?

June 6, 2012

 

June 6, 1982

 

The Vectrex is displayed first time to the public at the Summer Consumer Electronics Show in Chicago, USA. The first CES was held in June 1967 in New York City. It was a spinoff from the Chicago Music Show, which until then had served as the main event for exhibiting consumer electronics. The event had 17,500 attendees and over 100 exhibitors; the kickoff speaker was Motorola chairman Bob Galvin. From 1978 to 1994, CES was held twice each year: once in January in Las Vegas known as Winter Consumer Electronics Show (WCES) and once in June in Chicago, known as Summer Consumer Electronics Show.
 

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Vectrex Timeline - What happened 30 years ago... ?

May 6, 2012

 

May of 1982:

 

Work is immediately started on other games such as the Vectrex original Cosmic Chasm. Conceptually designed by Jeff Corsiglia, and programmed by Bill Hawkins, this turned out to be the only game converted in to a coinop by the Cinematronics agreement. According to Bill, it only took him six weeks to do Cosmic Chasm (unlike the three months and 12 boxes of disks to do Rip Off) because while the rest of the programmers were out of town one weekend he stole two more drives from another programmer's setup.


Somewhere along the line, it was decided that color overlays would be used. Overlays, which originated in coinops, served a multitude of purposes. In the early through late 70's, coinops were in black and white. If you wanted color, you would literally affix colored cellophane strips to the monitor screen, such as was done in Atari's Breakout or Taito's Space Invaders. Likewise, if the playfield was to be to complicated to draw (be it in detail, or a color problem) because of the graphics limitations of the time, overlays could be used to render permanent backgrounds or give ambiance. Such as in the asteroid backround in Atari's Asteroid Deluxe, or the stairwell in Cinematronic's Warrior. Other overlays would be on the protective plastic screen itself instead of the monitor, and add anything from exciting borders to game instructions.

 

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Vectrex at Digibarn Computer Museum

May 5, 2012

The DigiBarn Museum has a Vectrex page, including words on the artifact from its contributor, Ed Satterthwaite, who worked at Xerox PARC in the 70s and 80s.


http://www.digibarn.com/collections/games/vectrex/index.html

 

Comment from DigiBarn curator Bruce Damer: aren't these ultra retro cool, we think of the Vectrex as "the Blade Runner" machine!


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