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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Classictronica #4: The Last Video Game Meeting (2/15/03) 25.23

Classictronica #4: The Last Video Game Meeting (2/15/03) 25.23 (2:47:25 / 153.5 MB)
The Overnightscape Underground – February 2010 – Track 23

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Created by Frank Nora ( in New Jersey, USA
On Saturday, February 15, 2003 (less than a month before the dawn of The Overnightscape)…Frank is at the last video game meeting at the Video Game Connections store in Howell, NJ, the day before it closes its doors for good. Topics: the history of Video Game Connections with owner Mike Etler, Jay Forman shoveling show, bitterness, small claims court, thoughts on video games, Atari went out of business, terrorists, duct tape, Starbucks, Opie & Anthony, thoughts on the last meeting, downloading games, MAME, looking around the store, computers, PocketPC games, Robot Finds Kitten, Atari Cosmos, time travel, driving up Route 9, The Golden Age of Video Games, video game collecting, arcade memories, where is the Italian restaurant?, turning around, Atari VCS Adventure, creativity, The Prodigy, broken gas gauge, entertainment empire, Obliviana, the store closing tomorrow, Iraq War, signing Mike’s cast, Magic Marker, collectibles, upload capping, health insurance, hospital experiences, bathroom experiences, cereal box collecting, old magazine, refridgerator, washtub, thoughts on the store closing, Scotland Yard, the year 2000, MAME, pinball news, Italian restaurant, Iran, nukes, Joe Millionaire, American Idol, music, the end, game over, leaving the store, the end of an era, dirty tissue, driving away, idea of certain stores as little subcultures, thoughts on video games, history of the store and video game collecting, the 1990s, working at the store, Mortal Kombat II, reptile store, memories of the NAVA video game meetings, the people who went to the meetings, 1998 E3 in Atlanta, more rambling thoughts on video games on the drive home, my video game friend, Obliviana, and a futuristic date.
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