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    Default Videogame Collecting Article online

    I've been out-of-town and offline since Saturday so I don't know if DP or anyone else posted this. If they did, sorry about the repost.

    http://www.jrn.columbia.edu/studentw...-02-16/440.asp
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    Great article. Where in Manhatten is this Cybergames store?
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    Nice Article!

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    Cybergames is on the upper west side on Broadway between 102nd and 103rd I think (somewhere in the low 100's)...right across the GWB!

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    How did I miss this?

    Here's a little extra info for you.

    Tristan Schweiger, the guy that penned that article, spent a few hours at my house one Sunday afternoon. He took the bus into Pompton Lakes, the mecca of video gaming

    He's a young guy, early 20's, who grew up on Nintendo (NES). He had never played an Atari system before. I had my 2600 and ColecoVision hooked up, as well as the MAME-dedicated setup. He was very interested in the 2600. Since he hadn't played these games before, I thought it was important that he see the ones that MOST people played, at least "back in the day". The first two that came to mind were Pac-Man and Space Invaders.

    Let me ask the gang here. When was the last time you met someone in a social situation who didn't know how to play Pac-man? This young whippersnapper was good at the game but after clearing about half of the maze asked me "what is the goal here?". That took me a bit by surprise. I mean, they DID have Pac-man on the NES after all.

    A bigger shocker. He had never played Space Invaders, either. ANY version of Space Invaders.

    It took some time until I found out what made this guy tick as a GAMER. I fired up my Nintendo Punch-Out!! arcade cabinet. Tristan was pretty familiar with this one. It's rare to see someone who doesn't know what he's doing knock out Bald Bull by hitting him as he charges. Tristan's a Nintendo guy. No question about it.

    I did see the article last week but forgot to mention it here. I was really pleased to see that the article included my old pals Leonard Herman and Andy Slaven and CGE regular RJ Bivins. Good company, that. And further satisfied to see that the article did a good job articulating who we are.

    Coming from a person who had never played Space Invaders before, that was a stellar achievement.

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    Nice Article!

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    Awesome article... the link wouldnt work the first few times, must have been my browser.


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    I liked the article, and I'm proud to be one of the "Few children, however, are involved in the hobby."
    I collect for anysystem, be it the 80's, 90's, or the games of today, I respect them all the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digitalpress
    Let me ask the gang here. When was the last time you met someone in a social situation who didn't know how to play Pac-man?
    This came up recently and was mentioned at the time by Kris. My brother's girlfriend, when we fired up Pacman Vs for the first time. At least she'd HEARD of the yellow blob. And she wasn't too bad in the game either.

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    Nice article. Joe is your collection really that big? Man I knew your collection was awsome but over 10,000.
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    I think it's funny that stuff made in the 70s is already an antique. Good article tho
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    Nice article. Thanks for posting.

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    Great Article makes me also feel happy to one of the young ones collecting.
    Sorry Ryan, but your girlfriend is in another school.

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