Come see us again at Midwest Gaming Classic!
Come for the panel, stick around for the impossible deathmatch.
In case you missed the announcement in yesterday's podcast (gasp!), Bob and I will be making our way once again to Milwaukee for Midwest Gaming Classic this month to present our now-annual live presentation. MGC has moved this year from a dreary hotel to the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee. The show runs not this week but next — April 13-15 — and we'll be there.
Bob and I will be speaking live at 1 p.m. on Saturday with a presentation called "Atari Got a Raw Deal." Joining us to make a case that Atari was done dirty by the games industry will be Atari historian and Atari Archives retrospective video series producer Kevin Bunch, and Marty Goldberg, the co-author of Atari: Business is Fun.
We'll also be having a social meet-up Saturday night with our friends from Watch out for Fireballs! Tentatively, we have that set for 8 p.m. Saturday at the Miller Time Pub in the Hilton next to the convention center. Firm details to follow!
And finally, if we can make it happen, we're going to attempt to set what may be a world record by hosting a 16-player Faceball 2000 match on Game Boy. The box says it can link up to 16 people, but can it really? There are all sorts of rumors and innuendos online about people who supposedly tried to pull it off. There's also a lt of skepticism that the Game Boy can actually cope with that many link connections. Well, we're going to find out and document the effort for posterity on video. I'll bring the cartridges and 4-player Link Adapters, you bring a Game Boy system and a Link Cable. Even a Game Boy Advance SP is fine as long as you have a Link Cable with the proper connections — just make sure the cable has an O.G. Game Boy connector on one end! Time and location for this insanity is T.B.D., but we'll post specifics soon.
All of this will be going down April 13-15 at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. Keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook feeds for more details. Hope to see you there!
Atari 7800 photo in header by Evan Amos.