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March 10, 2006

An Activision Patch For The Finals

Lee made up this great looking Activision-style patch, a fitting tribute to this year's Championship finals!

March 02, 2006

The Road To The Championship

How did we get to the finals, what games were played and what were the big upsets? Read on for more information on how the championship unfolded...
Btw: we also spotted a serious case of Pac-Man fever :)


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February 28, 2006

The 2006 Atari 2600 Champion

Congratulations to Chris who in a dramatic finale pulled off the upset and eeked out an 11th round win in Activision Boxing. His handshake afterwards was very weak and I am certain that his thumbs will have to be looked at by a Doctor!




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February 27, 2006

Thank You!

Thank you for joining us at NWCGE 2K6 and the Atari Championships this past weekend!

A special Thank You to Joe Decuir for a great keynote and some unique insights into the relations between the Atari 2600 and the Xbox 360! Thanks to David Galloway and Bob Montgomery, homebrew programmers and true Atarians for some phenomenal demos and keynote. Thanks to Jim Valley for a great KIRO 710 interview with Joe Decuir, for getting our link on there and for the touching finish to a crowning Championship Finale.

Thanks to all of our Sponsors and Vendors! Thanks for keeping the spirit of classic gaming alive!

Also a big Thank You to Rick our main organizer, Lee, Rob, Nate, Alison, Tina, John in no particular order... ah well, there are just too darn many to list you all! Comment here if you must have your name on here! :)

We promise to be back bigger and better next year but no need to wait that long - check us out at the SAKURA CON in March!

February 24, 2006

What, When, Where, How Much?


NorthWest Classic Games Enthusiasts Expo 2006
FEBRUARY 25-26, 2006

What?
Come see the beginnings of the video game industry and how it has evolved from the early days of Pong and Atari to today's present system offerings from Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft. Play, compete for prizes, and meet gaming fanatics just like YOU. In addition, you'll be able to buy, sell, and trade videogames of all different systems.
In the Annual Atari 2600 Championships you can compete for the grand prize by playing your way through multiple rounds (qualification, elimination, finals). If you can hold an Atari joystick you can win!

When?
NorthWest Classic Games Enthusiasts Expo 2006
Saturday 2/25 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 2/26 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Annual NorthWest Atari 2600 Championship
Sunday 2/26 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Where?
Holiday Inn
Seattle Sea-Tac Intl Airport
17338 International Blvd.
Seattle, WA 98188


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How Much?
One Day: $10 (no Atari 2600 Championship)
Two Days: $15 (no Atari 2600 Championship)

Atari 2600 Championship: $15 (includes Sunday admission)

Special Guests?
Joe Decuir - one of the original designers, engineers and game programmers of the Atari 2600 console - will hold a keynote on Sunday 2/26 @ noon. Joe has also worked on computer modems, the Amiga computer and much more!
David Galloway - programmer of the new Atari 2600 games 'Football' and 'Amiga Boing 2.0' - will show demos and sell his new games! David and Bob will have a keynote on Saturday 2/25 around noon.
Bob Montgomery - creator of 'Go Fish!' and 'Reindeer Rescue' for the Atari 2600 - has demos, Atari songs and lots of games to show.

February 19, 2006

Show release of Mr. Roboto for Odyssey 2

Packrat Videogames is please to announce the release of a new Odyssey 2 game at this year's NWCGE show: Mr. Roboto!

Anybody that saw this awesome game at CGE last fall agrees that this has to be one of the best if not the best Odyssey 2 game out there!

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Show Exclusive Game ATRIX for Atari 2600

NWCGE is proud to announce a show exclusive game for the Atari 2600: ATRIX. Imagine The Matrix Atari-style! This unique game plays unlike any other Atari game you've seen and has very addictive qualities!

There will also be an ATRIX contest with the winner getting a free copy of ATRIX for the Atari 2600!

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February 14, 2006

Event Location


NorthWest Classic Games Enthusiasts Expo 2006

Multiple people asked for a map of the event location here you go:


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And here is a link Sea-Tac Holiday Inn.

January 30, 2006

Classic Videogame Vendors


NorthWest Classic Games Enthusiasts Expo 2006
FEBRUARY 25-26, 2006

OFFICIAL NWCGE 2K6 VENDORS
Here is the list of classic videogame vendors scheduled to be at the NortWest Classic Gaming Expo Saturday and Sunday!

  • Vintage Fun World - Lots of classic system, a huge selection of Nintendo and others!
  • Pink Godzilla - Rare imports and many classics, specializing in SEGA and Nintendo, local Seattle store.
  • Y-Bot - Tons of classics games and consoles, accessories and great selection on anything retro!
  • ResQsoft - Limited edition rarities for Atari 2600, local enthusiast.
  • PackRat Videogames - Awesome selection of new homebrews and rare games for all classic consoles!
  • Rick Weis - Collector sells some of his rare items, many hard to find and unique classic games.
  • Layne - Sells 'newer' classics such as NeoGeo, Sega, Nintendo etc., always good for unusual stuff! He will also sell many rare items from his private collection!!!
  • CyberRoach - From old Atari stuff to LaserActive, also sells classic videogame DVDs.

So bring your want and trade lists and some money! Also check back since this list will get updated with new vendors! Interested in becoming a vendor? Please Contact Us! Please make sure you remove the "SPAM_IS_EVIL" part from the email address so the email address ends on "webtv.net" - this foils some of the automated spammers.


A single table is $40 (includes 1 admission and a listing in the program)
A booth (3 tables) is $100 (includes 2 admissions and a banner on the vendor & exhibitors webpage and a listing in the program)

January 27, 2006

More Competitions


Packrat Videogames has announced two more competitions for the classic gaming weekend:

  • Indy 500 on the Atari 2600
  • Burgetime on the Intellivision

The high-score winners will win classic gaming prizes from Packrat!

January 24, 2006

Classic Gaming Weekend Competitions


In addition to the Seattle Atari Championships we will have tons of other competitions for all kinds of game systems!
ResQsoft will have high-score competitions in:

  • Tempest 2000 on the Atari Jaguar
  • Mr. Driller on the SEGA Dreamcast
  • ATRIX on the Atari 2600

Rick Weis Classic Games will have high-score competitions in:

  • Super Breakout on the Atari 2600
  • Galaga on the Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Galactic Pinball on the Virtual Boy
  • MineStorm on the Vectrex

www.cyberroach.com will have high-score competitions in:

  • Triad Stone on the Pioneer Laseractive

Packrat Videogames has announced two more high-score competitions:

  • Indy 500 on the Atari 2600
  • Burgetime on the Intellivision

This list will get updated often so check back for more competitions and prizes!

Classic Gaming Weekend & Atari Championship Admission Costs


Here are the admission prices for the NWCGE2K6 Classic Gaming Expo and the Seattle Atari Championship:
Pre-paid Admission and Admission prices for NWCGE 2K6 (deadline for pre-pay is Feb 13th)
Classic Gaming Expo only - NO Atari Championship
ONE DAY = $10.00 (Saturday OR Sunday)
BOTH DAYS = $15.00

Sunday Classic Gaming Expo WITH Atari Championship
Sunday Atari Championships = $15.00 (includes Sunday Admission WITHOUT t-shirt)
Sunday Atari Championships = $20.00 (includes Sunday Admission WITH t-shirt)

Saturday AND Sunday Classic Gaming Expo WITH Atari Championship
Saturday and Sunday Atari Championships = $25.00 (includes t-shirt)

Trust me: you want the t-shirt :) We will have plenty of t-shirts but we may not always have the right size - sorry!

Tickets can be bought at the entrance Saturday and Sunday (cash only) or can be paid in advance:
Please Contact Us! Please make sure you remove the "SPAM_IS_EVIL" part from the email address so the email address ends on "webtv.net" - this foils some of the automated spammers.

January 21, 2006

Seattle Atari Championship Sponsors


NorthWest Classic Games Enthusiasts Expo 2006
FEBRUARY 25-26, 2006

OFFICIAL NWCGE 2K6 SPONSORS
A big THANK YOU goes to our Sponsors! These are the companies and people that keep the spirit of classic gaming alive!

If you're interested in sponsoring any aspect of NWCGE 2K6 and/or the Atari 2600 Championships,
Please Contact Us!
Please make sure you remove the "SPAM_IS_EVIL" part from the email address so the email address ends on "webtv.net" - this foils some of the automated spammers.

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January 10, 2006

Three NWCGE2K6 Flyers To Print Out

Hi, please check out these three flyers courtesy of Lee's artistic talent:
Flyer 1 Atari joystick theme
Flyer 2 Nintendo joypad theme
Flyer 3 Space Invaders theme
Warning: they are fairly large (about 300KB each), so please be patient with the download. Right click each link and do a "Save Target As".

January 09, 2006

NWCGE2K6 Updated Event Schedule

NorthWest Classic Games Enthusiasts Expo 2006
FEBRUARY 25-26, 2006
Northwest Classic Gaming Enthusiasts is pleased to announce their annual show, NWCGE 2K6, will be held Saturday, February 25th and Sunday February 26th, 2006 in Seattle, Washington. Come see the beginnings of the video game industry and how it has evolved from the early days of Pong and Atari to today's present system offerings from Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft. Play, compete for prizes, and meet gaming fanatics just like YOU. In addition, you'll be able to buy, sell, and trade videogames of all different systems. Mark your calendar!

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More Sponsors Signing Up For NWCGE2K6

A big THANK YOU to our new sponsors that signed up for NWCGE2K6 - Seattle Atari Championship!
Electric Quarter, Pink Godzilla, Toby's Y-Bot and Packrat are all heavily involved in the classic gaming community. Check them out on our Sponsors page!
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please contact us!