SoCal Retro Gaming Expo 3.0
Recently I went to the Ontario Convention center for the third SoCal Retro Gaming Expo 2017. The previous two events was at Frank & Sons in City of Industry. The previous event was very well received but the location was simply not large enough to house this growing expo. While... Read more
SC3 10th Anniversary Party
For ten years now the Southern California Classic Collectors group (SC3) had their annual get together at founders Steve Hertz backyard and was one of the best ones yet. There was a good turnout for the event but it did seem to be a much more manageable size this... Read more
SC3/Arcade 2084 Fall Fiesta 2016
Over the weekend the Southern California Classic Collectors (SC3) group got together at Arcade 2084 for the first of two big fall 2016 events to finish out the year. The location really serves the selling and trading area very well because of the large parking lot at the location.... Read more
Retro Gaming Review: Floigan Bros. Episode 1
There was so much positive response to last weeks Wacky Races Dreamcast review that I decided to go back into the Dreamcast vault for another oddball title Floigan Bros. Episode 1. Floigan Bros. Episode 1 had the unfortunate fate of being released after Sega had discontinued the system but... Read more
Retro Game Review: Wacky Races Dreamcast
While the SEGA Dreamcast may not be considered super old school this is probably one of the most underrated and sought after systems today. While the system was only on sale for 17 months in the US it has one of the most unique library of games. While heavily... Read more
Coleco Chameleon: Officially DEAD
BREAKING UPDATE 3/8/2016 Coleco Chameleon is officially dead! Coleco partner Chris Cardillo gave Engadget the following statement, which will also appear on Coleco’s Facebook page: “Retro has decided that the work that they have created is not sufficient to demonstrate at this time. Consequently, we can no longer proceed... Read more
SoCal Retro Gaming Expo 2016
The first SoCal Retro Gaming Expo was held at the Frank and Sons Collectible show in the City of Industry over the weekend and it seemed to be quite the hit for its first outing. I was able to attend both Saturday and Sunday and was not only impressed... Read more
Arcade Expo 2.0 Impressions
Over the weekend the Pop Culture Maven crew set out to Banning California for the second annual Arcade Expo. The good news is that a number of the problems from the first show had been addressed and while there are still a few bumps in the road. The good... Read more
Arcade Expo 2016 Preview
This Weekend January 15-17 2016 at Arcade Expo in Banning California is going to be the mecca for those who love pinball and arcade video games. With over 850 pinball and video and mechanical arcade machines to play there is more than enough to keep you busy for the three-day... Read more
2015 Holiday Gift Guide Part 2
Getting that special geek or nerd in your life the perfect gift can be very difficult. In PART 1 I covered some Blu-Ray discs that are good picks for the holidays. In this installment I will give some choices for geek toys that are fun and can be on... Read more