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
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
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
SC3 Fall 2015 Backyard Extravaganza
Saturday the Southern California Classic Collectors (SC3) group descended on Steve H’s home and it was one of the best to date. It was a private event for members of the group and was so well attended that they had to cap the number of people before the event.... Read more
Pinball & Video Game Artwork Part 2
One of the things that makes both pinball and video game machines fascinating beyond the game play of the machine is the artwork. It is one of the most important parts of the machine because its sole job is to visually entice someone to spend money on playing the... Read more
Pinball & Video Game Artwork Part 1
When I was at the Twin Galaxies/Arcade Expo facility In Banning California a few weeks back I was taking pictures with my Nikon D3300 and was playing around with the 50mm f/1.8g and started to take pictures of some of the pinball back glass and thought it would be... Read more
Man VS. Snake: Film Review
At the Twin Galaxies Festival over the weekend one of the best things at the show (besides playing classic video games and pinball of course) was getting to see the first public screening of Man VS. Snake: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibble. Here is the trailer for... Read more