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Extra Credit: Jam at Play Blackpool

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Jam journeyed out to Castle Blackpool last weekend to spend a fun three days taking in retro gaming at Castle Blackpool.  This seems like something we all could definitely get into, but in lieu of attending the event, settle in for this thankful look back with Jam himself at his weekend with Play Blackpool.


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Written by jamalais

May 7, 2015 at 11:00 am

Midwest Gaming Classic 2015 Recap

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MGC-BannerLogoLgThis weekend, thousands gathered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to celebrate the Midwest Gaming Classic (MGC), the Midwest’s largest retro gaming show and I was lucky enough to attend.  While the convention proper didn’t officially start until Saturday, Friday night was chock full of great activities and great people already eager to get a sneak peek at what MGC 2015 had to offer.  I hadn’t been to MGC within the last few years due to my daughter being born and me moving out of the local area, and in that short time it has grown from a Convention that took over chunks of the Sheraton to completely taking over the hotel itself.  There are perks to that, of which this article will discuss, and if you wanted to spend 48-72 surrounding yourself with games, gamers, and optional sleep, that was completely possible.  It was a blast, complete with Gaming History 101 having its own panel, and whether we are invited back or not, GH101 will be at MGC 2016.  Here’s an overview of just what the show had to offer and what you can expect where you to attend next year.

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Written by Fred Rojas

April 13, 2015 at 12:53 pm