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Pictures And Video From Coleco Expo !!!!!

Coleco the 80s competitor to Atari, for Americ’a video game love is BACK and in a big way. Coleco held its first Coleo Expo in Edison New Jersey this past weekend. Coleco Expo was fun for all ages, as it had lots of retrogames, toys , cosplay , virtual reality and more!!!… Coleco did a good job at putting this convention together, as it brought many great memories of Colecovision and other great games from the 80’s and 90’s back to life. We are looking forward to going back to Coleco Expo  in 2018. Here are some pictures and videos from the event. 

 

 

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Superfanworld At The Coleco Retro Gaming & Collectable Toy Expo!!!!

 

Do you remember Coleco? The Originator of the ColecoVision and Cabbage Patch Doll. Well we are back! The Coleco Expo will be held on Saturday, August 5th and Sunday, August 6th at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison NJ. The event will feature nearly 100 vendors selling vintage and classic games, comics and collectibles. In addition, there will be a variety of artists doing commission pieces and featuring their work. We will have guest speakers from the comic and gaming industries discussing their projects with Atari, Nintendo and Coleco. Anticipated panelist include Marvel Comic Artist Joe Del Beato who has done artwork for Sectaurs, Avengers, and G.I. Joe as well as master toy designer Tim Clarke- co-creator of Sectaurs, Boglins Fraggle Rock puppets, and the Muppets. We will be giving away two stand-up arcades to Coleco Expo guests- the Zaxxon and Double Dragon! We encourage all attendants to dress up as their favorite superhero or villain! We have several cosplay guests attending in their best costumes and are even hosting a cosplay contest on Saturday, August 5th at 6:15 pm with $1,000 in cash prizes- all are welcomed to participate! Superfanworld.com will be there and will have EXCLUSIVE pics and videos right here on Superfanworld.com!!!!

Get your tickets at : ColecoExpo

Great COLECO Merch : 

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Rick And Morty And Mcdonalds!!!!!

Rick and Morty returned last night for its third season and one thing was made abundantly clear: the Szechuan sauce joke wasn’t going to die off anytime soon.

[Warning: The following contains spoilers for the first two episodes of Rick and Morty’s third season.]

In the first episode of Rick and Morty’s third season, Rick is being subjected to an infiltration of his mind from the Galactic Federation. The officers involved in the attack, including a lead investigator voiced by Nathan Fillion, want to know how Rick created his portal gun. While Rick attempts to mislead the investigator, distracting him with fake memories, unrealistic scenarios and, naturally, McDonalds’ Szechuan sauce.

The scene is part of an ongoing joke that Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland has been referencing since April Fool’s Day earlier this year. When Roiland and fellow co-creator Dan Harmon released the first episode early as a treat for fans, people became infatuated with the joke. The joke became so widely acknowledged on Twitter that even Mike Haracz, a chef at McDonald’s, confessed he would look into seeing what the company could do.

Leading up to the official premiere of the third season last night, McDonald’s began teasing its own announcement. The caption, “SOS 073017 2130EST TWTR 3x.5GAL” seemed to suggest that McDonald’s would be doing a giveaway of the sauce in question on its Twitter account at 9:30 p.m. ET

 

 

McDonald’s tease came just one day after Justin Roiland tweeted out his own credulous realization that the company had sent him some Szechuan sauce to celebrate the premiere of Rick and Morty. According to a letter from Haracz, Roiland was the first person to receive the Szechuan sauce, but the company confirmed it would be giving the sauce away to a few other special fans the night of the premiere. 

In the episode, Rick explains to the investigator, McDonalds’ Szechuan sauce was a limited edition treat the fast food provider released as part of a tie in with Disney’s 1998 movie, Mulan. The only place they’ll be able to revisit it, Rick tells the investigator, is in his memory while his brain is slowly melting.

Fast forward to one of the more heartbreaking, albeit fake memories Rick has created for himself in which he’s talking to another infinite version of himself from the future. As Rick watches a fake version of his wife and daughter blow up before his eyes, the result of a bomb dropping through a portal, the investigator comments on the Szechuan sauce he’s scarfing down.

“This sauce is fucking amazing,” the investigator remarks. “You said it was from a movie?”

That’s how the scene ends, but the question remains whether the Szechuan sauce joke will remain an important part of the season. Now that the premiere has come and gone, it’s hard to tell, but anything is possible. For now, we can all rest knowing that Roiland — and a few other lucky Rick and Morty fans — finally got their hands on the sauce they hold so dear to their hearts.

Rick and Morty airs Sundays at 11:30 p.m. ET on Adult Swim.

Here is some cool Rick & Morty Merch : 

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This might be the most heartwarming video game commercial ever


Dragon Quest has never been as popular in North America as it is in Japan. In Japan, the release of a new Dragon Quest game is a massive, world-consuming event. It’s so big that (possibly apocryphal) stories have popped up about the government forcing publisher Square Enix to only release new games in the series on Saturdays, to avoid obsessed gamers skipping out on school and work to stand in line at a store.

While the veracity of that urban legend is debatable, the spirit of it — and recognition of the impact Dragon Quest has had on so many lives — is captured perfectly in the video above. This is a Japanese commercial for the upcoming release of Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Elusive Age. It was released a few months ago, but we saw it floating around on Twitter yesterday, as the game nears release in Japan.

Don’t worry if you’re not a Dragon Quest fan; you’re still likely to get this commercial if you’ve been playing games your whole life. After a cute montage of opening screens from all the past Dragon Quest games, we see the faces of different people scrunched up, staring at the screen, playing — people across a variety of ages, genders and appearances.

We see a student daydreaming about the game at school, doodling a slime in his notebook. We see an office worker absentmindedly watching a trailer for it on his computer. We see a convenience store employee nearly falling asleep, presumably because he was up all night grinding out another few levels.

And most importantly, we see them playing. Covered up under a blanket. Ignoring dinner. Even crying at a powerful plot twist.

In one of the commercial’s best moments, a young man is leaning forward playing what appears to be Dragon Quest 8 on PlayStation 2. A woman sitting next to him is looking to plug in a hair curler and accidentally unplugs … the television? Or is it the PlayStation itself? Has he lost his progress? No! This is a heartbreaking scenario we’ve probably all been through at one moment or another.

Whether you care about Dragon Quest or not, there’s something wonderful and moving about seeing these shared experiences. The investment on display here transcends any specific game, just like it transcends the country of Japan. Virtually everyone who plays video games has felt this stuff before, has found themselves so totally transported to another place that they’re thinking about it all through class or work the next day.

There’s something magical about that.

Dragon Quest 11 launches today, July 29, for the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation 4 in Japan. A Switch version of the game is also planned, and Square Enix announced today that Dragon Quest 11 will make its way to North America and other Western regions in 2018.

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Ataribox play Modern games


Ataribox, the first home console Atari has developed in over 20 years. Right now there is a lot about the Ataribox that we don’t know. We don’t know exactly what’s inside, or how powerful the console will be, but Atari did state that it would have modern hardware and play current games.

It will also play classic Atari games, of course, which means that we could be looking at an evolution of the NES Classic idea. This could end up being a home console packed with retro goodies, and an operating system that allows you to purchase or play more modern Atari games. We would be perfectly fine with that, and there are a ton of games we’d love to see on the Ataribox at launch.


Assuming that Atari plans on loading this thing up with retro and current games to entice retro gamers at launch, we figured we’d mention the all-time classics that have to show up on the console out of the gate. These are the games that have the power to give the Ataribox that NES Classic level of hype and appeal; let’s just hope they make enough to go around!

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Atari launches a hat that’s also a speaker – it’s Speakerhat

Atari, famous for the 2600 console, has made a Bluetooth-connected hat with integrated speakers. The company thinks this is the future of wearables…

There are some interesting ways to get wearable speakers (anyone remember the cat ear headphones?) but Atari, the video game company, knows where the future really lies.

It’s a hat. A hat with speakers in. Called, naturally, Speakerhat.

The hat has “high-fidelity stereo speakers and microphone that can connect instantly to any Bluetooth-enabled device.” So rather than listen to headphones as you go about your day-to-day activities, you can have music blasted into your face.

Or multiple people’s faces – Atari’s “Social Synchronous Broadcast technology” lets multiple Speakerhat users simultaneously listen to the same song. But you can’t buy a Speakerhat to find out – right now, you can only sign up for a chance to be a beta tester. 10 will be chosen.

The reason for this new innovation? It’s part of a limited edition tie-in to Blade Runner 2049. The Speakerhat is a a joint project between Atari, Audioware and collectibles manufacturer NECA.
More after the break

The practicality of the hat, however, raises a number of questions: if you take a call on your phone while it’s playing to the hat, won’t your phone call be heard by everyone? Why are the speakers in front of your face when your ears are on the side? And is this really what 2049 will look like?



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