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.
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!!!!
With the release of the new Playstation VR, I was thinking back on the beginnings of the video game. I came from the generation of the Atari 2600 where there were tennis games like above, pong, centipede and we thought this was amazing. The feeling then of playing video games was something novel it was a totally new industry. No more going to the local arcades to play games, and at the arcades in the 80’s I pretty much stuck with the pinball machines now you barely hear or see anymore about pinball.
I graduated from the Atari 2600 to the commodore 64 because my parents thought it would help me in school with the different programs for math , which I had some difficulty in . I think I had many one math program for the Commodore and a bunch of video games. My favorite game for the Commodore was the WWE Micro League Wrestling.
Now as you can see by the above video, the game was slow as hell compared to today’s WWE 2k17. But it was a real match that was just made digital and I loved every minute of it. This is all we had, so it was great to us, now I played the same game and was like WTF!!!…But there was a wow factor in these games of Commodore and Atari that is not there in today’s world and today’s video games. We have been made to accustomed to technology where even virtual reality is now like EH its good…..whats next??
I wish we could go back to the time when things had that WOW factor . Maybe we need a new technology to come out like holograms or something to give us that WOW factor back. The Atari and Commodore were the front runners of everything you see today. From Frogger, Tennis, Pong, Micro League Wrestling they were all the granddaddy’s of today’s technology. We need the WOW factor back in technology….What will bring that back????