Parity-Check Like It’s 1989, at the Classic Console and Arcade Gaming in North Olmsted

Sat 7/22 @ noon-8PM

Summer in North Olmsted not only brings vintage and classic car cruise-ins and automobile swap meets, but also the CCAG Show, Classic Console and Arcade Gaming Show. Imagine a dealer market and collectors’ club display devoted to “retro-computing” and vintage videogaming.

For those of you longing for the lost Radio Shacks and low-resolution graphics of our nostalgic youths, the CCAG Show has names like Sega Genesis and Sega Saturn. Panasonic 3DO. Commodore 64, 128 and Amiga computers and game cartridges. Apple IIs. Colecovision and Intellivision. Nintendo NES, Super NES and Gameboy. NEC Turbo Grafix. The Sega Master System and the offbeat Vectrex, both of which came out with 3-D hardware and software.

Not to mention Pong and Odyssey. And even good old pinball machines, to admire and try out. New this year: a cosplay contest and an art exhibit devoted to that legendary name among old-school gaming, Atari.

Admission is $10. Kids 12 and under — the ones who really need to learn that you could have lots of fun with 8 bits or less — get in free.


[Written by Charles Cassady Jr.]


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