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evilslefo
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Contact Person: Dan Iacovelli

Organization: Video Game Summit

Telephone Number: (708)-688-4561

Email Address: VideoGameSummit@yahoo.com

Web site Address: http://avc.atari-users.net/VGS.html

Video Game Trade Show Announced

Chicago, Illinois – (June 10, 2010) – Remember how much fun you used to have playing Atari, Nintendo and all kinds of games on your computer? Well, you will have the rare opportunity to play these great games again at the Video Game Summit, Chicago’s premier video game trade show. In fact, several dealers in retro games will be on hand offering games, controllers, systems and memorabilia and will be prepared to buy or trade for the games you have held onto since you were a kid. Who knows, you might just have an Atari cartridge worth $1000 or more collecting dust in your attic.

“Retrogaming,” the playing and collecting of classic video games, is more popular than ever, especially due to next generation systems having “classic” game collections such as Intellivision Lives or a download service such as Nintendo Wii’s Shop Channel where you can buy classic games for systems such has Nintendo Entertainment System and Commodore 64. In fact, a dedicated group of programmers still issues new games for retro game systems, such as the Atari 2600, last seen in retail stores over 30 years ago.

The Video Game Summit, now in its seventh year, brings together classic and modern generation gamers from all over the country to swap stories, games, compete in the Atari Jaguar Festival Challenge, the Atari 2600 Challenge and new this year the NEC Turbo Festival challenge Tournaments.

The Atari Jaguar Festival Challenge games will be: Tempest 2000 and Gorf Classic return for another year. And a new addition is Mad Bodies.

The Atari 2600 Challenge games will be: Wizard of Wor, Warlords, Asteroids, the return of our Laserman challenge which uses 2 games: Laserman 2k3 a graphical hack of Activision’s Keystone Kapers and the now complete version of Laserman’88 based on Dan Iacovelli’s game he did on the Ti-99/4a and now programmed by scratch using the batari Basic complier language (http://bataribasic.com). Plus new this year is a bi-annual event that celebrates the homebrew games made with the batari Basic complier.

Our newest challenge is the NEC Turbo-fest which features three games for the TurboGraphx system: Bomberman ’94, Battle Lode runner and R-Type.

All this plus others gaming systems can be seen in our Gaming area which includes the following systems: Wii, Playstation, DreamCast, NES, N64, Lynx, and Xbox.

Also a new addition to the show is Star Worlds Arcade’s Celebrate the Arcades Featuring Wizard of Wor and Centipede arcades with their own tournaments

Also our very own Special Event Organizer (formerly Tournament Organizer), Paul “ZimmZamm” Zimmerman and Andrew Breyer “the 1981 international 2600 Asteroids Champion” will attempt to do the world records on the following 7800 games: Asteroids, Asteroids Deluxe and Space Duel.

The 2010 Video Game Summit will be the only place to see these attempts as well as Andy’s

first public appearance since his championship.

Also the first 50 attendees will get an Entertainment Consumer Assc. membership card and bag.

VGS is open to the public and people of all ages with an interest in video gaming are encouraged to attend. According to the event’s promoter, Dan Iacovelli, “this promises to be best the show yet with all the systems we will be showing” Best of all, admission to The 2010 Video Game Summit is only 3.00 per person (kids 12 and under with adult is free), 2 by 5 feet tables are only 12.00 each

The Video Game Summit is being held on July 17th, 2010 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. at The Heron Point Convention Center, 665 West North Avenue, Lombard ,IL(adjacent from the Fairfield Inn and Suites hotel). For information on the show visit us at: http://avc.atari-users.net/VGS.html

The Video Game Summit is sponsored by the following:

Good Deal Games: Homebrew Heaven (http://gooddealgames.com)

EGSA SoftWorks (http://EGSA.com), Star Worlds Arcade

(http://www.starworldsarcade.com) and AVC Online.

And is supported by Entertainment Consumer Assc. (http://theeca.com),

Tilt-the battle to save pinball (http://www.titlt-movie.com),

Atari Age (http://atariage.com), and Video Game Price Charts (http://VideoGamePriceCharts.com )

Dan Iacovelli is available to answer any questions at (708)-688-4561 or VideoGameSummit@yahoo.com.

Dan Iacovelli is the chairperson of Atari Video Club and has published a retrogaming fanzine “Atari Zone” since 1993(for more information on AVC visit: http://avc.atari-users.net )

For information: http://avc.atari-users.net/VGS.html or Contact: VideoGameSummit@yahoo.com or Phone: (708) 688-4561

For updates on the show visit the Video Game Summit myspace page

http://myspace.com/videogamesummit or join the VGS yahoo group

at VideoGameSummit-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

 


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July 3, 2010 at 1:31 AM Flag Quote & Reply

evilslefo
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I think one of our members is mentioned here....

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July 3, 2010 at 1:32 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Alex
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I don't see it...

July 3, 2010 at 2:22 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Dan Iacovelli
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evilso,

where did you get that Press Release? that the one I send out to media.

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Dan Iacovelli
 AVC Online:

VGS Website

July 12, 2010 at 11:06 AM Flag Quote & Reply

evilslefo
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Dan Iacovelli at July 12, 2010 at 11:06 AM

evilso,

where did you get that Press Release? that the one I send out to media.

A fellow member of the media! Hello!


I just googled Video Game Summit and clicked on News on google. That came up. 


I'm assuming you are in PR, with who? Just curious.....


Evil

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July 12, 2010 at 2:56 PM Flag Quote & Reply

chany60126
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Hey Evil, I am curious, what type of journalist are you? I just thought it would be kinda cool if you could do a story on the VGS so that it can gain more exposure.

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July 12, 2010 at 4:52 PM Flag Quote & Reply

evilslefo
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As of three months ago, I am currently an editor with AOL, or America Online. 


I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to cover the VGS, or at least send a reporter to cover it. However, it is outside of my coverage area as well as AOLs. So no dice. 


I have been thinking about pitching a story on video game collecting...I did a piece on men collecting shoes (nike skateboarding specifically) before it became a trend. While most of us know about collecting video games and their value, the mainstream media doesn't. IDK, call it a work in progress =)




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July 12, 2010 at 5:32 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Dan Iacovelli
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I'm not in Public Releations if that is what your thinking.

I'm the Promoter of the VGS.

I do my own Pr's for the show

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Dan Iacovelli
 AVC Online:

VGS Website

July 12, 2010 at 7:34 PM Flag Quote & Reply

chany60126
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evilslefo at July 12, 2010 at 5:32 PM

As of three months ago, I am currently an editor with AOL, or America Online. 


I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to cover the VGS, or at least send a reporter to cover it. However, it is outside of my coverage area as well as AOLs. So no dice. 


I have been thinking about pitching a story on video game collecting...I did a piece on men collecting shoes (nike skateboarding specifically) before it became a trend. While most of us know about collecting video games and their value, the mainstream media doesn't. IDK, call it a work in progress =)




I think a story on video game collecting would be a great article IMHO. It is kind of a niche sort of thing, but it is growing. I mean you could mention the crazy prices that games such as the US release of Stadium Events (NES) and Air Raid (2600) go for. Video games are definitely mainstream right now, no question about it, especially with 360 and PS3 being all the rage (sigh). I think many readers would appreciate reading about games in the past that were a big influence in the gaming industry. Many of us still have nostalgic feelings for our beloved games which drives us to seek out the games that we all enjoyed or missed out as kids.

 

Video game collecting is a lot better than collecting other stuff such as stamps or baseball cards. I just don't see much fun in obtaining a valuable Hank Aaron card, encasing it in a plastic case, and keeping far away from direct sunlight and also yourself (LOL). But that's just my opinion. I am more of a hands on guy, and I just love playing the games that I collect. It is like a fine wine that never runs out.

 

Let us know if and when you do that story. I would love to contribute in anyway possible. Anything to keep the spirit of retro gaming alive. :)

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July 12, 2010 at 11:27 PM Flag Quote & Reply

chany60126
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Check out the article that the Daily Herald did on the Video Game Summit.

 

http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=394103&src=68

 

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July 16, 2010 at 9:11 AM Flag Quote & Reply

AslBozz
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Awesome! Tomorrow will be an epic day for me!!!

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