Thursday, May 23, 2024

H3:A Gamers Weekend in Sacramento /H3

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As the year comes to an end, Sac Gamers Expo 2023 gave the gamers around Northern California one last chance to congregate. This was an opportunity to either cosplay, find a retro game, learn from industry legends, or just hang out with friends or other like-minded enthusiasts. Sac Gamers Expo 2023 brought together gamers, industry legends, and respected commentators for an exciting weekend. Also present were local indie game developers and retro game merchants. This was the perfect event for anyone who enjoys video games.
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H3:Dealers and Artists/H3
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The Exhibitors Hall showcased numerous merchants, publishers, and artists hailing from the West Coast. It predominantly served as a treasure trove of classic games spanning various eras. Gamers could find titles and accessories for iconic consoles such as the Super Nintendo, the Xbox 360, or the PlayStation 2. In addition, there were tabletop games plus accessories along with plushies, works of art, and manga available for purchase. Overall, there was so much to see and a budget to watch.
A href=”https://digitaleclipse.com/”Digital Eclipse/A were present to share their classics and cool merchandise with the guests. Game Tower, Terran Empire Publishing, Rush ‘N Games, Cal Vintage Retro, and 1-Up Retro Video Games were some of the other merchants present at the event. One interesting exhibit was the Art of Nintendo Power, organized by The Interactive Art Collection, which showcased the sketches, drafts, and final work used to create the covers of each issue of Nintendo Power. There were also insightful panels featuring special guests and industry legends, as well as a reunion panel for Sonic the Hedgehog. While not a major aspect of the event, there were several cosplayers present during the weekend.
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My Loot
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No story about the Sac Gamers Expo is complete without mentioning the games I walked away with. I walked in with $150 in cash and no shopping agenda. I was on the hunt for any games that interested me or anything that would get my attention. Here is a list of everything I bought and the price tag:
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Medal of Honor: European Assault (PS2) for $10
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.Hack//Outbreak Part 3 (PS2) for $40
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Attack on Titan Omnibus 1 for $10
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A bunch of stickers for $7
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Overall, I walked away with some great classics while having some change left over. Did you get a chance to check out Sac Gamers Expo 2023? If so then share your story in the comment section below.
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Disclaimer: Sac Gamers Expo provided me with a pass for the weekend. 8Bit/Digi is an independent media outlet that provides insight into the gamer community of the San Francisco Bay Area.
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