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Posted by error5305

I love how Ryan did a double take to get a good shot of that dude's awesome stance/hair.  
So wish things like this happened near me...

Posted by SuperSambo

Wow, looks really boring...

Posted by buzz_clik

I just love the awesome swimmy coming-and-going sounds montage you get as Ryan walks through.

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Posted by FLStyle

Biking and gaming in one activity? Count me in.

Posted by Ghost_of_Perdition

Reliving my childhood and teen years. *sniffle* Also, anyone know the name of this vertical scrolling shooter?
 

Edited by pwnmachine

lol @ guy with skirt/half shaven head w/ pony tail extremely into that game.

Posted by GozerTC

OMG!  MY Pinball Machine DREAMS COME TRUE!  They had the Indiana Jones game I played so much in college.  Anyone see Apollo 13 with the 13 ball multiball there?! 
Posted by yakov456
@Ghost_of_Perdition said:
" Reliving my childhood and teen years. *sniffle* Also, anyone know the name of this vertical scrolling shooter?
 
"
One of the "Raiden" games maybe?
Posted by doylen05

was that an upskirt at 3mins 01 secs ?

Edited by me3639

Ryan,
You are the best but just a couple of request....
 
Anytime you see someone with a ponytail PLEASE stop and ask them questions. 
Also, if anyone is sporting a ponytail AND kilt you have to interview.
 
Second, if someone is wearing a Karate Kid(aka Danielson) headband, please stop and interview. 
 
Keep up the great work as always.

Posted by Ryan
@yakov456 said:
" @Ghost_of_Perdition said:
" Reliving my childhood and teen years. *sniffle* Also, anyone know the name of this vertical scrolling shooter?
 
"
One of the "Raiden" games maybe? "
Yeah, that's a Raiden machine. There were two of them there, I think.
Posted by Ryan
@buzz_clik said:
" I just love the awesome swimmy coming-and-going sounds montage you get as Ryan walks through. "
I cannot overstate how important the sound of CAX is to the whole experience. It's a giant room full of 400+ arcade and pinball machines, all of them seemingly set to full blast. When you first walk in the door it's overwhelming in the absolute best way possible. Both years now, I get actual chills when I step inside for the first time.
Posted by Ryan
@weeman105 said:
" Omg, the signature click of the Time Crisis pistols. Such a good time. "
No Time Crisis! That sound was probably the Point Blank machine they had on display. I didn't get to play, but if I were to own a light-gun game, it'd probably be one of those.
Posted by Ryan
@FuzzYLemoN said:
" I don't think I've ever seen a pinball machine in my life. This concept of a gathering of these devices terrifies me. "
Are you an actual, literal fetus? If so, I am unbelievably impressed by both your typing and grammar.
Posted by thepotatoman

 Tron, Popeye, and Atari Star Wars are three games I always wanted to play but have never been able to.  Somehow downloading a ROM on MAME just doesn't seem like it would do them justice.  It would have been great to be able to go to a place like that.
 
Also it baffles me why someone would be wasting time playing a game like bubbles when theres so many great games you can be playing at that event, even if you had to wait in line.

Posted by Fallen189
@Ryan said:
" @FuzzYLemoN said:
" I don't think I've ever seen a pinball machine in my life. This concept of a gathering of these devices terrifies me. "
Are you an actual, literal fetus? If so, I am unbelievably impressed by both your typing and grammar. "
Any F16 tomcat machines?
Posted by Coleslaw893

There's way too many awesome things happening in this video...

Posted by FuzzYLemoN
@Ryan said:
" @FuzzYLemoN said:
" I don't think I've ever seen a pinball machine in my life. This concept of a gathering of these devices terrifies me. "
Are you an actual, literal fetus? If so, I am unbelievably impressed by both your typing and grammar. "
Shite, the public isn't supposed to know about the government's elite unit of fetuses infused with nanomachines yet.
 
Actually, I'm 20, so to some I suppose that's still a fetus considering that my first console was the N64. And yeah, like I said, I don't think I've ever seen a pinball machine in person before. The only arcade games I've played are After Burner II and some lightgun games in movie theaters as a kid, and even then they were pretty outdated. I have only heard tales and seen brief footage (such as this) of the fabled "Peen bahl" in its natural habitat.
Posted by buckybit

I am still struggling to understand why running such a place 365x24x7 isn't profitable. 
 
If they'd sell booze (and maybe have a PC-LAN section (Quake, MW2, TF2, L4D), would there be a reason to go home after school or work? 
 
Imagine in a year from now, all the Kinect etc. games - they could run it like a gym for nerds, or not?!
 
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Posted by Meltbrain

I love the fact that they're playing Erasure in the background. Can't go wrong with some Erasure. Looks like a good time, though. That is hell of arcade and pinball machines.

Posted by Freaksaus

Where are all the jungler machines :(

Posted by Tiger_Walts

I recognised the clacking of the Point Blank light guns before it came into view. Man, I played that game so much on the lunch break for my old summer job. That and Sega Rally.

Posted by darkjester74

Is it just me, or does it sound to quiet in there for the massive amount of machines that are running in that place?

Posted by DukeTogo

Willow cabinet, awesome.
Star Trek arcade game, yes.
Laserdisc game section, why not.
Cocktail pinball machines, wow those are rare.
Cocktail Stargate? never saw that one.
Vintage pinball, bells and buzzers fool, no dot matrix here.
The Deep at 6:53.  God damn I would pay dearly to own that cabinet, impossible to find.
Popeye, still no VC release Nintendo, WTF?
Journey, tape still working?
Reactor, great game that few remember.
Tapper, no fucking root beer here son.
 
I still didn't see a Cloak & Dagger cabinet, damn that game is rare.
 
Yet again I wish I could go, but $100 in gas is a lot to go play some arcade games.  Maybe if that dude was selling The Deep cabinet.

Posted by CrazedJoker

That is the worst place EVER!

Posted by DarkbeatDK

Did I spot Operation Wolf? That is one of my favorite arcade games!

Posted by BigDre

Man I can't believe people actually wanna play Primal Rage.
Posted by TheLawnWrangler

TOP SKATER! oh god memories

Posted by Plasticpals

I'm trying not to imagine what that place must have smelled like.

Posted by PlasmaMachine

With everyone at California Extreme, who's manning the internet?

Posted by efbiaye

Now that's what the Game Room should look like ;)  
@M$ shame on you :>