Since my last post, I’ve been thinking about what I may replace Marathon with for 2007. At this point in time, I’m thinking either Unreal Tournament or the original Quake! I’d prefer to do Quake, but will have to research this some, as I’m not sure I can present it the way I’d like to. That is, I’d like the updated Quake 1.1, running on OS X. I am not sure if my old G3 systems could handle that though, thus I will have to run some tests, and this will take some time.
In the mean time, I’m also still working on what game systems to bring this year. Last year I had the following (with a grade showing how popular they were):
Arcadia 2001 – D (Some casual use, but not real popular)
Bally (Astrocade) – A (Got overall good attention)
Genesis – A+ (Not a true Underdog, but I had it there, and it did real well)
Intellivision – A (This system got lots of people playing classic games)
Odyssey2 – B (Got some decent attention, but most of was casual)
Philips G7400 – D (I really don’t think people knew what to make of this system)
Timex/Sinclair 1500 (ZX81/ TS1000 – B (Many folks, especially some groups from Japan, loved this setup!)
Timex/Sinclair 2068 – F (I like this old system, but it failed to draw any real attention)
Vectrex – C (Mainly casual attention, and possible because it was kind of in a corner)
Mac LAN/(Misc games) – A (Marathon did real well on Saturday, misc. games did good on Sunday)
Obviously, I do not have plans on bringing back the TS2068 this year. Maybe some other year I’ll try to push the sinclair stuff a little more. I still may do the G7400 again, but would like to update the system, so that it can do more than a basic G7400. The Arcadia I am undecided on, but may bring it. Three new systems that I’d like to bring this year (systems I have not displayed before) are the Colecovision, Gamecube, and the Apple II. This of course will depend on what I cut, as I cannot bring all this stuff. That would be just too much to handle. I would like to cycle through systems each year, thus I have to really sit down and figure out what I’m going to do for 2007. I may even cut down on systems, but have multiple of certain ones – like having two Intellivision units setup – so more folks can play this popular underdog!