Archive for July, 2010

Tentative things for the 2011 UC exhibit

Monday, July 26th, 2010

While it is still a ways off, it has been brought up much earlier this year as to what I will be doing for the 2011 MGC show. While I can’t make totally firm commitments to such, I do plan on having the following items for UC ’11 (subject to change).

Apple IIe (an underdog in its later years for sure)
Bally/Astrocade (will more than likely make a return in 2011)
CD-i (Philips) (new console for 2011, that will be borrowed from a friend).
Dreamcast (this will be there for sure for the first time)
Jaguar (first time in the UC area)
Odyssey2 (a given for the most part)
Philips G7400 (another given)
Pippin (another borrowed system, more than likely making a one-time visit for 2011)
Vectrex (probably will return again in ’11)

Quake will return again too, but I’m not sure in what form, the original OS 9 version or something a bit more modern. This is something I’ve been working on for a bit, but since last week is on hold. At the least I will run and OS 9 Quake LAN for 2011.

There are other systems I may bring. Plus as said, the above list may change. As I always do, I will make official announcements from now up to the actual show. Till then…

A bit of work on the UC ’11 exhibit

Friday, July 16th, 2010

I won’t say much at this time, but I’ve been working the last few weeks on acquiring a new (to me) system for the UC display for 2011. I won’t deny that I’m a bit excited about this, as I’ve been thinking about this system for a while. Which system it is will be revealed at a later date. Suffice it to say it is a late 90’s system, which should be a rather good clue.

So far, 2011 may have the UC area showing off a decent amount of system it has never shown before, and I think that is a good thing! 🙂

Plus, in other news, there is a bit of secret work being done on a possible expansion unit for the Odyssey2. Yes, my old favorite underdog system may get a boost for the first time in a long time, in regards to the hardware side of things. I don’t know how this will pan out, but I hope it gets finalized and released before next years show. That would be nice!