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Title: :: Report :: VIERZON 2010 / France
Post by: DarthNuno on May 01, 2010, 11:10:32 AM
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/news/vierzon2010.jpg)

Friday 23rd of April : day 0

I am wondering which cabinet I'll take with me this year?  :roll:

Well, we are in 2010... end of this year, the release of Tron Legacy  :-* Ok, Deal! TRON  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day0_1.jpg)

Nature vs Technology

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day0_2.jpg)

Foxxx from gamoover asked me to bring him back some drugs, very hard to catch in France... Ok man, I'll take maximum risks to bring you Dr Pepper cans  ;D ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day0_3.jpg)

...now hidden under the Tron  :P  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day0_4.jpg)

Let's skip the road trip, here we are ... 650km later : Welcome to the French town called : Vierzon

It's around 7:00 PM ... Here's Iro and Foxxx, who are unloading the generic Jeutel 16x9 (Foxxx's machine)  :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day0_5.jpg)

THe Iro's A.B. Cop is already in the our gamoover stand, let's unload the Tron... welcome to Vierzon  :fleche:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day0_6.jpg)

The Tron is switch on... Iro's already playing on it  :)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day0_7.jpg)

OK, we got now all the cabinets : Jeutel 16x9 (Jamma/MVS/Naomi ready) Sega's A.B. Cop & Tron. Ok, the stand will a a little bit light(cycle?) this year... but wait... you'll add more 'goodies' on the stand. We'll add them tomorrow, the rest of the gamoover staff will arrive this night very late, so let's wait tomorrow morning for finishing the stand preparation...

So, let's check what we have here, inside the expo, before the 'public opening' tomorrow morning  8)

What's this cab' ? Williams design 'a la Joust/moon Patrol'... but ... VARKON? Never heard about this video game?

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day0_8.jpg)

This is NOT a video game, this is ... a pinball  :shock:  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day0_9.jpg)

... and this is an ULTRA rare thing... only 90 worldwide!!! Let's tale a maximum of picture, because this is the first time, but probably the last time I see this for real :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day0_10.jpg)

the pinball itself... Impressive!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day0_11.jpg)

OK, it's late... tired from the trip, the stand preparation... and also... it's time to eat  ::) Let's join the INSERT COINS (http://insertcoins.net/) for a improvised Barbecue, in the Vierzon camping  :-*

Fred, Aspic, Foxxx, Mioux and Reloaded  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day0_12.jpg)

Iro, Aspic and K2KL

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day0_13.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day0_14.jpg)

Very nice evening  :-* It's time to go to sleep! Tomorrow will be the big opening day of the exhibition!


Saturday, the 24 of April : day 1

Let's plug the games  :fleche:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_1.jpg)

Arghh! The A.B. Cop is not playable ...  :'(   :'(

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_18.jpg)

High Cobra want to 'score' on Tron  ^-

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_2.jpg)

We got also 2 Vectrex on our stand... XY screen / Mine Storm & Scramble... let's say it 'Arcade Related'  :P ;D :
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_3.jpg)

The VARKON is ON! Well, still not possible to try it yet :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_4.jpg)

Random pictures :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_5.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_6.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_7.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_8.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_9.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_10.jpg)

Hey... this one appeals me  ::)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_11.jpg)

DEFENDER of course  :-* Sounds are the same than the video game!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_12.jpg)

This DEFENDER pinball is for sale... but 1400 is just too expensive... too bad, it would be a nice one to have, close to my Defender cabinet  8)

A nice customized cocktail done by K2KL. It may be a perfect prop inside the Nostromo ship (Alien)  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_13.jpg)

Q*Bert ! Same than last year... but unfortunately not playable  :-\ :
 
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_14.jpg)


Title: Re: :: Report :: VIERZON 2010 / France
Post by: DarthNuno on May 01, 2010, 11:43:37 AM
Kids on Tron...
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_15.jpg)

...and on the Jeutel :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_19.jpg)

Cobra, Foxxx and Wapat' trying pinballs :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_16.jpg)

Persecutor from Insert Coins with a very useful Jamma test setup :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_17.jpg)

Let's continue the walk. A famous French singer  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_20.jpg)

Wonderful background...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_21.jpg)

...and decoration  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_22.jpg)

Cute   8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_23.jpg)

Argh! I'm a big fan of the Space Invaders Pinball... but ... I'm under a Curse! Impossible to play this one at Vierzon! I really need a Space Invaders pinball at home  :twisted:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_24.jpg)

If you're looking for parts... good luck  :-\  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_25.jpg)

And here's my famous *padawan* ... like the previous year, his objective is to defeat him on Tron  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_26.jpg)

- "Your powers are weak, old man..."

- "When I left you, I was but the learner, now I am the master!"

 ;D

A nice deal done by Aspic, this complete Triforce System (Namco / Sega / Nintendo). It's supposed to be working. Let's try on the Jeutel :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_28.jpg)

 :ghost: black screen... and ... smoke  :ghost: ...ouch...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_29.jpg)

Because we don't have enough electrical power on our stand (all the 30 minutes  :arrow: power down !!! Not good at all for our cabinets), let's "stole" some power from an other stand...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_30.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_31.jpg)

Back on the Vectrex. Always someone to play them  8)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_32.jpg)

While High Cobra is setting the 'real time' broadcast flux...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_33.jpg)

... I make some advertising for Dr Pepper... and ... Barry's Arcade Spirit with my authentic "Yesterdays" cans protector  :-* :-* :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_27.jpg)

As promised, Rage got for us this 50cm...Thanks  :-* ... Very useful to show my young padawan the "roots"  8) PONG on 2600  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_34.jpg)

...or let's say Yars' revenge ? (my favorite 2600 game by the way)  ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_35.jpg)

Wapata playing the Vectrex :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_37.jpg)

A 'cow boy' dance event :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_36.jpg)

Darth Nunette told me she was dancing with them  ::) Arghh... I do not have any picture of that  ::) ;D


Title: Re: :: Report :: VIERZON 2010 / France
Post by: DarthNuno on May 01, 2010, 01:36:20 PM
The weather is just great... Vierzon expo, it's also OUTSIDE  :)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_38.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_39.jpg)

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(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_47.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_48.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_49.jpg)

VECTREX power  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_51.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_59.jpg)

A mother is waiting while her kid is playing... and she finally start to play too  :P :) :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_52.jpg)

Nunette is drinking a milkshake in this fantastic  'Back to the Future' coffee background :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_50.jpg)

Speaking about BTTF... WILD GUNMAN!!!   ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_54.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_55.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_56.jpg)

Everyone want to give a try ... The WILD GUNMAN phenomena  ;D

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_63.jpg)

Back on the Tron contest... High Cobra on the move :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_53.jpg)

Please welcome Misteriddler ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_57.jpg)

...speaking with Wanou :
 
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_58.jpg)

K2KL is playing Galaga on XBOX360 :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_60.jpg)

Iro on Commando :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_61.jpg)

Winners Don't Use Drug! They drink Dr Pepper  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_62.jpg)

And this is it for the first day of the exhibition... let's go to the Barbecue now  8)


Title: Re: :: Report :: VIERZON 2010 / France
Post by: DarthNuno on May 01, 2010, 01:46:23 PM
Impossible to skip the organization of the annual Barbecue  :-*

This year, no need music player, Zebasprohet is the live musician  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_66.jpg)

Members of Gamoover and Insert Coins came with their local specialties food :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_68.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_71.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_67.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_69.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_70.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_67.jpg)

HUGE  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_74.jpg)

YES, HUGE... Playing Galaxian in the middle of the night, inside a camping, on a giant screen... it's just HUGE  :-* :-* :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_72.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_73.jpg)

I got with me the 10in1 Atari Joystick  :-* :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_75.jpg)

Yars' Revenge  :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_76.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_77.jpg)

After a great evening, it's time to leave the camping...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day1_78.jpg)

...and take some rest for tomorrow, the last day of the exhibition.


Title: Re: :: Report :: VIERZON 2010 / France
Post by: DarthNuno on May 01, 2010, 02:08:31 PM
Sunday 25th of April : day 2

Already the last day of this great week end.

I'm playing Defender, while 'Xevious' is playing the Laser Cue :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day2_1.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day2_2.jpg)

...Defender... Zebass is now playing on it. But why the hell he didn't play my Defender cab during our last meeting in the Nuno's Lair? mhhh  ::) :P Shame on him!  ;)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day2_3.jpg)

High Cobra... still increasing his hi_score on Tron  8)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day2_4.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day2_5.jpg)

Yeps... but the problem for him is... I'm also increasing my personal one  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day2_10.jpg)

Outside, the big parade starts... bikes...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day2_6.jpg)

...but also cars...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day2_8.jpg)

...Hey, I recognize this one  ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day2_7.jpg)

Good week end for Foxxx :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day2_9.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day2_26.jpg)

Nunette... at Insert Coins  ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day2_11.jpg)

Fred from Insert Coins is doing a great score at Wonder Boys...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day2_12.jpg)

It's not his record (about 500.000)... impossible for me to beat him on this game.

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day2_13.jpg)

An awesome thing : A real time 45T vinyl burner  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day2_16.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day2_17.jpg)

Back on the Tron :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day2_15.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day2_18.jpg)

I love this pic :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day2_19.jpg)

Tron... long hair ... gamer attitude ... looks like a bad 80's picture ... you learn fast my young padawan  8)  :D  

It's Sunday, end of the after noon... a little bit tired  :D  :arrow:
 
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day2_21.jpg)

It's not the case for them  :P  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day2_22.jpg)

The brand new Super Street Fighter 4 on 360 :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day2_20.jpg)

Nunette plays Duck Hunt! It's a Retro Gaming party here!  :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day2_23.jpg)

This is the end... here's the Tron all of fame  ;) :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day2_24.jpg)

A new visitor... it was under our cabinets  :D :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day2_25.jpg)

Thanks to Rage for the fee TV... perfect size  :P

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day2_27.jpg)

Let's load the Tron. I'm happy because the game has been played all the time during the whole week end. It wasn't happened... since somewhere in the 80's  ;) :-* :-* :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010_day2_28.jpg)

...and this is it! It was a great week end, like the previous year  :-* It was nice to share the space with FlipJuke and Insert Coins  :-*

I hope you'll have more arcade games next year  ;) Anyway, thanks to all for bringing help, food, games, drinks, hi score challenge, nice talk.... see you next year  :-* :-* :-*

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:

*BONUS VIDEO*

Take a ride inside the exhibition  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010-youtube.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-7ZL5tgPvc)
(click on the picture to watch the video)


Title: Re: :: Report :: VIERZON 2010 / France
Post by: Superully on May 01, 2010, 03:05:37 PM
thx fpr the report and the load of pictures, bruno - seems like you had a blast and your tron was a huge hit! i like that frontart on the defender pinball, it looks as if i myself could have drawn it  ;)


Title: Re: :: Report :: VIERZON 2010 / France
Post by: scr33n on May 01, 2010, 04:01:40 PM
Great report Bruno !!!  :-* :-* :-*

Thanks for all these beautiful pics  :spaceace:


Title: Re: :: Report :: VIERZON 2010 / France
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on May 01, 2010, 04:51:11 PM
This looks like a fantastic weekend !

Thanx for sharing the pics bruno !


Title: Re: :: Report :: VIERZON 2010 / France
Post by: Muerto on May 01, 2010, 05:35:11 PM
wow! thanks for the pics!


Title: Re: :: Report :: VIERZON 2010 / France
Post by: Belike on May 01, 2010, 11:18:24 PM
Great report and fantastic pics, thanks you! ;D
If you really want a Space Invaders pinball, I friend of mine has one for sale! ;D
http://jatek.vatera.hu/video_es_elektromos_jatekok/space_invaders_169107441.html


Title: Re: :: Report :: VIERZON 2010 / France
Post by: DarthNuno on May 01, 2010, 11:24:27 PM
Glad you like the story  ;) I really wish to see more arcade games, and some DLF / ALS members too ;)

Great report and fantastic pics, thanks you! ;D
If you really want a Space Invaders pinball, I friend of mine has one for sale! ;D
http://jatek.vatera.hu/video_es_elektromos_jatekok/space_invaders_169107441.html

Hey, It would be an awesome roadtrip isn't it?  ::) Where the pinball is located? And the price in   ?  ::) :P
Can you give me more details via PM please  :-*




Title: Re: :: Report :: VIERZON 2010 / France
Post by: DarthNuno on May 02, 2010, 06:06:08 PM
*BONUS VIDEO*

Take a ride inside the exhibition  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/meeting/vierzon2010/vierzon2010-youtube.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-7ZL5tgPvc)
(click on the picture to watch the video)


Title: Re: :: Report :: VIERZON 2010 / France
Post by: scr33n on May 03, 2010, 12:13:18 AM
Thanks Bruno - nice video  :spaceace:


Title: Re: :: Report :: VIERZON 2010 / France
Post by: Level42 on May 03, 2010, 06:10:30 AM
Wow that's a LOT of pinballs there !!

Looks like great fun, but we need more videogames up there ;)

Love your Tron !


Title: Re: :: Report :: VIERZON 2010 / France
Post by: Sonic 1992 on May 05, 2010, 06:27:33 AM
What a great time yall had!!   ;D  Great to see you carrying the Yesterdays Koozie!  :D

You're really living the life, Bruno!!  I'm Envious, but verrrrry happy for you!!  Glad you're having sooo much fun!!    :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D   :pac:  :ghost:  :spaceace: