I learned many things and got to meet many people at Classic Gaming Expo (CGE) 2000. You probably
don’t care much about who I met in person for the first time (although it included the illustrious duo of Chris Cavanaugh and Sarah Thomas), so I thought I’d share some of the things I learned while there. There was
so much to see, do, and learn at CGE that I’m doubtless leaving out many interesting things, but Chris will only give me so much room. Most, but not all, of my new knowledge came from the discussion panels and keynote speeches. I primarily attended the Atari 2600 related ones, so this article is biased toward it. My apologies for that. By covering what was new to me, I’m sure there will be something new here for every reader, even if you’re Leonard Herman (whom I also met).
Atari 2600 Panel
• Steve Cartwright was Activision
employee number 26.
• A two-man salvage team named
Seaquest sued Activision after
seeing the Atari 2600 Seaquest
game, thinking it had been named
after their business.
• Bob Polaro is currently writing
games in Java. He feels this has a
lot in common with the old days of
video games where the games
were one-man creations.
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