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MGC 2016 is in the books. Another great year was had with an overload of video game items and themes; from consoles to arcades and pinball machines, bands to vendors, cosplay to guest speakers, and friends old and new. Almost too much to take all in, in just one weekend! While we cut, edit and render our video footage together, enjoy these static images. For your consideration, Midwest Gaming Classic 2016 in pictures.
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We’re of course big fans of the Atari Flashback 2 console for it’s hackability. You can add a cartridge port to play original 2600 games, create a soft-reset button to return to the game menu without cycling the power button, turn it into a portable, etc. With all the available documentation, and even silk-screened pinouts on the motherboard, it remains the best Flashback iteration to date. With all that said, lovablechevy took 8 years of documentation and modding experience to the next step and created the Pocket Atari, fitting the entire portable inside an original 2600 cart.
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Not to be satisfied with just using pre-existing Stick-on Decals to make his Mini Dorm Fridge look like a Gameboy, Canadian Hacker Daniel d’Entremont AKA Modpurist went the extra mile to add a PC Monitor, a Raspberry Pi 2 computer, and some woodworking ingenuity to make a fully functional (both in gaming and refrigeration aspects) Gameboy-themed Mini Fridge.
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The internet is an ever evolving beast. Interests shift, communities die. Digg, Yahoo, YTMND, Myspace, any successful website can fall from favor in an instant. Such an environment is especially tumultuous for modders, hobbyists, and content creators as helpful tutorials, worklogs, projects and even friends can fall by the wayside. What is there to do when sites close and information lost? There is of course The Internet Wayback Machine, but it only saves snapshots of certain pages and not every forum thread, so Google Cache is an alternative worth a try.
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