The Slightly Sketchy 1990s ‘Computer Fairs,’ A Major Part Of My Gaming History

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If you asked me to list some of the games I bought or played in 1994, I’d probably start off with Donkey Kong Country and Final Fantasy III, and it would likely take me a long time before I ever mentioned Barneystein 3D. But it was part of my gaming

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After visiting my parents' house over the holidays and going through disks of old shareware, I wanted to write some…
I should write something like this! Got tons of PC CD-ROM stuff cheap during this era
Does anyone else have fond memories of the comtrader tech swapmeets from the 1990s?
I’d forgotten about the semi-permanent fair at Dallas’s Infomart before reading this article.
this is like some world i would know well if i were just a few years older.
Somehow, I completely forgot about computer fairs.
I loved visiting the monthly “Computer Fair” at the dingy convention center on the outskirts of town. @kobunheat t…
I remember hitting these as a kid in the mid-late 80s/early 90s at the Cow Palace. It was like a flea market with j…
A nice trip down memory lane
Oh wow I loved the computer shows! Bought tons of sierra online CD games cheap because of the full voice acting. As…
The slightly sketchy world of 1990s "computer fairs" were a major part of my gaming history:
Computer fairs were SO exciting. Crowded, dingy, and full of stacks of hard drives, weird software, file boxes stuf…
Oh my god, I went to one of these in South Seattle in like '93 or '94 and bought a bunch of games and have never be…
Like @kobunheat, my childhood involves these sketchy flea market-style affairs. What a flashback this story is.
I used to go to these all the time and had totally forgotten they existed, cool article
I got most of my computer games in surely pirated floppies at a trash and treasure market and most of the time they…
This made me go check to see if First Saturday still goes on in Dallas, and sadly it looks like it met an end. I st…
Awesome history of buying cheap video games at computer fairs in the 1990s. How easily the history of technology is…
Computer fairs (cons essentially) were a huge part of how I got to play games as a kid! Jazz Jackrabbit, Duke Nukem…
pretty cool! someone should write the eastern euro version of this post
“Another was Barneystein… with Beavis and Butthead replacing the standard Nazi guards and then-popular children’s T…
@jfheisel this is a little too relatable
The Slightly Sketchy 1990s 'Computer Fairs,' A Major Part Of My Gaming History
watching hi score girl and then reading this article on computer fairs is making me feel retro af
Here's a great article for #ThrowbackThursday, for anyone old enough to remember floppy disks.…
Great read by @kobunheat on the lost world of computer fairs and shareware. | #RetroGaming
.@kobunheat's great @Kotaku story on computer fairs brought back a lot of memories. We didn't go to them often (my…
The Slightly Sketchy 1990s 'Computer Fairs,' A Major Part Of My Gaming History #kotakucore #shareware #pcgaming
The Slightly Sketchy 1990s 'Computer Fairs,' A Major Part Of My Gaming History #pcgaming…
Holy shit this article is such a major nostalgia bomb, they really are forgotten by history but computer fairs were…
The Slightly Sketchy 1990s 'Computer Fairs,' A Major Part Of My Gaming History
@chrisspahn The Slightly Sketchy 1990s 'Computer Fairs,' A Major Part Of My Gaming History via @kotaku
dang @kobunheat absolutely nails a memoir of the computer shows where we, too, got all of our PC hardware and softw…
The Slightly Sketchy 1990s 'Computer Fairs,' A Major Part Of My Gaming History
The Slightly Sketchy 1990s 'Computer Fairs,' A Major Part Of My Gaming History
The Slightly Sketchy 1990s 'Computer Fairs,' A Major Part Of My Gaming History
The Slightly Sketchy 1990s 'Computer Fairs,' A Major Part Of My Gaming History
: The Slightly Sketchy 1990s 'Computer Fairs,' A Major Part Of My Gaming History
The Slightly Sketchy 1990s 'Computer Fairs,' A Major Part Of My Gaming History
The Slightly Sketchy 1990s 'Computer Fairs,' A Major Part Of My Gaming History
The Slightly Sketchy 1990s 'Computer Fairs,' A Major Part Of My Gaming History
The Slightly Sketchy 1990s 'Computer Fairs,' A Major Part Of My Gaming History
Ah, the halcyon days of computer shows! Row upon row of vendors selling peripherals and sometimes pirated software…
Man this brings back memories of going to computer shows as a kid
The Slightly Sketchy 1990s 'Computer Fairs,' A Major Part Of My Gaming History via @kotaku
Wow, this article brought back some memories
The Slightly Sketchy 1990s 'Computer Fairs,' A Major Part Of My Gaming History via @kotaku
This story made me nostalgic:
The Slightly Sketchy 1990s 'Computer Fairs,' A Major Part Of My Gaming History via @instapaper
Wonderful article that serves as a looking glass into a period in PC gaming that bring back treasured memories for…
The Slightly Sketchy 1990s 'Computer Fairs,' A Major Part Of My Gaming History Man, this takes me back!
The Slightly Sketchy 1990s 'Computer Fairs,' A Major Part Of My Gaming History
The Slightly Sketchy 1990s 'Computer Fairs,' A Major Part Of My Gaming History via @kotaku
The Slightly Sketchy 1990s 'Computer Fairs,' A Major Part Of My Gaming History via @kotaku
The Slightly Sketchy 1990s 'Computer Fairs,' A Major Part Of My Gaming History via @kotaku

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