Hello from Paris

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Hello from Paris

Post by Arethius_RGC » Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:51 am


I'm hanging here for a little while, but never presented myself to you guys. I'm Guillaume (aka Arethius_RGC) born in Paris - France - in 1980. I'm video game collector since the age of 15. Before I was not allowed to have a video game console.

My first console was the Nintendo NES then I got Atari Jaguar (which remains one of my favorite) then I have sold my console to buy others, in 1999 I started the collection.
My ambition as a collector to have all video game console with at least one game I like on it.
My favorite consoles Atari Jaguar, CD-I, Playstation One, Sega Megadrive.
Regarding the CD-I, I want a full set (or at least as near as possible). I already possess:
- Philips 205
- Philips 905
- Phlips 210 (boxed)
- Philips 470
- Philips 450 (boxed)
- Philips 350
- Philips FW380i
- Philips 660
- Philips 670
- Grundig 110 E
- Kyocera Pro 1000 (yes I'm the one who bought it ;) )
Of course lot of games and accessories

But I'm not only a collector, I'm also play an active part in the Retro-video gaming community in France.
In 2002 I joined a community in France and together we organized the first Jaguar Connexion (JC) then we organised 5 of them until 2006. In this year we founded the Retro-Gaming Connexion Association (which I am the President and we splitted the JC in two conventions :
- the AC : originally an ATARI based convention, now a retro video computer convention
- the RGC : a global retro gaming convention.

Now we organise five conventions per year:
- the Mecha Gaming Convention: a mecha themed convention with a Steel-Battalion lan-party (last year 16 steel battalion), but also Virtua On, Iron Soldier... This year on February 2nd & 3rd
- the AC in April 6th & 7th: the retro video computer convention with its coding party (code a game in 24 hours) and I'd like to have some CD-I coders that would be nice.
- the Balades de Congis this year the theme is the Far West and the CD-I will have a good place
- One musical game evening (in July this year) Rock band, guitar hera, DJ Hero.
- the RGC in october.

But we also have some other product such as T-shirt, manual, and games. Our latest and most ambitious project Another World on ATARI Jaguar (available for pre-order).

RiGht I'm finished. Sorry if I borrowed you with my advertiing but I'd like to have more strangers on our conventions. Besides forgive me if my english is faulty. I hope to have good contact with you guys.

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Post by K1ngArth3r » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:33 pm

Welcome to the site, that's quite a collection of CD-i systems you have!

What makes the CD-i one of your favorite console to collect for?

Please post some pictures of your collection :-)

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Post by Arethius_RGC » Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:26 pm

Wha the CD-i one of my favorite system, ... well I guess I'd always love the lost causes :D

When IO was not allowed to have a Video game console, my best friend at that time had one and we played quite a lot with it. Kether, L'Ange et Demo, Burn Cycle, Hotel Mario, Link faces of Evil, The 7th guest where our games...

for the picture it have to wait a bit I restructuring my complete collection. But I'll make some picture and post them here.

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Post by cdifan » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:03 pm

Sent you a PM...

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Post by highlandcattle » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:24 pm

I would love a picture aswell!

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