Last week, we told you all about a homebrew game that was made for the Nintendo Play Station or SNES CD. This week, the mysterious, holy grail prototype pops up on our radar once again. If you don’t know the story behind this game system, definitely check out our article on the SNES CD from last summer to get up to speed. The big news is that this console prototype is going to make an ‘in person’ appearance at this year’s BlurrieCon, a gaming convention held in Erie, PA. This year’s event (the 4th) takes place on October 14 -16, 2016.
Over 150 People Will See The SNES CD IN Person At BlurrieCon 2016
This video game convention, among other things, refers to itself as “the North Coast’s finest feast of anime, gaming, and geek culture.” You can find out more about BlurrieCon on their website or follow them on Facebook. The schedule is not complete yet but there is a list of guests. That list includes Dan and Terry Diebold – the owners of the Nintendo Play Station console, sponsored by Bayfront Entertainment (a retro gaming store located in Erie). The previous article we ran refers to Dan by his Reddit username, AnalogueBoy and Terry is his infamous father who formerly worked for Sony and saved this prototype game system from the trash heap.
Now here’s where it gets really cool! They will not only be displaying the console and telling the story of their discovery. They will be giving a demonstration as well. This should make Link happy. I know he really wanted to believe it was real. It looks like all of the recent news from the past 6 months really provided solid confirmation. Since I’m not going to make it to Erie in October, I hope we get to see some footage of this console in action. If anyone does make it to BlurrieCon, we’d love to hear from you.
I’m going to leave with a few of the awesome items I found on the ’bay:
- *SEALED* SONIC & KNUCKLES—VINTAGE 1994 PROMO T-SHIRT “VERY RARE” – This is a find since it’s still sealed in original packaging. I’m tempted to buy it myself.
- RARE E3 Expo 2015 PayDay 2 Crimewave Edition Playing Cards Mint Collectors – This hasn’t been around too long, but the cards are still in mint condition.
- vtg 1982 DONKEY KONG rare hand puppet Nintendo Atari plush toy game 9″ Etone dc – I don’t think I’ve ever seen this one before, and it’s 15% off.
- FIRE EMBLEM Trading card game box 100% sealed 2001 Nintendo Japan RARE
- Playstation 1 Prototype pre production controller RARE – I just threw this one in for fun. Seller claims this is a dummy, pre-production controller. However, he may be missing the dongle to connect it to a console. Regardless, this is a pretty rare find. BIN at $99.99
- Concept 2000 – TV + 4 four way game – According to the seller, console still works. BIN is set at $32.50
- The Holy Grail of Ps1 Lots!! A Complete Collection of ALL 102 Longbox PS1 Games – When the PS1 first released in the mid 90’s, manufacturers released US games in these expensive long cases (as opposed to the jewel case many of you are probably familiar with). This seller has listed all 102 original longboxes.