Here are some articles written about California Extreme!
Passing The Arcade Torch - Emanuel Maiberg, Motherboard
From Giant Bomb: http://www.giantbomb.com/news/arcade-fun-at-california-extreme/1545/
A quote from Wired: California Extreme is like an urban legend. “Once a year, the best video arcade in the world, packed full of every game you ever played as a child, plus games that were never released, magically appears somewhere in the Bay Area. Two days later, it disappears.”
A blog with highlights & pics: http://bunnyears.net/dan/?p=846
From Kotaku, a great gaming site: http://kotaku.com/5308575/my-love-affair-with-arcades-continues
From the SF Chronicle: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/07/06/DD2V18IG0J.DTL
From GameSetWatch, a great site with a great name: http://www.gamesetwatch.com/2009/07/california_extreme_returns_thi.php
Blogs and forums...
California Extreme 2008 ... commentary from around the Net.
- from SFGate
- from KTVU
- from the San Francisco Chronicle
- from pinside.com
- from Jeff, a first-time attendee
- from Dan, a multi-year attendee
- from Aaron Giles (of MAME fame), his 9th year in a row!
- from kieferskunk, a multi year attendee
- California Extreme makes the list of great arcade experiences
- from Josh Keppel of NBC-11