Will the biggest coin-op name to come to the California
- Extreme Event -
From the 1980's "Vid Kidz" production team, show-up again
Update:Eugene Jarvis and the making of Defender: Link
Eugene Jarvis interviewd by England Way of the Rodent Link
Eugene Jarvis interview: Eugeneology: An Interview with Eugene Jarvis (Pages 7)Link
Larry DeMar and Eugene Jarvis went on to found their own company, Vid Kidz after
designing the famous game, Defender, for Atari. The new firm designed "Stargate"
in four months as their upgrade to the original Defender. They then sold this
product to Atari for a handsome profit.
It was all done in Larry Demar's bedroom with a bit of tweaking the code and
programming throughout the night to get tons of new cool enemies and getting
a smoother real-time performance so more characters and enemies could be put on
the screen without any lag in the game time performance. Robotron was to follow,
which was also a big hit.
California Extreme 2007
Hours to be open for free pinball and video game play:
2007 Flyer Text Only: This text for your information only, please go
to: http://www.caextreme.org/ : For source of all CAX information.
Hundreds of games on Free Play
Pinball Machines and arcade games
August 11-12, 2007
More info: www.caextreme.org
2007 Highlights include:
Super tech summit and pinball maintenance 101
First ever arcade trivia challenge
Pinball tournaments from 3 eras
Guest speakers and more!
What? The Galaxy's premier Arcade Game Show! California EXTRME (CAX)
When? August 11th & 12th, 2007
Who? Anyone who remembers the best games to be played for a quarter
Revisit the arcade games from past to present. Hundreds of pinballs, video
games and other arcade items.
Where? At Parkside Hall, next to the Tech Museum in Downtown San Jose, CA.
Bring 3 games and get in Free!
Bring games to the show for free or discounted admission. Show off your game,
Share with other enthusiasts , and get involved. Discounts for 1 or 2 games,
3 gets you in free!
Volunteer and play free* take tickets, move games, watch the door-
If you would like to volunteer please let us know!
Free admission is based on amount of time donated. All volunteers should be
approved in advance.
General Admission Hours:
Sat. Aug 11th - 11am to 12 midnight
Sun. Aug 12th 11am-9pm
Pre-register and get in a half-hour early (10:30 am) on Saturday and /or Sunday!
California Extreme Mailing Address:
13436 Pastel Lane
Mountain View, CA 94040
Two days of classic arcade madness, no quarters necessary@ Blow the dust off your
games and bring-em down to the show. Three approved games gets you in free! 1 or 2
gets a discounted admission!
Pre-Register by July 31st!
Send registration to:
2007 California Extreme
13436 Pastel Lane
Mountain View, CA 94040
Adults Saturday $35
Weekend (sat & sun) $60.00
Weekend plus T-shirt* /$75
California Extreme is celebrating
their 11th Year of celebrating Classic
pinball and video games
California Extreme - A new Coin Operated Video Game Contest to arrive
Two Mystery games to be brought in for the High Score Contest
The New Paul Dean 2007 Video Game High Score Tournament will be on
two mystery games with (8) cash prizes for those who are in the highest
four places on each game.
Who is Paul Dean? Paul Dean was published in the 1986 Guinness Book of World Records
and the 2007 Guinness Book of World Records for the World
Record of Spy Hunter and has recently played a 41 hour game of
Frenzy, at the Legends of the Golden Age Tournament in December of 2005 at Humble, Tx.,
putting him in the small group of people who have marathoned a video game for
over 40 hours and having a world record stand for over 20 years as well as having
the largest deviation of scores between first and second place, that being 90%
higher than the second place score on spy hunter.
Link Walter Day and Dwayne Richard have verified Paul Dean's World Record
and have witnessed Paul Dean play in person at Humble, Texas.
Why Play the Paul Dean Coin Operated High Score Event on August 11, 2007?
To take some cold hard cash from Paul Dean, and to have fun competing!
Win Paul Dean's Money - Two Mystery Games High Score Competition
There are Eight Cash Prizes for this event. First Place through Fourth
place on both Mystery Game 1 and Mystery Game 2 are in the money!
Mystery Coin Operated Video Game 1 and 2 High Score Competition Cash Prizes:
Mystery Game One High Scores: Mystery Game Two High Scores:
1st Place Winner will receive $50.00 1st Place Winner will receive $50.00
2nd Place Winner will receive $25.00 2nd Place Winner will receive $25.00
3rd Place Winner will receive $15.00 3rd Place Winner will receive $15.00
4th Place Winner will receive $10.00 4th Place Winner will receive $10.00
Lots and lots of new speakers as well as old standby speakers will be there
on Saturday and Sunday August 11, 2007 - August 12, 2007 as well as over
400 pinball/video games.
There will also be the "How to Play Pinball" presentation by the world top players such
as Bowen Kerins and Jim Belsito.
To many great things are going on, so you do not want to miss the Califorinia Extreme
event which is from August 11, 2007 - August 12, 2007. There are many world record
holders milling about in which you could probably watch and get a strategy or two
The California Extreme Schedule for August 11-12, 2007
California Extreme, is holding their big 11th Anniversary Show this July 11-12, 2007
and are pleased to announce the following speaker schedule for this event:
SCHEDULE NOT YET COMPLETE FOR 2007
"How to Play Pinball" - Clinic with
pinball champs Bowen Kerins and Jim Belsito. Learn the tricks and techniques -
straight from the wizards themselves! Note, these seminars will be held in the
lobby! These two players are Ranked as World Master Players and are both in the
top 10 for World Masters Points.
Atari Panel - SPEAKERS
Legends of the pinball and video game industry meet up in what is sure to be
another lively discussion. These are the people who have created the games we
all love - hear them discuss the stories behind the creation of those games.
They are a returning venue that always pack the house!
The return of Video Game Expert Panel!
Join a panel of classic coin-operated video game experts as they offer a variety
of tips, tricks, and strategies on some of your favorite video games. These
guys have been playing the classics and honing their skills for over 2 decades
now. Several classics will be discussed including Tempest, Centipede, Frogger,
Moon Patrol, Pengo, Indiana Jones, and even some not as well-known classics
such Tutankham and The Glob. These tips, tricks and secrets may open up a
new high score for those who were at first stumbling with some of these
big titles. Sometimes its just one thing that prevents you from a breakthrough,
and now the secret is out!
Arcades, their environment, and the games they contain have been a big influence
on popular culture. See and hear how these artists have taken that influence
and turned it into expression of their own.
SPEAKERS NOT YET KNOWN
"Mechanical Monsters" - Ken and TJ
Get a peek at the guts of some of the odd mechanical machines at the show to see
what makes 'em tick, click, buzz, bang, sing, and clang. If you have a machine
you would like to open up and discuss, let us know and we'll be happy to include
your knowledge in the presentation. Meet up in the lobby to join this group.
“Atari Film Festival” – Scott Evans.
The Atari Film Festival returns with fresh footage unearthed from the archives
featuring some great commercials, game test footage, and the height of fashion
For more information, please see our website at www.caextreme.org. This schedule
is subject to change without notice.
The Extreme Team
The opinions and views expressed by the speakers are solely those of the speakers
and are not necessarily the opinions of California Extreme.
California Extreme expressly disclaims any knowledge of the opinions expressed
in the presentations.
ALL INFO. SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT A MOMENTS NOTICE, CHECK CALIFORINIA EXTREME WEB
SITE FOR CORRECT INFORMATION.
Paul Dean, Spy Hunter Champion, June 28, 1985