Boston Bit Fest

Last Thursday was the first ever Boston Bit Fest, a pop-up arcade and classic video game festival that took place at the Aeronaut Brewing Co. in Somerville.

The event was a lot of fun; not only were there a bunch of classic arcade cabinets to play from the 80s and 90s (I took a shot at Altered Beast, Centipede, Shinobi, and Tetris before the night was through), but also some nice vendors (including blog favorites High Energy Vintage and Comicazi) and a wall of classic consoles set up along the side ranging from the NES to the Dreamcast… and even a Virtual Boy.

I tried to dress for the occasion with my ThinkGeek 8-bit tie

I spoke to Wiley from High Energy Vintage and some of the event organizers from Boston Retro Gamers (identifiable by their sign, and their handy rolls of quarters to make change), and it turns out a great many hands went into securing the cabinets and consoles for the event, many from private collections out of the local community (I know that was Wiley’s own personal Jaguar running Tempest 3000), and hopefully it’ll be an event that repeats itself from time to time; possibly several times a year!

For more info and to sign up for their mailing list for future events, you can check out the Boston Bit Fest website.

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