The pandemic has been going on for 7 months, and like most of you, I'm totally burned out on streaming television shows.

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I think I've watched every one out there on Netflix, Prime, and Hulu. What do I fall back on when I just can't stomach another Adam Sandler Halloween movie? Classic video games. I love firing up a few hours of Missile Command or Frogger from the Atari 2600. I still love playing a few rounds of Tetris, Donkey Kong Jr, Contra, and even Ms. Pac Man, it's one of Mrs. Large's favorites too. I get comfort playing 8-bit classics on vintage systems.

If you feel like spending some money on a vintage gaming system, or a hyped up new PC, I came across an event this Saturday in Plainville that you might be interested in if you're into computers, classic gaming, or just want to get the hell out of your house for an hour or two.

Connecticut Computer Shows is going to set up a socially-distant computer show and sale this Saturday, October 24, 2020, from 10AM-3:30PM, at the Plainville VFW, 7 Northwest Drive. The event will be capped at 65 people, masks must be worn at all times, and hand sanitizer will be available throughout the venue.

Admission is going to be $7. Some of the vendors listed at the show include: The Flashlight King, Off the Hook Cellphone and Tablet Repair, Electronics Depot, featuring new and open box technology, custom-built PCs from YTYC, Cillys PCs, and AMC Computers, and vintage gaming systems and games from Great Oak Tech.


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