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Title: Hello from Paris France
Post by: Arethius_RGC on April 18, 2013, 11:47:08 AM
Hello

I'm Guillaume (aka Arethius_RGC) born in Paris - France - in 1980. I'm video game collector since the age of 15. Before I was not allowed to have a video game console.
I came to this site  via the Cdi-interactive.co.uk Forum

My first console was the Nintendo NES then I got Atari Jaguar (which remains one of my favorite) then I have sold my console to buy others, in 1999 I started the collection.
My ambition as a collector to have all video game console with at least one game I like on it.

My favorite consoles Atari Jaguar, CD-I, Playstation One, Sega Megadrive.

My collection upto date is more or less :
- 50 gamings systems
- 900 games
- 150 accessories
- 200 others items (t-shirt, pin's, OST, poster, books, ...)

But I'm not only a collector, I'm also play an active part in the Retro-video gaming community in France.

In 2002 I joined a Atari Jaguar community in France and together we organized the first Jaguar Connexion (JC) then we organised 5 of them until 2006. In this year we founded the Retro-Gaming Connexion Association (which I am the President) and we splitted the JC in two conventions :
- the AC : originally an ATARI based convention, now a retro video computer convention
- the RGC : a global retro gaming convention.

Now we organise five conventions per year:
- the Mecha Gaming Convention: a mecha themed convention with a Steel-Battalion lan-party (last year 16 steel battalion), but also Virtua On, Iron Soldier...
- the AC : the retro video computer convention with its coding party (code a game in 24 hours) .
- the Balades de Congis whih are the open door meeting of the town we are laocated in.
- One musical game evening (in July this year) Rock band, guitar hera, DJ Hero, but much more.
- the RGC in october.

But we also have some other product such as T-shirt, manual, and games. Our latest and most ambitious project Another World on ATARI Jaguar (to be release soon).

Right I'm finished. Sorry if I borrowed you with my advertising but I'd like to have more strangers on our conventions. Besides forgive me if my english is faulty.

I hope to have good contact with you guys.
Title: Re: Hello from Paris France
Post by: TrekMD on April 18, 2013, 12:00:10 PM
Welcome to RVG Guillaume!  Looks like you have quite a collection of games and game systems!  Looking forward to your release of Another World for the Jaguar.  :)
Title: Re: Hello from Paris France
Post by: TL on April 18, 2013, 13:17:35 PM
Welcome to the forum Arethius!

I met you at Jagfest UK in Rochester back in 2005, I still have some photos of you actually?

Wasn't it you who won everything there?
Title: Re: Hello from Paris France
Post by: Shadowrunner on April 18, 2013, 14:55:06 PM
Welcome  :)  Can't wait for Another World to be released!
Title: Re: Hello from Paris France
Post by: zapiy on April 18, 2013, 15:17:41 PM
Welcome aboard there, thanks for the intro.
Title: Re: Hello from Paris France
Post by: Arethius_RGC on April 18, 2013, 16:34:12 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"Welcome to the forum Arethius!

I met you at Jagfest UK in Rochester back in 2005, I still have some photos of you actually?

Wasn't it you who won everything there?

no it was Odie_one he won Defender and Total Carnange.

I won the Tempest Duel Tournament
Title: Re: Hello from Paris France
Post by: TL on April 18, 2013, 17:35:53 PM
Quote from: "Arethius_RGC"
Quote from: "The Laird"Welcome to the forum Arethius!

I met you at Jagfest UK in Rochester back in 2005, I still have some photos of you actually?

Wasn't it you who won everything there?

no it was Odie_one he won Defender and Total Carnange.

I won the Tempest Duel Tournament

Ah that's right!

There are some photos HERE! (//https)
Title: Re: Hello from Paris France
Post by: Katzkatz on April 19, 2013, 04:11:37 AM
Bonjour Arethius.  Welcome to RVG.  Enjoy the retro fun here. 
Title: Re: Hello from Paris France
Post by: Mire Mare on April 19, 2013, 10:48:45 AM
Welcome! Nice to have another colourful character to add to the veritable RVG rainbow.
Title: Re: Hello from Paris France
Post by: onthinice on April 23, 2013, 11:36:10 AM
Hello! Very nice collection! Do you have any interest in the Intellivision?
Title: Re: Hello from Paris France
Post by: Arethius_RGC on April 23, 2013, 14:27:28 PM
I sure do but I have none ... ofr the time being.

I'm concentrating forst on the CD-I collection... Yes I know but I love those lost cases always listed in the worst video consoles of time such as the Jagaur, CD-I of course, 32X, Amiga CD32, Gizmondo, ... ect... 
Title: Re: Hello from Paris France
Post by: onthinice on April 23, 2013, 15:02:50 PM
Cool! I had read that one of the last Intellivision branch offices to close was located in France.

Your preaching to the choir :)