This summer I just happened to find myself in Cleveland, Ohio and decided to check out what the city had to offer in terms of games stores. A quick Google search clued me in about Video Game Connection and I contacted Mike, the store’s owner to see if he’d be willing to give me a tour of the place and talk with me a bit.
Turns out he was quite busy getting ready for Cleveland’s Classic Console & Arcade Gaming Show that weekend, but he was kind enough to sqeeze in a little time while he was packing stuff up for the show. In addition to showing off his store, we shared some good stories of rare games that have passed through Mike’s hands over the years and discussed the business a bit.
Involvement with Cleveland’s CCAG Show
Like I mentioned in the intro, Mike and Video Game Connection is quite involved with the community and the Classic Console & Arcade Gaming Show. Since it just happened to be going on the weekend I was in town, I got to check it out and I will be posting a video shortly showing that off as well. (The next show is actually next weekend — October 24th, 2009)
I have to say I was quite impressed with the place — it had a great selection of fairly-priced stuff to browse through in addition to plenty of screens running retro goodness throughout the premesis. And of course, in addition to the great setup, Mike seemed like a great guy that would take care of his customers and knows games of all generations. I can honestly say, I wish I had a place like Video Game Connection closer to my hometown.