And in local videogame news…

Yesterday I got to check out Reset Games, a new independent game store in Bellingham, WA. It’s the project of Dennis Hill, Kathy Varner and Hugh Wiebe, and it’s excellent news. For starters, anybody who opens an independent game store anywhere is a badass with an excess of chutzpah. But to open an independent game store literally across the street from electronic retail king GameStop requires serious bravado. The store is decently sized (the inventory was a little lacking, but I’m sure it will fill in with time), visually appealing and quite comfortable. Reset Games has a “try before you buy” policy, and half the store is dominated by big screen TVs hooked up to gaming consoles and force feedback chairs (cool). Also, they have plush orange carpet. But my favorite part about the store: now I know where all the retro games in Bellingham went to. Reset Games bought them all. They have the biggest collection of NES and SNES games I’ve seen in one (offline) place for quite awhile, and they’re reasonably priced. I also saw some Genesis games, a rack of N64 carts, and even a sprinkling of Atari games. They had old rare stuff behind the counter, like a copy of Dragon Warrior IV for the NES for $48 (cheaper than the independent sellers on Amazon). So if you’re in northern Washington or southern British Columbia, you should definitely check out Reset Games and support an awesome local store.


~ by Ian D. on April 16, 2008.

2 Responses to “And in local videogame news…”

  1. Wiebe? Like Steve Wiebe? Did you see King of Kong?

  2. Never did. I’m sure they’re unrelated, although if they were that would be awesome.

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