Video Games

http://www.retroactivearcade.ca/

Ok, here goes. The Classic Video Game Championships are on Sunday and they’re going to be bigger than ever. In the spirit of that, here’s everything I know of in the Edmonton area that has to do with video games. Did I miss anything? Please let me know. I’m a bit obsessive that way…

Note that I’m leaving out Pawn Shops & Chain Stores again since I’m trying to focus on the local Nerdier businesses. If you’re looking for used games though, just about every pawn shop has some.

Places to Buy Used:

Each of these places has a varying amount of used video games but Just For Fun & Nexwave would definitely be the specialists in Edmonton. Comic Fever is probably one of the better kept secrets for Older Video Games & Consoles as well. Whyte Knight isn’t so much a video game store as a “Nerd Antique Store” that gets in the occasional older game but it’s one of my favourite places to go hang out (They don’t have a website or Facebook page but you still need to go check them out if you’ve never been).

The Old Strathcona Antique Market’s Second Floor is worth a look and if you’re looking for a used game in Edmonton and you’ve never been to either location… you need to GO TO THE SUPER FLEA MARKET. I can’t say this enough. It’s like a shopping mall for nerds.

Cards 2 Collectibles
Misc. Used Video Games
https://www.facebook.com/cards2collectibles

Classic Replay (Stony Plain)
Music & Used Video Games
http://www.classicreplay.ca
https://www.facebook.com/officialclassicreplay/

Comic Fever
Used Video Games & Consoles
https://www.facebook.com/Comic-Fever-288112874695…/timeline/

Goodwill (6 locations)
Occasional Donated Games
http://www.goodwill.ab.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/GoodwillAB

Just For Fun Video Games
New & Used Video Games
http://www.jffvideogames.com/
https://www.facebook.com/jffvideogames?fref=ts

My Grandma’s Attic
Used Video Games
http://www.mygrandmasattic.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/mygrandmasattic

Nexwave Video Games (2 Locations in Edmonton & Sherwood Park, 1 in Spruce Grove)
New & Used Video Games
https://www.facebook.com/NexWaveVideoGames

Old Strathcona Antique Mall
Multiple Booths With Used Video Games
http://www.oldstrathconamall.com/
https://www.facebook.com/oldstrathconamall?ref=hl

Parkland Ventures Secondhand Store (Stony Plain)
Occasional Donated Games
https://www.facebook.com/Parkland-Ventures-Secondhand-Store-164968453570193

Pixel Monster
Online Only-Used Video Games
http://www.PixelMonster.ca
https://www.facebook.com/pixelmonsterca

Salvation Army Thrift Store – 4 locations
Occasional Donated Games
http://www.thriftstore.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/SAThriftStoresCanada

Super Flea Market – 2 locations
Multiple Vendors Selling Large Amounts of Older Games
http://superfleamarket.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Super-Flea-Market/157935050887230?fref=ts

Super Tunes
Music, DVDs, Used Video Games, Magic & More
https://www.facebook.com/Tunesofsuper

Value Village (Savers)-7 locations
Occasional Donated Games
https://www.valuevillage.com/
https://www.facebook.com/savers/timeline

Wee Book Inn (3 locations)
Misc. Used Video Games
http://www.weebookinn.com/
https://www.facebook.com/weebookinn?fref=ts

Whyte Knight
Just about anything Nerdy
780-439-5299
https://plus.google.com/113304210104670072292/about

Specialty

Borz Customs
Custom Controllers & Consoles
https://www.facebook.com/BorzCustoms/timeline

Edmonton Console Repairs
Video Game Console Repairs
www.edmontonconsolerepairs.ca/

Mods N Repairs
Game Console Repairs & Mods
http://www.Modznrepairs.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/ModzNRepairs

NerdListBanner

Retro Active Arcade Ltd.
Arcade Cabinet Sales & Custom Orders
www.retroactivearcade.ca/
www.facebook.com/retroactivearcade?fref=ts

The Geeky Realtor
Video-Game, Comic Book, Pop Culture Specialist Realtor
https://www.facebook.com/thegeekyrealtor/
https://www.instagram.com/geekyrealtor/

Videogamerepairs.ca
Video Game Console Repairs
www.videogamerepairs.ca
www.facebook.com/Videogamerepairsca-249487405096005/

Places to Play:

If you’re looking to go out and play games somewhere, you’ve got a few options still. It’s a mixed bag of what’s available where but Denizen Hall has retro game cabinets & alcohol, OverKlocked hosts tournaments and “Lock-ins” that go all night and the Edmonton Public Library usually has a big screen you can play their huge selection of games on. Shades of Grey is getting an Arcade Cabinet or two but I haven’t confirmed that they’re there yet…

Comic King Edmonton North
PC LAN Network Gaming
http://www.comickingedmonton.com/
https://www.facebook.com/comickingedmonton?fref=ts

Denizen Hall (Ages 18+ Only)
Retro Video Game Cabinets
www.thedenizenhall.com/
www.facebook.com/Denizenhall

Edmonton Public Library-18 locations
Misc. Consoles & Games Available (Sometimes on a big screen)

Edmonton Public Library

https://www.facebook.com/EPLdotCA/

EPL MakerSpace
3D Printing, Board & Video Game Nights, Free Tools & Software, So much more
http://www.epl.ca/browse_program/makerspace/

Impulse SimRacing
Racing Simulators
http://impulsesimracing.ca
https://www.facebook.com/Impulse-SimRacing-1633529513558709

Naked Cyber Cafe
Cyber Cafe, Board Games & Live Music
http://www.NakedCyberCafe.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/NCyberCafe

OverKlocked Gaming & Computers
Gaming Cafe
www.overklocked.com/
www.facebook.com/overklockedgaming

Quantum Leaf (Glass & Pipe Shop-Ages 18+ recommended)
Misc. Games available to play while you shop
https://www.facebook.com/QuantumLeafYEG/

Regular Events/Shows:

The Classic Video Game Championships, Extra-Life and Fragapalooza are the highlights for you to go play at but you can also make your own at MADJAM… I’m including TCEGCon but it’s up in the air if it will be happening again next year.

Classic Video Game Championships
Classic Video Game Tournament & More all the time.
http://cvgc.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/ClassicVideoGameChampionships/timeline

Edmonton Collector Con
Misc. Vendors of All kinds
http://www.edtoyshow.com/
https://www.facebook.com/edtoyshow?fref=ts

Edmonton Expo
Everything
http://edmontonexpo.com/
https://www.facebook.com/EdmontonExpo?fref=ts

Edmonton Pop Culture Fair
Misc. Vendors of All kinds
http://www.popculturefair.com
https://www.facebook.com/Edmonton-Pop-Culture-Fair-201781283189116/timeline/

Eekfest
Everything
http://theeek.com/
https://www.facebook.com/EekComicPopFest/timeline

Extra-Life Edmonton
24 Hour Gaming for Charity
http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=20678
https://www.facebook.com/ExtraLifeEdmonton2013?fref=ts

Fragapalooza
Annual Video Game Festival/LAN Party
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2259454385/?fref=nf

GDX Edmonton
A celebration for games and game development in Edmonton.
http://www.gdxedmonton.com/
https://www.facebook.com/gdxedmonton/timeline

MADJAM
Game Jam
http://madjam.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/yegmadjam/timeline

Purespec festival
Misc. Vendors & Demos
http://www.purespec.org/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/7154532391/

TCEG Con
Gaming Only Event
https://www.tcegcon2015.com/
https://www.facebook.com/TCEG-Con-1856027557954963/timeline/

Professional Gamers:

This sections a little light still (I’m finding more…) but Edmonton is home to Team Edmonton Gamers. You can follow them online at http://www.edmontongamers.com or Twitter at https://twitter.com/EdmontonGamers.

Check out who they have on their team…

2ManyCooks-He has thus maintained a ranking of 2nd in the Alberta Power Rankings, and will be continuing to compete at a variety of tournaments to cement himself as a threat on an international scale.
https://twitter.com/TEG_2ManyCooks

Alphicans-Alphicans is currently one of Canada’s best Super Smash Bros WiiU players as well as the number one ranked Smasher for Alberta!
https://twitter.com/TEG_Alphicans

Dezmu-Dezmu is a 20 year video game veteran starting his gaming career with the Blockbuster World Video Game Championships II in 1995 at the age of 10.
https://twitter.com/Dezmu

Facebook Groups:

There’s a little bit of everything here but usually the name says it all. I added a line from he group description to help though…

Edmonton and Area Geek Buy & Sell
Anything you wish you sell as long as it is pop culture game/comic/collectibles (and the sort) related
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1534276113461276/

Edmonton and Area Geek Talk
Everything Geek except Buying & Selling
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1549231291968336/

Edmonton Collectors of Videogames old & new
Buy/Sell/Trade Video Games Old & New
https://www.facebook.com/groups/collectorsoldandnew/

Edmonton FGC – UAlberta Student Group (Fighting Game Club)
https://www.facebook.com/EFGCUAlberta

Edmonton Full Frontal Nerdity Community
Buying and selling of collectables. Cards, Comics, Games, Game Systems, Pop Culture, and Sports items
https://www.facebook.com/groups/YEGFFN/

Edmonton Game System and Electronics Buy/Sell/Trade
Game system Buy/sell/trade
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1457270357891907/

Edmonton Game Traders
Video Game Buy/Sell/Trade
https://www.facebook.com/groups/edmontongametrade/

Edmonton Hearthstone
All things Hearthstone
https://www.facebook.com/groups/570374393041866/

Edmonton Heroes of the Storm
For Players of Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm
https://www.facebook.com/groups/687808834660123/

Edmonton SSBM
Super Smash Bros. Melee
https://www.facebook.com/groups/edmontonmelee/

Edmonton Smash 64
Smash Bros. 64
https://www.facebook.com/groups/edmonton64/

Edmonton Toy Therapy
Buy/Sell/Trade of any action figures, toys, collectables, boardgames and card games
https://www.facebook.com/groups/584367105027640/

Pokemon League Edmonton
Pokemon X & Y League
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1432778450272458/

World of Warcraft: Edmonton
For fans of Everything Warcraft
https://www.facebook.com/groups/210404542324846/

Super Smash Bros VS – YEG
Matchmaking for Super Smash Bros.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1495920300656937/

Game Designers

There are a lot of talented developers in Edmonton. Obviously Bioware & Beamdog would be highlights but take a look at who else is hot on their heels…

8-Bit 3D
Games, visual effects, animation, video post-production company
http://www.8bit3d.com/about/
https://www.facebook.com/8bit3d/

Beamdog
Video Games
http://www.beamdog.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Beamdog

BioWare
Video Games
http://www.bioware.com/en/
https://www.facebook.com/BioWare

EgoAnt Productions Inc.
Video Games
http://www.egoant.com/
https://www.facebook.com/EgoAntProductions

Endian Entertainment
Video Games
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=556724525
https://www.facebook.com/Endian-Entertainment-1719228751646554/

Fractal Foundries
Video Games
http://www.ffi.zone
https://www.facebook.com/FractalFoundries

Itzy Interactive Inc.
Video Games
http://www.itzyinteractive.com/
https://www.facebook.com/ItzyInteractive

Life Goes On
Video Games
http://www.lifegoesongame.com
https://www.facebook.com/lgogame/?fref=ts

MADSOFT Games
Video Games
http://madsoftgames.com/index.php
https://www.facebook.com/madsoftgames

PixelStorm entertainment studios Inc.
Video Games
http://www.pixelstorm.ca
https://www.facebook.com/pixelStormGames/timeline

PolyHobby Studios
Video Games
https://www.facebook.com/PolyHobby-Studios-916773928407939

Praxia Entertainment
Video Games
http://www.praxiaentertainment.com/
https://www.facebook.com/praxiaentertainment

The Frozen Machine
Video Games
http://www.thefrozenmachine.com
www.facebook.com/thefrozenmachine

The Guidance Division
http://www.theguidancedivision.com/
http://www.facebook.com/TheGuidanceDivision/

Treefortress Games
Video Games
http://treefortress.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Treefortress/timelineUndeadState

XGen Studios
Video Games
http://www.xgenstudios.com
https://www.facebook.com/xgenstudioscom?fref=ts

Groups

These are actual groups & organizations here in Edmonton (not just Facebook-only). Yes, I’m missing some from the list above but I still have to check out a lot of the ones in the Facebook group section…

Edmonton Gamers
www.edmontongamers.com
https://www.facebook.com/EdmontonGamers/timeline

Edmonton Smash Bros. Community
http://smashersofedmonton.wix.com/home
https://www.facebook.com/groups/edmontonsmash/

GDX Edmonton
http://www.gdxedmonton.com/
https://www.facebook.com/gdxedmonton/timeline

GameCamp Edmonton (Local IGDA Chapter)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/gamecampedmonton/

The Way Gaming
https://www.facebook.com/TheWayGaming
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1636122559936829/

University of Alberta Video Game Art & Design Club
https://www.facebook.com/VGADclub/?fref=ts
https://www.facebook.com/groups/vgadclub/

Video Game Club MacEwan University
http://vgcmu.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/Video-Game-Club-MacEwan-Universi…/…

We Got Game Console Gaming Tournaments
http://www.meetup.com/We-Got-Game-Console-Gaming-Tournaments/

TV Shows, Youtube Channels, Twitch & More:

Ok, so you guys are pretty much on your own for this one. I’ll highlight My Plastic Heaven  TV show since he’ll be at the VGC this weekend but it’s hard to summarize this section other than that they’re all local. Have fun trying to get caught up…

2 Player Start
Youtube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJFHD6kYG2-AkK6gRdQa7iQ

Black Blaze Entertainment
Youtube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/BlackBlazeE
https://www.facebook.com/BlackBlazeE

Edmonton Hero
Twitch
http://www.twitch.tv/edmontonhero/profile
https://www.facebook.com/EdmontonHero-1616422818606210/?fref=ts

E-Legend
Website & more
http://www.elegend.net
https://www.facebook.com/elegend4life/

Goodbye18000
Youtube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/goodbye18000/featured
https://www.facebook.com/LetsPlayerOfTheNorth/timeline

Koool Kay Gaming
Twitch
http://twitch.tv/kooolkay
https://www.facebook.com/KooolKay/timeline

My Plastic Heaven
TV Show
http://www.myplasticheaven.com
https://www.facebook.com/My-Plastic-Heaven-141032785984973/timeline

Press Start To Join
Podcast
http://ps2jshow.com/
https://www.facebook.com/ps2jshow/?fref=ts

Raff About It
Twitch Stream
http://www.twitch.tv/raff_about_it/
https://www.facebook.com/raffaboutitstream/

Red Shark Gaming
Youtube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUxtZTqXL7r0RlKcD-OcnYg
https://www.facebook.com/RedSharkGaming/

Sofa United
Podcast

Tech Geek Gamers
Weekly Web Show
http://techgeekgamers.com/
https://www.facebook.com/TechGeekGamers/timeline

The Clickbait Podcast
Podcast
playstationlifestyle.net
https://twitter.com/Clickbaiters

The Couch Potatoes Play
Twitch & Youtube
http://www.twitch.tv/thecouchpotatoesplay/profile
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3yaq_Lih5SgXTsKou4IfjQ/feed
https://www.facebook.com/thecouchpotatoesplay/timeline

The Camateur
Youtube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/theCamateur
https://twitter.com/theCamateur

The Sonic Show
Youtube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheSonicShow/featured
https://www.facebook.com/thesonicshow/timeline

The Ultima Codex
Podcast, Blog & more
http://ultimacodex.com/
https://www.facebook.com/TheUltimaSeries/timeline

Unsanity Live
Twitch
http://www.twitch.tv/UnsanityLive
https://www.facebook.com/UnsanityLIVE/

VGMaps
Reference Website
http://www.vgmaps.com/
https://www.facebook.com/VGMaps/?fref=ts

Viral Outbreak Gaming
Podcast/Website
http://www.viraloutbreakgaming.com/
https://www.facebook.com/ViralOutbreakGaming/?fref=ts

Video Game Apparel, Artists & Misc. Creations

This is another mix of designers located in Edmonton that create Video Game accessories & art. The reality is that Filthy Casual could be a category all by themselves since they’ve hit it so big and RPG Clothing is only just starting… By all means poke around and see if there’s anything you like. Keep in mind many of them are open to commissions.

Anurain Design
Custom Stamped Geek,Science,Gamer Aluminum Jewelry
https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/AnurainDesign/policy…
https://www.facebook.com/anurain?fref=ts

Collector’s Corner
Misc. Hand-Made Art
www.facebook.com/collectorscorneredmonton

Don’t Trip Perler Beads
Bead Sprites
https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/DontTripPerlerBeads

Filthy Casual
Video Game-Inspired Clothing
http://www.cherrysauceclothing.com/
https://www.facebook.com/filthycasualco/

Gimme Geek
Earrings
https://www.facebook.com/gimmegeek/

Graymalkin Lane Quilts
Custom Video Game Quilts
https://instagram.com/graymalkinlane/
https://www.facebook.com/graymalkinlanequilts

KCoopWorks
Art Commissions of comic book, video game, original and role playing characters
http://www.kcoopworks.deviantart.com
https://www.facebook.com/KCoopWorks/info/

Mac’s Crafts
Buttons, Duct Tape, Perler Beads
https://www.facebook.com/MacsCraft

Manabeam
Jewellery, Hoops & Prints
http://manabeam.storenvy.com

RPG Clothing
Video Game-Inspired Apparel
https://www.facebook.com/RPG-Clothing-1388508461459066/

Rachel’s Art
Video-Game Painting (Pixel Art)
http://www.raychel.ca
https://www.facebook.com/raychelspixels

Uncanny Pixel
Perler Bead Art
https://www.facebook.com/UncannyPixel