The game that started it all"Pong" is one of the original video games, and was originally manufactured by Atari Incorporated and released in 1972.
According to the Killer List of Video Games, an IMDB-like site, Star Wars is considered the No. 4 most popular game of all time.
Pac-ManOf course the classics are available. "Pac-Man" is always a crowd favorite.
Space Invaders artThe art on the side of one the earliest shooting games, "Space Invaders," released in 1978, was designed by Tomohiro Nishikado.
It's not all fun and gamesIn addition to pinball and arcade games, there are also quirky mechanical toys, like this fortune teller.
The mechanical bandFor 10 years, this mechanical band sat at Pixar in Emeryville, Calif., in disrepair.
When a few employees banded together to revive it last year, it took a lot of work. Using Arduino, an open-source microcontroller, they developed a MIDI interface to control the characters, each with a separate board. It's a work in progress, but with any luck, the band will be back together this weekend.
Test your gripAnother one of the non pinball or arcade games is a vintage "Test Your Grip" attraction.
Setting up shopAs video games are rolled in on dollies, the Illinois Pinball Company from Bloomington, Ind., sets up shop, selling pinball parts, including hard to find transistors and game art.
Loading inThe California Extreme pinball and arcade show started in 1997. Last year was the biggest year, with 504 machines loaded into the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara.
On Friday afternoon, the room was about half full, but filling up quickly.