Best of Classic Gaming Expo 2003

For one weekend in the sweltering summer of 2003, legendary programmers and designers gathered at the Classic Gaming Expo in Las Vegas. This 2-DVD set chronicles many of the highlights of that weekend, including the first – and, to date, only – CGE appearance of Atari founder Nolan Bushnell. (Approx. 4 hrs. NTSC 4:3)


  • Starcade Alumni Highlights – featuring former Starcade contestants and season 1 host Mark Richards
  • The Jawbreaker Story – former Sierra On-Line programmer John Harris talks about his breakout games, and the behind-the-scenes maneuvers that drove him out of the business
  • Arcade Designer Highlights – featuring Ed Rotberg, Tim Skelly, Warren Davis & Franz Lanzinger
  • 2003 Auction Excerpt – some of the highlights from the 2003 CGE Auction.
  • Bonus features: CGE ’03 Raw Footage – raw, unedited footage from the show floor and the CGE museum. It’s CGE as seen from an attendee’s perspective!

Nolan Bushnell

  • Nolan Bushnell: The Atari Story – the complete Nolan Bushnell panel, over 90 minutes.
  • Phosphor Dot Fossils: CGE 2003 Edition – using the same format as the popular Phosphor Dot Fossils DVDs (also available from, this is a brief “video glossary” giving brief historical overviews of the games mentioned across the rest of the 2-DVD set.

John Harris

This is a series of downloadable videos. Physical DVDs are no longer being created or stocked.