Archive for September, 2012

Gameswap in San José CA

Posted in Sharing is Caring on September 28, 2012 by rubaiyat

At the Cooperative Gaming Coop, 365 S Market St, San José CA.

Our new hours are posted and people are welcome to come in and swap any time.

Please bring in something worth playing, something that someone else will be happy to own and will want to play, that is how the swap continues.

Here are some pictures of games that were available as of this writing, I do expect them to change quite a lot though:

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Coop Hours Thru the End of the Show

Posted in Sharing is Caring on September 28, 2012 by rubaiyat

Cooperative Gaming Coop official hours
(Others by appointment)
365 S Market St, San Jose CA

Friday Sep 28 noon-9pm
Saturday Sept 29 noon – 9pm

Thursday Oct 4 noon – 4pm (John is out of town)
Friday Oct 5  noon- 10pm (First Friday)
Saturday Oct 6 noon – 9pm

Thursday Oct 11 noon – 9pm  (Anna Anthropy at 6pm.)
Friday Oct 12 noon – 9pm
Saturday Oct 13 noon – 9pm

Thursday Oct 18 noon – 9pm
Friday Oct 19 noon – 9pm
Saturday Oct 20 noon – 9pm

How to Swap @ Game Coop

Posted in Sharing is Caring on September 22, 2012 by rubaiyat

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(some of the collection as of 9-22)

We have seen some really great titles come and go and find it impossible to keep a current list of what is in stock. We are gamers and love games and ask that you bring something that you want to see have a new life.  We will make sure it gets into the hands of someone who will love it.

We have classics as well as museum pieces, some current titles and games for a variety of platforms.  The motto here is “If you get a dud, bring it back and swap again.”

The Cooperative Gaming Coop Game Swap is alive and well and running any time during our published Gallery Hours. (Thurs n-4, Fri n-6, Sat n-4) It will be available during extended hours as well, but we have yet to publish those.
Works/SJ is located at 365 S Market St in San José CA.

Sept 21 & Sept 22 – noon till 9pm

Posted in Because Videogames on September 21, 2012 by rubaiyat

John and I are experimenting with extended hours and will be open from noon till 9pm tonight, Friday Sept 21 2012, and tomorrow Saturday Sept 22.  If response is good, we may continue it.

Bring a game to swap!  Game Swap is open any time during gallery hours.

If you need a reminder we are at 365 S Market St, San José.

Works Art Open

Posted in Because Videogames on September 18, 2012 by John Pierre

The Cooperative Gaming Co-op will be open until mid October. We will have more events coming up in the weeks to come.

Regular Gallery Hours:
Thursday noon to 4pm
Friday noon to 6pm
Saturday noon to 4pm

..But I think Ill extend Thursdays till later. Seems a shame to close up before people get off work.

Taking it to the streets.

Posted in Because Videogames on September 17, 2012 by John Pierre

Photos by Michael Amundsen

Saturday Sept 15th – Opening Reception

Posted in Because Videogames on September 15, 2012 by John Pierre




The Cooperative Gaming Co-op will have its big kickoff reception for Zero1 Saturday September 15th!


★ 8 handcrafted arcade cabinets with themed collections by esteemed artists and curators.

☢ Over 52 homespun games

☭ Bring old games, new games, games you made to swap and share.

♥ Hours of Fun!

Im gonna let you finish but this is the greatest best event of your lifetime of your generation.

6:30 to 9:30
Saturday September 15th
Works San Jose


Works / San Jose
365 South Market Street
downtown San Jose
Facebook Event Link

Friday – (e)MERGE : The ZERO1 Street Festival

Posted in Because Videogames on September 13, 2012 by John Pierre



Come out this Friday September 14th!
The Gaming Co-op will be taking it to the streets. Literally! Our show and game swap will be sending out some arcade cabinets to South First Street as part of (e)merge. Check out student games from SJSU and The mobile Oakutron arcade machine featuring Anna Anthropy’s “Keep Me Occupied”

Sound Like too much fun? It is! but theres more anyway. We are moving our game swap to the the street fair. Trade what you played or bring games you made!

6pm to 11pm Friday
also 1pm to 5pm Saturday

South First Street


Works / San Jose
365 South Market Street
downtown San Jose

More on (e)merge
and Friday’s Events.