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The Cooperative Gaming Coop at SubZERO!

Posted in Because Videogames, Sharing is Caring on June 6, 2013 by John Pierre

When: Friday June 7th, 7pm till midnight.
Where: South First St. Downtown San Jose, Ca

litewall - gaming coop

The Cooperative Gaming Coop in collaboration with the SJSU Game Dev Club and The Litewall Group will be exhibiting this Friday June 7th at South First Friday’s SubZERO festival in downtown San Jose.

Come bring your old or neglected games to donate or trade. Find old games you love. Nothing is for sale trades only. Trade a game you made yourself even! Take a game leave a game. Trade it again and again! Booya!

Check out two full scale handmade multi-game arcade cabinets featuring amazing games made by students at San Jose State University.

Have your mind blown by a 7 foot tall 18 feet wall of LED super size pixels created by a distributed collaboration of over 100 volunteers.

Boom Headshot!

Seriously though bring games.


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Closing Time

Posted in Because Videogames on October 20, 2012 by rubaiyat

All good things must come to an end and so too must the Cooperative Gaming Co-op’s arcade.

Today is our last day, come out and play one last game, we are open till 9pm.  Still at 365 S. Market in sunny San Jose.

(Photo: will-i-pham)

Anna Anthropy Speaking Oct 11 @ 6pm

Posted in Because Videogames, Sharing is Caring on October 7, 2012 by rubaiyat

Anna Anthropy, game designer, provocateur, author and artist will talk about her book Rise of the Video Game Zinesters, the Oakutron, and Zineistar, the arcade cabinet she curated for the Coop.

Anna will be accompanied by Daphny David, one of her curated artist and possibly other guests.

Event takes place at Works Gallery
365 S Market St in San Jose (map)

Facebook Event Page

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.

First Friday Sneak Peek

Posted in Because Videogames on August 26, 2012 by John Pierre

new game

Gallery crawling this First Friday? The Cooperative Gaming Coop Will be hosting a soft opening of our new community arcade space. Downtown San Jose’s monthly art walk will finally have the arcade its always wanted but never dared to ask for.

First Friday

Friday September 7th, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Cooperative Gaming Coop Sneak Peek

Works / San Jose
365 South Market Street
Downtown San Jose

Game Swap & Coop Meeting

Posted in Because Videogames on July 29, 2012 by John Pierre

The Cooperative Gaming Coop is a free and open organization whose first mission is going to be to help game developers and those of us with old games tucked away.

Thursday Aug 23rd
6pm – 8pm
Art 241 (map)

San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, Ca


Old Games
YOUR GAMES (on media, cd whatever)

The rules will be evolving as we build our Coop Shop, but if you bring something you are welcome to take something with you. You can get rid of the stuff that is cluttering up your attic and come home with something new, cool or retro.

If you are a game developer, please consider burning us a few disks! We want to help people trade and play games developed locally and by people we know. Designed or not, CD sleeves are a great way to give instructions, please make sure to list the name and platform (and the authors name) with each disk.

Come Trade Games!

Please come out if you can, this is going to be our pre-game event and we could use as much support as possible.

If you have any questions or want to drop off stuff because you cannot make it, email us at

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