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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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Coop Swap At SJSU on April 9

Posted in Sharing is Caring on April 2, 2013 by rubaiyat

CADRE Swap and Cooperative Gaming Coop Swap!

Tuesday April 9 from 7pm-9pm in Art 241 on SJSU campus.

Coop Swap – bring one cool game to swap for one cool thing we have in our collection, make sure to bring something someone will want to play… that is the way the swap lives on. You are also welcome to trade with other Coopers.

CADRE Swap – bring old electronics that you want to get rid of, we will put it all out on a table and you are welcome to take home whatever you like, anything that is left over will be recycled.


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

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.