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| GameExpo Classic |
|Release Date||June 26, 2011|
|Latest Update||Version 3.3|
|Discontinued||November 9, 2015|
|Forwards compatibility||Limited GameExpo II support|
|Succeeded by||GameExpo II|
The GameExpo Classic (previously GameExpo) is a video game console created by T-Games founder Billy Anderson, released on June 26, 2011. It has gained recognition for being the first self-proclaimed video game console in LittleBigPlanet 2. It is the first installment in the GameExpo line of consoles.
Anderson initially created the GameExpo Classic independently, but upon release subsequently granted ownership to T-Games. As various seasonal themes (called 'skins') were created by a team of people for the console, the team was given the label 'GameEx' by T-Games and granted studio status and complete ownership of the GameExpo line. All future additions to the GameExpo line were either developed or licensed by GameEx.
Conception of GameExpo Classic came from the PlayStation Network outage that lasted for 2 months in 2011. The creator, Billy Anderson, had thought of a concept on LittleBigPlanet 2 whereby offline community gaming was possible. Several concepts and designs were created, all of which were discarded.
It was not until later whereby PSN user robbit10 would work on the JukeBox XI with Anderson. During work on the device, Anderson proposed creating a new type of Cartridge which featured a Controllinator that would activate another proposed feature for the system, a retractable screen. Robbit10 declined the proposal to integrate gaming capabilities into the device, so Anderson created the GameExpo Classic.
robbit10 initially praised the system and created the intro and outro tunes for the device, but mentioned his concern over the fact that the GameExpo Classic originally supported Music Cartridges, making the JukeBox XI's features redundant.
Anderson then went on to release the GameExpo Classic on June 26th, 2011.
GameExpo Classic has been available fairly consistently since launch, and is still available to collect today.
Since launch, GameExpo Classic has only been unavailable three times:
- When the GameExpo II was initially launched
- Temporary discontinuation of the GameExpo line from 26th of June 2012 until the 21st of August 2012.
- During Anderson's 'Theft is Wrong' protest in June 2013 which lasted from the 16th to 27th of June 2013. The GameExpo Hub was available to play and collect items from on the 26th of June however, since that was the day of launch for the GameExpo III.
Since release, the GameExpo Classic has achieved new records for LittleBigPlanet and T-Games, these include:
- The First Game Console to be created inside of LittleBigPlanet
- Longest Available Game Console in LittleBigPlanet
|Version Number||Official Release Date||Development Name||Change Log||Archived|
|v1.0||26th June 2011||GameExpo||
|v1.1.5r2||N/A||JukeBox XI Deal||
T-Games Archives was not set up when the GameExpo Classic was in production, meaning that almost none of the consoles were archived. T-Games also stopped archiving the update logs, meaning that most of the updates to the GameExpo Classic are unknown.
| GameWave Classic |
|Head Developer||Billy Anderson|
|Release Date||September 20, 2011|
|Succeded by||GameWave II|
As the GameWave Classic and its successor, the GameWave II, were never as popular as the original series, the third generation of GameExpo (that including GameExpo III and SoundWave) would scrap PlayStation Move compatibility altogether.
| GameExpo Go |