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    by Published on 07-27-2014 01:42 PM
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    Hello fellow gamers:

    I'm sure that we have all heard about purported Easter Eggs, closely guarded secrets and more in games which turned out to be rumours only.

    To be honest I have only personally heard of a few although I know from personal research that there are many out there. Here are the few that come immediately to mind...
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    by Published on 07-26-2014 01:28 AM
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrewBledsoe View Post
    And this is what TG's dilemma is right now. With respect to submissions, the present provides nothing to talk about. Thus people are forced to either speculate about the future, or dwell about the past. Both of these topics have now been beaten to death.

    Sadly, but understandably, there are very few people who participate in these forums or really care much about TG at all. Until the new submission process comes to light, it will be impossible for TG to move forward.
    After much consideration, we have concluded that this is a fair point. As such, we will attempt to provide some top level insight into the work that is being done. Discussing this matter has been avoided because we know that it will create more questions than answers and it will fuel speculation, which due to some of the unfortunate history that the community has been through, that may unnecessarily lean toward a semi-negative/cautionary interpretation of things.

    For submission and adjudication, we are building an INTEGRATED system that is designed to address these items:

    1.) Qualified community/peer review of submissions.
    2.) A documented adjudication process per submission that is publicly accessible to all and permanently attached to the score/submission.
    3.) The ability and process for the community to question and examine historical scores and permanently ratify, asterix, or expunge from the database.
    4.) Adhere to Guinness-specific submission standards and adjudication criteria.
    5.) A viewable historical public record of actions/successful adjudications for each participating community member which is used to calculate an overall "adjudication credibility" rating for the member. This rating will then factor into an "authoritative weighting system" that comes into play when voting on a submission.

    As mentioned previously, this is an INTEGRATED system, which means that each part described above is tied to/and affects each other part in some way. A total effect is achieved and intended.

    Below is all the detail we can provide at this time. Again, this posting is not attempting to answer all questions, and may in fact just create more questions than it solves, but our time is currently limited and we feel it is better spent actually doing the work required, rather than talking about it. ...
    by Published on 07-25-2014 08:43 PM
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    "One of my greatest and daunting accomplishments," said Steven Kleisath after it was announced yesterday that he had beaten the long-standing 2nd place world record of 3,481,000 points set in 1985 by gaming legend, Perry Rogers, by achieving a score of 3,784,050 points on July 22, 2014.

    Kleisath played on an original arcade cabinet, using medium difficulty settings.

    A full video of his performance can be found here:

    CLICK HERE FOR MORE!->>
    by Published on 07-24-2014 02:22 AM
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    From the blog of Merciless365:



    I recently had the opportunity to sit down and watch the new documentary film Video Games: The Movie by Writer/Director/Producer Jeremy Snead… CLICK HERE TO READ MORE!->>

    by Published on 07-24-2014 02:00 AM
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    Waterborn202P has an interesting blog update you might want to check out:


    "Well, despite my best intentions, it has been almost two months since my first (and only) blog post here at Twin Galaxies since the relaunch of the site. I was hoping to bring you weekly updates on my video game related shenanigans, but a move back to the States (my wife and I now reside, quite happily I might add, in Myrtle Beach, SC), a new job, a long-awaited, planned and desperately needed vacation AND trying to get our new home in order has kept me AWK and AWG (Away From Gaming) since May 11th. That is until this past week. As mentioned above, my wife and I have had a week long vacation planned for some time.

    After working insane hours in Canada for over a year to open a new facility for my company, this was the first opportunity that I have had in over a year to truly relax with no deadlines, no responsibilities and no itinerary beside making sure my better half enjoyed her 25th high school reunion. I was able to negotiate a day trip focused primarily on tracking down several of Chicago's numerous "Bar Arcades", giving me the opportunity to mix two of my favorite pursuits (micro-brews and classic video games). To be honest, the "negotiations" were truly non-existent as my wife fully supports both of these Peter Pan-esque tendencies (Bless her)."

    Now I must warn you out of the gate….CLICK HERE TO READ MORE!->>

    by Published on 07-20-2014 02:58 AM
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    I picked this Tempest Cabaret up in some time ago from a chap in Oxford over here in the UK.

    Tempests are pretty rare on this side of the pond, and the cabaret version like this one especially so, so I was delighted to have found this one for sale on ebay.

    I bought it almost blind - just a few pictures to go by. It was in the guy's garage. Turns out it had a really easy life. only 3000 credits on the counter, and it had been owned by a programmer who played it in his office and more recently in his home. He said the monitor had only recently gone but it did play blind supposedly. My biggest concern was that it had been stored in a garage with no heating.

    After getting it home and looking at what I had, it turns out it was in really nice shape - matching serial numbers across all parts. There was no water damage, everything solid. The wood laminate sides had minimal damage too ...
    by Published on 07-18-2014 09:07 PM
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    Hearthstone Tournament, The Infinite Crisis Experience Takes a Serious Turn, "The Quest's" Bonnie Gordon, Disney's "Kickin' It" with Dylan R. Snyder, The Comic Book Show, League of Legends, Infinite Crisis, Street Fighter All Nighter as well as so much more!

    Check out all the highlights from last week at TwinGalaxiesLive.com - The Totally Interactive 24 Hour Video Game Culture Network.

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    by Published on 07-16-2014 10:37 PM
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    Hi my name is Carrie Swidecki and on July 11-14, 2014 I Just Dance 76 hours 4 minutes 52 seconds at Otto's Video Games in More in Bakersfield, CA to fight childhood obesity. I set the Guinness Book of World Records for both the Longest Marathon on a Motion-Sensing Dance Game and Longest Marathon on a Dance/Rhythm Game. I dedicate every world record to bringing awareness to using Exergaming in the schools to fight childhood obesity and inspire adults to get fit. It's insane! I never want to wake up from this dream! It seems like yesterday I was 210 pounds, plus size 18-20, and chasing my dream of 3rd place in a local Dance Dance Revolution tournament. I've been chasing that dream for 14 years that I never slowed down to realize I've ...
    by Published on 07-16-2014 08:16 PM
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    Prior to acquiring Twin Galaxies, I spent a lot of time researching its past, the community, and its many prior achievements. I spoke with people, listened to numerous perspectives, and paid close attention to the all of the nuance of TG history that I could find.

    As a long time participant of video game culture in general, and being old enough to remember the actual beginning of Twin Galaxies, I was very interested in trying to understand why Twin Galaxies never seemed to reach its full potential.

    In my view, after 30 years, Twin Galaxies should have been a household name where video game players worldwide would unilaterally look to for challenges and achievement recognition for everything video game related. The vision of TG was so grand, the opportunities so vast…

    When I acquired TG, it seemed to be in the most deteriorated state that it had been in over 10 years. Just about every aspect of TG that one can imagine needed repair of some kind. The work that lay ahead was tremendous…

    However, when I addressed the TG community for the first time, I expressed my enthusiasm and commitment to the process of helping to restore TG to full functionality and to work to provide video game players around the world with an opportunity to be recognized and honored. The new TG wished to extend the hand of friendship to the community and offered a new chance to begin again.

    And so the work began…

    Now many of you are aware that the TG community is filled with long standing arguments, accusations, battles and controversy. People attack each other frequently and there are numerous grudges being held even as I write this.

    Some people appear to be forever gripped in the same battle, locked in an infinite loop of righteous indignation. It’s the Hatfield’s and McCoy’s with a video game backdrop. The negativity can sometimes seem so overwhelming, it actually takes the fun out of the whole experience of participating in general for many people.

    More to the point ...
    by Published on 07-14-2014 02:57 PM
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    Genre: Documentary 100 minutes
    Director: F. Sean Tiedeman
    Producer: Kyrstal-Dawn Willing
    Cast: Richie Knucklez, Walter Day, Billy Mitchell, Joel West, Eugene Jarvis, Ben Gold, Jerry Buckner

    Official Trailer:

    Official Website: http://www.thekingofarcades.com
    The Making of Pac-Man Fever: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZYZdB5EjdA


    The classic arcade scene has no shortage of movies these days. In fact, it seems that just about every year another appears, seeking to carve their name into the list of descendants inspired by the successes of The King of Kong: Fistful of Quarters (2007) and Chasing Ghosts: Beyond The Arcade (2007).

    But not this one.
    Different motive. Different method.

    The King of Arcades details the life and times of punk rock musician and classic arcade collector, Richie Knucklez, on his ...
    by Published on 07-11-2014 10:21 PM
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    1337LeagueLive, The Infinite Crisis Experience, Stand-Up Comedian Jenny Yang, Disney's "Sonny with a Chance" Doug Brochu, TGL Tournament Series: Ultra Street Fighter IV, as well as so much more!

    Check out all the highlights from last week at TwinGalaxiesLive.com - The Totally Interactive 24 Hour Video Game Culture Network.

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    MOS 07-27-2014, 11:30 PM Go to last post
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    I don't get it

    Our system does not work like this at all so you do not need to worry. This entire scenario is not applicable. Its not like EBAY.

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    I don't get it

    Until the voting process is complete, you will be able to change your vote at any time. This is precisely for the opportunity to discover new information

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    RTM -

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    I don't get it

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    RTM 07-27-2014, 10:35 PM Go to last post
    RTM

    I don't get it

    RTM REPLY - one foreseeable problem with this...

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    JackBando

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    I don't get it

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    I don't get it

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    I don't get it

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