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The satirical musings of a classic arcade game enthusiast and professional photographer. A dangerous combination.

  1. Another photo from the archives

    Today at 06:13 PM (Arcade Culture Magazine)
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    Another cool group photo from the Twin Galaxies Entertainment Festival. Walter Day, Richie Knucklez, and three ladies from the staff.

    I still prefer the black and white version. There is something ...
  2. Televised Selfie

    Today at 02:17 PM (Arcade Culture Magazine)
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    There is so much personality in this selfie. The two top DK players in the world (Wes Copeland and Robbie Lakeman), @Jace Hall , @redelf even @JTT_Defender !

    And of course me. :)
  3. Color or Black and White?

    Yesterday at 08:57 PM (Arcade Culture Magazine)
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    I love both color and black and white photography. If I had to define my own style, it would be high contrast black and white, which very sharp images. They don't always work out the way I want ...
  4. Be careful what you put on top of the cabinets!

    Yesterday at 07:45 PM (Arcade Culture Magazine)
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    Some people put the strangest things on top of their arcade cabinets. :)

    Billy Mitchell and Paul Dean at the Twin Galaxies Entertainment Expo


  5. Gaming shirts

    Yesterday at 02:01 PM (Arcade Culture Magazine)
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    What is your favorite gaming shirt? I love my Twin Galaxies shirts, but this one is pretty cool too.
  6. Cold Weather Photography

    01-14-2018 at 06:04 PM (Arcade Culture Magazine)
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    Some of you already know I am a photographer based on my arcade / tournament work. But did you know I fund my trips around the country by doing running photography? This particular event was this morning. It was -26C / -15F. These people are running ...
  7. Petition: Bring Back Settle It On The Screen

    01-13-2018 at 09:25 PM (Arcade Culture Magazine)
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    I think most of us are still in shock over the surprise cancellation of our beloved Settle It On The Screen. Several people have already shared their feelings, their sense of loss over this wonderful community building show. We feel lost now, cast ...
  8. Newsfeed Section Comments

    01-13-2018 at 09:14 AM (Arcade Culture Magazine)
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    **EDIT** I fixed the above image to include the rest of the sentence. My point is the "Let us Know!" without actually having a way of letting anyone know.

    =================================

    ...

    Updated 01-13-2018 at 10:11 AM by datagod

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  9. Unsettled on the Screen

    01-12-2018 at 10:59 PM (Arcade Culture Magazine)
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    Can this truly be the end of Settle it on the Screen? This show is the glue holding the community together. The entire SIOTS staff have a vital role in the community, improving morale, honoring world record performances, making us laugh at our selves, etc. ...
  10. The problem with Wall Posts

    01-12-2018 at 07:40 AM (Arcade Culture Magazine)
    I recently created an unofficial petition on my wall to gauge the community's positon on merging JROK and Arcade platforms (and tracks). While the wall post was getting comments, it maintained visibility.

    The tally so far:

    3 votes NO
    1 vote Possible
    13 votes YES ...
  11. Petition to fold JROK scores into Arcade

    01-10-2018 at 10:40 PM (Arcade Culture Magazine)
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    JROK boards are a thing of beauty. They are a technological marvel. They are fully supported here at Twin Galaxies as a separate platform.

    My understanding is that when that platform was created, the community had not fully embraced the hardware ...
  12. Twin Galaxies Entertainment Expo Photos

    01-10-2018 at 09:44 AM (Arcade Culture Magazine)
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    A wide shot of the tournament area. That red carpet was a nice touch!



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    Don Atreides everyone! He took a bunch of these photos while I was actually competing.



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    Updated 01-10-2018 at 10:51 AM by datagod

  13. Congratulations to Robbie Lakeman!

    01-09-2018 at 08:02 PM (Arcade Culture Magazine)
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    Big huge congratulations to my good friend Robbie Lakeman for his incredible new high score on Donkey Kong. He is here with a Hector Telloc body double (RK), banning California.
  14. Game Not Over

    01-09-2018 at 07:53 PM (Arcade Culture Magazine)
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    Look at these two champions, getting ready to duke it out over Atari 2600 Centipede. Twin Galaxies Entertainment Festival 2015
  15. Gaming Accomplishments

    01-05-2018 at 05:36 PM (Arcade Culture Magazine)
    I was asked about my gaming feats. They are not traditional high scores, but video games have been a part of my life since I was 5.

    The years may be wrong here and there. It is not like I have all this written down in notepad so I can cut and past. (although that is a great idea!) ...

    Updated 01-06-2018 at 12:29 AM by datagod

  16. Trooper getting a photo

    01-05-2018 at 04:33 PM (Arcade Culture Magazine)
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    I was just going through some old photos and this one gave me a chuckle. Billy Mitchell and a Storm Trooper getting their photos taken at the Nibble This! movie promotion thingy.

    Freeplay Florida 2016
  17. Question about high score save kits

    01-03-2018 at 08:53 PM (Arcade Culture Magazine)
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    With all the talk recently about hacked boards and fake romsets, I got to thinking about my own Space Invaders cabinet.

    I installed a high score save kit on my Space Invaders cabinet. It is a custom chip that sits between the CPU and the ...
  18. A whole new world!

    01-02-2018 at 08:33 PM (Arcade Culture Magazine)
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    I bought my kids a 3D printer. Been having fun getting used to it.

    Updated 01-03-2018 at 06:01 AM by datagod

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  19. Throwback Tuesday

    01-02-2018 at 09:09 AM (Arcade Culture Magazine)
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    I just found this link in the Wayback machine. Being invited to the Twin Galaxies Entertainment Festival was one of the highlights of my professonal career. I worked by butt off for sure, but I had such a great time doing it. I was greeted at the front steps ...
  20. State of the Galaxies: status = would like one

    01-02-2018 at 08:29 AM (Arcade Culture Magazine)
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    @Jace Hall




    We know you are busy building an empire, but it has been quite a while since we had a "State of the Galaxies" podcast. We gamers are a curious bunch and come up with all sorts of wild conspiracies ...
  21. Kong Off 4

    01-01-2018 at 08:07 AM (Arcade Culture Magazine)
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    Arcade Hollywood has promised to finish the Kong Off 4 movie. This took place at Replay FX 2015 in Pittsburgh and was one of the best venues I have been to.

    It is very cool seeing so many of my friends doing what they love to do. ...
  22. Take a closer look

    12-31-2017 at 10:39 AM (Arcade Culture Magazine)
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    Next time you play a pinball machine, take a closer look. I was surprised to see the details hidden in plain sight. This cute little sign is from a Cyclone machine somewhere in New Hampshire.
  23. Length of signatures

    12-29-2017 at 03:13 PM (Arcade Culture Magazine)
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    Quote Originally Posted by datagod View Post
    While changing my signature the other day I received two error messages. One said that the signature limit was 200 characters, the other said it was 100. I have no issue with either length, I would just like to know which one it is.

    Also some people have much longer signatures than 200
    ...
  24. Question bout adjudication etiquette

    12-27-2017 at 11:26 PM (Arcade Culture Magazine)
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    With the TGSAP submission queue being longer than ever before, there are quite a few people that are bumping older submissions. This brings attention to the submission with the hopes of more people voting on it and closing the deal.

    When ...
  25. Is Archon a chess game?

    12-27-2017 at 10:25 AM (Arcade Culture Magazine)
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    @Snowflake
    @ConsoleGamerOfTheCentury

    Archon is my favorite game on C-64. It is similar to chess in that it takes place on a board, but it is definitely NOT chess.

    We were having a heated discussion regarding this game, right in the ...
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