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    Quote Originally Posted by Rudy J. Ferretti View Post
    Aurcade is a disgrace they take photgraphs man great verification smh
    I'm fairly certain this isn't the case. I believe they utilize a system of entering scores performed live which are verified by refs on site into a real-time database.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rudy J. Ferretti View Post
    Aurcade is a disgrace they take photgraphs man great verification smh
    Well that's your opinion, Rudy, and you are entitled to it. Fact remains that Aurcade's primary source of scores comes from live events. A small majority come from scores set at authorized arcades and which are witnessed either during or after the fact by authorized individuals.

    The base of scores is smaller than that of the TG database...I seriously doubt that cheating is rampant with the scores accepted by Aurcade thus far. And besides Aurcade has its own basis for score acceptance just as TG does. Keep in mind that this "disgrace" you cite of accepting photographs is exactly how Atari behaved in the late 1970's and to some extent how Walter accepted scores in the early 1980's.

    There is nothing "disgraceful" about it. Aurcade is a different platform and answers to its own validation methods...not those of TG, Guinness or any other entity. If you disagree with their score validation methods, that's fine, but calling it a "disgrace" is unfair and unnecessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marky d View Post
    I'm fairly certain this isn't the case. I believe they utilize a system of entering scores performed live which are verified by refs on site into a real-time database.
    No they took both Caitlin and anthony's recent splatterhouse score with NO video

    I should know but it don't matter Doc can confirm it...

    And what qualifies Aurcade as any authority????? None sorry
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rudy J. Ferretti View Post
    No they took both Caitlin and anthony's recent splatterhouse score with NO video

    I should know but it don't matter Doc can confirm it...

    And what qualifies Aurcade as any authority????? None sorry

    And I'm sorry to say any entity that takes a score via photo graph and calls it a world record is disgraceful..... especially in 2014 it's not 1976

    High score ok World record NO......

    I have my splatterhouse board coming and once I regain what is mine, I will do right to make it official and no room to second guess

    What was done in the early times and I'm well AWARE!!!!!! I know my history thanks for checking though but, that was then this now too many cheaters to trust photo graphs
    Last edited by Rudy J. Ferretti; 05-04-2014 at 12:13 PM. Reason: adding to it
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    Rudy, every argument you have against TG/Aurcade seems to have to deal with titles that you submitted scores for. Those issues aside, do you still feel the same about both entities ? Just curious.

    As for what qualifies Aurcade as an "authority", technically nothing qualifies TG as such either. It was a self-proclaimed nomenclature assigned by Walter for PR/promotional purposes. No one "appoints" an authority...you simply gain credibility through years of experience. Just like in trading cards the PSA Registry is a recognized "authority" on grading more so than the SGC, BGI and other grading indexes.

    Again, Aurcade is different than TG...if they accept that and you disapprove, I'd say you should ignore them. Promote the new TG on its own merits, but nothing is gained by slamming another entity.

    Keep in mind that some of the legacy scores on the TG website from the dawn of scorekeeping had no choice BUT to be submitted via photograph (Polaroid, back then) as most gamers could not afford the costs of a VHS recording unit. Blank T-120 tapes hovered between $12-14 back then !!

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    Yawn's Sleepy thanks!!!!!

    Thanks for all that info I was not aware of tapes being 12-14.00 wow that is wow

    I never knew TG was self proclaimed either AMAZING info

    And you I also was not aware how one gains credibility over the years, I really need to get out more...

    Thanks for the educating..............
    Last edited by Rudy J. Ferretti; 05-04-2014 at 12:43 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rudy J. Ferretti View Post
    is disgraceful..... especially in 2014 it's not 1976
    Sage advice from a person who only two days ago agreed with a person that women should not be allowed to game publicly.

    It's 2014 indeed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenMullen View Post
    Sage advice from a person who only two days ago agreed with a person that women should not be allowed to game publicly.

    It's 2014 indeed!
    Because you don't know any better Mr. Mullen, I would be more than happy to provide you with the transcript and the ENTIRE audio with no cuts, I never agreed to what your claiming nor said that lol man and I'm not mad at all......

    Send me ur email Ill be glad to provide and the audio should be up on youtube soon, not by me wink...
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    That's strange because I listened to that part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenMullen View Post
    That's strange because I listened to that part.
    Really please tell what min in the show I said that??????????
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