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  1. From the Archives: Trickman Terry, 2009

    12-07-2021 at 09:19 AM
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    The fifth annual "Basement Bash" hosted by "Trickman" Terry Minnich, who served as Tricks of the Trade editor for Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) and was former co-owner of Pixel Blast Arcade. Did you ever attend a basement bash?
  2. Capcom Pro Tour Recap: Asia Southeast 1 and Brazil

    11-25-2021 at 05:15 PM
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    Street Fighters Oswald and Robinho are both heading to next year's Capcom Cup:

  3. The Man Who Helped Change Tetris by Playing Track & Field

    11-17-2021 at 10:35 PM
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    How veteran gamer Hector 'Fly' Rodriguez shared his arcade "secrets" and inspired a new generation of Tetris players
  4. Capcom Pro Tour - Japan 3 Qualifier

    11-03-2021 at 04:58 PM
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    Hi everyone,I wanted to share a recent news story I posted on the Capcom Pro Tour on its most recent stop in Japan. I've always been a huge Street Fighter fan and spent a ton of money on the game in the 90s. While I haven't been actively following the scene the last few years, I'm hoping ...
  5. A Fistful of Poster Confusion

    10-30-2021 at 11:10 AM
    I saw on Twitter that some gamers were griping that Billy Mitchell crashed their tournament hosted by Kumite this weekend in Tennessee, which isn't too surprising, but this certainly surprised me.STEVE WIEBE IS MISSING!I don't know if it's some sort of twisted joke, or there was a hugely ...

    Updated 10-30-2021 at 11:14 AM by The Evener

  6. A New Tetris Silver Champion

    10-27-2021 at 05:30 AM
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    The Classic Tetris World Championship (CTWC) Finals is still a few weeks ago, but over the weekend Tetris players came together for the Silver Bracket, crowning the second ever Silver Champion:
  7. Phil Tudose breaks the 1.5 million point barrier

    10-26-2021 at 05:33 AM
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    Hi everyone,A few days ago, Phil Tudose reached a new milestone in classic arcade competition on everyone's other favourite Donkey Kong game, Donkey Kong Junior. Check it out!
  8. Nibbler submission requirements

    10-12-2021 at 08:10 PM
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    @nibbler 69 asked:
    Ciao ragazzi,
    è possibile fare un tentativo di record su Nibbler con pcb rev6 originale ma su cabinet jamma e joystick non originale?Hello guys,
    is it possible to do a record attempt on Nibbler with original rev6 pcb but on jamma cabinet and non-original joystick?**********Benvenuti ...
  9. Interview with RedDawn

    07-25-2021 at 08:24 AM
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    Hi everyone,In case you missed it, I had a chance to talk to RedDawn about his generous funding of 2021 Jonas Neubauer Memorial BTC [Bitcoin] Bounty. You can check out the story there:!
  10. The Ballad of the Pac-Man King

    06-07-2021 at 11:44 PM

    Hi everyone,As Pac-Man's 40th anniversary draws to a close, I spoke with Rick Mori, an original Pac-Man champion. Rick's journey through San Francisco arcades brought him recognition and a visit from another aspiring Pac-Man player, Jeffrey Yee. Yee's claimed score of 6 million points ...
  11. The Spy Hunter Who Came in from the Cold

    05-30-2021 at 11:08 PM

    Hey everyone,I had the pleasure of sitting down with Timothy Kinkead who earlier this year accomplished some amazing things on one of my favorite classic driving games, Spy Hunter. I hope you enjoy it. ...
  12. TG at 40 From the Archives - Rick Fothergill - Ms. Pac-Man World Record, July 20, 1996

    03-30-2021 at 09:27 AM
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    25 years after his world record achievement, the world can now see a clip from Rick Fothergill's history-making Ms. Pac-Man game.Every world record is preceded by lots of practice. In the case of "Captain Canada," it look 12 years before the big moment arrived.In July 1996, Rick attained ...

    Updated 03-30-2021 at 09:39 AM by The Evener

  13. TG at 40 From the Archives - Twin Galaxies Arcade, Fairfield IA, July 1995

    03-26-2021 at 10:35 AM
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    While the story of Twin Galaxies' opening at 226 E. Main Street in Ottumwa, Iowa in November 1981, and Mayor Jerry Parker's "Video Game Capital of the World" declaration the following year are part of TG lore, what is less generally known is that Walter Day opened a new Twin Galaxies ...
  14. TG at 40 - City vs City Team Tournament, April 1998

    03-21-2021 at 09:02 AM
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    Leading up to the publication of his book Twin Galaxies' Official Video Game & Pinball Book of World Records in February 1998, Walter Day sought to raise the profile of the relaunched Twin Galaxies, now based in Fairfield, Iowa by promoting high score competitions. The "City vs City" ...

    Updated 03-21-2021 at 09:09 AM by The Evener

  15. TG at 40 - John Lawton, Longest Held Video Game Record

    02-25-2021 at 02:26 PM
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    In February 2008, Twin Galaxies posthumously honored John Lawton for the distinction of holding the longest held video game record. With his brother Bob Lawton, John opened The Weirs Sports Center in June 1952, which operated on the second floor of Tarlsons Arcade in Laconia, NH. The Weirs Sports Center ...

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  16. Mr. Awesome Speaks

    02-25-2021 at 10:07 AM
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    Scene World Magazine's AJ and Joerg recently landed an interview with Missile Command champion Roy Shildt, which is featured in their latest podcast - episode #108.In the interview, Roy delves into his Missile Command history, including discussion of various controversies around his marathon score. ...

    Updated 02-25-2021 at 01:22 PM by The Evener

  17. TG at 40 - Tim McVey Day, January 28 1984

    01-28-2021 at 06:33 AM
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    Thirty seven years ago today, the residents of Ottumwa, Iowa gathered to celebrate a video game high score. Led by Mayor Jerry Parker and Twin Galaxies owner Walter Day, guests and the media gathered at the same downtown arcade where 17 year old homegrown champion Tim McVey became the first person to ...

    Updated 02-12-2021 at 06:42 AM by The Evener

  18. TG at 40 - The King vs The Queen Q*Bert Smackdown, 2006

    01-26-2021 at 06:20 PM
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    From the TG Documentary Archives, this poster documents a "showdown" that occurred fifteen years ago this April where Twin Galaxies members Kelly Tharp and Doris Self competed for the Q*bert royal crown during the "Toughest Gun in Dodge City" event held at Apollo Amusements in Pompano ...

    Updated 01-26-2021 at 08:03 PM by The Evener

  19. TG's 40th - From the Archives - George Costanza's Frogger Score

    01-19-2021 at 10:19 PM
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    As part of a 40 year retrospective of Twin Galaxies, I'll be sharing new content uploaded to the Twin Galaxies Documentary Archive. Today's selection pitted gamers against the television series Seinfeld.$1000 Cash Prize - George Costanza's Frogger Score, 2005In 2005, Robert Mruczek established ...

    Updated 01-19-2021 at 10:44 PM by The Evener

  20. Victor Ali Missile Command Dispute - Revert to Earlier Score?

    01-15-2021 at 02:14 PM
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    I didn't originally follow the dispute around Victor Ali's Missile Command (Marathon) score of 80,364,995 points when it was disputed in 2018, but I recently started reviewing the community discussion and TG's decision to remove the score based on the available evidence. ...

    Updated 01-15-2021 at 02:26 PM by The Evener

  21. TG's 40th Anniversary - from the Archives

    01-03-2021 at 09:25 AM
    Forty years ago, Jon Bloch and Walter Day opened an arcade in downtown Ottumwa, Iowa on November 10, 1981. Flanked by a shoe store and an optometrist shop at 226 East Main Street, the new arcade welcomed its first customers at 6:30pm and in doing so, joined an ever-growing number of arcade businesses ...

    Updated 01-19-2021 at 10:47 PM by The Evener

  22. Let's Try That Again...

    12-17-2020 at 07:02 AM
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    In yesterday's Wall Post, I learned that the content I recently uploaded to the TG Wiki about the Twin Galaxies International Scoreboard (TGIS) February 1984 - which features a number of "lost" scores that didn't make it into the 1997 TG Records Book or TG database in 2000 - wasn't ...

    Updated 12-17-2020 at 07:06 AM by The Evener

  23. The Twin Galaxies Legacy Leaderboard Archive now live

    12-16-2020 at 10:37 PM
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    A new resource is now available on the Historical section of the TG Wiki that will feature archival materials or links to "legacy" high scores that were either tracked/sanctioned by previous TG management, as well as leaderboards that continued to follow high scores following TG's closure ...
  24. The Old Twin Galaxies Documentary Archives

    12-09-2020 at 10:26 PM
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    I wanted to share with the community that the Historical section of the TG Wiki has been updated with a new collection of materials to complement the Old Twin Galaxies Video Tape and INP archives. The Old Twin Galaxies Documentary Archive will feature scanned copies of awards, posters, and news ...

    Updated 12-10-2020 at 10:07 AM by The Evener

  25. Explain Your Name And/Or Your Avatar

    09-03-2020 at 07:49 PM
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    Learning the reasons behind someone's choice for a username/handle and avatar has always been super-interesting to me. I found that TG members back in 2008 started up a discussion on this subject, and I thought it would be great to hear from current members about their avatar/name choice. It's ...
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