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  1. 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 ...
  2. From WIRED: "Retro Gaming's Misogyny is Brought to Light After a Violent Tragedy"

    08-19-2020 at 03:12 PM
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  3. Say Hi To Steve

    06-22-2020 at 07:51 PM
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    Steve Wiebe has launched his Twitch channel and is currently streaming some DK play (as of 10:50pm EST) - catch him at:
  4. Need Help With Crowd-sourcing the history of Pole Position's 67,310 WR

    06-12-2020 at 08:09 AM
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    Good morning fellow netizens,There’s a few exciting stories I’m following in the world of all things Pole Position, a 1980s arcade classic from Namco, but more famously associated in North America with Atari (since it distributed the game in the territory). If you were standing in a quiet ...

    Updated 06-12-2020 at 01:08 PM by The Evener

  5. When Pac-Man Just Overheated

    02-17-2020 at 10:36 PM
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    Back in July 1982, Frank Breneman pushed our yellow dot muncher to the limit, clocking 4.5 hours of play to reach a score of 3,149,120. Breneman may have been tired but was still ready to steer Pac-Man through the maze before he reached the famous "kill screen" on level 256. But in a world ...

    Updated 02-17-2020 at 10:42 PM by The Evener

  6. In Search Of...The Amusement Players Association International Scoreboard

    02-14-2020 at 09:41 PM
    While looking into the history of high score competition, I've come across or rediscovered several different "leaderboards" that gamers used prior to the web-based appearance of the Twin Galaxies in 1997/98. At the same time, I was interested in examining scoreboards that appeared in magazine ...

    Updated 02-14-2020 at 09:44 PM by The Evener

  7. Spread The Word! $75 Still Up For Grabs On River Raid - Fastest Completion

    02-09-2020 at 09:48 PM

    Fittingly, Garrett Holland's epic River Raid run was the inaugural submission for the "Fastest Completion" River Raid track:

    Although Garrett did earn a time of 3 hours 15 minutes that qualified him for the original ...
  8. River Raid Fastest Completion Bounty - New Track

    01-04-2020 at 08:50 PM

    On New Year's Eve, Garrett Holland secured the first bounty of 2019 with his high flying skills on Activision's River Raid, maxing the game at one million points. A second bounty for completion of the task in 3 hours 15 minutes or less was also on the line. I recently established a "fastest ...
  9. Bounty Claimed for One Million Points on River Raid!

    01-01-2020 at 07:09 AM
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    Barely one day after the $75 Bounty for one million points on River Raid for the Atari 2600 was issued, Garrett Holland got to work. While preparing for holiday visitors, Garrett did a final review of his console connections and video capture set-up and sat down to record a run for the ages. Settling ...

    Updated 01-01-2020 at 10:47 AM by The Evener


    12-27-2019 at 12:26 AM
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    Spurred by TG forum discussions about the difficulty of achieving a million points on River Raid for the Atari 2600, the following bounties are offered to spur competition on this title and to answer these questions as well as to recognize the skill in accomplishing these feats.There are two $75 bounties ...

    Updated 12-27-2019 at 12:28 AM by The Evener

  11. Classic Gaming Expo (CGE) UK 2005 footage

    11-03-2019 at 10:21 PM
    Thanks to the efforts of Simon Roberts and Robert Hazelby, additional video footage from the CGE UK 2005 in Croydon UK is available on YouTube. Simon and Robert compiled this footage onto a commemorative DVD, but this footage wasn't widely available as it came together before the advent of video ...

    Updated 11-03-2019 at 10:24 PM by The Evener

  12. Rick Fox and Twin Galaxies International

    10-22-2019 at 02:19 PM
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    Newsweek is reporting that Rick Fox is settling various lawsuits with the remaining partners of Echo Fox to pursue new ventures, including one reportedly called Twin Galaxies International. Fox's statement does not specifically mention TG, but he said "I look forward to announcing my next ...

    Updated 10-22-2019 at 02:24 PM by The Evener

  13. Post-Script to Dispute Discussion: Donkey Kong - Billy L Mitchell

    10-19-2019 at 06:19 AM
    For those who are interested, I posted an update in the Post Verdict Dispute thread that was first aired in the re-opened (now closed) formal Jeremy Young dispute review thread concerning the participation of Twin Galaxies at CGEUK 2005. You can follow the link to the post below:
  14. When Trust and Deceit Collide in Speedruns

    05-30-2019 at 05:04 PM
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    Check out this VICE article by Patrick Klepek about the speedrunning community's recent grappling with cheating and the long road to the truth. I think you'll see some parallels with other situations known to the TG community.

    Updated 05-30-2019 at 06:24 PM by The Evener

  15. Open letter to Jace Hall The gg Podcast

    05-30-2019 at 02:25 PM
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    Hey @Jace Hall ,I chose to write this in the form of an open letter. I offer it in the spirit of camaraderie and support of our mutual affection for video games and the gaming community.Yesterday I learned on Twitter that there’s a new podcast weekly series featuring Rick Fox, Todd Roy, and ...

    Updated 05-30-2019 at 02:52 PM by The Evener

  16. Billy Mitchell Donkey Kong Dispute Review - the Sequel?

    05-27-2019 at 05:11 PM
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    With the Memorial Day weekend coming to a close, there was some scuttlebutt today that attention surrounding Billy Mitchell’s removed Donkey Kong scores might be heating up again. Recall that over a year ago Billy pledged at the Southern Fried Gaming Expo that he would provide evidence of a professional ...

    Updated 05-27-2019 at 05:15 PM by The Evener

  17. Flashback Fridays - Take a look!

    05-11-2019 at 05:09 AM
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    If you're not on Facebook or Instragram, check out the link below to see some of the classic gaming content that TG Editorial has promoted as part of its retro focus - it's really great to see this celebrated within the wider community. The latest post features marquees from the collection ...
  18. What's the next chapter for Twin Galaxies?

    04-22-2019 at 07:52 AM
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    Whether you agreed with it or not, the new TG administration after 2014 laid out a vision for the "brand" - that TG would be involved in supporting and celebrating gaming competition and culture. A significant direction in that vision was making TG a relevant and "go to" site ...

    Updated 04-22-2019 at 08:10 AM by The Evener

  19. Splatoon 2 Inkling Open - Looking for a team member?

    02-05-2019 at 10:35 AM
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    Several days ago Nintendo announced the Splatoon 2 North American Inkling Open for 2019. I should have asked a few days ago, but better late than never! If there are other TG players putting together a four player roster and you're looking to round out your team with a mean Splat Roller as a ...

    Updated 02-05-2019 at 10:41 AM by The Evener

  20. UPDATE: What Billy Mitchell's Twitch Scores Mean, And Don't Mean

    11-25-2018 at 07:44 PM

    In the weeks following Twin Galaxies’ conclusion that Billy Mitchell made undeclared use of an emulator in submitting scores to the original arcade track for Donkey Kong - resulting in his life-time ban from the scoreboard in April 2018 - Mitchell informally launched the “Road ...

    Updated 04-08-2019 at 07:43 PM by The Evener

  21. To MAME or not to MAME: Billy Mitchell's DK Junior record

    02-23-2018 at 10:55 PM
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    I don't have the required credibility to start a dispute on the DKJr score. However, here is direct feed footage I just took from my Donkey Kong Jr. PCB. I have already done some initial analysis on the board transitions. I'm sure someone crafty can come up with comparisons better than I can:

    Updated 02-24-2018 at 01:57 PM by The Evener

  22. Thank you Timmell!

    02-07-2018 at 04:51 PM
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    A shout out to @timmell for his video, and for @xelnia hosting it on YouTube!

    Kotaku has a new article about Billy Mitchell's interview yesterday with East Side Dave. Within, it quotes Billy's surprising claim that Pete Bouvier, owner of ...

    Updated 02-07-2018 at 05:48 PM by The Evener

  23. King of Kong Ten Years Later - A Scene Revisited

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    The Seth Gordon-directed docudrama The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters introduced Twin Galaxies and the holy grail of Donkey Kong supremacy to wide public acclaim. The film was not without its detractors, though, including claims that it was a fraud for ...

    Updated 02-03-2018 at 05:51 AM by The Evener

  24. Return of TG Certificates Soon

    10-02-2017 at 04:54 AM
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    I'm really glad to see that Twin Galaxies certificates are *almost* back! If you missed it, there was a brief update about their status as a "coming soon" initiative (see "Quick General Update") For me, the TG certificate in the early 2000s was the gold standard.

    I'm a little curious if ...
  25. The Fame Experiment

    10-08-2016 at 11:03 AM
    Okay, I like the Wall, but I've been holding back a little. I don't want to become too famous.

    I understand that some people might be getting wall alerts who aren't on my friends list. I'm curious how many that actually might be -- is it just a few, or is it the TG community? ...

    Updated 10-08-2016 at 11:08 AM by The Evener

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