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  1. Interview with RedDawn

    07-25-2021 at 07:24 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:!
  2. The Ballad of the Pac-Man King

    06-07-2021 at 10:44 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 ...
  3. The Spy Hunter Who Came in from the Cold

    05-30-2021 at 10:08 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. ...
  4. TG at 40 From the Archives - Rick Fothergill - Ms. Pac-Man World Record, July 20, 1996

    03-30-2021 at 08:27 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 08:39 AM by The Evener

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

    03-26-2021 at 09:35 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 ...
  6. TG at 40 - City vs City Team Tournament, April 1998

    03-21-2021 at 08:02 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 08:09 AM by The Evener

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

    02-25-2021 at 01:26 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 ...

    Updated 02-25-2021 at 01:29 PM by The Evener

  8. Mr. Awesome Speaks

    02-25-2021 at 09:07 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 12:22 PM by The Evener

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

    01-28-2021 at 05:33 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 05:42 AM by The Evener

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

    01-26-2021 at 05:20 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 07:03 PM by The Evener

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

    01-19-2021 at 09:19 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 09:44 PM by The Evener

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

    01-15-2021 at 01:14 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 01:26 PM by The Evener

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

    01-03-2021 at 08:25 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 09:47 PM by The Evener

  14. Let's Try That Again...

    12-17-2020 at 06:02 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 06:06 AM by The Evener

  15. The Twin Galaxies Legacy Leaderboard Archive now live

    12-16-2020 at 09:37 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 ...
  16. The Old Twin Galaxies Documentary Archives

    12-09-2020 at 09:26 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 09:07 AM by The Evener

  17. Explain Your Name And/Or Your Avatar

    09-03-2020 at 06:49 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 ...
  18. From WIRED: "Retro Gaming's Misogyny is Brought to Light After a Violent Tragedy"

    08-19-2020 at 02:12 PM
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  19. Say Hi To Steve

    06-22-2020 at 06:51 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:
  20. Need Help With Crowd-sourcing the history of Pole Position's 67,310 WR

    06-12-2020 at 07:09 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 12:08 PM by The Evener

  21. When Pac-Man Just Overheated

    02-17-2020 at 09:36 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 09:42 PM by The Evener

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

    02-14-2020 at 08:41 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 08:44 PM by The Evener

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

    02-09-2020 at 08:48 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 ...
  24. River Raid Fastest Completion Bounty - New Track

    01-04-2020 at 07:50 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 ...
  25. Bounty Claimed for One Million Points on River Raid!

    01-01-2020 at 06:09 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 09:47 AM by The Evener

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