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Wall Entry at 04-30-2020 07:14 AM

Congratulations. Dan Yamnitz on your Arcade Pole Position 2 Records Lock Out. If this gets accepted, would he get some sort of recognition from Twin Galaxies, surely a Certificate or Plaque for him to commemorate such a milestone for this achievement on this Great Arcade Classic.

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  1. Rogerpoco's Avatar

    Aww, Man...

    I'm sure I'm gonna come off "disgruntled" or something, but I'm truly not-TG fills a need and a void for me that there's no way I'd find elsewhere, as it does for many of us.

    But the recognition and commemorization is just the fact that it is "there on the scoreboards".

    It's hard for some to take, but TG is "just" a scoreboard, with room to discuss the scores and the issues related to gaming(and sometimes just issues, lol, I go off-topic myself a lot...).

    There are no real "rewards", except how you feel about how you have done, and how others, Peers/Friends feel about how you have done.

    Most of us currently active have done at least one thing that was "are you serious?", lol, some have done it many times.

    I learned with Burgertime-you don't get a parade(I REALLY thought I was gonna get a hometown parade, dammit...), or a newspaper article, you just get a score.

    :)


    Again, no disillusionment here-Admin does what they can to keep us a functioning site that does what we need, and I appreciate that-I wake up and go to bed with TG, and spend most of the time in between here too, lol, but other than the fact that they maintain a scoreboard with ranking systems and stuff, the modern "system" doesn't really have an "accolade based" response to the scoring done here, nor do I necessarily think they have a responsibility to.

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  2. nurtuo's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogerpoco

    Aww, Man...

    I'm sure I'm gonna come off "disgruntled" or something, but I'm truly not-TG fills a need and a void for me that there's no way I'd find elsewhere, as it does for many of us.

    But the recognition and commemorization is just the fact that it is "there on the scoreboards".

    It's hard for some to take, but TG is "just" a scoreboard, with room to discuss the scores and the issues related to gaming(and sometimes just issues, lol, I go off-topic myself a lot...).

    There are no real "rewards", except how you feel about how you have done, and how others, Peers/Friends feel about how you have done.

    Most of us currently active have done at least one thing that was "are you serious?", lol, some have done it many times.

    I learned with Burgertime-you don't get a parade(I REALLY thought I was gonna get a hometown parade, dammit...), or a newspaper article, you just get a score.

    :)


    Again, no disillusionment here-Admin does what they can to keep us a functioning site that does what we need, and I appreciate that-I wake up and go to bed with TG, and spend most of the time in between here too, lol, but other than the fact that they maintain a scoreboard with ranking systems and stuff, the modern "system" doesn't really have an "accolade based" response to the scoring done here, nor do I necessarily think they have a responsibility to.


    No Problem.

    OK I have Cancelled the Kennedy Centre and Tom Hanks agent said he was not sure he available yet to give out awards anyway.

    I wasn't suggesting that all of the Great and the Good from the World of Computer High Scores attend an evening of award giving at Twin Galaxies expense.

    I just though a Cheap Laminated Certificate from TG would have been nice on Dans Cab, given that he now has all of the Pole Position 2 Arcade World Records, some of which have stood since '86 and being a reasonably iconic Arcade Game with ports to many and various home computers and consoles that many of us know and love.

    I just hope I get my deposit back from the Kennedy Centre.

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  3. Snowflake's Avatar

    Roger if you want a newspaper article you go to them don’t wait fir them to go to you

    One obnoxious former tg member used to hassle the news and demand attention and it worked. He got a news piece done on him just fir TRYING to get the dk world record despite sucking at the game and never even getting so much as a kill screen much less a world record competitor

    Only reason there was a local article about my tapper is my wife made a Facebook post and one of her friends saw it, works at the news and wanted to do a story


    I know Walter and billy also didn’t wait for the news to come to them they went to the news


    No one cares about video game scores enough to hunt down a story. The only reason such stories happen is gamers actively self promoting


    Is it lame to ask someone to do a piece about you? I think so too. But that’s how it happens


    As for me I’m happy just sharing and competing with you guys. Though I’ll take this chance to self promote and say join my coleco vision discord. I’m too busy cuddling my cats in bed and mobile I’ll add the discord link later

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  4. Snowflake's Avatar

    Now that said the peer choice awards run by Marcrap every year would be a good place to nominate such feats for notice


    @Marcade

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  5. Rogerpoco's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowflake

    Now that said the peer choice awards run by Marcrap every year would be a good place to nominate such feats for notice


    @Marcade


    Yeah, again, as far as "nondisgruntled", lol-I'm not actually "famous", by any means, but my Friends here sure make me feel that way sometimes, and I know they are Famous to me as well, that's really all that matters!!!


    Haha, Imma pile in on Marc one of these days, his new hometown is the "vacation destination" for people in my area. For some reason...

    :P

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  6. Snowflake's Avatar

    He has gators in his backyard. Gators are surviving dinosaurs. The dude loves dinosaurs 🦕

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  7. Rogerpoco's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowflake

    He has gators in his backyard. Gators are surviving dinosaurs. The dude loves dinosaurs 🦕


    Not my fault, the "storytelling" thing is something I can't control when triggered...

    :D

    So I grew up in North Florida, but certainly not in "the city"(tho it was "Lake City", I just lived way out in the country...).

    There was a natural pond in the "still wild" lot we owned next to our house, about ten feet from my bedroom...

    Lol, I pretty much had a pet gator.

    I didn't actively screw with it or anything, but the fact that it was probably less than 100 feet from me in my sleep certainly was on my mind a lot...


    Also, our neighbor David had a man-made pond, with a nice rope swing.

    Haha, a gator took up residence there, and we were like, ten-we'd look for the gator, swing out on the swing and swim back to shore as quickly as possible, so as to not get, uhh, eaten.

    Stupid kids.

  8. Ninglendo's Avatar

    He for sure needs a ton of praise. This score was one that people have been working on for years and at one time people thought it was bogus. Glad to see someone finally achieve this. To me this is one of the holy grails of arcade records.

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  9. Marcade's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowflake

    He has gators in his backyard. Gators are surviving dinosaurs. The dude loves dinosaurs 🦕


    I really do!!! I have a marsh and a swamp about 500 feet away, behind my backyard forest...

    I spray him with ROUND-UP every so often...(Much better than that ROUND-DOWN brand)

    https://abcnews.go.com/US/video/alligator-takes-stroll-residential-area-myrtle-beach-63484553

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  10. Nondrowsy's Avatar

    Wait. No parade? F it. I'm out.

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  11. Nondrowsy's Avatar

    Love the comments! I'm not on TG much, but I LOVE what it stands for. TG is 'The' Scoreboard. How well you stack up against everyone else in the world. I'm sure like most on here I started trying to get a record just to be able to say I was the best at something. Not in my town or state, but like the best in the ever of everywhere at something. I did it, and it's freaking awesome! Most of my friends don't even know I do this lol, but I think playing games at the highest possible level and then winning is an ultimate of satisfaction. I love the history of Twin Galaxies and what it meant/still means, who's the best? So simple. This is history that all of you are making.

    And as I'm typing this my score got approved. I did it!!! I fucking did it!!! and that's all I need. Unless i get a cheap laminate thing, which would be amazingly awesome, as long as it doesn't mean I have to see more ads on here :)

    You TG guys rock!

    Dan Yamnitz


  12. Rogerpoco's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by Nondrowsy

    Love the comments! I'm not on TG much, but I LOVE what it stands for. TG is 'The' Scoreboard. How well you stack up against everyone else in the world. I'm sure like most on here I started trying to get a record just to be able to say I was the best at something. Not in my town or state, but like the best in the ever of everywhere at something. I did it, and it's freaking awesome! Most of my friends don't even know I do this lol, but I think playing games at the highest possible level and then winning is an ultimate of satisfaction. I love the history of Twin Galaxies and what it meant/still means, who's the best? So simple. This is history that all of you are making.

    And as I'm typing this my score got approved. I did it!!! I fucking did it!!! and that's all I need. Unless i get a cheap laminate thing, which would be amazingly awesome, as long as it doesn't mean I have to see more ads on here :)

    You TG guys rock!

    Dan Yamnitz



    Congrats!!!


    Hey, honest, I didn't mean anything to discount your accomplishment, and should have congratulated you in my previous post-I dunno Arcade PP2 that well, but I DO know my racing games, haha!!!


    Definitely a big accomplishment, and definitely "important", Keep it up!!!


    Tagging along with what you are saying-don't get me wrong, it's fun to play along with my Friends/neighbors, etc, but when you compete here, you often wind up in active competition with someone halfway around the World, and that 's the ****, for sure!!!

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