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04-05-2021 at 02:24 PM
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its ivghof nomination time

I've sent in my nomination for patrick patterson for the walter day lifetime achievement award.


i would encourage everyone to nominate someone who they deem appropriate for this fine organizatioin

http://www.ivghof.info/uncategorized/nomination-forms-for-class-of-2021-coming-soon/?fbclid=IwAR0kHCri9Pnve7KrbKNc0LbZx7egaUetwi4rbxKP gftIMr7lj51vIs9iS94

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  1. Rogerpoco's Avatar

    I've nominated the 2600 GOAT for about three years running, DEFINITELY a warranted nomination, but doesn't seem to ever go anywhere, as much as I love Walter, and everything about the scene in general, I'm not sure "merit" has as much to do with it as it actually should.

    That said...

    Vote for me. You KNOW you want to.

    :D

    (Honestly, if Greg isn't in there, it's not a legitimate HOF, period, we all know that.)

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  2. Snowflake's Avatar

    not gonna let your negativity get me down. its all about the merit. most honorable board of directors on earth. not my fault greg doesnt work hard enough, you know what they say "if you aint cheating you aint trying", perhaps he should try harder.


    so kudos to you and greg but i'll go on nominating the people i think are deserving of this organization and honestly, i just dont think a guy like greg belongs anywhere near a place like that. please dont be offended i dont believe you or me belong in it either.

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  3. datagod's Avatar

    Joel West asked me to nominate him one year. He ever wrote down everything I should say. It was a well researched essay, kudos to him. He never slacked off when it came to research. I felt really cheesy submitting it. I made a few changes to try to put my own words in there, but whatever. It seemed to be one of the most important things in life to him. He wanted to leave a legacy to his Grandkids.

    If only people would spend more time enjoying video games than trying to impress the world, we would all have a better time.

    Yes, the irony is not lost on me posting that on a website dedicated to chasing high scores. I guess I just wish people would lighten up a little.

  4. datagod's Avatar

    One thing that never sat well with me was Josh Jones being put into the Hall of Fame. It was right after he passed away, and yeah I get it. He was a close friend to many and it sure was a big deal for his family. I am not trying to take any of that away. But perhaps it would have merited a separate category. What was his accomplishment that gave him standing in the hall of fame? His charity work.

    C'mon man! Yes he was involved in charity work, I even contributed time and money when he asked. But so do a ton of other people. To me if organizing charity work merits hall of fame status, put in the people that raise money and donate pinball machines to sick kids hospitals. THAT is some good work I tell you.

    Giving him the Hall of Fame standing just takes away from the legitimacy of the organization, sorry to say.

  5. Fly's Avatar

    Hall of Fame


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  6. Foot0fGod's Avatar

    I have been nominated. If chosen, I will dress as Thanos and reject the award. A vote for me is a vote to have a properly dressed attendant at the charade


    NOTE: do not vote for me as a serious candidate. I am not.


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    Updated 04-07-2021 at 09:47 AM by Foot0fGod
  7. Snowflake's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by Foot0fGod

    I have been nominated. If chosen, I will dress as Thanos and reject the award. A vote for me is a vote to have a properly dressed attendant at the charade


    NOTE: do not vote for me as a serious candidate. I am not.



    i read the rules either last year or the year before, interestingly they seem to know how likley a possiblity that is and thers an explciit rule, they'll reach out to you before you show up and ask if you plan on rejecting or accepting and if you plan on rejecting you're not invited lol

    the fact they even know their organiation is that heavily mocked and frowned upon i personally found to be hillarious

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  8. Snowflake's Avatar

    hmm i cant find that anywhere now, i hate not having a link, maybe it was an email i recived from my prior nominations of others? i'll keep looking

  9. Rogerpoco's Avatar

    OK, I crack jokes about it and stuff, I crack jokes about everything, but I guess I just don't understand the general concensus.

    Tho I joke about my merit, it's exactly that-no matter how good my Mentors/Real-Deal Top Guys try to make me feel sometimes, I KNOW what a Superstar really is, and there are a few I feel deserve to be in whatever top "Hall of Fame" there happens to be, for what we do.


    I most certainly understand the politics involved(that's a half-truth-I KNOW there are, but I ain't into researching it, or really caring).


    Just saying, if I really WERE one of the Superstars(won't name names again, can pop off three w/o trying), and I happened to be nominated and elected in, I'd definitely be proud-not everyone thinks as deep into things as others, there are politics that have kept warranted players out, and put in, Halls of Fame in almost every other "sport", or classification.


    I dunno. We should all just push for people we know should legitimately be there, just because something is a certain way doesn't mean it always has to be.


    *Edit*

    Or just start our own HOF, say screw it.

    :)

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  10. Snowflake's Avatar

    well roger i will say theres a difference between sour grapes, legit complaints, and just fun mockery

    all give the same responses so it can be tough to know the difference, but the intent does matter

    there was one person who regularly insulted ivghof but moment he was accepted rushed to accept the award. I think the people getting really angry over it and insulting it when in reality they want in are just making themselves miserable so for that reason alone they should try to find peace, and also, its kinda uncool to bash something out of jealousy

    you seem to be more under the "legit gripes" classification. good for you man, try to fix things, but i gotta tell you i dont expect much improvement consideirng who they pick as board members. you can absoltuely judge an organization by its board. you've had some initatiaves like your patches. start your own more organization that does what you like. we do have the peer choice awards. maybe help that become bigger? maybe winners of the peer choice awards can get a special roger patch? or something like that, you see where im going with this

    me, i just like a good time. I'd probably accept an induction and award if it was mailed to me, i'll admit that. but no way i'd pay for the trip out there or take time out of my life. I also just enjoy some good old fashioned tom foolery and mocking.


    i say have fun, mock if you enjoy it, but dont get angry. If you're more serious minded try to start something new, or build upon something already existing thats more in line with your goals. the ivghof has every moral and legal right to do what it does, if people arent having fun talking about it and are actually angry or disapponted they need to think about something else

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  11. Foot0fGod's Avatar

    Agree, def nothing to be angry about. The whole thing of rather silly, but you know, of it's not serious, don't take it seriously and encourage others that they shouldn't take it seriously. Obviously I do not expect anything to actually materialize. At this point, I'm afraid of the prospect that it would, as it would be very uncomfortable to deliver on my promise, but I would out of duty. Luckily it's not gonna happen. I honestly wouldn't be surprised if I wasn't blacklisted.

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  12. Snowflake's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by Foot0fGod

    Agree, def nothing to be angry about. The whole thing of rather silly, but you know, of it's not serious, don't take it seriously and encourage others that they shouldn't take it seriously. Obviously I do not expect anything to actually materialize. At this point, I'm afraid of the prospect that it would, as it would be very uncomfortable to deliver on my promise, but I would out of duty. Luckily it's not gonna happen. I honestly wouldn't be surprised if I wasn't blacklisted.


    you know if you wanna avoid an awkward scenario i'm sure they do to and you can quietly preemptivey turn it down

    the only event (really its 5% event 95% vendors hall, so its really just an awesome one weekend a year video game dedicated flea market) i go to, the winner of an atari game that billy has absolutley nothing to do with, as an award gets a trophy, billy hot saucce and billy poster. greart way to make him seem more relevant by inserting him into everyting. i fully expected to win that year (and did, this isnt arrogance i have greg and others to train me as the game is listed in advance). i didnt wanna be in the awkward position of turning down the billy prizes, but i did want to do the event, and i surely wasnt gonna accept the prizes. i reached out and asked if there was a way any such prizes could be avoided quietly if i won. fortunately it was a moot point as they commented they were no longer having anything to do with him.

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  13. datagod's Avatar

    I'm gonna nominate Roy.

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  14. RedDawn's Avatar

    Considering Walter has put people into this Hall of Fame who not only dont deserve it, but also at least one person who has been actively detrimental to video gaming, this HoF has as much credibility as the WWE Hall of Fame ie; NONE.

    Walter Day is one of the best promoters I've ever seen, but nearly everything he's ever organized has been rife with cronyism.

    I'm not opposed to a IVGHoF in general, if it was extremely limited and done right, but the HoF put on by Walter is a joke.

    Would I accept if I was inducted? Yea sure, probably. Still doesn't change the opinion I have of it's credibility though.

    So is there going to be an event in Iowa this year where these awards are presented, or is this strictly online? Might be something cool to attend. Anyone else going?

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  15. RedDawn's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by datagod

    I'm gonna nominate Roy.

    I got the feeling that whole "Code of Ethics" section was written as an excuse to keep Roy out specifically Hahaha


    I think he should be a legit contender though. I love Roy.
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    Updated 04-07-2021 at 07:41 PM by RedDawn
  16. Snowflake's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by RedDawn



    I got the feeling that whole "Code of Ethics" section was written as an excuse to keep Roy out specifically Hahaha


    I think he should be a legit contender though. I love Roy.


    all we can do is speculate, but i'm not the only one to enjoy nominating people as a test if the nomination process is even noticed (i highly suspect nomination does nothing and the picks are already pre decided but thats just me speculating). RTM has enjoyed nominating Rudy in the past, I believe the code was added shortly after a rudy nomination. of course, since nomination is once a year, that certainly could've been a coincidence. still, always fun to keep the speculation going!

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  17. Snowflake's Avatar

    i would love to see a roy return to tg, he did an interview somewhat recently (already lost the link but i did make a post about it so i guess if you search my stuff you can find it). his comments showed he sort of had knowledge of the current site, so hes at least somewhat lurking, but some of his understanding was way off telling me hes lurking is sadly sporadic at best.

    Even still, if by some great fortune you're reading this roy, huge fan here, huge fan, i'd love to see you back. or heck message me.

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  18. RedDawn's Avatar

    Ive talked him before. Emailed him with the email at his website. I asked if he'd sign my Missile Command marquee. Said he would, said he'd sell me an issue of his comic book too LOL. Im pretty sure he said it was #2 if I remember correctly.
    Ive heard people claim it doesnt exist but I kinda think it does, at least in a very small print run.

    This was a couple years ago. I meant to get around to sending it to him and never did unfortunately.

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    hmm....i only emailed him once and got no response. perhaps i just picked a really bad time or it even got lost. I took it as him not wanting to respond, but perhaps i read too much into the lack of response. i'll have to try again

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  20. Snowflake's Avatar

    i dont know why this one is so funny but it is


    ok this is now a roy thread. way more fun.

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