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This Website to cover a Pinball and Video Game Review of High Scores and their Origins Kong Off II - The 1UP Barcade - Denver, CO - Donkey Kong Competition (November 16-17, 2012) Including Twin Galaxies - Jordan Adler, Richie Knucklez, Jon Exidy Jamshid and Walter Day Jeff Willms - 1st Place Winner of Kong Off 2 Competition 1UP Denver, CO November 16-17, 2012 Kong Off 2 Live Event - Final Results Donkey Kong High Scores 1st Place - Jeff Willms 1,105,400 2nd Place - Dean Saglio 1,079,400 3rd Place - Steve Wiebe 1,006,700 See the Results of "The Kong Off 2" at the 1UP Barcade Denver, CO The details and photos are here: link Richie Knucklez and Paul Dean's Pole Position High Score Contest Richie Knucklez and Paul Dean's Pole Position Challenge Pole Position Challenge / High Score Contest at CALIFORNIA EXTREME California Extreme 2012 July 28, 2012 - 12:00-5:00pm Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, CA See Details here: link Lonnie Johnson Jr. - Bubble Bobble Maximum WR Score 9,999,990 May 23, 2012 Lonnie Johnson Jr. - Bubble Bobble Champion Within a few months of regular practice Lonnie Johnson, an avid Bubble Bobble player back in the 1980's was able to achieve the maximum score of 9,999,990 WR Holder Lonnie Johnson Jr. - Bubble Bobble Questions and Answers interveiw with Paul Dean See link Get Well Gamers Foundatoin Get Well Gamers Foundation (PSP) Patrick Scott Patterson interviews Ryan Sharpe, the President of the "Get Well Gamers Foundation" - See link Get Well Gamers Foundation GameDay 2011 GameDay 2011 A fundraiser put together by gamers who support the International Video Game Hall of Fame and Museum, will take place during Memorial Day weekend, from May 27 to May 29, 2011. link Richie Knucklez "Kong Off" March 19-20, 2011 Kong Off Date: March 19th and 20th 2011 Get your tickets! Richie Knucklez Arcade Donkey Kong Competition "Kong Off" 631 Route 12 Flemington, NJ 10 Machines, 10 Top DK Players, 1 Top Score!!!! link UPDATE: WINNER: Hank Chien Richie Knucklez & Billy Michell's "Kong Off" Donkey Kong Showdown -- March 20, 2011 Final Results -- 1st Place Hank Chien - 994,400 2nd Place Steve Wiebe - 986,900 3rd Place Eric Howard - 941,800 Richie Knucklez Aucade "Kong Off" Leaderboard: link International Video Game Hall of Fame 2011 International Video Game Hall of Fame Inductees To Be Nominated By Public The IVGHOF Public Nominating Deadline is on March 15, 2011 It's the publics chance to nominate one player who deserves to be inducted into the prestigious 2011 International Video Game Hall of Fame. Nominate now!!! Las Vegas Insert Coin(s) New Arcade and Lounge Grand Opening April 14, 2011 New Las Vegas Classic Arcade Grand Opening Insert Coin(s) Barcadia (Classic Gaming and Dancing) link David Presley - Classic 1985 World Record Holder of Time Pilot '84 Paul Dean interviews David Presley on his 1985 Time Pilot World Record which was published in the 1986 Guinness Book of World Records link THE TRON OFF Starting on Saturday December 11th 2010 at noon, Donald Hayes, Mark Sellers, and the current Tron WR holder David Cruz will go head to head on a 3 way TRON marathon at Ritchie Knuckles Arcade Flemington, NJ WINNER - TRON OFF - Donald Hayes, Tron, 9,120,000 A NEW World Record 12/11/2010 Not to be out done on 12/19/2010 after 16 1/2 hours, David Cruz set the world record on Tron with a score of 11,125,999 points taking back his First Place position on Tron. link Mark Gotfraind - 1983 World Record Holder of Phoenix Paul Dean interviews Mark Gotfraind on his 1983 Phoenix World Record which still stands today link Patrick Scott Patterson offers a feature story on Paul Dean's 9.5 milion point Spy Hunter Score Patrick Scott Patterson of Denton Arcade Game Examiner Feature Story on Paul Dean James Vollandt - 1985 Joust Iron Man Contest - Hours Played 67 1/2 hours Paul Dean interviews James Vollandt on his 1985 Joust Iron Man Marathon World Record of 67 hours and 30 minutes link John McAllister - Joust World Record Paul Dean interviews John McAllister on his recent Joust Marathon World Record score of 107,301,150 which took 53 hours and 51 minutes link JOUST MARATHON FOR WORLD RECORD On July 8, 1985 James Vollandt completed the world record score of 107,216,700 on Joust which is an important score and game in the video gaming marathon world because this score was a result of the 1985 famous Iron Man contest at Johnny Zee's Family Fun Center, Victoria, BC Canada which lasted 67 ½ hours and it is considered the longest game play that any one has ever played with an extremely high score, and done live in front of Twin Galaxies referee's with major money to be won to anyone who can go 100 hours during that marathon. Now with a new vigor in classic coin-op gaming, John McAllister is determined to take down all the big name world record scores one at a time! AN AMAZING JOUST MARATHON: October 22, 2010 - John McAllister is at it again Marathoning Joust! He won't give up until he has the world record. It will be about a 53 hour 51 minutes game in total. James Vollandt's 1985 Iron Man Contest Joust score is in peril as John McAllister edges in closer by the hour. See the Joust Marathon live stream here at (Chris Mansfields home arcade in West Seattle, Seattle, WA.):link The Stream: Viewers 137 Followers 42 Views 41,096 EDIT: October 22, 2010 JOUST New World Record! John McAllister - High Score Initials: (ELF) Final Score 107,301,150 Start Time: 2:26 pm Wednesday October 20, 2010 End time: 8:15 pm Friday October 22, 2010 Total Hours of Game: 53 hours 51 minutes Extra Men in Storage: 105 Final score: 107,301,150 Disney California Adventure Park to Open Flynn's Arcade ElecTRONica to celebrate Tron Legacy the new Movie to be released December 17, 2010 link October 8, 2010 Flynn's Arcade DCA - End of Line Club Grand Opening and Laser DJ Dance Party with Laserman at Hollywood back lot & Dine location. Grand Opening Flynn's Arcade and End of Line Club Party to begin at 6:00 pm October 8, 2010 Disney California Adventure Park Flynn's Arcade ElecTRONica Grand Opening on October 8, 2010 at 6PM. Disney's link to the ElecTRONica and Flynn's Arcade Opening link See Flynn's Arcade Game List link Josh Houslander chats it up with Spy Hunter and Frenzy world record holder and IVGHOF inductee Paul Dean. Filmed on 8/05/2010 at the Big Bang 2010 International Video Game Hall of Fame event in Ottumwa, Iowa See this Podcast link Paul Dean Inducted into the Ottumwa Iowa Video Game Hall of Fame August 7 2010 August 6, 2010 - Press Enterprise Front Page Story - Riverside man, Paul Dean inducted into Video Game Hall of Fame - link TRON added to Paul's High Score Contest Games Paul Dean's (CAX) California Extreme Fifth Annual Video Game High Score Contest - July 17, 2010 (TRON GAME ADDED) link See Paul Dean's Fifth Annual CAX Contest Rules and Contest Games for 7/17/2010 link See Paul Dean's Fifth Annual CAX Contest Results 7/17/2010 link International Hall Of Fame Inductees List See the list of (IVGHOF) International Video Game Hall of Fame Inductees - Posted July 11, 2010 Link (CAX) California Extreme Paul Dean's CAX Fifth Annual Video Game High Score Contest - July 17, 2010 Paul Dean's California Extreme 2010 "High Score" Contest July 17, 2010 ($210.00 In Cash Prizes) See California Extreme 2010 "High Score" Contest writeup here on CAGdc Forums link Happy 30th Birthday Pac-Man, From Paul Dean & IVGHOF PAC-MAN 30th BIRTHDAY Here in the link below is a blank 30th Birthday Pac-Man card for viewing and printing if you want to send it to The International Video Game Hall of Fame (IVGHOF) for the Induction of Pac-Man Link Send Birthday Card to the following Address: Pac-Man Birthday Card International Video Game Hall of Fame & Museum 217 East Main Street P.O. Box 308 Ottumwa, Iowa. 52501 (E3) Electronics Entertainment Expo - June 15-17, 2010 Bandai/Namco Games Booth Los Angeles, CA E3 2010 Pac-Man Namco Booth Pac-Man 30th Anniversary - Paul Dean & Hailey Bright with Pac-Man North West Pinball and Gameroom Show - June 11-13, 2010 On April 5, 2010 John P. McAllister set a new Asteroids World Record Score of 41,838,740 points beating Scott Safran's long standing score John P. McAllister beat Scott Safran's November 13, 1982 Coin-Operated Asteroids World Record score of 41,336,440 with a new World Record score of 41,336,440 with a 57 3/4 hour world record marathon. Read more about the history of Asteroids Scores: Link See Asteroids Players Story and Pics: link (SC3) Southern California Classic Collector's Meet - April 24, 2010 Steve Hertz Host - (SC3) Simi Annual Classic Arcade and Console Home Party (SC3 Party) Andre Meadows of (Black Nerd Comedy), Paul Dean and Gary Hatt - (US National Video Game Team) International Video Game Hall of Fame and Museum at Ottumwa, Iowa Big Bang 2010 Video Game International Video Game Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Bridge View Center, Ottumwa, Iowa Celebration: August 5th - 8th, 2010 From the birthplace of Competitive Gaming in Ottumwa, IA The Citizens of Ottumwa would like to invite you to attend the forthcoming Inaugural Ceremonies for the International Video Game Hall of Fame & Museum, scheduled for Saturday night, August 7, 2010, at the Bridge View Ctr. in Ottumwa, Iowa. International Video Game Hall of Fame: 2009 Canadian Pinball Championship - Sponsored by The Playdium Store •Over $10,000 in Prizes and Giveaways! October 23-25, 2009 Donkey Kong High Score Contest There is a (1) Day Donkey Kong Contest on Saturday October 24, 2009 Contest Hours: 10:00am to 6:00pm - Cash Prizes $350.00 in Cash Prizes + $15.00 Playdium Passes Contest Location: The Playdium Store, 70 Ronson Drive, Toronto, Ontario Twin Galaxies celebrates Paul Dean's California Extreme (CAX) High Score Competition - (July 11, 2009) Paul Dean's Fourth Annual CAX High Score Video Game Contest (July 11, 2009) CAX Video Game High Score Contest Date: (July 11, 2009) Paul Dean California Extreme 2009 "High Score" Contest Winners - Cash Prices for CAX Video Game High Scores: $210.00 Total 1st Place $40.00 2nd Place $20.00 3rd Place $10.00 Paul Dean presenting to Thomas Peter Prizes Won at CAX High Score Contest First Place Players of each game received a CAX Video Game Plaque. All Players who placed received limited edition numbered TG Posters and Billy Mitchell Collectable Hot Sauce. Top Score Players of Kick, DKII and Pole Position II (Fuji) First Place Players: David Lougy - (Kick) Paul Novaes - (Donkey Kong II) Michael Klug - Pole Position II (Fuji) See complete results of the Paul Dean CAX high score contest: Link California Extreme 2009 Show Dates: July 11-12, 2009 Hyatt Regency Santa Clara Santa Clara, CA Another high score contest sponsored by Paul Dean is coming to California Extreme (CAX) this summer (7/11/09). This Fourth Annual Paul Dean CAX coin-operated classic game high score competition will have the following games: Kick, Pole Position and Donkey Kong II with $210.00 in cash prizes. Come join in on the fun! Link California Extreme High Score Competition Details link June 12-14, 2009 - North West Pinball and Gameroom Show North West Pinball and Gameroom Show Over 200 games on free play with price of admission plus raffles and seminars about classic gaming and pinball. Twin Galaxies presents an formal inauguration Hall of Fame Ceremony in Seattle, Washington at the Northwest Pinball and Gameroom Show on at 8:00pm June 12, 2009 Link Twin Galaxies Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony North West Pinball and Gameroom Show International Video Game Hall of Fame Ceremony Northwest Pinball and Gameroom Show Seattle Center Seattle, Washington Saturday - 8pm June 13, 2009 Link Also, we have Mark Alpiger's Classic Arcade Gaming (dot com) Classic Gaming Tournament at the North West Pinball and Gameroom Show in Seattle, WA. Where: Seattle Center / Northwest Rooms 305 Harrison Street Seattle, WA 98109 206-684-7200 (call for directions if needed) 360-929-1198 May 28-31, 2009 - Funspot XI Annual International Classic Videogame Tournament May 28-31, 2009 - Funspot XI Annual International Classic Videogame Tournament The 11th Annual International Classic Videogame Tournament is here again during Memorial Day Weekend at the Funspot Arcade in New Hamphire. This Classic Videogame Tournament is from Thursday-Sunday May 28-31, 2009 where World-class players come from several different countries from around the world to compete on the classics! This event might see some more Guinness Book World Records. Link Funspot Arcade 11th Annual International Classic Videogame Tournament May 28-31, 2009 Route 3 Weirs Beach, NH 03247 603-366-4377 Funspot Arcade Route 3 Weirs Beach, NH 03247 Contact Funspot Link Twin Galaxies Site Link Who's Going to Funspot? Link Southern California Pinball Party and Tournament - April 4, 2009 Orange County Pinball League and Spring Party - April 4, 2009 Paul Dean receives Twin Galaxies Poster and Billy Mitchell Hot Sauce bottle from Chris Enright, O.C. Pinball Founder for high score game. Paul Dean takes first place on a classic pinball game during the Jim Belsito Spring Party in which the O.C. Pinball League met for their first league night of the new year. 4/4/2009 - First Place Score Players at (O.C. Pinball League): Winners of Poster and Hot Sauce by Billy Mitchell/Walter Day of Twin Galaxies: WINNERS: Chris Enright, John Mohr, Johnny Modica, Paul Dean, Brent Stoddard, Laura Stoddard, Bill Ung and Randy Perlow
March 14-15, 2009 Richie Knucklez / Mark Alpiger's Classic Arcade Gaming (dot com) Tournament at Richie's Arcade March 14-15, 2009 4th Annual Classic Arcade Gaming (dot com) Tournament The fourth annual edition of The Classic Arcade Gaming (dot com) Tournament was held at the new location - Richie Knucklez' Arcade at 631 Rt. 12 Flemington, New Jersey 08822 (908)-806-2400 on March 14th-15th, 2009. Link Winners of the 4th Annual Clasic Arcade Gaming (dot com) Tournament 99.21% Donald Hayes 97.44% Bryan Wagner 96.82% Dave Nelson 96.24% Jason Cram 95.90% Ben Falls See the write-up of the Final Results (4th Annual CAG dot com Tournament) September 18-21, 2008 Jimmy "Tongki" Linderman gets a Marathon World record on Mr. Do! of 30,075,000 in 18 hours of game play. See the Marathon article Link October 3-5, 2008 E For All 2008 Event Dates Announced "E For All" Meet, Greet, and Beat The Champs Todd Rogers, at the All Games Network Scot Rubin booth at "E For All" in Los Angeles October 3-5, 2008 where Walter Day, the official referee for the Guinness Book of World Records Gamer Edition, will be on hand to verify all record attempts and hand out copies of the 2008 Guinness Book for gamers. The Champions: Donkey Kong Champ, Steve Wiebe, Gorf Champ, Todd Rogers, Spy Hunter Champ, Paul Dean, Berzerk Champ, Phil Younger Link The League of Legendary Gamers at "E For All" For perhaps the only time in history, 5 of the Nations most recognized gamers come together at "E for All" for one common cause, to "Feed the homeless". In an attempt to do what matters most and fulfill an obligation as productive citizens of the United States of America; Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel, Billy Mitchell, Justin Wong, Todd Rogers and TriForce all will use their prolific gaming ability to host a National Food Drive at the E For All expo. All "Five Kings" will be accepting gaming challenges from the public as part of the campaign to generate food donations. Link July 19-20, 2008 California Extreme 2008 Event Dates Announced Games Show". In a nutshell, it's an annual celebration of coin operated pinball machines, video games and other novelties you once found in game arcades. It's two days that celebrate this exceptional entertainment medium July 19-20, 2008, Parkside Hall, San Jose, CA. Link July 18, 2008: Twiist Up 4: Santa Monica, CA Steve Wiebe Donkey Kong World Record Attempt with Girls Got Game at Twiist uP4 by Jessica Villarreal Link King of Kong Parody on South Park South Park does Parody of King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have signed a three year extension with Comedy Central for a reported $75 million. They apparently know what they are doing on Comedy Central, and on this 11th Season Episode #9 10/10/07 the parody was on the King of Kong as Stan's Dad tried hard to get into the Guinness Book of World Records. Link King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters King of Kong: Is popular with mainstream audiences across America! Seth Gordon's 'King of Kong' - Goes Mainstream, Review: 9/16/07 Seattle, Washington cartoonist Kyle Bolton has done some art work on the King of Kong story and how it portrays the different characters in the Steve Wiebe VS Billy Mitchell Donkey Kong movie. Is the machinism of the TG scoreboard broken, or is this a story of fiction? Either way, Seth Gordon captures the essence of the high score video game player. There is much debate on this film and the truth lies somewhere in between. The following Alex Heaton Blog gives one viewpoint of how the mainstream audience sees the King of Kong a study of a subculture and it's characters. Link Some Reviewers are not to happy with the King of Kong Premise and think the movie should have never been made such as Washington Posts, Ann Hornaday. Here is her commentary and review of the King of Kong and my rebuttal. Link California Extreme Video Game Classics Tournament High Score Tournament and Marathon World Records Achieved at CAX 2007 California Extreme 2007 Video Game "High Score" Contest Final Results California Extreme 2008 Video Game "High Score" Contest Final Results Classic Video Game 'High Score' Contest Results and Cash Prizes "Pay Out" for the 2007 California Extreme Video Game High Score Event on August 11, 2007 Event and all Results as well as the World Record Marathon Attempts done on August 12, 2007 at CAX, Parkside Hall, San Jose, CA. coverage: Link World Records Achieved at CAX 2007: August 11, 2007 - CAX 2007 Moon Quake Gary Hatt 211,830 "New World Record" August 12, 2007 - CAX 2007 Berzerk (Slow Bullets) Phil Younger 304,570 "New World Record" Mr. Do! "Jimmy" Tongki Linderman 5,500,000 "New World Record" High Score Tournament CAX 2007 California Extreme to have another Coin Operated Video Game High Score Contest on August 11, 2007 with the High Score Competition on Mr. Do!, Berzerk and a CAX Mystery Game with $210.00 in CASH PRIZES. Link Videotopia Traveling Exhibit brings the classic games back to life Videotopia brings back the classics in an unlikely place Robin Williams is Theodore Roosevelt in Night at the Museum, and now you too can rove the museum halls after dark. When you here the bleeps and blips and a call to save Princess Daphne from the next room, you will know what to do. The Videotopia classic arcade game exhibit is traveling thoughout the country and world to bring back the feel of the arcade and to give you one last chance to play the antique known as the classic video game under your favorite Tyrannosaurus Rex. Link Thank you to Keith Feinstein, who wanted to set the record straight about how useful the video game has been in our society, by bringing fourth this exhibit. Pacman Championship Edition Xbox Live Pacman Championship Winners: The Winners are Xbox 360 Pac-Man World Champion Carlos Romero (Pachuca, México) in First Place, Robert Glashuettner (Austria) in Second Place and Dwayne Richard in Third Place. Link Billy Mitchell to compete at the Pac-Man X-box 360 Championships The 2007 Xbox 360 Pac-Man World Championships Has Begun and Billy Mitchell, "Perfect Pacman" player has made the cut and is going to New York for the Finals on June 5, 2007. Here is the Billy Mitchell video: Link X-box 360 Pac-man competition and Billy Mitchell X-Box 360 sponsored by Quiznos, is starting a new Pac-Man Xbox 360 World championships to see who is the best pac-man player in the world and Billy Mitchell says he is still the Perfect Pac-man player and has enrolled into this competition. Link Pac-Man Retro Classic for Console: Xbox 360 Publisher: Namco Bandai Games Inc. Genre: Xbox Live Arcade Release Date: 8/9/06 Rating: General Audience Xbox Live Aware Microsoft Corp. and NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc 2007 Competition Dates: 5/4/07 - 5/10/07 National Tournament throughout approximately 25 countries with various commercials celebrating the event. Link Top one-thousand (1,000) best players in the world will be determined and put on the Worldwide Pac-Man Leaderboard. Finalists from each World-Wide Region will advance to compete in the 2007 Xbox 360 Pac-Man World Championship Grand Final in New York, NY (“Grand Final”). Link Twin Galaxies Forum Posts on the X-box Live Arcade Xbox 360 Pac-man tournament: Link Pac-Man X-Box Live World Championship Scores for United States Leaderboard/Xbox 360 Scoreboard U.S.: Link 1st: 'pacmantab' - Tim Balderramos has scored 3,600,000 which is past the split screen. "It starts back at Cherry for 100" 2nd: 'Jbob007' with 2,509,460 3rd: 'Perfect PACMAN '1,026,660' - Billy Mitchell Only the top two U.S. players may advance to the New York Finals. Leaderboard/Xbox 360 Scoreboard Canada: 1st: mrbigwig Dwayne Richard 1,969,620 Canada Xbox 360 World Wide Regions are broken down into the following: Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Europe, Japan, Mexico and United States - * These regions cover a total of 25 participating countries. The Nine best Regional Finalist will go to the Grand Finals in New York where great prizes will be won by those competitors. Microsoft is the overall sponsor of this event in which the finals will be played out live playing with Xbox live rules. X-Box 360 Pac-man Grand Finals: June 1, 2007 Top Nine Finalists to be Announced New York LIVE Finals June 5, 2007 SC3 (Southern California Classic Collectors Meeting - May 12, 2007) SC3 (Southern California Classic Collectors Meeting - Sept 15, 2007) Annual Get Together with SC3's Steve Hertz as Host in 2007 Steve Hertz and the SC3 Team are having a Coin Operated and Classic Systems Party at his Claremont, Southern CA. home in which he has an impressive game room of dozens of classic coin operated games as well as classic console system games. The Southern California Classic Collectors Group is showcasing games from the "classic" days of the early 1980s, and love games of all eras, from Pong to PlayStation 3. If you love videogames, you're welcome to attend! Date of Party @ Mini Tournament Saturday May 12, 2007 at 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM (SC3) Southern California Classic Collectors Group Link Pictures from last years (2006 SC3 Party) Link Funspot American Classic Arcade Museum and Tournament 2007 Funspot 9th Annual Video Game Tournament The International Coin-Operated World Famous Funspot Classic Coin-Op Video game & Pinball Tournament Ninth Annual Event takes place from May 31, 2007 - June 3, 2007. This is the largest coin-operated classics location where the best players in the world compete against each other for cash prizes. The General Manager is Gary Vincent who can be reached at (603) 393-7903, The Funspot Family Entertainment Center is located on Route 3 in Weirs Beach, New Hamphire. Link (Funspot IX) Attendees List Link Steve Wiebe scores big on Donkey Kong for a new World Record of 1,047,200! Steve Wiebe gets just due, with a new verified Donkey Kong world record of 1,047,200 and documantary, King of Kong to boot! King of Kong Steve Wiebe pushed the Donkey Kong world record score a little bit higher by beating Billy Mitchell's previous world record of 1,047,200 done on June 07, 2004. With Steve Wiebe's new world record of 1,049,100 done last summer, August 3, 2006, and completely verifed by Twin Galaxies on 3/23/07, Wiebe is now in first again. This taped score has put Steve Wiebe ahead in the war of scores which have been turned in between Billy Mitchell and Steve Wiebe to Twin Galaxies at a rapid pace to see who has the last word on Donkey Kong the arcade classic. Link Billy Mitchell has a rebuttal about the King of Kong Movie Link Early Intellivision is Major League Baseball but who is John Hodgman? Notes from' Yale-educated New York Times contributor John Hodgman, "Intellivision Guru ?" John Hodgman Keith Robinson of Intellivision speaks about his meeting with the world renowned radio broadcast legend, who currently is getting TV exposure in an ad campaign for Apple computers, (Mac) and is the Author portrayed as reasonable and serious of "The Areas Of My Expertise" (2005, essays) John Hodgman. Link George Plimpton, The 1980's Intellivision Advertising Arm is the predessor to the persona of John Hodgman. Link "I have never been convinced there's anything inherently wrong in having fun." George Plimpton, "Mr. Intellivision", Video Link List California Extreme 2007 California Extreme 2007 - "Pre-Show" Announcement The Annual California Extreme 2007 Classics Game Show (CAX 2007) is back for it's 11th year returning for the weekend of August 11-12, 2007 at the San Jose, Parkside Hall at San Jose, California with a big monies pinball tournament in the making. Over 400 Classic Coin Operated Games on FREE PLAY!! You have read the Very first CAX 2007 PRE-Announcement. Link California Extreme 2007 Flyer Link Scot Rubin, "All Games Interactive" Scot Rubin On Friday, February 2, 2007 at 6:00pm Scot Rubin, All Games Interactive podcast host to speak with Walter Day, founder of Twin Galaxies and Robert T. Mruczek, one time head TG Referee,regarding all of the recent changes and coin-operated score results of both current and past records. Link Here is a link to the 2/2/2007 All Games live Podcast of Scot Rubin, Walter Day, Robert Mruczek and Roy Shildt Conversations. Link There is also a 2/2/2007 Blog and photo on the All Games site which covers the Roy Shildt/Walter Day interview. Link Roy Shildt VS Tony Temple - Missile Command Challenge 2/2/07 Roy Shildt VS Tony Temple - Missile Command Challenge The proposed date of play is for April 7-8, 2007 at the Arena All Games Interactive Lounge in Los Angeles, CA. There are a lot of things to be worked out in order for Tony Temple to come all the way from England to Los Angeles and play on the proper dip switch settings. What is the incentive for Tony Temple to accept the challenge? Dip #4 Switch ON? or Switch OFF? Link The answer to the challenge is here. Link Standup Missile Command Manuals: Dip #4 Discussion ON or OFF?: Link First Edition Manual Not Used? Second Edition Manual Switch ON Third Edition Manual Switch OFF Sit-down cockpit cabinet Switch OFF Cabaret-style mini cabinet Irrelevant Missile Command Challenge Location: All Games Interactive Lounge Scot Rubin - Podcast "All Game Interactive" 11512 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, Ca 90025 (310)-479-9759 Here is a video mix of, sponsor of AGI Podcast and Scot Rubin link

Rob Welkner Rob Welkner of Coin-Op TV with Paul Dean, Spy Hunter Champion Robert Welkner - Coin-Op TV Live Rob Welkner of Coin-Op TV Live™ has started a new Retro & Current Video Game News live Stream on Sunday Nights at 7Pm Pacific Time. Link Tommy Tallarico of "Video Games Live" with Paul Dean at All Games Interactive Holiday Party, December 21, 2006 Tommy Tallarico "Video Games Live" The Concert Series "Tommy Tallarico", the best known video game composer and accomplished video game musician of all time announces a new live performance of the Video Games Music that we hear every day in a Classical Music mode helps us realize the power of this new multimedia three dimensional phenomena that we in this century evolve our lives around, "The Video Game and it's Music" A stage show with interactive music with the video game sounds and visuals that we have all grown up with. Featured music will be from the some of the biggest video games of all time, including "Halo," "Mario," "Zelda," "Warcraft," "Final Fantasy," "Arcade Classics" and others. With music performed by the Bowl Orchestra and exclusive video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, solo performers, electronic percussionists, live action and unique interactive segments, Video Games Live is an explosive one-of-a-kind entertainment experience. Link The Video Game Concert: Los Angeles, CA - Staples, Los Angeles, CA. Will be at Staples Sometime during the E3 Convention Time Frame of between July 11-13, 2007. Chasing Ghosts Movie (2007) "Chasing Ghosts" A Documentary "Chasing Ghosts", is another great Sundance Video Game Documentary in 2007 about the 1980's Arcade's and the characters who went for marathon world records and fame. "Chasing Ghosts" "Chasing Ghosts", directed by Lincoln Ruchti, covers the Ottumwa Iowa Arcade Championships, which was run by the proprietor, Walter Day, a place which was considered the place to break world records back in the 1980's. What are those one time famous video game players doing now? Link Here are some Peter Hirschberg graphics, photos and documentation from the Sundance Film Festival Superstar Event and Movie. Link Premiere Show Times: Monday, January 22, 2007 Thru Saturday, January 27, 2007 A New Video Game Documentary King of the Kong King of the Kong January 19, 2007, Special Screening: 6:45pm The Donkey Kong High Score Video Game Documentary Donkey Kong was the 1981 arcade game that launched the carer of Mario and turned Nintendo into a billion dollar gaming company. This documentary is about those who play the game to win! Starring: Steve Wiebe & Billy Mitchell CAST: Billy Mitchell, Doris Self, Walter Day, Steve Sanders, Todd Rogers, Brian Kuh with some with fame from the a reunion based around a 1982 photoshoot for Life Magazine. The King of Kong The King of Kong This 79 minute documentary is based on the obsession and the pursuit of excellence drive a group of diehard gamers to break Guinness World Records on classic arcade games like Q*bert, Joust, Pac-Man and Donkey Kong. The King of Kong is a documentary about two video game rivals named Billy Mitchell and Steve Wiebe out to smash the world's record for Donkey Kong the 1981 Coin Operated Video Game Classic. DIRECTOR: Seth Gordon PRODUCER: Ed Cunningham Starring: Steve Wiebe, Billy Mitchell, Walter Day, Nicole Wiebe, Steve Sanders, Robert Mruczek, Brian Kuh, Mike Thompson Location: 13th Annual Slamdance Film Festival, 255 Main Street Park City UT 84060 link Slamdance Film Festival Slamdance Film Festival - Documentary Competition Here is the list of films available for the Utah Slamdance Film Festival. Link The 2007 Documentary Competition Film Features include "The King of Kong" Video Game Obsessions! Note: "King of Kong" has been acquired by Picturehouse and New Line Cinema. The documentary will be released in summer 2007 by Picturehouse, with New Line Cinema set to produce a narrative feature based on its story and characters. David Palmer Let's take a look at the Classic Era Player, David Palmer who still holds six World Records from the classic era of coin-operated video games. 1986 Guinness Player, David Palmer is back in the game again after 18+ years! David Palmer is back! After more than 18 years, David Palmer has decided to re-game and break his existing Guinness Book World Records. David Palmer TG Stats. David Palmer's first re-gaming is on that of The Empire Strikes Back with a unofficial December of 2006 score of 2,233,150 beating his classic era world record score. Forum Link The game play and strategy is here. Roy Shildt aka "Mr. Awesome" - Moments before his Missile Command World Record Attempt (12/21/06) Roy Shildt Roy Shildt replays Missile Command at All Games Live Arena in Los Angeles on air live for a Missile Command score 936,165, on 12/21/06. The Controversy continues. Link As Tony Temple is tired of the wild stories. Link As well as the Dip Switch #4 (ON) MC Arguement, Link Or Dip Switch #4 (OFF) Arguement in the MC Manual. Link What Does TG think about the whole issue? Link All of this took place at the >Arena Interactive Lounge 2006 Christmas Bash! with a blog about the event and TG updates for the upcoming year. All Games Interactive Main Page Link ( 1-866-880-0156 toll free in the United States and Canada. ) Dan Coogan Marathons Gravitar Gravitar New World Record Dan Coogan rally's Gravitar for a new world record of 8,029,450 after playing for 23 hours and 15 minutes from 10:15 AM 12/22/06 to 9:30 AM 12/23/06. Link Robert Mruczek - Twin Galaxies Referee - Breaking News: December 12, 2006 Robert Mruczek, former Chief Referee, quits Twin Galaxies Robert Mruczek is giving up his post as Referee as of 12/12/06 at which he was Chief Referee for many years with Twin Galaxies. Link He has been lessoning his duties over the past year. link It looks like Robert Mruczek is done with Twin Galaxies and will pursue his own interests as Walter Day, founder, Twin Galaxies is also planning on doing. Link

Ralph H. Baer - Video Game Inventor Let's recognize Ralph H. Baer as the "Father of Home Video Games Technology" Ralph H. Baer receives the National Medal of Technology Ralph H. Baer It is in 1966 that Ralph H. Baer made the revolutionary invention called the video game. In 1972, the first commercial video game system was released by Magnavox: Odyssey, with Ralph Baer's raster design which enables one to play video games on the television set. Link President George W. Bush presented a National Medal of Technology, on Monday, February 13, 2006 to Ralph H. Baer of Manchester, N.H., during ceremonies in the East Room of the White House, for his advancements and inventions which started the video game industry. Link Ralph H. Baer, Chief Engineer, inventor and entrepreneur is known as the "Father of Video Games." He was the first known inventor of the home video game with the invention the brown box which was later renamed Magnavox Odyssey (1972). Link Ralph H. Baer wishes to make a statement about who invented what first and who should be recognized and the fact that Nolan Bushnell developed PONG after he played a already developed ping-pong game developed by Ralph H. Baer. Link
Scott Safran - Asteroids Champion It's time to remember Scott Safran Asteroids Champion from November 13, 1982 Scott Safran, with a 53 hour Marathon World Record of 41,336,440 on November 13, 1982, became one of the first famous Marathoners of the Arcade Age of the Golden Era who could not be defeated. Link
Pac-Man's Mysterious Split Screen Pac-Man Level 256 Split Screen Completed on Video Link Courtesy of Pac-Man Champion Neil Chapman Toronto, Ontario. Mark Alpiger of has put together some classic video game media files with Doris Self, Billy Mitchell and more... Link Billy Mitchell See some Video Interviews of Classic Video Game Coin-Op World Champions like Perfect Pacman Billy Mitchell, seen on above Photo and many more. Link California Extreme 2006 Pennyman Episode 44: California Extreme 2006 coverage from COIN-OP TV. Interviews with Greg Maletic, Paul Dean, Jerry Ellsworth, Aaron Giles, Dan Hower and more. This episode is very Pinball friendly! 10/06/2006
Rob Welkner of Coin-Op TV interviews Paul Dean Rob Welkner of RetroBlast/Coin-Op TV Interviews Paul Dean at California Exteme - Episode 44: Rob Welkner of Coin-Op TV got some tips and tricks on Spy Hunter from none other than Paul Dean who's championship record on the James Bond themed classic still stands from 1985! Link

Doris Self, Q*bert expert, has passed away at age 81.

Plantation, Florida, October 3, 2006 Doris Self, what a great lady, and a wonderful inspiration, Q*bert world Champion in 1983 and oldest competitor, friend to Perfect Pac-man, Billy Mitchell, has passed away at the age of 81. Link
London, England CGEUK 2005 The CGEUK 2005 was the last International Event that Doris Self competed in, representing the USA. Link

The First AMOA International Expo Pinball Championships! Let the Good Times Roll Championship Pinall Event Sept. 27, 2006 - Friday Sept. 29, 2006 Las Vegas Convention Center South Hall, 3 AMOA, along with the all new International Flipper Pinball Association (IFPA) will be crowning the the industry's TOP PINBALL WIZARD. Link

AMOA International Expo Pinball Championships September 27-30, 2006 Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas, NV Final Results: Keith Elwin was the primary AMOA Pinball Champion champion at this Las Vegas Competition. Link

Atari Founder Nolan K. Bushnell

September 11, 2006 Nolan K. Bushnell is the founder of Atari, Chuck E. Cheese and producer of Pong. He now has a new company and is bringing interactive gaming back with his new Uwink Touch Screen Restaurant. link

Paul Dean in front of his favorite game, Spy Hunter Paul Dean and Jim Belstio make a splash with their local Press Enterprise Riverside, Ca. paper for 2007 Guinness World Records. Link Published Guinness World Records 2007 - Video Game Results August 23, 2006 The Guinness World Records 2007 Book is out with four pages of video game and other related high scores and will be followed by the Guinness Book of World Records 2008 Video Game Edition. Lets compare the New 2007 Guinness World Record Book to the last 1986 Guinness Book of Video Game World Records to compare the New Classic Game Modern Players with that of the Classic Age Players. Link Papa 9 World Pinball Championship Contest August 17-20, 2006 Lyman Sheats - WORLD PINBALL CHAMPION Papa 9 Final Results (A Division Results) 1st Place - Lyman Sheats 2nd Place - Donavan Stepp 3rd Place - Keith Elwin 4th Place - Andrei Massenkoff The Papa 9 Final Results are Here: Link Papa 9 (A Division Qualifiers are top 16): Link Papa 9 Pinball Tournament to be on August 17-20, 2006 Papa 9 World Pinball Championships will be the biggest and best event of the year as all the best pinball players in the world will be flying out to participate in this $ 33,250 Cash Prize event on August 17-20, 2006 in Pittsburg, PA, USA. Bowen Kerins was the official winner of the Papa 8 contest, and he will be there to defend his title. There will be six divisions and hundreds of pins to play as well as many mini tournaments for all to join in on the fun of competition. Link Posted: July 31, 2006 BREAKING NEWS: E3 2007 Video Game Trade Show Cancelled E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo: Breaking News: July 31, 2006 Industry insiders disclosed to me today that the beloved Los Angeles 2007 Electronic Entertainment Expo Trade Show has been Cancelled permantely, as it does not make enough revenue and exposure for the larger video game companies to continue at this venue. "The costs are just to great." The world of interactive entertainment has changed since E3 Expo was created 12 years ago. There may be smaller venues in the future for individual companies to display their video games but E3 is now Dead. Link No more Large Los Angeles Tradeshow for E3 E3 will still take place in Los Angeles, described by ESA as a “great and supportive partner helping to build E3.” You just won't see any more mammoth booths such as the ones provided by Electronic Arts, Activision, Sony, Microsoft and others. Instead, E3 will focus on press events and small meetings with media, retail, development, and other key sectors. While there will be opportunities for game demonstrations, E3 Expo 2007 will not feature the large trade show environment of previous years. The three day E3 event brought in $50 million to Los Angeles each year, and these monies will not be seen again, as the video game publishers are no longer interested in large video game conventions at this time. Link E3 should now be officially renamed, "Little Three" as it will never be the same. July 28-30, 2006 Fabulous Fantasies Las Vegas Pinball Tournament - The Full Story Read about my experiences at this wild Fabulous Fantasies pinball event complete with Roller girls, Rick Stetta, Pirates and Limos'. You won't believe it. Link Fabulous Fantasies Las Vegas Pinball Tournament Results July 28-30, 2006 Herb Silvers Fabulous Fantasies Las Vegas Pinball Tournament was held at The Plaza, Las Vegas, NV: Link Final Results/Prizes 1st Place Rick Stetta $ 1,500.00 2nd Place Josh Sharpe $ 750.00 3rd Place Eden Stamm $ 250.00 Herb Silvers Fabulous Fantasies Web Site Link Pinball Wizard Rick Stetta is best known for his win of (Papa 2) 1/8/1992. Link Josh Sharpe won the 2005 May Day Pinball Contest in 2005 and the 2006 Midwest Gaming Classic.

Las Vegas Pinball Fantasy Event to be from July 28-30, 2006! July 28-30, 2006 PINBALL FANTASY 10TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION SHOW AND PINBALL TOURNAMENT This pinball tournament will be at the Union Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas NV. Union Plaza Hotel Las Vegas 10th Annual Pinball Fantasy Event The Union Plaza Hotel is positioned at the tip of Fremont Street and its riveting sound-and-light shows, the Plaza Hotel and Casino - Las Vegas is located two miles from the Strip and three miles from the Las Vegas Convention Center. A great location for pinball with its bright lights and festive atmosphere. Jackie Gaughan's - Union Plaza Hotel One Main Street Las Vegas, NEVADA 89125 The organizer is Herb Silvers (818) 761-2255 Link Herb Silvers:

July 8, 2006 California Extreme Pac-Mania/Spy Hunter High Score Contest Results July 8, 2006 Paul Dean Pacmania/Spy Hunter High Score Contest Results July 13, 2006 - Read the story of the Final Results for the California Extreme Events of July 8-9, 2006 and the Paul Dean Pacmania/Spy Hunter High Score Contest Results Link California Extreme July 8, 2006 Contest Results are now Final For a new world record on factory default settings done at California Extreme 2006, Tongki Linderman, previous world record holder of Pac-Mania from 2003, beats his previous world record with a new world record of 3,733,860 on factory default settings. Wow! $50.00 Cash prize awarded to Tongki Linderman. Jonathan Koolpe, also an organizer of California Extreme 2006 wins the Spy Hunter contest with a high score of 295,875. A $50.00 Cash prize was awarded to "Jon" Jonathan Koolpe. Not to be out done Paul Dean put up a 1,100,000 score for all to see on Sunday July 9, 2006 for those who were interested in seeing the million point digit on Spy Hunter which hasn't been done since Paul Dean's 9.5 Million world record done on June 28, 1985 at the Third Annual Twin Galaxies Guinness Masters Tournament. There were many other cash prizes, Here are the complete results for the California Extreme Pac-Mania/Spy Hunter Contest and Pinball High Score Contest Link July 9, 2006 California Extreme Pinball Results Bowen Kerins came in First Place in the A Division California Extreme Masters Pinball Tournament
Gorf Who is this Masked Man who goes around getting high scores on video games and then disappearing into the night? Masked Man Appearing Throughout the Country! Will the above Masked man prodigy make a showing at California Extreme 2006 on July 8-9, 2006? Is it possible to find out his true identity? When will he pop up next on the radar screen? He was spotted at Apollo Amusments in Florida and recently made a showing at Funspot Arcade in New Hamphire. We would all like to know where he will show up next, his true identity and his secret to demolishing high scores. Will he play in the new Spy Hunter/Pac-Mania High Score Contest? Stay tuned! California Extreme 2006 Coin-Operated Video Game High Score Contest July 8, 2006 California Extreme Coin-Op Video Game Pac-Mania and Spy Hunter High Score Contest with High Score Cash Prizes Sponsored by Paul Dean Link Are you coming to California Extreme on July 8, 2006, here are some contest and speaker details Link "Reagan Years" the 1980's Classics Arcade in Fullerton, CA Has now Re-Opened and has a whole new facelift! (June 16, 2006) Reagan Years This classic era arcade, "Reagan Years" is combined in a way with the ultra hip, "The Sidebar Rock and Roll Cafe" is connected to Reagan Years and is co-owned by the famous rock band guitarist from "Lit", Jeremy Popoff and businessman, Sean Francis. Link 1986 Bally's Aladdin's Castle Masters Tournament Gary Hatt, past member of the U.S. National Video Game Team, has found the 1986 Video Game Masters Tournament manual from the 1986 Bally's Aladdin's Castle Masters Tournament which was in their 100+ arcades and has archived the manual at the following Link

California Extreme July 8-9, 2006

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Las Vegas April 28-30, 2006 Hall of Fame Pinball Tournament Final Results Link

Walter Day getting ready for the First Annual Pinball and Video Masters Guinness Tournament
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First Annual Pinball and Video Masters Guinness Tournament to be held at Tim Arnolds Las Vegas Hall of Fame Museum Link

Will Pizza Pong be more popular than the Original Pong?

Will the new game, Pizza Pong be a bigger hit than the original?
Only time will tell, but you can't help but like anything that
involves pizza! Play Go make pizza! Did you ever play puppy pong at Chuck E. Cheese back in 1973? Link

The '80s games are the foundation for everything that's come after them.

FUNSPOT HIGH SCORE NEWS UPDATE: The Final Results are in for the Winners of the (2006) Funspot Event As originally reported by Gary Vincent, Funspot Family Entertainment Center Operations Manager for the Funspot 8th Annual International Classic Game Tournament on Thursday, June 1st through Sunday, June 4th, 2006: Link Funspot Walkthrough by Tony Temple Link Tony Temple June 2006 Funspot Competition Photos Link 2006 Funspot Results

Funspot Classic Arcade Player of the Year 2006: Michael Sao Pedro Mike Sao Pedro - Player of the Year 2006

Funspot VIII Funspot 8th Annual International Classic Game Tournament Funspot Player of the Year: Michael Sao Pedro - (Mike Sao Pedro) Pinball: Michael Sao Pedro Color: David Nelson Monochrome: David Nelson Ladies: Christian Cram

(2005) Walter Day, Twin Galaxies Intergalactic Scoreboard Referee
Funspot Classic Tournament June 2-5, 2005 - See Details Here Weirs Beach, New Hampshire June 2-5, 2005 Funspot Tournament Winners Are: FUNSPOT PLAYER OF THE YEAR (2005) Results 1st Mike Sao Pedro, from Melrose, Massachusetts, USA 2nd Dave Nelson, He was in first place in 2004 3rd Martin Bedard, from St Lazare, PQ, Canada 2005 Funspot Classic Tournament Results Link Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 8:31 pm -- ROBERT M. - IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - Funspot 2005 NEW EDITED FUNSPOT 2005 NEW EDITED FIRST PLACE WINNER IS DAVID NELSON - Link NEW FIRST PLACE (First Place) David Nelson NEW SECOND PLACE (Second Place) Michael Sao Pedro NEW THIRD PLACE (Third Place) Jason Cram The Retro Scene Gets Ready to Rumble... United Kingdom VS United States of America! Classic Gaming Expo UK and Twin Galaxies to bring European and American players together for a big showdown planned on classic video games Saturday, August 13, 2005 at the United Kingdom World Contest (CGE UK). Link CGEUK 2006 (Cancelled) Chris Millard decided for various reasons not to do a CGEUK show in 2006 Link Gary Whelan Englishman - Galaxian Champion $1000.00 Challenge Gary Whelan - Gary Whelan, New Dukinfield, Greater Manchester World Champion of Galaxian, United Kingdom will be going for the 1 million point high score for a Billy Mitchell bounty of $1,000.00 at the CGE UK event. High score results: Link Gary Whelan Quote regarding CGEUK Tournament: "I missed CGEUK this weekend due to being Hospitalized for five days Apologies to Chris and Christine, Walter Day, and especially Perry Rodgers, who I was due to face off against on Galaxian." Link Gary Whelan came to America to compete at the Apollo Competition in Pompano, Florida April 6-9, 2006.Link Gary Whelan, Galaxian Champion, came to America to compete at the Funspot Competition in Weirs Beach, New Hamphire, June 1-4, 2006. Link He put up a World Record Score on Galaxian of 503,710, beating our American Galaxian Champion, Perry Rodgers. Gary Whelan Web Site Link Dieu Et Mon Droit God And My Right 8/24/05 Katrina Reeks Havoc Tropical Storm Katrina on the morning of August 24, 2005 strikes Louisiana Link This hits to close to home for those who have already lost love ones at 911 Link Katrina Storm causes Louisanna Superdome evacuation chaos Link Thursday, 7/7/05 London England Terrorist Attack CNN NEWS (CNN.COM) link 1 link 2 The Union Jack at Buckingham Palace flew at half-staff in respect for the dead and injured. My sympathies to all those in London, England who have been scarred from the terrorist attack! link Escaping from London passenger train trapped in a tunnel near Kings Cross station. Images of attack Link Tragic, simply terrible, words don't do the thing justice --------------------------------------------------------- Classic Gaming Expo United Kingdom UK 2005 Link United Kingdom World Contest Saturday 13th of August, Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croyden, CR91DC Ringside seats available now: call 020 8688 9291 London, England. Fairfield is situated in the heart of Croydon and is easily accessible by all forms of transport, just a little south of London, England. The official Games of this contest Millipede (5 lives only setting) Joust (5 lives only setting) Robotron (5 lives only setting) Galaga (5 lives only setting) Kung-Fu Master (Normal Settings) Further Details: Link The contest will have three major rounds of play, allowing each player three total attempts on each game. The highest score achieved during the three attempts will be the player's score on that game. The Americans Have begun to practice the contest games for the "Crowning the Classic Video Game Champions of Europe." It is recommended that the British/European players start practicing because the USA/Canada players take this event very seriously! Date of California Extreme 2005 (Coin-Op Classics Contest) San Jose, California, August 6-7, 2005 Link Expect An Extreme Spy Hunter High Score at California Extreme(August 6-7, 2005) Extreme Prediction One Million Points on Spy Hunter by Paul Dean coming up on August 6-7, 2005 at California Extreme Paul Dean to show up this year for a Spy Huner REPLAY at the California Extreme Event in order to beat Mark Little's High Score of 832,620. Link
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Subject: Spy Hunter and Star Wars


Paul Dean (spy hunter champion), 
David Palmer (star wars champion),
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Dear Walter Day,  


The American publisher of the Guinness Book of World
Records editor, David Boehm thanks you for your kind 
efforts and hard work in supplying the Guinness Book
with accurate qualified video game scores from the 
Masters Tournament for our 1985 edition and I look
forward to receiving the same kind of 
information for our 1986
and future guinness editions.

We will continue publishing video game scores and we are 
happy to continue to recognize you as the authority for providing
these high scores along with your organization, The Twin Galaxies 
International Scoreboard and are glad that your tournaments
create the official world record scores. You are the only
supplier of video game high scores that we consider accurate and 
authentic so that we can use your information in the
Guinness Book of World Records and in the Guinness Sports Book
which we are preparing at this time.

If you will be good enough to continue supplying us with this
same kind of high scores from your tournaments, we agree to
continue publishing the information gathered in our various Guinness
books. As you well know, Guinness books are regarded as the last
word in authentic world records and we appreciate your work in
supplying us with these high scores.


Guinness Book of World Records
Sterling Publishing, Inc.

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July 4, 2005 - RETRO GAMER MAGAZINE ISSUE #18 With the help of a well-placed oil slick, we stop Paul Dean in his tracks and ask him a few questions about his record that was done on June 28, 1985. Link Retro Gamer magazine has been purchased by Imagine Publishing. Issue 19 will be published in December 2005 with Steve Wiebe, Donkey Kong Champion. Link Pinball Wizard Who is the best Pinball player in the World? PAPA 7 (PINBALL) FINAL RESULTS 2004 Professional and Amateur Pinball Association PAPA 7 A Division Finals PBHS Country 2004 Winner Lyman Sheats 2nd Keith Elwin 3rd Jim Belsito 4th Neil Shatz PAPA 8 A Division Finals PBHS Country 2005 Winner Link 1st Place - Bowen Kerins 2nd Place - Neil Shatz 3rd Place - Lyman Sheats 4th Place - Zach Sharpe Texas Pinball Festival October 28-30, 2005 Over 100 video and pinball games on free play! Texas Pinball Festival - October 28-30, 2005 Holiday Inn 4441 Hwy. 114 at Esters Blvd. Irving, TX 75063 (972) 929-8181 e-mail: or call: 214-632-5537 Link Final Results of Texas Pinball Festival October 28-30, 2005 Texas Nascar Pinball Competition Winner Results October 28-30, 2005 1st Place - Jim Belsito, from Rialto, California - Winner, $750.00 Jim Belsito came back in the double elimination to win the competition. Texas Donkey Kong Competition Winner Results October 28-30, 2005 1st Place - Andy Rosa, from Detroit, Michigan - Winner, (126,400 points) The winner won a new (Donkey Kong Machine) 2nd Place, Dwayne Richards October 28-30, 2005 Texas Coin-Op Classic Donkey Kong First Place winner of the Classic Arcade Game Tournament will be crowned Grand Champion and awarded a trophy and a vintage Donkey Kong Arcade Game valued at over $850! Link Over 7,000 square feet of pure gameroom fun, all weekend long! of pure gameroom fun, all weekend long! There will be over 100 pinball machines,classic video games and other gameroom goodies set up on free play for everyone to enjoy the entire weekend. Leave your quarters at home. (October 28-30, 2005) Texas Video Game and Pinball Classics Competitions (October 28-30, 2005) Classic arcade game DONKEY KONG Tournament Link (October 28-30, 2005) Texas Pinball Wizard Contest Link (October 28-30, 2005) Texas Video Game and Pinball Lineup Link Chicago, Illinois Pinball Expo and Competition November 17-20, 2005 November 17-20, 2005 There will be a Nascar Pinball Competition at the Chicago Illinois Pinball Expo event Link Jim Belsito, Winner, Texas - Nascar Pinball Championship Link PINBALL EXPO FLIP-OUT 2005 RESULTS Grand Wizard (playoff of "A" and "Manufacturers" divisions winners): Keith Elwin, Winner - November 2-5, Wyndham O'Hare, - Rosemont, IL The Legends of the Golden Age (2005) Video Game Competition Totally Amused, 19333 Hwy 59 North in Humble, Texas 77338 Contact: (832) 347-6570 (Callan Hendricks or Dwayne Richard) Dwayne Richard, Promotes the December 2-4, 2005 Texas Classic Video Game Competition Link Superstar Dwayne Richard is planning a classics event for December 2-4, 2005 Link Dwayne Richard is planning a classic game competition hosted by his friends Callan vidpin Hendriks and Charles Kalas of at Houston, Texas on December 2-4, 2005. Link Joystix Classic Games and Pinballs 1820b Franklin Street - Downtown Houston, TX | Tel: 713.224.2225 | Mobile: 713.875.7162 Superstar, Paul Dean, Makes Good on Promise Houston, Texas Superstar Reunion Competition, December 2-4, 2005 Frenzy New High Score by Paul Dean Link Iron Man, Paul Dean, makes new 41 hour record on Frenzy Link Iron Man, Kelly Tharp, makes new 44 hour record on Q*bert Link Dodge City Classic Video Game Showdown 2006 Classic Classic Video Game Showdown Who is the Toughest Gun?? A big Classic Competition with all the legendary players, will be at the Apollo Amusements Center at 820 Andrews Street, Pompano Beach, Florida on April 6-9, 2006. The Superstar Legendary Results will be in the 2007 Guinness Book of World Records. Link Tony Temple is the new World Champion of Missile Command On March 9, 2006, British Gamer, Tony Temple beat Roy Shildt's July 3, 1985 Missile Command Guinness Book World Record score with a new high score of 1.967 million points. Link Tim Arnold & Twin Galaxies
Host the First Annual Guinness Book Pinball Masters Tournament
For the first time in its 52-year history, Guinness World Records(tm) will be publishing pinball masters tournament high scores. Twin Galaxies First Annual Guinness Book Masters Tournanment dates: April 28-30, 2006 Link Location: Tim Arnold Hall of Fame & Museum 3330 E. Tropicana Avenue Las Vegas, Nevada 89121 The History of Tim Arnold and the Hall of Fame Museum (90 min. audio interview) Link Link The Orange County, CA. Pinball league has 23 players and is a new league. This is a free league with 100's of different types of pinball's to play. Chris Enright, President: Link Click on above graphic for the United States Pinball High Score Tournament Results from 1995-2005 Link Pinball Tournament Schedule Link Pinball Rule Sheets Link Riverside, Ca, "Inland Empire Cal Pinball league" Jim Belsito, President: Link Cal Pinball Winter League starts November 30, 2005 - Newcomers welcome. Email Jim Belsito at the above link. The Games for the Tournament Play: Godzilla Junkyard Flintstones Nascar Halloween Party at Jim Belsito's (2005) Link Portland Pinball League New location every Wednesday night from 8PM-10PM (No Dues) Link President, Jeff Weston Link Ground Kontrol Pinballs, Portland, Oregon Link The Toronto Pinball League The Toronto Pinball League (ToPL) is an organization that brings together people who love to play pinball competitively Link A list of pinball website Links provided by Stern Pinball. David Boehm, Guinness Book of World Records Link This site's Web Page Contents Link New spy hunter> Formal Visitors webhosting
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