Archive for January 5, 2010

Pat Laffaye smashes the "Costanza Score" on Frogger

January 5, 2010

We have spoken of the Costanza Score before – the mythical score on the arcade game Frogger that was shown in an episode of the comedy TV show Seinfield back in the 90′s. When that score was shown on the show, it was more than double the world record that had been set previously and while organizations like Twin Galaxies offer prizes for beating the Costanza score, no one had managed to do that – until now.

On New Years Eve, gamer Pat Laffaye achieved a score of 896,980 points on an original Frogger machine, which was witnessed and verified by Twin Galaxies referee Eric Akeson. Pat also holds the world record for Paperboy as well. Congrats Pat!

[Via Twin Galaxies.com] [Discuss on the forums]

Pat Laffaye smashes the “Costanza Score” on Frogger

January 5, 2010

We have spoken of the Costanza Score before – the mythical score on the arcade game Frogger that was shown in an episode of the comedy TV show Seinfield back in the 90′s. When that score was shown on the show, it was more than double the world record that had been set previously and while organizations like Twin Galaxies offer prizes for beating the Costanza score, no one had managed to do that – until now.

On New Years Eve, gamer Pat Laffaye achieved a score of 896,980 points on an original Frogger machine, which was witnessed and verified by Twin Galaxies referee Eric Akeson. Pat also holds the world record for Paperboy as well. Congrats Pat!

[Via Twin Galaxies.com] [Discuss on the forums]

The Stinger Report's gaze into the crystal ball for 2010 (updated)

January 5, 2010

As 2010 in finally upon us, it’s a good time to take a look further into trends we can expect to see throughout the rest of the year. Thanks to Kevin Williams of The Stinger Report for bringing us this look!

- ‘Crystal Ball Gazing on “Digital Out-of-Home Entertainment” Trends 2010’

It is that time of the New Year when our free trade e-Newsletter (The Stinger Report)– likes to ponder some of the issues that will impact the international amusement  industry – and this year we thought we would give Arcade Heroes a sneak peak at our observations:
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The Stinger Report’s gaze into the crystal ball for 2010 (updated)

January 5, 2010

As 2010 in finally upon us, it’s a good time to take a look further into trends we can expect to see throughout the rest of the year. Thanks to Kevin Williams of The Stinger Report for bringing us this look!

- ‘Crystal Ball Gazing on “Digital Out-of-Home Entertainment” Trends 2010’

It is that time of the New Year when our free trade e-Newsletter (The Stinger Report)– likes to ponder some of the issues that will impact the international amusement  industry – and this year we thought we would give Arcade Heroes a sneak peak at our observations:
(more…)

Able Gamer interviews Sebastian Jennings, the "Goofyhand"/"One Handed Terror"

January 5, 2010

If you are one of the many people who are into tournament gaming, especially when it comes to fighters like Street Fighter IV then you may have already heard of Sebastian Jennings. If you haven’t, then it’s still worth reading ahead. Mr. Jennings is a tournament player himself who has grabbed attention not only because of his talent with playing games like one-on-one fighters but also because of his underdeveloped left hand. While this makes it difficult for him to play games like first-person shooters or real-time strategy games, fighters which use the standard arcade setup are better to handle. Jennings has made a number of Chun Li tutorials for Street Fighter IV which you can see here or you can read more about him at this interview which was recently conducted by Ablegamer.com.

[Discuss on the forums]

Able Gamer interviews Sebastian Jennings, the “Goofyhand”/”One Handed Terror”

January 5, 2010

If you are one of the many people who are into tournament gaming, especially when it comes to fighters like Street Fighter IV then you may have already heard of Sebastian Jennings. If you haven’t, then it’s still worth reading ahead. Mr. Jennings is a tournament player himself who has grabbed attention not only because of his talent with playing games like one-on-one fighters but also because of his underdeveloped left hand. While this makes it difficult for him to play games like first-person shooters or real-time strategy games, fighters which use the standard arcade setup are better to handle. Jennings has made a number of Chun Li tutorials for Street Fighter IV which you can see here or you can read more about him at this interview which was recently conducted by Ablegamer.com.

[Discuss on the forums]


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