Archive for September 11, 2007

Small Town Politics: Coin-op Arcade Wins Fight to Open

September 11, 2007

[via Game Politics]

This is more like it, power to the arcades.

Although I am slightly annoyed at the people protesting it’s opening, it’s not like they were trying to open up a 24 hour strip/night club now, is it?

Clyde McClain of Crowley asked the council to grant him a permit to open Mac Daddy’s Indoor Amusement Center… in the Quail Creek residential neighborhood.

During a public hearing…  three Crowley residents voiced opposition to the location, hours and noise level of the center. Dottie Sargent, who has family living close to the center, said she is concerned about the noise coming from an establishment aimed mostly at children and teenagers.

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Arcade Style ID Bracelets

September 11, 2007

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Now these are great, but I’d have to buy three. I don’t know why but I’ve always rotated between 3 different sets initials, don’t ask why.

[via Gearfuse]

“Those of you who remember patrolling the game arcades will remember the method of high score ranking on arcade game machines. You’d put in your three initials, or whatever three letters you used as a tag. Surprisingly enough, the letter ranking was one thing I had a hard time figuring out, which meant my initials always came out as “AAA”.

These Video Game ID Bracelets from Etsy are a geek-chic way to advertise your gaming prowess on the arcade floor. Just specify your favorite game character and your initials and a custom ID bracelet will be on its way to you. Available for $18 each.”

[Buy @ Etsy] 

Former Donkey Kong Champ Chats With Twin Galaxies

September 11, 2007

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How these guys have the patience to keep going for these impossible high score is beyond me, although I can appreciate how you can get hooked. The one that has got me at the moment is Pac-Man CE on XBLA, but I could never dream of competing with this guy in terms of dedication.

[via Twin Galaxies]

Tim Sczerby of Auburn, NY made video game history on August 17, 2000 when he scored 879,200 points on the classic arcade game Donkey Kong. Tim broke a long standing previous world record that had been held by former (and now current) DK champ Billy Mitchell. Tim’s record stood unbeaten for three years until it was eclipsed by Steve Wiebe of Redmond, WA and Billy Mitchell of Hollywood, FL.

Tim has a great deal of passion for Donkey Kong and the recent events surrounding the game, and shared his memories of world championship fame with Twin Galaxies. 

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New Features To The Site

September 11, 2007

I’ll keep this post short and sweet, but just thought I’d let you know of a couple of new features to the site.

RSS Feed

– (About time too)  we can keep you up to date with the latest arcade news without you ever having to visit the site again!

Location Reviews

– Currently this includes some reviews and machine listings for location that we and some of the members of our forum have put up. Feel free to visit our forum and add your own local arcade reviews and we’ll add them to the site. The dream is to have up to date location reviews for every arcade in the galaxy! You’ll find these reviews on the right hand side at the bottom after all the links and stuff.

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