Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Niklas Nylund who works for the Finnish Museum of Games, displayed on card number 2723
, from the Twin Galaxies Superstars Collection of 2017. The history of Finland gaming is located in Tampere, Finland and opened in January of 2017. As the Museum curator, Niklas tries to collect and preserve the history of gaming and keep it fresh for people to visit and remember. You can find additional info on the Museum in English at vapriikki.fi/en/pelimuseo/.
When Niklas has some time to spare he will play video games to keep himself busy. What are your opinions about today’s generation of video games? How do you compare them to older, classic games?
There are many more types of games to choose from nowadays. I especially enjoy the proliferation of indie games, since they seem to focus more on gameplay than on the graphics and production values. Still, there is a time and space for all kinds of games, everything from AAA game titles with great production values to informal mobile games played on the way to and from work.
This week we go back to July 22, 2016 when Todd Rogers was gracious enought to give an in depth interview with me on his achievements and history of gaming. Todd is on many Walter Day trading cards and can be seen at different gaming conventions around the U.S. Hope you enjoy.
Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Todd Rogers, who is displayed on card number 100, from the Superstars of 2011. Also Todd can be found on card numbers 356, 397, 521, 551, 660, 1763, 1869, 2049, 2135 and 2516. The Video Games first “Pro Gamer”, Todd has represented over 40 major software companies in his career. Todd was inducted into the International Video Game Hall of Fame in 2010. You can see Todd in various documentaries such as Chasing Ghosts, The King of Arcades and The King of Kong. Todd holds over 300 world records on such games as Gorf, Dragster and Journey Escape.
Do you remember your first video game / arcade you played and what do you remember about it?
The first memory that I have of a video game would have to be Pong (1972), and one of the first arcade game that I played would be Datsun 280 Zzzap (1976) what I remember about Pong was the idea of a game being played on your home TV and what an amazing experience that was as far as Datsun 280 Zzzap was the whole competitive side of that game as there were lines of people waiting to play to see who was the best.