Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Doug Newville, who’s Groovey TV is displayed on card number 710, from the Superstars of 2014 Collection. Groovey.TV is an internet community created by Doug Newville of Denver, Colorado. Groovey.TV is a one-stop shop for all things entertaining in pop culture today. TV shows, music, celebrities, and of course video games. In the first 8 years of the company, Doug has done around 800 video and in person interviewers and a thousand more over the phone. Such celebrities as Metallica, Linda Blair and of course Walter Day. Doug has a world record on completing 70 interviews in 24 hours which has been verified and approved by Guinness.
What are your opinions about today’s generation of video games? How do you compare them to older, classic games?
We live in an infinite variety of options now, where in Ye Olden Days we had what we had. There’s cutting edge but also old school style games constantly being produced for computers and consoles on Steam and other distribution platforms. As far as actual new stand-up arcade games being produced, I have no bloody clue because when I walk into an arcade all I ask is, “Where’s your Robotron?”
Happy Halloween Weekend!
Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Jacob Spring, who is displayed on card number 2490, from the Superstars of 2016 Collection. Jacob is the current world record holder on Metal Slug SuperVehicle-001 with a score of 2,761,200. Jacob is a huge fan of arcade style games that play on home consoles. For example, he holds records on the Twin Galaxies database on such games as Super Punch-Out and Super Ghouls and Ghosts for the Super Nintendo System. Jacob is a member of the national and international gaming communities. You can find Jacob on many of the forums at www.twingalaxies.com.
Which company makes the best games and why?
Capcom. They’ve been making games for a long time and still makes some great games. They made great arcade games in some of my favorite genres with Marvel vs Capcom 2, Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara, Ghouls’n Ghosts and Black Tiger just to name a few but in recent years they’ve made excellent games like Resident Evil 5, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 and the whole Dead Rising series. I’m a BIG fan of the Dead Rising series.