Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Ben Sweeney, who is displayed on card number 2638
from the Superstars of 2017 Collection. When searching the Twin Galaxies International Scoreboard, you will most likely find Ben’s name holding a world record. Ben has over 150 world records with 50 of them being #1 scores. Game such as Kung Fu and Kickle Cubicle for the NES. Ben is also top spot on Final Fight for the Arcade. He also enjoys music when he is not playing games and hopes to contribute as much as he can to eSports, the community, and break more scores while he's at it. Which console company is your favorite and why? Nintendo, Sony, Sega, or Microsoft?
Nintendo is my favorite, even today. It doesn't have to do with nostalgia. It has to do with their approach to bringing gaming experiences to the world. The NES may have single-handedly saved home console gaming, while the Wii not only revolutionized how games are designed and played but also challenged the market with its price point.
Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Cary J. Hahn, who is displayed on card number 185
from the Superstars of 2011 Collection. After working at KTVO Ottumwa, Cary became "The Iowa Traveler" feature reporter for Cedar Rapids, Iowa CBS affiliate KGAN-TV, Channel Two for 25 years from 1983 to 2008. Cary was a part of the original Twin Galaxies Scoreboard Competitions in 1982, offering his news coverage of the event. Cary has won awards from the Associated Press, United Press, Iowa Broadcast News Association, Northwest Broadcast News Association, the 2004 Stanley Foundation Global Connections Award, the Iowa Film Award for feature reporting and the Iowa Motion Picture Award for general reporting, and a National Archives Certificate of Appreciation from the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum. Do you remember your first video game?
I played pong...that's how old I am (69). Back in the mid 70's... they had Pong games in consoles...at different places. You'd put in a quarter and play. A few years ago, I found an original Pong home game in its original box at a garage sale and bought it. I progressed to Frogger and that's about it.