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Walter Day Lifetime Achievement Award 2022

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By Todd Friedman
The International Video Game Hall of Fame inducted Jerry Lawson for the Class of 2022, "Walter Day Lifetime Achievement Award". American electronic engineer, known for his work in designing the Fairchild Channel F video game console. He was thus dubbed the "father of the videogame cartridge“. In 1970, created an early coin-operated arcade game called Demolition Derby in his garage. Responsible for designing the 8-way joystick and a "pause" button, which was a first for a home video game console. In 1980, Lawson left Fairchild and founded Videosoft, a video game development company th...

Trading Card Spotlight "Rewind" - Paul Zimmerman

Posted on | Trading Card Spotlight
By Todd Friedman
This week we look back at an interview I did with Atari 2600 champion, Paul Zimmerman. Paul is lucky enough to be card #1 in the Walter Day Collection.  (Yes, Billy Mitchell also has the card #1 spot). This interview was published on March 13...

Trading Card Spotlight - Deborah Tahlman

Posted on | Trading Card Spotlight
By Todd Friedman
Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Deborah Tahlman who is displayed on card number 4155, from the Superstars of 2022 Collection. Deborah has been playing pinball competitively since 2015. She has played in 4 countries, 2 continents and in ov...

Trading Card Spotlight - Daniel Janson

Posted on | Trading Card Spotlight
By Todd Friedman
Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Daniel Janson who is displayed on card number 4161, from the Superstars of 2022 Collection. Daniel has been into pinball since I was 12-13 years old. In 2003, he purchased his first pinball machine (The Sha...

Trading Card Spotlight "Rewind" - Leyla Hasso

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By Todd Friedman
This week we look back at an interview I did with Leyla Hasso on April 10th, 2020. Right at the beginning of Covid, Leyla was sweet enough to take time out and do this inteview. She is a top competitor at Mario Kart and is based out of London. Ou...

Trading Card Spotlight "Rewind" - Jaden Berk

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By Todd Friedman
This week we look at an interview I did with Jaden Berk last year on Febraury 1st, 2021. Jaden's family have been running the Pinball Expo for the last 38 years. Jaden has his own retro collection of games he sells at the event with Holy Grail Gam...
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