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Class of 2017 to be unveiled at the Official Walter Day Trading Card Museum, March 17-19, 2017, during the Arcade Expo in Banning, California

BANNING, CALIFORNIA -- On Saturday, March 18, 2017, The Official Walter Day Trading Card Museum will present in ceremony its annual slate of "Trading Card Awards" and unveil The Class of 2017 -- the latest cards that will be added to the Museum displays. 

And, it will all happen during ARCADE EXPO 3.0

Arcade Expo 3.0 is one of the world's largest retro gaming festivals celebrating the amazing legacy of the coin-op era of electronic arcade machines. Founded by John Weeks, the event features John's personal collection of more than 800 arcade games and is considered by many to be "The World's fair" of electronic arcade gaming. To learn more, go here:  http://www.arcadeexpo.com

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Appearances in the News Media

THE WALTER DAY COLLECTION as well as earlier project have been mentioned in these news venues:

 

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March 1, 2016 • RePlay Magazine • Tarzana, CA

March 1, 2016 • Retro Magazine • London, UK

March 1, 2016 • The Retrogaming Times • Online Magazine

January 15, 2016 • Fairfield Ledger, Fairield, IA

August 10, 2013  Hyattsville Life & Times - Hyattsville, MD

January 2013 • Austin American Statesman • Austin, TX

March 15, 2012 • The Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Iowa

February, 2011 • Fairfield Ledger, Fairfield, IA

 

• Fairfield Ledger, The (IA) - May 10, 2019
"Walter Day depicts locals on trading cards"
More than a dozen people from Fairfield have been immortalized by Walter Day in his latest round of trading cards.Day, a Fairfield man best known as the founder of the Twin Galaxies arcade in Ottumwa, has become a curator of Fairfield's history and those who have contributed to its civic life. He has done that by creating trading cards that, just like their baseball forebears, contain a picture and accompanying text about a person or place.His latest creations will be on display...

• Charlotte Observer, The (NC) - December 23, 2018
"A legend in arcade gaming was almost a John Doe in death" 
When Joel West died quietly in his Lincolnton home in November, there were no breaking-news alerts.In the week that followed, there was no obituary in the Lincoln Times-News. No funeral. No memorial. No wake, viewing or visitation.West's passing at the age of 58, in fact, was about to go almost completely unnoticed by the general public. Until... eight days later, a man named Walter Day called up the Observer and said something like: Hey, you probably don't know it, but a legend...

• Tribune Content Agency News Service (USA) - November 28, 2018
"Arcade Monsters to offer new old gaming experience in Oviedo" 
Good news for Oviedo residents who like to drink and play video games standing up: Anew old-school arcade is coming to your town.Arcade Monsters (15 Alafaya Woods Blvd., Suite 111) features around 90 original stand-up cabinets from the 1970s through the 1990s, representing more than 100 games. While they are offering soft opening hours and deals right now, the grand opening on Dec. 14 will feature appearances by Billy Mitchell and Walter Day. Day is the founder of Twin Galaxies...


• Fairfield Ledger, The (IA) - November 13, 2018
"Walter Day's Disney character, Mr. Litwak, gets expanded role in sequel" 
Just over six years after receiving a flood of texts and calls from friends around the world, swearing that Walter Day must be the inspiration for Mr. Litwak, the video arcade-owning character in the 2012 Disney release Wreck-it Ralph, Day has not only been able to confirm that the character is in fact a "tribute" to his life and career, but he will also see an expanded role in the sequel that will be released on the 21st of this month.Day is currently in Orlando talking E-sports, but...

• Norman Transcript, The (OK) - October 27, 2018
"Reliving the magic at Eighty-Three Arcade"
Video games aren't a hobby for Dean Wenzel and his arcade, Eighty-Three Arcade, isn't a normal arcade.Last week, he officially opened the retro-gaming spot which is tucked into the shopping center at 638 N. Broadway St. in Moore.It's not a bar-cade like Dave & Buster's. Wenzel said there are plenty of those already. No, his is more like an 8-bit church modeled after the legendary Twin Galaxies.The walls are adorned with patron saints like Billy Mitchell and relics like Twin...


• Tribune Content Agency News Service (USA) - October 7, 2018
"Ottumwa hall honors -- and is honored by -- video game VIPs" 
Oct. 07--OTTUMWA -- The International Video Game Hall of Fame ceremonies were quite nice this weekend, said "the father of esports," but he's most excited about the future of the hall.Walter Day founded the record-keeping Twin Galaxies scoreboard in the 1980s, the first, according to Guinness World Records, to track video game scores around the world.The Guinness certificate listing Ottumwa as an industry launching point hangs proudly in City Hall.This weekend, Day was...


• Ottumwa Courier, The (IA) - October 6, 2018
"Ottumwa hall honors — and is honored by — video game VIPs" 
OTTUMWA — The International Video Game Hall of Fame ceremonies were quite nice this weekend, said "the father of esports," and he's excited about the future of the hall.Walter Day founded the record-keeping Twin Galaxies scoreboard in the 1980s, the first, according to Guinness World Records, to track video game scores around the world.The Guinness certificate listing Ottumwa as an industry launching point hangs proudly in City Hall.This weekend, Day was attending the...


• ABNewswire (USA) - September 27, 2018
"David Crane To Accept The Walter Day Lifetime Achievement Award At Class of 2017 International Video Game Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony"
It will be an event for the books: Mr. David Crane, a video game designer, programmer, and gaming industry pioneer, will accept the Walter Day Lifetime Achievement Award at the Class of 2017 International Video Game Hall of Fame Induction ceremony. Other prominent figures in the gaming community that are set to attend the event are Messrs. Warren Davis, Joel West and Michael Klug, as well as Ms. Carrie Swidecki."We believe it is our duty to acknowledge Mr. Crane's massive contribution to...


• Daily Reporter (Greenfield, IN) - August 23, 2018
"On like Donkey Kong"
INDIANAPOLIS — For those who spent any time at all in an arcade in the 1980s and 90s, the opening music of "Arcadefire!" — playing Friday and Saturday as part of the IndyFringe Festival — should sound very familiar. The electronic melody is from Nintendo's video game Donkey Kong — Mario jumping the barrel, the hammer smash and the sound of winning — are as recognizable as an old favorite song.Written and directed by Catalyst Repertory founder Casey Ross, with music and lyrics by...


• Daily Item, The (Lynn, MA) - August 18, 2018
"Jourgensen: Seen, heard and remembered" 
I love this story Bob and Tim Ferrari told about the guy who used to walk up from Myrtle Street to a shack by the reservoir off Walnut Street. He warned kids off from swimming or fishing before adding, "If you head just around the bend, you'll find a couple of great fishing spots."Speaking of West Lynn, thanks to Walter Day for stopping by with a great framed tribute to Lynn's own Walter Brennan. A little local research reveals the actor lived on Childs Street until 1906 when he moved at...


• Ottumwa Courier, The (IA) - August 18, 2018
"Evolution of eSports" 
I must be getting old. At least to my kids.When I grew up, video games, at least the home consoles, were a brand-new concepts.I remember one Christmas morning — I must have been around 7 years old — there was a gift under the tree addressed to all four of us kids. It was an original Nintendo console. The discovery of Mario Brothers and Duck Hunt was a pursuit that took up a lot of our time, but not the hours upon hours my kids prefer to spend on their systems.Whether it's...


• Herald-Independent, The (Cottage Grove, WI) - July 12, 2018
"Immortalized on a trading card" 
Little did Ross Parisi know when he started his pizza business 15 years ago he would find himself on a collectible trading card."This looks really great," he said when presented with a plaque displaying the card that carries his logo on the front and historical narrative on the back. "We'll definitely find a place on the wall for this."Parisi was presented with the plaque and cards June 30 by Patrick O'Malley and Glenn Thomas of Star Worlds Arcade of DeKalb, Illinois. Star Worlds...


• Wichita Eagle, The (KS) - June 15, 2018
"10 fun things to do in Wichita this weekend (June 15-17)" 
This Sunday is Father's Day, so be sure to let dad know you appreciate him this weekend.The heat of summer is upon us, though that's not stopping outdoor events from going on.Looking for what to do this weekend?Use this list to help plan your time: Father’s Day car show at the zoo 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun., Sedgwick County Zoo, 5555 W. Zoo Blvd.Dads, race to the Sedgwick County Zoo Sunday for the Father’s Day Car Show. There will be sports cars, classics,..


• Sedalia Democrat, The (MO) - May 31, 2018
"Festival opens with strings, award Photos: Scott Joplin International Ragtime Festival opens with orchestra, award" 
Walter Day, of Fairfield, Iowa, presents a framed replica of his Scott Joplin trading card to Scott Joplin International Ragtime President Kathleen Boswell Thursday morning. Day gave his presentation inside the Stark Pavilion during opening ceremonies of the 2018 Scott Joplin International Ragtime Festival.During opening ceremonies Thursday morning, Smith-Cotton High School orchestra students, directed by Michael Moellman, play the “Pine Apple Rag” and the “Maple Leaf Rag.” This was the...


• Sedalia Democrat, The (MO) - May 30, 2018
"Joplin card a labor of love Scott Joplin International Ragtime Festival acquires gift of Joplin trading card" 
With a love for inspiring others to explore history and education, Walter Day of Fairfield, Iowa, will present a special gift to Sedalia during opening ceremonies today at the Scott Joplin International Ragtime Festival.Day, owner of The Walter Day Collection, has created a Scott Joplin trading card that is No. 3 in his biographical set of 1,500. He added that after creating the card he contacted Scott Joplin International Ragtime Foundation President Kathleen Boswell, who was delighted...


• Fairfield Ledger, The (IA) - April 2, 2018
"Fairfield man inspires bestselling novel" 
It's not every day that you learn your life was the inspiration to a best-selling novel.That was the experience Fairfield resident Walter Day had in July when he was invited to be a celebrity guest speaker at a classic video game convention in Austin, Texas. Day is famous for having opened Twin Galaxies, an arcade in Ottumwa that was recognized by Guinness World Records as the sole authority on video game competitions and scoring records.Day shared the stage with Billy Mitchell,...


• Tribune Content Agency News Service (USA) - March 29, 2018
"Local icon cited as inspiration for Spielberg film" 
March 29--OTTUMWA -- The man in the striped referee's shirt has inspired gamers, business people and a cartoonist who needed a video game character for an animated film called Wreck it Ralph. Walter Day continues to inspire, a fact that may not be obvious to moviegoers today.Day, who now lives in Fairfield, said he met author Ernie Cline, who wrote the science fiction novel "Ready Player One". The rights to the book were acquired by Stephen Spielberg for a feature film."Ready...


• Ad Express & Daily Iowegian (Centerville, IA) - March 28, 2018

"Local icon cited as inspiration for Spielberg film" 
OTTUMWA — The man in the striped referee's shirt has inspired gamers, business people and a cartoonist who needed a video game character for an animated film called Wreck it Ralph. Walter Day continues to inspire, a fact that may not be obvious to moviegoers today.Day, currently living in Fairfield, said he met author Ernie Cline, who wrote the science fiction novel "Ready Player One". The film rights to the book were acquired by Stephen Spielberg."Ready Player One" is described...


• Ottumwa Courier, The (IA) - March 28, 2018
"Local icon cited as inspiration for Spielberg film" 
OTTUMWA — The man in the striped referee's shirt has inspired gamers, business people and a cartoonist who needed a video game character for an animated film called Wreck it Ralph. Walter Day continues to inspire, a fact that may not be obvious to moviegoers today.Day, currently living in Fairfield, said he met author Ernie Cline, who wrote the science fiction novel "Ready Player One". The film rights to the book were acquired by Stephen Spielberg."Ready Player One" is described...


• Pella Chronicle (IA) - March 28, 2018
"Local icon cited as inspiration for Spielberg film" 
OTTUMWA — The man in the striped referee's shirt has inspired gamers, business people and a cartoonist who needed a video game character for an animated film called Wreck it Ralph. Walter Day continues to inspire, a fact that may not be obvious to moviegoers today.Day, who now lives in Fairfield, said he met author Ernie Cline, who wrote the science fiction novel "Ready Player One". The rights to the book were acquired by Stephen Spielberg for a feature film."Ready Player One" is...


• Ottumwa Courier, The (IA) - December 29, 2017
"Year in Review part three" 
OTTUMWA — Ottumwans stayed busy during the last four months of 2017, with some of the year's biggest stories taking place as the year began to wind down.Here's the third and final part of our 2017 year in review.September Walter Day, founder of the Twin Galaxies arcade, found himself overseas to present an honor at this year's Hugo Awards. The awards are given annually for the best science fiction and fantasy writing.Fly Iowa blew away expectations, with attendance...


Tribune Content Agency News Service (USA) - November 11, 2017

Gaming's future meets gaming's past
Nov. 11--OTTUMWA -- One of the visions for people who support Ottumwa having a video game hall of fame has always been the idea that it would boost tourism. People would travel to see the hall and to play classic games in the city where competitive gaming began.This weekend there was a very clear example of how that might work out.Isaiah "TriForce" Johnson has been to Ottumwa for numerous video gaming events over the past decade. In his soft-spoken way Johnson is an inheritor of...


Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post (TX) - November 8, 2017

Bystander at the birth
Iwas at Ground Zero for the birth of eSports, and didn't realize it.The year was 1982. The location was Ottumwa, Iowa. More specifically, it was inside a storefront video game arcade called Twin Galaxies.After a challenging day teaching at Evans Junior High, I would often stop in to play a few games of "Star Castle," one of the pantheon of single player games hitting the market along with "Pac-Man," "Space Invaders" and "Centipede.""I'm sure we talked numerous times, and I...


Perry Daily Journal (OK) - September 12, 2017

Video Game Day
National Video Games Day is observed annually on September 12th.Video game players across the United States enjoy this day with much enthusiasm. From their very earliest days, video games have gone on to become an art form and industry.There was, at one time, a United States National Video Game Team, founded on July 25, 1983, in Ottumwa, Iowa, by Walter Day and the Twin Galaxies Intergalactic Scoreboard. The early games used interactive electronic devices with various display...


Tribune Content Agency News Service (USA) - August 30, 2017

Iowa man does the honors at Hugo Awards
Aug. 30--OTTUMWA -- The Hugo Awards are a big deal in the far-flung worlds of science fiction. But the 2017 ceremony also has a story that's a little more down to Earth.Walter Day, a former Ottumwa businessman who now lives in Fairfield, is best known for his video game connections. But he loves science fiction. This month, he flew to Helsinki, Finland, where the Hugo Award Ceremony was being held. Before the first author even stepped onto the stage, host Nicholas Whyte brought Day up....


Ottumwa Courier, The (IA) - August 29, 2017

Iowa man does the honors at Hugo Awards
OTTUMWA — The Hugo Awards are a big deal in the far-flung worlds of science fiction. But the 2017 ceremony also has a story that's a little more down to Earth.Walter Day, a former Ottumwa businessman who now lives in Fairfield, is best known for his video game connections. But he loves science fiction. This month, he flew to Helsinki, Finland, where the Hugo Award Ceremony was being held. Before the first author even stepped onto the stage, host Nicholas Whyte brought Day up. Day was...


Pella Chronicle (IA) - August 29, 2017

Iowa man does the honors at Hugo Awards
OTTUMWA — The Hugo Awards are a big deal in the far-flung worlds of science fiction. But the 2017 ceremony also has a story that's a little more down to Earth.Walter Day, a former Ottumwa businessman who now lives in Fairfield, is best known for his video game connections. But he loves science fiction. This month, he flew to Helsinki, Finland, where the Hugo Award Ceremony was being held. Before the first author even stepped onto the stage, host Nicholas Whyte brought Day up. Day was...


Fairfield Ledger, The (IA) - July 25, 2017

Fairfield man to deliver Guinness awards
Fairfield resident Walter Day is at it again.Less than a year after being honored by Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition, Day will present 13 copies of Guinness World Records Awards to leaders in the science fiction industry.Day earned fame through his video game arcade "Twin Gallaxies," which he started 35 years ago in Ottumwa. The arcade has been hailed as the birthplace of organized competitive eSports, "This is my own personal science fiction odyssey," Day said. "I am...


EFE News Services (EEUU) - julio 17, 2017

La cubana Daína Chaviano dice que escribe libros por gusto no por publicarlos
Jorge Ignacio Pérez Miami, 17 jul (EFEUSA).- La escritora cubana Daína Chaviano, que publicará el próximo año una novela en la que trabajó durante diez años, dice que escribe "por necesidad personal y no por razones de mercado"."Si alguno de mis libros no cumple con las reglas de la demanda comercial y se queda engavetado durante 25 años, no me preocupo ni me lamento. Me pongo a escribir el siguiente", aseveró en entrevista con Efe.La creadora de mundos fantásticos, que...


Daily Item, The (Lynn, MA) - May 7, 2017

Day of fun and games
ITEM PHOTO BY SPENSER HASAK Walter Day looks through past articles of The Item that were written about him.By BRIDGET TURCOTTE LYNN — When Walter Day played his first video game, Pong, in the early 1970s, he felt the concept was too alien and didn't like it. So how did he end up with the title of founder of competitive gaming and as the inspiration of a Disney character?It started with a move from his hometown of Lynn to Fairfield, Iowa, in search of a stronger...


Daily Chronicle, The (DeKalb, IL) - January 17, 2017

DeKalb video arcade celebrates 32 years in business
Star Worlds Arcade in DeKalb celebrated its 32nd anniversary of video game and pinball fun on Jan. 11.Owner Patrick O'Malley opened the business with his parents while still in his early teen years. O'Malley maintains a vast collection of classic video game and pinball machines and prides himself on providing a unique environment for young and old alike.Inducted into the Twin Galaxies International Registry of Historic Video Game Arcades, Star Worlds stands out as one of the last...


Kirksville Daily Express (MO) - December 11, 2016

Wanted: 'Twin Galaxies Arcade' tokens, KIRKSVILLE
Those old arcade tokens rattling around in a drawer could be worth some cash.Walter Day, the founder of Twin Galaxies Arcade, is offering cash for the old tokens that no one affiliated with the arcade has seen in more than three decades.Day and record-holding video gamer Brian Kuhmade a visit to Kirksville recently in hopes of jogging the memories of those who used to frequent the Twin Galaxies, which had locations at 109 S. Franklin St. in Kirksville and in Ottumwa.The...


Tribune Content Agency News Service (USA) - November 20, 2016

Guinness honors Ottumwa's gaming legacy
Nov. 20--OTTUMWA -- Few in the crowd had never been in an arcade before. While there were some children, most were old enough to remember the glory days of Donkey Kong and Pac-Man.But seeing the presentation of a Guinness Book of World Records certificate? That's new. Cities can claim a lot of things, but when Guinness says "you were first," the debate ends.First in this case is Walter Day. Back when he owned Twin Galaxies in Ottumwa, there weren't any official record keepers for...


Ottumwa Courier, The (IA) - November 19, 2016

Guinness honors Ottumwa's gaming legacy
OTTUMWA — Few in the crowd had never been in an arcade before. While there were some children, most were old enough to remember the glory days of Donkey Kong and Pac-Man.But seeing the presentation of a Guinness Book of World Records certificate? That’s new. Cities can claim a lot of things, but when Guinness says “you were first,” the debate ends.First in this case is Walter Day. Back when he owned Twin Galaxies in Ottumwa, there weren’t any official record keepers for video...


Ottumwa Courier, The (IA) - November 19, 2016

Twin Galaxies returns to Ottumwa
OTTUMWA ? Jace Hall has a connection to Ottumwa, but he had never visited before. A chance to see where Twin Galaxies began changed that.Hall describes himself as ?the most recent owner of Twin Galaxies,? a title that dates back to April 2014. Competitive gaming has changed a lot since Walter Day started keeping records in his Ottumwa arcade. The best players in what are now called e-sports can make serious money. Hall wants to return Twin Galaxies to the forefront of modern gaming....


Tribune Content Agency News Service (USA) - November 19, 2016

Twin Galaxies returns to Ottumwa
Nov. 19--OTTUMWA -- Jace Hall has a connection to Ottumwa, but he had never visited before. A chance to see where Twin Galaxies began changed that.Hall describes himself as "the most recent owner of Twin Galaxies," a title that dates back to April 2014. Competitive gaming has changed a lot since Walter Day started keeping records in his Ottumwa arcade. The best players in what are now called e-sports can make serious money. Hall wants to return Twin Galaxies to the forefront of modern...


Ottumwa Courier, The (IA) - November 2, 2016

Gamers: Thank you Ottumwa
OTTUMWA — Ottumwans have recorded video game official high scores as long as anyone, honored world champion video game players and paid tribute to video game designers. Now a committee will honor Ottumwa itself.“This is not an event to celebrate the well-known video game players,” said Bill Hoffman, Ottumwa’s Twin Galaxy Anniversary Committee chairman. “Instead it's a gift to the people of Ottumwa.” The Ottumwa arcade had arrived downtown 35 years ago. Since that November day,...


Tribune Content Agency News Service (USA) - November 2, 2016

Gamers: Thank you Ottumwa
Nov. 02--OTTUMWA -- Ottumwans have recorded video game official high scores longer than anyone, have honored world champion video game players and paid tribute to video game designers. Now a committee will honor Ottumwa itself."This is not an event to celebrate the well known video game players," said Bill Hoffman, Ottumwa's Twin Galaxy Anniversary Committee chairman. "Instead it's a gift to the people of Ottumwa."The Ottumwa Twin Galaxies arcade had arrived downtown 35 years ago...


Hawk Eye, The (Burlington, IA) - October 16, 2016

Going to the movies
A recent trailer for the upcoming “Assassin’s Creed” movie reminded me of a simple axiom.There are no good video game movies. Not yet, anyway.There are plenty of good movies about video games, however, most of which I’ve covered in this column. “The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters,” “Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade” and “Indie Game: The Movie” are three of the most insightful documentaries I’ve seen in recent years, and “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” may be the only fictional...


Tribune Content Agency News Service (USA) - September 15, 2016

Guinness book calls Ottumwa number one
Sept. 15--OTTUMWA -- The city of Ottumwa is named -- multiple times -- in the new edition of Guinness World Records: Gamer's Edition.The connection was spotted by one of the celebrity gamers who had repeatedly been to Ottumwa for annual video game ceremonies and festivals -- including the proclamation that Ottumwa was Video Game Capital of the World."I came across the 2017 book when Guinness was preparing for a world record attempt to help launch the book," said Isaiah "Triforce"...


Ottumwa Courier, The (IA) - September 14, 2016

Guinness book calls Ottumwa number one
OTTUMWA — The city of Ottumwa is named — multiple times — in the new edition of the Guinness World Records: Gamer’s Edition.The connection was spotted by one of the celebrity gamers who had repeatedly been to Ottumwa for annual video game ceremonies and festivals — including the proclamation that Ottumwa was Video Game Capital of the World.“I came across the 2017 book when Guinness was preparing for a world record attempt to help launch the book,” said Isaiah “Triforce” Johnson of...


Dayton Daily News (OH) - September 12, 2016

Maumee pinball store ready for reminiscences, Shop, reopened after fire, is a trip down memory lane.
Five months after being idled by a fire, Dr. Scott’s Pinball Store in Maumee — a one-of-a-kind throwback to yesteryear but also a shop that embraces the most modern technology of an iconic gaming industry — held its grand reopening over the weekend.Featured were an appearance by former pinball designerBarryOursler,whose creations included Gorgar, theworld’sfirsttalkingpinball game that debuted in December of 1979, as well as other popular games such as Time Warp (1979), Space Shuttle...


Blade, The (Toledo, OH) - September 10, 2016

Maumee pinball store to reminisce on game industry's history at shop's reopening
Five months after being idled by a fire, Dr. Scott's Pinball Store in Maumee - a one-of-a-kind throwback to yesteryear but also a shop that embraces the most modern technology of an iconic gaming industry - will have its grand reopening today.Featured will be an appearance by former pinball designer Barry Oursler, whose creations included Gorgar, the world's first talking pinball game that debuted in December of 1979, as well as other popular games such as Time Warp (1979), Space Shuttle...


Tribune Content Agency News Service (USA) - August 13, 2016

Making money from Ottumwa history
Aug. 13--OTTUMWA -- There's money to be had, yet the opportunity is being ignored, says an international eSports marketing executive."In other places, they wish they had Ottumwa's history of eSports," said Isaiah Triforce Johnson. "Unlike the other towns in America, Ottumwa has that history."Johnson should know. Based out of New York City and Kingstown, Jamaica, he travels the world promoting the video game competitions known as eSports. Players can make millions. Fans and...


Ottumwa Courier, The (IA) - August 12, 2016

Making money from Ottumwa history
OTTUMWA — There’s money to be had, yet the opportunity is being ignored, says an international eSports marketing executive.“In other places, they wish they had Ottumwa’s history of eSports,” said Isaiah Triforce Johnson. “Unlike the other towns in America, Ottumwa has that history.” Johnson should know. Based out of New York City and Kingstown, Jamaica, he travels the world promoting the video game competitions known as eSports. Players can make millions. Fans and advertisers spend...


Ottumwa Courier, The (IA) - August 7, 2016

World Video Game Walk of Fame opens in Ottumwa
OTTUMWA — Despite the names Video Game Capital of the World, Video Game Hall of Fame and Video Game Walk of Fame, the tradition established in Ottumwa is not about electronics.Several speakers made that point Sunday morning during the opening of Ottumwa’s new Video Game Walk of Fame.“Walter Day took the focus — and rightly so, I believe — off video games and put the attention on people,” said Kevin Bachus, who co-created the Xbox while working for Microsoft and is now a senior...


Tribune Content Agency News Service (USA) - August 7, 2016

Celebrate a hometown hall of fame
Aug. 07--OTTUMWA -- A reverse video arcade? There were no loud sound effects, the room was brightly lit via large windows looking out on downtown Ottumwa and rather than potato chips, snacks consisted of sandwiches and coffee.But perhaps the characteristic least missed by attendees was the frequent "kerplunk" of quarters dropped into coin slots: These machines were all set to "free play."ICON 2016: Homecoming allowed area video game enthusiasts to mingle with locally well-known...


Tribune Content Agency News Service (USA) - August 7, 2016

World Video Game Walk of Fame opens in Ottumwa
Aug. 07--OTTUMWA -- Despite the names Video Game capital of the world, Video Game Hall of Fame and Video Game Walk of Fame, the tradition established in Ottumwa is not about electronics.Several speakers made that point Sunday morning during the opening of Ottumwa's new Video Game Walk of Fame."Walter Day took the focus -- and rightly so, I believe -- off video games and put the attention on people," said Kevin Bachus, who co-created the Xbox while working for Microsoft and is now...


Ottumwa Courier, The (IA) - August 6, 2016

Celebrate a hometown hall of fame
OTTUMWA — Was this a reverse video arcade? There were no loud sound effects, the room was brightly lit via large windows looking out on downtown Ottumwa and rather than potato chips, snacks consisted of sandwiches and coffee.But perhaps the characteristic least missed by attendees was the frequent “kerplunk” of quarters dropped into coin slots: These machines were all set to “free play.” ICON 2016: Homecoming allowed area video game enthusiasts to mingle with locally well-known...


Dispatch-Argus, The (Moline, IL) - August 1, 2016

Play Ms. Pac-Man for a Cure in Davenport Aug. 1-15
Press release submitted by Kyle Carter (Quad Cities, USA) - Analog Arcade Bar and Prince Arcades are proud to announce the Ms. Pac-Man for a Cure: Breast Cancer Awareness Tour is coming to the Quad Cities. A custom built Ms. Pac-Man arcade cabinet known as "Pinky Pac" was built and donated by Prince Arcades to raise breast cancer awareness and funding for the Breast Care Center at Amida Health, Bolingbrook Medical Center in Bolingbrook, IL. Art design and artwork was donated by Arcade...


Oskaloosa Herald (IA) - July 22, 2016

Ottumwa hosting Video Game Festival
OTTUMWA — Ottumwa – long famous as the "Video Game Capital of the World" – flexes its video game muscles during the weekend of August 5 - 7, 2016, when it plays host to a Video Game Festival, an Iowa Film Premiere, the induction of the Class of 2015 for the International Video Game Hall of Fame (IVGHOF), and the inauguration of a Video Game "Walk of Fame".Called ICON 2016: HOMECOMING, this 4th annual Video Game Festival (the event has always celebrated the video game legacy of Ottumwa,...


Ad Express & Daily Iowegian (Centerville, IA) - July 14, 2016

It's all about video games in Ottumwa
OTTUMWA — Ottumwa, Iowa, long famous as the "Video Game Capital of the World" flexes its video game muscles during the weekend of Aug. 5 - 7 when it plays host to a video game festival, an Iowa film premiere, the induction of the class of 2015 for the International Video Game Hall of Fame and the inauguration of a video game, "Walk of Fame."Called "ICON 2016: HOMECOMING," this fourth annual video game festival (the event has always celebrated the video game legacy of Ottumwa, though...


Ottumwa Courier, The (IA) - July 12, 2016

Ottumwa to host Video Game Festival
OTTUMWA — Ottumwa has gained notoriety as the "Video Game Capital of the World" and on Aug. 5-7, 2016, the city flex will flex its video game fingers when O-town plays host to "ICON 2016: HOMECOMING," the fourth year of this video game festival.The weekend will also include an Iowa Film premiere, the induction of the Class of 2015 for the International Video Game Hall of Fame (IVGHOF) and the inauguration of a video game, "Walk of Fame."While the event has been held in Fairfield...


Tribune Content Agency News Service (USA) - July 12, 2016

Ottumwa to host Video Game Festival
July 12--OTTUMWA -- Ottumwa has gained notoriety as the "Video Game Capital of the World" and on Aug. 5-7, 2016, the city flex will flex its video game fingers when O-town plays host to "ICON 2016: HOMECOMING," the fourth year of this video game festival.The weekend will also include an Iowa Film premiere, the induction of the Class of 2015 for the International Video Game Hall of Fame (IVGHOF) and the inauguration of a video game, "Walk of Fame."While the event has been held in...


Daily Item, The (Lynn, MA) - June 24, 2016

You can't always get what you want
DAILY EVENING ITEM PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE LYNN MUSEUM AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY An estimated 5,000 fans flocked to Manning Bowl 50 years ago tonight to see the Rolling Stones perform. However, it was cut short when fans broke through the police barriers separating the lawn seats from the stage. Police had to quell the disturbance with tear gas.BY STEVE KRAUSE LYNN — And to think, it came close to not happening at all.The Rolling Stones were climbing the music charts when...


Chattanooga Times Free Press (TN) - June 23, 2016

‘Man vs. Snake’: Cine-Rama documentary explores quest for gaming immortality
In video gaming circles, Tim McVey is a legend.“Back in January of 1984, at Twin Galaxies of Ottumwa, Iowa, I was the first person to ever score a billion points on an arcade machine using a single quarter,” says McVey, an Ottumwa native.In the early afternoon of Jan. 15, 1984, McVey f ired up Nibbler, the first arcade game with a nine-digit score counter, and rolled a single quarter into the machine’s slot. Forty-four hours later, on the morning of Jan. 17, the game ended, with...


Ottumwa Courier, The (IA) - March 22, 2016

Nominations sought for Video Game Hall of Fame
OTTUMWA — The International Video Game Hall of Fame and Museum would like to remind the voting public that time is still available to submit nominations for the 2016 Class of Inductees.Gamers, industry professionals, developers and the voting public are invited, and encouraged, to submit names for the following categories: • Video Game Competitors • Games • Game designers • Industry leader • IVGHOF community action award • Walter Day Lifetime...


Ottumwa Courier, The (IA) - March 22, 2016

Nominations sought for Video Game Hall of Fame
OTTUMWA — The International Video Game Hall of Fame and Museum would like to remind the voting public that time is still available to submit nominations for the 2016 Class of Inductees.Gamers, industry professionals, developers and the voting public are invited, and encouraged, to submit names for the following categories: • Video Game Competitors • Games • Game designers • Industry leader • IVGHOF community action award • Walter Day Lifetime...


Fairfield Ledger, The (IA) - January 15, 2016

His own museum
Fairfield resident Walter Day flew to California today to receive a special honor.On Saturday, the Official Walter Day Trading Card Museum will be dedicated at the Museum of Pinball in Banning, California. The museum will celebrate Day's work creating trading cards that commemorate popular culture. Day has designed nearly 2,400 cards and has printed and distributed more than 1,500.Day's cards have focused on his personal interests such as video game and pinball culture, science...


Ottumwa Courier, The (IA) - January 15, 2016

LA Museum named for Twin Galaxies owner
OTTUMWA — Former Ottumwa arcade owner Walter Day is flying to Los Angeles.On Saturday in Banning, California, the Walter Day Trading Card Museum will be dedicated. The honor of having the museum named for him celebrates the work of Walter Day of Fairfield.The dedication is part of a larger event, Arcade Expo 2.0. According to organizers, 2015 was the first event, which drew several thousand people."Not only did we introduce hundreds to our love of pinball and retro arcade,...


Tribune Content Agency News Service (USA) - January 15, 2016

LA Museum named for Twin Galaxies owner
Jan. 15--OTTUMWA -- Former Ottumwa arcade owner Walter Day is flying to Los Angeles.On Saturday in Banning, California, the Walter Day Trading Card Museum will be dedicated. The honor of having the museum named for him celebrates the work of Walter Day of Fairfield.The dedication is part of a larger event, Arcade Expo 2.0. According to organizers, 2015 was the first event, which drew several thousand people."Not only did we introduce hundreds to our love of pinball and...


Colton Courier (CA) - January 14, 2016

Free-play, tournaments this weekend at Museum of Pinball’s Arcade Expo 2.0 in Banning
The three-day holy grail of pinball and arcade event is back in Banning this weekend — ArcadeExpo 2.0.The event kicks off Friday at 2 p.m. and runs Saturday 10 a.m. -2 a.m. through Sunday night at the Museum of Pinball, 700 South Hathaway in Banning, featuring more than 800 limited edition, rare, vintage and modern pinball and arcade games along with a handful of special guests, celebrity sightings and live entertainment.And guests can expect a lot more, said Johnathon Weeks, one...


El Chicano (San Bernardino, CA) - January 14, 2016

Free-play, tournaments this weekend at Museum of Pinball’s Arcade Expo 2.0 in Banning
The three-day holy grail of pinball and arcade event is back in Banning this weekend — ArcadeExpo 2.0.The event kicks off Friday at 2 p.m. and runs Saturday 10 a.m. -2 a.m. through Sunday night at the Museum of Pinball, 700 South Hathaway in Banning, featuring more than 800 limited edition, rare, vintage and modern pinball and arcade games along with a handful of special guests, celebrity sightings and live entertainment.And guests can expect a lot more, said Johnathon Weeks, one...


Rialto Record (CA) - January 14, 2016

Free-play, tournaments this weekend at Museum of Pinball’s Arcade Expo 2.0 in Banning
The three-day holy grail of pinball and arcade event is back in Banning this weekend — ArcadeExpo 2.0.The event kicks off Friday at 2 p.m. and runs Saturday 10 a.m. -2 a.m. through Sunday night at the Museum of Pinball, 700 South Hathaway in Banning, featuring more than 800 limited edition, rare, vintage and modern pinball and arcade games along with a handful of special guests, celebrity sightings and live entertainment.And guests can expect a lot more, said Johnathon Weeks, one...


Ottumwa Courier, The (IA) - January 5, 2016

Video game hall of fame names inductees
OTTUMWA — The International Video Game Hall of Fame has named its "Class of 2015."Eleven individuals will be inducted into the International Video Game Hall of Fame and Museum Class of 2015."The International Video Game Hall of Fame & Museum has become very active again and has big plans for summer 2016," board member Walter Day told the Courier Tuesday. "There will be a gaming festival down on Main Street and the IVGHOF Class of 2015 will be inducted during the festivities. I am...


Tribune Content Agency News Service (USA) - January 5, 2016

Video game hall of fame names inductees
Jan. 05--OTTUMWA -- The International Video Game Hall of Fame has named its "Class of 2015."Eleven individuals, a press release states, will be inducted into the International Video Game Hall of Fame and Museum Class of 2015."The International Video Game Hall of Fame & Museum has become very active again and has big plans for summer 2016," board member Walter Day told the Courier Tuesday. "There will be a gaming festival down on Main Street and the IVGHOF Class of 2015 will be...


ABNewswire (USA) - December 23, 2015

SoCal’s Largest Arcade Expo Boasts Over 850 Retro and Modern Pinball and Arcade Games To Be Held January 15-17, 2016 in Banning, CA
With a nationwide resurgence in nostalgic gaming, the Museum of Pinball will host Arcade Expo, its second annual, three-day event in Banning, California, on January 15th-17th, 2016. Over 850 retro and modern pinball machines and arcade games will be on "freeplay" for ticketholders of the expo, which attracted over 3,500 people last year."From the moment I dropped a quarter into a pinball machine in 1975, I was hooked," explains John Weeks, founder and executive director of the Museum of...


PR.com (USA) - December 12, 2015

Wizard World Gaming Atlanta to Feature Fighting Games Tournament Competition with $20,000 in Cash Prizes
Atlanta, GA, December 12, 2015 --(PR.com)-- Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) today announced several of the competitive tournaments featuring the most popular video game franchises from the fighting game genre at Wizard World Gaming Atlanta, January 22-24 at the Georgia World Congress Center. The giant tournament area on the show floor will include double-elimination brackets for Ultra Street Fighter IV, Street Fighter III: Third Strike, Street Fighter II Turbo, Guilty Gear Xrd - SIGN - and...


Entertainment Examiner (USA) - December 10, 2015

Video game ambassador Josh Jones passes away, family left in need
Video game ambassador Josh Jones has passed away at the age of 34. After emergency surgery to attempt to repair a tear in his aorta valve, Jones left the world on the morning of Thurs., Dec. 10 at 11:24 a.m. Central Time. Born February 12, 1981, Jones was a resident of Killeen, Texas, originally coming from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.A veteran of the video game world, Jones spent much of his time using gaming as a means to give back. Over the years he spearheaded and supported a number...


PR.com (USA) - November 20, 2015

Wizard World Gaming to Debut in Atlanta, January 22-24
Atlanta, GA, November 20, 2015 --(PR.com)-- Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) today announced the first Wizard World Gaming Atlanta, a celebration of all things gaming, January 22-24 at the Georgia World Congress Center. Attendees will participate in video and table gaming tournaments and eSports competitions, meet top celebrities, executives, developers and brands, participate in live demonstrations and interact with fans across the Southeast, demonstrating their love of gaming with Wizard...


Business Wire - November 19, 2015

Wizard World Gaming To Debut In Atlanta, January 22-24
Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB:WIZD) today announced the first Wizard World Gaming Atlanta, a celebration of all things gaming, January 22-24 at the Georgia World Congress Center. Attendees will participate in video and table gaming tournaments and eSports competitions, meet top celebrities, executives, developers and brands, participate in live demonstrations and interact with fans across the Southeast, demonstrating their love of gaming with Wizard World. “We wanted to create an...


Clinton Herald (IA) - August 14, 2015

Ottumwa proclaimed "Birthplace of eSports" dedication Sunday
OTTUMWA — This Sunday, a 220-pound bronze plaque will be dedicated in Ottumwa to commemorate the city’s unique distinction as “The Historic Birthplace of Organized Competitive eSports.” The dedication will take place at 226 East Main Street at 11 a.m. and will be attended by city leaders and visitors from around North America. The dedication is at the spot of the former Twin Galaxies Arcade. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place followed by public statements from the assembled guests....


Ottumwa Courier, The (IA) - August 13, 2015

Five things to do in southeast Iowa this weekend
OTTUMWA — If you have a need for speed, this weekend provides you with plenty of options to fulfill your inner speed demon. Check out the Historic Scenic Byway by bicycle, watch a jet go 200 mph at the R/C Flyers field or scope out the classic Ford Mustangs at the Ford Powered Show in Bloomfield.1. Hunting season is right around the corner, and the Wapello County Recorder's office will be open from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday to allow hunters to purchase their 2015 deer and fall turkey...



Ottumwa Courier, The (IA) - August 13, 2015

Ottumwa proclaimed 'Birthplace of eSports', dedication Sunday
OTTUMWA — This Sunday, a 220-pound bronze plaque will be dedicated in Ottumwa to commemorate the city's unique distinction as "The Historic Birthplace of Organized Competitive eSports."The dedication will take place at 11 a.m. at 226 E. Main St. and will be attended by city leaders and visitors from around North America. The dedication is at the spot of the former Twin Galaxies Arcade. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place followed by public statements from the assembled guests. The...


Tribune Content Agency News Service (USA) - August 13, 2015

Ottumwa proclaimed "Birthplace of eSports", dedication Sunday
Aug. 13--OTTUMWA- This Sunday, a 220-pound bronze plaque will be dedicated in Ottumwa to commemorate the city's unique distinction as "The Historic Birthplace of Organized Competitive eSports."The dedication will take place at 226 East Main Street at 11 a.m. and will be attended by city leaders and visitors from around North America. The dedication is at the spot of the former Twin Galaxies Arcade. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place followed by public statements from the assembled...


Tribune Content Agency News Service (USA) - August 13, 2015

Five things to do in southeast Iowa this weekend
Aug. 13--If you have a need for speed, this weekend provides you with plenty of options to fulfill your inner speed demon. Check out the Historic Scenic Byway by bicycle, watch a jet go 200 mph at the R/C Flyers field or scope out the classic Ford Mustangs at the Ford Powered Show in Bloomfield.1. Hunting Season is right around the corner and The Wapello County Recorder's office will be open from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday to allow hunters to purchase their 2015 deer and fall turkey...


Examiner, The (Independence - Blue Springs - Grain Valley, MO) - August 5, 2015

HAPPENING Comic Con comes to Kansas City
This year’s Comic Con will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Bartle Hall in Kansas City.Guest lineup: Media – Pam Grier (Jackie Brown, Coffy, Foxy Brown); Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Goonies, Rudy); Manu Bennett (Arrow, The Hobbit Trilogy); Adrian Paul (Highlander, War of the Worlds); Kristian Nairn (Game of Thrones, Ripper Street) and more. Comic creators – Jason Aaron (Thor, Star Wars, Doctor Strange); Neal Adams...


Ottumwa Courier, The (IA) - August 5, 2015

Plaque to honor Ottumwa as birthplace of competitive eSports
OTTUMWA — Ottumwa has a special history with video games. Its legacy as "The Historic Birthplace of Organized Competitive eSports" will be commemorated with special ceremony at 11 a.m. Aug. 16 at 226 E. Main St., where a 220-pound bronze plaque (35-inches by 48 inches) will be erected to honor Ottumwa's special video game legacy.There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony and some words from the leaders of the community as well as words from visitors around the globe. There will be an...


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA) - July 30, 2015

NO HEADLINE
ALL WEEKEND Game play The David L. Lawrence Convention Center becomes one big arcade for The ReplayFX Arcade & Gaming Festival Friday through Sunday.There will be more than 700 arcade and pinball machines, more than 2,000 retro console games, tabletop games, a showcase of new products by game developers, magicians, live music, balloon artists, face painters, and competitions with more than $110,000 in prize money.Attendees can take part in seminars on gaming and its...


Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (PA) - July 29, 2015

Festival will fill city’s ‘biggest hall’ with vintage arcade games,PLAY IT AGAIN
Pittsburgh may already be the world’s capital of pinball.Now, it seems to be making a play for becoming world capital of all vintage arcade games.The city is home to PAPA, the Professional Amateur Pinball Association, which hosts the annual World Pinball Championships at its warehouse in Scott. There’s also the vast Pennsylvania Coin-Operated Game Hall of Fame and Museum that just opened in Hopewell. There’s the Pittsburgh Pinball League, Pinball Perfection’s museum and store in...


Tribune Content Agency News Service (USA) - July 29, 2015

Festival to fill Pittsburgh's 'biggest hall' with vintage arcade games
July 29--Pittsburgh may already be the world's capital of pinball.Now, it seems to be making a play for becoming world capital of all vintage arcade games.The city is home to PAPA, the Professional Amateur Pinball Association, which hosts the annual World Pinball Championships at its warehouse in Scott. There's also the vast Pennsylvania Coin-Operated Game Hall of Fame and Museum that just opened in Hopewell. There's the Pittsburgh Pinball League, Pinball Perfection's museum and...


Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (PA) - July 28, 2015

Festival will fill city’s ‘biggest hall’ with vintage arcade games,PLAY IT AGAIN
Pittsburgh may already be the world’s capital of pinball.Now, it seems to be making a play for becoming world capital of all vintage arcade games.The city is home to PAPA, the Professional Amateur Pinball Association, which hosts the annual World Pinball Championships at its warehouse in Scott. There’s also the vast Pennsylvania Coin-Operated Game Hall of Fame and Museum that just opened in Hopewell. There’s the Pittsburgh Pinball League, Pinball Perfection’s museum and store in...


Ottumwa Courier, The (IA) - June 17, 2015

'Video Game Capital of World' receives plaque
OTTUMWA — Yesterday outside the Optical Shoppe on 226 E. Main St., Walter Day stood in his familiar black-and-white striped referee jersey to deliver the news of the bronze plaque that will be placed outside the store by the end of the summer.Aug. 16 is the scheduled date for the dedication ceremony of the plaque that will be erected in Ottumwa to honor the town as “The Birthplace of Competitive eSports.” The plaque weighs more than 200 pounds and is 35-inches wide by 48-inches tall....


Morning Call, The (Allentown, PA) - April 30, 2015

PHILLY NON-SPORTS CARD SHOW ** Stock up on superheroes
Prepare for Friday's release of "The Avengers: Age of Ultron," as well as summer superhero flicks "Ant-Man" and "Fantastic Four," at the 62nd Philly Non-Sports Card Show this weekend at Merchants Square Mall in Allentown.Dozens of dealers will be selling new and vintage cards, from Marvel and DC to "The Walking Dead" and "Doctor Who." Nearly a dozen manufacturers, including SideKick, Topps and Upper Deck, will exhibit.Among the six visiting artists will be Brian Kong ("Heroes,"...


Tribune Content Agency News Service (USA) - April 30, 2015

Philly Non-Sports Card Show: Stock up on superheroes
April 30--Prepare for Friday's release of "The Avengers: Age of Ultron," as well as summer superhero flicks "Ant-Man" and "Fantastic Four," at the 62nd Philly Non-Sports Card Show this weekend at Merchants Square Mall in Allentown.Dozens of dealers will be selling new and vintage cards, from Marvel and DC to "The Walking Dead" and "Doctor Who." Nearly a dozen manufacturers, including SideKick, Topps and Upper Deck, will exhibit.Among the six visiting artists will be Brian Kong...


Northern Star, The: Northern Illinois University (DeKalb, IL) - February 2, 2015

Star Worlds celebrates 30 years with party for fans
Star Worlds Arcade, 1234 E. Lincoln Highway, celebrated 30 years with local officials and record-holders Saturday.The celebration was an event that brought in players from throughout Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin. An employee since 1988, Michelle Brennan said the arcade’s success comes from word of mouth and roots in the community.“Parents come in with their kids and stay for the memories,” Brennan said.The event gave guests unlimited play on videogames and pinball, food and...


Hawk Eye, The (Burlington, IA) - November 2, 2014

Nothing lost in translation
Anyone who's seen a subpar movie adaptation of one of their favorite books knows how much can be lost in translation.For video game fans, the big screen treatment is far worse. Nearly everything is lost in translation.That realization came to me last night while watching the 1990 TV mini-series adaptation of the Stephen King book "It." I haven't read the book for at least 20 years, but re-watching the mini-series continually unlocked forgotten passages lodged in my brain.I...


Tribune Content Agency News Service (USA) - November 2, 2014

Gaming documentaries that lose nothing in translation
Nov. 02--Anyone who's seen a subpar movie adaptation of one of their favorite books knows how much can be lost in translation.For video game fans, the big screen treatment is far worse. Nearly everything is lost in translation.That realization came to me last night while watching the 1990 TV mini-series adaptation of the Stephen King book "It." I haven't read the book for at least 20 years, but re-watching the mini-series continually unlocked forgotten passages lodged in my brain....


Midweek, The (Sycamore, IL) - September 30, 2014

Group photo to mark Star Worlds’ 30th anniversary
DeKALB – Star Worlds Arcade, a member of the International Registry of Historic Video Game Arcades, is getting ready to celebrate 30 years in business – almost unheard of in today’s video game industry. To celebrate, Star Worlds is asking its community supporters to come to the arcade at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, for a group photograph.Patrick O’Malley of DeKalb started Star Worlds Arcade in Maple Park in 1985, when he acquired too many games to fit in his parents’ garage.“My...


Express-Times, The (Easton, PA) - September 12, 2014

KNUCKLEZ TO ATTEND ARCADE MOVIE PREMIERE
Bethlehem Richie Knucklez, a New Jersey arcade owner and punk rock musician, will appear Saturday during a screening and world premiere of the documentary film "The King of Arcades" at SteelStacks in Bethlehem.The film will be shown 10:30 p.m. at Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas, inside the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks.Tickets cost $5.Knucklez will be joined by "King of Kong: Fistful of Quarters" documentary stars Walter Day and Billy Mitchell, according to a news...


Entertainment Examiner (USA) - September 8, 2014

Catch a preview of upcoming video game documentary 'Man vs Snake'
Tim McVey, one of the focal points of upcoming video game documentary Man vs Snake: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler, has posted a sneak preview of the upcoming film on his social media. The nearly two-minute clip, posted by McVey on Sept. 6, combines animated footage with modern-day interviews.Man vs Snake chronicles the still-going battles over the world record on the 1982 arcade game Nibbler. A somewhat rare game by legendary jukebox company Rock-Ola, the game became the focal...


Fairfield Ledger, The (IA) - August 5, 2014

ICON Gallery hosts video game legends
On Saturday, the Iowa Contemporary Art Gallery in Fairfield was teaming with some of the most legendary video gaming gurus in the country. The gurus were there for the second annual art gallery exhibition of video game trading cards and posters of Twin Galaxies, named for the Twin Galaxies Arcade that put Ottumwa on the map in 1982 as the "Video Game Capital of the World."The event began at the ICON Gallery during Friday's art walk, and carried over on Saturday for trading card signings...


Ottumwa Courier, The (IA) - August 5, 2014

Picture this
OTTUMWA — It's been called "the" video game industry photo of the 1980s: Sixteen gaming champs, a squad of high school cheerleaders and a bunch of arcade games in the middle of Main Street.This past weekend, enthusiasts from around town — and around the world — crowded into the same stretch of Ottumwa road in homage to the famous LIFE Magazine photo from 1982.That's the same year the mayor, Jerry Parker, declared Ottumwa the Video Game Capital of the World. Iowa's governor...


Tribune Content Agency News Service (USA) - August 5, 2014

Picture this
Aug. 05--OTTUMWA -- It's been called "the" video game industry photo of the 1980s: Sixteen gaming champs, a squad of high school cheerleaders and a bunch of arcade games in the middle of Main Street.This past weekend, enthusiasts from around town -- and around the world -- crowded into the same stretch of Ottumwa road in homage to the famous LIFE Magazine photo from 1982.That's the same year the mayor, Jerry Parker, declared Ottumwa the Video Game Capital of the World. Iowa's...


Fairfield Ledger, The (IA) - July 30, 2014

'Blues & BBQ' at art walk
Great music and great food are lined up for the traditional August "Blues & BBQ" Fairfield 1st Fridays Art Walk from 6-10:30 p.m. Friday on and near the Fairfield square.Music begins at 6 p.m. in the Ron Prill Bandstand in Central Park, with Blue Cat Alley playing until 7:30 p.m.Then, Bob Dorr and the Blues Band will perform their blues music from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at the bandstand.Blind judging for a barbecue contest is set from 6-6:30 p.m. Space will be open for anyone...


Ottumwa Courier, The (IA) - July 28, 2014

The Art of Kong
OTTUMWA — The Mona Lisa. Whistler's Mother. Donkey Kong?Don't be so surprised, said Walter Day, that video games and the surrounding memorabilia are being considered art. The creativity and artistic vision required to create a poster, said the founder of Twin Galaxies Arcade and video game scoreboard, are attracting the attention of collectors, art lovers and, of course, gamers."This is very fulfilling to me," said Day, who now lives in Fairfield. "I've always wanted to do art,...


Entertainment Examiner (USA) - July 14, 2014

Review: 'The King of Arcades' wanders around the world of vintage arcade gaming
There has been no shortage of video game documentaries over the past several years, especially those that cover the early days of the video arcade. Ever since 2007's The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters became a modest cult classic, it seems that anyone who has ever touched a vintage video arcade game has wanted to dive into the wake left behind by the Billy Mitchell versus Steve Wiebe documentary film.The latest is the King of Arcades by director Sean Tiedeman. The film was funded by...


Entertainment Examiner (USA) - May 5, 2014

As retro arcade game records fall, what are the surviving scores of 1982?
Three decades ago, the mighty video game industry crashed in North America, albeit temporarily.As arcades across the country closed their doors, many believed the hulking decorative cabinets of the video game era would never be relevant again. Nobody would have guessed that the once-dominant quarter eaters of the early 1980s would see so much action in the 21st century.Over the past several years, gamers have not only picked up on the retro arcade classics again, but several of...


Westword (Denver, CO) - March 10, 2014

Twin Galaxies lost in space: What's happened to gaming's record-keeping company?
When the 33-year-old Denverite Jeff Pickles collected 3,333,360 points on a vintage Pac-Man machine at LoDo's 1up arcade bar, he became one of only a handful of gamers to nab a perfect Pac-Man run, as reported in our current cover story, "Leader of the Pac." He has photographic proof and a few witnesses to testify to this feat, but his name appears in no record book. That's because right now, there is no record book. Twin Galaxies, the thirty-year-old company that kept the gaming records and...


McClatchy-Tribune Regional News (USA) - January 16, 2014

Video game record still resonates
Jan. 16--OTTUMWA -- Thirty years later, that one quarter is still shaking things up for Tim McVey.The former Ottumwa teen has received a ton of attention over the video game record he set here in the '80s. Now he's being recognized again.This week is the 30th anniversary of McVey's 1984 record-breaking game in Ottumwa, where he walked into an arcade, put a single quarter in the machine and walked out with the first billion-point arcade game in history."Playing at Walter...


Ottumwa Courier, The (IA) - January 16, 2014

Video game record still resonates
OTTUMWA — Thirty years later, that one quarter is still shaking things up for Tim McVey.The former Ottumwa teen has received a ton of attention over the video game record he set here in the '80s. Now he's being recognized again.This week is the 30th anniversary of McVey's 1984 record-breaking game in Ottumwa, where he walked into an arcade, put a single quarter in the machine and walked out with the first billion-point arcade game in history."Playing at Walter Day's...


Entertainment Examiner (USA) - January 15, 2014

Competitive video game feat reaches 30th anniversary
When teenage video gamer Tim McVey first dropped a quarter into a Nibbler arcade game on Jan. 15, 1984, little did he know that he would be creating a moment in video game history.Playing at Walter Day's original Twin Galaxies arcade, the Iowa video game master would go on to play for nearly two days, posting the first-ever high score on a video game that exceeded the 1 billion point mark. The feat would make national news and resulted in the city of Ottumwa, Iowa to hold a civic day in...


Denver Post, The: Blogs (CO) - August 29, 2013

Donkey Kong World Championship will return to Denver’s 1Up in November
Was last year’s Donkey Kong World Championship at LoDo’s 1Up Arcade/Bar a success? Does an ape throw barrels at an Italian plumber?Kong Off 3, the Donkey Kong world championships, will return to the Denver barcade this year to pit the best classic arcade game players against each other for a shot at the $4,500 purse, as well as bragging rights as the latest/greatest to reach one of the hardest kill screens of all time.“It’s such an honor to be able to host the Kong Off 3,” Jourdan...


McClatchy-Tribune Regional News (USA) - August 3, 2013

Adelanto gamer featured on trading card
Aug. 03--ADELANTO -- Gamers will soon be able to see Adelanto resident George Riley's likeness on a new video game trading card after it's shown at a special Midwest gallery art exhibition this summer.Riley's card will be included in the video game card exhibit "The Video Game Trading Cards & Posters of Twin Galaxies," which will make an appearance at the eight-day Iowa Contemporary Art Gallery, in Fairfield, Iowa, beginning Aug. 4.Riley's claim to fame in the global video culture...


Daily Press (Victorville, CA) - August 2, 2013

Adelanto gamer featured on trading card
ADELANTO • Gamers will soon be able to see Adelanto resident George Riley's likeness on a new video game trading card after it's shown at a special Midwest gallery art exhibition this summer.Riley's card will be included in the video game card exhibit "The Video Game Trading Cards & Posters of Twin Galaxies," which will make an appearance at the eight-day Iowa Contemporary Art Gallery, in Fairfield, Iowa, beginning Aug. 4.Riley's claim to fame in the global video culture is the...


Westword (Denver, CO) - June 6, 2013

Ten milestones in the history of competitive gaming
Just like they play sports, most people play video games for fun. But also just like they play sports, some people play video games competitively, both professionally and in organized amateur leagues. Yes, really. All over the world, big-money tournaments take place constantly, offering the top gamers a chance to prove their skills for fame and fortune, and several organizations exist for registering top scores, regulating high-level tournaments and promoting video games as a virtual sport....


Entertainment Examiner (USA) - May 24, 2013

Classic arcade champion wraps up nationwide tour
A champion of a popular retro-arcade title has wrapped up a national tour.On Thurs., May 23, Kansas City, Missouri gamer Lonnie McDonald completed a 100-site run across the United States. His target was the 1982 Williams Electronics arcade hit Joust, a title McDonald was once recognized as a champion on during it's original heyday. At each site, which ranged from stops as far as Hawaii to right in his own backyard, McDonald left his name on the high score table of each machine,...


Chicago Examiner (IL) - March 19, 2013

Website update restores Twin Galaxies searchable video game high-score database
Established in the early 1980's by gaming personality Walter Day, Twin Galaxies began as an organized effort to establish a single tracking authority for the truly best scores on arcade games. Eventually, this effort would expand to include console and other gaming as well, with hundreds of gamers earning their place on leaderboards dedicated to tracking the top marks on these titles.With the advent of the Internet, and the ease of which communities can now instantly communicate, the...


Austin American-Statesman (TX) - January 27, 2013

Pioneering video game referee sets aside his stripes for music
Walter Day is a video game celebrity, but he did it by keeping score.If you're a fan of classic games, you might be aware of Day, who founded the company Twin Galaxies in the early 1980s to keep track of high scores.As one of the pioneers of scorekeeping, Day became one of the most recognizable figures in video gaming, especially of the classic arcade era.These days, he's winding down his time as a public personality and moving on to composing music.Day was in Austin...


McClatchy-Tribune Regional News (USA) - January 27, 2013

Gaar: Legendary video game ref to hang up his stripes
Jan. 27--Walter Day is a video game celebrity, but he did it by keeping score.If you're a fan of classic games, you might be aware of Day, who founded the company Twin Galaxies in the early 1980s to keep track of high scores.As one of the pioneers of scorekeeping, Day became one of the most recognizable figures in video gaming, especially of the classic arcade era.These days, he's winding down his time as a public personality and moving on to composing music.Day was...


Midweek, The (Sycamore, IL) - January 22, 2013

Star Worlds honors first billion-point player
DeKALB – Star Worlds Arcade in DeKalb, which celebrated its 28th anniversary on Jan. 11, will host the 29th annual Tim McVey Day on Saturday, Jan. 26.This event, first held in Ottumwa, Iowa, the Video Game Capital of the World, honors the first video game player to achieve more than 1 billion points on an arcade video game. McVey holds the Twin Galaxies world record on the video game Nibbler, which he achieved after more than 40 hours of continuous play on one game credit.Walter...


Entertainment Examiner (USA) - January 13, 2013

Inspiration for character in Academy Award nominated 'Wreck-It Ralph' speaks up
Among this year's Academy Award nominees for 'Best Animated Feature' is Disney's Wreck-It Ralph, a story of an old school arcade game character seeking greener pastures within other games.Walter Day, the veteran video game referee and apparent inspiration for Wreck-It Ralph's arcade owner Mr. Litwak, said on Sunday, Jan. 13 that he was pleased at the Oscar nod for a film that he feels honored by."I am so deeply honored in being the basis for a character in a film that starts a new...



Midweek, The (Sycamore, IL) - December 18, 2012

On the record ... with Patrick O'Malley
DeKALB – Patrick O’Malley has been in the video game business since he was 12 years old.“Star Worlds started out on Jan. 11, 1985,” O’Malley said. “My mom was part of the business back then because I was like 12 and I needed someone to sign rent documents and leases.” Twenty-eight years later, O’Malley still co-owns Star Worlds Arcade at 1234 E. Lincoln Highway with Glenn Thomas. The arcade is one of the


https://www.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment/os-et-arcade-monsters-oviedo-20181127-story.html



Entertainment Examiner (USA) - December 7, 2012

Rare historical gaming items, jersey of game ref Walter Day going up for auction
A new auction website dedicated to items of historical significance to the world of video gaming is set to start it's first series of auctions.On Friday, Dec. 7, The International Video Game Auction House, the project of 1980s gaming champion Ben Gold, released the catalog for it's first auction series. Among the items up for grabs in the first series of auctions are some rare promotional items for games such as Centipede and films such as the King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, an...


Daily Item, The (Lynn, MA) - November 26, 2012

Disney character may be inspired by former Lynner
LYNN Although Disney is calling it a mere coincidence former Lynn resident Walter Day has been immortalized as Mr. Litwak in the conglomerates latest animated flick, "Wreck-It Ralph.""I get emails and phone calls every day from people telling me 'that's you,'" he said. "It does look like me but a little younger."Day grew on Rockdale Street, went to Pickering Middle School and graduated from English High School in 1967. Years later he would move to Iowa, a state he still...


Westword (Denver, CO) - November 19, 2012

Photos: Donkey Kong champions battled for top honors at the Kong Off II
As we promised in our recent cover story, it was on like Donkey Kong at the 1UP in LoDo this weekend. More than three decades after the beloved arcade game brought barrels into the mainstream, twelve of the world's top players duked it out against high-scoring wildcard gamers at Denver's own video game hub across three days. Spectators -- of which there were hundreds -- witnessed action-packed hours of gameplay from names including The King of Kong's Steve Wiebe and Billy Mitchell (above) and...


Denver Post, The (CO) - November 16, 2012

The Kong Off: Where gamers get their game on
Although the phrase "it's on like Tron" might sound snappier, there is only one universally accepted way to truly get it on. And that's like you-know-who.Ah, Donkey Kong. Mario's girl-crazy antagonist, who has been slinging barrels and draining allowances since 1981, is leading a classic-gaming renaissance, notably assisted by the 2007 documentary "The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters."Friday through Sunday, the planet's greatest Donkey Kong players will converge at the 1Up...


Entertainment Examiner (USA) - November 7, 2012

Historic gaming culture photo still creating impact 30 years later
On November 7, 1982 a number of video gaming champions gathered on the streets of a small town in Iowa. LIFE Magazine was in Ottumwa, Iowa, which gained headlines for proclaiming itself to be the Video Game Capital of the World, to photograph this event as these world record champs traveled in from around the country.There was no XBox Live or PlayStation Network back then, much less the internet in people's homes. Gamers had yet to call each other 'noobz', nobody had created the phrase...


Times Leader, The (Wilkes Barre, PA) - November 7, 2012

'Ralph' wrecks conventions
When Disney acquired Pixar, their in-house feature animation division started to resemble a contingency plan. Films like "Meet the Robinsons" and "Chicken Little" reflected this secondary, plan-B status by being little more than entertainment placeholders - products of a corporation that's merely biding its time and dreading the day when John Lasseter and his Pixar crew refuse to produce "Cars 5" and successfully navigate through the razor wire maze that leads to the exit of the Pixar Animation...

KSTP-TV, Channel 5, Minneapoil;is, MN - July, 2002
2nd Twin Galaxies Video Game Festival Featured

KARE-TV, Channel 11, Minneapoil;is, MN - July, 2002
2nd Twin Galaxies Video Game Festival Featured

 CFRB-Radio - February 4, 1992
Walter Day Intervioewed about Business Card Archives

The Vancouver Province (B.C>, Canada) - May 6, 1981
Newspaper archives..UPI Article by Andy Yemma.

7/19/99 The Daily Globe & Mail, Toronto, ON, Canada

7/19/99 The Frad News Network

7/18/99 The Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO

7/18/99 The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA

7/17/99 The Miami Herald, Miami, FL

7/17/99 http://twingalaxies.com">CNN Headline News, Atlanta, GA

7/17/99 The Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, CA

7/17/99 Associated Press Wire Story

7/1/99 Tips & Tricks Magazine, Los Angeles, CA

6/30/99 The Boca Raton Daily News, Boca Raton, FL

6/28/99 Fastest Game News Online

6/2/99 http://twingalaxies.com">XOOM.COM

5/20/99 http://twingalaxies.com/archive/features/99/05/20/VIDEO_GAMES.html">Boston Phoenix, Boston, MA

5/15/99 Daily Evening Item, Lynn, MA

5/14/99 Ottumwa Courier, Ottumwa, IA

5/9/99 http://twingalaxies.com">www.gamesages.com

5/10/99 CNN

5/10/99 Manchester Union, Manchester, NH

5/9/99 Laconia Citizen, Laconia, NH

5/9/99 Boston Globe

5/7/99 CBS National Radio News Network

5/7/99 Concord Monitor, Concord, NH

5/6/99 Laconia Citizen, Laconia, NH

5/4/99 Manchester Union, Manchester, NH

4/26/99 Wireless Flash News Service, San Diego, CA

4/16/99 OC Weekly, Costa Mesa, CA

4/3/99 WTSP-TV (CBS), Tampa, FL

4/1/99 InterGame Magazine, London, U.K.

4/1/99 RePlay Magazine, Los Angeles, CA

3/31/99 The Suncoast News, New Port Richey, FL

3/31/99 WKDR-AM, Burlington, VT

3/31/99 GameWeek Magazine, Wilton, CT

3/30/99 The Wireless Flash News Service, San Diego, CA

3/30/99 702-TALK Radio, Johannesburg, South Africa

3/39/99 The Globedaily.com

3/13/99 www.gamesages.com

3/10/99 Game Informer News Online

3/1/99 Hamilton Spectator, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

3/1/99 RePlay Magazine, Los Angeles, CA

3/1/99 Playmeter Magazine, New Orleans. LA

2/22/99 Gary Post-Tribune, Gary, IN

2/18/99 Weirs Times, Weirs Beach, NH 

2/16/99 Gary Post-Tribune, Gary, IN

2/11/99 The Star, Chicago, IL

2/10/99 The Times, Hammond, IN

2/6/99 Quincy Herald-Whig, Quincy, Illinois

The Atari 2600 Connection

1/30/99 WMAQ-TV (NBC), Chicago, IL

1/17/99 Laconia Citizen, Laconia, NH

1/16/99 Concord Monitor, Concord, NH

1/15/99 WNDS-TV, Derry, NH

1/15/99 WLNH-AM Concord, NH

1/11/99 The Silent News, Internet News Service

1/4/99 KHTT-FM, Tulsa, OK

12/31/98 The Wireless Flash News Service, San Diego, CA

12/20/98 WMAQ-TV (NBC), Chicago, IL

12/19/98 WMAQ-TV (NBC), Chicago, IL

12/16/98 The Nashua Telegraph, Nashua, NH

12/1/98 Vending Times, New York, NY

11/22/98 Orangeburg Times-Democrat, Orangeburg, SC

11/1/98 Daytona Beach News-Journal, Daytona Beach, FL

10/22/98 Fargo Forum, Fargo, ND

10/22/98 Ogden Standard-Examiner, Ogden, UT

10/13/98 Milan Mirror, Milan, TN

10/6/98 Aiken Standard, Aiken, SC

10/6/98 Concord Monitor, Concord, NH

10/1/98 Tips & Tricks Magazine, Los Angeles

9/23/98Columbia State, Columbia, SC

9/22/98 KSLA-TV, Shreveport, LA

9/15/98 Albany Democrat-Herald, Albany, OR

9/9/98 Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, Owensboro, KY

8/19/98 The Gaming Planet

8/1/98 Electronic Gaming Monthly, Chicago, IL

8/1/98 Tips & Tricks Magazine, Los Angeles

7/29/98 Akron Beacon-Journal, Akron, OH

7/28/98 Youngstown Vindicator, Youngstown, OH

7/25/98 Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, OH

7/22/98 KPVI-TV, Pocatello, ID

7/21/98 Cincinnati Enquirer,

7/18/98 Shelby Star, Shelby, NC

7/15/98 KTVQ-TV, Billings, MT

7/14/98 Billings Gazette, Billings, MT

7/13/98 KTVQ-TV, Billings, MT, (CBS)

7/3/98 Rapid City Journal, Rapid City, SD

7/1/98 Tomorrow's World Magazine, London, U.K.

6/28/98 Tulsa World, Tulsa, OK

6/27/98 Fox-TV, Louisville, KY

6/25/98 Stern Magazine, Germany

6/23/98 Seganet Online News Service 

6/18/98 Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, VA

6/15/98 San Jose Business Journal, San Jose, CA

6/7/98 Hammond Times, Hammond, IN

6/1/98 Tips & Tricks Magazine, Los Angeles

6/1/98 Next Generation Magazine, California

5/26/98 Chapel Hill Herald-Sun, Chapel Hill, NC

5/25/98 WDAF-TV, Kansas City, MO 

5/1/98 Game Machine Magazine, Osaka, Japan

4/27/98 St. Paul Pioneer Press, St. Paul, MN

3/15/98 Cedar Rapids Gazette, Cedar Rapids, IA

3/12/98 GamePro Magazine Online, San Francisco, CA

3/12/98 BBC-Radio One, London, U.K.

3/5/98 London Telegraph, London, U.K.

2/25/98 BBC News 24, Live TV-Show, London, U.K.

2/22/98 Des Moines Register, Des Moines, IA

2/21/98 AB Europe Magazine, London, U.K.

2/18/98 Q-106-RadioDavenport, IA

2/16/98 KGAN-TVCedar Rapids, IA

2/1/98 Playmeter Magazine, New Orlesna, LA

12/15/97 Des Moines Register, Des Moines, IA

12/1/97 RePlay Magazine, Woodland Hills, CA

9/1/97 RePlay Magazine, Woodland Hills, CA

9/1/97 GameRoom Magazine, Keyport, New Jersey

7/29/97 http://twingalaxies.com%0D">GameSpot News, Keyport, New Jersey

7/29/97 Play Now, Australia

5/9/97 The Orange Peal, Woodland, CA

4/21/97 Washington Observer, Pittsburgh, PA

4/21/97 Kansas City Star, KC, MO

4/17/97 KLIV-Radio, San Jose, CA

3/1/97 RePlay Magazine, Woodland Hills, CA

3/1/97 Street Beat, New York, NY

2/1/97 Playmeter Magazine, New Orleans, LA

1/15/96 Fairfield Weekly Reader, Fairfield, IA

12/29/95 WDAF-TV (Fox), Kansas City, MO

12/29/95 KCMO-AM, Kansas City, MO

9/1/95 RePlay Magazine, Woodland Hills, CA

9/1/95 Playmeter Magazine, New Orleans, LA

9/1/95 Videogame Advisor, Wilton, CT

7/25/95 Vending Times, New York, NY

7/24/95 Fairfield Ledger, Fairfield, IA

7/15/95 Mt. Pleasant News, Mt. Pleasant, IA

7/12/95 Ottumwa Courier, Ottumwa, IA

6/22/95 Fairfield Weekly Reader, Fairfield, IA

09/29/1992 Sun Magazine, Boca Raton, Florida • Business Card Archives

02/04/1992 CFRB-FM Radio Interview • Business Card Archives

August 2, 1988 Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC YBA
"Yearbooks show beginnings, 'normal' side of famous"

Decemnber 10, 1987 Buffalo News, Buffalo, NY. YBA
"Looking for Warren Spahn Yearbook"

July 26, 1987 Louisville Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky 
"Tracking down yearbooks of the ruich and famous pays"

7/1/86 Guinness Book of Sports Records 1986, New York, NY

1/12/86 Herald-Tribune, Grand Prairie, AB, Canada

1/6/86 Edmondton Sun, Edmondton, AB, Canada

1/6/86 Ottumwa Courier, Ottumwa, IA

1/5/86 Ottumwa Courier, Ottumwa, IA

1/4/86 WHO-TV, Des Moines, IA

1/4/86 KGAN-TV, Cedar Rapids, IA

1/4/86 Ottumwa Courier, Ottumwa, IA

1/2/86 Ottumwa Courier, Ottumwa IA

1/2/86 KTVO-TV, Ottumwa, IA

1/2/86 KCRG-TV, Cedar Rapids IA

1/2/86 WHBF-TV, Rock island IL

1/1/86 Guinness Book of Sports Records, 1986, New York NY

1/1/86 Canadian Coin Slot Magazine, 1986, Vancouver, BC, Canada

12/5/85 Ottumwa Courier, Ottumwa IA

7/13/85Oshawa Times, Oshawa, ON Canada

7/13/85This Weekend, Oshawa, ON Canada

7/12/85Herald-Tribune, Grand Prairie, AB, Canada

7/9/85 Victoria Times-Colonist, Victoria, BC Canada

7/5/85 Anchorage Times, Anchorage AK

7/4/85 ????-Radio, Victoria, BC Canada

7/2/85 Victoria Times-Colonist, Victoria, BC Canada

7/2/85 CHEK-TV, Victoria, BC Canada

7/1/85 1986 Guinness Book of World Records, New York NY

7/1/85 Computer Entertainment Magazine, New York NY

7/1/85 CHEK-TV, Victoria, BC Canada

7/1/85 The Daily Report, Upland, CA

7/1/85 North Jersey Record, Bergen NJ

6/29/85 Herald-Tribune, Grand Prairie, AB, Canada

6/29/85 Anchorage Times, Anchorage AK

6/27/85 Anchorage Daily News, Anchorage AK

6/27/85 Dawson Creek News, Dawson Creek, BC Canada

6/27/85 Unknown paper By Jeff Pundyk:, North Bergen NJ

6/27/85 Independent Network News (INN) , New York, NY

6/20/85 Austin American Statesman, Austin TX

6/15/85 KSSK-Radio, Honolulu HI

6/15/85 KPOI-Radio, Honolulu HI

6/1/85 Video Computing Magazine, Indialantic FL

5/11/85 Fairfield Ledger. Fairfield IA

5/1/85 Playmeter Magazine, New Orleans, LA

5/1/85 Computer Entertainment Magazine, New York NY

4/1/85 RePlay Magazine, Woodland Hills CA

3/1/85 Vending Times, New York, NY

1/14/85 Louisville Courier-Journal, Louisville KY

1/12/85 Entertainment Tonight, Los Angeles CA

1/12/85 Herald-Tribune, Grand Prairie, AB, Canada

1/10/85 Herald-Tribune, Grand Prairie, AB, Canada

1/9/85 Herald-Tribune, Grand Prairie, AB, Canada

1/8/85 KABC-TV, Los Angeles CA

1/8/85 ????-Radio, Los Angeles CA

1/3/85 Herald-Tribune, Grand Prairie, AB, Canada

1/2/85 USA Today, On pg. D-1 Lifeline Column,Washington DC

1/1/85 Guinness Book of Records 1985, New York NY

12/1/84 ????-Radio , Lake Charles LA

9/1/84 Video Games Magazine, New York NY

8/1/84 RePlay Magazine, Woodland Hills CA

7/19/84 Calgary Herald, Calgary, AB Canada

7/15/84 Vending Times Magazine, New York NY

7/13/84 Anchorage Daily News, Anchorage AK

7/5/84 Coastal Carolinian, Carolina Beach NC

7/5/84 Calgary Sun, Calgary, AB Canada

7/3/84 Charlotte Observer , Charlotte NC TWIN GALAXIES

7/2/84 Charlotte Observer, Charlotte NC

7/1/84 Computer Games Magazine,New York NY

7/1/84 Wilmington Star-News, Wilmington NC

6/30/84 Wilmington Morning Star, Wilmington NC

6/30/84 Victoria Times-Colonist Victoria, BC Canada

6/28/84 WWAY-TV, Wilmington NC

6/28/84 KMF-Radio, Wilmington NC

6/28/84 San Jose Mercury, San Jose CA

6/25/84 KBEC-Radio, Oklahoma City OK

6/25/84 KOFM-Radio, Oklahoma City OK

6/25/84 KOMA-Radio, Oklahoma City OK

6/24/84 WINZ-Radio, Miami FL

6/21/84 Anchorage Daily News, Anchorage AK

6/1/84 Playmeter Magazine, New Orleans LA

6/1/84 Video Games Express, San Jose CA

5/1/84 RePlay Magazine, Woodland Hills CA

4/26/84 Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Tattler, Ft. Lauderdale FL

4/18/84 Miami News, Miami FL

4/6/84 Fairfield Ledger, Fairfield IA

4/3/84 Ottumwa Courier, Ottumwa IA

4/1/84 Video Giochi Magazine, Milan ITALY

3/1/84 Playmeter Magazine, New Orleans LA

2/11/84 Ottumwa Courier, Ottumwa IA

2/1/84 RePlay Magazine, Woodland Hills CA

1/28/84 Ottumwa Courier, Ottumwa IA

1/20/84 KCRG-TV, Cedar Rapids IA

1/19/84 Ottumwa Courier, Ottumwa IA

1/16/84 Ottumwa Courier, Otumwa IA

1/14/84 Ottumwa Courier, Ottumwa IA

1/14/84 KCRG-TV, Cedar Rapids IA

1/14/84 CNN Footage of Kevin Kenndall's newscast carried nationally. WIRE STORY ATLANTA GA

1/14/84 AP WIRE STORY Footage of Kevin Kenndall's newscast carried nationally. WIRE STORY Ottumwa IA

1/12/84 Albany Democrat-Herald, Albany OR

1/1/84 Guinness Book of Records Twin Galaxies publishes the first scores ever in Guinness. VGMT'83 New York NY

12/17/83 Games People Magazine, Los Angeles CA

12/7/83 Ottumwa Courier, Ottumwa IA

12/6/83 KTVO-TV, Ottumwa IA

12/6/83 KLEE-Radio, Ottumwa IA

12/6/83 KBIZ-Radio, Ottumwa IA

12/3/83 Games People Magazine, Los Angeles CA

12/1/83 Playmeter Magazine, New Orleans LA

12/1/83 Video Games Magazine, New York NY

12/1/83 Computer Games Magazine, New York, NY

11/30/83 VallejoTimes-Herald, Vallejo, CA

11/12/83 Enid News & Eagle, Enid, OK

10/25/83 Buffalo News, Buffalo, NY

10/24/83 Waterloo Courier, Waterloo, IA

10/23/83 Des Moines Register, Des Moines, IA

10/22/83 Marshalltown Morning Star, Marshalltown, IA

10/22/83 Fairfield Ledger, Fairfield, IA

10/22/83 Clinton Herald , Clinton, IA

10/22/83 Houston Post, Houston, TX

10/22/83 Unknown Paper, Rockingham, NC

10/22/83 Cashbox Magazine, Chicago, IL

10/19/83 Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Honolulu HI

10/15/83 Ottumwa Courier, Ottumwa, IA

10/10/83 The Argus, Rock Island, IL

10/10/83 Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Minneapolis MN

10/9/83 Santa Barbara News, Santa Barbara, CA

10/9/83 The Daily Review, Hayward CA

10/9/83 Modesto Bee, Modesto, CA

10/9/83 Louisville Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY

10/9/83 San Jose Mercury-News, San Jose, CA

10/9/83 The Stars & Stripes, Paris, FRANCE

10/9/83 The Observer-Dispatch, Utica, NY

10/9/83 Omaha World-Herald, Omaha, NE

10/9/83 Long Beach Press-Telegram, Long Beach, CA

10/9/83 Unknown paper

10/8/83 Port Clinton News-Herald, Port Clinton, OH

10/8/83 St. Louis Democrat, St. Louis, MO

10/1/83 RePlay Magazine, Woodland Hills, CA

9/22/83 Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC

9/21/83 WWAY-TV, Wilmington, NC

9/6/83 Waterloo Courier, Waterloo, IA

9/1/83 Joystik Magazine, Chicago, IL

8/25/83 Muscatine Journal, Muscatine, IA

8/25/83 ????-TV, Seattle, WA

8/25/83 ????-TV, Seattle, WA

8/24/83 Chicago Suburban Tribune, Chicago, IL

8/15/83 KHQ-TV, Coeur D'Alene, ID

8/15/83 Coeur D'Alene Press, Coeur D'Alene, ID

8/15/83 ????-Radio, Coeur D'Alene, ID

8/15/83 KREM-TV2, Spokane, WA

8/15/83 Spokane Daily Spokesman, Spokane, WA

8/13/83 ????-TV, Chicago, IL

8/12/83 Grand Rapids Press, Grand Rapids , MI

8/12/83 ????-TV, Grand Rapids, MI

8/10/83 Lake Odessa Wave, Lake Odessa, MI

8/3/83 Sentinel-Standard, Ionia, MI

8/3/83 Lake Odessa Wave, Lake Odessa, MI

8/1/83 Video Games Magazine, New York, NY

8/1/83 Video Games Player Magazine, New York, NY

7/22/83 Ottumwa Courier, Ottumwa, IA

7/15/83 "That's Incredible Rerun, Los Angeles, CA

7/1/83 Video Games Magazine, New York, NY

7/1/83 USA Today, Washington, DC

7/1/83 Changing Times Magazine, New York, NY

7/1/83 BLIP Magazine, Marvel Comics, New York, NY

6/25/83 Ottumwa Courier, Ottumwa, IA

6/25/83 KLEE-Radio, Ottumwa, IA

6/24/83 Prince George's Journal, MD

6/22/83 The Courier-Herald, Dublin GA

6/1/83 Electronic Fun Magazine, New York, NY

6/1/83 Unknown Australian Radio station.

5/14/83 Games People Magazine, Los Angeles, CA

5/4/83 Valley-Independent, Monongahela, PA

5/4/83 Times-Sun, West Newton, PA

5/1/83 Atari Coin Connection, San Jose, CA

5/1/83 Vending Times Magazine, New York, NY

4/30/83 Tribune-Review, Greensburg, PA

4/22/83 USA Today, Washington, DC

4/18/83 AdWeek Magazine, Chicago, IL

4/18/83Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, IL

4/15/83The Daily Collegian, OSU, Stillwater, OK

4/1/83 RePlay Magazine, Woodland Hills, CA

4/1/83 BLIP Magazine, New York, NY

4/1/83 Q-107-Radio, Toronto, ON, Canada

4/1/83 Charlotte News, Charlotte, NC

3/27/83 Toronto Sunday Star, Toronto, Canada

3/21/83 Ottumwa Courier, Ottumwa, IA

3/21/83 Unknown Paper

3/19/83 KLEE-Radio, Ottumwa, IA

3/19/83 KBIZ-Radio, Ottumwa, IA

3/19/83 KTVO-TV, Ottumwa, IA

3/18/83 Rapid City Journal, Rapid City, SD

3/17/83 Ottumwa Courier, Ottumwa, IA

3/12/83 Ottumwa Courier, Ottumwa, IA

3/10/83 Cashbox Magazine, Chicago, IL

3/1/83 BLIP Magazine, New York, NY

2/22/83 Ottumwa Courier, Ottumwa, IA

2/21/83 "That's Incredible"ABC-TV National Showing of Videogame Olympics." Los Angeles, CA

2/20/83 San Francisco Sunday Exam, San Francisco, CA

2/20/83 Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, VA

2/20/83 Houston Post, Houston, TX

2/18/83 Daily Evening Item, Lynn, MA

2/9/83 Arkansas Gazette, Little Rock, AR

2/2/83 Dallas Times-Herald, Dallas, TX

2/1/83 BLIP Magazine, New York, NY

1/31/83 Alberta Report Magazine, Alberta, AB, Canada

1/26/83 Dallas Times-Herald, Dallas, TX

1/24/83 Calgary Herald, Calgary, AB, Canada

1/15/83 Unknown Paper, Wimston-Salem, NC

1/15/83 Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX

1/12/83 San Diego Daily Union, San Diego, CA

1/12/83 Calgary Herald, Calgary, AB, Canada

1/10/83 Ottumwa Courier, Ottumwa, IA

1/9/83 Des Moines Sunday Register,. Des Moines, IA

1/8/83 Ottumwa Courier, Ottumwa, IA

1/5/83 Ottumwa Courier, Ottumwa, IA

1/1/83 LIFE Magazine, New York, NY

1/1/83 Video Games Magazine, New York, NY

12/31/83 Des Moines Sunday Register,. Des Moines, IA

12/31/82 St. Petersburg Times, St. Petersburg, FL

12/23/82 USA Today, Alexandria, VA

12/23/82 Ottumwa Courier, Ottumwa, IA

12/15/82 Quad City Times, Moline, IL

12/15/82 Ottumwa Courier, Ottumwa, IA

12/15/82 WHO-Radio, Des Moines, IA

12/15/82 Ottumwa Courier,. Ottumwa, IA

12/1/82 KTVO-TV, Ottumwa, IA

12/1/82 Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, Cheyenne, Wyoming

12/1/82 RePlay Magazine, Woodland Hills, CA

12/1/82 Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX

11/25/82 Wichita Eagle Beacon, Wichita, KS

11/23/82 Ottumwa Courier, Ottumwa, IA

11/21/82 Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA

11/21/82 Hartford Courant, Hartford, CT

11/12/82 Abilene Reporter-News, Abilene, TX

11/1/82 Defending The Galaxy, Miami, FL

11/1/82 "Campus Paper," Kirksville, MO

11/1/82 New Yorker Magazine, New York, NY

11/1/82 KCMO-Radio, Kansas City, MO

10/24/82 Washington Post, Washington, DC

10/15/82 Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC

10/15/82 Kenosha News, Kenosha, WI

10/15/82 KRXL-Radio, Kirksville, MO

10/9/82 Ottumwa Courier, Ottumwa, IA

10/1/82 Chinese Post, Taiwan, China

9/6/82 San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco, CA

9/1/82 RePlay Magazine, Woodland Hills, CA

9/1/82 Joystik Magazine, Chicago, IL

9/1/82 Video Games Player Magazine, New York, NY

8/30/82 Poster for North Carolin/California Contest

8/30/82 Des Moines Register, Des Moines, IA

8/28/82 WWAY-TV, Wilmington, NC

8/27/82 Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA

8/27/82 WSOC-TV, Charlotte, NC

8/18/82 Kansas City Times, Kansas City, MO

8/18/82 Richmond News-Leader, Richmond, VA

8/15/82 Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC

8/1/82 Video Games Magazine, New York, NY

8/1/82 Playboy's Electronic Magazine, Chicago, IL

8/1/82 Chapel Hill News, Chapel Hill, NC

8/1/82 San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco, CA

7/17/82 Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC

7/1/82 Games Magazine, New York, NY

3/9/82 Arizona Republican, Phoenix, AZ

3/1/82 RePlay Magazine, Woodland Hills, CA

2/8/82 Ottumwa Courier, Ottumwa, IA

2/8/82 KLEE-Radio, Ottumwa, IA

2/8/82 KTVO-TV, Ottumwa, IA

11/28/81 Ottumwa Courier, Ottumwa, IA 

08/09/1981 Albuquerque Journal • Alburquerque, NM • When History Was News 

03/21/1981 Ottumwa Courier, Ottumwa, IA • When History Was News

07/07/1977 Jeffersion County Standard-Banner, Jefferson City, Tennessee • Masthead

Science Fiction Historical Trading Cards

For nearly 100 years, science fiction—affectionally called "speculative fiction" by master story-tellers like Robert Heinlein and Ray Bradbury—has inspired the world with a sense of wonder along with the expectation that the "improbable" will someday become reality. From the timeless works of the 19th Century (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea [1869] and The War of the Worlds [1898]), to today's modern cinematic marvels of the silver screen (Avatar [2009] and Guardians of the Galaxy [2014]), science fiction has been a prominent feature of our global culture. It is an understatement to say that Sci-fi  has been the source of limitless entertainment for the entire world. In recognition of the cultural importance of the science fiction genre, the Science Fiction Historical Trading Card Set has been created to commemorate the history of the global science fiction industry, honoring the literature, the authors, the films, the culture, and the historic milestones.

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The Dan Tearle Collection

Dan Tearle is a world renown sports artist who has already won an international following for his hand-drawn illustrations of Joe Montana and other stars of the NFL. As a devoted video game enthusiast, he has volunteered his services again and again to the Walter Day Collection of Video Game & Pinball Trading Cards, creating memorable portraitures of individuals who have earned their place in the electronic gaming history books. To learn more about Dan's work, go to:  https://www.facebook.com/dantearlesportsart/

Dan's trading card resume has now grown extensively with 37 different cards already in production and numerous iof them honored with DAN TEARLE AWARDS. The list of awards and trading cards includes the following (click on listings to go to the awards or cards):

AWARDS: #775 Walter Day, #1422 Billy Mitchell, #1664 Larry DeMar, #1709 Roger Sharpe, #1844 Mick Simmonds, #1861 Frank Ballouz, #1869 Todd Rogers, #2022 Victor Herbert Lavay, #2050 Eddie Adlum, #2066 Carol & Ralph Lally#2147 Mike Wright, #2182 Cheh Low, #2209 Jon Stoodley#2336 Mike Begum. 

CARDS:  #775 Walter Day, #821 Nolan Bushnell, #829 Mark Hoff, #925 100-Million Robotron Score, #1153 Centipede Commemoration, #1306 Bill Teeple, #1326 Defender Commemoration, #1352 Pac-Man Commemoration,  #1422 Billy Mitchell, #1482 Star Wars Cockpit, #1490 Keith Robinson, #1493 Eric Tessler, #1625 Jonathan Joosten, #1664 Larry DeMar, #1674 Gary Stern, #1681 Eugene Jarvis, #1691 Steve Ritchie, #1696 Mike Pacak, #1702 Robert Berk, #1709 Roger Sharpe, #1714 Jim Schelberg, #1721 Martin Ayub, #1754 Allen Staal, #1766 Josh Jones, #1844 Mick Simmonds, #1861 Frank Ballouz#1869 Todd Rogers, #2022 Victor Herbert Lavay, #2050 Eddie Adlum, #2066 Carol & Ralph Lally, #2147 Mike Wright, #2182 Cheh Low, #2197 Joel West, #2209 Jon Stoodley, #2253 Rachel Lara, #2254 Derek Sorrells, #2264 Kleisath & Boyer, #2336 Mike Begum.