Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Mike Iarossi who currently is displayed on card number 175, from the Superstars of 2011 Collection. Mike is the winner of the Powerfest 1994 Nintendo World Championships. Not only did Mike win the statue displayed on the card cover, but he also took home a Ford Mustang. Mike is a huge gaming competitor as he streams his gaming online on Twitch. Some of his go to games are Borderlands and Dark Souls series as well as Path of Exile and Tetris. One of his goals in life is to have fun and continue gaming as long as he can.
Do you prefer PC or Console gaming and why?
PC gaming easily these days. I just prefer mouse and keyboard to a controller for most things. Obviously, some games are made for controllers and work better there but even then, I would rather play those on my PC. Part of that is ease of access. I would rather not have to switch to a console to play something. I like all my games to be in one place. I still, own a Switch and a PS4 for exclusives that I can't get on the PC but that’s all I really play on them anymore and it's far less often these days than it used to be.
Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Travis Warnell, who is displayed on card number 171, from the Superstars of 2011 Collection. Travis is also displayed on card number 997. He holds world records on multiple games such as Golgo 13, Lethal Enforcers and Bang! for the MAME platform. He recalls being in the Guinness book and receiving a certificate as quite an achievement. His life motto is, “Try Something different, because if you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got”. If you want to change the result, change the way you do things.
Do you believe some Video Games are too violent and lead to violence in America today?
I personally don't believe violent video games are a contributing factor to violence. If this is the case, then there must be very violent games in other countries that are in an everlasting war for years and years. Video games have nothing to do with any of that, just a scape goat to point a finger at. If anything, video games lessens violence, they give so many kids, adults, families a common goal and challenge. People play video games to escape real life, not to re-live it.