Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Patrick Wyrick who currently is displayed on card number 2219, from the Superstars of 2015 Collection. Patrick “Indigo Ferret”, has been competing in Esports for years. He has a long resume of tournaments and 1st place finishes throughout his career with the capstone being drafted to a professional gaming team, Dallas Venom, in 2007 which was a part of the Championship Gaming Series. Some of his 1st place finishes include Hydro Thunder Championship in Las Vegas, World Cyber Games in California, and NASCAR Silicon Motor Speedway in Dallas. Most recently took 1st in 2015 at the Game on Expo in Mesa, AZ. Patrick will never stop gaming as he still competes at gaming events that he is interested in. He has traveled the states and has played more tournaments than most gamers, a true Esports competitor.
Do you remember your first video game / arcade you played and what do you remember about it?
I remember going to Noah’s Arcade at the La Mirada Mall in Southern California when I was under ten. It was mostly pinball games then with a few arcade machines like Space Invaders and Fire Truck. I also have early memories of playing Combat and Football on the Atari 2600 with my older brother at a friend’s house. The first console I owned was an Atari 2600 that I won from a Burger King promotion in the early 1980s.
Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Shawne Vinson who currently is displayed on card number 440, from the Superstars of 2013 Collection. He is also featured on cards 1076, 2412, and 3200. Shawne, who is known as the “Nintendo Master of Sacramento, can be seen in the 2016 Edition of Guinness Book of World Records – Gamers Edition. With many world record scores on the Twin Galaxies scoreboard, Shawne is always motivated to break more records and be the best gamer in his hometown. He just beat the two hard mini shooting games, which no one has ever completed, Swan Shooter and Night Strike. It's called the Furu Furu Park and it's on Wii. One of his games he is currently working on setting records for are the puzzle games, such as Super Bust-A-Move. You can see Shawne on his YouTube Channel "ShawneTheGreatGamer". You can also find out more about Shawne on his video adventure story of his gaming career and culture. "Shawne Vinson's Video Game Journeys".
What are your opinions about today’s generation of video games? How do you compare them to older, classic games?
I was performing a world record for highest scores and winning streaks. I will able to determine my destiny for my video game journey, and I’m going to try for the video game world tournaments, and championships I know I can do my best gaming from now on. As for older classic games, in the 90’s and 2000’s, some games were targeted at Game Crazy Store from Hollywood Video and even EB Games. In the past it had a preowned price and the MVP was a service offered by GameCrazy which provided customers with a 10% discount on used games and accessories as well as a 10% increase in video game trade-in value.