Our next Trading Card Spotlight features David Kaelin, who is displayed on card number 448, from the Superstars of 2013. David is the CEO/President of Game Over Videogames & organizer of Classic Game Fest. Game Over Video Games was started in 2005 and continues today as a leading Retro game shop. The mission was simple, to create a huge place to find and get the best retro game and system experience in the United States. David also helps run one of the biggest retro game conventions in Texas called “Classic Game Fest”. This year it falls on July 28th and 29th. His dedication to the industry helps keep the classic gaming world alive and well and fund for all generations.
Do you believe some Video Games are too violent and lead to violence in America today?
No way! There is no game, movie, or TV show that forces anyone to kill another person or commit mass violence. People that do that already have that pre-disposition to be that way in my opinion. Saying it’s the fault of music, movies, or videogames is simply passing the blame to something besides the parents, friends, and family life that most often are the real cause of such issues.
This Interview was done November 3rd, 2017 and I talked with IPhone Life Magazine writer, Jim Karpen. This is a series of Fairfield Cards that have been produced to commemorate Fairfield, Iowa's unique distinction as the "Renaissance Capital of the World.".
Our next Fairfield Trading Card Spotlight features Jim Karpen, who is displayed on card number 14, from the Fairfield Collection. These cards commemorate Fairfield, Iowa's unique distinction as the "Renaissance Capital of the World." Jim has been involved in TM (Transcendental Meditation) since the early 1970s. Starting in the year 2000, Jim has worked full time as a writer for Maharishi University of Management as well as for various publications, with a focus on technology. Most recently he wrote for iPhone Life Magazine. Jim also enjoys tennis.
How is your involvement in the TM industry been important to you?
It has transformed my life. I had never been very successful at anything, but that all changed once I began TM. I went back to school and did well, ending up with a PhD. And now, after 40 years, I’m enjoying experiences I could never have imagined.