International Video Game Hall of Fame 2020

The nomination forms are now live on the website and ready to submit. You can go to www.ivghof.info to place your nominations. You can nominate multiple time for multiple categories.  Nominees may be from any country and must be notable Players, Developers, Video Games and Industry leaders. Nominees may be excluded from consideration based on the IVGHOF Code of Ethics.

The nomination deadline for the Class of 2020 Induction is February 29, 2020.

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Trading Card Spotlight - Robin Mihara

Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Robin Mihara, who currently is displayed on card number 286, from the Superstars of 2012 Collection.  Robin is one of the top Tetris players in the world.  His preference is the NES version and has been playing since its release in the 1980’s.  Robin starred in and produced the documentary ‘Ecstasy of Order’, which about the Classic Tetris World Championship (CTWC) and top competitors in the world.  Robin is also known as participating in the 1990 Nintendo World Championships, which he came in third place.  Robin traveled over 30 cities in 1991 to compete in the Disney Capcom Play Tour.  Traveling and playing NES games against others was a true honor. 

When did you first play Tetris and what do you remember about it? 

I first played Tetris as a rental shortly after it was released.  I thought it was tedious and did not enjoy it at all.  I ended up buying it when the Nintendo World Championships (1990) came to Portland and I realized it was a deeper game with a very high skill-cap.

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Trading Card Spotlight - Mike Imhof

Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Mike Imhof, who is displayed on card number 2712, from the Superstars of 2017.   Mike and his wife Lisa are also on trading card number 2913.   Along with his wife, Mike has a home arcade in Pittsburgh, PA called “RetroBrain Arcade”.   Each year Mike hosts an annual home arcade party.  Dozens of gaming enthusiasts come out to participate in this family friendly competition.  For over a decade now, Mike has been collecting retro and modern-day consoles, pinball machines and arcade video games to share among the community.   The reason Mike does this unselfishly is because he remembers going to an arcade with a group of friends and sharing the experience with others.   He loves to recreate that feeling again in his home arcade.

Do you like it when Hollywood makes a movie from the video game? 

No. Nine times out of ten they are awful. They never get anyone who actually knows what the game was about. I mean, have you seen Super Mario Bros. or House of the Dead? To be fair though, there have been few gems.  I liked Silent Hill, Mortal Kombat, and the first Resident Evil.

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Trading Card Spotlight - Andrew Welburn

Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Andrew Welburn, who currently is displayed on card number 1643, from the Superstars of 2014 Collection.  Andrew has been collecting arcade games since 1997 and has been repairing very rare and undocumented PCBs for collectors since 2000 at http://andysarcade.com. For a period of two years he wrote a video game section in the Antique Amusements Magazine before its demise and has appeared on national TV and in magazines in the UK covering the history and culture of video games. He has also been involved in supplying arcade machines for TV shows and for classic gaming events in the UK and USA.

What games today do you play and what are your favorite genres of games?

 I mainly just play the games that I am repairing, usually in not-ideal conditions, with the monitor rotated 90 degrees because it’s on my workbench, or with approximate controls in very substandard conditions. I think I could beat anyone at Space Invaders played sideways as I fix the most amount of those and am pixel-perfect with the gameplay.

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Happy New Year from the Walter Day Collection

Happy New Year !!!

I hope you have enjoyed the Walter Day Website this year. 2020 will be another big year for the trading cards. There will be more unique ones designed by Walter himself. Some of those include Business Card Historians and Video Game Musuem - Galaxies of Gaming Cards. 

2020 will also be the year the Walter Day Superstars of Gaming,Vol.1 is shipped.  This book is a perfect keepsake of the first set of trading cards and special comments from the card holders themselves.  

The book will include the first 200 cards (231 total with the rare and error cards), produced back in 2010.  Below is some pictures of the book.  If you would like to purchase the book from Walter, please email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

**Walter will be in India from January 1st - March 1st, 2020.  So if emailing him about the book, expect a delay until he returns.**

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