Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Jack Gale, displayed on card number 103
, from the Superstars of 2011. Jack is also on card numbers 929 and 2155
. Jack was one of 22 gamers of the 1985 Twin Galaxies Coronation Day tournament held in Los Angeles, CA. Jack has held records in such arcade games as Karate Champ, Zoo Keeper and Hogan's Alley. Jack attends events both locally and throughout the US while acting as a spokesperson to help promote the positive aspects of the gaming culture of yesterday and today. Do you find boss battles to be the best part of a video game?
Generally no. I don’t like most boss battles because they seem contrived. Compare the original Deus Ex with Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Human Revolution is an excellent game but the boss battles seem like forced spectacles; whereas the original Deus Ex has the boss battles so smoothly integrated into the gameplay they don’t feel like boss battles at all but carry just as much significance.
Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Wes Copeland, who is displayed on card number 769, from the Superstars of 2014. Wes is also features on card numbers 1838
and 2245. Wes is the current world record holder, on what some people call the holy grail of arcade records, Donkey Kong. As of 5/11/2016, Wes has the current high score on Donkey Kong of 1,218,000. Wes has appeared in multiple Kong-Off Tournaments and has recently taken second place in Kong-Off V held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Are you still involved with gaming today, and what role do you play?
As of this writing, I’m the Donkey Kong arcade world record holder, and compete on several other titles including Balloon Fight, Ice Climber, Donkey Kong Junior, and Crazy Kong. I also build software to nourish the competitive gaming scene, including the current tournaments platform used by Twin Galaxies