0806 Ian Hook


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    0806 Ian Hook
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  • Tags: British Superstars of 2014 UNITED KINGDOM TRADING CARD CEREMONIES
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    Ian Hook is among the elite British gamers and arcade historians who have been selected to receive awards at the UNITED KINGDOM TRADING CARD AWARDS CEREMONIES, to be held later in 2018. Presented by Billy MItchell, Joel West, and Walter Day, the trading card will include an AWARD CERTIFICATE that will be shown here in due time. To see the other trading cards that will be unveiled during this forthcoming ceremony -- or to see the long chronological history of the TRADING CARDS AWARDS TRADITION, go to this link: Chronological History of the Trading Card Awards Ceremonies

    A love of arcade machines was cultivated early in Ian’s world, then in 2012 it occurred to him that indeed it would be possible to build his very own machine.  A trip to the lumber yard and a weekend of creativity yielded a real arcade machine, right in his own apartment!  A seed was planted and he thought to himself, What next?!?! The dream of “Yan’s arcade” was born. Living in a small apartment it was obvious the furniture needed to go.  By using a friend’s wood-working shop on weekend “all-nighters,” he built 8 machines over the course of a year and a half. Ian’s most proud project was in cleverly devising an Atari 2600 home console classic, Yar’s Revenge, into a full-blown full-size arcade wonder. Ian now inspires would-be arcade restorationists to get off the couch, take action, and build something fun.  A spirit of ingenuity the world will be better for in the long run. The diligence and effort has paid back in a windfall, “I invite friends over at weekends to the arcade for general fun and hi score competitions, People seem to enjoy it as much as i do and for me that is all I had hoped for!”

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