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Old 01-21-2013, 09:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Oh boy.

So I get on the computer a couple of weeks ago and I notice that Twin Galaxies will be having their Trading Card Premiere show in Austin Texas.

Well I just so happen to live in Houston, Texas which is about a 3 hour drive from Austin.

So I'm on the TG website and I see that they are coming very close to me and I ask myself:

Why do I want to go and drive to some place and pay money to see all of the people that I can currently talk to on the internet for free? All of the games that are there I could just play pretty much at home. What's the point of going?

So then the day before the Austin even I go and look at the TG website again and I read from the website:

Come to the Austin Trading Card show and meet the champion video game players from Texas

And I'm like:

Wait a minute..... I'm a video game champion and I'm from Texas. I need to be there! I need to make an appearance! And I don't need to be paying to come, I should have a VIP pass to this event and I should actually be part of this event. I could have gone for some live world record scores or anything really. People need to be meeting me as a video game champion!

So then I'm really considering going, but then I remember a bunch of things. I had agreed to watch somebody's dog for Fri, Sat and Sun and my parents even wanted me to watch their dog too since they were going out of town. Worse was the fact that several weeks earlier I had agreed to work a coworkers shift that day. Being the day before the Austin event Friday, I really couldn't find anyone to cover the shift and find an alternative person to watch the dogs so I ended up not going.

Now here is the thing.

I should have planned on going to this event sooner so that I would have that weekend free, but also I think this is largely due to the fact that the TG forums are down. If the TG forums were up I probably would have been talking about it more and would have realized that I need to go to this.

Now the other side to this is the fact that I probably should have been contacted by TG to be apart of this event. Even though technically one could argue that nobody is obligated to invite you to an event. In this case it would have been really nice of them to do so. Good God I am a top player in the community for Christs sake. In fact where is my trading card Twin Galaxies?!

I think the realization really is, an order to know who the top players are in the community you really have to do your research and know who the players are and know what kinds of scores your players are producing.

Like for example my MAME Hal21 score. That score is freaking insane. Why do I know this........because I set it and I literally had to go insane for 2 weeks straight to set it. Its the current WR at Twin Galaxies and it doubles the current MARP score for that game, but no one could ever guess how good that score is just by looking that a few numbers being posted on a website. Only other top players who know the games well understand how good scores really are.

Anyway. I'm trying to be as good spirited about this as possible, but I think e-mails will be sent to both Scott Patterson and Richie Knuckles. (They will be nice e-mails though)

Next time you have an event in a state it might be a good idea to look at the members in the TG database and see what top players live in that area and invite them.

The funniest thing was that I was planning on doing like a marathon score over that same weekend.

And to kind of make up for not going to the event I decided to try and get my TG MAME 1st place score back for Gulf Storm and I did by getting over a million points in the game. It still doesn't beat the MARP high score for that game, but I'm getting better and better and hope to beat the MARP score too and after I do that I'm going to e-mail the inp to Richie with only three words....... WHY NO INVITE?

Yeah.

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Old 01-21-2013, 10:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There are trading cards for TG world record holders? As in, record holder's faces printed on them?
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes there is! Video Game Trading Cards | Video Game Trading Cards
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Look at those dead eyes!

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Old 01-21-2013, 11:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Is that seriously the condition they released the cards in? It doesn't get much uglier than that, they did not even crop our lord and saviors shoulders properly.

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Old 01-22-2013, 12:23 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Actually to be honest I really didn't like the "Generic Photoshoped Gradients" look either.

I think it would be really really cool if Twin Galaxies got partnered with some of the video game companies so that video game characters and their logos could be present on the cards as well.

If your the top Donkey Kong player and you have a card. The whole card needs to have like a Donkey Kong theme on it with the characters and such, but this would involve tons of copyright stuff and may be hard to do.

Just imagine if a Baseball card just showed a picture of the player and did not include any of the teams logos or anything......... they just wouldn't be baseball cards anymore.
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Is there really a need for cards? i laughed so hard when i heard that there was
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:48 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Is there really a need for cards? i laughed so hard when i heard that there was
I think they were trying to find a way to raise money and this was one of their products.

I remember going to a friends roller derby and the roller skating girls had trading cards and they were giving them away and I thought that it was funny too. Actually what was really funny was the fact that the roller derby building only lasted a year or so and then it was closed down.

But I'm hoping that the video game trading cards are on a higher level than say roller derby. Well, they should be.
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I think they were trying to find a way to raise money and this was one of their products.

I remember going to a friends roller derby and the roller skating girls had trading cards and they were giving them away and I thought that it was funny too. Actually what was really funny was the fact that the roller derby building only lasted a year or so and then it was closed down.

But I'm hoping that the video game trading cards are on a higher level than say roller derby. Well, they should be.
So Root, we really don't know squat about your feats of gaming... care to fill us in, and perhaps set a score or two?
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I can't help it these cards are too funny. I can't believe people buy and collect them.
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Well, to tell you the truth, I'd like a Walter Day card, the guy was like an early 80's Kong.
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So Root, we really don't know squat about your feats of gaming... care to fill us in, and perhaps set a score or two?
Look up my name on Champow since the TG site is down or go to MARP or look at the scores for Action Fighter.

Or on this site look up the top score for Zombies Ate My Neighbors.
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Look up my name on Champow since the TG site is down or go to MARP or look at the scores for Action Fighter.

Or on this site look up the top score for Zombies Ate My Neighbors.
Okay, forget all that, just tell me... what game should you have been invited to Austin for?
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Oh boy.
WHY NO INVITE?
well, the reorganization of TG at same time this trading card event was being set etc. definitely contributed to you not learning about it. You must be semi-disconnected from this classic arcade gaming community though to not be aware of the event. It has been all over facebook, CAGDC forums etc. for quite a while.

also, the cards etc. mostly comes down to what very special scores or events etc. stand out in Walter's mind or I guess now also Richie Knucklez....or are recommended by the League of Legends committee etc.

the 2 games you list I never have even heard of...so that perhaps is part of the issue here. it's not like you are doing these scores on a more mainstream arcade game. participation at other events or anything community related definitely helps as well as then Walter and others are aware of you...know you exist type of thing.

Sorry, but I even have to ask who are you...if you don't want to answer here that's fine...send PM if I know you. I am Rick Carter...so if you know me send PM.

not all, but most MARP scores mean little to Walter and the trading cards issued.

console scores..most mean little with this as well...unless you have gotten recognition through Triforce or similar.

I think in most if not all cases, Walter knows the persons first before then asking around to see if they are worthy of a card. he likely consults with Richie, Billy, Ben Gold, and others in the community to get input etc. In some cases he likely just decides himself.

I have a card..for Nibbler WR I did in July 2011. Tim McVey took the WR back then Elijah..but in November 2012 I took it back with a vengeance...beating previous WR by 20%. It's not on TG's scoreboard but is on CAGDC's scoreboard...although Pigger needs to update...seriously. hehe

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@OP. I agree. If you live near the event and have a world record and contact info in the database of the event coordinators (even if we do not have access to the DB, the new owners should) then you should get an invite.

If you want the event to be interesting at all then you have as many great players as you can get attend.

@Cards. Could they not find anyone with any design skills? At least correctly crop Billy's shoulders.

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Look up my name on Champow since the TG site is down or go to MARP or look at the scores for Action Fighter.

Or on this site look up the top score for Zombies Ate My Neighbors.
The MARP Action Fighter score is from Eric Schafer. Is that you?
The ZAMN score is from sky1989. Is that you? I know this score is very impressive.
I don't see any scores from you at champow. What name?


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Do you know why? And why do you say "Not all"?
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@Cards. Could they not find anyone with any design skills? At least correctly crop Billy's shoulders.
yeah, those were from the first set....where many tend to me a tad plain looking. they got better as they came out with later series etc.

Later cards have actual pictures instead of finding any picture for the gamer and cropping it out and placing within the card. The back side of the cards have interesting stories and game stats about the gamer.

Billy has a couple cards in the series. Ben Gold has a few. Tim McVey I think has several now..not sure exactly....but 1 for the original 1 billion, 1 for reclaiming the WR in Dec 2011...then another for the recognition of Tim McVey day who is the only gamer to have a day named for him which is coming next Monday.
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Who's this guy?
You found Rick's card!

There's a few other members on here who have one - any guesses who?
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Re: Top Texas Player Not Invited to Twin Galaxies Texas Event

Well Hank Chien for one...
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Re: Top Texas Player Not Invited to Twin Galaxies Texas Event

I'm sure that SC's mom has a trading card...or was traded for a card...I don't remember which it was.
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I'm sure that SC's mom has a trading card...or was traded for a card...I don't remember which it was.
Lets stick to members on the site jim.
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well, the reorganization of TG at same time this trading card event was being set etc. definitely contributed to you not learning about it. You must be semi-disconnected from this classic arcade gaming community though to not be aware of the event. It has been all over facebook, CAGDC forums etc. for quite a while.

also, the cards etc. mostly comes down to what very special scores or events etc. stand out in Walter's mind or I guess now also Richie Knucklez....or are recommended by the League of Legends committee etc.
Yeah, part of this was due to the TG forums being down and not having even an official facebook page, but also I had the wrong perspective about the event. I had in mind that I was going to go just as a regular person would and didn't realize that I needed to be part of the event since I'm affiliated with TG.


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the 2 games you list I never have even heard of...so that perhaps is part of the issue here. it's not like you are doing these scores on a more mainstream arcade game. participation at other events or anything community related definitely helps as well as then Walter and others are aware of you...know you exist type of thing.
To be honest when I first played them I had never heard of them either. The reason why I got those scores as well as many others is basically because I treat almost every game as if its no more important than any other. Concerning MAME, I've been attempting to play every MAME game in alphabetical order for a while now. I literally go down the list and try and play every game (except sports titles) and just pour my heart out into trying set a world record on each one of them. I'm currently on the letter K.

Although I'm now realizing that apparently the name of the game that you set a world record on matters more than ever in all truthfulness the determination of whether a player is a champion or not should depend on how good the players scores are and not based on how mainstream the game is. But unfortunantly both the public and Twin Galaxies are a culprit of this. What ends up happening is that people only recognize champion players simply because of the association with the name of the game the compete on hold the title to. There are just too many games and too many scores for anyone, whether its Walter Day or your average Joe Shmoe to actually look at an order to know who the real champion players are and how good they are.

I think a lot of times the people who know who the other champions are, are the players themselves. For example, someone recently beat my score on Gulf Storm MAME and its Saulo Bastos and he is a great player. I then just recently raised my score higher and beat him back. Now I will get a chance to see how good Saulo Bastos really is and see if he challenges me back too. Now Saulo and I both know how good we are at this game, but I'm sure Walter and other TG affiliates don't even know how good Saulo and I are since they are not actively competing on the same title. Only Saulo, I and other champions on this game know how good everyone is at this game. I will even go to the extend that not even the referee knows how good the players are at this game since watching game player is not the same as playing the game for yourself.

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Sorry, but I even have to ask who are you...if you don't want to answer here that's fine...send PM if I know you. I am Rick Carter...so if you know me send PM.
I also went by Fellowroot on the TG message boards and I even sent you a PM regarding how you recorded your Nibbler run because I was wanting to know what setup you were using. And I'm pretty sure that I even congratulated you a few times after you set the Nibbler marathon record.

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not all, but most MARP scores mean little to Walter and the trading cards issued.
Now, if this is true then that is very very sad sad news for the Twin Galaxies organization. An organization that doesn't even care or acknowledge itself and its players. Wow..... just wow.

I guess Dean Saglio should never get a trading card. In fact I bet you he probably has no Donkey Kong skills at all. He probably just flat out sucks. He just so happens to have the highest DK score known to human kind! If Dean's Donkey Kong MAME score means little to Walter and the TG trading card thing then Twin Galaxies has some major internal problems!

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console scores..most mean little with this as well...unless you have gotten recognition through Triforce or similar.
Again this is ridicules. If console scores and MAME scores don't hold any value then why is TG even keeping track of them? It should just be about the original arcade machines then right? Okay, so what if I want to compete with you on an original Nibbler machine? Where the heck am I going to find that? I'd either have to buy one and have it shipped in from another state or go fly out to someplace to go play one. Know think about that for a minute, is that really how modern competitive video gaming should be about? I'm actually surprised that these old old arcade games are still being tracked and that they are not being replace by MAME. MAME is the modern user friendly way to actively compete on old classic arcade titles. Plus with MAME you don't have to worry about something being on the wrong settings or someone playing with different or modified rom chips since its the playback file that is recorded.

And by the way, Triforce's SF2 Hyper Fighting arcade scores is going to be shattered soon since I recently bought myself an original SF2 HF arcade cabinet.

I also think that the reason why Richie may not like MAME so much is because it could very well put him out of his own business. If you own a video game arcade place, the worst thing that you could ever dream of would be for someone to be able to play all of your games for free at their own house.

To Kong: Yes, that top Action Fighter score is mine as well as that Zombies Ate My Neighbors score that is listed on this site as the world record for that game which is actually several times higher than the top score listed here.

Oh, and the MAME game which I've been talking about marathoning on that I've kept secret I'm sure nobody has really ever heard of it. Heck, its not even listed here at Retouprising, but that still isn't going to stop me from destroying the heck out of it. A true video gaming champion challenges himself with all sorts of games whether they are popular or not and pushes himself to achieve new heights on whatever game they just so happen to be playing.

I'm literally going to murder this game that I've been talking about and the current competition on it. I will be going for a score that it around 100 times higher than the highest score ever set on this game to date and that's what I think being a video game champion is all about.
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I guess Dean Saglio should never get a trading card. In fact I bet you he probably has no Donkey Kong skills at all. He probably just flat out sucks. He just so happens to have the highest DK score known to human kind! If Dean's Donkey Kong MAME score means little to Walter and the TG trading card thing then Twin Galaxies has some major internal problems!
I'd say thats one of the scores he has acknowledged.

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Oh, and the MAME game which I've been talking about marathoning on that I've kept secret I'm sure nobody has really ever heard of it.
You should tell us what it is. Im surprised its not here, are you sure? PM it to me if you dont want to make it public
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Re: Top Texas Player Not Invited to Twin Galaxies Texas Event

If I have the link right, here's a pic of Dean Saglio's TG Trading Card -

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---------- Post added at 12:11 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:58 AM ----------

And after doing some cruising around FaceBook, I found this (amongst some other funny pics) which seems apt for this thread:

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