Twin Galaxies - Upright Arcade Cabinet Autism

neger psykolog

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Twin Galaxies is a organization dating back from the "golden age" of arcade gaming dedicated to recording high scores and peak performance of autists from the 80s up until today.​

Besides keeping track of "official" high scores (for a time in concert with Guiness World Records) it also established (in 1983) the "U.S. National Video Game Team" which was the first of its kind.

Twin Galaxies is an interesting thing to talk about because it predated widespread internet access by decades and kinda sorta still exists today. Many of the people involved with Twin Galaxies in the 1980s would've obviously been shitposted on this very forum or others if they'd been born a bit later.

It's because of TG's unique property of having involved vidya and survived a period of almost 4 decades. TG's story features many unique characters, arrests for pedophilis and people who would probably have had their own dedicated threads here had YouTube existed 30 years ago.

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Key characters:
  • Walter Day (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Day)
    • Now aging New-age hippy/meditation type, who ran around more than 100 arcades in the summer of 1981 to collect high scores and collate the world's pre-internet autism. Has worked variously as an oil trader, landlord, vintage-newspaper vendor and after retiring from the high-flying world of documenting autism in video games decided to follow his passion of being a musician.
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  • Robert Mruczek
    • Ended up quitting Twin Galaxies due to an ethics situation in 2006 (something to do with a slapfight involving a Missile Command high score). Basically became super rich making some sort of accounting software and ended up retiring and eating pizza, watching VHS speedruns and playing vidya (as documented in The King of Kong documentary)
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  • Roy "Mr. Awesome" Shildt (https://kotaku.com/mr-awesome-champion-gamer-playgirl-model-5902517)
    • Former Playgirl model, body-builder and fitness guru. Got some high score in Missile Command and had several autistic slapfights with Twin Galaxies. Billed himself as Mr. Awesome for some reason.
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  • Pedo 1: Stephen Krogman
  • Pedo 2: Ron Corcoran
    • Supposedly another convicted pedophile who had sex with his own daughter
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  • Pedo 3: Ron Bailey
    • Supposedly another convicted pedophile. Can't find many pictures or refernces to him, but his scores are still on TG last I checked.
  • TG's official "Chad": Billy Mitchell
    • BILLY MITCHELL IS DISQUALIFIED FROM THE OFFICIAL KIWIFARMS TWIN GALAXIES THREAD FOR CHEATING!!!
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  • Todd Rodgers
    • One of the members of the 80s American video game team. Recently exposed as having likely fabricated many dozens of false high scores
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A reaction from someone on the Twin Galaxies forum to someone pointing out the numberous pedophiles:
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https://www.twingalaxies.com/showthread.php/179168-Dispute-Marc-Cohen-Atari-2600-VCS-Taz-NTSC-Game-1-Difficulty-B-Player-Todd-Rogers-Score-999-900?p=931739
http://archive.fo/wkTi6

On top of the ballpit of autism that is Twin Galaxies the ownership of the company itself has been a great slapfight too:
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https://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/20fexx/walter_day_the_real_story_behind_twin_galaxies/

Currently Twin Galaxies is under fire yet again for shit involving vidya high scores:

Documentaries covering either Twin Galaxies or Twin Galaxies related autism:

Interesting links/articles:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin_Galaxies
https://forums.arcade-museum.com/archive/index.php/t-145792.html
http://www.neo-geo.com/forums/showthread.php?273805-Nerd-drama-from-Twin-Galaxies
 
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Intelligent Calcium

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  • TG's official "Chad": Billy Mitchell
    • Billy Mitchell doesn't fuck around unless he's fucking everyone elses wives... that is when he's not wearing his American flag tie, selling his line of hot sauces and beating everyone at getting high scores in vidya. Featured heavily in The King of Kong documentary.
He was also parodied on Regular Show and then complained about it to a court.

Edit: sorry for breaking up the OP, I thought you were done
 
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neger psykolog

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(I'm making this a separate post because it relates to the current slapfight surrounding Twin Galaxies)

TLDR Todd Rogers was a member of the US vidya team in the 80s and overtime ended up having 1700+ undocumented scores in Twin Galaxies database. Due to the wave of autistic screeching his scores have recently been removed and he is banned for life.

He got caught out because he claimed a high score in the game "Dragster" which seems actually impossible to achieve. This has lead to people trying to play the game themselves for hours on end and even had comment from the creator of the game itself:
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http://www.twingalaxies.com/feed_details.php/87/dragster-designer-without-a-shadow-of-a-doubt-about-todd-rogers-record/1
http://archive.fo/7sULk

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https://www.reddit.com/r/speedrun/comments/6b60z3/the_35year_wr_solving_atari_2600_dragster/
https://www.reddit.com/r/speedrun/comments/6zddy2/omnigamer_with_a_557_in_dragster_wr/

I guess if nothing else he got to rub shoulders with a playboy model:
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Asperchewy

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This, may become my favorite new thread. @neger psykolog, you have outdone yourself. I offer this bottle of hot sauce to you in congratulations.

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Edit:
Source of Pic: http://www.wayoftherodent.com/kickstarter/saucy.html
(Billy rates hot sauces, and his wins, of course)

"My baby got sauce,
Your baby ain't sweet like mine"
 
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neger psykolog

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He was also parodied on Regular Show and then complained about it to a court.

Edit: sorry for breaking up the OP, I thought you were done
what a fuckin crybaby

anyway he's still probably the most realistic "chad" going:
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What I didn't know is that they kinda cast Peter Dinklage as a "mini Billy Mitchell" in Pixels (not gonna watch it)
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Asperchewy

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Although I have the utmost respect for Walter Day creating the genre that is keeping official scores for games and spearheading the way for MLG in general, the company he has kept has been in the spotlight ALOT recently for faking scores and being downright autistic.
 

Super Collie

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I met Walter and Billy at the Austin Classic Games Expo last year. Their panel was kind of surreal in a sense because both of them talked a lot but I can't really remember about what? Walter showed some trailers for the movies King of Kong and Chasing Ghosts (King of Kong is like a decade old by this point) and for the most part him and Billy just kind of verbally shitposted about each other on stage. Walter awarded a couple of other guests at the convention with those trading cards, one of them being Pat the NES Punk (who was at the convention promoting his recent book) as well as a woman who recently obtained a world record score in Root Beer Tapper. Their panel was more or less equivalent to listening to grandpa tell war stories except instead it was some guys sharing memories about the glory days of arcade gaming. Walter was making a big deal about the upcoming "reshoot" of the famous world record gamers photo (the second picture in the OP) and said we were all welcome to come see them take the new picture, but they were doing it like seven states away so realistically no one was probably going to be there.

I chatted with them for a bit at their table afterward and Billy sort of flirted with me, but to me I just thought he was bring friendly (though in the past I've mentioned that I am painfully socially oblivious so I could be wrong). Walter was sort of ambivalent and just liked to chat. He mentioned a few jobs he'd had before/while working with Twin Galaxies, one of which was reselling old high school yearbooks that featured celebrities in them, namely Farrah Fawcett. Billy had his hot sauce for sale along with signed posters and headshots, they were for sale as a "pick 3 for $20" thing. I got some hot sauce and a signed headshot of Billy mostly for novelty's sake. :lol:

The hot sauce is nothing special by the way. It's just hot sauce. I am like 90% certain Billy's sauces are just vanity labels that are applied to existing products though, because googling "Billy Mitchell hot sauce" brings up this place called Rickey's as the first result and they just so happen to offer hot sauce with custom labels. (It is possible, however, that Billy owns this company so technically he might still be making the sauce but I don't actually know.)

lmao Dude that's just me joking about how fast this Robot Wars autist was shitting out bad videos in a community subreddit.
 
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neger psykolog

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LMAO dude that's just me shitposting about how fast this Robot Wars autist was shitting out bad videos in a community subreddit.
oh shit.

In my official capacity as a true & honest scorekeeper of Twin Galaxies and with my 16 separate convictions of sex with a minor I am hereby expunging this record from our website!
 

neger psykolog

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The Internet existed since at least the '70s.
Well HTTP didn't exist until the early 90s. In those days it was more BBS systems and shit like that, where people would have to "dial into" a computer and simultaneous communication between users wasn't as readily available as it is today.

"The Internet" you're talking about was the military/commercial system which wasn't that accessible for plebs. So around that time there were other "The Internets" (as in plural/more than one). Not everything was interconnected like "The Internet" we have today.

The French even had their own kinda pre-internet system called "minitel" (which was its "own internet" that didn't internationally connect at all iirc):
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Anyway, I'll concede to your point because its at least partially valid and I'll adjust the OP to say "widespread internet access".

You can read more about pre-internet attempts at "The Internet" here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Internet#Networks_that_led_to_the_Internet
 

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Well HTTP didn't exist until the early 90s.
Yes, it ruined the Internet, too.

"The Internet" you're talking about was the military/commercial system which wasn't that accessible for plebs. So around that time there were other "The Internets" (as in plural/more than one). Not everything was interconnected like "The Internet" we have today.
Right. Stuff like ARPA and BITnet. There were even search engines like archie and veronica to search content. Gopher was a sort of proto-web mostly without graphical content.

The actual protocols existed, though, since the '70s. Arguably the '60s if you count the really tiny number of nodes then on the experimental ARPAnet project before it adopted TCP/IP.

The French even had their own kinda pre-internet system called "minitel" (which was its "own internet" that didn't internationally connect at all iirc):
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That was mostly email. It was really pretty trashy even by international standards of the time. I don't know if they ultimately folded it in to the Internet.

Sorry for the derail. Confusing the WWW for the Internet has been a pet peeve of mine since it came into existence.
 

neger psykolog

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The hot sauce is nothing special by the way. It's just hot sauce. I am like 90% certain Billy's sauces are just vanity labels that are applied to existing products though, because googling "Billy Mitchell hot sauce" brings up this place called Rickey's as the first result and they just so happen to offer hot sauce with custom labels. (It is possible, however, that Billy owns this company so technically he might still be making the sauce but I don't actually know.)
Billy Mitchell's hot sauce is Rickey's hot sauce.

Billy Mitchel owns Rickey's World Famous Restaurant chain

The previous owner of Rickey's World Famous Restaurant chain is... his father... lol

http://www.oxfordamerican.org/magazine/item/622-the-perfect-man

"In addition to running the restaurant, he founded a hot-sauce company in 1987, and built it into a million-dollar-a-year business. Ricky’s World Famous Sauce offers Louisiana, Jalapeno, Chicken Wing, and Habanero sauces, the formula for the latter three co-designed by Mitchell, who, as usual, took an intense approach—he boasts that the sauces contain more cayenne pepper than any other major American brand."


Now I'm not too sure about the "million-dollar-a-year business" claim there, but I guess at least he did something besides just taking over his dad's business. It seems very, very dubious.

If you Google "Rickey's World Famous hot sauce" you get ~700 results.
If you Google "800hotsauce" you get ~800 results.

Doesn't really seem that its as big of a brand as he thinks. Apparently this year you could buy an entire gallon of the stuff at Sam's Club for $0.91:

http://forums.atari.io/index.php/topic/2865-rickeys-world-famous-hot-sauce-billy-mitchell-on-clearance-at-sams-club-for-091-cents/

I don't think his sauce is relabeled (although I could be wrong). I rather think he simply bottles industrial quantities of hot sauce with minor recipe alterations.

Also he's attracted attention because he made special hot sauce endorsing Donald Trump:
https://retrobitch.wordpress.com/2016/07/01/sauce-white-nationalism-in-a-bottle/

According to this article about Billy Mitchell his sister is Karen Harrington, some Republican politican who tried to run for da senate or some shit:
https://upclosed.com/people/billy-mitchell-5/

"Republican congressional candidate Karen Harrington, the front runner in the primary race to unseat Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is being targeted by a smear campaign that has crossed line from between being juvenile to possibly being a matter of public safety for law enforcement. Over the past several months, the reported smears against Harrington’s character and campaign have been posted on the free public website Craig’s List. Until now, the rants have been nothing more than harsh but unsubstantiated political rhetoric aimed at damaging Harrington’s good name."
https://www.redstate.com/diary/javiermanjarres/2012/02/24/bible-burning-smear-campaign-against-republican-candidate-karen-harrington/

How is this thread Infected when it's not even beyond its first page?
I have no idea what the tags even mean. I removed the tag though. Does infected mean that people from said community have started posting on here and shitting it up? I thought it was like a DEFCON for autism
 
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https://kiwifarms.net/threads/trial-of-the-community-watch-board.11574/

Furthermore, this forum will be getting unique thread prefixes. They are as follows.
  • Infected. There is a sizeable presence of users from the community that are trying to course-correct the thread into something positive. Refocusing requested.
  • Diseased. Many users in the thread are from the community and are showing their powerlevel. Ridicule requested.
  • Plagued. The thread is now completely lost to unending tides of autism, to the point where the thread is now about the subject rather than the community around it. Drop bombs, evacuate neighboring cities.
Only moderators and supervisors will be able to apply these prefixes. I will be looking for a supervisor or two from this board in the near future.


Good luck, have fun, and may God have mercy on all of us.
 

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