Chasing Ghosts

84mins | 2007 | DocumentaryR


Lincoln Ruchti
Walter Day, Ben Gold, Kent Farries, Leo Daniels
In the eighties, video games were synonymous with arcades, and games were bringing in enough quarters to fill the Rose Bowl. This endless possibility led Iowa entrepreneur Walter Day to declare himself the sole authority on high scores. In 1982, Day launched his Twin Galaxies International Scoreboard and the rest, as they say, is history. Teenage superstars came from all over North America to join Walter in a Life Magazine feature spread, that recognized them as video game world champions. This led to nationally televised competitions, a touring National Video Game Team, and the promise of fame, fortune...and groupies. The participants came from throughout the continent with one common goal?to be the ultimate player.
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