A troubled town in Iowa. A man with dreams. The unlikely tale of the Video Game Capital of the World, via the PA Report.
Walter Day, a former oil industry executive so captivated by the video game craze that he founded an arcade that would later become the international sanctioning authority for record high scores, has retired from his creation, Twin Galaxies.
Less than a year after it was first conceived, the International Video Game Hall of Fame and Museum at Ottumwa, Iowa has announced its first class of enshrinees, who will be inducted during a four-day gala event in August.
These days, a big weekend in Ottumwa, Iowa, population 26,000 or so, is defined by the line out the door at its Applebee's. On its chamber of commerce's list of 101 things to do there, you'll see attractions like genealogy research, pumpkin picking, and a tour of the John Deere factory. The same as most towns spread…
The thing about goals, they must be measurable, and they must be achievable. That's how I justify going after some low hanging fruit - beating Steve Wiebe's score on an Atari 2600 classic.