\"New Video Game Capital\" in ... Idaho
Last PR for today, seriously. 8)
Boise to be Video Game Capital of the World
May 4, 2004 – Today, Twin Galaxies' plans to make a video game contest stadium in Boise were revealed on the front page of the Idaho Statesman, Idaho's premier newspaper.
A link leading to the Idaho Statesman new story can be found here: http://www.twingalaxies.com/cgi-perl...
In addition to the facts published in the Statesman news article, Walter Day, Twin Galaxies founder, adds these points to the news story:
Day says: "Not only is the Boise facility intended to be the olympic center of video game competition – like Athens, Greece was to athletic excellence thousands of years ago, but it will also maintain a complete historical museum of video game history, similar to the role played by Cooperstown for the baseball industry.
The Video Game & Pinball Museum will stock between 20,000 and 40,000 different titles for visitors to play, featuring ongoing promotions on classic games as well as on today's hottest PC and console games like Battlefield 1942, Halo, Counterstrike and Unreal Tournament. It will be a hands-on facility and visitors will be invited to attempt to break current world records on any game and win a listing in the next edition of Twin Galaxies' Official Video Game & Pinball Book of World Records, the industry' s official record book.
"An historical resource of this magnitude has never been attempted before," explains Day. "Usually, when a game has run its marketing cycle, both the manufacturer and public abandon the game and it becomes just a forgotten memory."
"However, Twin Galaxies will be the only place in the world that keeps the memory of all these forgotten games alive, offering contests and promotions on not just today's X-Box live and PS2, but also on the original arcade Pac-Man and Donkey Kong, Atari 2600, Sega Saturn and N-64."
Anyone living near that place?