The Video Game Capital of the World
August 7, 2010 11:57 AM Subscribe
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Ottumwa, Iowa has declared itself home to the International Video Game Hall of Fame
and Museum. Where the town will obtain the money for the museum building and collection is currently an open question
, but Ottumwa
, home of Twin Galaxies
), the "official scorekeeper for the world of video game & pinball playing," is no stranger to stepping up to fill a void in the world of electronic gaming.
Twin Galaxies got its start as an arcade owned by Walter Day
, who became the referee for competitive video gaming through the simple expedient of posting a scoreboard in the arcade and sharing his contact details with video game companies, arcades, and gamers. This quickly led to sponsoring competitions,
the latest of which, Big Bang 2010
, is currently underway
Meanwhile, the man who started it all announced his retirement
from Twin Galaxies earlier this year. The subject of at least one tribute song
himself, he plans to pursue a music career.