Twin Galaxies’s Day to monitor E3June 2nd, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by GD
Steve Wiebe is all set to dislodge Billy Mitchell from the position of record holder for “Donkey Kong”. Twin Galaxies will monitor the game and keep scores when Steve will try to capture the World Record at E3. In April, Steve Wiebe claimed the “Donkey Kong Junior” World Record after reaching a score of 1,139,800.
Last July, Wiebe had attempted to topple the Donkey Kong Record at the Twiistup 4 Event. But he could not reach the mark. At another try at the E for All Expo, Wiebe scored 1,000,200. It was only a third time that a public play had reached the target of going above the million points score. The anticipation is therefore very high surrounding the E3. Will he or will he not be finally able to overtake the record score.
59 year old Walter Day, Twin Galaxies’ founder and scorekeeper will be present for the occasion at E3. Twin Galaxies is an international organization which maintains and keeps track of high scores for video games. Since the time when it was founded in 1981, Twin Galaxies has grown from a small arcade chain to the official storehouse of pinball and video game score. It enacts the part of an “electronic referee”. They have officially been invested with the power of judging high scores for world records as well as declaring new world champions.
“Twin Galaxies” aim was to promote video gaming widely and to take it to the homes of main stream audiences. To popularize and publicize video gaming the organization held competitive events and made the world record titles more public. In its 27th year now, Twin Galaxies still continues to create contests and regulate rules for PC and arcade games.
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