Boise to be Video Game Capital of the World

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Twin Galaxies plans video game contest stadium and historical video game museum in Boise, Idaho.

Earlier this week, the Idaho Statesman published a front page story revealing Twin Galaxies' plans to make Boise the "Video Game Capital of the World," featuring a state-of-the-art gaming stadium and an historical video game and pinball museum.

The Twin Galaxies Intergalactic Scoreboard, a company that has conducted championship video game tournaments, monitored player rankings and tracked video game world records since the early 1980s, will move its headquarters to Boise, said Walter Day, founder and chief scorekeeper of Iowa-based Twin Galaxies.

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Walter Day, Twin Galaxies founder, 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 may prove to 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.”

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