Throughout the course of 60 years in video game history, we have seen its share of trailblazers and the mason’s that have built the very structure of the video games industry. They are the pioneers that erected the very pillars of the gaming industry which gave birth to our culture; Fusajiro & Hiroshi Yamauchi, Nolan Bushnell, Ralph Baer, Raymond Moloney and more are the forefathers of the gaming industry.
Considered by millions around the world as Nintendo's #1 supporter, Isaiah TriForce Johnson recently posted news of his attempt to stand the line and become the first person to commercially purchase the Nintendo Wii U at the Nintendo World Store in New York City on November 18th, 2012. Only a few days after Nintendo World hosted a private event showcasing the Nintendo Wii U "Nintendo TVii" application, TriForce post on his Twitter the following:
THE FIRST RENAISSANCE
In 1981 Walter Day founded Twin Galaxies which was later recognized as the foundation to competitive gaming and the cultural landscape for gaming world wide. Walter worked towards establishing video game playing as a professional sport and inspired the creation of the International Video Game Hall of Fame in Ottumwa, Iowa. His work made him a luminary and is considered by many as the “Patron Saint of the Video Game Age.”
After the Nintendo Wii U Press conference concluded, TriForce along with the Founder and President of Street Pass NYC headed down to Nintendo World found only in New York City to be one of first few to stand the line to celebrate and exclusive performance of the Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses inside the Nintendo World store the following day. The event started at 6:00pm and ended at 9:00pm on September 14th, 2012.
On September 13, 2012 Nintendo announced that they will hold a Press Conference in New York City, revealing details about the Nintendo Wii U's price, launch date and other gaming details. Nintendo invited media such as CNN, G4TV, Destructoid and more to cover the press event and check out the 50 titles in which they will have after the launch of the system; also invited to the press conference were special guest Gaming Ambassadors of Nintendo, Isaiah TriForce Johnson, Jordan White and Sam "Nintendo Fan Girl" O'Neil.
On September 9th, 2012 the official list of registered champions who competed under the Empire Arcadia brand both past and present has been submitted to Guinness World Record for the Gamers Edition 2013 book. We would like to once again congratulate all members who participated in Empire Arcadia through the years. Below is a list of the official names that were submitted. Name not found on this list were due to insufficient informtaion for tournament wins to be accepted by Guinness World Record Standards.
On September 1st, 1982 what was thought to be an impossible feat was made possible by one man. Activision a 3rd party software developer, designed and produced a video game for the Atari 2600 in 1980 called “Dragster”. The purpose of the game was to shuttle your dragster down a quarter mile track in the fastest possible time. Thousands of gamers purchased the game to see who would be the fastest in the world.