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Video Recreation Buying and selling Card Highlight – Walter Day

Our subsequent Buying and selling Card Highlight options Walter Day who’s displayed on card quantity 95, from the Superstars of 2011 Assortment.   Walter can also be featured on playing cards 108, 523, 539, 591, 775, 1000, 1021, 1859, 2133, 2149, 2261, 2292, 2321, 2390 and 2462 (And lots of others).  Walter’s visions embody beginning up the well-known recognized model of Twin Galaxies again in 1982.  He opened his arcade in Ottumwa, Iowa to present and future Corridor of Famers after they had been simply children.   He had his arcade and city declared the Video Recreation Capital of the world.  His avid gamers had been featured within the Time Life Journal concern taken in Iowa that avid gamers come to know because the beginning place of the traditional avid gamers.  Over time, Walter has traveled throughout to referee, concern awards and simply give his perception to the gaming communities throughout the nation.  His imaginative and prescient of Video Recreation buying and selling playing cards and the concept of that includes and documenting gaming historical past got here to realization in 2011 when his first batch of playing cards had been printed and distributed.   Virtually 8 years later there was over 1800 playing cards printed and counting.    Walter may be seen at many occasions and conferences spreading his imaginative and prescient and buying and selling playing cards, posters, and awards.   He’s additionally specializing in his music profession and writing of science fiction novels in his spare time.

What’s your imaginative and prescient of the way forward for the Walter Day buying and selling playing cards?

I see the cardboard set as a useful useful resource for future historians to check the online game tradition of the twentieth & twenty first Centuries. The cardboard set tries to determine folks and historic occasions that had been necessary however which could be neglected by the historical past books. There are such a lot of tales to inform that I can see the cardboard set encompassing greater than 5,000 playing cards. This is applicable to the Fairfield and Science Fiction units, too.

What was probably the most mischief any gamer managed to get into at Twin Galaxies arcade? Who was the gamer?

Billy Mitchell was the most important mischief-maker. One evening he hurled a pool cue like a javelin and broke the again glass of a pinball machine.



Going again to Day One of many scoreboard, think about somebody coming as much as you, saying:  “Thirty-5 years from now, this scoreboard will nonetheless be in operation.”  What do you suppose your response would have been?

I might have been stunned, in fact. But, all through the entire expertise there was a relentless sense of future for the entire venture.



The place does your ardour for buying and selling playing cards come from? Do you could have a group of, possibly, baseball playing cards at house?

I’ve a ardour for historical past, folks, and printed ephemera. In some way, they merge collectively to create my curiosity in utilizing playing cards as a automobile to check historical past. I’ve launched related initiatives up to now utilizing historic newspaper, highschool yearbooks, and enterprise playing cards.

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What are you able to inform requested about your childhood or pre-scoreboard historical past that predisposed you to have an curiosity in video video games or the scoreboard?

On my Third-Grade Report Card in 1958 (Mattie Lou Maxwell Elementary College — Anaheim, California), my trainer wrote a notice to my dad and mom that mentioned: “Walter leads gangs on the playground.”

How has meditation complemented your work within the online game world and will you could have achieved as a lot with out it?”

All my history-based initiatives have required me to faucet into a limiteless reservoir of creativity, power, and intelligence. It’s generally recognized that training Transcendental Meditation twice per day places you in contact with that internal reservoir and lets you draw upon it every day. With out query, I might not have been in a position to create and promote my initiatives if I had not been meditating each day.

Did you ever suppose while you had been youthful you’d be creating Video Recreation buying and selling playing cards?

My curiosity in playing cards goes again a few years. I attempted to begin this set in 1983 and once more 1985. Then, I attempted to do a serious historical past venture with enterprise playing cards within the early Nineties — utilizing them to check our evolving tradition.

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Have you ever ever obtained any media protection on your Walter Day Buying and selling Playing cards?  If that’s the case, the place?

To this point, the cardboard set has obtained reward within the Fairfield Ledger, the Des Moines Register, Austin American Statesman, and quite a few native papers which have reported on their native residents showing within the card set.

What involves thoughts while you hear the phrase ‘Fairfield’?

Fairfield is the house of MAHARISHI UNIVERSITY OF MANAGEMENT. This college is exclusive in that it affords consciousness-based schooling. Not solely do the scholars research conventional topics like math, physics, and languages, however the observe of Transcendental Meditation (TM) offers the coed the chance to increase their thoughts and acquire a deeper understanding of the world’s information than might be gained via merely finding out books. And, whereas the scholars are gaining internal knowledge via the observe of TM, their psychological & bodily well being is enhancing and their intelligence blossoms. As a result of I’ve been so impressed with Fairfield, MUM and TM, I’ve chosen to reside in Fairfield since 1979. Fairfield has grow to be a cultural crossroads and many individuals are shifting to this city from far-off cities.

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What are your opinions about right now’s technology of video video games?  How do you examine them to older, traditional video games?

The older video games needed to have extra concerned gameplay as a result of they didn’t have flashy graphics to entertain the gamer. So, the older video games are tougher to grasp. That’s why the excessive scores on many video games from the early Eighties haven’t but been maxed out.

Do you bear in mind your first online game / arcade you performed and what do you bear in mind about it?

I performed within the Malibu Gran Prix in Houston, June 1980. I performed House Invaders and fell in love with video video games. I opened Twin Galaxies as an excuse to have the ability to play extra video video games.

Are you continue to concerned with gaming right now, and what function do you play?

Right this moment, I’m switching my focus to doing music and writing science fiction novels, so no extra gaming lurks on the horizon for me.  However once I did play, I preferred Centipede, Gorf, Galaxian, Make Trax, Mousetrap, Wizard of Wor, Tutankhamen, Woman Bug, and Robotron.

What you set your consideration on in your life — grows in your life. Video video games MUST discover a approach to create video games that encourage intelligence and creativity whereas minimizing negativity and destruction.



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Todd Friedman Todd Friedman (348 Posts)

Todd Friedman is at present a author for Outdated College Gamer Journal and the Walter Day Buying and selling Card Assortment. He’s the creator of two books and has co-promoted the Video Recreation Summit for the final 15 years. Todd can also be the Chairman of the Nomination Committee and board member for the Worldwide Video Recreation Corridor of Fame.



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