Legendary Video Game Stars from the Early 1980s Gather in Humble for Convention

Legendary Video Game Stars from the Early 1980s Gather in Humble for
Convention

Humble, TX – November 17, 2005 – A video game convention of superstars who
were prominent back in the early 1980s is scheduled for Humble, TX, the weekend
of December 2-4, 2005.

Among the dozens of visiting celebrities is Abdner Ashamn of Brooklyn, who is
world famous as the record holder on Ms. Pac-Man and Robotron. Also, coming from
San Jose, California is Mike Klug, a legendary competitor and former world
record holder on Atari’s Pole Position. And Greg Sakundiak of Calgary, Alberta,
Canada, who held many world records on classic arcade games during the 80s but
retired from gaming to pursue a career in professional arm wrestling.

Created by Callan Hendricks and Dwayne Richard, proprietors of Totally
Amused, a Humble firm that specializes in selling and repairing classic video
games from the 1978-1986 era, the event will allow the public to play nearly 100
classic video games while noted gaming celebrities demonstrate gaming tips and
tell stories from the “arcade era” of the early 1980s.

Called the Legends of the Golden Age: A Tribal Gathering of the Greatest
Video Game Superstars of the 1980s, the event will feature high-score contests
on dozens of games, allowing players to potentially win listings in Twin
Galaxies’ Official Video Game & Pinball Book of world Records, the industry’s
official record book.

Walter Day, editor of the record book, will be at the event to conduct the
contests and verify the high scores for the record book. Not only will there be
two national events on classic games like Turbo-Sub and Aztarac, but the
highlight of the weekend will be two additional arcade contests featuring two of
the top arcade games currently in the nation’s arcades. Promoted as The Houston
Arcade Championships, this additional tournament features Target: Terror and The
Fast and the Furious, both games manufactured by Raw Thrills, Inc., a
Chicago-based company that was founded by Eugene Jarvis, the creator of the
legendary Stargate and Robotron video games. These two modern games have been
donated to the activities courtesy of Betson Enterprises, a national coin-op
vending company with offices throughout the nation, including the Dallas-Houston
area.

The event site is in the showroom of Totally Amused, at the Humble Plaza
Shopping Center, 19333 Hwy 59 N, Humble TX, 77338. Information can be obtained
by calling 832-347-6570 Admission for the three-day event is $20 per day or $45
for the entire weekend. The games will be set on free play and the general
admission fee covers automatic enrollment in all contests.

And, the best thing for serious gamers is that the showroom stays open all
three days from 10:00 AM until 2:00 AM the next night, allowing unlimited video
game play.

“I wouldn’t miss this for anything,” says Richard, who has been helping
Hendricks organize the event. Dwayne Richard is one of the legendary stars that
will be on display, showing off his skills on more than a dozen games. “When the
contests start,” warns Richard, who won the world championships in 1986 and
2003, “I’ll have to be in top form because many legendary ‘gunslingers’ are
coming to town to prove that they are still the ‘fastest guns.’”