This weekend I had the chance to visit the Twin Galaxies Arcade and eSports Event Center in Banning CA. The display was pretty impressive. For the first time since 1984, video gaming and player ranking authority Twin Galaxies has opened its own arcade and eSports professional expo center. In observance of a new, modern era for the organization, the land mark event was celebrated with a star-studded broadcast attended by a host of celebrities and new media gaming personalities, and streamed live in partnership with Geek & Sundry and The Nerdist on Twitch.tv. Since it’s founding n 1981, Twin Galaxies has operated as the official home of video game world records and player rankings. In 2014, Twin Galaxies ushered in a new era with the launch of it’s 24-hr video game culture network “Twin Galaxies Live” garnering more than 60 million live views to date. The launch of the brand new Twin Galaxies Arcade and eSports Event Center- complete with hundreds of arcade and pinball machines – is another milestone in video gaming and arcade culture history.
Twin Galaxies is the most preeminent professional organization focused on video game player achievement, recognition and wold record keeping in the world. It is where competitive video game rules are officially set, player performances are measured/adjudicated, and official records/wikis are logged, maintained and updated. TwinGalaxies.com is comprehensive utility and platform that facilitates community and provides structure and published multiple editions of its 984-page book containing scores compiled since 1981 known as the Twin Galaxies Official Video Game & Pinball Book of World Records, with the Arcade volume included. Editions of the Guiness Book of World Records- Gamers Editions have also been published in conjunctions with Twin Galaxies authoritative scores included. Twin Galaxies founded the U.S. National Video Game Team on July 25, 1983.
Here is a look inside the event. I had a great time playing games and I took some pictures to share with you all. I hope you enjoy.