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Over A Barrel (Part 1)

In 1982, the video game revolution had just begun. Games like Pac-Man, Space Invaders and Donkey Kong were fresh in the arcades and it wasn't long before people were trying to get the world record for either finishing the entire game or getting the highest score on one of their local arcade machines.

Walter Day was an entrepreneur who had quickly seen how popular the games were at the time and saw an opening. He founded the Twin Galaxies arcade and invited not only the best gamers in the country to come down to prove their high score boasts on his machines, but also as a publicity stunt he had an entire street in Ottumwa, Iowa shut down to allow Life magazine to photograph it.

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