Pixels or Death's Patrick Lindsey writes:
" As a gamer, the score is what it’s all about. The elation of beating your previous best could only ever be matched by the agony of falling just short. It was more than just a score, it was a measure of your very worth as a human being. In the days of my youth, it was the very thing we strove for. Plastering your 3 initials to the Top 10 list at an arcade was no mere idle schoolboy accomplishment – it was a declaration of your prowess, a statement of your immortality. Those 3-letter monikers became the signatures of gaming legends, the pantheon of the arcade gods."