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ACAM Pays Tribute to "The Father of Videogames"
ACAM is saddened to report the passing of our friend & “Father of Videogames” Ralph Baer. Born in 1922, Ralph was 92 years old at the time of his passing on December 6th, 2014.

To honor our friend, ACAM has posted two articles on his life, inventions & legacy. Ralph Baer’s creations shaped many aspects of our lives. From video games, to handheld electronic games to toys to educational applications, Ralph created futuristic devices to educate and entertain. All of us at ACAM enjoyed our experiences with him going back to 2002.

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"Largest Arcade in the World" named "Best Arcade in the World"
Retro Gamer Magazine issue #127 is on store shelves in the U.S. right now. The issue features a huge article called "When Arcades Ruled the World." The American Classic Arcade Museum & Funspot received a two-page spread as part of that feature covering the history of the facility and their work preserving videogame history. The magazine crowned the facility as the "Best Arcade in the World." ACAM/Funspot is also the "Largest Arcade in the World" as certified by the Guinness Book of World Records.

Retrogamer can be purchased in Barnes & Noble bookstores and Microcenter. Electronic versions can be found in the iTunes and Android marketplaces.
Players Splattering Scores on Classic Namco Title-updated August 1st
Even though it is filled with blood and guts, the gruesome content of Splatterhouse isn't scaring away competitors of this score war.

Score runs on the Namco arcade title were mostly stagnant until scoring enthusiasts at Galloping Ghost Arcade took to the game. With back-and-forth battles on the high score table, much like Rick with a melee weapon in the game, current top scores have players swinging for the fences.

As of May 8, gamer Caitlin Oliver stands tall on the record with a score of 611,300 set April 17. She captured the record, besting a score set by Anthony Paparo March 15. The recent flip is only one instance in approximately the past year where the record has traded hands between the two.

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16th Annual International Classic Game Championships
Weirs Beach, NH – The Funspot Family Entertainment Center and The American Classic Arcade Museum (ACAM) are pleased to announce the 16th Annual International Classic Video Game Tournament will take place Thursday May 29th through Sunday, June 1st 2014 at the Funspot Family Entertainment Center on Route 3 in Weirs Beach, NH.

Tournament hours are Thursday Noon-10pm, Friday and Saturday 10am-11pm and Sunday 10am-5pm. Admission to compete in the tournament is $60 and includes 250 game tokens. This year's tournament is sponsored in part by Mix 94.1FM, The Planet 100.1, New Country 106.9 & Gamer Soda.

The first 100 registrants will receive a commemorative T-shirt and goodie bag. Registration is at the door only. The tournament features competitive play on 15 classic game titles and 5 games in the annual Manufacturer’s Challenge. This event brings the best competitive arcade gamers from around the world. To keep the playing field as competitive as possible, the tournament games will not be announced until the first day of the event.

Prizes will be awarded for first through third place in the Tournament and the Manufacturer’s Challenge, and for the top score set on each of the 15 main tournament games and the 5 manufacturer’s tournament games. The monetary prize awards will also include a commemorative trophy as well.

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