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mulholland safehouse

from grand theft auto: san andreas posted in video games by chewing_the_scenery

The Mulholland Safehouse in Grand Theft Auto's fictional city of Los Santos is based on architect Pierre Koenig's iconic Stahl House in Los Angeles.

FYI: I read that you should save here instead of Madd Dogg's crib, because otherwise you will run into a glitch and you will no longer be able to play basketball... good to know.

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twin galaxies

from the videogame capital of the world posted in video games by chewing_the_scenery

Twin Galaxies is featured in two documentaries from 2007: Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade and The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters. Watch Vice magazine's interview with Walter Day here: Twin Galaxies and the Golden Domes.

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twin galaxies

from the videogame capital of the world posted in video games by chewing_the_scenery

Walter Day opened the Twin Galaxies arcade in Ottumwa, Iowa in 1981. After realizing early on that there was no unified record of video game high scores, he started the Twin Galaxies International (now Intergalactic) Scoreboard to keep track of high scores from all over the world. Twin Galaxies began organizing competitive gaming events, and the popularity of video games in the culture at the time led to a LIFE magazine story with a photo of some of the country's best players lined up outside the arcade. Ottumwa's mayor, followed by Iowa's governor, declared Ottumwa "The Videogame Capital of the World" in 1982.

The arcade itself was a victim of the video game crash and shut down just a few years later, but Twin Galaxies lives on as a score keeping organization. There has been an effort for several years by record holder Billy Mitchell, Day and others to build a video game museum and hall of fame in Ottumwa.

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funspot

from largest arcade in the world posted in video games by chewing_the_scenery

Funspot in Laconia, New Hampshire is the "largest arcade in the world" according to Guinness World Records. It opened in 1952 featuring indoor mini-golf and a penny arcade and moved to its current location in 1964. It hosts competitive tournaments (you can see it in the 2007 documentary The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters) and is home to the American Classic Arcade Museum with over 200 classic games from the '70s and '80s.

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