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R'cade Mag Insider 7.12.2012

Posted by Rob Maerz on July 13, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Well, it's been just over a month since my last R'cade Mag Insider and with good reason: Volume 1 Issue 3 Summer 2012 of Retrocade Magazine was released this past Sunday night! Get it today at for the low price of $2.99!

Isn't that a pretty cover? The photograph was taken by Catherine DeSpira and it's of her very own Tron cabinet. She took several photos of the cabinet for our special section covering the 30th anniversary of Tron's theatrical release. Incidentally, this wasn't the original design for the cover - the original was lost in a hard drive crash. Tradtionally, magazine covers contain verbiage that tells the prospective reader what's inside. But in this case, I felt that a single photo said all that needed to be said.

R'cade Live!

First let me tell you what's upcoming this weekend on R'cade Live! 

Starting at 9 AM EDT this Saturday, July 14, it's Lonnie McDonald continuing his Joust (arcade) tour - this time at the former grounds of Twin Galaxies arcade in Ottumwa, Iowa!

Lonnie has been rolling scores on Joust cabinets across the USA and you can keep track by visiting the Joust Tracker on Patrick Scott Patterson's web site.

Then, at 12:30 PM EDT, tune into live coverage from the Video Game Summit featuring live tournament coverage along with the Twin Galaxies trading card ceremony!


Now, on to what was on R'cade Live!: we had a great lineup of programming centered around the Independence Day holiday as announced in this press release. A lot of great gaming was broadcast including Christian Keilback's record breaking run on Berzerk (2600).

Also broadcast was Paul Zimmerman's world record for Donkey Kong Jr. on the Wii VC recognized by Record Setter. Paul scored 1,034,800 points in his achievement.

Thanks to all the players that put forth the time and effort to broadcast on R'cade Live! and help raise money for Child's Play.

Tournament Season Kicks Off July 26

Retrocade Magazine kicks off its second tournament season July 26 beginning with the Arcade Summer Showdown presented by This will be a 10 game tournament and titles will be announced at the beginning of the tourey. The winner will receive a Retrocade Magazine prize pack that includes DVDs, Retrocade Magazine Vol 1 Issue 3 and other gaming goodies. Click here for complete rules (and be sure to read them as there are changes in this year's tourney!)

Polls are open on the Retrocade Magazine forums to vote for titles in the upcoming Vector War II presented by Revival Studios that commences August 23. The winner of this 10 game Vectrex tournament will win a copy of Revival Studios' Shifted. Click here for tournament rules.

Stay tuned to Retrocade Magazine on" target="_blank">Facebook & Twitter for the latest info on these tournaments.


Marc Cohen and Mike Senishen have been battling it out on Pac-Mania (NES) on the Retroboards. The duo keep pushing the score higher and higher and, as of this writing, Marc Cohen holds the top spot with a score of 1,156,860 with Senishen in second with 1,085,210.

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