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Updated Scoreboard: New, Improved, Searchable and More

vgs-article-rotation2-650-updateVideo Game Scoreboard is excited to announce the first iteration of our scoreboards which are not only searchable and sort-able, but also broken into individual scoreboards by platform.

The main scoreboard, which contains all scores verified since the beginning of Video Game Scoreboard can be found here:

This system is much easier to update and will be updated as scores are verified. If you bookmark the page or don’t close out the page on a regular basis, you may want to refresh this page or other scoreboard pages to get the most current scores.

To search the scoreboard, click in the white space below the save options and type in search term. You can search by game name, player’s name or variation. It will auto-filter as you type. If you search in the main website search engine it will not work as the scoreboard databases and the website database are separate entities.

Each scoreboard is sortable by any of the columns seen below. To sort, just click on the column you wish to sort by and it will sort them from there.

To see the most recent scores, click on the far right column twice. The first click sorts it from oldest to newest, second click will make it sort from newest to oldest. You can access the individual scoreboards by clicking on the links below, or by clicking on the links found below each scoreboard.

Please let us know if you have any questions or comments.  We know that the text needs some tweaking color wise and that’s next on our list of improvements within the week.  If we verified a score and it is missing, please let us know and we’ll track it down and get it into the new system.

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And the November Gamer of the Month Is…

november-gamer-of-the-month-challenge-winnerBefore we announce the November Gamer of the Month, we would like to offer a small apology regarding the fact that this wasn’t posted at the end of December.   There were some recording difficulties for the single submitter to the contest and after some internal discussion, it was decided that if she could replicate the score within 20% of the final score shown on her original submission, the original submission would be deemed valid.

That being said, congratulations to Katie Cho who achieved a score of 770,400 by playing Dr. Mario on the hardest setting with one life on the Nintendo 64.

As Video Game Scoreboard’s Gamer of the Month, Katie receives:

  • VGS T-Shirt
  • Interview for Gamer Profile
  • Named Gamer of the Month for that Month
  • Competes at end of year Gamer of the year Tournament (postponed till end of 2014).

Interested in being a gamer of the month?  The February Winter Challenge ends March 15 and the March Giga Challenge ends April 15, so there is still time to participate.  Best of luck!

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The Neighborhood Arcade Network Update – Star Worlds Arcade

neighborhood-arcade-updateWhen on the east side of town, no need to take the bus when we have Rush! Atari’s San Francisco RUSH 2049 has hit the floor hereat Star Worlds Arcade. I have been a big fan of the RUSH franchise as it has evolved. Strap yourself in and get ready for a bitchin’, radical, futuristic road race! Insert your tokens and create your profile using the on-board numeric keypad. This feature lets the player create and store his or her own profile/stats. The driver can also earn coins that unlock upgrades to your cars and tracks. One has to love the old school modem connect sounds as your logging in <smiles>.

Atari spared no expense with its smooth flowing graphics and thumping audio sound system! The game features very aggressive, progressive, futuristic music tracks, letting the player select the volume level of the music by tapping the music button. The driver has several views to choose when racing on many tracks. Like every San Francisco RUSH in the series, there are hidden Easter eggs as you fly by at warp speeds to earn coins, and shortcuts on the track. The programers did a fantastic job with this one, and I am sure players will keep returning to play.

Atari has come a long way since Pole Position, that is for sure. Atari has always been a major leader when it comes to driving games in the coin-op industry. Grand titles like Championship Sprint, Badlands, Super Sprint, Road Blasters, Stun Runner, Pole Position, Hard Driven’, Race Driven’, and Radical Bikers in the 80’s and 90’s. Back in the 70’s, they had many successful titles like the Sprint series, the Grand Track series, Night Driver, Le Mans, and several others.

rush-2049As a little kid, I remember seeing the black and white driving games at places like Old Chicago in Bolingbrook, IL, as well at the famous Kiddie Land Amusement Park in Melrose Park, IL. In the 80’s, I was lucky to hang out at the penny arcade that was in downtown Wisconsin Dells. The operator of the games often tossed tons of older games in the back of the arcade as long as they were still working. Hardly anyone played those games; they would rather stand in line to get on 1 of 10 Ms. Pac-Man or Donkey Kong machines (LOL). It was nice to be tall enough to finally try out the 70’s drivers.

I purchased my first driving game back in 1985, the year that Star Worlds Arcade opened. It was this beat up Atari Le Mans machine. I did a lot of clean up and some repairs. I got it up and going not really even thinking the game was 9 years old at that point. The craziness started the first night I launched the title to the gamers. Two girls named Bonnie and Jessica came in with driving gloves on and pretty much told every guy in the arcade that when it was all said and done they would win over everyone! They added the rule that two people could drive, one steering, and the other shifting. For weeks, Le Mans was my number one token earning game in the arcade. Their bark and bite were for real too. They held the top score and if beaten would come right in and take it back! Pole Position II would be the next Atari driver I would buy. I think my Mom about wanted to kill me when she saw what I had spent on a used machine. She quickly realized I knew what I was doing when the machine was a top earner.

We eventually had 6 of them between the arcade and my customer route, both upright and sit down cabinets. Star Worlds still has one upright and one sit down in its collection today. Jumping into the Rush seat and taking Blinky for a ride….

Star Worlds Arcade Facebook Page

October Gamer of the Month Goes To…

vgs-october-gamer-of-the-month-geometry-warsThanks to those who participated, and attempted to participate but were caught up by technical difficulties, in our October Gamer of the Month contest.  We had two official entries – one from Dave Vogt of Gaming World Wide and the other from Michael Sroka, creator of the new podcast Settle it on the Screen – for the contest, but only one Gamer of the Month.

Congratulations to Dave Vogt for setting the first place record via the Wii with a score of 363,025.

Second place goes to Michael Sroka via Xbox 360 with a score of 102,930.

Good job to both of them and congrats to David for being named Video Game Scoreboard’s Gamer of the Month for October.

The 5-minute Retro-Evolved Challenge will be added as a permanent track to our scoreboard.  If you think you can beat either David’s on the Wii or Michael’s on the Xbox 360, we encourage you to do so.

November’s Gamer of the Month Challenge can be found here.

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Gamer of the Month: The October Geometry Challenge


Video Game Scoreboard is pleased to announce the third “Gamer of the Month” challenge – the October Geometry Challenge. Unfortunately, we received no entries for the August Gamer of the Month Challenge, even with the extended deadline, so there is no August/September Gamer of the Month.

The October Geometry Challenge is Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved – 5 minute score challenge on the Xbox 360 or Wii. Please see the rules below for an explanation and the break down.

The Rules:

  1. This month’s competition runs from today, Oct. 6 to Nov. 15, 2013. October winners will be announced in the second half of November, once all scores are verified and places tallied.
  2. Players must submit a recording of their 5 minute record score attempt on Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved via XBLA on the Xbox 360 or via Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved found on the Geometry Wars: Galaxies disc for Wii.
  3. Players may only compete on the Xbox 360 or Wii.  They may ONLY compete on Retro Evolved for this competition. Scores for this game will be added to our variation list under 5 minute challenge and tracked on both Wii and Xbox.  For the purpose of the competition, a combined scoreboard will show the ranks of all players competing together.
  4. Recording rules must be followed.
  5. Timer starts when the play button is hit. Score will be when 5  minute time has finished.
  6. Game ends and score is recorded when 5 minutes is up or when all lives are done, whichever comes first.
  7. Final Score is the score submitted for recording purposes.
  8. Players may submit in any of the ways we accept, however, if you are mailing submissions in, please be sure to have them postmarked no later than Nov. 10, 2013, so we can receive them in time for the Nov. 15 deadline.
  9. The October Geometry Challenge is this: Players get to see how high of a score they can set playing 5 minutes of Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved or the max they get on the lives they have if they run out of lives before 5 minutes.


The Gamer of the Month will receive:

  • VGS T-Shirt
  • Interview for Gamer Profile
  • Named Gamer of the Month for that Month
  • Competes at end of year Gamer of the year Tournament

If you would like to stream your attempts, let us know and we will feature them on our forums.

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