It’s the time of the year when gaming companies send me Christmas cards. Um, thanks? You didn’t have to, really. Or at least just send an e-card, because I’m chucking these Santa-Yoda cards and fancy cursive well-wishes in the trash recycling bin.
Steve Sanders, one of the first competitive professional gamers during the 1980s arcade boom, now holds a world record in his best game: Joust. He and his son, Isaiah (pictured), recently set the tandem high score record, with 745,000.
On the third floor of the Hynes Convention centre in Boston, visitors to the Penny Arcade Expo East get to visit an actual arcade, filled with free-to-play arcade cabinets and pinball machines, just like mother used to make.