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My 2017 classic video game player hall of fame
« on: August 22, 2017, 09:06:20 AM »
This is my dictatorship.  No vote, just me picking every year who deserves to be in my personal video game hall of fame. Is my list fair?  No, but it's fairer than what we have now.
I will mirror baseball, and open with five inductees.

1. Donald Hayes
2. Billy Mitchell
3. Matt Hall
4. Dwayne Richard
5. Todd Rogers
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Re: My 2017 classic video game player hall of fame
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2017, 11:06:09 AM »
So are cheaters allowed in the Hall of Fame provided they are still sufficiently famous?

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Re: My 2017 classic video game player hall of fame
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2017, 11:15:07 AM »
Two PED users in your inaugural class!?  I don't know Riley, that may diminish the prestige of your Hall of Fame to the point that some legitimate players may refuse induction.

...Not actually sure if you can refuse induction to a Hall of Fame, but I'd find it hilarious if longtime MLB HoFers seceded if Bonds got inducted.
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Re: My 2017 classic video game player hall of fame
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2017, 02:35:51 PM »
First off, Todd Rogers Atari 2600 Galaxian score was what got me into TG in the first place.  So I am biased.
2nd off, for Todd it's more for being, "the first professional gamer."  Activision did pay Todd to play at events.  Given how people are making careers out of it now, it's to pay homage to just that alone.  Also I collected for Atari 2600 games at one point.  Todd was the first competitive gamer I knew about.  It was a hard decision, but I included him in the end.
For Billy it's different.  He had five major world records back in the day.  None of these scores have been questioned.   This is more for 1980s Billy Mitchell than modern day Mitchell.  If this was based solely on Billy since 2000 I don't think I put him in.
By the way Bonds and Clemens both got over 50% from the writers last go round.  Also, a main argument was that they were Hall of Famers before the cheating.
By the way, the current IVGHoF has both Todd Rogers as Hall of Famers.  They don't however have Matt Hall, Dwayne Richard, and Donald Hayes as HoFers.  Just food for thought.
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Re: My 2017 classic video game player hall of fame
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2017, 06:06:29 PM »
By the way, the current IVGHoF has both Todd Rogers as Hall of Famers.  They don't however have Matt Hall, Dwayne Richard, and Donald Hayes as HoFers.  Just food for thought.

wow it's almost like you have to be part of some club or something
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Re: My 2017 classic video game player hall of fame
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2017, 07:15:19 PM »
Yes, the over age 50 club.
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