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Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade (2007)

1982's Video Game World Champions share their philosophies on joysticks, groupies and life.

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Credited cast:
Walter Day Walter Day ... Himself
Ben Gold Ben Gold ... Himself
Steve Sanders ... Himself
Kent Farries Kent Farries ... Himself
Darren Olsen Darren Olsen ... Himself
Billy Mitchell ... Himself
Ronald Bailey Ronald Bailey ... Himself
Sam Blackburn Sam Blackburn ... Himself
Mark Robichek Mark Robichek ... Himself
Todd Rogers Todd Rogers ... Himself
Robert Mruczek Robert Mruczek ... Himself
Joel West Joel West ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leo Daniels ... Himself
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1982's Video Game World Champions share their philosophies on joysticks, groupies and life.

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Rated R for violence, language and brief drug use

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19 January 2007 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

The 35 hour Nibbler performance submitted to Robert Mruczek by Dwayne Richard was his then second place confirmed record of 883,402,770 points. A large Nibbler controversy is explored in the doc, "Man vs. Snake: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler (2015)." See more »

Alternate Versions

A more complete Screener-version leaked out on the web. It has copyrighted songs instead of the specially made synth-tunes of the retail-version. It also has an extra scene with Rob's "art" collection. See more »

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References The Care Bears in the Land Without Feelings (1983) See more »

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Easier Said Than Done
Performed by Walter Day
Written by Walter Day
Recorded for Chasing Ghosts 2006
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King of Kong is more interesting.
18 August 2010 | by changednameSee all my reviews

I agree with jfgibson73, at times it just seemed like all these guys clapping each other on the back and laughing. I thought The King of Kong had a bit more too it, and not just because of the sensationalising of parts of that movie. I had many suspicions over the accuracy of The King of Kong, it's normal for documentaries like that to exaggerate and I was aware at the time that there was probably no "maliciously taking apart his machine" etc.

I expected this to be better than King of Kong, but it just didn't hold the same interest for me. I think Walter Day came off better in The King of Kong, here he seemed a bit almost regretful of the time he's spent in videogaming. I think they were leading Mr. Awesome to say things, then cutting him off before he had a proper chance to explain what he meant.

The King of Kong glamourized the whole thing a lot more, like the guys maliciously breaking in seemed almost like something the FBI or KGB would do, you know, something that was extremely serious business. I think the whole "That's Amazing" world championship, for example, was lame and way too long. I mean it's segments like that that give videogaming a bad name. It also didn't help that some of them said they completely gave up videogames after their teens. There were some cool things about it, such as the guys showing their houses, collections, families, etc.

Overall, it was a bit like playing a couple of games at once without getting a chance to get into any of them too well. It was plot less and there was no excitement or "outcome" at the end, it was alright.


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