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Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade (2007)

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


Lincoln Ruchti
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Credited cast:
Walter Day Walter Day ... Self
Ben Gold Ben Gold ... Self
Steve Sanders ... Self
Kent Farries Kent Farries ... Self
Darren Olsen Darren Olsen ... Self
Billy Mitchell ... Self
Ronald Bailey Ronald Bailey ... Self
Sam Blackburn Sam Blackburn ... Self
Mark Robichek Mark Robichek ... Self
Todd Rogers Todd Rogers ... Self
Robert Mruczek Robert Mruczek ... Self
Joel West Joel West ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leo Daniels ... Self


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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Did You Know?


Eric Ginner, the player from the center of the LIFE Magazine photo, refused to take part in the film. Ginner's gaming accomplishments were featured in 100s of early 80s media outlets, and he won the 1981 Centipede World Championships. 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 »


Features 1942 (1984) See more »


Easier Said Than Done
Performed by Walter Day
Written by Walter Day
Recorded for Chasing Ghosts 2006
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A Look Back 30 Years to the Arcade Days...
25 September 2012 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

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

I enjoyed the discussion of how to make the buttons react faster by using an electric knife, a pencil, or the double tap. I cannot say I was ever so devoted to games that I felt I needed to speed up my response time. Is this devotion? Obsession? A waste of time? Hmmm.

I also loved Billy Mitchell's mullet, and the trash talking from the "Missile Command" champion Mister Awesome, who has an obsession with phallic objects. There is something seriously wrong with that guy. Mitchell may not deserve to be famous, but you cannot fault the guy for taking advantage of opportunities that come his way. Awesome, on the other hand, seems to have a warped sense of his own importance... the costume and comic book take any bit of respectability gaming might have and throws it away.

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19 January 2007 (USA) See more »

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