Video Game Trading Card Spotlight – Shawne Vinson


Our subsequent Trading Card Spotlight options Shawne Vinson who at the moment is displayed on card quantity 440, from the Superstars of 2013 Collection.  He is also featured on cards 1076, 2412, and 3200.   Shawne, who is identified as the “Nintendo Master of Sacramento, can be observed in the 2016 Edition of Guinness Book of Globe Records – Gamers Edition.  With a lot of globe record scores on the Twin Galaxies scoreboard, Shawne is generally motivated to break ore records and be the finest gamer in his hometown.   He just beat the two challenging challenging mini shooting games, which no 1 has ever completed, Swan Shooter and Evening Strike. It is known as the Furu Furu Park and it is on Wii.  A single of his games he is at the moment operating on setting records for are the puzzle games, such as Super Bust-A-Move.  You can see Shawne on his YouTube Channel “ShawneTheGreatGamer”. You can also uncover out a lot more about Shawne on his video adventure story of his gaming profession and culture. “Shawne Vinson’s Video Game Journeys”.

What are your opinions about today’s generation of video games?  How do you evaluate them to older, classic games?

I was performing performing a globe record for highest scores and winning streaks, even I will capable to figure out to destiny for my video game journey, and I’m going to attempt for the video game globe tournaments, and championships…I know I can do it for the finest gaming, from now on.

As for an older classic games, in the 90’s and 2000’s, some games was targeting at Game Crazy Retailer from Hollywood Video and even EB Games, when it was just had a preowned price tag and MVP was a service provided by GameCrazy which supplied shoppers with a 10% discount on made use of games and accessories as nicely as a 10% raise in video game trade-in worth.

Do you recall your initial video game / arcade you played and what do you recall about it?

My initial playing arcade was Millipede when I was five and my property game console was Jr. Pac-Man and Commando on the Atari 2600 when I was six.

Did you ever feel when you have been younger you would be on a Video Game Trading card? 

Not specifically. I was just…make my only the starting of my look for the video game trading card, when I was in 2013. Even if I’ll do my finest aspect of the gaming history.

Have you ever received any media coverage for your look on the Trading Card?  If so, exactly where?

I was in the Sacramento Raw Radio Show, when I’m interviewing for my story, it was back in March 13th, 2013, June 23th 2013, and August sixth, 2013 at J’aime Deorosan’s Style Show Occasion from Downtown Sacramento. Specifically I have some a lot more interviews of a lot more for the look at the Video Game trading card award ceremonies and Arcade Expo three., four., and five. from Banning, California.

When did you initial meet Walter Day and exactly where was it at?

I was in a chat on the internet at twin galaxies from the America On the web. It was back in 2004, and I ultimately meet him at the Museum of Pinball from Banning, California back in October 15th, 2015.

If you could describe Walter Day in 1 word, what would that word be and why?

Video Game Hero.  Mainly because I will continue his legacy. And I have risked for my humanitarian spirit and operate on my video game journey. As from now on, I guess I generally just wanted to be a “Video Game Hero”.

Are you nevertheless involved with gaming nowadays, and what function do you play?

Yes. I also have my duty for my video game journey, as lengthy as I designed.  And I just determined to my destiny. Video games was life, it was my other diverse time for the starting and I just created my personal journey, when I was imagining for my benefit, at least I was great at it.  And I adore to play Puzzle Bobble/Bust-A-Move game of the series from Taito, like two, three, four, Super Bust-A-Move 1 &amp two, Space Bust-A-Move, Bust-A-Move BASH, and a lot more. And my target is to turn into a Bust-A-Move/Puzzle Bobble Champ or a Puzzle Master.

What is your favored transportable gaming device and why?

Mainly because I adore Game Boy Advance, it tends to make me so wise, as lengthy as I ever find out for the intelligence.

Do you choose Computer or Console gaming and why?

I would likely just play “Every” Nintendo console. But any diverse game consoles sound okay for me. At least I’ll give it my finest shot.

What games nowadays do you play and what are your favored genres of games?

I just adore Puzzle Bobble/Bust-A-Move games of the series, and even the video games of the 90’s and 2000’s.

If you could personal 1 arcade game or pinball game, what would it be and why? 

I will capable get the Ultracade or International Arcade someday. It is a revolutionary multi-game video arcade machine that lets you choose and play
hundreds of LICENSED and LEGAL video arcade game classics from main game makers,
and is created with the industrial owner/operator in thoughts but can also be made use of in the property.

Which console business is your favored and why?  Nintendo, Sony, Sega, or Microsoft?

Mainly because I adore Nintendo. Nintendo is the most 1 of the coolest names of the video games and consoles. Even it is been created of the gaming business and the most influential in the business, as lengthy is I loved. So anyway, I need to know to deal with and gather some stuff. I went to shop and shop to order go on the world wide web, and is got all these Nintendo cool stuff, like T-Shirts, cool hats, cool belt buckles, notebooks, pajamas sets, wall decorations, wallets, folders, notebooks, and of course video games! And Nintendo comes up for cool new stuff all the time, even a specific reward also. It is attainable to retain up with. And is a cool the finest way to be, as an alternative of gaming.

What does it take to be a Video Game Journalist?

Basically, I would do my finest for information of the a variety of genres of diverse games would be crucial, I feel.

How does video game music influence games previous and present?

I’m only just listen to the video game music and even with a video game remix, electro, and techno music.

Are video games aimed primarily at young children, adolescents or adults?

My brothers and sisters and I fell in adore with playing video games, when we have been little ones, from back in the 90’s.

Do you think some Video Games are also violent and lead to violence in America nowadays?

Not specifically. I’m not interested as an alternative of also violence for video games.

Do you choose playing video games alone, against pals or on the internet against the globe and why?

Mainly because I adore to play video games with Wi-Fi, a gaming network on the internet, and gaming reside stream ever given that when I was alone. And men and women will may well get to know me in all more than the globe. Even great point is they have a video game tournament a gaming network on the internet, when I just won currently as an alternative of two occasions from a even though ago.

Which business tends to make the finest games and why?

Taito of course. Taito just created Bubble Bobble was in 1986 as an alternative of reputation. Even Puzzle Bobble a.k.a. Bust-A-Move series is 1 of my favored, and it tends to make me for getting wise as nicely.

Do you find out something from playing video games?

I play the NES and the arcade when I was eight years old, I delight in and find out about the history of video games ever given that when I was 17. Even I just adore reading a video game magazine a lot also. Specifically

Are video games great for relieving pressure?

Yes. I was just ultimately beat the game with no continues for each Puzzle Bobble/Bust-A-Move game for higher scores. Specifically I find out it for beating each adventure game also.

Do you like it when Hollywood tends to make a film from the video game?

Yes. It was known as The Wizard the video game film. At least it was my favored, and it was back in 1989. It a story about a boy and a girl requires his hidden-genius tiny brother to the video game championships in Los Angeles.

Who is your favored video game character and what tends to make that character specific?

Bubblun &amp Bobblun (Bub &amp Bob) are adorably remarkable. Even I just like got distinction in between of their bubble powers and Rainbow Powers, when they have been humans.

What springs to thoughts when you hear the term ‘video games’?

I was just browsing for the arcades, anytime, anyplace, and spending time for my life. Even the video game evening at the café, when I was getting a gaming business.

Of these five elements video games, which is the most vital to you and why?  Gameplay, Atmosphere, Music, Story, Art style

I like to make a excellent excellent story about me for my adventure, even I currently have just name of it too…….”Shawne Vinson’s Video Game Journeys”. That is me.

Do you uncover boss battles to be the finest aspect of a video game?

Yes. Just a each adventure and fighting game. At least I just feel good for great.

What is your favored single player game and favored multiplayer game?

I just adore to play Bust-A-Move ’99 on Nintendo 64 for a single play when it has a distinction in between for a excellent level. Even the “Edit Mode” I make each level by myself. As for my favored multiplayer game I play Bust-A-Move BASH! On Wii, when it is got eight players, as I’m great at it so completely.

If you can style your personal game, what would it be about and who would be the key character?

I just have my personal specific Nintendo concept for the ghost kind to identified, as the “Boos”. It was primarily based on Super Mario.  And the key character name is…Lady Bow.

Exactly where do you see Video gaming in the subsequent 20 years?

I just heard all about the video game tournaments and championships for a even though. You see, a lot of generations have passed. Gamers have to compete and win battles, highest scores, winning streak, and even a finest time of speed runs. At the quantity of referees and adjudicators in the value of the historical contribution to qualify for the video game tournaments, championships, and globe records. At least I gotta do it from now on. Ya know it is my video game journey.

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Todd Friedman is heavily involved in the video game neighborhood. He is at the moment writing for Old College Gamer Magazine, RetroGaming Occasions and The Walter Day Collection. He has Co-Promoted the Video Game Summit in Illinois for the previous 11 Years. Todd is an avid video game collector with more than 3550 console games and 35 systems. He holds more than 60 globe records on the Nintendo Wii game DJ Hero. Todd is also the ChairPerson of the Nomination Commitee for the International Video Game Hall of Fame.


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