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Iowa Aims to Establish International Video Game Hall of Fame 60

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the this-is-my-graceland dept.
eldavojohn writes "Anyone who's seen King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters knows that Ottumwa, Iowa is the Dodge City of video games. Yesterday, 3,500 people showed up to the kick-off speech that announced the intent to build the International Video Game Hall of Fame right there. Radio Free Iowa states Ottumwa's desire to become the 'video game capital of the world' and held a Halo 3 and Guitar Hero tournament there yesterday. Will this town of 25,000 residents secure the title?"
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Iowa Aims to Establish International Video Game Hall of Fame

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  • Re:Makes sense (Score:3, Informative)

    by jshackney (99735) on Friday August 14, 2009 @09:27PM (#29073087) Homepage

    Actually, I travel to Iowa at least once a week from Michigan. I can't speak for Ottumwa (I've wanted to head down to Twin Galaxies to take a picture, but haven't had time), but Iowa City, Coralville, Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, and Dubuque are all decent places to be. I've even spent a little time in a tiny town called Perry. Now, that's a place where there's not much to do. But it's still cool, they have the only hotel I've stayed at with a two lane bowling alley [hotelpattee.com] in the basement that is still functional.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday August 16, 2009 @11:23AM (#29083585)

    This Iowa thing is an absolute joke. For those who do not know, there is a REAL museum that really exists as something other than a pipe dream.

    http://www.classicarcademuseum.org/

    It is located at the Funspot Family Entertainment Center in NH. It has been rated as the largest arcade in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records.

    http://www.funspotnh.com/

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