"London vs. Paris" Video Game Contest

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CGEUK Rallies British Gamers to Challenge France to 'London vs Paris'
video game championship in summer 2006

Event Described as a "Video Game Championship to Settle a 650-year-old
Rivalry"

Croydon, London, U.K. -- July 26, 2005 --Video game enthusiasts
throughout Great Britain are gathering at the forthcoming 2005 Classic
Gaming Expo-UK to sign a proclamation that challenges the gamers of
France to a "London vs. Paris" gaming tournament planned for London
during the summer of 2006. The event is described as a video game
championship to "settle a 650-year-old rivalry."

On Friday, August 12th, at 1:00 PM, the 8-foot tall proclamation,
printed on vinyl, will be unveiled during a CGEUK press conference in
Fairfield Hall, in the London suburb of Croydon. The actual signing of
the petition will take place in Fairfield Hall the next day, Saturday,
August 13th, during the course of the 2005 Classic Gaming Expo-UK.
Gamers attending the CGEUK will be invited to sign this proclamation.

"The 'London vs. Paris' event will be conducted in a spirit of fun and
friendship," explains Chris & Christine Milliard, co-founders of the
CGEUK. "The difficult years of past Anglo-Franco conflicts," Chris
Milliard says, "are now long behind us and we can now use the fun and
entertaining medium of the video game as a way to create positive
cultural ties between our two nations."

The contest will be conducted on 10 different games representing all
eras of video game history, including maze games from the coin-op
arcade era to modern console and PC titles. The event will be organized
by the editorial staff of Twin Galaxies' Official Video Game & Pinball
Book of World Records, the official record book for the worldwide
electronic gaming industry (www.twingalaxies.com).

The Classic Gaming Expo-UK, now in its second year, was founded by
Chris and Christine Milliard of London and is described as the UK's
"foremost all-format retro gaming event." Attendees at the CGEUK will
be able to play video game systems from all historical eras -- from the
oldest arcade coin-op classics, like Pac-Man, Donkey Kong and Frogger,
to the greatest home systems, including the Atari 2600 and Commodore
64. The event can be found on the internet at www.cgeuk.com.

Walter Day, editor of Twin Galaxies' book of world records will join
CGEUK's Chris & Christine Milliard in leading a contingent of players
over to France to issue the challenge. Day says: "The completed
proclamation will be hand-delivered to Paris on August 15th -- the
Monday following the CGEUK -- where it will be turned over to members
of the French video game industry who will work on developing a French
team to travel to next year's Classic Gaming Expo-UK (2006) where the
'London vs Paris' tournament will be conducted."

Also among the British entourage traveling to Paris will be Billy
Mitchell, the American gamer who achieved history's first "perfect"
game on Pac-Man and who was declared the "Player-of-the-Century" at the
1999 Tokyo Game Show. Mitchell, who is considered to be the world's
most famous video game player, commissioned artists at his own expense
to create the over-sized proclamation and the logo artwork used for the
challenge. Mitchell says: "I congratulate Chris and Christine Milliard
for their bold creativity in using the CGEUK as a platform for
initiating this positive interaction between France and England."

Twin Galaxies' Walter Day, based in Fairfield, Iowa, USA, notes: "Its
only fitting that we are delivering this proclamation on August 15th,
Napoleon Bonaparte's 236th birthday. He liked challenges like this and
he would have liked to have been here for this."

For more information on the Classic Gaming Expo-UK, contact Chris
Milliard at info@cgeuk.com, or go to www.cgeuk.com on the internet.

Twin Galaxies has been tracking game statistics for the worldwide
electronic gaming industry for nearly 25 years. For more information on
Twin Galaxies, call Walter Day at (641) 472-1949 or go to
www.twingalaxies.com on the internet.
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  1. Archived from groups: rec.games.video.arcade,rec.games.video.arcade.collecting,rec.games.video.arcade.marketplace (More info?)

    i bet 25cents london pulls it off ;)

    -isaac
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    LOL..At first glance I thought I just read "London Vs. Paris VIDEO"
    and thought ANOTHER paris hilton vid was found!

    Got me all excited for nothin.. =(

    - Matt
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