Thursday, August 26, 2004

We are the champions

The story unfolds...

"Once they discovered each other, they spent their parent's fortunes on long distance phone calls, talking about video games until dawn. Some players had secret boxes they used to place unbilled phone calls and, at night, would make conference calls with as many as fifteen players on the line at the same time. Then they would do their pranks, calling other unsuspecting players and razzing them.

"Beginning with the LIFE photo session, the phone tribe lit up Twin Galaxies' phone lines every night. This initial clique of seventeen kids would number close to one hundred players by 1985, mostly as members of the U.S. National Video Game Team."