Seattle gamer John McAllister is, as of this writing, on pace to break one of the most legendary World Record scores in video gaming history.
When a New Jersey gamer named Scott Safran sat down on November 13, 1982, he turned out a World Record score that has stood since. Safran's 41,336,440 points was so far up there that some said it could never be beaten, requiring a combination of skill and endurance combined with the modern-day reliabilty of 1979 Atari engineering that few were willing to try and tackle.
As many legendary classic gaming records have fallen in the past couple of years, from Donkey Kong to Pac-Man and Frogger, Gorf, Track & Field, and many others, the Asteroids record remained and some said could continue to.
As of 7am Central (5am in his timezone) on April 5, John McAllister has passed the 30,000,000 point mark, a mark that would be third place all time on the Twin Galaxies scoreboard, and is an estimated 11 to 12 hours away from passing the late Safran's legendary score. McAllister already has the record on numerous other classic titles, such as Asteroids Deluxe, Star Castle, and Section Z.
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