In the early days of console gaming we didn't have digital cameras, internet, or email. It was a time of trail blazing, wild west style show downs, and pong. Sure pong has devolved into frat boys bouncing balls into Solo cups full of beer, the only trails being blazed are on the slopes, and the wild west is a trendy genre we revisit in rarity. Still the high score culture lives on. It really was long ago that we'd crowd around arcades trying to leave our initials in the ranking. Some of us working at creative uses of the three letter combo we were provided.
There was a time when you could snap a picture of your TV screen and send the photo to Atari and get a t-shirt for your hard work. Though it was the Activision guys I thought of with patches decorating their jean jackets, covered in high score accolades. As they came into the arcade you knew they meant business, score boards were about to get signed. As I said the high score culture lives on in places like Highscore.com. This website allows users to snap video, screen caps, or photos of their high score and upload it to the site to compete with other users around the world. No longer is the local arcade the only place to show off your Donkey Kong Jr skills.
If you stop by you'll see currently the king of Highscore.com is Cncfreak (A frequent commenter on her under Classic Contagious Gaming), maybe you can take him out?
The above picture is courtesy of Wyat Fuller posted to Reddit.