NATIONAL JOUSTMASTER TO BREAK RECORD AT THE NATIONAL VIDEOGAME MUSEUM

Lonnie McDonald, the Joustmaster, aims to post high score on Joust video arcade game

WHAT: World record holder, Joustmaster Lonnie McDonald will visit the National Videogame Museum (NVM) to set a new record on the Joust arcade machine, located in the museum’s 80s-themed arcade called Pixel Dreams. An early 80s champ on the arcade classic, McDonald began his quest in the summer of 2011 and continues it to this very day. He is an inductee at the International VideoGame Hall of Fame, a team member on the U.S. National VideoGame Team and holds multiple world records.

McDonald’s goal is to play NVM’s Joust machine to 9,999,999 as his 150th machine played to the defeat of the external counter. This task will take about 4.5 hours of play time. This will be McDonald’s 150th Joust machine played.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Between 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

WHERE: Frisco Discovery Center
8004 N. Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, Texas 75034
Free parking

About the National Videogame Museum
The National Videogame Museum is the only museum in America dedicated to the history of the videogame industry. It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that brings together the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) values within videogames. These values are presented both as an entertainment medium and a career path as a highly interactive, entertaining and educational experience. The NVM archive is unparalleled in size and comprised of dozens of one-of-a-kind artifacts, in addition to more than 100,000 pieces of rotating videogame hardware, software, documentation and memorabilia. The center is available for corporate events, birthday parties, field trips and research studies and is open to the public six days a week. For more information, visit www.nvmusa.org.

Admission: $12; $10 children 10 and under, military, educators, seniors (Valid ID required upon purchase of military, educators and seniors tickets.)

General hours: Monday (closed); Tuesday – Thursday (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.); Friday – Saturday (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.); Sunday (noon – 5 p.m.)

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