Being an obvious fan of the arcade days of old I try to keep my failing eyes peeled for anything that might pertain to that era. A couple of very nice documentaries have been made over the last few years and while one, King of Kong, is available on DVD as I type this, the other, Chasing Ghosts, has yet to make its shelf appearance.
For those with Showtime Too though it would seem you are able to enjoy this documentary as it airs this month 02/18/09 at 8:15 am and again on 2/24/09 at 9:00 am.
Chasing Ghosts deals with the 1982 Life Magazine article and photo that showed the then top arcade game players, picked by coin-op referee extraodinaire Walter Day, and follows up on those players and where they are today.
It was this photo that made me believe that we would all be walking around today with silver Atari jackets and quarter holders clipped to our belts. Ah, to be that young again.