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TOOTING MY OWN HORN

I can’t help tooting my own horn but I just found a hard copy of an email sent to me on January 10, 2000 from Crispin Boyer, my editor at Electronic Gaming Monthly, which at the time was the world’s number one videogame magazine. Crispin stated that they received “loads of positive feedback“ regarding my… Continue reading TOOTING MY OWN HORN

SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT

Apparently videogame historians are a dime a dozen these days. It seems anybody can just write something and claim to be a historian, whether the information they provided is accurate or not. The danger in this is people digest the current information, and if nobody calls it out it’s assumed to be the truth. That… Continue reading SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT

MY ATARI BOOK THAT WAS SABOTAGED

This article was originally written on July 15, 2020, but never published. In light of Curt Vendel’s untimely death on August 30, 2020, I thought I would honor Curt’s memory and release this so everyone would know about a book that we had once planned to write together. For those who don’t know who Curt… Continue reading MY ATARI BOOK THAT WAS SABOTAGED

THE EPSTEIN-NINTENDO CONNECTION

On July 2, 2020, Ghislaine Maxwell, an associate of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested for allegedly aiding Epstein in his nefarious activities. According to the indictment, Maxwell “assisted, facilitated, and contributed to Jeffrey Epstein’s abuse of minor girls.”      While videogamers may take a cursory interest in the Epstein-Maxwell scandal, they would take… Continue reading THE EPSTEIN-NINTENDO CONNECTION

THE FORGOTTEN EPIC

Much has been written about gaming’s first decade, with a particular focus on western innovation and domination. This focus is understandable considering Americans developed the first console, the first arcade games, the first hit videogame, the first system to support programmable games and the first console that was a true mainstream success, among many other… Continue reading THE FORGOTTEN EPIC