Released in 2019 by Good Deal Games/Homebrew Heaven at Portland Retro Gaming Expo Pro Golf, written by Edward Smith, was the first manual I created that didn’t mimic the design of a former videogame company. This was the third manual that I did for Michael Thomasson of Homebrew Heaven so I used the Odyssey2 template…… Continue reading PRO GOLF
Game informer – February 2015 After Ralph Baer passed away on December 6, 2014, Game Informer asked me to write this tribute to him. This is one of my favorites pieces that I have ever written. And the photo I provided is also one of my favorites of him. In 2010 I was invited to…… Continue reading A TRIBUTE TO RALPH BAER
Video Game Trader – Fall 2013 I was an editor for Video Game Trader and this is the only article that I penned for them. Michael Thomasson is a close friend and I was invited as an expert witness to his house to count his large videogame collection for the Guinness Book of Records. As…… Continue reading GOING FOR THE RECORD
Edge – April 2009 Ted Dabney was the cofounder of Atari along with Nolan Bushnell. Unfortunately Nolan was the voice of the company and anything that was said concerning the company came from Nolan, whether it was true or not. Ted sold his half of the company to Nolan after two years but for the…… Continue reading THE UNTOLD ATARI STORY
Manci Games – May 2004 Manci Games was a new magazine founded by Jason Mercer. Unfortunately it only last two issues. For this first issue I wrote this article called The Nintendo… Workboy. The second issue featured my first Game Scholar column. And in case you were wondering, the title of the magazine came from…… Continue reading THE NINTENDO… WORKBOY!
Electronic Gaming Monthly – December 2003 Where do ideas for articles come from? In some cases I come up with them and propose them to the magazine, or in other cases an editor at a magazine may approach me. In this case, my editor at EGM approached me about an article about collecting videogames. The…… Continue reading INSTANT EXPERT: COLLECTING
Electronic Gaming Monthly – May 2002 Another piece that I remember very little about. I don’t know if I proposed it to EGM or if they proposed it to me. Here’s two emails regarding the article. email-threadDownload And here’s the article in work. I don’t think this was completed and I don’t have a record…… Continue reading WHEN PLAY TIME’S OVER
Electronic Gaming Monthly – December 2001 This piece is a mystery to me as I had nothing to do with it and yet I received co-billing. It looks like it was pieced together from my earlier Ralph Baer article but the question I’ve always asked myself is why? This was published less than two years…… Continue reading WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
Pocket Games – Summer 2001 My editors at Electronic Gaming Monthly magazine asked me to do this piece about the history of handhelds for this special Pocket Games magazine, in anticipation with the release of Nintendo’s Gameboy Advance. i-wanna-hold-your-handDownload
Gamespot – January 2001 My final piece for Gamespot but this one is my favorite. part-1-introduction-1Download part-2-system-compatibleDownload part-3-peripheral-compatibleDownload part-4-built-in-compatibilityDownload part-5-a-brief-history-of-incompatibilityDownload