Phosphor Dot Fossils: The DVD now available

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Bill Loguidice
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Earl Green dropped us a note:

"Hi Bill, just wanted to let you know that the Phosphor Dot Fossils DVD, over four years in the making, is finally available for purchase. It's been shown since the 2004 Oklahoma Video Gaming Exhibition, and even back then I was asked if it would be for sale. After a complete re-edit and the addition of tons of new material, it's finally available. Here's a brief rundown:

See The Games In Action
Actual video clips of dozens of games in action, from 1971's "Computer Space" through the dawn of the NES era, accompanied by fascinating game-by-game historical notes. A detailed menu system lets you search year-by-year to jump directly to whichever game you want to see. It's a "video book" and a celebration of the sights and sounds of video gaming's history all in one.

Vintage Commercials
Including Apple's famous "1984" Macintosh ad, the "Have You Played Atari Today?"campaign, William Shatner beaming into a VIC-20 commercial, and ultra-rarities such as the "Dig Dug" ad that appeared in theaters, not seen since 1982! This will be the first time you've ever been happy to see advertisements on a DVD.

Rare Hardware, Iconic Controllers
From the Magnavox Odyssey's light gun to the Atari 2600 joystick to Intellivision's keypads to the Famicom D-pad controllers, see how keeping your fingers on the pulse of the game has evolved. Also glimpse rare hardware such as Adventurevision, Puppy Pong and the pre-2600 Atari console that never hit the stores, along with long-lost specimens of video game toys and memorabilia.

Over four years in the making, Phosphor Dot Fossils is an audiovisual celebration of the evolution and innovation of arcade games, home video games and computer games. If you missed the early all-time greats and haven't found them for your collection, don't worry - PDF puts it all at your fingertips, with a fast pace, a retro-circuit-tastic look and an original musical score.

More information can be found at:
www.thelogbook.com/phosphor/pdf-dvd/

Thanks!

Earl Green"

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Bill Loguidice
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It came...
Seb wrote:

Let us know if it's any good... i'm thinking of ordering it.

Well, it did arrive, but I have yet to pop it in and check it out. It comes in a clear slimline DVD case with color insert, with a handwritten label on the DVD (in black marker). It would have been nice if the author used a Lightscribe or compatible drive (I vastly prefer that now) for the DVD label, but what can you do? Outside of that, superficially it's pretty much what I expected. I'll try the actual content out soon...



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Seb
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Let us know if it's any

Let us know if it's any good... i'm thinking of ordering it.

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I second that.
Oldschoolgamer wrote:

I found out about this at DP forums, looked good so I just went ahead and ordered!

I ordered it too. I'm unsure of the quality, frankly, but for $20 shipped it's worth it on the bullet points alone (plus the fact that I believe in supporting all kinds of homebrew stuff).



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Rob Daviau
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I found out about this at DP

I found out about this at DP forums, looked good so I just went ahead and ordered!

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