Matt Barton and Woot! featured in St Cloud Times

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I was certainly happy to see that the St. Cloud Times has printed a very nice article about me in today's paper. You can read it here: SCSU professor takes video games to new level. I was really impressed with the reporter David Unze and the very talented photographer Jason Wachter. The article will only be online for a week, so read it while you can! They were excited enough to put it on the front page, above the fold--and very prominent!

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Chris Kennedy
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Congratulations, Matt

Hey, that is pretty cool! Always remember that we'll be here to keep your ego in check. (Just kidding)

I did a short fist-pump when I saw The Secret of Monkey Island mentioned.

I really hope Woot! gets a lot of pub and is seen by many. It is going to take people like you guys to help educate America on the good qualities of video games. We have obviously seen our fair share of news reports and politicians taking stabs at violence and sex in video games. I do not see it as being any different than the same content in movies, music, etc.

But that is not my point in this reply! My point is to say that it is great to see a write-up like this, that I am looking forward to Woot!, and that I hope that IT can see the same sort of media exposure that the negative reports regarding video games have seen over the years. I realize that is unrealistic, but you have to keep the dream alive.

Educate the masses, Matt and Bill. Educate the masses.

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Bill Loguidice
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I wanted to comment to that

I wanted to comment to that one person who commented on how "Vintage Games" really isn't vintage, then went on to rattle on about what they thought was vintage, which was actually in the book. I wanted to provide the link to the TOC. Unfortunately, it seems like I can't get my login credentials confirmed on that Website.

Vintage Games book!
Xbox 360: billlog | Wii: 1345 2773 2048 1586 | PS3: ArmchairArcade
Bill Loguidice, Managing Director | Armchair Arcade, Inc.

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Matt Barton
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Bill Loguidice wrote:

I wanted to comment to that one person who commented on how "Vintage Games" really isn't vintage, then went on to rattle on about what they thought was vintage, which was actually in the book. I wanted to provide the link to the TOC. Unfortunately, it seems like I can't get my login credentials confirmed on that Website.

I wouldn't bother. The comments on that site are notorious. I'm sure that guy didn't even bother looking up the book or anything before lashing out.

Thanks for your inspiring message, ckrtech!

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