My Interview in the Suburban Newspaper, Video-game nirvana

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For those interested, the online version of my interview in this week's Old Bridge - Sayreville Suburban newspaper has now been posted. In it, I talk to Suburban's staff writer Sam Slaughter about videogames, my books, and the feature film documentary I'm working on, among other things. At some point I'll release the extended transcript as we covered a lot more ground than could fit in a newspaper feature, but for now I'd love to hear any feedback you might have in the mean-time.

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Matt Barton
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Well done, Bill!

Well done, Bill!

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Mark Vergeer
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Nice read!

Wow our Bill is featured in a newspaper article! Way to go Bill! Very nice interview.

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Bill Loguidice
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Mark Vergeer wrote:

Wow our Bill is featured in a newspaper article! Way to go Bill! Very nice interview.

Thanks. I grew up in Sayreville, which is where that newspaper is targeted to. That's why there's the reference to the high school.

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Rob Daviau
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Very cool Bill!

Very cool Bill!

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clok1966
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380!

I had no idea there where even close to that many systems, 380! Maybe you have done somthing before, but do you have any writes up on the collection? I know I saw some pics (and matts Chat also has some awsome box backgrounds, i do know you 2 are different areas (err right?)) of some of your setup. Maybe Im just a video game geek (especially the old stuff) but more info on all those (pics are always a Big plus) systems would just be fun.. Like i asy maybe its here someplace and I just havent seen it.

And its cool (the paper interview) it always seem when they do those pieces they find some way to ..how do I put it.. make game collecting (or collecting of any sort) seem like the person is sorta "crazy" in some way.. That was a fairly long read that didnt get to geeky, stayed interesting and made you seem normal.. hehe.

Bill Loguidice
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clok1966 wrote:

I had no idea there where even close to that many systems, 380! Maybe you have done somthing before, but do you have any writes up on the collection? I know I saw some pics (and matts Chat also has some awsome box backgrounds, i do know you 2 are different areas (err right?)) of some of your setup. Maybe Im just a video game geek (especially the old stuff) but more info on all those (pics are always a Big plus) systems would just be fun.. Like i asy maybe its here someplace and I just havent seen it.

I haven't updated in a while. I should do a new video soon on my collection. Here is an up-to-date listing of my systems and it should be fairly accurate: http://www.billandchristina.com/vgamecomp/systems.htm . As you can see, when I say "systems", I merely mean platforms, and there are many variations on the same system.

I also have a listing of just my boxed computer software, which is fairly complete and obviously does not include any of the non-computer boxed software (consoles, handhelds, etc.) or any of the loose items: http://www.billandchristina.com/vgamecomp/bcompsoft.htm

Matt lives in Minnesota, I live in New Jersey. I think we've only met in person four times.

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I guess i was thinking

I guess i was thinking difffernt models of platforms (2600 with 6 switchs, with 4 and so on) I see you have sme repeats (non the less, almost sureal all those machines!). I have sevreal of them myslef, but no where near your collection, I'm pretty complete on the console side up till the late 80's, I dont have alot of the handheld nintendo stuff (still only own a DSi as far as Nintendo handhelds go). And most like the lynx (personal favorite) i only have my original model 1 (the big one). The home PC side, wow!.. Kypro! TI994A... some of those odd balls.. (that i actually have too).

yes I must admit that is an incredible list hardware wise. Mine has been boxed up for years, Apartment dwelling makes digging it out a huge hassle... I still dig my intellivisions out and play Discs of Tron and Night stalker, AD&D, etc from time to time.. but otherwise a PC with emulation is just so much easier.

the list of software make me just sad.. I had 100's of games but the box and such , room was just killing me and i had to let it all go (boxes) i kept all the games, manuals, and soft protection (wheels, etc). its al in folders, labled. but never played anymore (emulation again). I did hang onto my console boxes, thankfully they kept to a relativly small size throughtout there life, well except the early CD stuff (3DO, long boxes).

Thanks for sharing the links.. Now just start doing the history one each of them (start with hardware first) ehheh...

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Great interview.

Excellent interview. You came across extremely well, Bill. In fact, you came across so well that it made me wonder how the interview was conducted. Your arguments, opinions, and general eloquence was so great that it made me doubt that the interview was conducted verbally (by phone or direct contact with the interviewee). Was it done through email or other written means? Few people are that eloquent off-the-cuff.

Still, you came across as a great advocate and proponent of videogaming, without coming across as "geeky" to the general reader. It was a great read.

Bill Loguidice
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Yes, this was an e-mail

Yes, this was an e-mail interview. They typically are, though when Matt and I spoke with the Southwest Airlines columnist that was old school, over the phone. Like I said, the upside to an e-mail interview is that I can release the extended transcript at some point. With a half dozen or so of these things behind me (I hope some of the others hit soon), there's a pattern developing, i.e., there seems to be a common theme to the questions, so the answers are becoming more practiced as I've had time to think about them more and my own perspective.

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