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Chris Kennedy's picture

2009 Houston Arcade Expo

The Houston Area Arcade Group - http://www.arcadecenter.com/ - puts on the Houston Arcade Expo each year. I have attended every year since 2006. Each year I have an absolute BLAST, and this year was no exception. The Expo continues to evolve, and I am more than happy to pay my dues every year. In fact, this year I elected to do a sponsorship. I paid extra to get a T-shirt and two passes for the entire weekend. I was fortunate that my girlfriend was happy to join in the fun. I went twice with her and once by myself. I took a camera and snapped a few photos. (All photos available here: http://picasaweb.google.com/ckrtech/HoustonArcadeExpo2009# )

Bill Loguidice's picture

Pixel Perfect Gaming Reviews our Vintage Games Book

Pixel Perfect Gaming has posted a very nice review of our book, Vintage Games: An Insider Look at the History of Grand Theft Auto, Super Mario, and the Most Influential Games of All Time. Right now it appears on their front page, but here's the direct link to the review article for when it gets bumped down. I won't spoil what the reviewer has to say, but I certainly can't complain on this one. Don't forget, Vintage Games is still available from retailers worldwide, has its official page here, and an Italian edition here. Enjoy!

Bill Loguidice's picture

ClassicGaming.com Reviews our Vintage Games Book

Marty Goldberg and ClassicGaming.com just put up a great review of our book, Vintage Games: An Insider Look at the History of Grand Theft Auto, Super Mario, and the Most Influential Games of All Time, available at booksellers worldwide, including Amazon.com. While I naturally disagree with the reviewer trying to differentiate what a "videogame" and a "computer game" is based on display - I believe anything that generates its own changeable display of a sufficient resolution qualifies as a videogame (in other words get over the word "video" and treat it as the concept it is, making it both past and future proof (which is one of many reasons why I prefer it as a single word) and not beholden to what amounts to Ralph Baer's convenient legal argument) - overall the review is a positive one. Check it out here.

Bill Loguidice's picture

Retro Gamer Magazine and GameRoom Magazine Cover our Vintage Games Book (comments and images)

As previously mentioned, Retro Gamer magazine issue 65, and GameRoom magazine July 2009, covered our book, Vintage Games: An Insider Look at the History of Grand Theft Auto, Super Mario, and the Most Influential Games of All Time, available at booksellers worldwide, including Amazon.com. Well, my copies of each of the magazines came today, and I wanted to share some quick thoughts - including some low quality iPhone photos (to protect their IP naturally; buy your own copies - they're worth it!) - on the magazines.

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Let's Tap (Sega) for Wii

This is the sort of game I am making a point of supporting. For the uninitiated, this is a 5 mini-game compliation where the player controls everything by tapping. The Wii remote is put on a box (any will do - tissue, chocolate(candy) and you tap the box - the remote picks up the vibes and can differentiate from 3 levels of hardness.

Bill Loguidice's picture

First Official Review of our "Vintage Games" Book Posted

Well, it wasn't Slashdot after all, but Gamer's Intuition that got out the first formal review of Vintage Games: An Insider Look at Grand Theft Auto, Super Mario, and the Most Influential Games of All Time. The verdict? It's a hit! The review is available here, so be sure to check it out and all the other great content at Gamer's Intuition.

Matt Barton's picture

Dungeons & Desktops: 2 page review in Juiced.GS

I was very happy to see a great review of Dungeons & Desktops in the December 2008 issue of Juiced.GS, a quarterly Apple II journal. The review is very flattering of the book and made me feel good reading it! I was also very, very impressed with the journal as a whole. It is high quality, with good quality B&W images and a good balance of soft and hardcore information about one of the greatest computers. I'm sure any of you guys into the Apple II will love this journal and should subscribe right away.

Matt Barton's picture

Rogue Leaders: MUST BUY

I just got my review copy of Rogue Leaders. I intend to write a full-length review in the next week or so, but I can definitely say right now that this is a book that NO, I repeat, NO, fan of LucasArts games will want to miss. It's beautifully produced; top quality, and jam-packed with amazing images, game design plans, interviews, photos of all kinds...You'd have to basically be nuts not to order this one right away. I'm very impressed (blown away, really) and can't wait to delve more into it.

Matt Barton's picture

Jack Keane Adventure Game Review Up

Jack KeaneJack KeaneACG has posted my review of Jack Keane, an adventure game in the style of Monkey Island. Check it out if you get a chance; in short, I thought the game was excellent and well worth your money if you're a fan of the genre (or even if you're not!). It's a little "sexier" than what you might expect, but I certainly didn't mind that--we're not all 10, after all.

You can purchase the download for the game here for only $20. Not a bad deal IMHO.

Rowdy Rob's picture

My First MMORPG: "Perfect World"

My First MMORPG: "Perfect World"
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I've played a fair share of solo CRPG's, but I came across an MMORPG that seemed quite inviting and well-worth test-running. That MMORPG is called Perfect World, a new Chinese-mythology-themed MMORPG released by "Perfect World International," and is said by many to be quite competitive with, if not surpassing, other MMORPG's such as "World of Warcraft." On top of that, it's FREE to play; the service company makes its money by selling you bonus items and services (completely optional). Although it's genuinely free, "Perfect World" is a REAL, commercially-developed MMORPG; it's the real deal, and not just some freeware wannabe.

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