Friday, January 19, 2018

My Latest for CultureMap Fort Worth - PopNerdTV



Check out my latest for PopNerdTV, a fun website and YouTube channel catering to movie, comic book, and video game fans. You can read it HERE.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Video Game Dads Podcast Interview

I was on the Video Game Dads Podcast recently. We talk about my video game books and my background in gaming. It was a blast and a distinct honor being on the show. Listen in at the 1:27 mark for my interview, or listen to the entire show for more content. You can check it out HERE.


Sunday, January 7, 2018

My Appearance on Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon -- Encyclopedia of KISS Interview



I had the distinct honor of being on Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon, a terrific podcast by a music industry insider. We talk about one of our favorite rock bands, KISS, and about my book, Encyclopedia of KISS. My interview is broken up into two segments--listen in at the 2:20 mark and then skip ahead to the 1:03:00 mark (or just listen to the whole thing for other cool content). One thing I misspoke about was meeting KISS during the 1990s. I actually meant the mid-late 1980s. Listen to the interview HERE.


Monday, January 1, 2018

Digital Versions of My Books

Print is far from dead, but most of my books do have digital versions. You can "look inside" the books on Amazon and get more info by clicking on the links below:


Check out the digital version of The 100 Greatest Console Video Games: 1977-1987 by clicking HERE.


Check out the digital version of Retro Pop Culture A to Z by clicking HERE.

Check out the digital version of Classic Home Video Games 1972-1984 by clicking HERE.


Check out the digital version of Classic Home Video Games 1985-1988 by clicking HERE.


Check out the digital version of Classic Home Video Games 1989-1990 by clicking HERE.


And you can check out the digital version of my KISS Encyclopedia by clicking HERE.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Old School Gamer Magazine #2 - READ for FREE



There's a great new publication called Old School Gamer Magazine, featuring an all-star cast of writers, including Leonard Herman, Michael Thomasson, Walter Day, and yours truly, plus art by Thor Thorvaldson. Features in #2 include the Portland Retro Gaming Expo, When President Reagan Almost Came to Twin Galaxies, The Pinball Hall of Fame, The King of Kong, Beauty & the Beast (Intellivision), Donkey Kong (ColecoVision), The Nintendo Odyssey(!), and much more. You can read the second issue for FREE by clicking HERE

If you missed #1, you can read it for FREE by clicking HERE.

And you can subscribe to Old School Magazine (print plus online) HERE.

My New Freelance Writing Gig - CultureMap Fort Worth



As a full-time freelance writer, I keep plenty busy writing articles and books, but like most freelancers, I'm always looking for more outlets to ply my trade. My latest gig is with CultureMap Fort Worth, and my first article for them is about Galactic Gamez, a new retro video game store on the west side of Fort Worth. You can read it HERE. Thanks for reading!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

The Top 100 Video Games - Flux Magazine - Space Invaders #1



While researching for the second volume of The SNES Omnibus, I ran across this interesting list of The 100 Top Video Games, according to Flux Magazine #4, which was published in 1995. Space Invaders beats out Zelda for the #1 spot, and the Atari 2600 and Intellivision get some love. Curiously, in their 25 worst list at the end of the article, they list the great arcade games Pengo and Q*bert at #2 and #3 respectively. Weird. Anyhow, click on each image to check it out.