Saturday, May 31, 2014

Centipede: Infestation

I'm having a blast (literally and figuratively) with this third-person shooter I found recently in a Wal-Mart clearance bin for just $5.00. You never know how these classic arcade-influenced games are going to be (Galaga for the PS1 was terrible, for example, while I enjoyed Frogger Returns for the Wii). Centipede: Infestation is a cross of sorts between Centipede and Robotron: 2084. It's fast paced and fun. Nothing too complicated, just a good, old fashioned shooter that will keep you on your toes.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The 100 Greatest Console Video Games: 1977-1987

The 100 Greatest Console Video Games: 1977-1987 is now at the printers, meaning the release of the book is only a month or two away. You can pre-order your copy today. As always, thanks for reading!

There have been many top 100 books before, but rarely one like this. Here are the best of the early video games, shown in over 400 color photos and described in incredible detail in the entertaining and informative text. Each game's entry features production history, critical commentary, quotes from industry professionals, gameplay details, comparisons to other games, and more. This book celebrates the very best of the interactive entertainment industry's games from this highly crucial, fondly remembered decade. This pivotal period was marked by the introduction of the indispensable Atari 2600, Odyssey2, and Intellivision, the unleashing of the underrated Vectrex, the mind-blowing debut of the next-gen ColecoVision and Atari 5200, plus the rebirth of the industry through Nintendo's legendary juggernaut, the NES. Whether you're young or old, new to the hobby or a hardcore collector, this book will introduce you to or remind you of some of the greatest, most historically important games ever released.