Friday, March 9, 2018

SNES Omnibus Contributor Spotlight #13 - William Culver

William “Willie” Culver is a super nice guy, a friend, and an uber-podcaster and YouTuber, hosting a variety of entertaining shows. One of these was the late, lamented ColecoVisions Podcast, where I was lucky enough to co-host with Willie and my buddy John “Gamester81” Lester. The three of us had a blast talking about the greatest video game console of all time, and we will appear together at the Corgs retro gaming convention in Columbus, Ohio on June 2. Thanks to Willie for my time on the ColecoVisions podcast, and for writing some fun stories for my SNES Omnibus book project.

Below is Willie’s bio from The SNES Omnibus: The Super Nintendo and Its Games, Vol. 1(A-M), which you can pre-order direct with early bird bonuses HERE.

William Culver began gaming at an early age; his first console was a Unisonic Tournament 2000 Pong clone. He’s been in the coin-op scene since he was five, back when arcades were filled with electromechanical games. His father was friends with the local arcade owner, so he spent a lot of time there learning how the games worked and how to repair them. He did this up through the mid-1980s. In addition to video games, William likes classic toys. To share his passion for both hobbies, he hosts a YouTube show called Arcade USA. He hosts a number of podcasts as well, including ColecoVisions Podcast, Atari 5200 Super Community Podcast, The Channel F Files, Vectrex Radio, and The Toy Tomb Podcast.

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