Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Foreword by Brett Weiss

This year I had the distinct honor of writing the forewords to two very cool video game-related projects: The Bits of Yesterday, a documentary on collecting vintage video games featuring such celebs as Pat Contri and James Rolfe, and The Minds Behind the Games, a book featuring interviews with developers of such classics as Mortal Kombat, NBA Jam, and Yars' Revenge.
 The Bits of Yesterday was directed by Darrin Peloquin while The Minds Behind the Games was authored by Patrick Hickey, Jr. Both are great ambassadors for the retro gaming community.

Click on the image to read my foreword to The Bits of Yesterday:

Click on the images read my foreword to The Minds Behind the Games:

Monday, August 20, 2018

NOW AVAILABLE! - The SNES Omnibus: The Super Nintendo and Its Games, Vol. 1 (A-M) with FREE MAGAZINE

You can now purchase a signed copy of The SNES Omnibus direct from me, Brett Weiss, and you will receive a copy of Old School Gamer Magazine #5, which is the new issue, for free. Simply PayPal $59.98 to brettw105@sbcglobal.net, and I will send you The SNES Omnibus (signed) and the magazine. Thanks!

*Write-ups for 350+ games *2,000+ full-color photos *Nostalgic stories from famous gamers *History *Reviews *Memories *Fun Facts *Essays *Quotes from vintage magazines *And more!

416 pgs. - 230,000+ words - Large Format (9x12) - Deluxe hardcover coffee table book with dust jacket

For more info about the book, click HERE.

Click on the image below for a closer look. Click HERE for a bigger and even closer look at several pages via Amazon.

Free magazine with purchase of The SNES Omnibus!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

SNES Omnibus Vol. 1 Book Reading!

The super talented Chris Baker has created a reading of my new book, The SNES Omnibus Vol. 1. More specifically, the chapter focusing on The Death and Return of Superman. You can watch the video in full screen by clicking HERE.

SNES Omnibus Writer Spotlight #28 - John Szczepaniak

John Szczepaniak is my kind of cat: a prolific author and journalist writing about video games. He has thoroughly explored a subject I know little about: the inner workings of Japanese game development. I'm grateful to John for his informative and entertaining contributions to the SNES Omnibus project. Judging by our interactions online, John is also a nice guy and a solid citizen. Thanks, John!

John Szczepaniak has been a journalist for over 15 years and has interviewed more than 180 people. He is also a novelist and copy editor. His trilogy of interview books, The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers, is available on Amazon and totals nearly a million words detailing previously undocumented secrets about your favorite Japanese games, direct from the developers themselves. He’s written for Gamasutra, Game Developer Magazine, Retro Gamer, GamesTM, Official PlayStation Magazine, The Escapist and Hardcore Gaming101, plus over a dozen other outlets.

Monday, August 6, 2018

VIDEO REVIEW - The SNES Omnibus: The Super Nintendo and Its Games, Vol. 1 (A-M)

Check out this polished, entertaining and even funny video review of my new book, The SNES Omnibus Vol. 1. Thanks to David Hoffman for a job well done. You can watch the video full screen HERE.