Thursday, February 21, 2019

SNES Omnibus Spotlight #41 - Darran Lee Jones

Darran Lee Jones is the editor of Retro Gamer, one of the best video game magazines in the history of the industry. It’s based in the UK, but you can easily find it at Barnes & Noble here in the states. Colorful, informative, and a whole lot of fun, Retro Gamer has expansive, exhaustive, and entertaining features on the games many of us grew up playing, including such favorites as Donkey Kong, Space Invaders, Pac-Man, Tetris, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Resident Evil. Years before I knew Darran, some of my books were featured in Retro Gamer, which was a huge honor.

Darran, a true professional and by all accounts a good man, has been an enthusiastic support of the SNES Omnibus project and contributed several really stories to TheSNES Omnibus: The Super Nintendo and Its Games, Vol. 1 (A–M).

Here’s Darran’s bio as it appears in Vol. 1:

Darran Lee Jones joined Retro Gamer magazine in 2005. He’s helmed the magazine for “12 long years,” breaking exclusives and speaking to many of his idols who made the games he loved growing up. Darran loves the 16-bit generation (particularly Sega’s Mega Drive) and grew up with an Amstrad CPC, but his true passion is with handheld systems like the Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS and PS Vita. In his spare time, he’s a keen bird photographer.

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