Thursday, June 20, 2019

SNES Omnibus Writer Spotlight #50 - Cierra Caballero

If memory serves, I was the first person Cierra Caballero interviewed for PopNerdTV, a geeky news site covering all the cool things in life, such as comic books, movies, and video games. She interviewed me at the 2016 Retropalooza video game con in Arlington, TX, where I was selling and autographing my books. I could tell right away that she was a cool and fun person to be around, thanks to her chill attitude and big smile.

Cierra and I have been friends ever since, and we’ve even collaborated on a few projects, such as my 50th anniversary feature on Night of the Living Dead and a story I did for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on the Texas Frightmare horror convention. Cierra is a purveyor of all things pop culture, but she’s especially keen on horror, and she’s always interesting to talk to about things that go bump in the night. I was very happy when she agreed to write a story about SimCity for my latest book, The SNES Omnibus: The Super Nintendo and Its Games,Vol. 2 (N–Z).

Here’s her bio from that titanic tome:

Cierra Caballero is a versatile writer and show host whose passion for creating and storytelling lead her to wanting to create her own path in the entertainment world from a young age. From writing articles, to singing in a band, to hosting her own horror edutatinment show “Jump Scare” on PopNerdTV, there is no limit to the mediums she wants to create in. Cierra stars in Berenice and Irene, a comedy web series she co-created with Jacqueline Davis.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Ozzy Osbourne, Wanna Play Pac-Man?

In the latest episode of my new YouTube series, Tales from a Retro Gamer, I talk about the time I met Ozzy Osbourne and asked him if he wanted to play Pac-Man. We also met Sharon, as well as Ozzy's band. Earlier in the day, we met Metallica at a record store signing. You can watch the video HEREThanks for watching!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The Final 12 Games Announced for the Sega Genesis Mini

And the final 12 games for the Sega Genesis Mini are:

- Tetris
- Darius
- Road Rash II
- Strider
- Virtua Fighter 2
- Alisia Dragoon
- Columns
- Dynamite Headdy
- Kid Chameleon
- Monster World IV
- Light Crusader
- Eternal Champions

Strong titles. I think it will be a trip playing Tetris on the Genesis, and I'm a big fan of Columns, Road Rash II, and Strider. Can't go wrong with Darius, a cool shooter, and Light Crusader and Alisia Dragoon are hidden gems.