Thursday, April 30, 2020

Want Your Name in The NES Omnibus: The Nintendo Entertainment System and Its Game, Volume 1 (A-L)?


If you want your name in  The NES Omnibus:The Nintendo Entertainment System and Its Game, Volume 1 (A-L), all you have to do is sign up for my Patreon page for as little as $1 per month. Your name will appear in the book with such popular industry pros and gaming celebs as  as Adam F. Goldberg (The Goldbergs creator), "8-Bit" Eric Perez (YouTube personality), "The Immortal"John Hancock (YouTuber personality), John "Gamester81" Lester (YouTube personality), David Warhol (legendary Intellivision programmer), Steve Woita (Atari, Genesis, and PS1 programmer), Sean Tiedeman (director of The King of the Arcades), Shane Stein (Executive Producer of The Game Chasers movie), and Greg Sewart (former Previews and Reviews Editor for Electronic Gaming Monthly). The book will be out in the fall.

Featuring a 1200-word foreword by The Goldbergs creator Adam F. Goldberg, The NES Omnibus: The Nintendo Entertainment System and Its Games, Vol. 1 (A-L) covers the first half of the NES library in exhaustive and engaging detail: every U.S. release from A to L. More than 350 games are featured, including such iconic titles as Castlevania, Donkey Kong, Double Dragon, Duck Hunt, Final Fantasy, and The Legend of Zelda. Each game, whether obscure or mainstream, is given the spotlight. In addition to thorough gameplay descriptions, the book includes reviews, memories, historical data, quotes from vintage magazines, and, best of all, nostalgic stories about many of the games from programmers, authors, YouTube celebs, and other industry insiders. The book also features more than 1,500 full-color images, including box art, screenshots, and vintage ads. The book is a follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2-volume SNES Omnibus set.

What people are saying about The NES Omnibus and SNES Omnibus:

"This book is not only a reference volume, but it keeps alive the spirit of Nintendo's legacy." - Walter Day, industry icon and founder of Twin Galaxies.

"Brett Weiss proves again that he is the master of game directories"- LeonardHerman, author of Phoenix IV: The History of the Videogame Industry

“Each one of Brett's books is painstakingly researched, very well-written and extremely polished.” - Dr. Roberto Dillon, author of The Golden Age of Video Games and Ready: A Commodore 64 Retrospective

“Once again, Brett Weiss has crafted a handy and useful tome that will both satisfy the hardcore gamer and be a great tool for anyone just getting into gaming.” – Rob McCallum, award-winning documentary director of Video Game Box Art and Action Figure Adventure

“Brett Weiss is providing the world a much needed and welcome service. His work detailing the video games that generations have loved not only makes for great reading but also, for fans like me, is a way to celebrate a creative medium that moves quickly and oftentimes doesn’t adequately honor its cultural resonance.” - Victor Lucas, creator of The Electric Playground


Monday, April 13, 2020

Writers Wanted for The NES Omnibus: The Nintendo Entertainment System and Its Games, Volume 2 (M-Z)


I'm looking for video game industry folks--programmers, authors, reviewers, store owners, etc.--who are interested in telling their nostalgic NES stories about specific games in The NES Omnibus Vol. 2, covering titles M-Z. (I already have enough for Vol. 1, which is pictured.)
This is a non-paying gig, but there's no need for elaborate gameplay details or a lot of research. Just looking for your nostalgic NES stories (150-300 words in length) that make people smile (or elicit some other emotion). It's also a great opportunity for you to get published in a mainstream hardcover book by a professional publisher.
If you want examples as to what I'm talking about, you can check the "Insider Insights" in the SNES Omnibus books. Sample pages are on Amazon.
Email me at brettw105@sbcglobal.net with your credentials if you are interested, and I will give you more details. Thanks!

Friday, April 10, 2020

How I'm Doing During the Coronavirus Pandemic Lockdown

So, how’s it going for everyone? Good, I hope!

We're doing okay, and I'm grateful we're healthy and keeping plenty busy cooking, taking walks, watching  movies, working, cleaning, playing video games, etc. And we haven't gotten on each other's nerves too much! :) 

Since AntiqueWeek, my antique booth, and retro gaming shows are shut down, and since I'm hardly getting any dog walks from WAG, I've spent a little more time doing YouTube. You can subscribe to my channel HERE. Watch some of the videos while you’re at it—you might enjoy them! If you could recommend the channel to your video game-loving friends, that would be awesome!

If you enjoy my articles, books, and YouTube videos, you can get extra content by joining my Patreon page for as little as $1 per month. Everyone on the $3 tier or higher gets most of the perks, including digital books, exclusive articles and videos, digital magazines, behind-the-scenes info and photos, advance book chapters, and much more, including a sneak peak at Adam F. Goldberg's foreword to The NES Omnibus. Check out my Patreon HERE. Currently, I'm editing The NES Omnibus Vol. 2!



If you want to go ahead and pre-order a signed copy of my next book, The NES Omnibus: The Nintendo Entertainment System and Its Games, Volume 1 (A–L), U.S. residents can do that HERE. In addition, you can order my other books HERE, direct from me, and I will sign and send them to you right away (U.S. shipping only).

As always, thanks for reading, and thanks for your support!

I hope you guys and gals are healthy and happy!