Where is the great, all-encompassing history of Atari?

OK, now that I’ve suffered through the Atari bashing in the well-written but overly biased Commodore love-fest On The Edge, and complete disregard for Atari history in books like Fire In The Valley and Accidental Empires, I’m ready… Read More

“Perfect!” : Book Review: Galaga By Michael Kimball

Perfect ! A Minimalist Coming Of Age Story By Way Of The Best Golden Age Single Screen Shooter I recently finished “Galaga” by Michael Kimball, book #4 in the “Boos Fight Books” series, and I’m still kind of… Read More

Finally: Two New Books About Video Game History Set For Release

Finally: Two New Books About Video Game History Set For Release If you have followed my ranting on this subject, you will already know that I love books about video games and video game history (i.e not strategy… Read More

'Game Over' For All-Encompassing Video Game History Books?

A few years back, when Steven L. Kent published the bible of video game related history books, The First Quarter, bedroom video game historians and classic game fans like myself were in heaven. Kent’s book spurred a much… Read More


What Are We Doing? There was once a local store named “Some Things Fishy”. The store sold, among other things, tropical fish, and kid’s soccer equipment.  In the 70’s, that store is where I got my first AYSO… Read More

Post-Retro: Have We Entered The Era After "Retro Games"?

There is a sense these days that the concept of “Retro” games is disappearing. This does not mean that there are no retro inspired games being made, but it means that “retro” has been enveloped into the mainstream,… Read More

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