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Interview with Steve Young of Pinball Undesirables

If you've been playing pinball for a while, you've probably seen the "panic flipper" just double flipping away wildly. Their last ball drains, they look sad, or they nervously laugh and then they might just wander off never to be seen again. Every so often, however,...

The Pacman Legacy By Scott Marriott

If you had to name the first three significant arcade games in the industry -- and we're talking historically significant, not the game you first fell in love with -- the answer would have to be Pong (1972), Space Invaders (1978), and Pac-Man (1980). Each helped...

Video Game Trading Card Spotlight – Howard Scott Warshaw

Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Howard Scott Warshaw who currently is displayed on card number 208, from the Superstars of 2012 Collection.  Howard is a true pioneer in the gaming industry. As one of the original Atari programmers for the Atari 2600, Howard...
Games. Bond Games.

Games. Bond Games.

Just as creator Ian Fleming’s books helped popularize espionage novels and romanticize the daring life of a spy, MGM’s Bond films have created a visual impression that has managed to transcend the printed page and become part of pop culture. Though many actors have...

Five Games Ideal For Social Distancing

Five Games Ideal For Social Distancing

Being forced to stay inside because of the Corona Virus is no joke as Federal restrictions have put bans on the number of people who can gather publicly, as well as closing places such as theaters and bars. With that being said, many are reconnecting with their old...

Music Reviews: Sonic Boom

Music Reviews: Sonic Boom

No, it’s not an ode to Street Fighter II’s Guile, but rather a focused compilation of Sonic the Hedgehog melodies created by Spencer Nilsen, a music composer, arranger, and producer best known for his work on first-party Sega CD games. Yet Sonic Boom, which...

Video Game Trading Card Spotlight – Mike Lukianoff

Video Game Trading Card Spotlight – Mike Lukianoff

Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Mike Lukianoff, who is displayed on card number 2591, from the Superstars of 2016. Mike is the winner for 3 years (2011,2013,2014) at ScrewAttack’s Ironman of Gaming tournament.  In 2015, at the Southern Fried Gaming Expo, Mike...

Classic Import: PULSEMAN

Classic Import: PULSEMAN

Simply put, there's no reason Pulseman shouldn't have been released in America. This 1994 Mega Drive import (developed by future Pokemon designers Game Freak and published by Sega) has it all: beautiful graphics, inventive design, and intense action. Yet it remained...

Donkey Kong: A Decade Later

Donkey Kong: A Decade Later

Ten years ago this month, Nintendo released the simply titled Donkey Kong for the Game Boy. At the time, it didn't seem like much of a mile- stone, but it has since become the gold standard of how to update a classic game without losing the soul of the original. The...