OLD SCHOOL GAMER MAGAZINE • ISSUE #1934War is as old as time itself. Since the beginning, factions of men have argued and battled over such things as fire, food, love, land, peace, justice, and frankly just about anything else. With the introduc-tion of The Last Barfighter, mankind finally has a real reason to fight for the only prize that really matters… BEER! Who really cares about a high-score?
ideo arcades have been relatively peaceful abodes since popping up in the late seventies. Barcades, which started cropping up at the beginning of this millennium, are a mash-up of traditional bars and arcades, offering classic coin-op games while serving American craft beers. One such establishment is the Big Boss Brewing Company, and it is a fitting location to wage such a war!The Last Barfighter cabinet itself is one of beauty.
Michael Thomasson is one of the most widely respected videogame historians in the field today. He currently teaches college level videogame history, design, and graphics courses. For television, Michael conducted research for MTV's videogame related program Video MODS. In print, he authored Downright Bizarre Games, and has contributed to nearly a dozen gaming texts. Michael’s historical columns have been distributed in newspapers and magazines worldwide. He has written business plans for several vendors and managed a dozen game-related retail stores spanning three decades. Michael consults for multiple video game and computer museums and has worked on nearly a hundred game titles on Atari, Coleco, Sega and other console platforms. In 2014, The Guinness Book of World Records declared that Thomasson had “The Largest Videogame Collection” in the world. His businesses sponsor gaming tradeshows and expos across the US and Canada. Visit www.GoodDealGames.com.