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    You didn't mention the Bally Astrocade among your system list. Did Incredible Wizard for the Astrocade make the list? If 2600 Wizard of Wor did but Incredible Wizard didn't I'd be shocked. The OTHER System not mentioned in that timeframe, the Arcadia 2001 had less than 20 games, mostly retooled verisons of arcade games Atari had the rights to and would sue over, (But Emerson had the rights in other markets) that were more crippled than retooled. There was arguably 2 good games (not worthy of top 100 unless you desperately wanted one representative from each system), Jungler, a Konami Arcade game conversion that slipped by both Atari and Coleco, and Star Chess, a bizzare game that is worthless without the instructions, but was worthy of a dedicated single-game console of that game, if you had the instructions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tripletopper View Post
    You didn't mention the Bally Astrocade among your system list. Did Incredible Wizard for the Astrocade make the list? If 2600 Wizard of Wor did but Incredible Wizard didn't I'd be shocked. The OTHER System not mentioned in that timeframe, the Arcadia 2001 had less than 20 games, mostly retooled verisons of arcade games Atari had the rights to and would sue over, (But Emerson had the rights in other markets) that were more crippled than retooled. There was arguably 2 good games (not worthy of top 100 unless you desperately wanted one representative from each system), Jungler, a Konami Arcade game conversion that slipped by both Atari and Coleco, and Star Chess, a bizzare game that is worthless without the instructions, but was worthy of a dedicated single-game console of that game, if you had the instructions.
    Yes, Incredible Wizard has a chapter, great game! Jungler is very good, but didn't quite make it. Cat Trax did, however--a fine Arcadia 2001 title.

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    Default 100 Greatest -- New Review

    Check out this new review of The 100 Greatest Console Video Games: 1977-1987:

    http://boingboing.net/2015/04/10/the...ole-video.html

    At the bottom of the review, there's a link to sample pages.

    THANKS FOR READING!!!

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    Default Official "Classic Home Video Games" Thread

    Hi Everyone,

    It's been awhile since I've been on the DP boards, so I thought I would post some updates.

    I'm working on the fourth and final book in the "Classic Home Video Games" series. It will cover the SNES, Jaguar, CD-i, 3DO, and other consoles from that time. I'm making good progress, but publication is still at least a year away.

    I recently wrapped up an encyclopedia on the rock band KISS, and it will be out during the spring or summer of 2016.

    My 100 Greatest Console Video Games: 1977-1987 book is available at Barnes & Noble stores, and on Amazon. Check out the Retroist's review:

    http://www.retroist.com/2015/01/12/t...7-book-review/

    I also self-published a book called Retro Pop Culture A to Z: From Atari 2600 to Zombie Films:

    http://www.amazon.com/Retro-Pop-Cult...=UTF8&qid=&sr=

    For those of you who are unfamiliar with my books, you can read excerpts by clicking the link below:

    http://www.brettweisswords.com/2015/...ame-books.html

    I also write reviews of and articles on our favorite topic--here are a couple of recent examples:

    http://www.brettweisswords.com/2015/...r-command.html

    http://www.star-telegram.com/living/...e32559924.html

    I contributed to Pat "The NES Punk" Contri's forthcoming book, which you can check out here:

    http://www.brettweisswords.com/2015/...-contri-a.html

    For more info, here's my Amazon author page:

    http://www.amazon.com/Brett-Weiss/e/...ne_cont_book_1

    As always, thanks for reading!

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    Default Free book!

    FREE BOOK!

    If you write for a video game website or magazine, or you have a YouTube channel or podcast, email me if you want a FREE review copy of one of the books in my “Classic Home Video Games” series. *Please respond only if you intend on reviewing the book.

    To get your review copy, email to brettw105 AT sbcglobal.net with your name and a link to your site. Also, let me know which book you would like, and if you prefer a digital copy or a print copy (provide address if you want a physical copy): Classic Home Video Games, 1972-1984, Classic Home Video Games, 1985-1988, or Classic Home Video Games, 1989-1990.

    Clink on the link for more info. THANKS!

    http://www.brettweisswords.com/2015/...ome-video.html

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    Putting the 3DO, Jaguar, and CD-I in with the Super Nintendo makes no sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeremiahJT View Post
    Putting the 3DO, Jaguar, and CD-I in with the Super Nintendo makes no sense.
    It actually does make sense in this context. The 1972-1984 book covers all the consoles that came out during the time period before the NES. The 1985-1988 book covers the consoles that came out during that time period, the NES, SMS, and Atari 7800. The 1989-1990 book covers the Genesis, Neo Geo, and TurboGrafx since those consoles came out during that time. The fourth and final book in the series will cover consoles that came out between 1991 and 1993. All in the U.S.

    A specific console anchors each book: Atari 2600 the first book, NES the next book, Genesis the next, and SNES the next. There wasn't room to put the Genesis and the SNES in the same book, so segmenting them by console release dates made sense. Thanks for your response.

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    Why end the series instead of stepping through to the end of the 1990's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nz17 View Post
    Why end the series instead of stepping through to the end of the 1990's?
    Each book has a description/review of every game for each console represented. The original PlayStation has more than 1500 games. I simply don't have time for such an undertaking.

    What I plan to do is write a sequel to The 100 Greatest Console Video Games: 1977-1987. It will either cover 1988-1998 or 1988-2000, whichever the publisher prefers.

    Thanks for asking!

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    Default Interview with National Videogame Museum Co-Founder Joe Santulli

    Check out my interview with National Videogame Museum co-founder Joe Santulli:

    http://www.brettweisswords.com/2015/...videogame.html

    Thanks for reading!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8bitgamer View Post
    Check out my interview with National Videogame Museum co-founder Joe Santulli:

    http://www.brettweisswords.com/2015/...videogame.html

    Thanks for reading!
    Great interview with Joe Santulli. I'm sure the museum will be a big success, the emphasis on interactvity is the right concept, and the history of gaming has to preserved that way.

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    A trio of new reviews of Classic Home Video Games, 1989-1990: A Complete Guide to Sega Genesis, Neo Geo and TurboGrafx-16 Games has popped up on YouTube:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7Ead-1qYeU

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8O0EQrZxeM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-Ld5pc63a0

    Thanks for watching, you can order the book here:

    http://www.amazon.com/Classic-Home-V...J9VTZWFY8ZZ83G

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    Default Brett Weiss YouTube Channel

    Hi everyone, I have a new YouTube channel that I hope you'll check out:

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG8...1Oc8Km2Kcu_55g

    If you want to drool over the Stadium Events cart or play the world's largest Pong machine, you'll have to visit The National Videogame Museum in Frisco, Texas, but here's a sneak peek at some of the things you'll find at the first dedicated facility of its type in the U.S.:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzznnN5EWcg

    Thanks for watching!
    Last edited by 8bitgamer; 03-28-2016 at 08:39 AM.

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    Opening this weekend. If I did not have a 12 week old I think I would try to head over there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeremiahJT View Post
    Opening this weekend. If I did not have a 12 week old I think I would try to head over there.
    Glad you have your priorities in place! I hope you can make it out there some day--it's amazing.

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    Default Watch a brand new boxed NES opened for the first time!

    Want to see a boxed, brand new, unused Nintendo NES opened for the first time ever?

    Watch this podcast! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58KuYLONrRs

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    Default Encyclopedia of KISS: Music, Personnel, Events and Related Subjects

    Hey Everyone,

    Since many video game fans are also KISS fans, I thought I'd share some info on my new book, Encyclopedia of KISS: Music, Personnel, Events and Related Subjects.

    The press release is below, and you can read several pages of the book on Amazon by clicking on the cover. THANKS FOR READING!

    http://www.amazon.com/Encyclopedia-K...SIN=0786498021

    PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Pop culture expert Brett Weiss authors world’s first KISS encyclopedia

    June 6, 2016

    McFarland Publishers has released a new book, Encyclopedia of KISS: Music, Personnel, Events and Related Subjects. Written by pop culture authority Brett Weiss, it is the WORLD’S FIRST encyclopedia on the self-proclaimed "Hottest Band in the World."

    Encyclopedia of KISS is a comprehensive reference guide to virtually everything in the KISS universe, featuring detailed information on the band’s songs, albums, games, toys, tours, television and movie appearances, family members, girlfriends, collectibles, comic books, solo work and much more, including replacement members Eric Carr, Vinnie Vincent, Bruce Kulick, Mark St. John, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer.

    KISS is one of the most popular groups in the history of rock, having sold more than 100 million albums during their more than 40-year reign. With more gold albums than any other American band, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014. KISS influenced a generation of musicians, from Garth Brooks and Motley Crue to Nirvana and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

    The original leather-clad, makeup-wearing line-up--Ace "Spaceman" Frehley, Gene "Demon" Simmons, Paul "Starchild" Stanley and Peter "Catman" Criss--and their classic hits "Beth" and "Rock and Roll All Nite" are forever etched in pop culture consciousness.

    Author Brett Weiss is available for interviews:
    brettw105 AT sbcglobal.net
    brettweisswords.com
    @BrettWeissCHVG

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    Default Sega Genesis Neo Geo TurboGrafx Book - NOW IN SOFTCOVER

    Hey Everyone,

    My book covering EVERY U.S. release for the Sega Genesis, Neo Geo and TurboGrafx-16 is finally in softcover.

    You can check it out on Amazon here:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/14...XJ2HX1NMCMECG4

    You can read sample pages of this book and several other of my books here:

    http://www.brettweisswords.com/2015/...ame-books.html

    Thanks for reading!

    Brett Weiss

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    Default New Sega Genesis, Neo Geo, TurboGrafx-16 Book

    Check out Shawn Long's (RGT 85) video review of the book:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVrHmtsWboY&t=33s


    Quote Originally Posted by 8bitgamer View Post
    Hey Everyone,

    My book covering EVERY U.S. release for the Sega Genesis, Neo Geo and TurboGrafx-16 is finally in softcover.

    You can check it out on Amazon here:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/14...XJ2HX1NMCMECG4

    You can read sample pages of this book and several other of my books here:

    http://www.brettweisswords.com/2015/...ame-books.html

    Thanks for reading!

    Brett Weiss

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