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Head ‘Em Off to the Past By Earl Green

THEN Star Trek: Strategic Operations Simulator (Sega, 1983) Platforms: coin-op, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Vectrex Actually, to say that Sega originated the Star Trek game would be a disservice to years worth of work by budding programmers. These programmers infringed on...

Video Game of the Day – January 16th – Diablo

Video Game of the Day is a daily show available on Amazon Alexa devices and here on this website. Each day, we briefly discuss the history of a single game, randomly chosen. If you would like to listen on your daily flash briefing, you can enable Video Game of the Day...

Video Game of the Day – January 15th – Justice League Heroes

Video Game of the Day is a daily show available on Amazon Alexa devices and here on this website. Each day, we briefly discuss the history of a single game, randomly chosen. If you would like to listen on your daily flash briefing, you can enable Video Game of the Day...
Dear Santa By Earl Green

Dear Santa By Earl Green

Dear Santa, I’m about to work on my classic gaming Christmas list, and I’m hoping your elves can bust some heads at the major game publishers and make this stuff happen, because it’s long overdue. some heads at the major game publishers and make this stuff happen,...

Underground Retrocade – By Mike Mertes

Underground Retrocade – By Mike Mertes

September 13, 2019, 8:30 PM - The quaint downtown area of West Dundee, IL is bustling with activity as the town celebrates its annual Heritage Fest with live entertainment and fireworks. Just around the corner from the festivities, Scott Lambert, proprietor of the...

Teach Your Children Well! By Tom Zjaba

Teach Your Children Well! By Tom Zjaba

Ask the average kid today what the first video game system was and the answer will most likely be “Nintendo.” I know that this sickens the typical classic gaming fan, but for most people under 20, video games began with the Nintendo. Like it or not, that’s the way it...

Survivor Island By Tim Snyder

Survivor Island By Tim Snyder

When CBS's "Robinson Crusoe-by-way-of-Price is Right" game show, "Survivor," was about to air, I thought it was a great concept for a show. And, not without a bit of humility, I thought I could easily win. After all, I'm a huge "Gilligan's Island" fan, so I already...

Roland’s Rat Race By Fred Pierson

Roland’s Rat Race By Fred Pierson

Classic Gamer Magazine December 2000 22 Hi there rat fans! I asked Chris if I could come aboard CGM to provide reviews for Commodore 64 (C64) games. He willfully and respectfully welcomed me without questions. The finalization, though, came through a very short time...