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Atari Football History

This interview with Mike Albaugh began when he sent us a flame about selling our soul to Microsoft. Turns out we were experiencing a server issue, and he was using Nutchafe 4.72 and it was crashing on him (he claims) unless he turned off scripting, and there's no script on our error page, but hey, that's why Nutscrape is a popup banner for AOL now.

Mike Albaugh worked on Atari Football, and recounts his experience.

The National Coinop Museum

A bit of history. Sadly this museum is no longer, but this documentation is being preserved online.

Dead Arcade.
Photo by John Sugg 2002. [Note: this is NOT the museum mentioned above]

Warren Davis on Q*Bert

This interview began as a result of Warren Davis surfing the web and finding a fan's Q*bert page in the summer of 1995. That fall, emails flew back and forth and the story of Q*bert emerged. The original posting was a quiet affair, although it did inspire Jeff Lee, the artist who drew Q*bert and his friends, to post his own history.

Warren was new to Gottlieb in 1982 and had "learned the ropes" by helping one of the programmers with his game. He was looking for a game of his own to do when he saw that another programmer, Kan Yabumoto (who would later do Mad Planets), had filled a screen with hexagons that consisted of 3 differently colored diamonds. If you chose the colors right, each hexagon seemed to be a 3-dimensional cube...

Evolution of a Video Game Collector

Here's a sketch of the evolution of a video game collector. No one collector in particular; this is just a collage of collectors we've known over the years. There are some anecdotes in here from our own experience, as well as from those of people we've known both on and off the 'net.

links to like

KLOV
Killer List of Videogames.

Good Deal Games
Old console heaven. These people still release new games for ColecoVision, Vectrex, and other consoles.

Arcade Restoration Workshop
This site is about restoring arcade games to their former splendor. Run by Brien. Swell.

Twin Galaxies
The worldwide authority on player rankings, gaming statistics, and championship tournaments.

Universal Videogame List
I had an idea to database all games ever a while back, but just thinking about it made me tired. This lunatic is attempting it.

RetroBase
Oh look, another lunatic. This site seems to be a competitor to the UVL above, but has a different look.

Videotopia
An international traveling museum exhibit chronicling the history of mankind's first interactive media.