Video Games Issue 01 (August 1982)
VIDEO GAMES Interview: Tim Skelly
One of a growing list of unmasked, eager-to-talk game designers, Skelly's topics include his recent game Reactor, his days at Cinematronics and theta wave meditation. Interview by Neil Tesser.
Video Games Go to the Movies
Tron and Starblasters are sure-fire evidence of Hollywood's latest love affair. Sue Adamo files a report.
The Art of Video Games
How do all those pretty pictures get on to the video screen? Bob Mecoy provides some answers and also takes a revealing peek into the future.
Coleco Has a Vision- Better Games for All
What's in a name? Steve Bloom examines the past, present and immediate future of this extremely ambitious toy manufacturer.
ROGER DIONNE'S A BUYER'S GUIDE TO HOME VIDEO GAMES
Dionne dissects 19 of the most popular and/ or up-and-coming cartridges, including Defender, Star Strike and The Quest for the Rings. Adapted from the Banbury book.
A few words of hype from the editor.
Some words of advice from our readers.
Death of a gamer, Applefest reviewed, new software on the block, Apollo's story, the latest legal news, last call for computer camp.
Ever wonder what all that game playing is doing to your eyes? Our resident optometrist, Dr. Arnold Sherman, has.
John "Hey Buddy! Can You Spare a Quarter?" Holmstrom can't stand all those "beat-the-games" books. Can you?
Nobody reviews 'em better than Eugene "Defender/ Stargate/ Robotron" Jarvis. Everyone's favorite game designer takes a look .at Turbo, Zaxxon, Dig Dug, Robby Roto and Grand Champion.
Got $300? Wanna blow it on a TY-game system? Roger Dionne narrows your choice down to Intellivision and Astrocade.
Vidiosyncratic views of arcade life from Matt Howarth, Lou Stathis, Peter Bagge and John Holmstrom (again?). Illustrated
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Hollywood Style Bits and Bytes
Whiz Kids' Executive Producer Phil DeGuere takes you behind-the-scenes of his hit TV show.
The Art Side Of Video Games
The wave of the future: An artistic view of "Moondust" and "Lifespan".
A last tribute to a coin-op legend.
Blasting Into the Laser Disc Age!
A look at the latest entries: Cliff Hanger and Pitchman
Beating The Coin-Ops
Tips and strategies for the latest arcade games.
The Untold History of Video Games
Discovering the true beginnings and some revealing facts.
Insights into the issue at hand.
VIDEO GAMES' readers speak out.
Wizardry wonders, video games blues, world champs go for the gold, dialing for dollars, a TKO before the starting bell.
The Commodore 64: A computer for all ages.
Paying the price for excellence: Cliff Hanger, M.A.C.H. 3, Aztarac and more.
Changing Times: Centaur II and Rack 'Em Up.
The sleeping giant awakens: Robot Tank, Happy Trails, Battlezone, Pole Position, Super Cobra and more.
A giant leap ahead for computer games: Cannonball Blitz, Astro Chase, and more.
Some gift-giving wonders: Table-tops, hand-helds and dual-screen games.
Volume 2, Number 7
MIND OVER MATTER
New controls for new video goes one step beyond!
Williams' laserdisc Star Rider gets on track plus
How Williams puts "you" in the game.
Spotlighting developments at the Winter CES.
BEATING THE COIN-OPS
Tips and strategies for Discs of Tron and Star Wars.
Insights into the issue at hand.
Five bytes to a new you; getting crypt-ic; learning is fundamental;
a healthy start; computer age dry cleaning; the "N' teams and more.
Video Games' readers speak out.
Getting a handle on your game with controls at your feet.
Arcade games with a sporting chance:
NFL Football, Spy Hunter, Mr. Do's Castle.
Coming to terms with the pinball revival:
Sharpshooter II and Soccer Kings.
Designs on video games: Space Shuttle, Mr. Do, Rabbit Transit.
An in-depth look at the first Coleco ADAMs.
Getting down to BASICs.
Fun and games with electronic marvels: Spitball, Astrol Patrol,
Salmon Run, Mr. Robot and his Robot Factory, Moonbase Io and more.
Just For The Fun Of It
The wonderful world of the Three Stooges and Mylstar Electronics AND the chance to win your own arcade game!
That Championship Season
Video Games reports on the Track & Field Tournament.
Atari's New Game In Town
Too much, too late.
Flipping Out Over Pinball
Game Plan keeps going at full tilt Plus Win your very own pinball machine in VG's special "When Lit Trivia Contest".
The Last Starfighter
Will this screen gem be summer's blockbuster hit?
A Sight To Behold
Exidy brings on Crossbow-the big brain game!
Going For The Gold Contest Results
The correct answers to last issue's Track & Field quiz and the name of our grand prize winner.
The trials and tribulations of the king of the video game capital.
Beating The Coin-Ops
Tips and strategies for mastering Track & Field and Cliff Hanger.
Insight s into the is sue at hand.
Video games take off into outer space; the return of Intellivision; getting graphic with the Animation Station from Suncom; going through the changes with Masterplay 5200 Interface; sittin' pretty with the new Balans chair and computer camping directories .
Video Games ' readers speak out.
Teaching an old VIC new tricks plus Centipede; Night Mission Pinball; Turmoil ; Gridrunner; Lazer Zone; Cohen's Towers and Donkey Kong.
Taking Coleco's Roll er Controllers for a spin!
High drama in the arcade world: Atari 's Firefox, Cinematronics / Magicom / Don Bluth's Space Ace and more.
A mixed bag of video cart attractions: Pressure Cooker; Air Raiders; Ken Uston Blackjack-Poker; Wizard of Wor; Victory; Sewer Sam; Boing! and lots more.