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Video Games Issue 2

ISSUE: 2Content

PRIMARY SYSTEMS COVERAGE

  • Atari VCS - Atari 2600
  • Mattel Intellivision
  • Coleco Colecovision
  • Bally Astrocade
  • arcade

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(TOC transcription follows, with (notes) and bullet lists added for clarity.)

FEATURES

VIDEO GAMES Interview: Tim Skelly

One of the 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. (includes 'Striking Back, Software-Style' sidebar on movie-to-game)

The Art of Video Games

How do all those pretty pictures get on 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.

SPECIAL SECTION

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. (each 1/2 page (unless noted) game overview/strategy with screenshot)

  • Introduction
  • Starmaster
  • Star Strike
  • Star Voyager
  • Astrosmash (1-page)
  • Super Breakout
  • UFO
  • Chopper Command
  • Space Cavern
  • Haunted House (1-page)
  • The Quest for the Rings (1-page)
  • Defender
  • Demon Attack
  • Yar's Revenge (1-page)
  • Major League Baseball
  • NFL Football
  • Grand Prix
  • Kaboom
  • Space Fortress (1-page)
  • Auto Racing (1-page)

DEPARTMENTS

HYPERSPACE (editorial)

A few words of hype from the editor.

DOUBLE SPEAK (letters column)

Some words of advice from our readers.

BLIPS (news section)

Death of a gamer, Applefest reviewed, new software on the block, Apollo's story, the latest legal news, last call for computer camp.

  • Death of a Video Gamer (Peter Burkowski passes away at arcade)
  • Review: Applefest Debuts in Boston
  • Software Update: Eight's Company
  • What's New (sidebar)
  • Profile: Apollo Shoots For the Moon
  • Disorder in the Court (Publications Int. v. Midway, Disney v. Williams, Atari v Astrocade?)
  • Computer Camps Want You!

DR. VIDEO

Ever wonder what all that game playing is doing to your eyes? Our resident optometrist, Dr. Arnold Sherman, has. ('Video Games & Vision, Part 1)

BOOK BEAT

John "Hey Buddy! Can You Spare a Quarter?" Holmstrom can't stand all those "beat-the-games" books. Can you? ('The Official I-Hate-Video-Games-Books Column')

COIN-OP SHOP

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. ('Picks & Pans for an Otherwise Dull Season;' includes 'Dr. J's Rules of the Robotron Jungle' sidebar)

HARD SELL

Got $300? Wanna blow it on a TV-game system? Roger Dionne narrows your choice down to Intellivision and Astrocade. ('The $300 Question: Astrocade or Intellivision?')

COMIC RELIEF (comic strips)

Vidiosyncratic views of arcade life from Matt Howarth, Lou Stahis, Peter Bagge and John Holmstrom (again?). Illustrated.

  • The Zydroid Legion
  • Bernie
  • The Progress of Video Games

OUTTAKES (CES photos)

Cover illustration by Stanislaw Fernandes

  • Thanks 1


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Information

    Title: Video Games Issue 2
    Month: October
    Year: 1982
    Publisher: Pumpkin Press Inc
    Editor: Steve Bloom
    Pages: 84
    Price: $2.95
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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