What can we say? We at Retro Domination have been looking forward to this book to be completed and now it’s finally here. Veteran gamer, video game fan site webmaster, and born storyteller, Rob Strangman as he takes you on a tour of some of the most defining moments in video game history as seen through his eyes. From the fall of Atari to the emergence of the Sony PlayStation and beyond, Rob relates tales of the adventures that were had during the golden age of gaming. Rob also discusses his experiences with importing, the “gamer” stereotype, and shares his opinions on the current state of gaming.
While Rob may have been the original “Virtual Caveman,” he certainly wasn’t the only one. Included here are many other stories and contributions from gamers both young and old. Contributors include Sam Roberts of the Strider fansite The Light Sword Cypher Mainframe; Rondal Scott III of the pop-subculture website Strange Kids Club; Earl Green, webmaster of TheLogbook.com; Rob O’Hara, author of the books Commodork and Invading Spaces; Cat DeSpira, co-writer of the upcoming documentary No Princess in the Castle; Brett Weiss, author of the Classic Home Video Games book series; Steven, of the retrogaming website RVG Fanatic; Mike Plasket, contributing editor to the retrogaming website Hardcore Gaming 101; and many more. Also within these pages you will find interviews with many of the gaming industry’s veterans: David Crane, Howard Scott Warshaw, Martin Alessi, Yuzo Koshiro, Kouichi “Isuke” Yotsui and more.
Rob’s fandom has led him down many winding roads. He is best known for his videogame websites The OPCFG, West Mansion: The Splatterhouse Homepage and The Ghoul Realm. Rob also consulted on Splatterhouse (Playstation 3/Xbox 360, 2010) and has had his written work published in the pages of HorrorHound Magazine and Digital Press Advance Guide (1st edition). Rob currently writes the import videogame column “Matters of Import” which is a regular feature in the Digital Press fanzine.
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