“He’s Making A List And Checking It Twice…”

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Image courtesy atarimania.com (thanks!)

Yeah, yeah. I’m in the middle of a little (but not little at all) listing project for the fine folks over at Digital Press where I’m one of a few staff wroters who still works on the print ‘zine that gets published whenever we have time to get an issue out.

Everyone contributing to the next issue is going to be submitting a list of 30 “best” console or PC titles from each era 1971-2004 (for a total of up to 90 games from each writer) and those lists will get tallied up and then blurbed for readers to debate about later and perhaps get into unnecessary fisticuffs over.

Okay, that’s NOT the goal at all, but you know how the internet reacts to the most humble stuff these days. Then again, the DP readership is generally more mellow and reserved (well, usually). So I’m gathering whatever pops up from the staff collision at the end of the month will be quite a read. My own list is made up of mostly common games with a few oddball entries added in because they were and still are games that made quite an impression on me back in the day.

Anyway, let me get back to my compiling. I’m having a big brain battle over the final era thanks to so many systems to choose from, way too many PC games being too good and me trying to squeeze a mere 30 games out of thousands that also deserve to be included. Ah well -small world problem, right? If I don’t post anything again today, have a Happy Thanksgiving passed out in front of your TV or wherever else you’ll crawl for a nap after your turkey overdose.

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2 thoughts on ““He’s Making A List And Checking It Twice…”

  1. I loved seeing that Demon Attack image! I’m currently looking for a loose copy of that game for my Texas Instrument TI/99 4a. I have played it and beat it 😀 I remember it being a very fun game. And I always thought it was crazy that the cover showed dinosaur toys that were spray painted silver… you know, to make them looks Sci-Fi! lol
    Looking forward to your list!

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    • Heh. It’s a mix of way too familiar titles with a few oddballs. I ended up going off the top of my head and fast because of all the computer issues I’ve been having of late. It’s HARD to only pick 30 games per generation, that’s for sure. Especially when one owns around 2000 or so. They’re all like little children to me, 😀

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