Writing once every other week is about all I can handle these days, thankfully that’s all I’m required to write over at TMA Toys. Here’s a short list of articles since last summer, a few of my favorites. You can check out all of my articles on my author page.
Nintendo Power was a big deal when I was a kid. It usually had everything you needed to conquer the latest NES games. I still have my first issue and even pages from other issues that had maps I needed. Of course, the magazine didn’t always cover the games I owned so sometimes I had to send them letters in the mail – yup, the mail – that thing that existed before e-mail.
I must be doing something right as yet another former Nintendo Power Game Play Counselor has fallen into my interview trap! Unsuspecting ex-GPC Matthew Glidden stumbled across what is quickly becoming a GPC Hall of Fame and made the mistake of leaving a comment…so naturally he had to be interviewed. Continue reading →
The internet strikes again! Once more bringing me in direct contact with an ex-Game Play Counselor from the old Nintendo Power days. Yes, this episode continues the now three-part series on Tales from Counselor’s Corner. The on-line radiance of my old letters to Nintendo Power seem to be a beacon to ex-GPCs. Continue reading →
As if finding one of the former Nintendo Game Counselors that helped me back in the day wasn’t treat enough, this time they found me! If you missed the first article about my lost Nintendo Power letters, go check it out, and then continue on with my interview with Kirk Starr, the ex-GPC that I happened to find while doing research for the first article. This time another ex-GPC, Kasey Curtis, found me and left a comment on the article. Kasey, like Kirk, also wrote me back when I was still young and playing and his letter is included in the Lost Letters collection. And you know I couldn’t let Kasey get away without asking him about his experience at the Big N too. Continue reading →
Things like MySpace and Facebook have proven that the internet can connect people like never expected. Frankly, I feel good old e-mail can’t be beat, but call me old fashioned. Nonetheless, while I trusted that the internet would keep me in touch with friends and family, I am always amazed how it connects me with people I never expected and will never meet. A lot of visitors are just random strangers that probably follow some random forum link or Google search. Never did I think my web site or the vastness of the internet would connect me to someone I wrote a random letter to back in 1994. Continue reading →