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The Pinball Blog's "Pinball Heroes"

January 21, 2009

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They say that imitation is the finest form of flattery and Nick over at The Pinball Blog makes no bones about that when it comes to a new column which he has begun running entitled “Pinball Heroes”. In addition to giving the work we do here at Arcade Heroes credit for the idea, Nick went on to say:

I really wanted to make these interviews last a while but I just can’t help myself. I’ve already interviewed pinball designers Steve Ritchie and John Trudeau, pinball-book author Gary Flower, Pinball Hall of Fame owner Tim Arnold and Rec.Games.Pinball legend ‘LTG.

These guys must have answered thousands of the same questions over the years so some of what I ask is a little off the beaten track. Basically I’m trying to start a bun-fight among industry legends!
Thankfully I’ve got several more interviews lined up. I’ve stepped away from the keyboard and will try to publish just one a week from now on! I love what you guys do here on Arcade Heroes and what better way to thank you than to plagiarize your name in creating Pinball Heroes!

We certainly appreciate it but even more so we appreciate the interviews themselves, it certainly is fascinating to hear some of the thoughts these guys have about pinball. He may even do a Pinball Villians column at one point, which could be interesting. Check out the Pinball Heroes interviews over at thepinballblog.com.

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The Pinball Blog’s “Pinball Heroes”

January 21, 2009

pinball-head

They say that imitation is the finest form of flattery and Nick over at The Pinball Blog makes no bones about that when it comes to a new column which he has begun running entitled “Pinball Heroes”. In addition to giving the work we do here at Arcade Heroes credit for the idea, Nick went on to say:

I really wanted to make these interviews last a while but I just can’t help myself. I’ve already interviewed pinball designers Steve Ritchie and John Trudeau, pinball-book author Gary Flower, Pinball Hall of Fame owner Tim Arnold and Rec.Games.Pinball legend ‘LTG.

These guys must have answered thousands of the same questions over the years so some of what I ask is a little off the beaten track. Basically I’m trying to start a bun-fight among industry legends!
Thankfully I’ve got several more interviews lined up. I’ve stepped away from the keyboard and will try to publish just one a week from now on! I love what you guys do here on Arcade Heroes and what better way to thank you than to plagiarize your name in creating Pinball Heroes!

We certainly appreciate it but even more so we appreciate the interviews themselves, it certainly is fascinating to hear some of the thoughts these guys have about pinball. He may even do a Pinball Villians column at one point, which could be interesting. Check out the Pinball Heroes interviews over at thepinballblog.com.

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Retro Gamer #52 – King of Kong, Atari interviews and more

June 20, 2008

The new issue of UK publication Retro Gamer has hit newsagents, and it features a lot of interesting material for fans of classic arcade games. For fans of juicy gossip, the first port of call will be the article on the making of The King of Kong, which gives a say to the film’s director Seth Gordon, as well as players Steve Wiebe and Billy Mitchell and Twin Galaxies president Walter Day.

There’s a six page feature on the making of the legendary 1983 Atari game Star Wars, with project leader Mike Hally interviewed. Another six pages are devoted to Namco’s Ridge Racer, with arcade game designer Fumihiro Tanaka and Playstation visual director Yozo Sakagami interviewed, and Atari Games’ Klax gets four pages, with Mark Stephen Pierce explaining how he took on the job of producing a game to show at ATEI in just four months.

The magazine also features articles on arcade games Saint Dragon and Escape From the Planet of the Robot Monsters, and a review of the PSP arcade compilation SNK Arcade Classics I. If all that tickles your fancy, the magazine costs £4.99 and should be on the shelves until July 16th.

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