Earlier this decade, veteran gamer and webmaster Rob Strangman, known by some as the one-man Splatterpedia and to others as the founder of retro-gaming site The OPCFG, embarked on a personal mission to document his life “growing up during the ‘golden age’ of videogames.” Dubbed Memoirs of a Virtual Caveman, the book was originally published in 2008 only to be discontinued the following year… with good reason. Strangman immediately began assembling a “definitive edition” of the book that includes contributions from other writers in addition to interviews with industry veterans.
Among those invited to contribute to this new “definitive” version was yours truly (yes, I occasionally get to do stuff other than SKC). Joined by other, more highly recognized gaming enthusiasts, like Earl Green (VWORP!1), Brett Weiss (Classic Home Video Games), Sarah Szefer (RetroGamer.ca), Rob “Flack” O’Hara (Commodork: Sordid Tales from a BBS Junkie)—just to name a few— I’m excited to announce that the new version is now available in both e-book and paperback format.
So, if you want to hear my geek out over my childhood memories of the PC platform-action game Zeliard **cough**page 218**cough** or if you just want to read more about retro-gaming in general then be sure to scoop this one up. Your inner strange kid will thank you.