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#1 Brett Weiss

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Posted 29 November 2015 - 09:31 AM

Hi Everyone,

 

My name is Brett Weiss, and I write articles and books about video games.

 

You can read excerpts from several of my books by clicking on this link:

http://www.brettweis...game-books.html

 

My 100 Greatest Console Video Games: 1977-1987 book is available at Barnes & Noble stores, and on Amazon. Check out the Retroist's review:

 

http://www.retroist....87-book-review/

 

I also self-published a book called Retro Pop Culture A to Z: From Atari 2600 to Zombie Films:

 

http://www.amazon.co...k/dp/B00HBTTTYQ

 

I'm working on the fourth and final book in the "Classic Home Video Games" series. It will cover the SNES, Jaguar, CD-i, 3DO, and other consoles from that time. I'm making good progress, but publication is still at least a year away. I recently wrapped up an encyclopedia on the rock band KISS, and it will be out during the spring or summer of 2016.

 

For more info, here's my Amazon author page:

http://www.amazon.co...ine_cont_book_1

 

Thanks for reading!


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#2 Rowsdower70

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Posted 29 November 2015 - 11:15 AM

Hey Brett!    

I had the pleasure of meeting you at the Houston Arcade Expo.   I was lucky enough to nab a copy of your 100 Greatest Console Games and get you and Walter to sign.

You also had a few Intellivision titles I nabbed to add to my collection, and gave a great talk with Walter Day. 

As for the book, its fantastic.  It is absolutely beautiful stylistically, and full of great info.   Definitely should be on any retro gamer's shelf!

I too am a huge KISS fan, so next I plan on checking out your KISS book.


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#3 Dan Iacovelli

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Posted 29 November 2015 - 12:11 PM

welcome brett, met you many times at cge.


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Posted 29 November 2015 - 01:18 PM

Welcome Brett!


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#5 Retrogamer81081

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Posted 29 November 2015 - 04:18 PM

Welcome aboard!! :)

#6 nosweargamer

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Posted 29 November 2015 - 05:11 PM

Welcome!


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#7 Arenafoot

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Posted 29 November 2015 - 11:28 PM

Hi Everyone,

 

My name is Brett Weiss, and I write articles and books about video games.

Hey Brett - Welcome to Atari.io!!!

 

I also met you at the Houston ArcadeExpo (was with Rowsdowner70) and got some signed Walter Day cards from you (along with my purchase).

Again welcome!


consoles I own: Atari 2600 Vader & Jr. (short rainbow) w/box, GCE Vectrex, Radio Shack CoCo2 (64k) w/box, Intellivision, NES, SNES, N64 (x3), Xbox (Halo Ed.), PS1 (x3), PS2 slim, Wii, Mattel HyperScan (x2) handhelds I own: Microvision w/box, Electronic Football (by Sears) w/box, Tomytronic Pac-Man w/ box, Entex PacMan2, Coleco Donkey Kong tabletop w/box (w/ Coleco "Perma-Power" Adapter), & all MGA Classic Arcade's and Jakk's Pacific/TV Games Plug-n-Play.


#8 Brett Weiss

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Posted 30 November 2015 - 08:39 AM

Hey Brett!    

I had the pleasure of meeting you at the Houston Arcade Expo.   I was lucky enough to nab a copy of your 100 Greatest Console Games and get you and Walter to sign.

You also had a few Intellivision titles I nabbed to add to my collection, and gave a great talk with Walter Day. 

As for the book, its fantastic.  It is absolutely beautiful stylistically, and full of great info.   Definitely should be on any retro gamer's shelf!

I too am a huge KISS fan, so next I plan on checking out your KISS book.

 

Hi, thanks for your purchase, it was great seeing you at the show. THANKS FOR THE KIND WORDS!



#9 Brett Weiss

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Posted 30 November 2015 - 08:39 AM

welcome brett, met you many times at cge.

Yes, hi Dan, thank you!


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#10 Brett Weiss

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Posted 30 November 2015 - 08:40 AM

Thanks for all the warm welcomes, everyone!


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#11 AtariBrian

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Posted 30 November 2015 - 10:10 PM

KISS!



#12 StormSurge

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Posted 01 December 2015 - 11:06 AM

Welcome Brett!

I'm huge fan of 100 Greatest & it occupies a prominent space in my retro-gaming den!


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Posted 10 December 2015 - 12:08 AM

Look at what I got from my local library. 

 

These books are really really good.  I'm going to add them to my Christmas list! Do you sell them directly Brett?  And possibly autographed?

 

 

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#14 LeeJ07

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 12:52 AM

I have wanted those two books for a couple years now.


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#15 StormSurge

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 10:07 AM

It's great to have you here Brett!

 

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#16 Brett Weiss

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 10:13 AM

Thanks, everyone! 

 

Yes, I do sell the books direct, and I'll be happy to autograph them.

 

For  info, please email: brettw105 AT sbcglobal.net

 

THANKS!


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#17 Brett Weiss

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Posted 28 December 2015 - 11:09 AM

Check out my interview with National Videogame Museum co-founder Joe Santulli:

 

http://www.brettweis...-videogame.html

 

Thanks for reading!


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#18 Brett Weiss

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Posted 27 March 2016 - 10:27 AM

Hi everyone, I have a new YouTube channel that I hope you'll check out:
 
 
If you want to drool over the Stadium Events cart or play the world's largest Pong machine, you'll have to visit The National Videogame Museum in Frisco, Texas, but here's a sneak peek at some of the things you'll find at the first dedicated facility of its type in the U.S.:
 
 
Thanks for watching!

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#19 RickR

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Posted 27 March 2016 - 10:28 AM

Subscribed.  Looks great.  Thank you.


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Posted 27 March 2016 - 03:29 PM

Great video!  I can't wait to check this place out real soon. :)


"For you - Rowsdower from the 70 - have been appointed Omnivisioner of the Game Grid."  ~ Atari Adventure Square





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