Online Again - Short Update
September 23, 2007 - 7:05m
been focused on writing for my two weblogs, as well as occasionally
working on my myspace page and other things. I also wasn't able
to update this main site due to connection with the server. Thankfully,
that's all taken care of.
you need is still here on the main website. I'll be adding reviews
from the blogs to here, as well. And my thanks to everyone who
has downloaded my fanzine, V #1. I'll be searching around for
the other issues, so stay tuned.
of the Damned
- New Weblog
September 22, 2006 - 12:45am
the last year, I've had a games blog at Digital Press, called V
- The Next Generation. I'm sad to report that my humble blog is
being retired. DP is in the process of completely rebulding their
forum software, and this means closing down all the blogs on their
I've been banding about for a decent solution, and after setting
up a stopgap home at 1UP.com, I've started a new videogames blog
at Blogger. Hey, I just love waiting forever for Blogger to upload
pictures for the Ghibli blog, so why not double the fun?
name of my new blog is Videogames of the Damned. I also found this
killer Pac-Man template, which couldn't go to waste. Expect more
of the same quality (read: spotty) from V.
can visit Videogames of the Damned by clicking on the ad banner
- Issue 1 Available
For Download -
Sean Pettibone Has Died (8/21/76 - 4/20/06)
September 3, 2006 - 12:30am
back in 1993 I started a videogame-themed zine called V - The Videogame
Experience. It ran for eight issues over the next three years, led
to a couple freelance-writing jobs for professional magazines, an
appearance on radio (over Joe Lieberman's crusade against games
- remember that farce?) trips to Consumer Electronics Shows in Las
Vegas and Chicago, and many friends from around America, authors
of such zines as Digital Press, Paradox, In Between the Lines, The
Laser, MASTERminds, Video Revolution, Video Apocalypse.
can download the first issue, which came out in March, 1993. It
spans 24 pages, includes reviews, several lengthy commentaries,
and an extensive walk-through of the NES classic, Simon's Quest.
The layout and design took forever to create; even now, I wonder
just where the inspiration came from. My artistic abilities were
completely latent then, practically non-existent.
also discovered that one such friend, Sean Pettibone from Michigan,
just shy of 30 years, has died this April. He most likely never
knew this, but he was a tremendous influence upon me, a 20-year-old
kid who never really had any chance to live, and desperate to reinvent
himself and connect to the flow of life. Strange, that I was older
in years, but not in spirit. Pettibone was my teacher.
just discovered this sad fact today, almost by blind happenstance.
It's a sadness that washes up like the waves, dragging along the
sands of my memories, memories long absorbed and log forgotten.
Thirty years old. Snap your fingers, children, and it's gone.
does it go, these memories of the past? What is the past? Where
do we go? No one knows but the mystics or the materialists. Try
to determine if the sound at the center of your being is the voice
of God Almighty, or the sound of your own voice, without going mad.
anyway, I don't wish to drag you all down. In this course of this
life, you will be handed some pretty hard blows. We must all face
these; first, as those around us pass into the darkness, then, when
we follow them.
spirit of death hangs over this land. We must be mindful. I can
do nothing but pray, meditate, and weep.