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Today we kick off a slew of Sega Visions Magazine features! Up first is our candid interview with Bill Kunkel. He's considered by most to be the father of video game journalism, and his work on the classic magazine Electronic Games will forever be remembered. He also was the Game Doctor in Sega Visions and wrote the Niles Nemo comic strip that ran there for six issues. Sega-16 talked to him (http://www.sega-16.com/2006/02/interview-bill-kunkel/) for a bit about his experiences at the magazine, and you know you want to read it!
02-07-2006, 03:33 AM
I loved Bill's answers to your questions. I probably would have asked him a bit more directly why Sega Visions was so sappy in many respects since I am usually very rude, but he answered that without being asked. And I think I've mentioned this elsewhere on the forum, but I'd love to take issue with at least a dozen of his Game Doctor replies not just in Sega Visions but in VG&CE and maybe even the reborn Electronic Games (of which I have a few issues). Once more for good measure, just for Bill: THE SEGA POWER BASE CONVERTER IS NOT A MINI-MASTER SYSTEM! There are no processing chips in there. Well maybe one that tells the Genesis "I am the Master System Converter. Go to Z-80 mode or I will bitch slap you." And then the Z-80 does all the work and the Genesis freakin' loved it. I want Bill to start a 3rd rendition of Electronic Games just so I can ask the Game Doctor that question. I always went apeshit when I read that answer in VG&CE and Sega Visions and wherever else he answered it. :)
I always liked how KKW as he called it was/were always willing to talk about the old-school. That is great. Nowadays if it isn't Playstation or Xbox, people don't care.
02-07-2006, 09:49 PM
I'm sure back in the day most people thought the PBC was a mini Master System, and sadly, many people still think that. Oh well, can't win 'em all.
02-08-2006, 12:35 AM
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