OF THE GAME DOCTOR
Published November 2005
Listen to Bill Kunkel giving what may well be the funniest CGE keynote ever at Classic Gaming Expo 2005
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Go behind the scenes with the man who covered the Electronic Games business from Day One!
In 1981 Bill Kunkel and Arnie Katz founded Electronic Games magazine, the first magazine devoted entirely to the new generation of plugged-in entertainment from video and computer games to hand-helds, tabletop games, coin-ops and even state-of-the-art military and training simulators. Although the magazine only lasted just a few issues past its third birthday, it is still regarded as one of the finest game magazines ever published. Now, Bill Kunkel, a.k.a. The Game Doctor, reveals the untold stories behind both the magazine, and the people who brought us the ‘classic’ era of electronic gaming, along with other personal memoirs ranging from his early days as a comic book writer and rock guitarist to the sad saga of how his lifelong dream of becoming The Batman became the basis of a nightmarish movie/computer game tie-in experience.
Whether you’re a fan of videogames, comic books, or simply love to hear good inside stories told with a spark of wit and candor, gather round. Confessions of the Game Doctor is just what the doctor ordered.
of the Game Doctor is a jaw-dropping collection of
anecdotes that'll show you the video-game
industry from a completely new angle. The quality and integrity of Bill Kunkel's
pioneering work in game journalism and game design are all the more remarkable
when you learn about the whirlwind of sex, drugs and public-relations hoopla
that surrounded him while he produced it."
"Forget about whatever you've heard about the videogame industry,
this book lays it all out, good
writer or journalist has been around longer and seen the inside of the
industry more than Bill
Kunkel... He INVENTED video game journalism and the reader will be
intrigued and amazed at all the information and knowledge he's gained
over the years and is now willing to share through the stories he
tells. A must have for anyone interested in knowing the
"real" roots of the video game industry!"
'The Game Doctor' Kunkel has always been larger-than-life, and I never
stop smiling when I’m around
him or reading his stuff. The Game Doctor has been a great friend,
industry cohort, social host, and supporter of the video game
community. He’s truly passionate about sharing the joy of game
playing. I’ll never forget all the crazy video game and pizza nights
that he (and Laurie) hosted for us as young, enthusiastic video game
Kunkel is the best journalist that the videogame industry has ever
known, and Confessions of
The Game Doctor is written in his inimitable style: remarkably
insightful, brutally honest, and frequently hilarious."