link love 02-06-08

February 6th, 2009

Welcome to a Friday link love, I’m no longer working in shadows edition!

Valkyria Chronicles, purty.

The guys from Giant Bomb take a twenty minute look at the under-appreciated and under-selling Valkyria Chronicles. Gosh, that game is purty.

Play reviews the Madcatz regular ol’ FightStick. I was wavering, but I think this is the one I’m settling on. Bang for the buck, and all that.

Greenland, a browser-based game where players manage neolithic tribes, has entered open beta. It’s part of the synthetic worlds initiative at Indiana University, and they are looking for feedback.

Lastly, and sadly, Classic Gaming Expo 2009, just like last year, has been cancelled. Is it time for a new retro gaming show in Las Vegas?

Chat with Tim Skelly

February 1st, 2009

Jeff Rothe, founder of the arcade collector’s site CoinOpSpace, is kicking off the first of a series of developer open chat sessions this Wednesday (Feb 4th) from 6:30-7:30pm PST in the CoinOpSpace chat room. This first session will be with Tim Skelly, formerly of Cinematronics and Vectorbeam, and creator of such arcade releases as Warrior (arguably the first fighting game), Rip-Off, Armor Attack, Reactor, and the vector rarity War of the Worlds.

Tim Skelly at CoinOpSpace

If you aren’t familiar with Tim’s work, Jeff has posted a slew of additional information covering his history in the industry, so check that out, make yourself a CoinOpSpace account, and drop by the chat on Wednesday night!