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Michael Thomasson

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Good Deal Games

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Good Deal Games

5508 George Drive

Hamburg, New York,14075

United States

Company Description

THE Place for VIDEO GAME Hobbyists & Collectors! ONLINE ARCADE! Classic Game Crossword Puzzles, Humor, Chat, Articles, Interviews, Postcards, News, Polls, (+) MORE!...more

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Employment History

Member, Videogame Related Program Video MODS

MTV


Server

ISAAC'S DELI INC


Concept Artist, Rigger, Animator

Apartment 8 Studios


Prime Minister

OlderGames companies


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GDG


Senior Animator

World Event Companies


Classic Gamer Magazine


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Good Deal Games - Classic Videogame STAFF

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MICHAEL THOMASSON
Meet the man that makes this mess! Michael Thomasson is one of the most widely respected videogame historians in the videogame field today. He currently teaches college level videogame history, design, and graphics courses. For television, Michael conducted research for MTV's videogame related program Video MODS. With much fanfare, Michael contributed to the Inventor of Home Videogames' publication, Videogames in the Beginning by Ralph Baer, as well as several other historical videogame texts including his own solo project Downright Bizarre Games: Video Games that Crossed the Line. Michael has written several business plans for several videogame vendors and managed almost a dozen game-related retail stores spanning two decades. His historical columns have been distributed worldwide in newspapers and magazines. He has also contributed towards or published dozens of games for several consoles, such as the Atari VCS, Sega CD, Colecovision, Atari Jaguar, Intellivision, 3DO, CD-i and Vectrex. Furthermore, Michael has the World's Largest Video Game Collection certified by the Guinness Book of World Records! Michael Thomasson Michael Thomasson is an All-Around-Good-Guy! He started programming games when he began to read at the young age of 5 on the Commodore PET -- later branching into the TRS-80, Vic-20, TI-99, and eventually the Atari line of computers. Michael was previously a full-time 3D Animator, so videogames are as much a form of research, as they are entertainment. Dissecting the newer 3D games through their technology, and examining the classic games he thinks such things as, "How did they do THAT w/ only 2K of memory!"


Good Deal Games - Classic Videogame STAFF

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MICHAEL THOMASSON
Meet the man that makes this mess! Michael Thomasson is one of the most widely respected videogame historians in the videogame field today. He currently teaches college level videogame history, design, and graphics courses. For television, Michael conducted research for MTV's videogame related program Video MODS. With much fanfare, Michael contributed to the Inventor of Home Videogames' publication, Videogames in the Beginning by Ralph Baer, as well as several other historical videogame texts. Michael has written several business plans for several videogame vendors and managed almost a dozen game-related retail stores spanning two decades. His historical columns have been distributed worldwide in newspapers and magazines. He has also contributed towards or published dozens of games for several consoles, such as the Atari VCS, Sega CD, Colecovision, Atari Jaguar, 3DO, CD-i and Vectrex. Furthermore, Michael has the World's Largest Video Game Collection certified by the Guinness Book of World Records! Michael Thomasson Michael Thomasson is an All-Around-Good-Guy! He started programming games when he began to read at the young age of 5 on the Commodore PET -- later branching into the TRS-80, Vic-20, TI-99, and eventually the Atari line of computers. Michael was previously a full-time 3D Animator, so videogames are as much a form of research, as they are entertainment. Dissecting the newer 3D games through their technology, and examining the classic games he thinks such things as, "How did they do THAT w/ only 2K of memory!"


Good Deal Games - Classic Videogame ARTICLES

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By Michael Thomasson of Good Deal Games
by Michael Thomasson by Michael Thomasson by Michael Thomasson by Michael Thomasson Of course, being married to Michael of Good Deal Games, my involvement in classic gaming has certainly increased. I have to admit I didn't know much about the Brown Box or Ralph's place in classic gaming history, but as soon as Michael mentioned that he was the creator of Simon, my interest was piqued... Coin-Op History: Double Dragon Series by Michael Thomasson by Michael Thomasson by Michael Thomasson by Michael Thomasson and Bill Kunkel by Michael Thomasson by Michael Thomasson by Daniel Bienvenu & Michael Thomasson by Michael Thomasson by Michael Thomasson by Michael Thomasson by Michael Thomasson An absolute enourmous amount of Atari computer information here - I do not even know where to begin to start a description of the article - just forge on - you'll be entertained, especially if your a hardware guru like we are! - Michael Thomasson by Michael Thomasson and Bill Kunkel by Michael Thomasson of GDG By Michael Thomasson of GDG ...as I tried to leave, he actually grabbed my shoulder, and swung me back to the display console. He then pushed a controller in my hand, and challenged me to compete with him. By Michael Thomasson of Good Deal Games by Michael Thomasson by Michael Thomasson by Michael Thomasson By Michael Thomasson by Michael Thomasson by Michael Thomasson


Good Deal Games - Classic Videogame Games INTERVIEWS

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Michael Thomasson
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Good Deal Games - Classic Videogame Games ARTICLE - New Games

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"TheSega CD was definitely ahead of its time, and truly the 'Next Generation' machine as it claimed to be," said Good Deal Games owner Michael Thomasson, who, while not selling classic video games, is an animator in Lexington, Kentucky.
Michael is also a die-hard gaming collector, "My private collection is almost complete. Just about every cartridge game ever created is in my personal collection, and most CD based games released - spanning over thirty consoles! he said. His company focuses on games for classicsystems, but supports new systems as well, including the Playstation and theSega Dreamcast. His website, www.gooddealgames.com, touts having1000s of games for sale or trade on over 35 systems. Michael believes the Sega CD was a great video game system that just did not catch on. Unfortunately, it's development cycle ended earlier than it should have, and so the true power of the machine was never fully realized. Knowing that there were games that were developed for the system that were never released, Michael said he thought these games would be ideal launch titles for Good Deal Games (GDG) new publishing division. "We needed to find a platform which would allow us to produce games in a cost-effective manner. Especially considering that GDG is a small entity. This meant that a CD platform was preferable, since cartridge manufacturing is very expensive," he said. Michael did say however, that this is not the end of GDG's publishing enterprise. "The idea is that once these titles can turn a profit, we then will use that money to release other titles. We have access to under a dozen yet-to-be-released Sega CD titles, and are very close to closing negotiations for Penn & Teller: Smoke and Mirrors. This has been an incredible demanding (and expensive) title since the game needed to be negotiated with both the original developer and Penn& Teller," he said. Michael also said he hopes to expand past the Sega CD and onto other systems, "The 3DO platform also interests us, and we are doing ample research!" Also, despite the lack of sales, Michael still holds optimistic feelings about the games. "Are they a success? One reason that Carl as well as Mark with his Vectrex games and Michael at GDG are able to make money with their releases is because of the tight-knit classicgaming community on the internet.


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