Hi everybody, I am a Graphic Designer based in Dublin, Ireland, and I was lucky enough to have grown up during the early culture of video games stretching back as far as 1979, at the tender age of 7 was when I experienced my first ever video game journey on the wonderful Atari VCS console and throughout the 1980s I was hooked. I began using Atari's 8-bit computers, and eventually rocketed into the 16-bit days with the Atari ST and the Commodore Amiga in the 1990s. My passion for old school video games has been so influential for a lot of the work I do today, both as an artist and a digital media designer, so with that knowledge, I decided to set out and produce five digital magazines based on classic video game machines, ranging from the Atari Computer 8-bit and 16-bit range (Atari Gamer and Atari ST Gamer) magazine series and a Nintendo NES system publication called "NES-BIT" to name but a few. I am the creator and producer of "Atari: a Visual History" and the "Coin-Op: The Arcade Guide" books so I’m extremely passionate about this subject matter and my goal has always been to aspire in creating the most professional publications in celebration of these video game platforms. It is incredibly important to me to maintain a very high quality on any future publications I work on and produce.
I'm also the co-founder and owner of Bitmap Soft & Phoenix Ware, a UK Software distributor of brand new old video games across many vintage computers and console formats and has gone from strength to strength over the last 2 years or so.
Welcome back to The SEGA Lounge! This week, we welcome to the show Darren Doyle, of Greyfox Books, to discuss a new Mega Drive book currently being funded through Kickstarter: Mega Book Collection. The SEGA Lounge is proud to be an official endorser of this project.