Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Software Engineer, author/writer, musician, martial artist.
Video Game Industry Related
I work in the industry as a contracted programmer and tech writer.
Co-author of Atari Inc. - Business is Fun.
Currently: Freelancing for Retro Gamer magazine, both as a fact checker and writer. Past articles I've written:
- Atari 7800 feature, Issue 78.
- Atari 5200 feature, Issue 80.
- Obscura Machina: Fairchild Channel F, Issue 88.
- From The Archives: Atari Inc., Issue 93.
- From The Archives: Atari Corporation, Issue 94.
- Crash And Burn (The Videogame Crash), Issue 100.
- The making of the Atari 2600, Issue 103.
- Tribute to Jack Tramiel, Issue 103.
- The making of PONG, Issue 104.
- Before Video Games, Issue 108
- Gaming Legends: Jack Tramiel, Issue 109.
- Making of Star Castle, Issue 112.
- The Mysterious Crash, Issue 113 (article on myth of first video game "crash").
- The Story Of Microsoft, Issue 116.
- Fairchild Channel F Retrospective, Issue 121.
- Memorial on William C. Lowe, Issue 123.
- 70s video arcade industry sub-feature for "When Arcades Ruled the Earth" feature, Issue 127.
Articles I've assisted in:
- Stampede, Issue 76
- The making of Lunar Lander, Issue 79.
- In the Chair - Allan Alcorn, Issue 83.
- The Making of Missile Command, Issue 88.
- The Making of Sprint 2, Issue 89.
- Computer Space, Issue 94.
- The Lynx Effect, Issue 97.
- Atari 8-bit Retrospective, Issue 125.
Also regularly assist with fact checking, pictures, resources, etc.
Video game products: Flash reproductions of PONG, Breakout (arcade game), Missile Command, Centipede, Asteroids, Space Duel, Tempest, Lunar Lander and Battlezone for Atari. All games were to the tee reproductions with no emulation/roms.
Atari Flashback 2 team - technical writer, online manual. Manual and Box for Flashback 2+ as well.
Last completed product: Atari/Taco Bell cd-rom based video games for kids meal giveaways.
I'm also a video game and personal computer historian and collector, as well as an Atari historian and collector. Recognized expert in those fields, and have had the pleasure of interviewing many luminaries from the video gaming and computer industries over the years.
Current contracted writer for Retro Gamer Magazine.
Member of International Game Developers Association's Game Preservation SIG.
Owner of Electronic Entertainment Museum (E2M) and archive.
Ex-Site Administrator, current Staff ClassicGaming.Com (an IGN site)
Co-Owner Atari Gaming Headquarters
Co-Organizer Midwest Gaming Classic
Moderator Atari Inc. discussion boards
Member of TwinGalaxies
Martial Arts Related
Founder and Moderator - Wing Chun Kuen Mailing List - Oldest Internet based wing chun discussion group, established in 1992. Moved to yahoo groups in 2003.
Founder and Presenter - Wing Chun Friendship Seminars. Series of seminars (1998 to present) designed to foster communication and sharing of material between multiple branches and linneages of wing chun. All proceeds donated to charity.
I've been a member of Wikipedia since June 11th, 2005.
Projects I'm a Member Of
Entries I've Created
Sea Wolf (arcade game) | Dominos (arcade game) | Crash 'N Score | F-1 (Arcade Game) | Hi-way | Indy 4 (arcade game) | Indy 800 | Jet Fighter (arcade game) | Stunt Cycle (arcade game) | Steeplechase (arcade game) | Elimination (arcade game) | Anti-Aircraft (arcade game) | Lunar Lander (arcade game) | E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (video game) | Outlaw (arcade game) | Pursuit | Qwak! (arcade game) | Quiz show (arcade game)| Rebound (arcade game) | Shark Jaws | Microprose Systems, LLC | Atari, Inc | Atari Corporation | Atari Interactive | Atari, Inc (Infogrames)
Entries I've Rewritten or Contributed Signifcantly To
Allan Alcorn, Atari, Atari 2600, Atari 7800, Atari 8-bit family , Atari Flashback , Atari Games, Atari ST, Branches of Wing Chun, Battlezone, Breakout, Breakout clones , Centipede (arcade game), Commodore International, Computer Space, Crystal Castles, Dave Nutting , Doctor Pong, Galaxy Game, Games By Apollo, Golden Age of Arcade Games, History of the Amiga, History of video games, History of video game consoles (first generation), History of video game consoles (second generation), Jay Miner, First video game, Jack Tramiel, Leung Ting, List of years in computer games, Magnavox Odyssey, Mattel Aquarius, MicroProse, Midwest Gaming Classic, Nolan Bushnell, Pong, Qix, Ralph H. Baer, Steve Wozniak, Sifu, Sprint 2, Star Raiders, Tank (arcade game), Tempest (arcade game), Tennis for Two, Texas Instruments Compact Computer 40, Traditional Wing Chun Kung Fu, UWink, Video game, Video game crash of 1983, Video game console, Video Pinball, William Cheung, William Higinbotham, Wing Chun, WingTsun, Yip Man.
Pictures I've contributed
Barnstars I've Been Awarded
|The Tireless Contributor Barnstar|
|I award this barnstar to Marty Goldberg for his contributions to most every video game article on Wikipedia. His continual work on improving this realm of the encyclopedia is very appreciated. — Frecklefσσt | Talk|
|The VG Barnstar|
|Marty Goldberg has been award the VG Star for his tireless contributions to the video games articles on Wikipedia. — Frecklefσσt | Talk|
|The VG Barnstar|
|For fact checking, offering suggestions, and digging up sources that always seem to elude me for almost every classic video game articles I've worked on. Space Invaders, Pong, Pac-Man (Atari 2600) and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (video game) would not be what they are today without your help. Just wanted to let you know that your help does not go unnoticed and is greatly appreciated. (Guyinblack25 talk 16:22, 19 October 2009 (UTC))|
|The Video Game Barnstar|
|For your persistence at upholding an agreement made by you and other members of the video game project. Well done, sir, well done. --Matthew (talk) 19:59, 30 September 2013 (UTC)|
I was interviewed as a featured editor in the January 5th issue of the WikiProject Video Games Newsletter.