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Marty Goldberg

Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Software Engineer, author/writer, musician, martial artist.

Video Game Industry Related[edit]

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:

Articles I've assisted in:

Also regularly assist with fact checking, pictures, resources, etc.

Freelancer for RETRO magazine. Past articles I've written:

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

Owner Electronic Entertainment Museum

Moderator Atari Inc. discussion boards

Member of TwinGalaxies

Martial Arts Related[edit]

Instructor of Wing Chun Kuen - Watchful Dragon Kwoon

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.

Wikipedia Related[edit]

I've been a member of Wikipedia since June 11th, 2005.

This editor is a Veteran Editor II and is entitled to display this Bronze Editor Star.
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Projects I'm a Member Of[edit]

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WikiProject Video games.
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Martial Arts WikiProject

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Atari task force.
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Arcade Task Force.

Spirit portal.jpg This user is a part of WikiProject Paranormal, which aims to improve Wikipedia's coverage of the paranormal. If you would like to participate, you can visit the project page, where you can join the project and see a list of open tasks.

Entries I've Created[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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Barnstars I've Been Awarded[edit]

Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif 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
BarnstarCVG.png The VG Barnstar
Marty Goldberg has been award the VG Star for his tireless contributions to the video games articles on Wikipedia. — Frecklefσσt | Talk
BarnstarCVG.png 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))
Video Game Barnstar Hires.png 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.

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