“You never know what people will choose to be offended by.”
Gilbert Gottfried was born on February 28, 1955, in the Coney Island section of the Brooklyn borough of New York City. He started doing stand-up at age 15 and became known as a “comedian’s comedian”. In 1980, Gibert was hired for season 6 of Saturday Night Live. He was known for his shrilling voice, squinting eyes, crude humor, and being the hilarious voice of the Aflac Duck in commercials. After sinking dramatically with some 9/11 humor he became the “too soon” comic.
Carmageddon is a vehicular combat video game released for personal computers (MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows, and Mac OS) on June 30, 1997. I bought the original Windows version that came on a multitude of disks. I also purchased my first gaming steering wheel because of this game. I have always loved this game. In many countries (including Germany and, for a short time, the United Kingdom), the first release of the game was censored.
Masayuki Uemura, a Japanese home computer game pioneer whose Nintendo consoles sold millions of units worldwide, has died, according to the university in Kyoto where he taught. He died December 6, 2021, at the age of 78.
Robert Clotworthy was born October 24, 1955 in Los Angeles, California. He was named after his uncle, Bob Clotworthy, who won the 1956 Gold Medal, at the Olympic Games in Melbourne, for Spring Board Diving. He began voice acting at the age of 15, his father was a producer of radio commercials. Robert would tag along with him to work and met some of the greatest such as Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara, Mel Blanc and June Foray.
Carnival is an arcade game made by Gremlin/Sega in 1980. It was the first game to include a bonus round. It is for one or two players (one at a time) to shoot moving targets with the gun at the bottom of the screen. It was programmed by Medo Moreno with the support of Murphy Bivens and Helene Schlein.
This was the first dedicated video game magazine co-founded by Bill Kunkel, Joyce Worley, and Arnie Katz. The first issue was released in October of 1981 and ran until April 1985. They had met writing the “Arcade Alley” column, which ran from 1979 – 1984, in Video Magazine. This was the beginning of video game reviews and they gave them the depth