Howard Phillips, Matthew Taranto
Howard got his start at Nintendo unloading thousands of Donkey Kong arcade machines into a warehouse, but within a decade became Director, Game Creative and "Gamemaster" - a sort of corporate mascot for the company. You might recognize him from Nintendo Power's Howard & Nester comics! Well, the Gamemaster is back to dole out info in a tell-all book about his mostly fun-filled 10 years at Nintendo of America (NOA)! From behind-the-scenes secrets to his own personal reviews of over 100 games, Howard's ready to prove what we always knew--that knowledge is (Nintendo) power!
Joining Howard is Matthew, a webcomic artist, composer and Nintendo Switch indie game designer. But first and foremost, Matthew is a gamer and will be offering the perspective of a kid who grew up in the NES era. So while Howard discusses playtesting every NES title under the sun, Matthew will offer his perspective of an American boy whose childhood was enriched by these fun experiences. Also, he'll be handling art: the layouts, the book's frequent comic breaks, plus hundreds of unique illustrations!