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Chris Bieniek @vgephemera Chicago, IL USA

Editor, author, packrat

44 Following   496 Followers   252 Tweets

Joined Twitter 3/4/11


@rvr67michael OMG
7/3
2020
@nbajambook https://t.co/I8AzVdqOnr
5/26
2020
@wtfmig @Nateryl https://t.co/S9dPOrwQd1
5/24
2020
@dirtdirt FINALLY somebody else remembers it!
5/5
2020
@nbajambook @BoomBaptist https://t.co/gAPZGRi8w7
4/28
2020
@frankcifaldi @mistydemeo I think "CARACRESTA" strongly suggests that somebody at Play It Again was transliterating… https://t.co/lsav1gM7Oa
3/13
2020
Very sad to hear that Tim Skelly has passed. Neil Tesser's interview with Mr. Skelly (Video Games, Oct. 1982) was t… https://t.co/09zTqhiTdb
3/4
2020
RIP Kazuhisa Hashimoto, innovator #KonamiCode https://t.co/2H9PLROgBB
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2/26
2020
@nbajambook I swear, the firehouse looks like the one in my old neighborhood (Archer Ave. and Sacramento) https://t.co/xfkjXt6nsb
2/21
2020
@MikePMayberry It's funny you should mention that line, because for years after I got this letter, I used "but Fran… https://t.co/NKxJbnAIFB @jasonwhitman 0049 Cherryvale Mall, Rockford 0053 Belvidere Mall, Waukegan 0090 Lincoln Mall, Matteson 0217 Spring… https://t.co/JxZyi7pVOPRare #SonictheHedgehog 2 #SegaGenesis Holographic Cartridge Label on eBay: https://t.co/UUrQY9rLkY https://t.co/yMgYLXacULWhat's that terrible shrieking sound? It's the agonized wail of collectors going through this list of coin-op games… https://t.co/ucagDCNuJq
2/19
2020
@we_pokemon It was e-mailed to me by someone from NoA who was involved with the e-Reader product line. Here's the o… https://t.co/hMrF2HxVsl
2/9
2020
One of the few letters I kept from my magazine days. I always hoped that this kid would someday get his wish, but I… https://t.co/BDeWzgNy2c @Riccaby https://t.co/NqntvUIpIf
2/4
2020
@rvr67michael @thegaygamer Hey, American Bonk was cool, too! https://t.co/iqJoAwlLci
1/18
2020
@DanAmrich @ChrisTheHoff @Vidgames Hello, Dan (and Chris H.)!
1/4
2019
@nbajambook https://t.co/CiYvizKyyt
12/28
2019
Selling my copies of the rare Robotech: Crystal Dreams (#Nintendo64) and #DCComics Twisted Metal 2 promotional comi… https://t.co/ccFQODEQA4
12/15
2019
I just listed my copies of the rare Twisted Metal 2 and Robotech: Crystal Dreams (N64) promotional comic books on e… https://t.co/rweuQAsFrJ
12/9
2019
@iocat TAIL OF THE SUNNN *fistbump*
12/4
2019
Scenes from the GameCube launch in Japan, September 2001 https://t.co/srUDdUVePV
11/3
2019
@rdbaaa FYI, I was teased for giving this game a very positive review in VideoGames magazine, so it's nice to know… https://t.co/YOQex67ACi @rdbaaa I think the Panic map in Tips & Tricks magazine was made by Zach Meston... but I did assign him the task an… https://t.co/azqYzQm4l0
11/2
2019
@nbajambook Well, what is the reason? https://t.co/8xqsYou0ETReminder: When you go trick-or-treating on #Halloween, always bring your #TurboGrafx16 candy bag and remember to we… https://t.co/MvggWMSJN8
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10/31
2019
@RangoSSB Thanks! We couldn't have done it without your support.
10/19
2019
Original texture maps for the heads of all four members of KISS in Tony Hawk's Underground. Includes Gene's teeth a… https://t.co/QJmWPvyrFn @chownlife @MiesGlassHouse Which Virtual Boy game is this?
10/14
2019
@MikeJMika https://t.co/YEWjqMdpup
10/11
2019
@nbajambook https://t.co/5ZdzWrcBty
9/20
2019
@DrNobody18 Good news: Pat is on Twitter, and he deserves more recognition for his years of excellent work on Tips & Tricks! @pkreynolds
8/29
2019
@DigitalEclipse @Disney @NH_Interactive I look forward to playing The Loin King on my Switch https://t.co/RoJPAW6OCI
8/28
2019
@chownlife Rooting for her, but I don't know her name!
8/7
2019
@frankcifaldi I'll have to check, I recently discovered they were missing. I know this is one of 'em; looks like yo… https://t.co/l066Ecbj5a @nbajambook Don't forget these two, also from 1998: https://t.co/5idwi43i0I @frankcifaldi Ha ha! Would you believe I'm still missing two issues myself?
8/2
2019
@covell_chris @kidfenris @UrkelMoeDee @frankcifaldi The truth is that my wife called them "guy games" when I was fr… https://t.co/0VIbLkrR48
7/24
2019
@Shake_Well I'm Chris Bieniek. I'm only using "vgephemera" because Twitter wouldn't allow "video-game-ephemera". Ac… https://t.co/0TyMATASv5
7/21
2019
Greg Martin's original box art for Pocky & Rocky on the #SuperNES https://t.co/0nOVvQoJkI
7/14
2019
Color proof of a #TurboGrafx-16 "Turbo Titans" print ad from August, 1990. A weird contest with weird rules. #6 was… https://t.co/J39QmMpg46
7/7
2019
Somebody just paid $3,500 for a copy of the Twisted Metal 2 comic on eBay, so maybe I should rethink this...There was a time when I thought that collecting video-game-related comic books was a good idea. (It never was.) https://t.co/HNQ2JuJKFz
7/5
2019
@nbajambook https://t.co/WbNIT2MX9r
6/8
2019
@iocat I disagree that it's more difficult now, mainly because it's so easy to take screen shots. There were game m… https://t.co/VGrRYvNVf6
5/31
2019
@XtianCole That was the only time we ever hired a photographer to shoot a Tips & Tricks cover! https://t.co/EV50J5OXob
5/14
2019
Close-up view of the #Nintendo logo from NOA stationery (early 1990s). It has undergone some minor modifications s… https://t.co/sjcRmIJvNU
4/27
2019
@suddendesu Everything else was in Japanese. https://t.co/emELCe5n49
3/20
2019
In the mid-'90s, the Hi-Tech 21 arcade at Yaohan Plaza in Los Angeles had a rare Waku Waku #Sonic Patrol Car machin… https://t.co/WBtyFKy20M
3/19
2019
@jnol8 Thanks for remembering, and for subscribing! We couldn't have done it without people like you supporting us. @jnol8 I am
2/18
2019
@doomocrat @NeoPenny @nbajambook @jchensor Who did what now?
2/12
2019
@nbajambook That's totally the Arby's on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood; that crooked palm tree is still right in front of it today
2/4
2018
Travel back to 1991, where Japan's Consumer Software Group is showing off new and upcoming console games...on VHS!… https://t.co/KFKAqtyCGZ
12/31
2018
@MikeJMika Man...those shows were great back then.
12/18
2018
I get a strong Phantom Fighter/Dr. Chaos vibe from those screen shots of the unreleased Nightmare on Elm Street NES… https://t.co/TcMixuXtUK
12/15
2018
@Bad_Wrong_Fun It's still in limbo, but I need to get on it soon because imitators are starting to appear. Thanks for your interest!
12/3
2018
@sour_sauce_usa @tyronerodriguez And I got to eat those donuts!
11/29
2018
@frankcifaldi Remind me to tell you the Kung Lao story some day.
11/21
2018
@kidfenris I did review Crystalis for VG&CE, and for a book called "VideoGames & Computer Entertainment Complete Gu… https://t.co/Fj6BeESDlL @kidfenris I haven't played Crystalis in many years, but these articles are reminding me why I liked it so much. Thanks!
11/7
2018
@wtfmig Because we need Tatanga first.
10/30
2018
@mobilesworking I guess they do, but the more significant connection is that they were all made by the same person… https://t.co/Bh2jmHbm69
10/1
2018
Here are three very obscure video-game fanzines. What do they all have in common? https://t.co/nqVGUX1VoQ
9/30
2018
@frankcifaldi https://t.co/qkwZfFOdPf
9/24
2018
For the record, @gameinformer was not the only magazine to get a snarky "certificate of appreciation" from… https://t.co/9Q7AVdrbSG
9/16
2018
@Riccaby https://t.co/AipwMjbLFd
9/13
2018
@codylmurphy I wish I knew. I used to have a lot of doubles, but most of them were given away over the years to col… https://t.co/XQfWfSZnYi
8/1
2018
Great to see this. Made my day! https://t.co/f8EsETChBp
7/31
2018
Today - of all days - Google informed me that Spider-Man was created by Stan Lee, Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz, and th… https://t.co/dQqmQQqKku
7/7
2018
@gdri @Youlouto It looks almost exactly like the Atari 2600 version of Vanguard. https://t.co/fU1wJN3jWZ
7/2
2018
@mobilesworking I know. It's an honor! @notlikethesoup You're very welcome. But if you bought them every month for years, then I should be thanking YOU!
6/3
2018
@frankcifaldi Wow!
5/29
2018
Did you know that Imagineer announced a version of Populous for the NES? Neither did I...until I found this Europea… https://t.co/PqKfGjrzPx
5/28
2018
@JoshYTsui FYI, Rob Fulop still has one of the original models from that photo! https://t.co/23W0HvHZqF
4/27
2018
A robotic female soldier. A masked warrior. A sword-wielding princess. A schoolgirl riding an enormous cat!?! These… https://t.co/klX9ZVRV45
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4/25
2018
today's #WebcomicWednesday and you should check out Meta & Nilla! cute sprites and cute characters!… https://t.co/s0uHz8Wlep
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4/19
2018
@BrianFColin Is...is that the man, the myth, the legendary Murphy Muddrucker himself?!
4/7
2018
#BadDudes AVAILABLE NOW on #NintendoSwitch eShop for $7.99! Are you bad enough to save President Ronnie?!… https://t.co/KEnSqlhhHL
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4/6
2018
@wtfmig https://t.co/meTZLCJU0h
3/19
2018
Can't unsee https://t.co/uesvpSjCMQ
3/10
2018
@frankcifaldi @JoshYTsui @stevenplin @MikeJMika If only the proprietor could get off his ass and update it every once in a while... @JoshYTsui @frankcifaldi @stevenplin @MikeJMika According to this Web site, the original Primal Rage models were sc… https://t.co/S90af02KLy
3/7
2018
I remember playing these two games on the PLATO computer system at the University of Illinois in the mid-1970s. The… https://t.co/szHe3EolOg
3/2
2018
In Tips & Tricks magazine, this information would sometimes be hidden in plain sight in the "PlayStation 2 Tips" se… https://t.co/Xg8em8pI4xMagazines in the U.S. can qualify for discounted postal rates by including a "Statement of Ownership" once a year.… https://t.co/ttfNe3AUTG
2/10
2018
先程の案内で一部誤りがありました。申し訳ございません再度ご覧ください!Cave Story+発売記念#キャンペーン実施!1.「PikiiGK」をフォローする2.このツイートをリツイートする。応募者の中から1名様に#Nintendohttps://t.co/d5eRX3kMu0
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2/7
2018
The original Complete RAMPAGE Cabinet Not seen in 31 years! (Management replaced my side art concept with the famil… https://t.co/VDaXK8iz9k
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2/5
2018
June 1991: Nintendo leaves Sony at the altar and elopes with Philips instead. This was a bombshell press release; t… https://t.co/aaXujVNRIG
2/4
2018
The good news: Your uncle works at Nintendo. The bad news: He still has to pay $35 + tax to get you a copy of Super… https://t.co/5pXEsPhKV0
1/21
2018
@harvestedmoon Sure. In the days before desktop publishing and high-speed Internet were commonplace, game publisher… https://t.co/ZbhgrF4DHt
1/18
2018
@Riccaby People are gonna think you're joking about Fatty Bear's Birthday Surprise, so I hope you're prepared to te… https://t.co/w6lulVq5wV
1/5
2017
@GhibliBlog Ughhh...I can't believe I wrote that Battletoads has "a perfectly balanced difficulty level." So embarrassed.
12/30
2017
Nintendo of America Christmas card, 1998 https://t.co/8rPzgwkq7xCapcom USA Christmas card, 1998 https://t.co/9CXPOimOwE
12/24
2017
@Riccaby Maybe it's even higher than 10! :D @Riccaby You forgot 10. Knight Terrors
12/18
2017
In each of these three panels from 1960s Captain America comics, the person getting shot is never seen again. If yo… https://t.co/HYqUN5v7aX
12/17
2017

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