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Currently residing in Silicon Valley (California) but raised in Tokyo and Los Angeles, Keita Iida was introduced to the wonderful world of videogaming when he stumbled upon a Space Invaders machine sometime in the late 1970s. Since that time, he has been an avid gaming fanatic and videogame collector who has attended numerous trade shows (including all E3’s) and has acquired most systems on the day of its release.
Keita’s involvement in videogames is not restricted to AGH or in the
classic gaming arena. He works at NVIDIA Corporation, the leading 3D graphics chip technology company. Prior to that he was at VM Labs, the company behind the NUON technology which powered a number of interactive DVD-video machines from Toshiba, Samsung and others. He is also part of Digital Press, the leading publication best known for its video game collector’s guides, and was a contributing writer at ActionZone, a former online videogame magazine. In addition, he has organized the World of Atari ’98 and Classic Gaming Expo conventions. He has also contributed to Phoenix: The Fall And Rise Of Videogames, Supercade – A Visual History of the Videogame Age 1971-1984, and Nazo No Game Makyo (a Japanese book), three of the definitive books on the history of electronic entertainment. His hobbies include Golf, Kendo (a martial art, ’92 national champ), movies and videogames, of course!
Marty Goldberg is the current site admin and the guy responsible for the exciting fresh look of the site as well as the cornucopia of new content. Marty’s a programmer and writer in the video game industry who has a life long passion for all things Atari. Multi-talented is his middle name, and besides his demonstrable programming, art, and writing skills he is also a musician and teaches Wing Chun kung fu.
Marty has been a video game fan since first walking into a bowling alley and playing Breakout back in the mid ’70’s as a young kid. Now a grown Gen-x’er, over the years his passion has grown to include a large collection of computers, game consoles and video game memorabilia. He was also fortunate to attend the Consumer Electronics show from the late 80’s onward, where he had a chance to see the home console industry from it’s revival days through to the early 3D era.
Besides AGH, Marty is also the curator of the Electronic Entertainment Museum, as well as former editor of the internationally known and respected ClassicGaming.Com online magazine/website.
After running the Computing and Video Gaming museum for Jagfest in 2001, Marty joined with the Dan Loosen and Gary Heil of the Goat Store to put on the Midwest Classic – which is now among the top computing/gaming conventions in the US.
Through his time in the collecting and gaming scene, he has also had the opportunity to talk with, interview, and strike friendships with many notables of the past and present video game industry. Besides using his considerable knowledge of gaming history for these websites, he is also currently involved in writing a book on Atari from 1972-Present. Likewise, he also lends a helping hand to those working on their own projects, articles, or research in an effort to give back to the passion that has brought so much joy in his life.
Marty is also a freelance writer in the video game publication industry and currently fact checks and freelances for RetroGamer Magazine.
Les Caron was the man who dressed up the original AGH site, and boy, was that page ready to dance! His amazing skills in computer graphics design is plainly evident by the exceptional animated gifs, 3-D texture images and colorful logos (and you haven’t seen anything yet, trust us). Les was also the victor of the Belgonet animated gif contest and won the coveted Belgonet homepage award as well. If not for his involvement, AGH could have very well been a wasteland with a bunch of text files and jpg’s scans.
As Belgium’s number one Atari freak, he has owned everything from a 2600 to a 1040STE to his current fave, the Jaguar. He’s a veteran in computer-aided design from the days of using his ST computer, and was formerly the webmaster of Gamewire, an online gaming site. Les also used to run Jag-@-Zine,
which had recently been integrated as part of AGH.
Les is an avid fan of racing games (Gran Turismo is his current fave) and his legendary racing skills has caused his countrymen to call him “Thierry Boutsen with good looks.”