A few months back I got the urge to catch-up with Johnny Wilson, the long-time editor of Computer Gaming World. I do this from time-to-time. I get nostalgic about old games or magazines, and then attempt to look-up some of the personalities and get them to speak on record about their time in the spotlight.
I had never met Mr. Wilson before, but I’ve read his book (High Score), and I was a fan of his work for many years. It seems that so many of the original thought-leaders in the video and computer game world have moved away, and I wanted to know why Wilson himself had “gone underground” and moved away from industry.
The interview presented at GameCareerGuide.com is only about 1/2 of interview I conducted with Wilson. In a few weeks I’ll post the entire thing. It’s a very enlightening look into the field of computer games and computer game journalism from one of the pioneers in the field.
Go on over and read the story here: http://www.gamecareerguide.com/features/1031/a_chat_with_former_cgw_head_johnny_.php