Defender (MB Hall of Fame Inductee)

Hall of Fame Inductee
Original Release: 1980 (Arcade)
Developer: Williams Electronics
Publisher: Williams Electronics

Defender has slowly become one of the forgotten titles of the arcade era. It’s not as memorable as games like Pac-Man, Space Invaders, and Donkey Kong. Yet in 1981, even while the world was suffering from Pac-Man fever, Defender made more money than the ghost-hunting pie guy. Defender is one of those games that despite its difficulty and its complex gameplay (for the time), it still pulled in the quarters.


Weekly Video Game Post – Feb. 5, 2010


Weekly Video Game Podcast – Feb. 5, 2010 <45 mins (20.6 MB)>
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  • Just me flying solo today
  • I’m still having audio issues (and also my regular life has been very hectic the last week) so I apologize for the delay and the some of the sound problems
  • Will Square Enix be the next video company to cut back their support for Nintendo hardware?
  • Microsoft’s Game Room will only have family titles. That means you won’t be able to be trashed talked by your grandmother while playing Killer Instinct.
  • Sony’s trying to eliminate all the reasons why someone would want to buy a Playstation 3. On that note, are there any people out there considering buying a PSP Go? Anyone???
  • Civilization coming to Facebook. If I get a note from George Washington asking me to help him mine for silver to sell to the Aztecs, I’m going to punch the Internet in the groin.
  • Rumours are swirling about Nintendo possibly announcing a new system at GDC next month. My prediction: Limited Edition Pikachu Yellow Wii
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