Fred D'Ignazio's "D'Iversions" column mentions getting a lot of mileage from talking about Nintendo vs 64 for games, and describes one passionate fan's letter, including an anvelope with pro-64 slogans like "Down with Nintendo! Too many people like Nintendo better than Commodore! Bogus, dude! Most untriumphant!" Guess that's as good an end of the 80s as any.
A lot of games reviewed here, including "Omega", an interesting program-a-robot-gladiator-tank game. I enjoyed it, but by the time I hit levels where the "sit and wait for enemy to come to me" strategy didn't work I hadn't learned how to build a better fighter. Neat idea though.
Circuits - Eric Haines
Final Defense - Hubert Cross