Hi! I’m Norman Caruso, and I am the creator of The Gaming Historian. I earned my bachelors degree in history and my North Carolina teaching license in May of 2009 from Elizabeth City State University. While I’m not working on the show or playing video games, I enjoy reading, playing and watching sports, cooking, and exercising.
The Gaming Historian is a side project I started while attending Elizabeth City State University in the Spring of 2008. I was a history major and thought of an idea to create a documentary series about video games. I made my first episode about the NES2 when I noticed comments on an Angry Video Game Nerd episode asking about the system (James Rolfe features this console in many of his episodes).
The feedback was overwhelming to say the least. I was featured on ScrewAttack and received positive feedback. Because of this, I continued the series and I haven’t stopped since.
Along with videos, I also like to write about video game history and other related topics.
My goal of the site is to teach you the history of video games, as well as share some personal video game related posts.
I only post when I have new content. Videos have no set schedule due to time constraints. To make sure you don’t miss my newest posts, be sure to subscribe to my RSS Feed!
My Top Posts
If you are new to the site, it might be best to start with the most popular content. Here are the top 5.
- Videos – All of the videos I have made, from newest to oldest.
- How I Got My Earthbound Cartridge – A personal story of how I got one of the rarest SNES games.
- Mario’s Secret NES Games - A look back at all of the games Mario appeared in on the NES.
- Fail 4 Sale – The $50,000 Power Cord – The first in a series of articles on overprice gaming items.
- Do We Collect Too Many Video Games? - A personal reflection on collecting video games. Is it healthy?
How To Contact Me
The easiest way to contact me is by filling out the form on the contact page.
If you need to e-mail me directly, I can be reached at email@example.com.