You Can Call Me Joe -- A Joe V Blog
Joe V

Hi, I’m Joe V. The V is for Vadeboncoeur, but no one ever really calls me that (except my business card). That card also calls me the Global Director of Product Development, Marketing and Creative Design for Trek Bicycle. Yep, I am sometimes not really sure what all that means either. I do know that I dig bikes, oatmeal, motorcycles, burritos, the weird things I see along the way, my family and my job. I get to travel the world helping make great bikes, so it’s a pretty great gig.

« A Christmas Story | Main | Takin' It To The Hill »

December 19, 2007



>>>>Paperboy is the greatest bicycle-related game of all time. Try to name another one. You can't.

Rubbish. It's called Excitebike, and it blows Paperboy out of the water.

My dream bike shop would have a full-sized arcade version of each, however.

>>>>One gripe I do have about the game was that break dancers were supposed to be your enemies. For the most part, I always believed break dancers to be friendly people (except when you get served) who would enjoy receiving a newspaper.

Well, there's your answer right there. Clearly, you WERE getting served.

Perhaps future versions of Excitebike will allow the player to dismount, serve them back, and then continue on the route.


Paperboy is amazing because it's solid fun despite it's entirely mundane setting! I've always questioned games that had a setting so close to real life(tm), that it was difficult to justify their existence. Sure there are games where you can fly jumbo jets without having a pilot's license, or make pixel cakes and pies without the flourslplosions (Cooking Mama) , but riding a bike and throwing newspapers seems like something anyone can just go outside to do. Is the draw of games really about simulating stuff you can't do in real life: garroting someone in a dark alley (assasin's creed), gleefully flying a transport plane filled with your teammates into the side of a mountain rather than at their drop of point (Battlefield 1942), or leading the Golden Horde to the annihilation of the Cumans, and so on?

NCAA 11 Rosters

The NES Paperboy commercial is ridiculous, but the game itself is really good. Aside from playing my favorite game which is the NCAA Football, I also like playing arcade games. Very entertaining! Nice one!

The comments to this entry are closed.