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Video game books?

by jfe2 Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:27 am

Can anyone point me to any interesting video game related books? I'm looking for anything from analytical stuff, art books, really just anything at all to do with video games in general.

My wife wants to know what I want for my birthday next month, and I really just want to read a lot lately, so I'm basically just looking for some ideas.
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Re: Video game books?

by Mod_Man_Extreme Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:33 am

I don't remember what it was called, but I really wanted to get the biography of how the PlayStation came to be. It's supposed to be incredibly descriptive and chronicles Kutaragi, since his days as a lowly Sony engineer and his invention of the modern LED/Electroluminescent equalizer bars on stereos in the 80's to the SNES's SPC chip and his pleading then subsequent convincing of the Sony board to greenlight the PlayStation and all the way up to the middle of the PS2's lifespan.
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Re: Video game books?

by Yukima Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:36 am

If you like Megaman games, there are art books in English for Megaman, Megaman X, and Megaman Zero. I personally have the Megaman Zero artbook and it's really nice.
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Re: Video game books?

by Mod_Man_Extreme Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:43 am

Forgot about art books.

GET THE STREET FIGHTER AND DARKSTALKERS ART BOOKS, YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE NOT TO.
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Re: Video game books?

by Dylan Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:46 am

Has anyone had any experience with the SMT art books? Because it seems like they would be phenomenal.
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Re: Video game books?

by classicgamer5 Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:48 am

I've got a Demon's Souls artbook for sale/trade. It also has the soundtrack. Intrested?
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Re: Video game books?

by lost_within Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:52 am

I always looked the doom books...mighth ave just been the cool art work on the cover though lol
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Re: Video game books?

by Octopod Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:59 am

I liked Supercade and I asked my wife for Dungeons & Desktops for xmas.
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Re: Video game books?

by Hobie-wan Wed Nov 25, 2009 3:13 am

Masters of Doom was an interesting read.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss?url=s ... om&x=0&y=0
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