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Re: Video game books?

by futuramaguy42 Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:30 pm

http://www.amazon.com/Video-Game-Art-Ni ... 204&sr=8-2

Video Game Art, interesting book about game design and art stuff.
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Re: Video game books?

by Gnashvar Thu Nov 26, 2009 3:09 pm

Luke wrote:The Worlds of Power series, if you can find them:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Compl ... _books.JPG


LOL I have the Simon's Quest one and boy did they change the story :roll: Very easy read though I think I was in the 6th grade when I read it.
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Re: Video game books?

by dire51 Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:26 pm

May I suggest a few books written by your fellow gamers about their personal experiences?

Commodork: Sordid Tales from a BBS Junkie: A collection of stories and memoirs by Rob O'Hara that took place during the classic computer Bulletin Board era. Even if you didn't participate in the BBS scene, it's quite a good read.

Invading Spaces: A Beginner's Guide to Collecting Arcade Games: Rob O'Hara's second book, this one covering the basics of arcade collecting. It also has dozens of arcade-related anecdotes as gathered by Rob during his fifteen years of arcade collecting. Again, even if you don't collect arcade cabs, it's a great read.

Memoirs of a Virtual Caveman: A book about growing up during the "golden age" of videogaming, from the Atari 2600 to the PS1 and all points in between. I'd say it's a great read, but I'm biased - I wrote it. I've gotten pretty good feedback on it, though. Everyone's that's bought a copy and told me about it has enjoyed it. It also has anecdotes from friends of mine as well.
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Re: Video game books?

by jfe2 Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:35 am

dire51 wrote:May I suggest a few books written by your fellow gamers about their personal experiences?

Commodork: Sordid Tales from a BBS Junkie: A collection of stories and memoirs by Rob O'Hara that took place during the classic computer Bulletin Board era. Even if you didn't participate in the BBS scene, it's quite a good read.

Invading Spaces: A Beginner's Guide to Collecting Arcade Games: Rob O'Hara's second book, this one covering the basics of arcade collecting. It also has dozens of arcade-related anecdotes as gathered by Rob during his fifteen years of arcade collecting. Again, even if you don't collect arcade cabs, it's a great read.

Memoirs of a Virtual Caveman: A book about growing up during the "golden age" of videogaming, from the Atari 2600 to the PS1 and all points in between. I'd say it's a great read, but I'm biased - I wrote it. I've gotten pretty good feedback on it, though. Everyone's that's bought a copy and told me about it has enjoyed it. It also has anecdotes from friends of mine as well.


I just ordered a copy of your book from Amazon! I'll let you know what I think. :D

Thanks for the suggestions guys! I put a lot of these on my Amazon wishlist, so my wife might pick up a few for me as Christmas gifts.
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by dire51 Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:37 am

jfe2 wrote:I just ordered a copy of your book from Amazon! I'll let you know what I think. :D

Thanks! I hope you enjoy it. :)
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Re: Video game books?

by Octopod Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:00 am

Saw someone post this on DP. This looks good but expensive. Well, the looks good part is based on the clips I saw of his previous documentary, BBS the Documentary, which I want but do not want $40 bucks bad. So not a book but a documentary on text adventures.

http://www.getlamp.com/

Maybe Ill go to PAX East and watch it.
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Re: Video game books?

by jfe2 Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:50 pm

dire51 wrote:
jfe2 wrote:I just ordered a copy of your book from Amazon! I'll let you know what I think. :D

Thanks! I hope you enjoy it. :)


I came home for lunch today and it had just arrived in the mail. Just skimming over the chapter listing got me excited to read it.
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Re: Video game books?

by dire51 Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:13 am

Cool. Let me know what you think. :)
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Re: Video game books?

by noiseredux Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:07 am

I got this for Christmas:

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...a couple of chapters in, and I'm really enjoying it.
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A great read.
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