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I spread the word about this book, but another recommendation that popped up is the [url="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Game-Over-David-Sheff/dp/0340599820/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1288897745&sr=8-5"]'Game Over' book[/url]. Any feedback on that one would be grand :)
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[quote name='shynra' timestamp='1288897844' post='7489862']
I spread the word about this book, but another recommendation that popped up is the [url="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Game-Over-David-Sheff/dp/0340599820/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1288897745&sr=8-5"]'Game Over' book[/url]. Any feedback on that one would be grand :)
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It's definitely worth a read, the stuff about Tetris is a highlight
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Thanks a lot - ill track it down... I hope there are gonna be some [b]Iwata asks[/b] books...
[url="http://us.wii.com/iwata_asks/super-mario-all-stars/vol1_page1.jsp"]Heres a Mario music one[/url]
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[quote name='shynra' timestamp='1288897844' post='7489862']
I spread the word about this book, but another recommendation that popped up is the [url="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Game-Over-David-Sheff/dp/0340599820/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1288897745&sr=8-5"]'Game Over' book[/url]. Any feedback on that one would be grand :)
[/quote]It's an oldie but a goodie. Hard to find now and pretty expensive when you do. Lucky I got mine free with Arcade mag back in the day! :eyebrows:
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There's some cheap paperbooks on Amazon for Game Over:

[url="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Game-over-Arcade-Sheff-David/dp/0340751932/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1289393439&sr=8-5"]My link[/url]
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I brought this Nintendo book on a short trip away and am reading it cover to cover, currently about 1/3 to 1/2 through. Very detailed!
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Ordered one of these babies.

Also picked up a copy of the Rogue Leaders book on the history of Lucas Arts. Retro magazine keep pimping it.

Not read it yet but the book Is lovely. It has an amazing Lentucular cover with Guybrush, Tentacle, Darth Vader, and another one. Awesome.
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Would appreciate a new thread on your thoughts on it when you've given it a read mate.

Been considering getting it but was worried there'd be too much 'shit new stuff' Plus I found the cover, personally, really off putting. Of all the things they could use they plonk rubbish characters (Tentacle withstanding) on a yellow background. :blink:

edit: Hmm just read some more reviews of it, apparently over half the books about star wars titles.. Yikes!
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From initial perusal there appears to be a lot of really nice artwork including loads of concept stuff. Interviews with key people. Stories about how everything came about. It does seem heavily weighted towards the Star Wars stuff but you have to remember how well those have sold over the years and since Full Throttle, Grim Fandango etc it has been their key output. There seems to be quite a bit on Grim Fandango by the way.

I think it does have an air of coffee table book about it but I like the 'feel' of it. Will report back after further reading.

As for old vs new I have just had a look and there are a lot of Star Wars titles but I would say its about half and half. Its very comprehensive. They even have a section on Zombies ate my neighbors which I didn't even realism was a Lucas Arts game. Blimey. There are BIG sections on things like Monkey Island, Full Throttle and even Outlaws which was a brilliant western FPS I had totally forgotten about.
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Recieved the Nintendo Book today so really fast delivery. Its truly beautiful and if they manage to get all 4 volumes out it is going to be a bloody masterpiece. I had a the wee post it note from the guys as well. Awesome.

The great thing is the subject matter is kind of alien to me but they are making it genuinely interesting. I thought I knew a lot about Nintendo but this stuff is really filling in the gaps and will compliment the other 3 volumes really well. I would say if you have any passing interest in video game history then for the relatively cheap price you have to pick this up.

Somebody really needs to do the same with Sega.
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I eventually got a copy of the first book from ebay yesterday, and wow! What a fantastic book. Having read Game Over many times it's nice to put pictures to some of the things I read about, like the Ultra Hand and the Lazer Clay ranges!
Will definitely pick up the second in the series!
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As far as I can gather the guy who was the driving force behind this book parted company with the publishing company he had set up to do it. He then started another publishing company and has already released the third book in the series – as well as other related books – but they are only published in French so far. The state of the second book seems uncertain.

Original publisher: http://pixnlovepublishing.com

New publisher: http://omakebooks.com

Third book, in French: http://omakebooks.com/?p=14
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He posted over on the RG forums a few months back saying the second one was underway and it will come out.
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Sorry, no idea where it is now. Best thing to do is drop them a line, they've always been pretty open about stuff like this in the past.
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[quote name='matt!' timestamp='1310584776' post='8007517']
I tweeted the guy and got a response that it's unlikely to come out
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Shit...that is bad news. I was hoping it would be the start of a great series.
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