New History Of Nintendo Book
Posted 10 November 2010 - 01:46 PM
Posted 11 November 2010 - 10:12 AM
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.
Posted 11 November 2010 - 10:22 AM
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.
edit: Hmm just read some more reviews of it, apparently over half the books about star wars titles.. Yikes!
Posted 11 November 2010 - 12:55 PM
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.
Posted 11 November 2010 - 07:28 PM
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.
Posted 17 March 2011 - 04:37 PM
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 08:21 AM
Will definitely pick up the second in the series!
Posted 06 July 2011 - 10:28 AM
Original publisher: http://pixnlovepublishing.com
New publisher: http://omakebooks.com
Third book, in French: http://omakebooks.com/?p=14
Posted 06 July 2011 - 10:36 AM
Posted 10 July 2011 - 04:59 PM
Any chance of a link to the post?
Posted 10 July 2011 - 05:23 PM
Posted 13 July 2011 - 07:19 PM
Posted 13 July 2011 - 07:23 PM
Did he say why? Last I heard they did quite well with the first English book.
Posted 13 July 2011 - 07:39 PM
Posted 13 July 2011 - 07:48 PM
Shit...that is bad news. I was hoping it would be the start of a great series.
I tweeted the guy and got a response that it's unlikely to come out
Posted 04 August 2011 - 11:53 AM
Don't be disappointed, there will be new books published.
Volume 1 didn't sell well because the people at Pix'n Love only relied on word of mouth to sell it. It didn't work out as planned, so of course, they're a bit shy now! However, I'm convinced (I'll tell you why later) other books will follow... Stay tuned!
Posted 04 August 2011 - 05:00 PM
I can't tell you more right now, but trust me, if things work out, you won't be disappointed. But in order for things to work out, we need the support of the retro community. I'm sure there is a huge market in the UK for this kind of books but the people at Pix'n Love Publishing have to be convinced of that, plus they've been busy with the French side of things so they kind of forgot about the English market...
The first step would be to like this page on Facebook:
The History of Nintendo vol. 1 will be released in the UK pretty soon (in book shops, I know it's already on sale on the website) so hopefully, the sales will finally go up and the release of vol. 2 will follow.
For those of you that haven't already bought the book, you'll have a chance to browse through the book and see it's indeed a great read. And those of you who already have the book, maybe you could recommend it to your friends?
Like I said earlier, the publishers mostly rely on word of mouth to sell the book and test the market. So do not hesitate to share this link, tell your friends, etc...
I'll keep you posted as much as I can on this matter.
Posted 04 August 2011 - 05:16 PM
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Posted 05 August 2011 - 11:50 AM
So suggestions for questions! And yes I'll be asking when book 2 is out
Posted 13 August 2011 - 11:53 AM
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