Showing posts with label video games books. Show all posts
Showing posts with label video games books. Show all posts

21/11/2021

๐Ÿ• Pac-Man: Birth of an icon (by Arjan Terpstra & Tim Lapetino) | Book Review ๐Ÿ• @cookbeck #RetroGaming #PacMan

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https://www.cookandbecker.com/en/artwork/3012/pac-man-birth-of-an-icon-pac-man-bandai-namco.html

Few games are as iconic as the occasionally ghost-devouring, yellow dot-muncher, Pac-Man. In this 300+ page, full-colour tome, you’ll find everything that you could possibly want to know about this timeless classic. From origins to impact, legacy and beyond – all accompanied with crisp, high-definition images, insider commentary, well-researched information and vibrant artwork all presented through accessible writing.

19/09/2021

๐Ÿ“š A Profound Waste of Time ๐Ÿ“š @APWOTmag

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Described on the website (www.apwot.com) as:

‘an award-winning independent magazine that celebrates games as an art form. Each issue plays host to a rich variety of voices from inside and outside the videogame industry, interwoven with stunning bespoke imagery from leading illustrators and artists. Editorially discerning and beautifully designed, the magazine serves to celebrate gaming culture and discussion.’

19/08/2021

๐Ÿ“•๐Ÿ“˜ Lock On Gaming Journal | Issue 1 | "A Luxury Piece Of Gaming Journalism" ๐Ÿ“•๐Ÿ“˜ @LostInCult #LockOn

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I’ll level with you immediately. I am a self-confessed video game magazine geek. Physically holding a magazine and even smelling its pages are more of a thrill to me than just digesting web pages and half reading video games related emails and press releases.

Owning a video game magazine collection for me allows me to fulfil that fantasy of having my own library of video games related literature. In the last 5 years or so I have begun to fall for the various video games coffee table style books such as Bitmap Books’ Visual Compendium series or their beautiful one-off books like The Art Of Point and Click Adventures. These are the kind of books you can flick through and soak up the nostalgia as you turn each page and transport you back to another time and place where the video games magazine ruled the world. 


My favourite video games magazines have to be the Mean Machines run of magazines that were headed up by Jaz Rignall. The original run of magazines only lasted 24 issues before it split into a SEGA and Nintendo variant but those first 24 are ingrained into my psyche and greatly influenced the way I think about games critique and how to have fun with video game writing.


More recently I’ve also had the pleasure to look at a cool magazine called Ninty Fresh which went through Kickstarter very successfully and is now into a run of issues each being funded by Kickstarter backers.


With all this in mind, it feels like there is something of a renaissance of the written word in physical form within the video games world which for me is a great thing and leads me onto the journal which has been absorbing my time lately.


The lovely people from Lost In Cult have just released their first gaming journal entitled Lock On and I was approached to take a look at this beautiful video gaming tome just before I went on my hols to the Isle Of Wight.


Perfect holiday reading was my first thought.

05/05/2021

๐Ÿ“˜ Bitmap Books – Game Boy: The Box Art Collection | Book Review By Britt | "an extremely tasty tome" ๐Ÿ“˜ @bitmap_books #RetroGaming #GameBoy

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I’ve heard nothing but good things about Bitmap Books’ prior releases and so was keen to get hips deep in this, their most recent project. The book definitely lived up to the weighty expectations and really feels of a high quality throughout its almost 400-page heft.

29/01/2021

๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•น️ PAC-MAN: Birth Of An Icon | Gorgeous New Pac Man History Book Available For Pre Order! ๐Ÿ•น️๐Ÿ• @cookbeck #PacMan #RetroGaming

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Here's some really exciting news for all you PAC fans out there!

The First-Ever Official History Book on PAC-MAN is Now Available For Pre-Order!

Cook and Becker have announced its gorgeous, hardcover retrospective, the first-ever history of PAC-MAN. 

PAC-MAN: Birth of an Icon is made in conjunction with BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. and researched and written by Arjan Terpstra and Tim Lapetino. 

10/12/2019

๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“— Half Mario/Half SONIC | Fuck Yeah Video Games "The Life & Extra Lives Of A Professional Nerd" ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“— @DanNerdCubed @Mr_Rebecca

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Recently I purchased an e-book entitled Fuck Yeah Video Games "The Life & Extra Lives Of A Professional Nerd by Daniel Hardcastle @DanNerdCubed as I had heard it was a great book.

When I started reading it I wasn't disappointed but for me, the best thing about this book is the lovely illustrations/cartoons by Rebecca Maughan @Mr_RebeccaThey are awesome!

11/04/2019

๐Ÿ•น️๐Ÿ“™ Video Game Novelisation – The 7th Guest and Tex Murphy: The Pandora Directive ๐Ÿ“™ ๐Ÿ•น️

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‘The 7Th Guest: A Novel ‘ by Matthew J Costello & Craig Shaw Gardner
‘The Pandora Directive (A Tex Murphy Novel )’ by Aaron Conners
It dawned on me a few weeks ago that I had never read a novelisation of a video game. The closest thing I can think of was how I voraciously inhaled Andrzej Sapkowski’s ‘The Witcher’ series, which whilst having a strong connection to the video game series I initially played (the games are based on the novels), are a separate canonical entity. With this in mind, I picked up a few books that were novelisations of games I had previously enjoyed playing and the first ones I spotted at a saucy price were the books mentioned in the title of this article.

01/04/2019

๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿค  The Video Games Adventures of Monte McGnarly ๐Ÿค ๐ŸŽฎ @McGnarlyG

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A little while back I was approached by @McGnarlyG to take a look at his new book entitles "The Video Games Adventures of Monte McGnarly"

I'm so glad I took up his offer as this book takes you on a personal nostalgic journey of video games discovery through the use of rhyming verse.

19/11/2018

๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ“˜ Book Review: The Nostalgia Nerd’s Retro Tech “Computers, Consoles & Games” ๐Ÿ“˜๐Ÿค“ #Retrogaming @NostalNerd

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How much do you love video games, computers and consoles?


Do you obsess over the great tech from years gone by and reminisce over the legendary video games that you played as child through your teenage years and now still play those games in adulthood?


Chances are then you’ve heard of a certain guy called the Nostalgia Nerd aka Peter Leigh.

15/05/2018

๐Ÿ“– 3 Video Games Inspired Books By Kari Fry That Will Blow Your Mind! ๐Ÿ“˜

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I've been poking around the internet as usual and i've found 3 books on the FanGamer website which are going straight on my Fathers Day, Birthday and Christmas list...

I think you are going to love them too!

12/07/2017

☆ Book Of The Week: NEOGEO: A VISUAL HISTORY ☆ #Retrogaming

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Those awesome chaps at BITMAP BOOKS have sent us some new details on the 
NEO GEO VISUAL HISTORY book that I think will make you want to own this tome opus even more!

14/09/2016

☆ 10 Awesome Retro Gaming Stories Just For YOU! ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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"This is the part of the week when I scrape the web and compile an awesome list of Retrogaming fayre for you all to gorge on.

Some people might eat these retro gaming links slowly, others like to yam them down in a matter of seconds.

How you eat them is up to you, Just Enjoy!

With Love 

Games Freezer"

10/02/2016

☆ 'The Way We Played' Celebrating the golden age of computer games in the UK 1985-1993 ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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Unbound is an awesome source of new books that need pledges to get published.

One such book that needs to be published is 'The Way We Played'

06/11/2015

☆ A Geeks Christmas List 2015 - Part 1 ☆ #Retrogaming #Geek #GamersUnite

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It's that time of the year when my mind turns to Christmas and in particular my Christmas list....

Yes i'm 36 and yes I still write a Christmas list.....BUT the point is you don't want people to waste their hard earned cash on stuff you don't actually want so make a list and make everyone's life that bit easier at Christmas....

19/08/2015

☆ "This Book Is A Dungeon (This Dungeon Is A Book)" ☆ #GamersUnite @nmeunier

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So i'll confess immediately that i'm a BIG fan of Nathan Meunier.....

Nathan is a cool freelance writer (mainly video games related) who shares his techniques with budding writers like myself.

Of course this is cool in itself.........BUT.........

You just gotta see what Nathan has brought out now.....its mega cool on many levels!

09/09/2014

☆ Video Games Books You Need In Your Life! ☆ @romalerts @retroboyo @FunStockGames @WoodPunk #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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It's A Shame This Book Isn't Real......

I love a good video games related book and I've recently been starting to look for some ideas of what presents i'd like to put on my birthday wish list!

So I've had a good look around for the reading list of my dreams.....


Here's what beauties i've managed to unearth....


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