I am selling two video game related books.
*** Game On charts the 50 greates video games of all time. 255 pages full colour very good condition
"The games industry is bigger than Hollywood. There are books about sitcoms and soaps, books by and about celebrity chefs, rockstars and reality TV stars but nothing about games!
Game On! breaks new ground. There have been books on the history of gaming (yawn), books about the artwork of specific games or books that tell you all the cheats and gameplay tips (great, if you are a hardcore fan) but nothing for the general enthusiast, the weekend gamer, the people who know how cool games are but have had nothing to help them celebrate that fact. And it's not just about them, it's also about their long-suffering relatives who don't want to have to fork out £35 every time a birthday comes round...
Authoritative and lavishly illustrated Game On! is a celebration of the raw excitement and sheer visceral fun of games. Focusing on the 50 greatest games of all time, it vividly recreates what made each title so great, gives key information on the development and success of each title and above all how the reader can find and play it.
Game On! is the first book that really understands that THE GAME IS THE STAR. "
*** The A - Z Of Cool Computer Games charts not only tha games that stood out, bu the hardware, social perceptions etc. Hardback cover 290 pages
"Do you remember what it was like when computers were new? When they seemed mysterious and exciting? Did you ever pass a grotty C15 tape around the schoolyard, or make a shop assistant quietly seethe as you asked them to load 'Manic Miner' on the computer? If you have ever had a magical garning moment - then "The A-Z of Classic Computer Games" is the book for you! Prepare to download a diverse and highly entertaining plethora of computational nostalgia that includes sections on: The Computers: Looking back at the systems of yore from Acorn to the ZX Spectrum and assessing which consoles were corkers and which were just plain rubbish; The Games: From the banal ('Metagalactic Llamas Battle at the Edge of Time') to the anal ('Strip Poker'), all the most important and best-remembered titles will be lovingly recalled and humorously dissected; Amusement Arcades: The best games, the most frightening boys and the rules of engagement; and The Social Mores: Dads believing they should be the family expert, the parlance of pirated games, computer fads. Also included are: The Future: From Making The Most Of Your Micro to the hysteria about virtual reality - we will remember today how yesterday once thought tomorrow might look; and The Paraphernalia: Joysticks, tape boxes, manuals, computer characters, colour protection codes, TV ads, magazines and loads of other ancillary ephemera.
reduced to £10 delivered for the two