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Re: Interest Check: Quarterly Game Book Reading/Discussion G

by noiseredux Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:30 am

J T wrote:I'm also reading Ready Player One, which is a cool fictional book about a guy that made his millions making videogames. After he dies, he leaves behind a video will & testament that clarifies that the only person that will inherit his fortune must win a contest that requires an immense amount of knowledge about videogames and 80s trivia. It's hella fun.


^great pick for a non-fiction title. The author was on AllGenGamers a while back, and I had really been interested in reading this. BTW JT, did you hear that he buried like secret links in the text that lead to websites with fake Atari games and shit like that? Also if anyone's lazy, the audio version is narrated by Will Wheaton. :lol:
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Re: Interest Check: Quarterly Game Book Reading/Discussion G

by J T Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:25 pm

I did not know that there are secret links buried in the book, but that's awesome and totally consistent with the storyline. It's a book that almost feels like a game because you are trying to solve the riddles as well. So far, I've only read the free Kindle sample, but I intend to get the full thing and read through it. If we read it as a group, I imagine that would be even more fun.
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Re: Interest Check: Quarterly Game Book Reading/Discussion G

by dsheinem Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:45 am

Great recommendations, JT.

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Re: Interest Check: Quarterly Game Book Reading/Discussion G

by Erik_Twice Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:40 pm

I was on the fence of getting some videogame books and now you go and tell me we are going to get on skype to chat about them? Count me in! :D
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Re: Interest Check: Quarterly Game Book Reading/Discussion G

by dsheinem Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:10 pm

General_Norris wrote:I was on the fence of getting some videogame books and now you go and tell me we are going to get on skype to chat about them? Count me in! :D


Cool. I'll have details of the first book and schedule stuff in the next few days.
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Re: Interest Check: Quarterly Game Book Reading/Discussion G

by retrosportsgamer Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:27 pm

I would leisurely participate. I've read Extra Lives by Bissell and Super Mario: How Nintendo something something also.
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Re: Interest Check: Quarterly Game Book Reading/Discussion G

by dunpeal2064 Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:29 pm

I'd love to participate in this. I've never read any video game-related books, most I've seen seem more like video game information than anything else. I did have fun browsing through "1001 Video Games you Must Play Before You Die" while standing around Barnes and Noble.
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Re: Interest Check: Quarterly Game Book Reading/Discussion G

by noiseredux Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:30 pm

I'd like to nominate my memoir Noise, I Hardly Knew Me as a possibility for the first book.
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Re: Interest Check: Quarterly Game Book Reading/Discussion G

by dunpeal2064 Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:32 pm

Then we could follow it up with your sequel, "Will I Ever 1cc?" :mrgreen:
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Re: Interest Check: Quarterly Game Book Reading/Discussion G

by noiseredux Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:35 pm

dunpeal2064 wrote:Then we could follow it up with your sequel, "Will I Ever 1cc?" :mrgreen:


Deathsmiles II doesn't count?
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