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Re: Vote Book 1! Quarterly Game Book Reading/Discussion Grou

by dsheinem Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:22 pm

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CFFJR wrote:They all sound interesting, but I put my vote in for Extra Lives.

Also, while I was searching out the books, I came across this, which I think might be an interesting consideration for another time.


Reality is Broken is in my amazon wishlist. I'd also be up for this book. I've been meaning to read it for awhile.


I have heard more bad things than good about the book, actually. Still, it may be good for a future quarter.
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Re: Vote Book 1! Quarterly Game Book Reading/Discussion Grou

by Ack Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:49 pm

Having just read it a month ago, I'd suggest starting with Extra Lives. It's more about modern gaming and goes into the author's personal life quite a bit, but some of the ideas expressed about game and story development are phenomenal. Definitely do this one sometime soon.
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Re: Vote Book 1! Quarterly Game Book Reading/Discussion Grou

by Key-Glyph Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:48 am

I am so tempted to throw my vote in for Mechner, but I read the book already! I feel like I can't vote for it. I kinda want to go with something new to me.

I started reading Extra Lives a while ago, but something put me off. I can't remember what, though. If it's chosen, this would be a good incentive to try again.

I think I'm going with The Future was Here. I don't know anything about Commodore computers and would love to remedy this sad fact.
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Re: Vote Book 1! Quarterly Game Book Reading/Discussion Grou

by Erik_Twice Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:27 am

I voted for the Amiga book, reading about old hardware and why it was good or how things worked seems really fun to me, more than essays about the medium, which I'm wary of. :lol:
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Re: Vote Book 1! Quarterly Game Book Reading/Discussion Grou

by dsheinem Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:58 am

voting ends tomorrow!

I'll try and get up a new thread announcing the book and the schedule tomorrow evening.
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Re: Vote Book 1! Quarterly Game Book Reading/Discussion Grou

by noiseredux Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:04 am

can you make it so the votes can be changed. I think I'd like to change my vote to the Amiga book now :shock:
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Re: Vote Book 1! Quarterly Game Book Reading/Discussion Grou

by dsheinem Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:05 am

noiseredux wrote:can you make it so the votes can be changed. I think I'd like to change my vote to the Amiga book now :shock:


lol I just sent you a PM. I'll try to change it...
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Re: Vote Book 1! Quarterly Game Book Reading/Discussion Grou

by dsheinem Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:06 am

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noiseredux wrote:can you make it so the votes can be changed. I think I'd like to change my vote to the Amiga book now :shock:


lol I just sent you a PM. I'll try to change it...


ok, people can now change their votes.
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Re: Vote Book 1! Quarterly Game Book Reading/Discussion Grou

by dsheinem Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:02 am

last day to vote! Look for the choice/details later tonight...
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Re: Book 2 for Quarterly Game Book Reading/Discussion Group?

by dsheinem Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:19 am

time to start thinking of a second book. Take a look at the updated OP and the links and then post your suggestions...
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