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    Hey everyone..

    I'm good friends with Rusel DeMaria writer of "High Score! The Illustrated History of Electronic Games" and is starting the 3rd edition of his book.

    In an effort to make the book the best it can be he has started a Facebook group. He is looking for people who are familiar with the book to make suggestions on how he can improve and expand it.

    If you are so inclined please help by joining.

    http://www.facebook.com/n/?group.php&gid=59215804809

    Thanks everyone!
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    3rd edition? I didn't even know there was a 2nd! I have the 1st though, and I really enjoyed it. Wasn't 100% perfect, but it's still a good read and I recommend it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old_skoolin_jim View Post
    3rd edition? I didn't even know there was a 2nd! I have the 1st though, and I really enjoyed it. Wasn't 100% perfect, but it's still a good read and I recommend it.
    My thoughts exactly. What changed from 1st to 2nd edition? I know there were some errors, like a screenshot for "Sonic the Hedgehog 4" on the Genesis page... At any rate, it's the ultimate coffee table book, and I'd LOVE to see a revised edition.

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    I sent Rusel a couple corrections way back; I hope the made it into version 2 but I have no idea if they did or not. Does anyone know if version 2 was expanded? It's probably not worth it for me to buy it just to try to help out, but if it was expanded and I could get a cheap copy, well maybe...
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    From what I hear, the 2nd edition expanded on the European computer scene, which was admittedly left out of the first. As for finding a used copy, I think they start at around $40 at amazon, but I haven't looked that hard yet.

    I loved the first edition, and will probably end up buying the third, my first edition has seen a lot of use!
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    I have the second edition. It does have quite a few good corrections and that larger Euro computer scene. I wouldn't say it was leaps and bounds better than the first, but it did add a few things that were sorely missed.

    I hope Rusel can keep expanding well on his work, I enjoyed reading both editions of the book.

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    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...re-3rd-edition

    Rusel DeMaria started a kickstarter fund a few weeks ago for the third edition of the book. He's offering lots of lunches with industry greats of the past. Unfortunately if the goal isn't met, it doesn't seem like he will be able to get the book done. I believe partly he's forced to buy X number of books from the publisher to get this to happen, and needs to devote time to research.
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    I pitched into the Kickstarter project. There aren't ENOUGH books in this field, and this is one of the better ones.

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    I thought I had the first edition but looking at my purple cover copy it clearly states I have the second edition. I'm interested in getting the third edition and would like to know what changes will be implemented. But I absolutely don't do facebook so I'll have to look around a bit.
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    I thought kickstarter was more for inventions, rather than revisions of existing products like books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buzz_n64 View Post
    I thought kickstarter was more for inventions, rather than revisions of existing products like books.
    Maybe it's turning into "Kickcontinuer" instead of "Kickstarter" - a way for people to get money to work without having to give product in return. It beats pre-selling, I'm sure - then you have people who want to know when their product will arrive (note how, at the time of this posting, the "sold-out" items on this Kickstarter project are ones where people will receive an actual copy of the book). There's also no shareholder-type of obligation - nobody else gets to share in the profits; they all belong to the worker. Great for little educational things, but tangible goods usually raise funds to do this through a little something called "stocks" that grants partial ownership of companies and their brands. Guess that idea is passť these days - better cash out my 401k.

    In this case, the people donating their "go out to dinner" thing get a free meal out of it while the book guy gets the bucks. Putting peoples' names in the back of the book is also cheap. It's a big win for some, I guess, because they pass along all the risk for product development to someone else and don't have to give up any of the rewards on the back-end when the product starts to sell.

    Reminds me of when Tommy Tallarico stood up at some game music orchestral concert and said "Thanks for supporting the cause!" What cause? I came here to hear music. If it weren't playing, you wouldn't be getting my money.
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    The 1 2 P, I think his main focus of new material will be gaming year 2000 and newer, but in his video, Rusel said he wanted to put more photos/visuals into the book, I guess over all the eras. I have the 2nd edition, it's a great book. Frankly I haven't come across another coffee table book on video gaming that covers so much, and has so many pictures.

    Well, the unfortunate reality is that it's extremely difficult to publish a book these days, and he's going to work on it seriously. As opposed to taking everyone's money just to do a print run. Again, while the donations are much higher, they're offering a large number of industry veterans. Due to expenses, though, since most pioneers are on the West Coast, it's probably not very useful for most people.
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