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    Default Two new classic videogame books coming out this year

    Two new books that I contributed on will be published this year.

    The first is Before The Crash: Early Video Game History. This is a collection of essays concerning the state of videogames before the 1983-1984 crash. It's coming out in May. $27.95

    http://wsupress.wayne.edu/books/1137/Before-the-Crash

    The second is the two-volume Encyclopedia of Video Games: The Culture, Technology, and Art of Gaming. This one comes out on August 31. The price? A mere $189

    http://books.google.com/books/about/...d=nsOnpwAACAAJ
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    How about giving us a teaser by giving us a link to your essay, rolenta?

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    I love books on the industry, but wow $190?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke.Togo View Post
    I love books on the industry, but wow $190?!?
    It's two volumes and almost 800 pages. That's pretty comprehensive. I might actually buy that, despite the price. The only thing that will most likely disappoint me about it will be the lack of information on the use of video games to teach English around the world. There have been lots of scholarly articles written in this area, even books.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rolenta View Post
    Two new books that I contributed on will be published this year.

    The first is Before The Crash: Early Video Game History. This is a collection of essays concerning the state of videogames before the 1993-1984 crash. It's coming out in May. $27.95
    That's a typo, right? If not, then I probably need to read this book.

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    Before the Crash sounds very interesting I'll certainly pick it up. Thanks for the info

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    Cool--looks interesting!

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