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Along with gaming, I also enjoy reading, especially non-fiction. Therefore, whenever I find a good book that combines the two, I jump at the chance to read it. Does anyone here have any recommendations for books about gaming, gaming history, or even just books that deal with the similar culture (nerds!)? Below I have a couple books, if you haven't read, are a must!

http://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-History-Video-Games-Pokemon--/dp/0761536434/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1302122538&sr=8-1

and

http://www.amazon.com/Game-Over-Press-Start-Continue/dp/0966961706/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1302122525&sr=8-2



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We have a few at the college I go to, I'll ask around for you!



Resistance: The gathering storm. Not really what your after but an awesome book still.



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gurglesletch said:

Resistance: The gathering storm. Not really what your after but an awesome book still.

I assume this is fiction based on the Resisance games? I've never been to big into fiction, unless it's very well written. Is this like a small paperback, or a pretty well done novel?



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Two excellent choices there.

I would add Masters of Doom to the list

 

http://www.amazon.com/Masters-Doom-Created-Transformed-Culture/dp/0812972155/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1302192448&sr=8-1



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For a year-by-year, blow-by-blow account, try Phoenix: The Fall and Rise of Video Games from Rolenta Press.

http://www.rolentapress.com/

 

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linlhutz said:

Two excellent choices there.

I would add Masters of Doom to the list

 

http://www.amazon.com/Masters-Doom-Created-Transformed-Culture/dp/0812972155/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1302192448&sr=8-1


Very interesting. I really know nothing about how Doom or Id came about. I'll have to order this one!

Edit: Ordered!



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mike_intellivision said:

For a year-by-year, blow-by-blow account, try Phoenix: The Fall and Rise of Video Games from Rolenta Press.

http://www.rolentapress.com/

 

Mike from Morgantown

I noticed on the rolentapress site, that Gameinformer called this the number 2 gaming book ever.
I'm not sure how I feel about a recomendation from Gameinformer, but since you've read, I'll give it a go! Thanks.



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I know that you said non fiction, but I read both The Stolen Throne (Dragon Age) and The Last Wish (The Witcher) and they are superb! Maybe you won't be interested at all but others who try your thread might do.