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Monster Gaming: The Complete How-To Guide for Becoming a Hardcore Gamer [Paperback]

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A guide to computer games covers such topics as building a high-end gaming PC, setting up an audio system, collecting game gear, competitive gaming, mobile gaming, and retro gaming.

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This book is the insider's guide to the culture and secrets of the game-playing elite. MONSTER GAMING covers everything that hard-core gamers need to know about, from buying and setting up high-end game systems, creating killer audio systems, making PC mods to increase performance, to modifying games. Numerous insider tips and hands-on projects are provided to help gamers get the most out of their hobby. Special chapters show gamers how to create monster game machines, tweak their hardware, compete in tournaments, set up gaming networks, track down hard-to-find games and collectibles, and participate in retro gaming. MONSTER GAMING also covers how to hook up a console to state-of-the-art home-theater systems, how to put your own likeness into games, how to participate in local and national competitions, how to buy imported games not readily available, and how to live the hard-core gamer lifestyle.


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Pages   350
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 7.5" Height: 9.5"
Weight:   1.26 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 15, 2003
Publisher   Paraglyph
ISBN  1932111794  
ISBN13  9781932111798  


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For the Hard Core Gamers  Mar 13, 2004
At first, you might imagine that the title refers to the computer opponents in various twitch games like Doom or Quake. But no. Sawyer means the fanatic gamers, to whom he addresses the book. He being one himself.

Chapters span all the important topics of computer gaming. From personalising your hardware through overclocking the CPU to tips on searching eBay for items. Plus, of course, on the latter, you can sell various gaming memorabilia.

He also provides ancillary data on books and movies spawned from games. Though he thinks most of the movies are purely dross. There is a fascinating table of the books in Chapter 7. You may be surprised by how extensive it is, with several books being written by well known authors like Mercedes Lackey and Alan Dean Foster. (The money is good for such purely work-for-hire, I guess.)

Most importantly to some of you, he tells how to hook up to the competitive gaming scene, with lists of various regional conventions for the hard core. Interested?

 
Great Gaming Guide!  Aug 2, 2003
I've been looking all over the place for a gaming guide like this. Most of the books out are very basic or they just cover tips for using certain games. This book really captures what I want to know about gaming. The author seems to really know his stuff.

I was drawn to the book because it had a chapter on modding and enhancing game hardware (which turned out to be really good). But the more I read in the book, the more I liked. I didn't realize that there were so many interesting resources for gamers such as places to get old vintage games.

This is the sort of book that every gamer should get a copy of and read cover to cover. It's quite funny in places and just a blast to read in general. The author even included a chapter at the end of the book about what it is like to be a game developer, which was a treat for me because I'd like to develop games some day.

 
To be honest, it's great!  Aug 1, 2003
We at Fragland.net usually don't advertise for books or anything but we've received the book Monster Gaming which is written by Ben Sawyer and published by Paraglyph press and to be honest: it's great!

Everything that's got anything to do with gaming, from regular gaming over competitive gaming to even modding and real development, is covered here along with useful links and addresses for people who want to know even more.

So if you're going on holiday or want a book about gaming to read I suggest this book It's +300 pages will keep you occupied in the gaming atmosphere.

You won't regret it !

Stephen @ Fragland.net

 
To be honest, it's great!  Aug 1, 2003
We at Fragland.com usually don't advertise for books or anything but we've received the book Monster Gaming which is written by Ben Sawyer and published by Paraglyph press and to be honest: it's great!

Everything that's got anything to do with gaming, from regular gaming over competitive gaming to even modding and real development, is covered here along with useful links and addresses for people who want to know even more.

So if you're going on holiday or want a book about gaming to read I suggest this book It's +300 pages will keep you occupied in the gaming atmosphere.

You won't regret it !

 

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