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The Book of Games Volume 1: The Ultimate Guide to PC and Video Games (Book of Games series) [Hardcover]

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A feast for the eyes with literally thousands of vivid, high-resolution screen shots, this book provides a comprehensive visual tour through the world of PC and video gaming. Sorted by genre, 150 of the most exciting current software titles are reviewed with information of interest to players, parents, and industry professionals. Each game is featured in a two-page spread that includes detailed game summary, analysis, and strategy, nine representative in-game screen shots, games with similar skill and strategy requirements, appropriate age range, ESRB content ratings, complete technological specifications, and more. Feature stories are included throughout the book, covering game-related topics such as multiplayer online gaming, games in movies, and the future of gaming. The book also includes useful reference tools such as an illustrated glossary, an overview of game publishers, and information on current and upcoming hardware platforms such as Sony's new PS3 and Nintendo's Wii.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   448
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.2" Width: 7.7" Height: 1.1"
Weight:   2.7 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Nov 1, 2006
Publisher   gameXplore N.A. Inc.
ISBN  829973780X  
ISBN13  9788299737807  

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More About Bendik Stang

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Bendik Stang is the founder and technical director of gameXplore N.A. Inc. and is currently chairman of the Norwegian chapter of International Game Developers Association. He is an engineer with a degree in information technology from Denmark Technical University and a degree in mechanical engineering from the State University of New York-Buffalo. Erik Hoftun is the president and cofounder of gameXplore North America. Jorgen Kirksaeter is a game journalist and expert advisor for the Norwegian government and the European Commission. Hans Christian Bjorne is the cofounder and director of gameXplore.

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NO METAL GEAR ???!!!!  Jan 1, 2008
It has no metal gear games what so ever!!! No PS 1 no PS 2 no PSP no PS 3 no nothing!!!! And I wonder, why??? It is the greatest game ever!!!! The author is bias, he doesn't like metal gear or something...
And the book doesn't go into an "in depth" history of video games...
It is an ok book but I can manage without it, I have an internet connection...

The M.K.M.
Really Good, and about time!  Jan 4, 2007
I found this to be a really good book! Its got some really nice editorials, which most reviewers dont give to much credit for. Most of them open the book and say "Oh, its just a catalog" but if you look and read through, it has some articles about the future of gaming and research on gaming. And a quick look at video game heros.

The book, has a list over major tittles of 2006, which in its self is really good, because it gives you an idea of what games you might like, if you liked a specific tittle.

And Volume 2 Will be more in-depth then the first, and they are going to make a nostalgia one too! Which im looking forward too!

This book is a really nice guide to parents and alike, as it gives you insite to what games are good for your children ect.
Needs less cataloguing and more history  Dec 26, 2006
This book reads more like a catalog than I expected. I was hoping for a comprehensive history and documentation of video games, but instead, it feels like the same information you get from a video game review website.
Great resource  Dec 15, 2006
Based on the reviews in the book, I just found a game that is perfect for mye nephew. I'm looking forward to Volume 2

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