Gaming Books

 

Hm... I like games. I like reading. Seems like a no-brainer to read books about games. And yet I steer clear from gaming books. I just don't think those 2 hobbies should get mixed. Seems weird to read about games. You must play them, not read them!

But at last, there has come one book I actually want to read. Not necessarily because of the game (although I do like the game a lot), but the premise just seems like a good, exciting read.

The novel is a prequel to the game. Geophysicist Michael Altman joins a team excavating an underwater crater. Close proximity to the artefact they uncover, named 'The Black Marker', causes visions of the dead, vivid dreams, and violent murders. This is the story of the origin of 'The Black Marker', the foundation of the Church of Unitology, and a discovery that will change the world.

I wonder how bad it is. Could be a nice sc-fi read, but on the other hand... I just don't trust gaming books.

I love Halo, but I just don't see myself reading the books. Same story with Mass Effect and Dragon Age. I think. Those are the only other books that gives me some doubts. They both have such a rich back story in the games, It probably could and should translate well to books.


Every advanced society in the galaxy relies on the technology of the Protheans, an ancient species that vanished fifty thousand years ago. After discovering a cache of Prothean technology on Mars in 2148, humanity is spreading to the stars; the newest interstellar species, struggling to carve out its place in the greater galactic community.

On the edge of colonized space, ship commander and Alliance war hero David Anderson investigates the remains of a top-secret military research station; smoking ruins littered with bodies and unanswered questions. Who attacked this post and for what purpose? And where is Kahlee Sanders, the young scientist who mysteriously vanished from the base–hours before her colleagues were slaughtered?

Sanders is now the prime suspect, but finding her creates more problems for Anderson than it solves. Partnered with a rogue alien agent he can’t trust and pursued by an assassin he can’t escape, Anderson battles impossible odds on uncharted worlds to uncover a sinister conspiracy . . . one he won’t live to tell about. Or so the enemy thinks.




 

This is the thrilling prequel to "Dragon Age: Origins", the hit role-playing video game from award-winning developer BioWare! After his mother, the beloved Rebel Queen, is betrayed and murdered by her own faithless lords, young Maric becomes the leader of a rebel army attempting to free his nation from the control of a foreign tyrant. His countrymen live in fear; his commanders consider him untested; and his only allies are Loghain, a brash young outlaw who saved his life, and Rowan, the beautiful warrior maiden promised to him since birth. Surrounded by spies and traitors, Maric must find a way to not only survive but achieve his ultimate destiny: Ferelden's freedom and the return of his line to the stolen throne. This is a must-read for fans of the multi-awarding winning game. 

Maybe I should just do it, and buy some of these books. That's the only way to find out if they're worth my time!

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Posted by DulleNL

 

Hm... I like games. I like reading. Seems like a no-brainer to read books about games. And yet I steer clear from gaming books. I just don't think those 2 hobbies should get mixed. Seems weird to read about games. You must play them, not read them!

But at last, there has come one book I actually want to read. Not necessarily because of the game (although I do like the game a lot), but the premise just seems like a good, exciting read.

The novel is a prequel to the game. Geophysicist Michael Altman joins a team excavating an underwater crater. Close proximity to the artefact they uncover, named 'The Black Marker', causes visions of the dead, vivid dreams, and violent murders. This is the story of the origin of 'The Black Marker', the foundation of the Church of Unitology, and a discovery that will change the world.

I wonder how bad it is. Could be a nice sc-fi read, but on the other hand... I just don't trust gaming books.

I love Halo, but I just don't see myself reading the books. Same story with Mass Effect and Dragon Age. I think. Those are the only other books that gives me some doubts. They both have such a rich back story in the games, It probably could and should translate well to books.


Every advanced society in the galaxy relies on the technology of the Protheans, an ancient species that vanished fifty thousand years ago. After discovering a cache of Prothean technology on Mars in 2148, humanity is spreading to the stars; the newest interstellar species, struggling to carve out its place in the greater galactic community.

On the edge of colonized space, ship commander and Alliance war hero David Anderson investigates the remains of a top-secret military research station; smoking ruins littered with bodies and unanswered questions. Who attacked this post and for what purpose? And where is Kahlee Sanders, the young scientist who mysteriously vanished from the base–hours before her colleagues were slaughtered?

Sanders is now the prime suspect, but finding her creates more problems for Anderson than it solves. Partnered with a rogue alien agent he can’t trust and pursued by an assassin he can’t escape, Anderson battles impossible odds on uncharted worlds to uncover a sinister conspiracy . . . one he won’t live to tell about. Or so the enemy thinks.




 

This is the thrilling prequel to "Dragon Age: Origins", the hit role-playing video game from award-winning developer BioWare! After his mother, the beloved Rebel Queen, is betrayed and murdered by her own faithless lords, young Maric becomes the leader of a rebel army attempting to free his nation from the control of a foreign tyrant. His countrymen live in fear; his commanders consider him untested; and his only allies are Loghain, a brash young outlaw who saved his life, and Rowan, the beautiful warrior maiden promised to him since birth. Surrounded by spies and traitors, Maric must find a way to not only survive but achieve his ultimate destiny: Ferelden's freedom and the return of his line to the stolen throne. This is a must-read for fans of the multi-awarding winning game. 

Maybe I should just do it, and buy some of these books. That's the only way to find out if they're worth my time!