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#1 Posted by uber_skedy (44 posts) -

Hey folks,

I'm looking for something to read and have never really delved too deeply into books that explore the comings and goings of the gaming industry.

I've ordered copies of the usual suspects:

Game Over: How Nintendo Conquered the World - David Sheff

The Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture - David Kushner

Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter - Tom Bissell

Unit Operations: An Approach to Videogame Criticism - Ian Bogost

I'm also curious about: A Microsoft Life - Stephen Toulouse but haven't ordered that yet.

So what else have you guys, and gals, read? What would you recommend and why or why not?

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#2 Edited by Grimluck343 (1371 posts) -

If you like Masters of Doom (an excellent read) you may also enjoy the author's other work covering Rockstar.

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#3 Edited by jdh5153 (1097 posts) -

Jacked: The Outlaw Story of Grand Theft Auto

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#4 Posted by uber_skedy (44 posts) -

Awesome, thanks guys. I'll add them to my list.

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#5 Posted by VooDooPC (552 posts) -

I know it's not a novel but Nolan North's book, Uncharted: Drakes Journal - Inside the Making of Uncharted 3 is a great book.

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#6 Posted by Rapid (1595 posts) -

http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/racing-beam

Story of the Atari 2600 interesting read about working within hardware constraints and the creative things done to push the old hardware. Back when Activision could be considered awesome.