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#1 Edited by JohnnyAutoFire (372 posts) -

There's a lot of good books about video game history, but I'm not really sure if that's what you're looking for.

Game Over by David Sheff is a book that goes over the origins of Nintendo. It's been rereleased a bunch of times under different titles. The version I read was "Game Over: How Nintendo Zapped an American Industry, Captured Your Dollars, and Enslaved Your Children" and was released in 1993. Despite it's title, it's actually a really cool book about the beginnings of the modern video game industry.

The Ultimate History of Video Games by Steven L. Kent is exactly what the title discribes. It's a 600+ page book that documents just about every major event in the video game industry up until the turn of the century. If you have any interest in video game history, this is a really good book to read.

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#2 Posted by JohnnyAutoFire (372 posts) -

@Clonedzero: Saying that a game is "better" than another is kind of a dangerous way of thinking about video games. The art of game design isn't about making the absolute best game ever, it's about making new and exciting experiences for people to enjoy. I think a game should be judged solely on how complete of a concept it is, and how well it's executed throughout the game. I think Rayman Origins is a really cool game, but I also like going back and playing the Super Mario platformers. They're both really good games, but saying one is better than the other doesn't really matter in the grand scheme of things. Not everybody is going to like every game, and that's totally fine.

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#3 Posted by JohnnyAutoFire (372 posts) -

Judging a game based on its age (old or new) is really dumb. A good game is good whether it came out two months ago or twenty years ago.

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#4 Posted by JohnnyAutoFire (372 posts) -

Super Metroid

Metal Gear Solid

Sonic The Hedgehog 2

Not super original choices, but these are the three games that I can always go back to and play over and over again.

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#5 Posted by JohnnyAutoFire (372 posts) -

I picked up Metroid 2 Return of Samus. I'm a pretty big fan of the Metroid games, and for some reason I had never played this one. I finished it last night and thought it was an awesome game, although I wish it had a little more music. I don't really get why people are so mad about this, since Nintendo doesn't have to give anybody anything.

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#6 Posted by JohnnyAutoFire (372 posts) -

I totally agree with this. Trailers don't really belong on the front page anyway, since Giant Bomb is more about original content.

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#7 Posted by JohnnyAutoFire (372 posts) -

It's kind of hard to pinpoint exactly when I started playing video games. I was born in 89, and my parents (and grandparents) were gamers, so I was exposed to the NES very early on. They always tell me about how they had a 48 hour Castlevania 2 marathon when my mom was on maternity leave. Supposedly my mom, dad, and grandmother beat Castlevania 2 without a guide over the course of two days while simultaneously taking care of me. I don't think I was able to actually get through the first couple of levels of SMB until I was about three years old. Playing Maniac Mansion before you know how to read was a real bummer, but I figured out how to get inside the mansion regardless.

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#8 Posted by JohnnyAutoFire (372 posts) -

Metroid Prime Trilogy has gotten crazy expensive for some reason. It usually goes for $80 to $120.

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#9 Posted by JohnnyAutoFire (372 posts) -

My first was Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete on the PlayStation.

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#10 Posted by JohnnyAutoFire (372 posts) -

It depends on if I remember what I was doing in the game where I left off. Especially in Metroidvania kinds of games, if I go more than a week without playing, I'll probably have to start over.