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Re: The 8-Bit Book - 1981 to 199x ... FOREWORD BY DAVID BRABEN!!

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:57 am
by andrew_rollings
nick_h wrote:Still not got mine or even an email .... :cry:
hi Nick.

I'll check into that. I've got a batch of emails to send out as soon as my home Internet connection gets set up... The book may have been sent already.

Send me a msg via the hiive books web site with your order number and I'll double check.

Anyone else got theirs yet?

Andrew

Re: The 8-Bit Book - 1981 to 199x ... FOREWORD BY DAVID BRABEN!!

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:42 pm
by Antiriad2097
Mine arrived while I was on holiday, so its here a fortnight earlier than expected ;)

Re: The 8-Bit Book - 1981 to 199x ... FOREWORD BY DAVID BRABEN!!

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:12 pm
by Mayhem
Never received an email, but I don't know if mine was sent out or arrived as I'm on holiday currently...

Re: The 8-Bit Book - 1981 to 199x ... FOREWORD BY DAVID BRABEN!!

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:20 am
by Opa-Opa
My book has arrived and I have to say it is FANTASTIC..

If anyone here is thinking about getting this book or just waiting to see what other people think before parting with their cash I urge you to place an order right now.
This is excatly the kind of project that Retrogamer forum members need to get behind 100%, everyone on here should have a copy.

Re: The 8-Bit Book - 1981 to 199x ... FOREWORD BY DAVID BRABEN!!

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:25 am
by Gren
Hopefully mine will arrive today in the post :?:

Then roll on the Amiga book :lol:
(and Generation ZX)

Re: The 8-Bit Book - 1981 to 199x ... FOREWORD BY DAVID BRABEN!!

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:09 am
by psj3809
Opa-Opa wrote:My book has arrived and I have to say it is FANTASTIC..

If anyone here is thinking about getting this book or just waiting to see what other people think before parting with their cash I urge you to place an order right now.
This is excatly the kind of project that Retrogamer forum members need to get behind 100%, everyone on here should have a copy.
Totally agree, i love the Speccy so my favourite was that book, I also bought the C64 one as i wanted to support these books and plus its a great read. But the latest book is my favourite from Andrew as its great to read reviews on games on a variety of systems, some not so famous.

The future books really are making me happy though ! The worlds crying out for a MAME book in this style, an Amiga and Gameboy one so i cant wait for those !!

Re: The 8-Bit Book - 1981 to 199x ... FOREWORD BY DAVID BRABEN!!

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:15 pm
by Havantgottaclue
Opa-Opa wrote:If anyone here is thinking about getting this book or just waiting to see what other people think before parting with their cash I urge you to place an order right now.
Strangely enough, waiting to see what other people think is exactly what I've been doing. God knows why because if there's a book more suited to my tastes out there I'd be amazed. Order has been belatedly placed!

Re: The 8-Bit Book - 1981 to 199x ... FOREWORD BY DAVID BRABEN!!

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:45 am
by pforson
Mines not turned up :(

Re: The 8-Bit Book - 1981 to 199x ... FOREWORD BY DAVID BRABEN!!

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:01 am
by Gren
I got the mail on Friday confirming despatch, but still no book :(
How long did your book take to arrive after the confirmation email?

I'm not worried, just can't wait for the book :wink:

Re: The 8-Bit Book - 1981 to 199x ... FOREWORD BY DAVID BRABEN!!

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:12 am
by pforson
I've managed to get my book from my old address so we can stand down red alert. Had a quick browse last night and it looks brilliant as always. Some of your dates for upcoming titles at the back seem a little optimistic!

Ta,
Pete

Re: The 8-Bit Book - 1981 to 199x ... FOREWORD BY DAVID BRABEN!!

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:23 pm
by Opa-Opa
pforson wrote: Some of your dates for upcoming titles at the back seem a little optimistic!
I hope they do make it out on time, I for one will be preordering as and when, so fingers crossed on a prompt release.. (although for books this good, the wait is worth it)..
The Golden years trilogy is a great set of books, I'm so pleased to have them on my shelf and as I said earlier everyone who has an interest in retro gaming should support this project..
You can really tell when reading them that they are a labour of love...

Re: The 8-Bit Book - 1981 to 199x ... FOREWORD BY DAVID BRABEN!!

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 5:57 am
by Chinnico
Yeeees! My books arrived today (I ordered the C64 book also). I have to say that they even surpass my expectations.
When will a 16-bit book come out? :D

Re: The 8-Bit Book - 1981 to 199x ... FOREWORD BY DAVID BRABEN!!

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 6:05 am
by merman
Chinnico wrote:Yeeees! My books arrived today (I ordered the C64 book also). I have to say that they even surpass my expectations.
When will a 16-bit book come out? :D
If you look at the back of the 8-Bit Book, the Amiga Book is scheduled for next year... that of course means Andrew and I have to finish writing it...

Re: The 8-Bit Book - 1981 to 199x ... FOREWORD BY DAVID BRABEN!!

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 10:53 am
by Antiriad2097
merman wrote:the Amiga Book is scheduled for next year
Actual release late 2011 ;)

Re: The 8-Bit Book - 1981 to 199x ... FOREWORD BY DAVID BRABEN!!

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 4:09 pm
by jerellis1
Antiriad2097 wrote:
merman wrote:the Amiga Book is scheduled for next year
Actual release late 2011 ;)
I'm going to lay down a challenge to the Andrews by attempting to get my next book published before the Amiga one. For added daredevilry, I'm not actually going to start writing it until January. :P