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100 Greatest Console Video Games: 1977-1987 -- NOW AVAILABLE

Post by 8bitgamer » Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:14 pm

Hi fellow gamers,

My brand new book, The 100 Greatest Console Video Games: 1977-1987, published by the prestigious Schiffer Publishing house, is finally available on Amazon. You can order it here:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Greatest-Consol ... st+console

Check out sample pages here:

http://www.brettweisswords.com/2014/08/ ... atest.html

The book includes:

*Feature-length chapters on 100 must-own games, including some closet classics and dark horse favorites
*Foreword by the legendary Walter Day
*Gorgeous NES-themed cover with slick, sturdy, hardback binding
*More than 400 full-color photos (including screenshots) on high quality paper
*Quotes from programmers, historians, critics, and other experts
*Production histories
*Author anecdotes and critiques
*Gameplay details
*Comparisons to other games, information on sequels and similar games (including the arcade versions, when applicable)
*A "Next 100" appendix at the back of the book with 100 "honorable mentions"
*240 pages of content, including chapters on Atari 2600, Atari 5200, ColecoVision, Intellivision, NES, Odyssey2, Sega Master System, and Vectrex games, plus games for more obscure consoles
*And much more!

AS ALWAYS, THANKS FOR READING!

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Post by kiwimike » Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:08 pm

Thanks for that, will check it out, sounds good :)

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Sun Sep 07, 2014 3:19 am

No eBook version?
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Post by 8bitgamer » Sun Sep 07, 2014 4:52 am

kiwimike wrote:Thanks for that, will check it out, sounds good :)
Thank you!


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Post by Antiriad2097 » Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:54 am

Antiriad2097 wrote:No eBook version?
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Post by psj3809 » Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:11 am

Same here, i'll be after an ebook version

The years 2014 ! ;)

Please let us know if this is a possibility in the future, quite happy to pay for this on iBooks or something

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:29 am

Its not just that. I wasn't taken by some of the earlier books, but this one looks interesting. If I paid a few quid for the eBook and liked it, I'd probably stretch to getting a hard copy.
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Post by 8bitgamer » Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:30 am

Reviews for The 100 Greatest Console Video Games: 1977-1987 are starting to come in. You can check out some of them here:

http://videogamecritic.com/extras/books/100greatest.htm

http://www.brettweisswords.com/2014/10/ ... games.html

http://www.examiner.com/article/word-pl ... r-down-for

http://rosepetals1984.booklikes.com/pos ... rett-weiss

You can listen to a podcast of me discussing the book here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TMBN_nBWVY

I'm still waiting for word on an eBook version.

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Post by rocky1980 » Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:54 am

I am waiting on the ebook, £30 is a lot of cash for a book that will just sit in a box.
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Post by kiwimike » Sun Oct 19, 2014 12:53 am

Ummed and ahhed for a couple of weeks then took the plunge and ordered. Looks great and a real keeper for the shelf :)

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:56 pm

8bitgamer wrote: I'm still waiting for word on an eBook version.
Have you made a decision on this yet?
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Post by 8bitgamer » Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:00 pm

Antiriad2097 wrote:
8bitgamer wrote: I'm still waiting for word on an eBook version.
Have you made a decision on this yet?
Unfortunately, it's not up to me, it's up to the publisher. I've inquired about it, but haven't received an answer. I hope it happens.

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:41 pm

I see. I thought you were self publishing and had the rights to do whatever you wanted.

Are they aware the lack of ebook is damaging sales? An inexpensive ebook is a no brainer impulse buy, but to stump up for the hard copy I want to know exactly what Im getting, especially since the previous books have been so US biased.
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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:27 pm

Just had this turn up in the office. It's good but very us centric.
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