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I love video game books. Books about video games are more common than you might think. In hopes of spreading the good word about video game books, I list off half of my collection (part 1 is here). Here I talk about the narrative nonfiction video game books that I own, including:

How To Do Things With Videogames by Ian Bogost
What Video Games Have to Teach us About Learning and Literacy by James Paul Gee
A Profound Waste of Time
Blood, Sweat, and Pixels: The Triumphant, Turbulent Stories Behind How Video Games are Made by Jason Schreier
The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews With Cult and Classic Video Game Developers by Patrick Hickey Jr.
The Ultimate History of Video Games: the Story Behind the Craze that Touched Our Lives and Changed the World by Steven L. Kent
Ultimate Nintendo Guide to the NES Library edited by Pat Contri
How to Make a Video Game Review Show that Doesn’t Suck by Mark Bussler
Playing with Power Nintendo NES Classics
The Unofficial NES/Famicom: a Visual Compendium by Steve Jarratt and Damien McFerran
Fallout 4 Vault Dweller’s Survival Guide
A History of Video Games in 64 Objects produced by the World Video Game Hall of Fame
Game On: from Pong and Pac-Man to Mario, Minecraft, and More by Dustin Hansen
How to Win at Nintendo Games #3, How to Win at Nintendo Sports Games, and How to Win at Game Boy Games by Jeff Rovin
NiER Automata Long Story Short by Jun Eishima and Yoko Taro

Links to discussed video game book reviews:
A Profound Waste of Time review: A Profound Waste of Time
Interview with Patrick Hickey, Jr. for the Cartridge Club Podcast