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Book club?

Post by Calebjross » Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:05 am

Anyone interested in a video game book club? I read a lot. When those books are video game related, all the better.

Specifically, I'm thinking of books that aren't just compendiums or collections of reviews. Books like Extra Lives, super Mario: how Nintendo conquered America, Crash Override, and console wars.

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Post by VGCollectaholic » Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:39 pm

Sounds like a cool idea! I might have to learn to read for this!

I just ordered Phoenix IV this morning... although that might be a bit dense for book club haha.
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Re: Book club?

Post by Pam » Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:28 pm

I like books and clubs and discussing things.

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Post by Round2Gaming » Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:44 pm

I'm totally up for this. Got a pretty sizeable library that I've yet to make a dent in, so any excuse I can get is great!

Just let me know where to start!

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Post by 8bit bob » Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:34 pm

I think this is a great idea! I love reading and video games, so I'd defiantly be down for it. :)
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Post by CartridgeBrosP1 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:32 am

Books are somethin*i can do at my new building! Count me in for sure
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Re: Book club?

Post by Calebjross » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:54 am

Yay! Glad to see the excitement. How about I start with this, a list of the books I currently have and have either not read or would love to read again. If anyone else has these books available (or really wants to read one of them), then that narrows down our list.

I've bolded the few that I'm personally really interested in.

Books I have but have not read Books I have read but would be willing to read again Books I don't have but do want to read (and I'd be willing to buy a copy)
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  • Significant Zero: Heroes, Villains, and the Fight for Art and Soul in Video Games by Walt Williams
  • Blood, Sweat, and Pixels: The Triumphant, Turbulent Stories Behind How Video Games Are Made by Jason Schreier
  • Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World by Jane McGonigal
  • Fun Inc.: Why Games Are the 21st Century's Most Serious Business by Tom Chatfield
  • Power-Up: How Japanese Video Games Gave the World an Extra Life by Chris Kohler
  • All Your Base Are Belong to Us: How Fifty Years of Videogames Conquered Pop Culture by Harold Goldberg
  • Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter by Tom Bissell

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Re: Book club?

Post by Calebjross » Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:08 am

VGCollectaholic wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:39 pm
I just ordered Phoenix IV this morning... although that might be a bit dense for book club haha.
I somehow had never heard of this book. And considering how much I claim to love video game books, I fear I may come off as a fraud, now.

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Post by VGCollectaholic » Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:06 pm

You need to order it. Now.

I'm about 300 pages in so far and I'm only to 1991.
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Post by Round2Gaming » Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:18 pm

There were a ton of these being sold at PRGE, but it would've single-handedly put me over the suitcase weight-limit. That thing's a beast!

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