Chris Kohler currently lives in North Branford, Connecticut. He graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts in May 2002, receiving a BA in Japanese and the Japanese Language and Literature Prize. His graduation thesis was titled "The Cinematic Japanese Video Game" and earned highest honors.
This is the most intelligent book on any aspect of the video game industry, that I have yet had the pleasure of reading. Read morePublished on July 3, 2011 by Sci Fi Fan
This book was an excellent read. Kohler does a terrific job of showing the culture links video games have created between Japan and the Western world. Read morePublished on May 12, 2007 by Jason Holden
This is a good book about japanese videogames and their impact in the western world. The problem, and I agree with the other reviewers, is that the focus deals only with the... Read morePublished on February 9, 2007 by Sandro Massarani
History in the eye of the beholder
The boot has very useful information for video game collectors and researchers who are looking for information related to mostly... Read more
I enjoyed this book, mostly. Within its scattershot set of chapters about Japanese games in general, there's a fascinating, albeit sketchy, history of Nintendo that contained many... Read morePublished on September 14, 2005 by some dude
This is an excellent book. However, it's a bit too short and has some issues.
Firstly, as mentioned in other reviews, this book is really dry. Read more
Frankly, unless you're as enamored with Nintendo as Kohler is, you'll probably find the scope of this book far too narrow to be of any real interest or provide any insight. Read morePublished on March 25, 2005 by Ivan Gluscic