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The Book of Games Volume 2: The Ultimate Reference on PC & Video Games (Book of Games series) Paperback – October 28, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-8299737821 ISBN-10: 8299737826

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Product Details

  • Series: Book of Games series (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: gameXplore N.A. Inc. (October 28, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8299737826
  • ISBN-13: 978-8299737821
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 7.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,343,224 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The passion behind great games is matched by the dedication and thoroughness that was devoted to Book of Games Volume 2, a fantastic work."  —Trip Hawkins, founder, Electronic Arts and Digital Chocolate

"A fantastic read for game industry professionals and gamers alike. Not only is it a great reference for many of today's top games, but the addition of insightful features such as games as art, game music, and game heroes extends the book's value."  —James Brightman, lead business editor, GameDaily BIZ

“An excellent reference to gaming terms . . . very well presented and beautifully illustrated . . . parents would also find this book very useful when deciding what game to buy their child.”  —Xboxaddict.com

“Worth the cover price, without a doubt.”  —Vagusnet.com

About the Author

Bendik Stang is an engineer, founder, and technical director of gameXplore N.A. Inc. and the current chairman of the Norwegian chapter of International Game Developers Association. He is the author of The Book of Games Volume 1. Morten A. Østerholt is a partner and sales director of gameXplore. Erik Hoftun is the president and cofounder of gameXplore North America. Jørgen Kirksæter is a game journalist and expert advisor for the Norwegian government and the European Commission. Hans Christian Bjørne is the cofounder and director of gameXplore.

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By T. Quiring on December 6, 2007
Format: Paperback
I was privileged to be sent an advance PDF copy of The Book of Games Volume 2 by author Bendik Stang, and having now completed my reading of this volume in one evening, I am eagerly looking forward to the print version. The Book of Games Vol. 2 has matured exponentially over its previous incarnation, which I feel is very appropriate as Volume 2 has a very pointed focus on the maturity which the videogame industry as a whole is experiencing. While I am still disappointed in regards to the lack of coverage in regards to the Guild Wars properties, that is largely due to personal bias, as I am a casually hardcore Guild Wars player. Now that I have my only truly negative viewpoint out of the way, let's move on to the good stuff.

I was extremely impressed with the amount of research which had obviously gone into the production of Volume 2, as well as the new features which had been added for the individual game listings and ratings. These additions show that the authors listened to those who took the time to give them feedback on Volume 1, and as such have made themselves a part of the gaming community in a way which some authors never achieve, no matter how knowledgeable they may be on their topics. Another interesting sidenote was seeing another book which I am in process of reviewing featured in a sidebar in this book. As a journalist with a heavy research addiction, I always consider how useful a publication will be to me on my endless quest for knowledge, and The Book of Games Volume 2 passed that consideration with ease. There are many, many sources for further reading and education.

While The Book of Games Volume 1 was a handy reference for the parents and relatives of gamers, Volume 2 fully opens up the changing videogame industry, from development to tournaments and beyond.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Tan on March 11, 2008
Format: Paperback
The 2nd edition to this gaming reference series makes a fine coffeetable book or for a quick browse for short snippet info on gaming titles. By all means, this is not a book of in-depth reviews, the titles are covered very briefly (summarised) and categorised according to genre/replayability value/plot sypnosis. If you need comprehensive info on gaming titles, you'd do better on gaming mags or websites. However, it remains a good collector's item as most of your favourite games are included with nice colored screenshots, which makes it a fine addition to your gaming library for all gaming fans. I was very impressed by this 2nd edition in that it included some very recent games which I thought would not make it in before the release date. The only disappointment is that the 2nd edition came in paperback whereas my 1st edition was a hardcover.
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By Levi Agnew on September 27, 2008
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If you are a gamer like my self then the Bookofgames books are something you should really pick up.The book goes into great detail when it comes to pictures of the games and it does a great job of telling you what the game is really about plus it tells how many people can play it and what types of reviews the game is getting.

You really should check the book out its great for any gamer out there.
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