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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Clearing up some misconceptions.

When hearing about my book, some think that it is merely a dry listing of games or a stuffy reference volume. This is not at all true, so I've written a new description of the book that will hopefully provide better insight into what the book is all about. Much of the gameplay information in the book cannot be found anywhere else (other than through experience playing the actual games), plus there's loads of editorial content.

So, without further adieu, here is the new description:

Classic Home Video Games, 1972-1984: A Complete Reference Guide is the only book ever written that contains detailed gameplay and review content for EVERY game for EVERY programmable console of the Golden Age of gaming.

The book provides comprehensive coverage of the following game systems: Adventure Vision, APF MP1000, Arcadia 2001, Astrocade, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 7800 (a bonus, since it was released in 1986), ColecoVision, Fairchild Channel F, Intellivision, Microvision, Odyssey, Odyssey2, RCA Studio II, Telstar Arcade, and Vectrex.

Also includes:

*Historical data
*Console biographies
*Genre definitions
*Video game term definitions
*Index
*Release dates
*Developer/Publisher info
*Crisp black-and-white photos
*Durable hardcover binding with excellent paper stock
*Appendix listing homebrew titles
*Editorial content based on the author’s 30+ years experience playing video games
*Author preface
*Full coverage of post-1984 releases for the Atari 2600 and Intellivision

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:
“Quality writing”—Retro Thing
“a labor of love…comprehensive…recommended”—Library Journal
“a great-looking new book”—classicgaming.gamespy.com
“Brett Weiss knows his video games, and this book is a must for all fans”—Bart Bush (former editor of Larry Bieza’s Pinball Price Guide)

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