Sunday, February 15, 2009

Classic Home Video Games 1985-1988

My publisher, McFarland & Company, has the official description and order form for my second book up on their website (though the cover art is not yet available). It's nice to see that it will be published in hardcover, like the first book:

Classic Home Video Games, 1985–1988
A Complete Reference Guide
Brett Weiss
Foreword by Bill Kunkel

ISBN 978-0-7864-3660-6
ca. 55 photos, glossary, appendix, bibliography, index
hardcover (7 x 10) 2009
Price: $55.00

A follow up to 2007’s Classic Home Video Games, 1972–1984, this reference work provides detailed descriptions and reviews of every U.S.–released game for the Nintendo NES, the Atari 7800, and the Sega Master System, all of which are considered among the most popular video game systems ever produced. Organized alphabetically by console brand, each chapter includes a description of the game system followed by substantive entries for every game released for that console. Video game entries include publisher/developer data, release year, gameplay information, and, typically, the author’s critique. A glossary provides a helpful guide to the classic video game genres and terms referenced throughout the work, and a preface provides a comparison between the modern gaming industry and the industry of the late 1980s.

About the Author
Former comic shop owner Brett Weiss lives in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. In addition to his reference books about classic home video games, he has written for numerous industry magazines.

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