FYI: Japanese game history book blacklisted by media

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FYI: Japanese game history book blacklisted by media

Post by foobat » Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:46 am

I don't want to bring any politics into here so I won't discuss the background story, but this book looks really good and has tons of interviews with oldschool Japanese developers.

The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers is up on Amazon. I ordered it and I should get it next week, I'll take some pictures and post a review when it comes in!

http://theralphretort.com/sjw-media-bla ... lers-book/

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Post by tryphon » Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:02 am

I have this book and it's indeed full of interesting anecdotes.

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Post by foobat » Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:11 am

Just got it! It's... big! Will take me awhile to read through it.

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Post by foobat » Sat Jan 10, 2015 12:49 am

This book is massive. I was expecting it to be more of a light read / coffee table conversation piece style thing with a lot of art and design drawings like Sega Genesis/Megadrive Collected Works. Instead it's a big crunchy compilation of interviews, anecdotes, and history and it's serious reading. I'm going to need to finish up the novels and stuff I've got queued up before I can do a proper review of it. It's definitely awesome though.

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Post by MintyTheCat » Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:11 pm

HI,

thanks for the notice of this book - I bought it myself and have been reading it. This really is a 'developers' ' centric book - forget all the fluffy feelings that marketing people have this is really useful for Developers and I recommend it.

Cheers,

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