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FYI: Japanese game history book blacklisted by media

Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:46 am
by foobat
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! ... lers-book/

Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:02 am
by tryphon
I have this book and it's indeed full of interesting anecdotes.

Posted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:11 am
by foobat
Just got it! It's... big! Will take me awhile to read through it.

Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 12:49 am
by foobat
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.

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:11 pm
by MintyTheCat

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.