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Title: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Ronald Reagan on November 29, 2009, 02:07:35 PM
Does anyone here has a book about arcadegames? Which is a good one?

(http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/0/26/834448-arcademania__super.jpg)

(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/books-about-video-games/151-7.jpg)

(http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/8640000/8644882.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5178BH5A3GL._SS500_.jpg)

(http://retrothing.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/supercade.jpg)


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Ronald Reagan on November 29, 2009, 02:12:12 PM
(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/books-about-video-games/18-2.jpg)

(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/books-about-video-games/32-4.jpg)

(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/books-about-video-games/73-4.jpg)

(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/books-about-video-games/93-4.jpg)


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Ronald Reagan on November 29, 2009, 02:16:29 PM
(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/books-about-video-games/118-9.jpg)

(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/books-about-video-games/267-2.jpg)



Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: liquidx on November 29, 2009, 09:08:13 PM
The ultimate history of video games is a fantastic read. Highly recommended.


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Blanka on December 18, 2009, 09:29:18 AM
I have the Arcade Mania and the SuperCade. The first is a must read before visiting Japan, the second is a nice made book with lots of nice visuals and information about the key games until, the cover says it, 1984


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: ckong on April 14, 2010, 11:39:33 AM
 :D I just bought some books from Amazon UK:

Supercade: A Visual History of the Videogame Age 1971-1984

The Ultimate History of Video Games

Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition 2010

Rogue Leaders: The Story of Lucasarts

Arcade Mania: The Turbo-Charged World of Japan's Game Centers

Vintage Games: An Insider Look at the History of Grand Theft Auto, Super Mario, and the Most Influential Games of All Time: An Insider Look at the ... and the Most Influential Games of All Time

and a DVD of The King of Kong, for only GBP 4 (I lost the original copy of my backup somehow  ;) )

So I have will have some nice stuff to read soon, but I saw in the replies above some other must have books. Unfortunately they were not in the listings of Amazon UK.


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: gyruss on April 14, 2010, 12:03:06 PM
I also have Arcade Mania, it's a short book but very fun to read. The utlimate History of Video Games is also really great!


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on April 14, 2010, 12:29:32 PM
for the people that do not have an FTP account at my server

How to win at Donkey Kong (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=76983.0)


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: ckong on April 14, 2010, 12:50:35 PM
haha, I believe that I got my PDF from the same post on BYOAC a few years ago. It is a must have for every DK owner.


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Ronald Reagan on April 14, 2010, 01:00:25 PM
I just finished reading the Ultimate History of Video Games, it was nice to read with some great stories in it which I wont spoil here, although sometimes it was a bit too corporate focussed; with lawyers, lawsuites, profits, turnover and CEO's.

I am wondering if ArcadeFever is a nice book :pac: :ghost: :ghost:


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Superully on April 14, 2010, 04:49:46 PM
for me, arcade fever is the best books of them all. i'm reading this over and over again. funny texts, nice timeline and great photos. i love it  :-*


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: ckong on April 14, 2010, 05:00:24 PM
for me, arcade fever is the best books of them all. i'm reading this over and over again. funny texts, nice timeline and great photos. i love it  :-*

I agree, this review convinced me http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0KrS6R_HM8   ;D ;D ;D What a joker.

Edit: despite this terrible review I just ordered Arcade Fever.


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Superully on April 14, 2010, 05:14:14 PM
holy f*** - WHAT IS THAT???


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: DarthNuno on April 14, 2010, 05:19:37 PM
for me, arcade fever is the best books of them all. i'm reading this over and over again. funny texts, nice timeline and great photos. i love it  :-*

I agree! It's my favorite one  :-*


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Ronald Reagan on April 14, 2010, 05:50:17 PM
for me, arcade fever is the best books of them all. i'm reading this over and over again. funny texts, nice timeline and great photos. i love it  :-*
for me, arcade fever is the best books of them all. i'm reading this over and over again. funny texts, nice timeline and great photos. i love it  :-*

I agree! It's my favorite one  :-*

I also thought that, by reading 2 reviews of it on I think it was bol.com
I have ordered it too. Seems like a great book and it is Nuno/Ully approved


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: ckong on April 20, 2010, 01:11:05 PM
Got most of my books today (oh, and spot the difference):

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f307/ckong65/CIMG3536.jpg)

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f307/ckong65/Cimg3537.jpg)

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f307/ckong65/Cimg3538.jpg)


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Ronald Reagan on April 29, 2010, 05:41:21 PM
I received my edition of Arcade Fever by John Sellers (2001) yesterday.
Nice book, with a lot of pictures, and short stories about a lot of classic cabs.
Only thing that was a bit annoying were the many 'wordjokes' the author made in almost every paragraph.
Nonetheless, I recommend it to everyone.

(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:-NEEn6tSgjbUKM:http://www.gooddealgames.com/articles/CGE2K2/Arcade_Fever_John_Sellers.jpg)

(http://www.computerspacefan.com/ArcadeFeverSM.jpg)


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Level42 on May 01, 2010, 10:30:50 AM
Got most of my books today (oh, and spot the difference):

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f307/ckong65/CIMG3536.jpg)

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f307/ckong65/Cimg3537.jpg)

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f307/ckong65/Cimg3538.jpg)

The Rogue leaders book looks to have a prism front so you see the three different heroes from different angles. Funny.

I'm really interested in seeing Supercade. And of course the others too ;)


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: ckong on May 01, 2010, 12:00:04 PM
I'm really interested in seeing Supercade. And of course the others too ;)

Sure, no problem. The books will be in my gameroom library. LOL


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Ronald Reagan on December 07, 2010, 07:42:03 PM
finally. A book about the history of Nintendo  :twisted: :twisted:

The History Of Nintendo
Volume 1
1889-1980 From Playing-Cards to Game & Watch

Limited edition! Available Now!
For the first time ever, over 500 card games, tabletop games, toys, electronic and arcade games are presented in detail in a single book!
Six years in the making, this first volume of a long series invites you to discover the forgotten past of Nintendo, from its origins in 1889 until the early 1980's. 240 pages of exclusive content, illustrated with over 2,000 exclusive pictures, and a plethora of unbelievable documents and funny anecdotes await you.

What they said about us:
"Few know the history and culture of Nintendo better than Florent Gorges and Isao Yamazaki."
Brian Ashcraft (kotaku.com)

Author: Florent Gorges (in collaboration with Isao Yamazaki)
Release date: 2010/08/25 (pre-order now)
Price: $25 + $4 (worldwide)
Number of pages:240
Plastic reinforced cover
Language: English

http://cgi.ebay.com/History-Nintendo-NEW-BOOK-2010-/110614168522?pt=US_Nonfiction_Book&hash=item19c11e43ca

http://pixnlovepublishing.com/topic/index.html


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: DarthNuno on December 07, 2010, 07:57:05 PM
I recommend this one. I've it in French  ;)


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Level42 on December 07, 2010, 08:59:08 PM
Well I got Supercade for my birthday and I'm about half-way through it now. It's a great book. Definitely worth the money.

Only negatives ? Well, I would have loved to see more cabinet pics and esp. the vector game screen shots under MAME look like mmmmmmmhmhmhmhmh...

And there is no coherence between what the various writers have written about everything.

I mean, in the article about Apple there is no reference about Steve and Steve pitching the idea of a home computer to Nolan Bushnell first, while in an another article it is mentioned that they both worked at Atari before starting Apple.

But, it's all minor negatives, I love the book, very much recommended (in fact, I think it's a must-have for any arcade collector/fan).


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: gyruss on December 07, 2010, 10:54:23 PM
Just bought Supercade through bol.com... ;D


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Ronald Reagan on December 08, 2010, 11:35:46 AM
I read in the comments about Supercade that there is a book called The First Quarter,  which ought to be really good

http://www.amazon.com/First-Quarter-25-year-History-Video/dp/0970475500

(http://planetromero.com/rome.ro/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/first_quarter.jpg)


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: ckong on December 08, 2010, 06:57:40 PM
I read in the comments about Supercade that there is a book called The First Quarter,  which ought to be really good

http://www.amazon.com/First-Quarter-25-year-History-Video/dp/0970475500

Prices at $ 211, or GBP 121 (amazon UK) for a new book!  :shock: :shock: :shock:  ARE THEY CRAZY!!!


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: gyruss on December 08, 2010, 07:11:14 PM
that must be a mistake, you can buy it used for much cheaper..


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Level42 on December 08, 2010, 08:32:44 PM
For that price I want the writer to come over and read the book out loud for me.... ;D


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Ronald Reagan on December 11, 2010, 05:03:31 PM
sometime ago a former arcade/pinball collector told me that there was a book about a certain Atari game-art (side-art, marquees, cabinets, game characters etc) designer. Does anyone if this book really exists and can tell me the title. I have been searching amazon.com but unfortunately I can't find any book about game-art designing at all ???


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Q*ris on December 13, 2010, 12:32:38 PM
book about game-art designing
I'd love to find that too because side-art designers usually don't sign their work so it's difficult to trace them.


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Ronald Reagan on December 13, 2010, 02:19:54 PM
book about game-art designing
I'd love to find that too because side-art designers usually don't sign their work so it's difficult to trace them.

yes, and after some long searching, I only find this book:
http://www.atariarchives.org/agagd/
and it's more computer program orientated I guess  :(


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Blanka on December 20, 2010, 06:39:26 AM
Just bought the 1001 games you should play before you die. The book looks really nice made, and I had some book-gift-cards to redeem.
(http://media.mightyape.net.nz/images/products/6705612/1001-Video-Games-You-Must-Play-Before-You-Die-3484993-4.jpeg)
(http://www.expdot.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/2010_10_26_1001_2.jpg)
(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d161/seando0d/DSCF7754.jpg)
I'll review it when it hits the floor.


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Q*ris on December 26, 2010, 10:33:40 PM
Look what Santa's little helper brought me for Xmas...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/~chrischris/arcade/leon_noel.jpg)

Thank you Mr Claus for reading this blog!


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Blanka on December 27, 2010, 08:02:25 AM
Watch out for NOMNOMNOM in the food chair!
(http://www.inquisitr.com/wp-content/nom-nom-nom.jpg)


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Q*ris on December 27, 2010, 03:48:12 PM
Watch out for NOMNOMNOM in the food chair!
:) Actually 4 ninjas (that I deleted via photoshop) are holding the kid still, just in case...


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: DarthNuno on December 27, 2010, 06:04:17 PM
Look what Santa's little helper brought me for Xmas...

(http://www.thisisbang.com/arcade/leon_noel.jpg)

Thank you Mr Claus for reading this blog!



Great picture... and great book! This is the best book I read regarding the Atari era...many anecdotes  ;D


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Blanka on January 09, 2011, 09:10:28 AM
Just got the book with the 1001 games. It is a cool book for the price. A nice 6 cm on the shelves. I found a lot of new games I want to try, and it is really contemporary too. It even includes some Dutch made 2010 indy games like Chime or Swords and Soldiers, and the 2009 Belgium masterpiece of art "the Path".

2 flaws:
- not all games have pictures. This is a real pitty sometimes, especially if you consider the layout to allow a picture for every game with ease.
- always missing a few personal favourites (but that cannot be called a flaw)
  • Computer Space
  • Fraxxon
  • Rick Dangerous 1+2
  • Sonic 1+2 for the Game Gear, which I like much better than the Genesis versions as they are cool retro 8-bit versions with the best 8-bit music ever made
  • Second Life


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: ckong on January 09, 2011, 02:25:35 PM
I found out that Ralph H. Bear wrote a book about the beginning of videogames. Could be an intersting read. does someone know this book?

http://www.ralphbaer.com/

http://www.rolentapress.com/


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: DarthNuno on January 09, 2011, 03:18:15 PM
I found out that Ralph H. Bear wrote a book about the beginning of videogames. Could be an intersting read. does someone know this book?

http://www.ralphbaer.com/

http://www.rolentapress.com/


I have that one  : "Videogames: In The Beginning" by Ralph H. Baer

Not started yet :oops:


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Belike on January 26, 2011, 12:40:25 PM
I've got a fantastic book about videogames yesterday from my Girlfriend.I was very surprised, because I didn't know this book exists.
The title is "Pixelheroes" the first 50 years of videogames on 445!!! pages.It has tons of pics and also the history of manufacturers from the 1950's.It starts with the very first games on those huge computers and aslo has a section for arcade cabinets, Zx Spectrum, C64, Amiga, Atari 2600, retro consoles, pc games, etc..It's a very fresh release from 2010 November from a hungarian writer.
The prologue says:"This book is dedicated to my father, who bought the first C64, Amiga and ZX Spectrum for me".
Additionally it also conatins a DVD with thousands of games for C64, Spectrum, Amiga and Dos.Each game has it's own built in emulator, so you just have to click on the game from the selected platform and play!I tried Ace of Aces for C64, it still rocks!!! ;D
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TT__7kdQTWI/AAAAAAAACK8/Qne8Rd5deoQ/s800/Pixelh%C5%91s%C3%B6k%20006.jpg)

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TT__qi_gDxI/AAAAAAAACKo/7E8WN2GEyo4/s800/Pixelh%C5%91s%C3%B6k%20004.jpg)

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TT__qC6UyDI/AAAAAAAACKg/2_3iIXqEHqs/s800/Pixelh%C5%91s%C3%B6k%20001.jpg)

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TT__qdhkpYI/AAAAAAAACKk/6bZBrgylf9w/s800/Pixelh%C5%91s%C3%B6k%20003.jpg)

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TT__p6Md7JI/AAAAAAAACKc/S66MJBqDu5o/s800/Pixelh%C5%91s%C3%B6k%20002.jpg)

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TT__rM_hU0I/AAAAAAAACKs/4OiCgLUjlWQ/s800/Pixelh%C5%91s%C3%B6k%20005.jpg)


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Q*ris on January 26, 2011, 01:01:37 PM
Looks very interesting.
Lots of vintage illustrations/photos, I like that!
Note for my girlfriend: I'd rather receive that book (even if I can't read a word) than another stupid tie or a cigar (being a daddy doesn't specifically imply receiveing boring gifts for your birthday).  ;D


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Level42 on January 26, 2011, 01:08:34 PM
A DVD with the games on them ? That can't be legal.....but who gives a $&^)$(  :D

Nice book.

However, (just like supercade) it looks to me like these books seem to source most of their pictures from the Arcade Flyers archive...

I know it's an impossible mission, but it would be great to have a book full of modern-day hi-res pictures of original restored machines...


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Belike on January 26, 2011, 01:09:51 PM
Looks very interesting.
Lots of vintage illustrations/photos, I like that!
Note for my girlfriend: I'd rather receive that book (even if I can't read a word) than another stupid tie or a cigar (being a daddy doesn't specifically imply receiveing boring gifts for your birthday).  ;D
Lol Chris! ;D
You should surely enjoy this book without understanding, huge quantity of vintage pics and that DVD is amazing, I can't stop playing those old games.I'm playing Command & Conquer with dos emulator atm.. ;D


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: WEARESAVIORS on January 27, 2011, 01:19:56 AM
Where do you find those books?


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Blanka on January 27, 2011, 07:29:06 AM
I know it's an impossible mission, but it would be great to have a book full of modern-day hi-res pictures of original restored machines...

I plan it to be my next project. I already asked Bruno for collaboration. Problem is how to get them well lit on location.

BTW, is that book available in that swedish or polish only, or is it translate from some more common language like Dutch ;) ?


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Q*ris on January 27, 2011, 08:02:10 AM
Problem is how to get them well lit on location.
Your handheld games pictures are always terrific so I really think you're the right guy for this job!
I know nothing about photography but is renting a few special lights and a "reflector" for a day very expensive?
Ooops off topic again, sorry... back to my book now.


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Blanka on January 27, 2011, 10:11:40 AM
It's more that you need space. You don't want to shoot them with a wide-angle. So an empty 7x7 meter room is the minimum space required I guess.


Title: New Atari books coming up !
Post by: Level42 on March 05, 2012, 09:43:00 PM
Two new Atari books coming up.... Apple haters beware, Inside Atari will be (initially) only launched as an iBook so you better run...

Title: Inside Atari

http://forums.arcade-museum.com/showthread.php?t=225718&highlight=atari+book

http://www.insideatari.com/


The other will be a paper book:

Atari History Book - Volume 1 (Beginnings to 1984)

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ataribook/atari-history-book-volume-1-beginnings-to-1984

Can't wait !


Title: Re: New Atari books coming up !
Post by: Blanka on March 05, 2012, 11:26:58 PM
Resistance is Futile: everything will be emulated. Even iOS. Maybe not today, but with 30 year old stuff, 2 years extra wait is NP.
I'll run that iBook on my 3840x2160 pixel Asus EEEPad 4 running Vintage iOSemu on Android 8.0 Taco Bean Sandwich in 2014....


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: DarthNuno on April 20, 2012, 08:14:49 PM
Got a new one, not mentioned here so far I guess  :)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/Bits_Sticks_Buttons_1.jpg)

...features a lot of Arcade Life Style pictures  :P  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/Bits_Sticks_Buttons_2.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/Bits_Sticks_Buttons_3.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/Bits_Sticks_Buttons_4.jpg)

We should do something similar with our 'European curiosity' cabinets  8)

You can order it right here (http://fr.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/2010021).


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Superully on April 20, 2012, 08:34:31 PM
got this quite a while ago! while it is a great book, it's sometimes a pain in the a** to read because of the way the text is set up (to close to the binding in the middle)!

btw, the author is already working on his next book (to be released soon) about collector's grails and extreme rarities. i'm too lazy to look for the link atm though ... :P


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Q*ris on June 16, 2012, 10:13:26 AM
What about that nicely titled one by nonetheless than Martin Amis (Money, London Fields,...):
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/~chrischris/arcade/570_AmisTop.jpg)

The facts that: it's out of print, the author never mentions it in his official biography and it sells for around 160€ on the net are enough reasons for me to want it  ;)

Introduction is by a certain Steven too:
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/~chrischris/arcade/steven.jpg)

Some links about the book:
http://www.themillions.com/2012/02/the-arcades-project-martin-amis-guide-to-classic-video-games.html (http://www.themillions.com/2012/02/the-arcades-project-martin-amis-guide-to-classic-video-games.html)

...and a PDF excerpt from the book:
http://www.martinamisweb.com/commentary_files/ma_space_invaders.pdf (http://www.martinamisweb.com/commentary_files/ma_space_invaders.pdf)


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: DarthNuno on July 13, 2012, 06:32:32 PM
btw, the author is already working on his next book (to be released soon) about collector's grails and extreme rarities. i'm too lazy to look for the link atm though ... :P

Yes, and the book is now released!

Got mine today  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/grails_book.jpg)

Guess the person showing a big cabinet at page 68?  ::) :P

here is the direct link to Blurb.com for ordering: http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/3363814
In case you didn't see th promo video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-suaVxhXpI

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Level42 on July 13, 2012, 06:46:30 PM
How much did it cost you if I may ask ? Is that the hard cover ? What is the shipping ?

I totally HATE websites that require you to first give your info before really knowing the total costs...like VAT and shipping costs....


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: DarthNuno on July 13, 2012, 06:52:27 PM
How much did it cost you if I may ask ? Is that the hard cover ? What is the shipping ?

I paid a total of 61,29 € for the hardcover version, and fastest shipping (which was 10,99 €)
Note that the book has been sent from... the Netherlands  ;)


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Level42 on July 13, 2012, 06:57:01 PM
Ok thanks !


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Ronald Reagan on July 13, 2012, 07:49:08 PM
that guy should have hired someone like ChrisChris for lay-out etc

I don't really like the font/cover  :-X


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Blanka on July 13, 2012, 11:22:03 PM
Yes, blurb books are printed here in Eindoven. Too bad they use the #}$¥! expensive swiss post shipping. Why not a takeaway counter or plain 2 euro Postnl envelope shipping?


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Level42 on July 14, 2012, 12:02:50 AM
that guy should have hired someone like ChrisChris for lay-out etc

I don't really like the font/cover  :-X

There was a LOT of discussion about the frot on KLOV too.... I think it looks amateurish too, but I'm sure the book is loads of fun.

The price is pretty steep though....


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: ckong on January 06, 2013, 01:43:45 AM
I just bought this book about the history of Atari:

http://www.8-bitcentral.com/blog/2012/atariBook.html

It came out recently and I only read good reviews about it. It is supposed to be the first part of a trilogy and it covers the Ataria period up to 1984. I guess the most interesting period.

You can also buy it Amazon.de (with free shipping to a lot of European countries). I paid € 30,01 for it.


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Level42 on January 06, 2013, 02:21:44 PM
Yeah I DEFINITLY want that one too.....but I wait for the color version.


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: jcp on January 06, 2013, 02:35:45 PM
I've got it too (28.77€ from amazon.fr)  :-*.


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: ckong on January 06, 2013, 03:32:09 PM
Yeah I DEFINITLY want that one too.....but I wait for the color version.

yes, I hope that there will be a color version also, bu that is not sure yet. But if there will be a color version releazed, then I buy that one also.

First print in black, and hopefully second print in color.


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Level42 on January 06, 2013, 04:04:40 PM
Really not sure ? The official website does list it on it's news and events page:

http://www.atarimuseum.com/book/


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: ckong on January 06, 2013, 04:14:45 PM
yes, I know, but they are still planning to do 2 other books about Atari and they are not a big publishing company. I mean, after all they had to kickstart the capital for the first book, and they might not have enough cash in the end to do a color version.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ataribook/atari-history-book-volume-1-beginnings-to-1984


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: ckong on January 07, 2013, 11:48:32 PM
Book 2 about the history of Atari, starting at the summer of '84 (take over by Jack Tramiel), will probably be out in November this year. And if there will be a color version of the first book depends completely on the possibilty of getting extra funds. This info came directly from one of the authors, Curt.

So you better get this B&W version. It is full of great stories.


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Level42 on January 07, 2013, 11:56:18 PM
Weird.....

If you promise a color version now, you will have people not buying the b/w version because they want to wait. So the book sells less than it can. And then that influences the decision if there will be a color version....

By letting it "in the air" more people will buy the B/W version and once they got it they are less likely to buy the color version.....

Well OK, I'll just get the B/W version than.....let me practice my French (read, use Google translate a lot).....

Must say the price of the book is great considering it's size and the work put in it !


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: ckong on January 09, 2013, 06:03:08 PM
Well, I got the book today, and my first impression is very impressive. 800 Pages full with stories and hundereds of B/W photo´s. This is going to be a long and existing read. Actually, it is not a book, it is thé reference book for Atari history, and then just the first one, there will be two more in the series.  :)


(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-bGRY2GgR_DI/UE80vok78YI/AAAAAAAAATg/qOKh8gTQhOE/s1600/062812ataribookcover400.jpg)


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Luigi on January 10, 2013, 08:02:13 AM
Well, I got the book today, and my first impression is very impressive. 800 Pages full with stories and hundereds of B/W photo´s. This is going to be a long and existing read. Actually, it is not a book, it is thé reference book for Atari history, and then just the first one, there will be two more in the series.  :)


(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-bGRY2GgR_DI/UE80vok78YI/AAAAAAAAATg/qOKh8gTQhOE/s1600/062812ataribookcover400.jpg)


I love books about Atari...added to my wishlist :)


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Level42 on January 10, 2013, 12:04:43 PM
I know I'm going to love this book but uhm.......

[anal mode on]this book pretends to be THE Atari book, so how can the beautiful Atari logo not be on the cover ??[anal mode off]


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Level42 on January 10, 2013, 09:25:29 PM
Ordered it too, through Amazon Germany, that was cheaper then UK or France incl. shipping.

It sucks that there is no Amazon Netherlands anymore IMHO.....they gave up too early.....


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Blanka on January 10, 2013, 10:01:59 PM
Can you get the book as epub? The design is shocking, so a text file would be ok. Just concentrate on the read in basic Helvetica or so. In the colophon it says design by stockindesign.com  :shock:


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: ckong on January 10, 2013, 10:16:45 PM
No, there are plans to publish an ebook version, but at tge moment you have to do with the paper version.


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Q*ris on December 06, 2013, 12:58:34 PM
I'm thrilled because this morning I received my personal grail of arcade books: Martin Amis' Invasion of the Space Invaders.
I won it on ebay for a very very fair price (just google the title to see how much it's worth).

The book is from 1982 so texts and pics are 100% arcade fever lifestyle!
Here are a few pics.


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Level42 on December 06, 2013, 01:18:17 PM
Ant the Belgians say the Dutch are greedy.......

.....promising a few pics an posting 1.......how many is a few in Wallon my friend ??  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Looks awesome by the way :)


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Q*ris on December 06, 2013, 01:43:59 PM
:) !
I had the dreaded "last post was less than 40sec ago warning and then I went for lunch…


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Q*ris on December 06, 2013, 01:49:00 PM
Love the "Electrify Your Day!!" sign  ;D


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Level42 on December 06, 2013, 02:08:57 PM
That's better my friend, in fact more than a few  ;D ;D ;D ;D

This is a US book I guess....so how does this get into the book:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=1131.0;attach=5312;image)

That is a Bertolini Namco Galaxian cab....I think so because of the T-molding. The Japanese had green...this one has black on the left (which is original for the Bertolini version) and white (Nintendo ?) on the right.....

Gotta say that that guy looks more like a UK guy to me than a US guy, but who knows....

[EDIT] It IS a Bertolini, the coin door is bare aluminum.


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Q*ris on December 06, 2013, 02:14:54 PM
Well spotted, Sherlock :)
While the foreword is by Steven Spielberg, the book itself is by Martin Amis who is… an english gentleman.
Check the pic below, the book was published in UK but printed… in the Netherlands  :P


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Level42 on December 06, 2013, 02:26:13 PM
ARggghhh.....noticed the prices of that book .....wow !

SO......my guestimate is that those pics are UK pics is probably correct....what does the caption say on that very picture ?


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Q*ris on December 06, 2013, 02:29:59 PM
"Typical defenders of the planet, note symptoms of battle fatigue"
 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Ronald Reagan on December 06, 2013, 06:59:14 PM
That seems like a good book


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Belike on December 06, 2013, 08:06:20 PM


(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=1131.0;attach=5312;image)

That is a Bertolini Namco Galaxian cab....I think so because of the T-molding. The Japanese had green...this one has black on the left (which is original for the Bertolini version) and white (Nintendo ?) on the right.....


My Bertolini Galaxian's t-molding is originally green. :P
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_-UA8BV99Des/TAwKcsD5rAI/AAAAAAAABHs/CpD8i4BhvRc/s800/K%C3%A9p%20203.jpg)


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Level42 on December 07, 2013, 12:57:24 AM
Ah !

There's no flyer of the Bertolini Galaxian so I based that on the machines I've seen so far.

Anyway, I suppose this means you need green 15 mm. T-molding too ??  ;D ;D

We need a round up of Namco Galaxian owners, wether Japanese or European for a group buy of this stuff !!!


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Level42 on December 07, 2013, 10:38:21 AM
"Typical defenders of the planet, note symptoms of battle fatigue"
 ;D ;D ;D
Mmmm.....

You know the guy on the left has some trademarks "Madness" (who were named The Invaders earlier on by the way ;) ) stream. The hair and the coat.

The guy on the right seems more to be Spandau Ballet styled....

Anyway, both are not typical for the US but for sure for the UK :)


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Q*ris on December 08, 2013, 10:09:43 AM
That's better my friend, in fact more than a few  ;D ;D ;D ;D

This is a US book I guess....so how does this get into the book:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=1131.0;attach=5312;image)

That is a Bertolini Namco Galaxian cab....I think so because of the T-molding. The Japanese had green...this one has black on the left (which is original for the Bertolini version) and white (Nintendo ?) on the right.....

Gotta say that that guy looks more like a UK guy to me than a US guy, but who knows....

[EDIT] It IS a Bertolini, the coin door is bare aluminum.
I looked closer and what appears to be white t-molding between the ska guy and the new romantic guy is actually bare wood because t-molding is completely missing.
Also further in the book, another picture shows evidence that the same arcade also had the midway version.


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Belike on December 09, 2013, 08:23:48 PM

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=1131.0;attach=5312;image)


(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--8ZF5l1TAqU/UqYYN_EgHsI/AAAAAAAAIKA/W5nRsxBR78Y/w430-h647-no/Galaxian+kab%25C3%25A1t+008.jpg)


 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Laszo on December 09, 2013, 08:26:50 PM
 :D :D :D cool


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: ataritoobin on December 09, 2013, 08:58:30 PM
 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Q*ris on December 09, 2013, 09:27:59 PM
:))))))
 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:
British Béla rocks!


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Muerto on December 09, 2013, 09:49:20 PM
Hahaha, great pic Bela! It all most looks like youre in the mob :lol: :lol: :lol: :spaceace:


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Level42 on December 09, 2013, 09:49:31 PM
Waaaaaaaahahahahah, brilliant Béla, Chris, now it's your turn with the SI.....doesn't matter if yours is the much better looking Taito version :)


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Belike on December 09, 2013, 09:59:06 PM
 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on December 10, 2013, 09:38:50 AM
LOL !  ;D  :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: gyruss on December 10, 2013, 10:24:50 AM
 ;D ;D


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: anunaki on December 10, 2013, 10:28:34 AM
 ;D ;D

nice one


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Ronald Reagan on December 10, 2013, 11:28:26 AM
hahaha


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: DarthNuno on December 10, 2013, 11:33:19 AM
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--8ZF5l1TAqU/UqYYN_EgHsI/AAAAAAAAIKA/W5nRsxBR78Y/w430-h647-no/Galaxian+kab%25C3%25A1t+008.jpg)

Greaaaat picture!  ;D ;D ;D ;D

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: Books about arcadegames
Post by: Vond on December 10, 2013, 02:34:41 PM
Hahaha! Absolutaly brilliant!  8)