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« Reply #60 on: January 06, 2013, 02:35:45 PM »

I've got it too (28.77€ from amazon.fr)  Kiss.
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« Reply #61 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.
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« Reply #62 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/
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« Reply #63 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
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« Reply #64 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.
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« Reply #65 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 !
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« Reply #66 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.  Smiley


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« Reply #67 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.  Smiley





I love books about Atari...added to my wishlist Smiley
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« Reply #68 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]
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« Reply #69 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.....
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« Reply #70 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
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« Reply #71 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.
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« Reply #72 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!
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« Reply #73 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 ??  Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin


Looks awesome by the way Smiley
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« Reply #74 on: December 06, 2013, 01:43:59 PM »

Smiley !
I had the dreaded "last post was less than 40sec ago warning and then I went for lunch…


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