Book Extract Published on Gamasutra!

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UltimaUltimaGamasutra has just published an extract from my book, specifically the Silver Age chapter that covers the early home CRPGs (Ultima, Wizardry, etc.) If you don't have the book, by all means head over there, but even if you do, you might like seeing the screenshots in all their full-color glory. I'm very proud of this book and hope you are, too! Without the support of my fellow gaming nerds this project wouldn't be possible.

Link via Gamasutra Industry News.

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Calibrator
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Some feedback

I finished the book some days ago and it held up to my high expectations. Consider me a happy customer.

Thanks for providing some of the screenshots in full color via the Gamasutra article - this may not mean much to us experienced RPG gamers or historians (or those willing to browse games archives on the net) but gamers not so well versed with the classic games may get a better grasp of the games and their innovations.

Also, I'd like to sent you a private mail in the next few days - where to?

take care,
Calibrator

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Matt Barton
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Gameradio

I'm not normally a mushy guy, but I have to admit, hearing the lovely folks at Gameradio talk about my book nearly brought tears to my eyes. I'm so glad to hear that people are enjoying the book and that it's raising those wonderful feelings of nostalgia that we all get from this sort of stuff. I know for me, better or worse, the years I spent as a young teen battling through Pool of Radiance and other gold box games were some of the best times of my life. Anyway, by all means go check out the show!

Calibrator--I'm not sure I want to put up my snail here in public, but I can send it you via email. Email us using the contact us! thingy and I'll get it to ya.

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