Vintage Games book: Double the page count!

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Well, this is probably not the greatest of news, but here it is anyway... According to the publisher, we're at DOUBLE the estimated page count of 352 pages, so obviously that's not going to fly and will require some cuts. Hopefully between a combination of layout restructuring by the publisher and us dropping a number of images, we can get closer to the original and required estimate. For those who don't recall, here are the estimated stats on the deliverable to the publisher, which apparently translated to the 700+ pages when formatted, which are obviously impractical for a mainstream book, particularly a full color one. On the plus side, right now it looks like the images that were cut and their companion captions will make it to a special password-protected Website from the publisher so readers will not miss out on the full experience. As a final, more positive update, we got some amazing testimonials in from people whose opinions really carry some weight, including from a legendary game designer, so the buzz is starting out very good already!

Vintage Games: An Insider Look at the History of Grand Theft Auto, Super Mario, and the Most Influential Games of All Time, is now available for pre-order from Amazon (only $23.07 at the moment!) and many other locations you'd expect:

Keep in mind that the expected release date is roughly February or March 2009 (the publisher wants it for GDC 2009). Thanks for all your support and we'll continue to keep everyone updated.

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Mark Vergeer
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Those ebook readers have yet

Those ebook readers have yet to come over to the European mainland.....



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Bill Loguidice
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Mark Vergeer wrote:

Those ebook readers have yet to come over to the European mainland.....

Nothing beats a real book, but it's nice to carry around hundreds of books in a paperback-sized device that you can take anywhere.

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Mark Vergeer
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Those ebook readers must be

Those ebook readers must be great when you travel around - or on a daily commute to work when you're not driving yourself.



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Bill Loguidice
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Mark Vergeer wrote:

Those ebook readers must be great when you travel around - or on a daily commute to work when you're not driving yourself.

Yeah, it's good for serial readers like me too, who often lose interest in a book quickly and want to read something else. I can then go back to the other book or two if I'm so moved without too much issue. When they get slightly higher resolution and color on these things and maintain the same battery life, then they'll be game changers. Right now, they're great, but still not perfect.

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Xbox 360: billlog | Wii: 1345 2773 2048 1586 | PS3: ArmchairArcade
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