Vintage Games Book Updates

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As previously stated, I want to keep everyone informed about the latest goings on with our book, Vintage Games: An Insider Look at the History of Grand Theft Auto, Super Mario, and the Most Influential Games of All Time:

Matt and I should finish the run throughs of the 25 book chapters today and get them back to the publisher. They were due by the 3rd, so we're a bit ahead of schedule, though I expected to be a week ahead rather than a few days. That was mostly my fault as I didn't want to run through these too quickly or too closely together to keep my brain fresh to really catch any errors. I think between Matt, myself and their proofreader, you should have a very nice read, with minimal (if any) grammatical errors, dropped words or any other issue typical to most books.

On the bonus chapter front - the additional nine chapters that won't be included in the book - we're presently in negotiations with Gamasutra to run some of them. One way or the other they'll all be made available, so the nice thing is you should be able to read the nine chapters for free that give you a great idea of what the 25 book chapters are all about (and some of the "bonus chapters" are absolutely tremendous). This way all content is original to its respective "platform". Win-win if you ask me. Also, there will be 90+ additional images made available that you won't find in the book, not even counting the many images with the bonus chapters (there's something like 600+ color images total).

Finally, I expect to release the table of contents later this week, which will hopefully spur some further discussion about why we did or didn't include a particular game.

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 national and international locations you'd expect:

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