Vintage Games Personal Copies are in!

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I just got my big box of Vintage Games books in today! I'm guessing this means that Amazon will be shipping orders very soon, perhaps as early as this week.

I can't wait to read your reviews of our project on Amazon!

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Darn, Rob, bless you, you

Darn, Rob, bless you, you have some good ideas. It didn't even occur to me that people on Amazon might be offended or suspicious of cross-posted reviews!

I'm not sure it'd really matter, though, as long as you followed my #1 rule for reviews: support everything you say with facts and examples. No matter what, people can't argue with the facts. If you liked or disliked something, just back it up with facts and that's the end of it. If you're just saying things like, "BUY THIS BOOK, ZOMG it's SEX!!!" then you'd be a fool to trust that review. On the other hand, if you're giving specifics, only a fool would ignore it.

Just to be upfront, here's what I'm expecting as far as negative reviews go:

1. "ZOMG these [insert expletive here] didn't mention [insert obscure game here] for the [insert obscure platform here], they obviously didn't do any research and have no idea what they're talking about."
2. "ZOMG these [insert expletive here] covered [insert chapter name here], that game sucks!!"
3. "These guys didn't talk enough about the corporate history/hardware/developers/code." [read: I didn't read the book description or sample chapters!]

I'm not saying there aren't legitimate complaints you could make, but I'm too think skinned to take garbage like the above seriously for a minute.

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First Amazon UK Reader Review for Vintage Games book

Five stars: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Vintage-Games-Insider-History-Influential/dp/024...

He's correct that there is little-to-no mention of UK games. This definitely has a US focus (we are after all Americans, who specialize in US history), though certainly the Elite bonus chapter that Gamasutra will eventually run focuses a lot on the UK...

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Another positive review for Vintage Games

http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13883&p=306113#p305117

Vintage Games book!
Xbox 360: billlog | Wii: 1345 2773 2048 1586 | PS3: ArmchairArcade
Bill Loguidice, Managing Director | Armchair Arcade, Inc.

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the uk reviews dont show up

the uk reviews dont show up for me :(

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yakumo9275 wrote:

the uk reviews dont show up for me :(

I don't see them either...

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The Amazon UK Review

For some reason Amazon UK moved it back to pre-order, even though it already was sold, shipped and received, so that's why the review doesn't show up. Until they move it back out of pre-order, no one can see it. Very odd.

As for the other review on the Retro Gamer Magazine forum, I don't know why you can't see it. Maybe it's members only?

Vintage Games book!
Xbox 360: billlog | Wii: 1345 2773 2048 1586 | PS3: ArmchairArcade
Bill Loguidice, Managing Director | Armchair Arcade, Inc.

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I searched for Vintage Games

I searched for Vintage Games on Amazon.ca and it was the 82nd result in Books! Good price though.

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These issues are weird and

These issues are weird and irritating, but I'm guessing it's just because of the newness of the book. Hopefully everything will be straightened out in a day (or week) or two.

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Bill Loguidice
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Who knows how accurate it

Who knows how accurate it is, but "Vintage Games" is already shipping from Amazon.com in the US, so those with two day shipping might get it as early as Monday...

EDIT: In fact, it appears it is now fully available worldwide. Even that Amazon.co.uk review is active!

Vintage Games book!
Xbox 360: billlog | Wii: 1345 2773 2048 1586 | PS3: ArmchairArcade
Bill Loguidice, Managing Director | Armchair Arcade, Inc.

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It's the first result on

It's the first result on Amazon.ca now, like it should be. But no estimate of shipping date yet.

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