New Reviews for My Xbox Book

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The reviews are starting to roll in for our new book, My Xbox: Xbox 360, Kinect, and Xbox LIVE. You can see a few of the reader reviews from the Amazon link, listen to the Lautering Bytes Podcast segment discussing it (starting at ~18:12 mark; great comment: "...the manual you wish came with your Xbox..."), and a Game Vortex review. Of course, we can't forget Matt Barton's mention of the book at the end of Matt Chat 137, which covered Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. As more reviews come in, we'll of course keep you posted.

My Xbox: Xbox 360, Kinect, and Xbox LIVE is available from booksellers everywhere in both paperback and ebook formats. If you have a copy and posted a review, let us know, or just sound off in the comments below. All feedback is much appreciated. Enjoy!

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Shawn Delahunty
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You must be doing a BUNCH of things right.

@Bill and Christina-

I just now read the GameVortex review, and the reviewer was only able to point out a single specific negative. The rest was either specifically positive, or merely some "hand wavey" BS about being able to figure it out for yourself. Congratulations to you both! I hope it sells extremely well.

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Bill Loguidice
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Thanks!
bitsweep wrote:

@Bill and Christina-

I just now read the GameVortex review, and the reviewer was only able to point out a single specific negative. The rest was either specifically positive, or merely some "hand wavey" BS about being able to figure it out for yourself. Congratulations to you both! I hope it sells extremely well.

Thanks, yeah, we're very heartened by the feedback to date from all sources. We essentially re-wrote it twice because of the major dashboard update that happened when we finished the first version, so it went through quite a bit of vetting, so we're pretty confident in its accuracy. The rest of the stuff, tone, value, etc., is more personal opinion and obviously out of our control. With that said, we've gotten good feedback from the target audience.

As for the GameVortex review, that's actually a publisher style heading in the My series he was referring to. While I agree that it may not qualify as an "It's Not All Good", it was the appropriate heading for publisher style. Those are kind of like the asides that are more tip-oriented and don't necessarily need to be in the main text. I'm actually surprised the reviewer didn't pick up on that facet, but overall, no major complaints about the review outside of the reviewer also not really grasping the concept of a target audience or the idea that the book is sort of a missing manual...

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