I'm happy to announce that there will be a third new book from the Armchair Arcade team in 2011, this one entitled, TouchPad For Dummies, which will begin production shortly after the HP TouchPad's official release July 1, for an anticipated November 2011 retail availability. This will be written by me and Christina Loguidice, and joins our other book, My Xbox: Kinect, Xbox 360, and Xbox LIVE, which is well underway, as well as Motorola ATRIX For Dummies, which I wrote with Dan Gookin and will see release in August. Of course, Matt Barton and I are still in production on Gameplay: The Story of the Videogame Revolution, from Lux Digital Pictures.
I can't announce any specifics as of yet, but Christina and I are also in negotiations for two Nintendo books, one of which might be written this year. If either of those deals happen, we'll of course let everyone know. Here are the Amazon links to all of the Armchair Arcade team's books to date:
Now that both of our upcoming books have official Amazon listings, I can finally give more details. The first book, due out July 2011, is from Dan Gookin and me, and is titled, Motorola ATRIX For Dummies. It's a full color book that covers all the ins and outs of Motorola's amazing new Android smartphone that, among other things, can turn into a laptop and HD multimedia entertainment center. The second book is due out October 2011 and is from Christina Loguidice and me, and is titled, My Xbox: Xbox 360, Kinect, and Xbox Live. It's a full color book that covers everything Xbox 360, with a particular focus on the non-game features of the platform. As each book releases, we'll of course have more details. We'll also let you know once the covers are finalized, which is why you presently see a placeholder on each of the Amazon product pages. [05/05/2011 Update: There's now a cover image for My Xbox!]
Click here to go to the Armchair Arcade product page for Vintage Games: An Insider Look at the History of Grand Theft Auto, Super Mario, and the Most Influential Games of All Time (2009) by Bill Loguidice and Matt Barton.