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#26 CGQuarterly OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 13, 2014 2:35 PM

Thanks, I took the word "video" out of the subtitle in the introduction.  I'm going to go ahead and leave the shortened cover subtitle in there, though.  

 

I totally understand why you did what you did, and as I explained in the review the omission of certain systems was purely a personal disappointment and not a negative reflection on the book.  For me though, the book is so good that it's a bummer that those consoles that I mentioned didn't have their own chapters, because they would have been equally interesting to read.  Like I said in the review though, every reader is going to have a different opinion on what should go in there, and I definitely don't think that any of the platforms included in the book should have been swapped out for the ones that I listed.  You said a few posts up that you originally wanted to cover more systems but the book would have been too long.  Too bad, because an encyclopedia of game systems like that would have been a great resource, but I can only imagine the thousands of hours that would have gone in to writing it.

 

Anyway, thanks for the great book!


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#27 Bill Loguidice OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 13, 2014 3:03 PM

Thanks, I took the word "video" out of the subtitle in the introduction.  I'm going to go ahead and leave the shortened cover subtitle in there, though.  

 

I totally understand why you did what you did, and as I explained in the review the omission of certain systems was purely a personal disappointment and not a negative reflection on the book.  For me though, the book is so good that it's a bummer that those consoles that I mentioned didn't have their own chapters, because they would have been equally interesting to read.  Like I said in the review though, every reader is going to have a different opinion on what should go in there, and I definitely don't think that any of the platforms included in the book should have been swapped out for the ones that I listed.  You said a few posts up that you originally wanted to cover more systems but the book would have been too long.  Too bad, because an encyclopedia of game systems like that would have been a great resource, but I can only imagine the thousands of hours that would have gone in to writing it.

 

Anyway, thanks for the great book!

 

Thanks. Yes, I talked about it a bit in an earlier post: http://atariage.com/...sial) approach.

 

I actually still have my left over work from that first unreleased book on several other platforms that didn't make it into this one. I'm still debating what I'll do with that one day. Most likely just some feature articles. 







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