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Message started by Martin on 31. Aug 2007 at 19:56

Title: Book "Game Over" by David Sheff
Post by Martin on 31. Aug 2007 at 19:56
yay... I've wanted this book for ages (got a photocopy) and with a price of $1.38 on ebay I just had to get it :-)


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Post by NationalGameDepot on 31. Aug 2007 at 20:10
I have always wanted to read this as well.  I need to try and find me a cheap copy...
~~NGD

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Post by Martin on 31. Aug 2007 at 20:21
I could do a PDF of my photocopied "copy" if you want... it wouldn't take long using the photocopier at work with its nifty PDF feature

Title: Re: Book "Game Over" by David Sheff
Post by NationalGameDepot on 31. Aug 2007 at 23:24
I appreciate the offer, but I think I would rather have it in hardback to read.  :D Thanks though!
~~NGD

Title: Re: Book "Game Over" by David Sheff
Post by Martin on 31. Aug 2007 at 23:55
I can understand.... good luck :-)

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Post by Atomizer2000 on 05. Sep 2007 at 23:47
It's a very intersting read...There's an updated version now that they were selling at GameStop for .99 cents.  I don't know if they still have it, but there's a chapter covering the post N64 era.

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Post by Martin on 06. Sep 2007 at 16:01
Yeah, I'm looking for a copy of the revised book with the Andy Eddy chapter(s)

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Post by NESaholic on 07. Sep 2007 at 10:45
Congrats man, great price.

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Post by burnambill333 on 01. Oct 2007 at 00:18
Wow that looks like a REALLY interesting read.  Is this book difficult to find?  I'd love to give this a quick read sometime.  

Atonomizer, if they still have this at your GameStop, would you mind picking it up for me?

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Post by Atomizer2000 on 02. Oct 2007 at 05:05
hey nick--if I come across one, sure.  However, they stopped carrying almost everything nintendo over here.

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Post by Skipper_Lucky11 on 04. Jan 2008 at 06:23
yeah thats awesome nice find.

Title: Re: Book "Game Over" by David Sheff
Post by MrMark0673 on 13. Jan 2008 at 16:41
I got the book with extra chapters (called Game over: Press start to Continue) for Christmas from my girlfriend.  I haven't had a chance to read it yet though, I read a different book that she gave me instead.  The other book is "Power Up:  How Japanese Video Games Gave the World an Extra Life" by Chris Kohler.  I thought it was a great read, you might want to give it a shot after you finish Game Over Martin.

Title: Re: Book "Game Over" by David Sheff
Post by Martin on 13. Jan 2008 at 16:47
Cool, thanks for the info... I'll try to find that book.

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Post by Beckner on 14. Jan 2008 at 04:19
I read that from the public library when it was contemporary. I guess I was maybe 13 or so. Great read.

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Post by laserdisc1138 on 07. Feb 2009 at 15:11

MrMark0673 wrote on 13. Jan 2008 at 16:41:
 The other book is "Power Up:  How Japanese Video Games Gave the World an Extra Life" by Chris Kohler.  I thought it was a great read, you might want to give it a shot after you finish Game Over Martin.


Thanks for the tip. I loved Game Over when I read it a few years ago but it left me wanting more. I just picked up "Power-Up" on Amazon for $45 which is a bit steep, but I cant wait to read it

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Post by Cameron Talley on 20. Feb 2009 at 18:14
The book is fantastic, and really is a must-read for any NES-era Nintendo fan.  

If anyone's still looking for a copy, you can get in on Amazon for relatively cheap.

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Post by NESaholic on 26. Feb 2009 at 15:54
I need a copy still....thanks for the info.

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Post by burnambill333 on 20. Dec 2009 at 21:59
I have a copy of this book. I got it 2 years ago but I hate reading. I read the first 3 chapters and put it down. I thought the parts that I read were super interesting but for some reason I just can't get into a book not even a non-fiction about Nintendo. Definitely glad I have the book though and don't want to part with it.

The research that David Sheff did about Nintendo's early history was very extensive. I never realized all the crap Nintendo did back then to become the juggernaut they are today.

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Post by kamo061 on 28. Jan 2011 at 13:42
Thanks for the info.....

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Post by dude on 20. May 2011 at 03:41
LOL this was started in 07 and it's still being replied to. As long as people chat it's all good i suppose!

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Post by Lorfarius on 06. Jun 2011 at 16:58
It's a great book and there's a few parts that tell like a proper story.  Loses focus a bit towards the end but well worth reading.

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Post by josephpr on 24. Sep 2011 at 10:43
Hey even I want that book but I couldn't find it!! Is there any body who knows the link from where I can download it!!

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Post by laserdisc1138 on 25. Feb 2014 at 01:17
the new book console wars looks interesting



Anyone read this "Super Mario, how nintendo conquered america?


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Post by Ro9 on 25. Aug 2014 at 09:56
sorry that i`m assking second time. does anyone have nes guide books or something in PDF ?

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