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This review is from: Game Programming Gems 3 (Hardcover)
The game programming gems is something definitely unique from other single books / book series. The first volume, game programming gems 1, lived up to its name fantastically - each chapter was a massive eye opener for both up-and-comers and more advanced programmers alike. I say up-and-comers because this series really isn't targetted at beginners.
Game programming gems 2 had some memorable articles, but when reading it you always feel there is a distinct lack of the completeness shown in gems 1.
enter game programming gems 3. on paper, like gems 2, it looks excellent. sadly the content isn't up to the billing.
Make no mistake, gems 3 is an excellent book. However it doesn't seem to be written with the same drive as gems 1.
It is better bought when wanting information on a topic, rather than the magic of gems 1, where you would buy it to find topics to investigate.