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The Rough Guide to Videogaming (Miniguides) Paperback – 7 Nov 2002

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  • Paperback: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Rough Guides; 2nd Revised edition edition (7 Nov. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1858289106
  • ISBN-13: 978-1858289106
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 2.7 x 14.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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About the Author

Kate Berens and Geoff Howard are avid gaming enthusiasts. Products of the videogaming generation, Kate and Geoff have been glued to their screens since the age of the Atari. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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THE PRESENT – AND FUTURE
With videogames gaining an increasingly strong position in the home-entertainment market, you’d probably to have to be a hermit to be unaware of them: such is their influence on popular culture today that even such apparently unrelated items as soft drinks and international sporting events bear their brand names. Even those who have never been near a console will be familiar with the ubiquitous Lara Croft, who exemplifies the increasingly close relationship between games and cinema. Though the two will always remain essentially different experiences, games are attempting to emulate movies in style and content, while each year sees more and more films inspired by videogames.

Significantly, the rise of gaming as a serious contender for people’s attention has paralleled a growth in other technology, particularly the Internet, and today’s consoles can be more than simply games machines, with the PlayStation 2, for example, functioning as a DVD player too. Indeed, the latest consoles are all coming equipped for online gaming, until now accessible only to Mac and PC users, although for full Web access and email you’re still most likely better off with a computer. Interestingly, the potential of these newer machines has created something of an ideological divide amongst the manufacturers: while Sony plan for the PS2 to operate, eventually, as a home entertainment centre, Microsoft have refuted the claim that the Xbox is nothing but a PC in a smaller case, its sole function being, they say, to play games. GameCube, too, comes with Internet capability, but this is designed essentially for online gaming, not checking the weather report. Although the technologies are becoming increasingly intertwined, at present it seems that the machines have overtaken both the technology and business models employed by many of the world’s major telecoms providers, being able to process information far faster than most standard telephone lines can cope with. Online gaming’s brightest hope is broadband access for all, something that still seems a frustratingly long way off. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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By A Customer on 2 May 2003
Format: Paperback
I've bought a lot of videogaming books recently, as I'm studying aspects of games in media and popular culture, and this is one of my new purchases.
This book is useful if you just want basic reviews and tips - but it doesn't go any further than that, and to be honest, if you're a videogaming fan, you've probably seen it all before on the net or in magazines. If you don't have access to games mags or the net, then maybe you'll get some use out of the book. It's not badly written and does cover a wide range of games. It was okay. I don't think I'll be buying the new edition when it comes out though as it just didn't go beyond 'okay'.
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I was really expecting a lot more from this book. But in the end I found it little better than the free 'Cheats Guides' you get free with some of the monthly gaming magazines. All it appears to have more is a little longer write up.
The screen shots are not in full colour (more a blue'ish black and white print). The write ups are reasonable. The cheats are nothing special. They review games more than the machines and their hardware.
Not one a book for a serious Arcade Collector. Sorry.
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By A Customer on 11 Jan. 2002
Format: Paperback
Anyone with even a minor interest in videogames should get their hands on this book. It's full of useful info and tips. A serious gamer should not be with out this!
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This book is brilliant! Not being the sort of person who played, or even knew much about videogames until recently, I bought the Rough Guide to Videogaming in the hope of finding out more. Well, it's only six quid - which is the same price as some of the game magazines and this has so many more useful tips! Thanks to Rough Guides' advice, I'm now the proud owner of a PSOne and several great games that they recommended. It lists all the best games out there for all the machines, gives enough
hints and cheats to be going on with, and tells you where to go to find out more. Oh, and it's quite cute, too. I know a few people who'll be getting this as stocking fillers this year!
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