Sunday, August 22, 2010

Growing Up 8-Bit Available Now

I know it's been a while since my last blog post, but I figured this area would be the best place to give some excerpts from my newly released book, Growing Up 8-Bit.  The book is about my experiences and real-life connections to the over 100 notable games I played that came out between my birth in 1976 to 1990.  This books is the first of at least three books.  The next one will chronicle the years 1991 to 2000 and the other one will cover 2001 to 2010.  Both will probably have more games than this initial book.

The book is set up with over 100 chapters in the Table of Concepts by system, game and real-life event.  You can feel free to jump back and forth between games or read through the whole book if you so desire.

The book is available currently only through the Kindle service on Amazon.  The nice thing about Kindle is that you don't need the eReader to purchase and read this book.  You can download a client that allows you to read it on a PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Blackberry and Android.  All the software downloads are available here at this link.

The book itself is priced at $2.99, the lowest price I could set it at in order to get 70% royalty from Amazon.  Those of you outside of the US can also buy the book.  Here are the two links to the US and UK versions of the book:

US Version

UK Version

With that out of the way my next post will be an excerpt from the book itself since Kindle's Sample download only goes through part of the Table of Contents and doesn't really touch any real content.  This will be about Yars Revenge, one of the best games I ever played as I was growing up.  It is part of the many gaming milestones I note in the book in my opinion.

Thank you for reading this and please feel free to purchase Growing Up 8-Bit.  I hope to have it available to Nook customers as soon as Barnes and Noble opens up its publishing website that is supposed to happen sometime this summer.