Yesterday I found an interesting email in my inbox. It seems they are announcing the release of a book entitled Music Games Rock, focusing on the history and possible future of rhythm games. The book itself sounds fascinating to me, particularly because I am such a fan of the genre. I’m not ashamed to admit that right now I play more Dance Central than anything else. I am ashamed of my score on Teach me to Jerk however.
Music Games Rock by Scott Steinberg is available in print, for ereaders and free download from their website, but with a book like this it seems to me you’d miss a great deal by reading it without the illustrations. Thinking about how interesting this book was got me thinking about the other gaming books I’ve read, and thus led me to today’s topic.
What books about gaming have you read? Are there any you would recommend for those of us who still enjoy books despite the death of print? While I can think of a couple of books where gaming is featured, I'll mention one: I just ordered Neal Stephenson's latest novel, Reamde, in which the main character is a gold farmer embroiled in a world of MMOs and intrigue.