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Mostly for the fans
The art of the Souls series blows me away. It truly is an adventurous experience, because although the style is consistent, you literally never know what you're going to walk into next. Whether it's a series of decadent ... read feature

Capcom book

Review: Capcom 30th Anniversary Character Encyclopedia


From Ada Wong to Zero
Dec 25
[Update: The book is currently on-sale for just over $8] The people running the show at Capcom have been irritating fans and employees alike for years now -- burning bridges, nickel and diming consumers, canceling games, land... read
Wario Land 4 eBook

Wario Land 4 to be critically analyzed in 600-page eBook


I'm jealous I didn't think of this first
Dec 17
Game Design Companion: A Critical Analysis of Wario Land 4 is a 600-page eBook that will analyze the entirety of Wario Land 4. I'll just give you a moment to let that sentence sink in. Seriously, Daniel Johnson has put togeth... read
StoryBundle

Pay what you want for these videogame books


StoryBundle 2.0 offers bonus items for $10 or more
Nov 26
I eagerly picked up the first videogame collection that was offered by StoryBundle, purveyors of pay-what-you want eBook bundles, so I eagerly snapped up the 2.0 bundle. You can pay what you want for six eBooks and magazines ... read
Telltale

Telltale is reportedly working on Game of Thrones


Try to keep your cool
Nov 21
This is one of those rumors that you can just picture being true. According to IGN, sources say Telltale Games is making a game based on Game of Thrones. Whether the project will draw inspiration directly from the HBO show or... read
Kickstarter

Upcoming Sega Genesis/Megadrive art book looks marvelous


25th anniversary book celebrates Sega's 16-bit glory
Nov 17
SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works, an officially licensed 25th anniversary commemorative compilation of artwork, development sketches, hardware manufacturing plans, and interviews from Sega's golden years looks to be t... read
Books

Diablo book Stay Awhile and Listen now available


A tale of two Blizzards
Nov 01
We had previously posted an excerpt from David L. Craddock's Stay Awhile and Listen: How Two Blizzards Unleashed Diablo and Forged a Video-Game Empire - Book 1 and it's now available for Kindle, iBooks, Nook, and Google Play.... read
Deadly Premonition

Deadly Premonition 'Visual Companion' ebook released


They sure do know how to milk a success
Oct 14
Fans of Deadly Premonition are being offered a new "Visual Companion" ebook through the iTunes store today. The supplement features more than 350 pages of material, including some of Swery65's notes, and an assortment of... read
Yoshitaka Amano

Look at Yoshitaka Amano's Deva Zan story and art book


Literary debut of legendary illustrator
Oct 04
I've been looking forward to getting this book for a long time. When we featured The Sky: The Art of Final Fantasy some months back, we were told about the impending release of Deva Zan, Amano's literary debut that not ... read
Tom Clancy

Author and game contributor Tom Clancy dies at age 66


Rest in peace
Oct 02
Thomas Leo "Tom" Clancy, Jr., best known in the videogame industry as the name attached to several Ubisoft-published military and espionage franchises, died yesterday at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the Baltimore area. Clancy wr... read
Diablo

The origin of Diablo


An excerpt from Stay Awhile and Listen
Sep 26
Recently, I've been making my way through Stay Awhile and Listen: How Two Blizzards Unleashed Diablo and Forged a Video-Game Empire - Book 1. Considering the game's humble beginnings at Condor, it blows my mind to think about... read
The graphic novel prequel to DmC
[Update: Contest over! Winners are Scield, HammerShark, and Sephzilla!] Our friends at Titan Books have given us three copies of their new graphic novel DmC: The Chronicles of Vergil to hand out to the Destructoid community! ... read feature

Meunier's guide to games journalism is thorough, sober


Up Up Down Down Left Write
Aug 05
I don't know Nathan Meunier personally, but after powering through his book on freelance games writing I can tell that the man has been through the trenches -- and still managing to thrive within them. Up Up Down Down Left Wr... read
Sweet UDON books

SDCC-exclusive UDON books up for pre-order August 1


MM25 will be MINE, I say! MINE!
Jul 31
San Diego Comic-Con came and went, and despite my best efforts to use the Dtoid team to my own ends, I was unable to score the coveted hardcover edition of MM25. Thanks a lot, DALE! But no worries! UDON promised that all its ... read
Nobuo Uematsu

Final Fantasy composer talks to us about upcoming e-book


Three pieces of music and a touching story
Jul 19
We mentioned a few days ago that Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu was preparing an e-book titled Blik-0 with accompanying music. I was immediately curious to learn more, and fortunately Uematsu was on hand at San Diego Co... read

UDON brings a Mega load of new books to SDCC


Mega Man 25th anniversary and more
Jul 18
The blue beauty pictured above? That's the Comic-Con exclusive blue laser foil hardcover edition of MM25: Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works. This thing is heavy, packed with over 400 pages of content -- everyt... read

Final Fantasy composer's first e-book coming soon


Nobuo Uematsu branches out
Jul 15
Final Fantasy series composer Nobuo Uematsu is an amazing man. He's one of my personal musical heroes and I've had the pleasure of chatting with him a few times. Aside from being a talented composer, he also makes his own bee... read
MM25 art book

SDCC-exclusive Mega Man 25 art book looks sexy


Check out that hundred-dollar sheen
Jul 10
San Diego Comic-Con kicks off next week, and UDON will be there with a mountain of convention-exclusive tomes. Being the guy I am, I only have eyes for MM25: Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works, the 432-page fol... read
Art Books

Dark Horse is tackling Final Fantasy, Halo, Tomb Raider


Lots of news planned for San Diego Comic Con
Jul 08
You're likely familiar with Dark Horse's recent Hyrule Historia book, which did amazingly well for the company. At Anime Expo, however, it was all about their upcoming Yoshitaka Amano box set, The Sky, featuring three volumes... read
UDON at SDCC

UDON to sell SDCC-only Street Fighter, Mega Man books


Exclusive Brutal Legend and World of Warcraft volumes will be available as well
Jun 24
As it does every year, comic and videogame art book publisher UDON Entertainment will be attending San Diego Comic-Con with a bunch of event-exclusive goodies in tow. Technically, all these books will be available elsewhere i... read
Capcom 30th anniversary

Capcom 30th anniversary encyclopedia coming October


Holy crap, Capcom is a Gemini like me!?
Jun 06
Though I'm not too crazy about a lot of what Capcom has been doing lately -- boy, that's an understatement -- it nonetheless holds a special place in my heart as the first gaming company I truly admired. Games like Mega Man, ... read

UDON brings Dark Souls: Design Works this Fall


Here's a six page preview
Jun 04
When you're not busy dying, have a look around. Dark Souls is as beautiful as it is difficult, so it's nice to see that UDON will be bringing art book Dark Souls: Design Works to us this October. This is a full-color har... read
MM25 art book

Sample pages from the Mega Man 25 Complete Works art book


Over 100 pages of unprinted work
May 31
Close enough to taste it, the wait is almost over for the UDON release of the MM25: Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works art book. To tide you over, here's some sample pages of the upcoming book by way of Capcom-... read
Art of Dead Space

Impressions: The Art of Dead Space Enhanced Edition


Grotesquely Beautiful
May 26
Earlier this week I got the chance to take a closer look at one of Titan Books' recent iOS endeavors, Awakening: The Art of Halo 4 Enhanced Edition. While I enjoyed seeing the beautiful and picturesque vistas created by John ... read
Archie Mega Man

Hop through time with the fifth Mega Man comic collection


Mega Man Vol. 5 arrives this Wednesday
May 20
Ladies and gentlemen, a new Archie Mega Man graphic novel is arriving this Wednesday, May 22. I have confirmation from fellow editor Chris Carter that he's been picking up back issues and graphic novels to prep himself for th... read
MM25

MM25 Complete Works up for pre-order in North America


It's finally coming in August
May 15
If you're a Mega Man fan, you're probably aware of the rare Mega Man and Mega Man X Complete Works books that can fetch a price anywhere from $100-$200 each. Thankfully, after years of demands for reprints, UDON is on the cas... read
Courtesy of Destructoid and Titan Books
[Update: Contest over! Winners have been contacted via Dtoid PM.] Our friends at Titan Books have hooked us up with three codes for The Art of Halo 4 and The Art of Dead Space digital editions! These enhanced editions contain... read feature

eBook bundle

StoryBundle has a collection of game-related eBooks


$10 for 10 DRM-free eBooks
May 02
I've long been meaning to check out Confessions of the Game Doctor, and now that it's available digitally in StoryBundle's The Video Game Bundle, what am I waiting for? This package, curated by Simon Carless of Gamasutra, the... read
Dragon's Crown

Dragon's Crown box art is [insert extreme opinion here]


The controversy rages on
May 01
Atlus has unveiled the final Japanese box art for Dragon's Crown, the latest sidescrolling action title from Vanillaware, and it's pretty tame from the looks of things. You almost wouldn't guess that the game is currently emb... read

Take a peek at Persona 4 Arena: Official Design Works


UDON plans premiere at Comic-Con
Apr 26
I bought a coffee table earlier this year. I big, shiny, attractive one. Never had one before, but I knew I needed one for all of these beautiful videogame art books I've been collecting. I've got lots of Japanese imports, a ... read

Minecraft book covers Notch and his story


Player creations to be included in insert
Apr 16
Sweedish book Minecraft: The Unlikely Tale of Markus "Notch" Persson and the Game that Changed Everything, was written by journalists Linus Larsson and Daniel Goldberg, and has been translated by Jennifer Hawkins fo... read
Dr. Seuss

These Dr. Seuss game-to-book parodies are delightful


Would you kindly in a box? Would you kindly with a fox?
Apr 06
Watch out, Ashley Davis! You are not the only one capable of turning violent videogames into adorable children's entertainment! Aussie artist DrFaustusAU has a talent for emulating the distinctive style of Dr. Seuss book cove... read






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