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Animal Farm is getting a game...no, really

1984 might be the most popular novel written by George Orwell, but Animal Farm, Orwell's allegorical take on the Russian Revolution of 1917, is also fondly remembered for being batshit crazy and fairly eye opening. Using animals as stand-in...

 
 
 
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Bad video game translations make for a good book

The next book from the Legends of Localization team is called This be book bad translation, video games! and I'm all about that. You know what you're getting into straight away. This is a 64-pager from Clyde Mandelin and Ton...

 
 
 
 
 
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The Super Nintendo is next in line for a visual compendium

Bitmap Books has come out with several well-received visual compendiums before, but this latest one -- an unofficial "visual tribute" to the Super Nintendo and Super Famicom -- is particularly special to me. That's my all-time favorite game...

 
 
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This week's Humble Freedom Bundle is overwhelmingly good

Humble Bundle has partnered with numerous game developers and authors to put on a week-long "Freedom" bundle to support the ACLU, Doctors Without Borders, and the International Rescue Committee in light of President Trump's immigration orde...

 
 
 
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Dark Horse is publishing the Splatoon art book over here

It's been a bit of a wait, but that 320-page art book for Splatoon is coming stateside. Dark Horse is publishing the hardcover release of The Art of Splatoon in North America on June 13, 2017, and pre-orders for the book are open now at Ama...

 
 
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Seasons of Heaven looks pretty, but could use some work

The only known third-party exclusive for Nintendo Switch at this time is Seasons of Heaven, an indie game based on the book of the same name about a boy with Asperger's named Yann and his bulldog Ani. The first full trailer shows vibrant an...

 
 
 
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Review: The Pokemon Cookbook

If 2013 was the Year of Luigi, 2016 has to be the Year of Pokémon. From that kick-ass Super Bowl commercial last February to the release of Pokkén Tournament and through the record-breaking launches of Pokémon Go&n...

 
 
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Our Video Game Book Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Print media about video games is on the rise again, so we had a lot of options to work with this year for a book-specific gift guide. No need to focus on just one publisher anymore. In fact, it's arguable that we have too much material to ...

 
 
 
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Review: World of Warcraft the Official Cookbook

When the opportunity came along to cover the official World of Warcraft cookbook, I jumped at it. While I don't share this fact much online, my wife and I have been cooking together on a weekly basis for over 10 years, and our German a...

 
 
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Review: Super Mario Adventures

In 1992, I was three years old. Apparently, some of you old farts were reading Nintendo Power at that time and were treated to installments of Super Mario Adventures. The magazine ran a chapter of the story each month of the year, and now t...

 
 
 
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That's a slick-looking NES visual compendium

A visual compendium for the Nintendo Entertainment System is something I'd happily leaf through and that concept has successfully taken to Kickstarter. A day into its month-long crowdfunding campaign, Bitmap Books has met its funding goal f...

 
 
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English Persona 3 manga coming this year

Maker of fine books Udon is following up last year's Persona 4 manga, published in English last September, with an English publication of the Persona 3 manga starting this September. Symmetry! And good-ish timing with Persona 5's Septe...

 
 
 
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There's a new Illidan-centric Warcraft book out this week

As a lead-in to the Demonhunter-filled World of Warcraft expansion Legion (set to launch later this year), a new novel has been released simply titled "Illidan." Illidan is a very complex character who is constantly shifting ...

 
 
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Dudes, I just got the weirdest damn gaming book of all time

Yesterday I opened a package and found a book staring back at me called "The Unofficial Holy Bible For Minecrafters: New Testament." Naturally, my first reaction was "oh it's a tome of sorts for tips in the game, makes sense." But I was dea...

 
 
 




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Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet"Player-Unvoiced's Battlegrounds"

 

Metal Gear Survive"A tale of two games"

 

Fullmetal Alchemist (2017)"Fullmetal Avengers: Age of Alchemy"

 

Annihilation"Natalie Portman with a machine-gun... on shrooms!"

 

Review in Progress: Orwell: Ignorance is Strength"You'll never find us, but victim or perpertrator, if your number's up, we'll find you"

 

Early Access My Time at Portia"A lovely post-apocalyptic vacation spot "

 

The Fall Part 2: Unbound"A severe case of identity crisis"

 

Retro-Bit NES Power Stick"Multiple ways to play"

 

Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition"Take this Bro'd trip on a road trip"

 

Kingdom Come: Deliverance"Another cult classic in the making"

 
 
 

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Finally done with Enslaved: Journey to the Its alright, a bit tedious and frustrating in places, the camera jumps all over the place in the middle of a fight and that ending came out of nowhere, but otherwise, its an enjoyable weekend

 
 

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