I got my copy this past Saturday and read half of it (in one sitting). I'm enjoying the hell out of it! It reminds me of the good old days!
I got it in the mail Saturday and was done on Sunday (after a few reading sessions) and thoroughly enjoyed it all. It was better than I thought and tremendously interesting to read about someone else's life and experiences with a hobby that I hold so dear.
It is really good and I'm just about to read it again. Being one of those people who didn't grow up then and wanting to know the history, thanks for all the insightful knowledge.
I really like it so far, it's the kind of stories I can definitely relate to. I'm glad there's someone else that has the same totally overwhelming hatred for Bubsy that I do.
I'd like to say that it was really a thoroughly enjoyable read. Despite having grown up years apart, I felt a real connection between your stories and my personal experiences. There were many moments that made me nostalgic and it was very interesting to get some in-depth insight on the life of a gamer who was playing before my time. Considering I feel similar to the way you do about the current state of gaming, it really makes me wish that I was born ten or so years earlier so I could have gotten in on the golden age.
I'm just over a hundred pages into this,and I'm loving it. I've never read any gaming memoir books before, so I'm not sure how this compared with others, but it's really great reading about your experiences with gaming throughout the years. It's interesting to see everything from a different perspective, and it's well written which is always a plus.
Let me tell ya right now the book is just too awesome. I thought the first one was great but the 2nd one, me oh my its totally bad ***. I love it.
Wow, I was caught completely off guard by how honest and real you were being with me, the reader. It kind of blindsided me, as most memoirs really tend to put the author on a pedestal. It's definitely not just a memoir about video games, which I hope people don't mistake it for. I see this book is more than stories filled with nostalgia. It's the stories of our lives, man. And how gaming helped us/played a big role in the background of our lives, and gave us some great entertainment/stories to share. Reading your stories and everyone else's reminds me of how cool this hobby is, regardless of what the public mainstream perception is of people who still actively play "old video games."
Recently finished your book Rob. LOVED IT! Great job! The only problem is that I wish there were more books like these now. It's like a video game themed Wonder Years.
I'm thoroughly enjoying the book and am honored to have a couple of chapters in there. It's easily one of the slickest self-published books that I've read.
Have to say, it took me back a bit and reminded me of some good times. The writing has a nice even flow to it. Book condition: font is easy on the eyes and makes it very enjoyable to read.
I read through this while on vacation a couple weeks ago. Great book [...]. I love these sorts of stories. It always surprises me how close my gaming experiences mirrored those of others. If you've been sitting on the fence, get on it and order the book already. It's packed with so much content you get more then your money's worth. I couldn't put it down. Buy, buy buy!!