Video Game Books Used to be Amazing

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If cheap magazines or dummy's guides to dummy's games are the only exposure you have to video games and the world of words on paper, I'm sorry you weren't gaming in the 1980s, when you would have been treated to some of these.

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I shared one of them a few weeks back, but seeing a big collection like this is enough to trigger that "musty old book smell" in my head, and that's a good smell.

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Just look at some of these. Playboy's guide to...rating games? A guide to computer and video games?

CLASSIC VIDEO GAME BOOKS [Pulp Crush]

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I don't know about books about video games, but I sure do miss awesome instruction manuals in games. Buying a game and reading the instruction book sitting in the back seat as you drove home from the store is one of my favorite memories. The instruction book in SCII made me so sad D=