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Posted on 01-27-18 04:16:00 AM Link | Quote
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Masters of Doom tells the story of John Romero and John Carmack meeting, making games together, and being jerks. It's an excellent look at the early PC games industry, and highlights a lot of the toxic masculinity within gaming that persists even today.

I still like Commander Keen though.

This is probably(??) the only gaming-related book I have on my shelves (well unless you count the Disgaea artbook I guess) and I can confirm that it is a very good one

Pretty recently I grabbed (or rather, was given) Stanislaw Lem's The Cyberiad which I haven't actually started reading yet because I rarely have time to read for pleasure anymore in between all of the other poisonous crap I waste my time with instead.
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Posted on 01-27-18 04:16:56 AM Link | Quote
i’m trying to read Left Hand of Darkness, which i was hoping to read while Ursula Le Guin was still alive, rip.
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Posted on 02-07-18 11:10:34 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Xkeeper
My Friends And I Were Granted Three Wishes By A Cat Goddess And I Swear I Got Distracted When My Turn Came Around


This one recently got a new version that makes it more readable thanks to formatting changes.
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Posted on 02-20-18 02:30:25 PM Link | Quote
I've been slowly reading parts of Unpleasant Design. It isn't what I thought it was, but it's still alright, and it offers some interesting viewpoints that I wouldn't have thought of otherwise.

I also picked up It's Worse Than You Think, published last month, because I apparently can't get enough to read about how fucked we all are under Trump.
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Posted on 02-22-18 02:37:10 PM Link | Quote
I read The Raft and part of Heist Society back when I was in middle school.

But there’s this story I read about Dick Thompson never sharing his things. I wish I could remember what it was.
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Posted on 02-22-18 06:55:52 PM Link | Quote
i really want to read the Dispossessed but I have to get myself into the mood and be ready for a book cause im not usually a book reader!!!!
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Posted on 10-28-18 05:49:49 PM (last edited by hydra-calm at 10-28-18 05:56:15 PM) Link | Quote
Realize I'm checking this pretty far after the fact, but I read Left Hand of Darkness, Lathe of Heaven, and World is the Word for Forest earlier this year. LeGuin was a pretty good writer. I think I need to re-read LHoD though -- the last part of the book felt incongruous to me in a way I'm not sure it was supposed to. I'll probably finish Dispossessed, but it grated on me in a way the others didn't on first read. I guess literary depictions of childhood tend to bother me -- they feel so... arm's length and dishonest I guess. Maybe it's accurate for most people and I'm just weird, though.
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Posted on 10-31-18 05:03:35 PM (last edited by Kawaii-e at 10-31-18 05:12:21 PM) Link | Quote
Ooo... Books.

I must tell you, I just read trough the Mortal Engines quartett. And enjoyed it immensly.

Currently waiting to order the prequels for it.

Those were the first fiction books I read since HP, but actually the first ones I bought myself. And I bought the hard copies. After reading so much FFs on my california branded tablet device, it felt good to read something from paper again.

Can't deny the usefullness of an ereader though. But for me, an e-reader is a code scanner for a kyoto branded portable gaming device .


EDIT: Just ordered the hard copies of Squidmaid and Catwisches.
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