I Want: Bitmap Books NES Visual Compendium

536 pages of pixel art and product design…look there isn’t much that needs to be said about this book other than I want it. It belongs right next to my other coffee table book about the history of sneakers.  You can pick this up from Bitmap Books for about $47. (a rough estimate based on shipping tax and conversion. Hell just bank on a solid $50 and if it’s cheaper it’s a bonus!)

Bitmap also has visual compendiums for the Commodore 64, Arcade games and the Super Famicom.  It’s worth a buy if you plan on being one of those old dads who wants to show their kids the “good old days” of video games.

 

 

Wolfenstein The New Order Review

 

Shooters are a dime a dozen on modern consoles.  With the success of Call of Duty and Battlefield, it’s hard to understand why anyone would want to build a game in this genre.  MachineGames decided to step into the shooter arena with Wolfenstein The New Order. Can Wolfenstein stand out where other shooters have failed? Does it have what it takes to shine on the Xbox One?  Let’s find out. Continue reading Wolfenstein The New Order Review