SELECTIVE HISTORY OF BAD VIDEO GAMES HC (C: 0-1-1)
A Selective History of "Bad" Video Games will walk you down memory lane and perform unholy excavations of games you remember, games you've forgotten, and games you never knew you wanted to read about during your lunch break. From a seemingly nude Atari 2600 karate referee to a basketball star doing martial arts to a tiger that speaks broken English and walks through walls, the book will try to uncover what the developers were thinking-and occasionally succeed. While there's been some recent coverage of the most famously "bad" video game - E.T. - this book starts there and documents 40 other curiously (or unsurprisingly) unsuccessful video games, exploring why these games failed, whether or not they truly deserved it, and what could have made them better.
Final Order Cut Off: 3/3/23