I’ve bragged about my free Scribd account before. Yesterday, I used it to read this book: 100 Computer Games to Play Before You Die by Steve Bowden.
Bowden fills this book with 100 reviews of great video games from both the classic and the modern eras. The reviews are short (usually 3 Kindle pages) and yet seem pretty info-packed. This results in the desire to keep reading. It did for me, anyway. I always wanted to see which game was next and what he said about it. The entries are in alphabetical order, and since they span the entire video game era and not just the retro era, they include only a few retro games (Donkey Kong, Defender) or franchise (Super Mario Bros., Legend of Zelda, and Metroid are each represented by later games, not the originals). And being limited to 100 keeps a lot of good stuff from being included. Still, it is a fun and quick read which I recommend. If you don’t have a Scribd account, you can get it from Amazon.com here.