Among one of the other gifts was my nifty new shades. Katy is much more trendy than I’ll ever be so with that I’d like to believe I’m moving up a few steps in the “looker” category thanks to her.
Book Review – Super Mario : How Nintendo Conquered America
I found this book to be a thrilling recollection of not only Super Mario but more a background of Nintendo’s rise and domination of the market several times over. For a video gamer who only ran across an atari once, I was too young to appreciate it, much less enjoy it. Nintendo was my first video game console and Super Mario was the king of the hill when I was into video games. Super Mario Kart I believe was my favorite of the games mainly because I loved video games revolving sports or competing with friends.
The book is a basic history lesson and diagnosis of the video game console market from as personal to the founder, Fusajiro Yamauchi, and the major players as I would believe anyone could get. I read the book as an insider look at the market from their eyes and how they sometimes innately beat the market and other times fell into success. All this from a writer who’s sole focus has been the gaming industry for many years. I was convinced and at the least enjoyed the adventure that Jeff Ryan provided. The only complaint that I have is that the second half of the book was a little more sparse in meaningful content and moved out of the flow of the first half of the book. I would attribute to the author’s lack of writing experience. But it’s still worth the purchase considering the first half I thoroughly enjoyed. And the second half had sections in the same vein as the first half, I just wasn’t hanging on every thread like I was for the first 150 pages.