Tag Archives: Boss Fight Books

Book Review: Silent Hill 2, by Mike Drucker

Boss Fight Books’ latest, Silent Hill 2, officially releases on January 26th. But since I got in on the kickstarter, I got my copy early, so now I can be ahead of the curve, for once! And I even managed to sit down and get this review written, to boot! Fancy that. So yeah, if …

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Book Review: Resident Evil, by Philip J Reed

Oh dang, it’s October already? As again, I’ve been reading– but not as much as I’d like. A bit ironic, given I’m home all the time, but I guess there are just a lot of other distractions available, y’know? Still! In at least a vague nod to the season, I figured I needed to read …

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Book Review: Matt Margini’s Red Dead Redemption

Oh hey, Boss Fight Books is back! This ‘season’ of Boss Fight Books is looking to be a fun one. Previous runs have switched between interesting obscurities like Soft and Cuddly and pop culture phenomena like NBA Jam. However, this time around, Boss Fight Books is sticking to big franchises: Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Zelda, …

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Book Review: NBA Jam by Reyan Ali

“He’s on fire!” Either you know exactly what that’s a reference to, or you’re gonna call 911. The latest from Boss Fight Books, NBA Jam centers on, well, NBA Jam. First hitting arcades in 1993, the basketball game was soon ported to pretty much every console of the time. It’s kind of a cliche to …

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Book Review: Knights of the Old Republic, by Alex Kane.

So how ’bout that new Star Wars trailer? Personally, I’m just a bit leery. As on the one hand, I’m all for Rey and Co. having cool space adventures. On the other … I’m not sure if I have enough confidence in J.J. Abrams to put together a satisfying ending. But! That’s not what this …

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Book Review: L.E. Hall’s Katamari Damacy

Quick, complete the following song lyric! “Na, na na na na na na … “ A) Hey Jude B) BATMAN! C) Katamari Damacyyyyyy. If you picked “C,” congratulations! You are a SUPER NERD. And also you’ll probably want to read Katamari Damacy. Published by Boss Fight Books, L.E. Hall’s Katamari Damacy is about the 2004 …

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Book Review: Kingdom Hearts II by Alexa Ray Correia

Boss Fight Books‘ “Season 3” continues, with Kingdom Hearts II. For those who haven’t been paying attention, Boss Fight Books specializes in publishing little volumes that explore various ideas about video games. Each book centers on a different game, and is written by a different author– they’re basically the 33 1/3rd of the video game …

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Book Review: Soft & Cuddly by Jarett Korbek

To put it simply, Soft & Cuddly is punk as fuck. So is the game it’s written about. Most of Boss Fight Books‘ library (at least the ones I’ve read so far) come from a place of nostalgia, if not outright love for the original games. Soft & Cuddly is markedly different, as it has …

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Book Review: Salvatore Pane’s Mega Man 3

I’ve used the term “armchair academic” to describe Boss Fight Books’ output before. In turn, I guess it was just a matter of time before I got around to reading one by an actual academic. While Salvatore Pane may be an assistant professor at the University of St. Thomas, Mega Man 3 thankfully never gets …

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Book Review: Alyse Knorr’s Super Mario Bros. 3

Boss Fight Books did their ‘season 3’ Kickstarter a few months ago, and, naturally, I got in on that bidness. Thing was, most of the titles they had lined up were interesting … but not quite on the level of “I’ve gotta get that,” level of interest that’s caused me to cherry pick other stuff …

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