The Secret History of Mac Gaming: Expanded EditionBUY NOW - TRACKED GLOBAL SHIPPING
SUPERB! A must have book!
Packing is incredible! Years ago, I bought the 1st edition book from another vendor, but it wasn't packed well and some corners were bent during shipping. Buying the Expanded edition direct from Bitmap Books is night and day better! Bitmap Books packing is absolutely incredible! It will survive even a deliberate slam onto concrete! Not only that, but the entire book comes shrink-wrapped too. The book has a lovely blue gild on the page edges that really makes it special and much more attractive than the 1st edition. Not only that, but this 2nd edition has decent margins (whitespace) around the text, whereas the 1st edition put the text almost to the edge of the page, which was not lovely to behold, let me tell you. Margins on the Expanded edition are so nice! This 2nd edition is also much thicker, and surprisingly so, but in a good way. It's one hefty book and a pleasure to read. On top of all that, I got a searchable PDF of the book too, immediately upon paying for my order. I can't tell you how much I appreciate that bonus! I highly recommend this excellent tome for any vintage Mac fan, especially if you grew up with the Mac and played many of these games back in the day. —JDW from YouTube
Incredible Experience all around
So I had my eye on Bitmaps books for a while, hemming and hawing over which book I would order first. When the Mac Gaming book was announced I knew that would be my first. From ordering to reading and everything in between was a marvelous experience Ordering : I live in California in the US. I placed my order on a Friday morning and my book was on my doorstep by the following Tuesday! Overseas shipping to the US West Coast in 3 business days? Amazing? Unboxing - The meticulous care that is taken to protect the book was simply astounding. Foam inserts protecting every corner of the book. The book itself was shirinkwrapped. My only regret was not filming the unboxing to post on YouTube! The Book - The book itself is nothing short of amazing. Growing up in the 80's I was a Mac user until the late 90's even working for Apple between 1992-1998. The see all the games I grew up with and those I played well into the 90's was a fun history review. I'm already looking forward to my next purchase from Bitmap Books which most likely will be the Amiga anthology. Can't wait to see what you release next!
A gift for myself - a true keepsake!
I missed out on the last lot before Christmas, so I patiently waited for this batch. It was definitely worth the wait. A beautifully-crafted hard-cover book, right down to the blue on the edges of the pages. I wouldn’t normally splurge on something like this for myself, but just look at what you get! It’s so worth it! International shipping was faster than Bitmap Books’ own prediction. (I very much agree it’s better to under-promise and over-deliver, which was the case here!) Ordered late on a Thursday and arrived in Western Canada on Monday! Fantastic! One little quibble: The regional carrier, DHL, initially failed to deliver the package because they reported "nobody was home.” That was false (I’ll hold back from saying “it was a lie”). I saw the truck making its way around the townhouse complex, so I kept close by in the next room, awaiting the doorbell when they got to my end of the complex. 15 minutes later, I got the text/email “Nobody home” alerts instead, as the driver was probably rushing elsewhere on their route. Not much Bitmap Books can do about the courier partner in Canada, but they may want to know. Oh well… I got it fine the next day after rescheduling the delivery. The book comes expertly packaged in many protective layers of foam and cellophane. “Unboxing” was definitely a highlight. I’ve gushed about the physical book… I have to admit that I’ve just started reading the book! So far, it’s terrific - I’m learning new things about old favourites in classic Mac gaming. I think I’ll get lots of re-reads out of this, kind of like how I kept reading the “Macintosh Bible” (and I still have it). “Secret History of Mac Gaming” is a worthy addition to my library.
Beautiful and high quality book.
Overall great experience. Shipping was fast and book extremely professionally packed for today’s age of abusive delivery people. The art is well represented and the information is great to read on these old gems all these years later.
Was hoping for more pictures
It’s a good book but I was expecting a lot more pictures, similar to the other bitmap books. This isn’t a coffee table book.