And, finally, ends over a month of my life of tireless work and research. When the project to get some Guest chapters into the Volume kinda failed I instead turned into research-boy. I don’t think I’ve ever worked harder in my entire life and I couldn’t be more proud. It’s a little more ‘rough around the edges’ than other editions in the series but, otherwise, I am very proud of how it turned out. The messages are there and that’s what counts.
Kindle and ePub editions will be coming out shortly in the new year. It was an absolute nightmare to format this with Google Docs and I’m a perfectionist so you’ll all have to wait. I’ll be releasing new PDF/Kindle/ePub editions shortly too of every single Volume, a ‘remastered collection’ if you will. A remake. A HD collection. Pulling a Sony. Pulling a King Kong. I dunno. But I want to level up all the quality and smooth out my earlier mistakes and generally create a more cohesive experience of reading between volumes. The first one was written over a year and a half ago and there’s an obvious gap in quality from the first few sentences.
I’m a horrible writer anyway.
I went with some different ‘Wiki’ formatting with this Volume. I got some evidence and sources, involved some facts beyond simply quotes. There’s some theory in there, but it’s video-game journalism, I’m mostly commenting on fact or analysing reviews and stuff. My opinion is clear, the conclusion I reach is philosophical but I think I manage it. Let me know what you think of the new format, I’m thinking of mixing it up for Volume Four though, which will focus of Community. That’ll be fun.
We’re now 3/5 of the way through Up, Down, Left, Right and I hope you’ve enjoyed it so far. Watch this space for when new editions are released and other bits of bother. Critique corner might return, who knows, but I’m low on time still with some exams coming up.
It was a pleasure writing Volume Three, do enjoy it.
EDIT: Also, if you’re wondering where all that “experiment” with the Guest section went, well, I did get some stuff in. In fact, Nathan Blades published his Volume Three piece on his blog. A really good read, better than the whole of the book to be honest.