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    Neo Geo Anthology Kickstarter

    Have you guys seen this?

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...e-games-librar

    Looks to be a pretty cool looking project. I'm a sucker for these kind of books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schnuth View Post
    Have you guys seen this?

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...e-games-librar

    Looks to be a pretty cool looking project. I'm a sucker for these kind of books.
    Yes! It's about time someone did something like this for the neo geo. Thank you for sharing this!

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    Looks interesting. Is anyone behind it that is a well known expert on the subject? I'd be happy to back it knowing it was the right team. I only say that because anyone could get whatever info is already out there on the net and compile it into a book. The interviews look new, which should be worth a read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattBlah View Post
    Looks interesting. Is anyone behind it that is a well known expert on the subject? I'd be happy to back it knowing it was the right team. I only say that because anyone could get whatever info is already out there on the net and compile it into a book. The interviews look new, which should be worth a read.
    I agree with you about the source, but the new interview content alone makes this worth a contribution from me imho.

    EDIT: For those on the fence, here's a quick link to a review of their "Nintendo 64 Anthology" book:

    http://www.nintendolife.com/news/201...o_64_anthology
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    I went ahead and backed it, at least it's a hardcover.

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    Neo Geo Anthology Book on Kickstarter.

    This caught my eye in the NGFL Facebook group this morning.

    Never heard of the author or publisher, but based off of the pictures and the video they have, it actually looks really comprehensive and well done.

    NEO·GEO ANTHOLOGY

    To celebrate this console that a whole generation of gamers will forever hold dear, Franck Latour and Geeks-Line are proud to present the Neo?ď˝·Geo Anthology, a unique work of reference. Over its 400-plus pages, the author retraces SNK's incredible history through their first arcade machines; breaking down the brand's triumphs and failures, the console's first baby steps, and every single game ever released in any country, as well as all the collectibles sought after today. On top of all that, Franck scrupulously dissects the machine itself to find out what made it tick, and interviews those involved with the franchise about its glorious past, as frankly as possible.
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...token=ca47779c

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    I'm sure the book will cost at minimum $100
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kid Panda View Post
    I went ahead and backed it, at least it's a hardcover.
    Same here. It's something I'd buy anyway, so why not back it now. It looks like there is zero risk, as they've already completed the French version, so just need to translate and print.

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    Early bird with shipping to the US is $70 ($50 for the book, $20 for shipping).

    I went ahead and threw my hat in for it. Apparently this book is already completed and available in French. This kickstarter is for the English edition.

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    I backed their N64 anthology so I got an email about this one. The N64 book is a really nice high quality package so I'm sure this one will be too. I'm just wondering if this will be funded. The N64 is a more widely popular system while the Neo is a bit more niche in comparison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fygee View Post
    available in French.
    of course it is.
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    Back with caution. I expect SNK to send a C&D to the producers of this - no licensing of SNK assets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schnuth View Post
    I backed their N64 anthology so I got an email about this one. The N64 book is a really nice high quality package so I'm sure this one will be too. I'm just wondering if this will be funded. The N64 is a more widely popular system while the Neo is a bit more niche in comparison.
    It's certainly more niche, but I think Neo Geo fans are more willing to spend money on a quality product/are collectards who spend too much money, depending on your opinion Either way, I don't think it will have any trouble reaching that target.

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    There are already not positive comments on the french forums for the already available French version, about basically being a patchwork of low-res internet pictures and not a lot of original content...som eusers are pretty pissed off because they took images from their sites without asking.

    I've seen a youtube ideo of the French version and frankly it seems they are quite right.

    The interviews (to former SNK employees) seems to be the only real plus, but as Fraz mentioned, it is likely SNK will send a C&D, given there is no endorsement whatsoever... I worked with them in 2009, they are pretty rigid when it comes to this shit.
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    Yeah I can't imagine this lasts too long. I really dig the concept of it though.

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    I wouldn't back it unless I knew it was a team of established members from the community who know their stuff.

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    Backed it anyway! I think I've got a problem I've pretty much backed every retro computer/console book that has shown up on Kick-starter. At least I might finally have enough books to put on a shelf!
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    initial comments I mentioned early, here:

    http://www.neogeofans.com/leforum/sh...t=48965&page=8

    you make your own considerations..
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    thanks for the infos massimiliano & overall: looks good to me, maybe they fix a few things for the english version...backed...

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    Looks interesting. Let's hope the book has a decent editor or at least a second pair of eyes to look it over, the KS campaign suffers from spelling and grammatical errors....

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    Looks quite interesting. From the linked video it seems there's a lot of information there and it's not only a compilation of pictures in a nice looking packaging (as many of these books are). Its possible we already know most of this stuff by heart, but it's pretty cool to have it all together in a book. I'll probably pledge for one of the early bird ones, since it's reasonably priced. Hopefully it doesn't get shut down and the final product delivers the promised quality (both in materials and text).

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    Perhaps the original french language version of the "Pro Gear Edition" of this book was originally planned to include more extras?

    neo geo anthology eg fr ver 2.jpg

    EDIT: Looks like the extra soundtrack cd's were an exclusive: http://editioncollector.fr/collector...-collector-geo
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    Yay! Book time!This is awesome!
    I'm glad they choose Neogeo!

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    It looks like it could be nice, but 50 GBP to ship a 45 GBP book to Canada is not cool.
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    I don't back kickstarters ever, but that said, it comes to market I think I'd like to get the standard edition of that.
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