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Capcom's PlayStation, a new retro gaming book live now!

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Hello, dtoid community! I am looking to spread the word on a new retro gaming book I have created, “Capcom's PlayStation: A Chronological Visual Retrospective”. The book is a 277 page, A4 sized, hardcover release. Inside I breakdown every game Capcom was involved with on the original PlayStation with many screenshots (over 750) and full retrospective write ups. It is organized in chronological order so you can see as technology advanced and as Capcom grew more acclimated to producing better games over the years and squeeze the most out of that little gray box.

I just launched my Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to print the book. You can find the campaign page here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/darrenhupke/capcoms-playstation. I have a fully finished book right now, and the only loose threads are going to be filled by potential backers looking to be a part of the book themselves (this could be you!). Through the campaign, backers will have a chance to include contributions and retrospectives of their own that I will add, and if funding surpasses my initial goal, additional pages will be added, print quality will be improved and more.

This is a full on passion project of mine, and the second book like this I have done. The first was a Kickstarter success and I am hoping to have the same with this one. I personally played through each of the games included to capture the screenshots inside to keep a clear and consistent quality. I read through hundreds of classic gaming magazines for impressions and reviews from the era for information and put it all into the pages of this book. As a huge PlayStation fan, I am hoping to connect with as many people as I can to find others like me interested in a project like this.

The awesome cover artwork was commissioned by the same great artist who helped with my first book Ry-Spirit (Instagram @ryspiritart).

Project URL: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/darrenhupke/capcoms-playstation

 

Capcom’s PlayStation: A Chronological Visual Retrospective of the Titles Capcom Created from 1995-2002. 45+ games. 277+ pages. 750+ screenshots.

 

 

- -Darren Hupke @darrenhupke


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About darrenhupkeone of us since 6:03 PM on 02.18.2011

Videogame book maker. Comic writer and seller. Podcast host. Audio & sound designer. Dad.

I've created sound effects for indie games and I am always looking to join others to help create games.

I've also written a number of comics. I have self-published my own books and been published in a few comic anthologies.

Twitter: @darrenhupke

I'll occasionally post blogs titled PAPERBOY, and this is my attempt to marry my two favorite hobbies. I compare a game to a comics series and my goal is to turn on non-comic readers and gamers to stories they'll most likely love if they are into said games. Look for more of these coming soon!

Favorite Games:
1. Final Fantasy VII (I know...)
2. Castlevania Symphony of the Night
3. Super Mario 64
4. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
5. Metal Gear Solid 3

Others (in no set order)
Mass Effect 2
Hotline Miami 2
Grand Theft Auto III
Pixel Junk Monsters
PaRappa the Rapper
Dark Cloud
Harvest Moon Friends of Mineral Town/Back to Nature
Guacamelee
Plants vs Zombies
Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker
Final Fantasy XI
Thomas Was Alone
Dead Space
Jak and Daxter
Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past
Portal/Portal 2
NBA Jam T.E.
Mirror's Edge
Tales of Destiny
SSX
Final Fantasy Tactics
Suikoden
Suikoden 3
Tekken 3
Street Fighter Alpha 3
WWF No Mercy/Wrestlemania 2000
Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2
Spider-Man (PSX)
Shadow of Destiny
Donkey Konga
Way of the Samurai
Metal Gear Solid
WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role
Skies of Arcadia
Shenmue
Seaman
Uncharted 2
Jet Grind Radio
Super Mario Bros. 3
Goldeneye 007
Gran Turismo 2
Snatcher
Final Fight
Maximum Carnage
Mutant League Football
Mega Man X
TMNT The Arcade Game
SimCity
Star Fox 64
Crash Bandicoot
Silent Hill
Twisted Metal Black
Persona 2
Syphon Filter 2
Driver
Ape Escape
Little Nemo
Blaster Master
Metroid
Mega Man 2/3


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