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The Videogame Style Guide and Reference Manual

WRITE LIKE A PRO

Journalists, stop playing guessing games! Inside the answers to your most pressing questions await:
  • Videogame, one word or two?
  • Console or system?
  • Xbox, XBox or X-box?
  • What defines a good game review?
Fitting neatly between The AP Stylebook and Wired Style, and formally endorsed by Games Press, the ultimate resource for game journalists, The Videogame Style Guide and Reference Manual is the first volume to definitively catalogue the breathtaking multibillion-dollar game industry from A to Z. Includes official International Game Journalists Association (IGJA) rules for grammar, spelling, usage, capitalization and abbreviations, plus proven tips and guidelines for producing polished, professional prose about the world’s most exciting entertainment biz.

Exploring the field from yesterday’s humble origins to tomorrow’s hottest trends, biggest names and brightest stars, The Videogame Style Guide and Reference Manual contains all the tools you need to realize a distinguished career in game journalism, or go from enthusiast to editor today!

Features:
  • CLEAR RULES FOR USAGE AND STANDARDS
  • HUNDREDS OF IN-DEPTH ENTRIES
  • NOTABLE NAMES, GAMES AND COMPANIES
  • COMPLETE GUIDE TO GAME CRITICISM
  • HISTORICAL TIMELINES

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About the author

David Thomas is a 20-year newspaper veteran and educator specializing in arts and technology criticism. For the past decade, he’s covered games for The Denver Post. The founder of the IGJA, his gaming column is syndicated through King Features. He also teaches the history of digital media, critical videogame theory, and other gaming/media-related classes for the University of Colorado.

photo credit: Brian Yuhnke

Kyle Orland first started covering games when he founded fansite Super Mario Bros. HQ in 1997. Since then, he’s written for numerous publications including Electronic Gaming Monthly, GameSpot, The Escapist, Next Generation, Joystiq, Happy Puppy, and Paste. A complete list of his published works can be found on his workblog.

photo credit: Michelle Mazurek

Scott Steinberg is the author of Videogame Marketing and PR, and founder of Embassy Multimedia Consultants, counseling game industry leaders on hardware and software development, marketing and promotion. He's gaming's most prolific journalist, having covered the topic for 300+ outlets from CNN to the LA/NY Times, Playboy, and Rolling Stone.

photo credit: Lawton Ursrey

For media inquiries, Angie Newman: Angie_Newman@bhimpact.com
For business and speaking ops, Dan Dwight: ddwight@p3pub.com
To contact the authors: authors@gamestyleguide.com

Copyright 2007 P3: Power Play Publishing.