Your dose of gaming goodness for Xbox, PlayStation, GameCube, GameBoy, PCs, Macs, and Linux! The 2006 Gamer's Tome of Ultimate Wisdom: An Almanac of Pimps, Orcs and Lightsabers is filled with entertaining reviews, previews, and commentaries on all gaming platforms and the gaming industry as a whole. The book takes a month-by-month look back at the significant game releases of 2005 and looks ahead to the exciting titles you can expect to see in 2006. Along the way the Gamer's Tome offers insights into anything and everything that has to do with gaming, including why sports games are the biggest rip-off in the industry, advice on how to talk about games in public without being shunned by "regular" people and even what energy drinks give you that extra oomph you need to get through an all-night LAN party. This book is for you if you view gaming - be it PC, console or handheld gaming - as a major component of your life!
William Abner is a graduate of The Ohio State University and has been an avid gamer since the days of Space Invaders and Pong. He has worked in the gaming industry as a member of the media since 1996, first as the founder of The Gaming Nexus website and then as Managing Editor for GamePen.com. He then served as an Associate Editor for Computer Games Magazine until the birth of his daughter, Ashley, in the fall of 2000. Since then, he has worked out of his home near Columbus, Ohio as a freelance writer for Computer Games Magazine, GameSpy.com, and GameShark.com. He also helps run a sports-gaming blog at http://www.sportsgamer.blogspot.com.