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Fuck Yeah, Video Games by Daniel Hardcastle

Fuck Yeah, Video Games

The Life and Extra Lives of a Professional Nerd

Daniel Hardcastle

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Imprint: Unbound
Publisher: Unbound
Publication date: 19 Sep 2019
ISBN: 9781783527878

The most successful book in UK crowdfunding history: a memoir through video games by YouTube star DanNerdCubed

3 stars out of 5
Sam Leith
2 Dec 2019

"Now and again a joke lands – but these jokes are saturation-bombed in the manner of a boss-fight in Ikaruga."

Now and again a joke lands – but these jokes are saturation-bombed in the manner of a boss-fight in Ikaruga. As someone who shares Hardcastle’s love of games, I wanted to like this more than I did. The problem is, it’s hard to see who exactly it has been written for, and I suspect no one bothered to think all that hard about it, knowing that Hardcastle’s two-and-a-half-million-odd YouTube subscribers would pay for it faster than you can say “Game Over”. It took them just 15 minutes to cover the book’s costs through the crowdfunding publisher Unbound...

I have a sense that, like that very games console/sewing-machine hybrid, this particular games-blog/book hybrid isn’t destined to be a game-changer.

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