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Does /v/ read any novels based on video games? I've been catching up on Warcraft lore, but I have to say, these books are just terrible. Take the worst parts of the WoW lore, then have an edgy manchild who loves one-liners write the book with little supervision with no higher up to check the quality of the book. That's every Warcraft book ever made.
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>>255875395
I enjoyed them.

I was 12 years old at the time
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>>255875395
Last thing I'd ever read would be vidya books for the exact reasons you've stated.

I did read some 40k books, though: Eisenhorn (first book, bretty gud), Gaunt's Ghosts (first book, bretty gud) and Ravenor (last book, boring as shit).

Also there's The Witcher but it's the opposite here. It's still a decent read.
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>>255875395
>Does /v/ read any novels based on video games?
No one here is that pathetic, right? Not even neo-/v/?
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>>255875395
Thank the fucking gods I will never have the ability to like reading books/novels.

Unless an extremely super powerful EMP strikes Earth and technology becomes defunct.
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>>255876229
I used to be like you, until I actually picked up a book that I wasn't being forced to read. It's a great experience and I feel bad for everybody who's missing out.
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>>255875967
I'm going through the Warhammer Fantasy books that have an ebook version more sophisticated than a bloody .txt file and the quality varies massively.

Passes time while I work my way up the ranks of another lord's army in Warsword I suppose.
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I've been trying to get into reading, but I'm having so much trouble finding things to read. Goodreads is a nice site for that, but rather than recommending the best, they just recommend a bunch of random shit from the same genre. You have to wade through 500 pieces of shit just to get to the 5 gems.
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>>255875395
I read the Doom, Resident Evil and Shadow Warrior books. They're all shit but RE improves once they move into OC
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>>255875395
>That's every Warcraft book ever made
No, that's every book by Richard Knaak. Try something by Christie Golden instead.
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These any good?
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>>255876642
>Shadow Warrior books
What?
Why?
What the fuck is there to write about fucking Shadow Warrior?
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>>255876559
Malazan
Wheel of Time
Memory Sorrow and Thorn (anything Tad Williams really)
Anything HP Lovecraft
PG Wodehouse
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>>255875395
I bought all the older Resident Evil books, I think they went up to Nemesis in the timeline. I read them as a kid and can only assume they're probably pretty terrible now.
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>>255876383
>Migraine attack
>Entire village turns red
>Run away
>Migraine attack
>An entire city turns red, also pink
>Run away faster
>Gigantic migraine attack
>Reptilian race extinct
>Stay

I really should see a doctor but they keep dying so hard after I hand shake them to death.

People tend to die when you kill them hard enough.
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>>255876765
They were OC. Lo Wang trying to find Zilla and getting involved with shenanigans on the way.
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Read the Halo books

The descriptions of the flood gave me a boner
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>>255876559
Read Good Soldier Schweik, gaylord. It's both one of the funniest books I've ever read and one of the most interesting.
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Last book I read based on a game was Dead Space; Martyr, which I thought was actually pretty good.
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This one is pretty fucking amazing even if you don't know much about EVE and don't play it. Just a solid sci-fi book
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>>255875395
>these books are just terrible. Take the worst parts of the WoW lore, then have an edgy manchild who loves one-liners write the book with little supervision with no higher up to check the quality of the book. That's every Warcraft book ever made.
Isn't Arthas: Rise of the Lich King considered to be pretty good?
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>watch stephen king's it
>bretty gud.
>read the book
>HOLY SHIT
Couldn't believe it when I read the part where they have an underage orgy. How can books get away with that? There's no way that would slide in any other form of media.
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>>255877353
Books are second to art itself in what is considered "art"

You can get away with a crazy amount of shit if the medium is considered "art"
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>>255877353
I read a book (The Fog I think?) where the PE teacher and the lads all have a bit of naked fun before crushing his dick with a bat or something.
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>>255877353
It was an underage gang bang. An orgy would imply there was more than one girl there.
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>>255877747
I thought gang bang implied rape.
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>>255877786
You thought wrong
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>>255875967
That's because the witcher video games come from the books, not the other way round.
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>>255875395
I like rise of the horde.
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>>255877786
Nup, just consensual sex with one girl and a load of guys. It's really gay and the girl is super slutty.
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>>255877834
Nope.
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>>255876559
Just read ASOIAF, hop on the train before it's too late the books are seriously fantastic.
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>>255876559
Start with anything Brandon Sanderson, probably Mistborn. His books are good and pretty easy to follow.

Once you have finished, I'd highly suggest Malazan Book of the Fallen. Stick with the first book though, because everything afterwards is brilliant.
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>>255878136
What would you recommend for a fag who's into werwolf romance garbage? Already tried Twilight and it was bad.
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>>255878742
I recommend suicide
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>>255876716
I borrowed my friend's adaptation of 3.

That one is way better than the game that's for sure. Connor isn't as self righteous, and all the deleted scenes from the game are present in the book
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>>255878742
Suicide and/or Being Human american
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>>255878742
I would recommend you kill yourself
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>>255878852
>>255878863
Tri-edge. Critical fucking hit.
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>>255877008
>tfw reading the books BEFORE playing the game
The Flood were amazing.
First-Strike was pretty good as well, even if Mary Sue Halsey got boring pretty fast.
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>>255878837
>>255878852
>>255878863
Would it help if I said I'm not actually a fag, but a grill? I thought I was choosing the lesser of two evils when I said fag. I either chose wrong, or you guys really hate romance, which is weird because /v/ is 90% feels now.
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>>255879279
Fourth person here, was going to leave you to your devices but now you can fuck off and die.
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>>255879372
Why is that? Is your bandwagon comfortable?
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>>255879279
You're a fag either way.
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>>255879431
Back to Tumblr teenage romance reading shitstain.
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>>255879493
Not interested in vag, m8.

>>255879521
I've never even been to tumblr, though. Is this really about my interest in romance books, or are you angry about something else? I'm willing to listen if you want to talk about it.
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>>255879646
You like dicks, so you're a fag.
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>>255879784
I thought we already cleared this up a few posts ago. Keep up, shitposter bro.
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>>255879646
Stop ruining video games with your ridiculous feminist propaganda. People like you are why Bioware is focusing more on gay sex than the actual gameplay.
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>>255876806
I'd recommend the same only I'd add in the Kingkiller Chronicles and Riyria Revelations.
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>>255880050
I'm not a feminist, though, and I don't play that garbage. Platformers, music/rhythm and adventure games are pretty much all I play nowadays.
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>>255880353
playing mario and osu on your phone doesn't make you a gamer you stupid bitch.
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>>255880505

osu is actually sick tho
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>>255880505
I don't want to derail this thread any further, so I'm just gonna stop replying now. Sorry for whatever I did to upset you.

Also, Dune is great.
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>>255876765
I would kill for a Shadow Warrior popup book with copious amounts of Wang.
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>>255880505
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I read the WoW books, but yeah the War of the Ancients Trilogy was shit, as are all the books by Knaaks.

I thought Golden's books were okay though, and I enjoyed the one about Medivh a lot. I thought the way they explained magic in that was cool.
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tfw 2 credits on audible and no idea what to spend them on
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>>255875395
Earlier diablo books were interesting. Then it went to hell.
Warcraft books were overall bad. Same with starcraft books.
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>>255875395

>reading warcraft lore
>reading any lore

maximum autism
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>Knaak

No thank you.
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>>255881367
>Not reading Mario lore
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>>255876559
Start with the Greeks. Don't real genre fiction first, save it for last. Homer or Plato(The Republic) is a start.
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>>255881507
I've got some Mario manga I've been meaning to post, but I'm afraid of getting banned.
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>that whole trilogy
How many fucking times can you cram 'to his credit' into three books
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>>255881760

Why do you think you'd get banned for posting that?
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>>255881835
Because I've been banned for less. If it looks like it belongs on /a/, chances are I'll get banned for it.
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>>255881920
Holy shit.
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>>255881920
Mods confirmed for jews.
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This one was great.
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>>255881920
Wow
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>>255881117
read the metro books, one of the best series I've read
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>>255878073
>the books are seriously fantastic.

Sunset found her squatting in the grass, groaning. Every stool was looser than the one before, and smelled fouler. By the time the moon came up she was shitting brown water. The more she drank, the more she shat, but the more she shat, the thirstier she grew, and her thirst sent her crawling to the stream to suck up more water.
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>>255882067
EA mod demands shitposting, what can I say?
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>>255883039
Is this going to be in the next season? How do you think they'll handle it?
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Look, vidya can work with a threadbare plot, if the other elements do the heavy lifting. Meaning, gameplay, graphics, music, setting voice-overs etc.
Books can't work with shitty writing. I mean, unless they're about vampires, religion, conspiracies or kinky sex.
Objectively, who gives a shit about the WoW lore? It's just Warhammer watered and dumbed down.
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I enjoyed it.
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>>255883193
Tits and swearing
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>>255883330
>Warthammer watered and dumbed down
You can call it shit but it's really not like Warhammer at all.
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>>255883330
Wht are you on about?
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>>255882471

I don't think that belongs here. This seems to be a thread about video game books, not books that video games were based off of.

Metro 2033 was kinda eh, anyways. Very drawn out and predictable.
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>>255883039
I haven't even reached this part but who cares faggot?
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Are there any SMT books? I like the setting of most games, and I'd like to read more if their quality isn't too bad and are translated.
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>>255885496
How is this? I Never read it only the three best ones.
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>>255877890
I thought they were after the video game.
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>>255875395

Not exactly vidya but this shit was my jam back in the day. I'm not sure they even make them anymore, reading probably isn't hip enough for the nuWalker crowd.
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>>255876716
Dreadful. He actually "levels up" throughout the book.
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>reading books
>reading books about video games

thats like another level of nerd
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>>255875395
> implying Chris Metzen is not checking the quality of the book
> implying Chris Metzen doesn't have shit tastes
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>>255886436
I own this but I can't remember reading it. Was a bastard looking it out because all I could think of was a minotaur on the cover and something about druids, wasn't that far off.
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>>255887880
fook
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>>255887969

Those early ones before the lore was standardized are a real trip

I read one involving some bitchy mage chick travelling in a caravan with her trap brother to an evil castle or something

god damn that shit is crazy
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>>255878136

I've read it up to The Crippled God and it was such a shit halfassed ending that I didnt bother with the other books.

Is it worth it?
Does it atleast have Karsa fucking shit up in it?
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>>255875395
Confirmed for never having read Rise of the Horde and Lord of the Clans. Though Arthas: Rise of the Lich King was fucking nice too.
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>>255888721

>fucking nice

WoW books generally read like glorified childrens books, and I certainly wouldnt call any of the newer books good at all, considering they are all plothole ridden shits.
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>reading Warcraft books
Even fanfiction is better.
and I mean that literally. Frostblood, Djinjer and Obsidian Dawn were god tier
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>>255883010
You haven't read much, have you. 2033 is okay but 2034 is worthless sequel the first book haven't needed, and don't even get me started on the "books" with Metro label.
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