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    Fat Man vs. Complete Guide: Which first?`

    Any of you have any thoughts as to which book I should pick up first? Fat Man's Guide or Aaron's Complete Guide?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Fat Man vs. Complete Guide: Which first?`

    I found Aaron's more useful but The Fat Man's was a great read .

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    Re: Fat Man vs. Complete Guide: Which first?`

    Absolutely in accord here. Aaron Mark's book is very much a "how-to" guide, whereas George's book is a collection of anecdotes from a legend in the industry. There's the occasional gem of wisdom there, particularly as it relates to forming and sustaining relationships, but if you're getting started and need a "cookbook" for things like demo submissions, negotiating your first contract, etc., The Complete Guide to Game Audio is the way to go.

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    Re: Fat Man vs. Complete Guide: Which first?`

    I'm looking for a kickstart more than anything - sounds like Aaron's book is the one to go for for newbies like me. Fat Man will be a good follow up to keep me going once my feet are wet.

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    Re: Fat Man vs. Complete Guide: Which first?`

    Just adding more agreement... Aaron Mark's book is the "How to", The Fat Man's book book is more about his personal crazy adventures and philosophy. I like them both, but Aaron's book has a lot more practical value as a "how to" resource.
    Todd Kinsley
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    Angry Re: Fat Man vs. Complete Guide: Which first?`

    So I got the Complete Guide today from Amazon and it is in terrible condition - probably the worst thing Amazon has ever sent me. And the CD-ROM is missing.

    Question: Do I send it back on principal and to get the CDROM, or do I keep it because it is the content that counts...? Not sure how useful the CDROM is going to be...?

    Edit: Forget it. I'm sending it back to Aamazon. I've never gotten anything from them that has been this bad. It looks like they went to the University Bookstore and bought a used copy and dumped it in the mail to me...

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    Re: Fat Man vs. Complete Guide: Which first?`

    Just wanted to say thanks to all for your feedback - I got the replacement and I REALLY like this book. Though some of the technological aspects are already woefully out of date, it isn't too difficult to translate those things into the more current jargon...Cheers!

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    Re: Fat Man vs. Complete Guide: Which first?`

    Time for a second edition! (breaks out dusty laptop, and with crossed fingers, presses power button....)


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    Re: Fat Man vs. Complete Guide: Which first?`

    I just got a message from the bookstore that my copy of the Complete Guide has arrived (bought exclusively by reccomendation on this forum )

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    Re: Fat Man vs. Complete Guide: Which first?`

    Aaron, you flogging it at gdc? Gonna give me an autographed copy this time
    Composer / Sound Designer / Audio Engineer
    GroovyAudio

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