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Game Programming GEMS 3 (Game Programming Gems Series) (v. 3) ****-

Game Programming GEMS 3 (Game Programming Gems Series) (v. 3) By Dante Treglia
Published July 2002
List Price: $69.95, Your Amazon.com Price: $43.27

Amazon.com Sales Rank: 958,282
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Like the others before it, a collection of short articles from over 70 professional game developers.

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It's a good book, has some very helpful articles, although I doubt that I will use all of them ever. They cover some new technologies such as Ogg, some old stuff like using Bison / Yacc to parse game data, and a bunch of other useful stuff like approximations, 3D audio, and some decent path finding tips. I just wish the book wasn't as pricey, especially here in Australia.
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Excellent book, like the previous two in the series. While most people are probably unlikely to apply every single article in the book, there's bound to be quite a lot for everyone. All articles are very well written and thought out, and the actual techniques are, well, gems.
Only criticism: price...
Like all the previous books, great as long as there is something in it interesting to you. Personally I love this series.
I've found this book to be incredibly informative. They don't spend any text to get people up to speed on a topic (like in gems1), each article goes straight to the hard stuff. I like it that way. You'll need to read an article several times to fully understand it, but this way much more articles fit in. I found it well worth its money.
Good addition to the series, pricey like the other two.
A valuable book to anyone serious about creating cutting edge games! I gasp in amazement every time I buy a book from this series. I'm still trying to catch up to the second book!