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12th Nov '15 11:38:35 PM Nuke-Captain
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[[folder:First-Person Shooter]] * 35 pages of a comic book set in a war zone evocative of WWI, entitled [[https://imgur.com/a/h8VRE/layout/horizontal/#0 "The Shadow"]], are scattered around the levels of ''VideoGame/KillzoneShadowFall''. Once they're all found it can be read via the game menu. In-universe, the book was banned for its negative depiction of war. [[/folder]]
27th Aug '15 6:41:51 AM Wolf101
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series is known for having a robust background in books and scrolls. These books tend to range wildly in size from 2 pages to over 30 pages, and range from personal journals to ballads to historical texts to short stories, to outright novels. Some of them are ''[[http://www.imperial-library.info/content/daggerfall-real-barenziah The Real Barenziah]]'', ''[[http://www.imperial-library.info/content/daggerfall-king-edward King Edward]]'', ''[[http://www.imperial-library.info/content/morrowind-2920-last-year-first-era 2920: The Last Year of the First Era]]'', and ''[[http://www.imperial-library.info/content/morrowind-thirty-six-lessons-vivec The 36 Lessons of Vivec]]''. The books are so extensive as to have [[Literature/TheElderScrollsInUniverseBooks their own work page]].
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series is known for having a robust background in books and scrolls. These books tend to range wildly in size from 2 pages to over 30 pages, and range from personal journals to ballads to historical texts to short stories, to outright novels. Some of them are ''[[http://www.imperial-library.info/content/daggerfall-real-barenziah info/content/real-barenziah-complete The Real Barenziah]]'', ''[[http://www.imperial-library.info/content/daggerfall-king-edward info/content/king-edward King Edward]]'', ''[[http://www.imperial-library.info/content/morrowind-2920-last-year-first-era info/content/2920-last-year-first-era 2920: The Last Year of the First Era]]'', and ''[[http://www.imperial-library.info/content/morrowind-thirty-six-lessons-vivec info/content/36-lessons-vivec The 36 Lessons of Vivec]]''. The books are so extensive as to have [[Literature/TheElderScrollsInUniverseBooks their own work page]].
10th Aug '15 8:01:18 PM Aquo
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* ''VideoGame/LostOdyssey'' has the "Thousand Years of Dreams", readable excerpts from the lives of the Immortals (mostly Kaim), unlocked after certain things trigger them in the game.
17th Jul '15 8:37:36 AM Prfnoff
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* There was a Disney game for PC and the Playstation1 called ''My Disney Kitchen'', it could be thought of as a cooking simulator game like ''CookingMama'' but with more freedom and it was targeted at small children. However the game contained in a small box in the game a full cookbook of around thirty real life recipes for the kids who played the game to make with their parents.
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* There was a Disney game for PC and the Playstation1 called ''My Disney Kitchen'', it could be thought of as a cooking simulator game like ''CookingMama'' ''VideoGame/CookingMama'' but with more freedom and it was targeted at small children. However the game contained in a small box in the game a full cookbook of around thirty real life recipes for the kids who played the game to make with their parents.

* ''KingdomsOfAmalurReckoning'' has plenty. They tend not to stretch for more than 5 pages at most, and include a variety of descriptive texts about the world, in-game fiction, and personal diaries. These last probably tell you more about the characters in Amalur than anything else you might do, but can largely only be acquired through theft.
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* ''KingdomsOfAmalurReckoning'' ''VideoGame/KingdomsOfAmalurReckoning'' has plenty. They tend not to stretch for more than 5 pages at most, and include a variety of descriptive texts about the world, in-game fiction, and personal diaries. These last probably tell you more about the characters in Amalur than anything else you might do, but can largely only be acquired through theft.
18th Jun '15 11:08:34 PM ARandomFloran
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* There was a Disney game for PC and the Playstation1 called ''MyDisneyKitchen'', it could be thought of as a cooking simulator game like ''CookingMama'' but with more freedom and it was targeted at small children. However the game contained in a small box in the game a full cookbook of around thirty real life recipes for the kids who played the game to make with their parents.
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* There was a Disney game for PC and the Playstation1 called ''MyDisneyKitchen'', ''My Disney Kitchen'', it could be thought of as a cooking simulator game like ''CookingMama'' but with more freedom and it was targeted at small children. However the game contained in a small box in the game a full cookbook of around thirty real life recipes for the kids who played the game to make with their parents.
18th Jun '15 11:08:09 PM ARandomFloran
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* There was a Disney game for PC and the Playstation1 called ''MyDisneyKitchen'', it could be thought of as a cooking simulator game like ''CookingMama'' but with more freedom and it was targeted at small children. However the game contained in a small box in the game a full cookbook of around thirty real life recipes for the kids who played the game to make with their parents.
31st May '15 6:16:00 PM Prfnoff
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* ''PlanescapeTorment'' has the Circle of Zerthimon, a history of the Gith people; reading through it and discovering what the lessons are leads to some awesome stat upgrades and spells for both the Nameless One and Dak'kon. * ''BaldursGate'' has around 70 different books. All are of a reasonable length alone and provide mostly non-game related information about the setting. Some are linked series, including fairly substantive histories of Shadowdale and Waterdeep. * In ''FinalFantasyTactics'', you can read a book full of backstory. It's pretty long for an in-game book, and even then, Ramza admits that he ''can't even read most of the text'' due to it being written in an ancient language; he's just reading a different character's notes and translations written in the margin.
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* ''PlanescapeTorment'' ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' has the Circle of Zerthimon, a history of the Gith people; reading through it and discovering what the lessons are leads to some awesome stat upgrades and spells for both the Nameless One and Dak'kon. * ''BaldursGate'' ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' has around 70 different books. All are of a reasonable length alone and provide mostly non-game related information about the setting. Some are linked series, including fairly substantive histories of Shadowdale and Waterdeep. * In ''FinalFantasyTactics'', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', you can read a book full of backstory. It's pretty long for an in-game book, and even then, Ramza admits that he ''can't even read most of the text'' due to it being written in an ancient language; he's just reading a different character's notes and translations written in the margin.

* ''{{Opoona}}'' has the Catalogue d'Arts, which is, essentially, a small art history textbook on the various art movements that have arisen on the planet of Landroll. You have to find the art pieces in the overworld to add them to the book, but the book gives each piece substantial backstory, and even expounds on the history of the artists who made it (such as [[TheGhost Caval]]).
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* ''{{Opoona}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Opoona}}'' has the Catalogue d'Arts, which is, essentially, a small art history textbook on the various art movements that have arisen on the planet of Landroll. You have to find the art pieces in the overworld to add them to the book, but the book gives each piece substantial backstory, and even expounds on the history of the artists who made it (such as [[TheGhost Caval]]).

* Odd non-game example: The book version of ''Penn & Tellers Cruel Tricks for Dear Friends'' contained a compilation of Sci-fi short stories (attributed to various pseudonyms) that was used for one trick. Apart from one gimmick used in the trick, the stories were all fleshed out and some were written quite well.
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* Odd non-game example: The book version of ''Penn & Tellers ''Creator/PennAndTeller's Cruel Tricks for Dear Friends'' contained a compilation of Sci-fi short stories (attributed to various pseudonyms) that was used for one trick. Apart from one gimmick used in the trick, the stories were all fleshed out and some were written quite well.
10th Mar '15 1:55:57 PM Vilui
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* ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' contains a handful of chapters of a book that you can read. The protagonist discovers them as he goes along, and the book happens to uncannily mirror his current situation. One, "The Man Who Was Thursday", is a real novel; the other, "Jacob's Shadow", is not. There's also the four history books at the cathedral in Paris from which the player can read extracts briefly summing up the history of the Knights Templars.
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* ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' contains a handful of chapters of a book that you can read. The protagonist discovers them as he goes along, and the book happens to uncannily mirror his current situation. One, "The Man Who Was Thursday", ''Literature/TheManWhoWasThursday'', is a real novel; the other, "Jacob's Shadow", is not. There's also the four history books at the cathedral in Paris from which the player can read extracts briefly summing up the history of the Knights Templars.
21st Feb '15 3:43:22 PM ChandlerC
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* in the third part of the Dracula trilogy ''Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon'' you can read differenct documents you collect while playing the game. Besides the complete [[Literature/TheBible bible (in Latin, but translated when read)]] and the original novel ''Literature/{{Dracula}}''.
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* in the third part of the Dracula trilogy ''Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon'' you can read differenct documents you collect while playing the game. Besides Beside others the complete [[Literature/TheBible bible (in Latin, but translated when read)]] and the original novel ''Literature/{{Dracula}}''.
21st Feb '15 3:42:52 PM ChandlerC
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* in the third part of the Dracula trilogy ''Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon'' you can read differenct documents you collect while playing the game. Besides the complete [[Literature/TheBible bible (in Latin, but translated when read)]] and the original novel ''Literature/{{Dracula}}''.
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