The Driving Games Manual

Haynes Publishing

For Immediate Release

João Diniz Sanches

Foreword by Brunno Senna

Publication: Out Now, RRP:£19.99, Format: Hardback, ISBN: 978 1 84425 526 9

"It has been an honour to write the foreword for this exciting new book, and in looking over what has been an incredible ride. I'm just hoping my success on the track matches my in-game success!"

Bruno Senna (GP2 racer and Ayrton Senna's nephew)

The Driving Games Manual celebrates four decades of a video game genre that first screeched onto the scene in 1974 and has yet to show any signs of slowing down. This is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of driving video games, featuring more than 450 screenshots, images and illustrations. The Driving Games Manual is the ultimate guide to this hugely popular sector of video gaming, taking readers on a nostalgic ride detailing 50 of the most notable driving video games ever released, and covering more than 700 driving titles released over 44 formats for both the arcade and home. It also provides practical advice on driver and track techniques, from racing lines, overtaking and car control for circuit, rally and drift categories, as well as offering advice on the fundamentals of car set-up.

So strap yourself in for a drive that turns the ignition switch for the game that started it all, Gran Trak 10, and still has its foot flat on the floor by the time it reaches latest titles like Race Driver: GRID - overtaking classics such as Pole Position, OutRun, Formula One Grand Prix, Daytona USA, Sega Rally Championship, Gran Turismo, Colin McRae Rally and many more along the way.

Author João Diniz Sanches is a freelance writer/journalist with a passion for all forms of video gaming and motorsport. He has since 1997 written extensively about video gaming, and is a former editor of Edge magazine. He is also an active kart racer and the author of Haynes' Karting Manual.

For more information, to arrange an interview with the author or to request competition copies, please contact Chris Wall at Eventageous PR on 01452 886382 or email chris@eventspr.co.uk


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