NES Oddities & the Homebrew Revolution & Nintendo Entertainment System Compendium: Video Game Books

Created by Jeffrey Wittenhagen

NES Oddities & the Homebrew Revolution & Nintendo Entertainment System Compendium: Video Game Books
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Latest Updates from Our Project:

Update on Things
8 days ago – Tue, Sep 12, 2017 at 04:46:25 PM

Those of you who have been following along at or on the Hagen's Alley Books Facebook Page already know this, but I wanted to post an update here too...

NES Oddities was sent out 100% to all single book backers and to those who opted for early shipping.

The Nintendo Entertainment System Compendium is currently shipping to me and I should hopefully have the books by the end of the month. The advance copy arrived, which I did a live stream of, and it looks amazing!

The Best of NES Homebrew Box Set artwork has been finished now and was sent over to the box creator who is currently assembling them. Once I get those in the mail, I will send those out ASAP, which means you will get your books separately.

The Custom Consoles and Controllers from CK Signs were completed and he will be mailing those directly to backers, again separately from the books.

Finally, the Leather Covers and the Leather Bound Tome will both take some time. The Leather Covers are currently being worked on by Artisan Leather, but they are time consuming. With the Tome, I have to have both books in hand before I can send them to the bindery.

Let me know if I missed anything!

Jeffrey Wittenhagen

NES Oddities Books are in!
about 2 months ago – Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 07:14:33 AM

The NES Oddities books are in and shipping will begin on Monday as this weekend I'll be at Replay FX in Pittsburgh. If you are local to that area and/or are attending the convention you can get your book there too, plus bonus treats!

You can check out the quality and more about the content here.

Also, the Nintendo Compendium book is fully edited and off to the printing company. If you backed both books and want your Oddities book early, let me know.

Thanks for the support and also check out the "Cool Ass Items Club" I started too.

V/R Jeffrey Wittenhagen

NES Oddities Shipping and Compendium Progress Update
3 months ago – Mon, Jul 03, 2017 at 03:18:06 PM

I've been busy over here with the madness that is getting these books done. Here is a status update:

NES Oddities & the Homebrew Revolution

The books are completely printed and clearing customs currently. Talking with the printing company last Friday, they are estimating that I have the books in hand by the end of the month. While this has been taking a bit longer than expected, I showed off the advanced copy they sent me last month on a Facebook live stream and they look amazing! You can follow along at

These books are extremely solid, just like my previous ones, however I have added in extra upgrades and bonuses as a small thank you for your support. Once the books get here, I'll ship out single book backers and those that paid to get the book earlier. That being said, what about the Compendium?

The Nintendo Entertainment System Compendium

The NES Compendium is now finished and being submitted for proofs this week! That being said, if you want to get a proof copy let me know so I can gauge how many to order, the cost is the same $40 plus shipping as the original but it is paperback and hasn't been edited. That being said, if all goes well at the current shipping speed, I should have the Compendiums in hand for fulfillment in mid-September. 

Final Thoughts

The shipping has been taking a little longer, but the bar has been raised. Also, keep in mind that VGBS is entering it's final few days, so if you haven't check it out please do!

That's all for today and thanks for your continued support!


Jeffrey Wittenhagen

NES Oddities Editing Done and Printing in Process!
4 months ago – Wed, May 17, 2017 at 11:52:12 AM

Last weekend I finished the manually editing of the NES Oddities & the Homebrew Revolution book and now have implemented all those changes/submitted to get printed!

The process will take a month or so until I get all of the books in hand to ship out to everyone (NES Oddities and Early Shipping Backers to start), however during that time frame I will be finishing up the NES Compendium book so that one is done by June/July and ready to start the 1-2 month manual editing/printing process. That being said...

I have individually e-mailed each contributor to the Compendium so try to get those personal stories to me as soon as you can. The quicker I get them all, the faster I can get the book publishing process started. The due date for story submissions will be June 15th, which this is the first time I have posted that. So please get your stories in by then or sooner.


Jeffrey Wittenhagen

NES Oddities & the Homebrew Revolution Proof Opportunity
5 months ago – Sat, Apr 29, 2017 at 04:26:23 PM

The Book is done and getting submitted for the proofing on Monday!

For the first time with a book release, the proofs are going to have a variant cover from the regular release. I am using a rough Black & White cover from Philo Barnhart for the proof copies and, to my knowledge, they are going to be paperback. 

Proof Cover
Proof Cover

Keep in mind that with these proofs that I use my copy for the editing and for checking the image quality. That means that there won't be many of these created as I'm just doing these based on the demand. So if you are interested in getting a copy, shoot me an e-mail or a message ASAP!


Jeffrey Wittenhagen