Gamertell offers a review of the recently released book, "Dungeons and Desktops: A History of Computer Role-Playing Games," by Matt Barton.
The book covers the history of computer role-playing games (CRPG) beginning with mainframe games up to modern MMORPGs, framing each evolution of the genre by historical style "Ages."
The reviewer describes the book as, "A great resource guide that proves to be an educational, insightful and enjoyable look at computer-based role-playing games. A surprisingly readable history book that will certainly inspire a new appreciation for a long-lived and much-loved genre. Despite the old school art cover, this book is suitable for any gamer."