Tu le crois ça ? Julien Chièze - 2013

History of videogames (biography)

Tu le crois ça ?

Author(s) : Julien Chièze
Editor : Editions Pix'n Love
Publication date : 06-29-2013
Language : french French

The biography of Alain Huyghues -Lacour, a famous french journalist specialized in videogames, better known as "AHL." This book tells us the quite unusual life of a young musician who ended up being a videogame journalist, with unique in-between jobs such as being the personal secretary of the singer Demis Roussos. This book is divided in very short chapters (4-8 pages) detailling both the musical career of Alain, and the career of AHL in the world of french videogaming press. And it's a world that AHL knows quite well, as he has been a journalist for Tilt, then the editor-in-chief of Joystick, Joypad, Mega Force, Nintendo Magazine and Console+, and he is now a member of The book delivers many interesting trivia and funny stories. The author of the book, Julien Chièze, managed to capture and share both the "simple & direct" style of AHL and his passion for videogames. My only complaint would be that the main book story is regularly "halted" by chapters where AHL tells us about his favorite games or consoles, but it doesn't change the fact that this book tells us a very interesting story. A captivating and rare book about the history of the videogaming press in France.

Keywords : AHL, biography, press, france, joystick, joypad, console+, tilt