GameSpite's third quarterly issue takes the form of a huge encyclopedia of 8-bit videogame characters spanning three decades and systems as varied as the arcade, the NES, and the ZX Spectrum. A complete listing of contents is available at http://www.gamespite.net/toastywiki/index.php/Site/GSQ3TableOfContents
The Standard edition is 280 pages of content and is available only in paperback. It's all the tongue-in-cheek biographies of forgotten fictional characters a growing nerd could ever need.
The site currently hosted at GameSpite.net has been online in various incarnations since 1996, although it's only in the past few years that it's become a home to smart, incisive critiques by a loosely-associated team of writers.
The Anatomy of Mega Man, Vol. I Paperback Published September 01, 2014
The Anatomy of Mega Man, Vol. I Hardcover Published September 01, 2014
The Anatomy of Metroid, Vol. I (Pocket) Published April 06, 2014
The Anatomy of Super Mario, Vol. I (Pocket Ed.) Published April 05, 2014
The Anatomy of Metroid, Vol. II (Pocket) Published April 04, 2014
The Anatomy of Metroid, Vol. II (Hardcover) Published April 03, 2014
The Anatomy of Metroid, Vol. II (Paperback) Published April 03, 2014
GameSpite Presents: The Anatomy of Metroid Vol. I Published January 11, 2014