The Ultimate History of Video Games

The Ultimate History of Video Games

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Inside the Games You Grew Up with but Never Forgot With all the whiz, bang, pop, and shimmer of a glowing arcade. The Ultimate History of Video Games reveals everything you ever wanted to know and more about the unforgettable games that changed the world, the visionaries who made them, and the fanatics who played them. From the arcade to television and from the PC to the handheld device, video games have entraced kids at heart for nearly 30 years. And author and gaming historian Steven L. Kent has been there to record the craze from the very beginning. This engrossing book tells the incredible tale of how this backroom novelty transformed into a cultural phenomenon. Through meticulous research and personal interviews with hundreds of industry luminaries, you'll read firsthand accounts of how yesterday's games like Space Invaders, Centipede, and Pac-Man helped create an arcade culture that defined a generation, and how today's empires like Sony, Nintendo, and Electronic Arts have galvanized a multibillion-dollar industry and a new generation of games. Inside, you'll discover: AmThe video game that saved Nintendo from bankruptcy AmThe serendipitous story of Pac-Man's design AmThe misstep that helped topple Atari's $2 billion-a-year empire AmThe coin shortage caused by Space Invaders AmThe fascinating reasons behind the rise, fall, and rebirth of Sega AmAnd much more! Entertaining, addictive, and as mesmerizing as the games it chronicles, this book is a must-have for anyone who's ever touched a joystick. From the Trade Paperback edition.Sony provided an extensive library with PlayStation.The library woulddo alot of the work, but with PlayStation 2, there isno library. Weneed to create our own library, which posesits own set of problems in that there are so many choices toanbsp;...

Title:The Ultimate History of Video Games
Author:Steven Kent
Publisher:Three Rivers Press - 2010-06-16


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