The Ultimate History of Video Games: From Pong to Pokémon and Beyond : the Story Behind the Craze that Touched Our Lives and Changed the World
Prima Pub., 2001 - 608 páginas
The definitive behind-the-scenes history of the dawn of video games and their rise into a multibillion-dollar business
"For industry insiders and game players alike, this book is a must-have."--Mark Turmell, designer for Midway Games and creator of NBA Jam, NFL Blitz, and WrestleMania
With all the whiz, bang, pop, and shimmer of a glowing arcade, volume 1 of 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. Starting in arcades then moving to televisions and handheld devices, the video game invasion has entranced kids and the young at heart for nearly fifty years. And gaming historian Steven L. Kent has been there to record the craze from the very beginning.
The Ultimate History: Volume 1 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, Kent chronicles 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
- the video game that saved Nintendo from bankruptcy
Entertaining, addictive, and as mesmerizing as the games it chronicles, this book is a must-have for anyone who's ever touched a joystick.
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LibraryThing ReviewReseña de usuario - Paul_S - LibraryThing
Ultimate history of *console* games (in the second millennium). As always, it's all about that crucial nintendo vs sega battle. Here, in Europe, no one gave a crap. Leer reseña completa
LibraryThing ReviewReseña de usuario - renbedell - LibraryThing
A very interesting look at the history of video game companies. I really enjoyed learning about how many of these companies got their start and the troubles they may have had. The book goes very deep ... Leer reseña completa
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