9781439873236

The Golden Age of Video Games: The Birth of a Multibillion Dollar Industry

  • ISBN 13:

    9781439873236

  • ISBN 10:

    1439873232

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 04/12/2011
  • Publisher: A. K. Peters

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Summary

This book focuses on the history of video games, consoles, and home computers from the very beginning until the mid-nineties, which started a new era in digital entertainment. The text features the most innovative games and introduces the pioneers who developed them. It offers brief analyses of the most relevant games from each time period. An epilogue covers the events and systems that followed this golden age while the appendices include a history of handheld games and an overview of the retro-gaming scene.

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