Ultimate History Video Games

Ultimate History Video GamesInside the Games You Grew Up with but Never ForgotWith 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 …

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A Brief History Of Video Games: From Atari to Virtual Reality (Brief Histories)

A Brief History Of Video Games: From Atari to Virtual Reality (Brief Histories)From the first wood-panelled Pong machines in California to the masterpieces of engineering that now sit in countless homes all over the world, A Brief History of Video Games reveals the vibrant history and culture of interactive entertainment. Above all, this is a book about the games – how the experience of playing has developed from simple, repetitive beginnings into a cornucopia of genres and styles, at once utterly immersive and socially engaging. With full-colour illustrations throughout, …

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The Ultimate History of Video Games: from Pong to Pokemon and beyond…the story behind the craze that touched our lives and changed the world

The Ultimate History of Video Games: from Pong to Pokemon and beyond...the story behind the craze that touched our lives and changed the worldThe Art of Video Games “Published in cooperation with the Smithsonian American Art Museum.” Full descriptionInside the Games You Grew Up with but Never ForgotWith 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, vi…

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Game On!: Video Game History from Pong and Pac-Man to Mario, Minecraft, and More

Game On!: Video Game History from Pong and Pac-Man to Mario, Minecraft, and MoreFind out about the fast and furious growth and evolution of video games (including how they are quickly taking over the world!) by looking at some of the most popular, innovative, and influential games ever, from Pong, the very first arcade game ever, to modern hits like Uncharted.Learn about the creators and inspiration (Mario was named after Nintendo’s landlord after he barged into a staff meeting demanding rent), discover historical trivia and Easter eggs (The developers of Halo 2 drank ove…

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A Brief History Of Video Games: From Atari to Virtual Reality (Brief Histories)

A Brief History Of Video Games: From Atari to Virtual Reality (Brief Histories)From the first wood-panelled Pong machines in California to the masterpieces of engineering that now sit in countless homes all over the world, A Brief History of Video Games reveals the vibrant history and culture of interactive entertainment. Above all, this is a book about the games – how the experience of playing has developed from simple, repetitive beginnings into a cornucopia of genres and styles, at once utterly immersive and socially engaging. With full-colour illustrations throughout, …

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A History of Video Games in 64 Objects

A History of Video Games in 64 ObjectsInspired by the groundbreaking A History of the World in 100 Objects, this book draws on the unique collections of The Strong museum in Rochester, New York, to chronicle the evolution of video games, from Pong to first-person shooters, told through the stories of dozens of objects essential to the field’s creation and development.Drawing on the World Video Game Hall of Fame’s unmatched collection of video game artifacts, this fascinating history offers an expansive look at the development of…

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From Pac-Man to Pop Music: Interactive Audio in Games and New Media

From Pac-Man to Pop Music: Interactive Audio in Games and New MediaInspired by the groundbreaking A History of the World in 100 Objects, this book draws on the unique collections of The Strong museum in Rochester, New York, to chronicle the evolution of video games, from Pong to first-person shooters, told through the stories of dozens of objects essential to the field’s creation and development.Drawing on the World Video Game Hall of Fame’s unmatched collection of video game artifacts, this fascinating history offers an expansive look at the development of…

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Arcadian

ArcadianA memoir of the great arcade games of the 1980s, Arcadian covers Space Invaders, Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, and just about all the greats….

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From Pac-Man to Pop Music: Interactive Audio in Games and New Media

From Pac-Man to Pop Music: Interactive Audio in Games and New MediaA memoir of the great arcade games of the 1980s, Arcadian covers Space Invaders, Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, and just about all the greats.Digital interactive audio is the future of audio in media – most notably video games, but also web pages, theme parks, museums, art installations and theatrical events. Despite its importance to contemporary multi-media, this is the first book that provides a framework for understanding the history, issues and theories surrounding interactive audio. Karen Collins p…

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