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Dillon, Roberto
The golden age of video games : the birth of a multi-billion dollar industry / Roberto Dillon
Boca Raton, FL : A K Peters/CRC Press, c2011
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  GV1469.3 .D55 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Video games -- History
Electronic games -- History
Computer games -- History
Video games industry
Physical Description xxvi, 183 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Note "With a foreword by Ted Dabney"--on cover
"An A. K. Peters book"--t.p
Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-172) and index
Contents Machine generated contents note: Part I -- The Beginning -- The Firs: Commercial Game and the First Home Console -- Atari, Pong, and the Jackals -- Pong Goes Home -- Home Consoles -- Meanwhile, in Japan... -- Computers Go Home Too! -- Games That Pushed Boundaries I -- Part II -- 1983: The Crash -- Computers, Computers, Computers -- Atari and Commodore: from Here, Where? -- Nintendo Gives Consoles an Extra Life: the NES, ROB, and Super Mario -- New Competition: the Sega Master System -- Games That Pushed Boundaries II -- Part III -- The Beginning of a New Era -- New Generations with Some of the Same Old Problems -- 1991: Sony and Nintendo? -- The PC Becomes Gaming Mature -- Games That Pushed Boundaries III -- Epilogue -- Game Over -- Press Start to Continue
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"--Provided by publisher

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