The Illustrated History of Videogames by: Simon Parkin

The Illustrated History of Videogames by: Simon Parkin

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The Illustrated History of Videogames by: Simon Parkin

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More than any other entertainment medium, video games offer the chance for us to actively participate in a world beyond the ordinary. Whether you are playing as a supersonic hedgehog, an abnormally athletic archeologist, a moustachioed Italian plumber, or any number of gravel-voiced space marines, video games allow their players to inhabit spaces where the usual parameters of existence do not apply. This book celebrates all of the things that make video games - the world's most popular pastime - unique.

The medium's history is chronicled here through the individual stories of 151 of the most iconic, groundbreaking and important video games yet conceived. Beginning in the early 1970s, when formative titles such as Computer Space and Pong brought video games into our streets and homes, the book charts five decades of the pixel revolution that saw a burgeoning industry flourish into a behemothic force at the heart of the cultural mainstream.

The story of each game is accompanied by trivia and memorable quotations, and illustrated with photographs, screenshots and artwork - as well as key information on where the game can be played today. There are also dedicated features on the systems that fire these games, with a look at the development of consoles from the Magnavox Odyssey to the Xbox 360 and beyond.

Examining key titles across all platforms, this celebratory and nostalgic reference, and up-to-date history, will enthral any video games aficionado.

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Item Details:

  • Reference #
  • 10626
  • Quantity
  • 2
  • Category
  • Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
  • Department
  • Antiques
  • Year
  • 2013
  • Country of Origin
  • USA
  • Dimensions
  • Width: 0 inch
  • Height: 0 inch
  • Depth: 0 inch
  • Weight: 3.75 pounds
  • Condition
  • New
  • Material
  • Hard Cover with dust jacket

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