A Brief History of Video Games

by Richard Stanton

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This Brief History provides a unique look at the history and culture of video games, starting with the 1960s classics like Pong to modern favorites such as Grand Theft Auto V and Bioshock. Focusing on creative and scientific advances between 1962 and today, A Brief History of Video Games offers...
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Published By Running Press Adult

Format Paperback

Category

Number Of Pages 288

Publication Date 07/14/2015

ISBN 9780762456154

Dimensions 5.5 inches x 7.75 inches


Illustrated with full-color photography and screenshots on virtually every page, A Brief History of Video Games: The Evolution of a Global Industry is a researched, plain-spoken, and thoroughly accessible chronicle of video games as a pop culture phenomenon turned major creative industry. From the earliest arcade games, to the rise and fall of Atari, the industry resurrection driven by Nintendo, the proliferation of handheld systems, the more recent surge in mobile (smartphone) gaming, and more, A Brief History of Video Games is an edifying whirlwind tour of market forces, creative geniuses, and spectacular business successes and failures. [a] "must-read" for serious minded game historians and curious video game connoisseurs alike!
--Midwest Book Review