Video Games: A Retro-Spective

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Category: Computing & information technology

Book Format: Hardback

Publisher: Abbeville Press

ISBN: 9780789214850

RRP: $85.00


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A spectacular visual history of video games from 1958 to the present. In the past sixty-five years, video games have evolved from primitive computer-lab experiments into one of the world’s most popular forms of entertainment and-many would say-an important new art form. Video Games traces every step of this fascinating journey, from Pong to the Atari 2600; to the 8-bit and 16-bit consoles; to Wolfenstein 3D and Doom; to Playstation and Xbox; to MMORPGs; to Minecraft and Fortnite; to Twitch streaming. The lively text gives equal attention to the games, the gaming platforms, and the personalities and subcultures of the gaming world. It is illustrated throughout with beautiful color photographs of mint-condition retro hardware and cartridges from one of the world’s finest collections, and with screenshots of classic games. Video Games is the perfect nostalgic gift for gamers of every generation. AUTHORS: Nicolo Mulas Marcello, a passionate historian of gaming, has assembled a 2,000-piece collection of vintage consoles, computers, video games, and memorabilia. He is president of the Insert Coin Association, which operated the Videogame Art Museum in Bologna. Alberto Bertolazzi is the author of numerous books on sports, technology, and other subjects. SELLING POINTS: . The first all-in-one illustrated history of video games, covering the games, the consoles, and the social phenomenon of gaming. . Illustrated with vintage consoles, cartridges, and other artifacts from the world-class collection of the Videogame Art Museum in Bologna. . Also includes screenshots of classic games The perfect gift for anyone who’s held onto their 8-bit NES

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