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A brief history of video games

By: Stanton, Rich

Part of the Brief histories series
1472118804 / 9781472118806
Out of print
20 cm 368 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour)
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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, it shows how technological advances have transformed the first dots and dashes of bored engineers into sophisticated, responsive worlds that are endlessly captivating.

As thrilling and surprising as the games it describes, this is an indispensable read for anyone serious about the business of having fun.


TBX History of engineering & technology, UDX Computer games / online games: strategy guides

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