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Grand thieves & tomb raiders : how British video games conquered the world

Author: Magnus Anderson; Rebecca Levene
Publisher: London : Aurum, 2012.
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'Grand Thieves & Tomb Raiders' tells the amazing secret history of British video games. It's a story of local talent bursting onto the international stage, and of a generation of brilliant bedroom programmers whose creations swept them to unimagined riches.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Magnus Anderson; Rebecca Levene
ISBN: 9781845137045 1845137043
OCLC Number: 775029637
Description: xii, 339 pages, [8] pages of plates : color illustrations, color portraits ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Emerging from the MUD --
2. BASIC Differences --
3. We bought It to help with your homework --
4. Pro-Am games --
5. Brave new worlds --
6. Technical failures --
7. Wandering creatures --
8. How to crack the console market --
9. Lost properties --
10. Lara --
11. Hit and run --
12. Small victories.
Other Titles: Grand thieves and tomb raiders
Responsibility: by Magnus Anderson and Rebecca Levene.
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Grand Thieves & Tomb Raiders reveals how the unique history of British computing led to some of the greatest games of all time.  Read more...

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'This fascinating book colourfully presents the UK's gaming origins in the nerd bedrooms of the 1980s before the stories behind our greatest electronic exports roll on in.' Xbox 360 'A new and Read more...

 
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