skip to content
Racing the beam : the Atari Video computer system Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Racing the beam : the Atari Video computer system

Author: Nick Montfort; Ian Bogost
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2009.
Series: Platform studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
This book offers a detailed and accessible study of this influential videogame console from both computational and cultural perspectives. Nick Montfort and Ian Bogost discuss the technical constraints and affordances of the system and track developments in programming, gameplay, interface, and aesthetics. --from publisher description.
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Montfort; Ian Bogost
ISBN: 026201257X 9780262012577
OCLC Number: 233798827
Description: xii, 180 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Stella --
Combat --
Adventure --
Pac-Man --
Yars' Revenge --
Pitfall! --
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back --
After the crash.
Series Title: Platform studies.
Responsibility: Nick Montfort and Ian Bogost.
More information:

Abstract:

A study of the relationship between platform and creative expression in the Atari VCS.  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

Montfort and Bogost's analysis is both technically detailed and historically contextualized, both informative and methodologically instructive. They write with a rigor and grace that future Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/233798827> # Racing the beam : the Atari Video computer system
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
   library:oclcnum "233798827" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/803149304#Place/cambridge_mass> ; # Cambridge, Mass.
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/mau> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/803149304#Topic/tv_spel> ; # Tv-spel
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/803149304#Topic/computerspiel_atari_computer> ; # Computerspiel--Atari (Computer)
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/803149304#Topic/spelprogrammering> ; # Spelprogrammering
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1166427> ; # Video games--Equipment and supplies
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/803149304#Topic/spielkonsole> ; # Spielkonsole
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh91001931> ; # Video games--Equipment and supplies
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/803149304#Topic/atari> ; # Atari
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/803149304#Topic/atari_computerspiel> ; # Atari--Computerspiel
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> ; # United States.
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh95003476> ; # Computer games--Programming
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/794.8/e22/> ;
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1166421> ; # Video games
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/803149304#Topic/computerspiel_geschichte> ; # Computerspiel--Geschichte
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/872114> ; # Computer games--Programming
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/803149304#Topic/video_games_united_states_history> ; # Video games--United States--History
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1745904> ; # Atari 2600 (Video game console)
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/803149304#Event/geschichte> ; # Geschichte.
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/85210141> ; # Ian Bogost
   schema:copyrightYear "2009" ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/91215644> ; # Nick Montfort
   schema:datePublished "2009" ;
   schema:description "Stella -- Combat -- Adventure -- Pac-Man -- Yars' Revenge -- Pitfall! -- Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back -- After the crash."@en ;
   schema:description "This book offers a detailed and accessible study of this influential videogame console from both computational and cultural perspectives. Nick Montfort and Ian Bogost discuss the technical constraints and affordances of the system and track developments in programming, gameplay, interface, and aesthetics. --from publisher description."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/803149304> ;
   schema:genre "History"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/803149304#Series/platform_studies> ; # Platform studies.
   schema:name "Racing the beam : the Atari Video computer system"@en ;
   schema:productID "233798827" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/233798827#PublicationEvent/cambridge_mass_mit_press_2009> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/803149304#Agent/mit_press> ; # MIT Press
   schema:url <http://bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&doc_number=018659293&line_number=0001&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA> ;
   schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0822/2008029410.html> ;
   schema:url <http://bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&local_base=BVB01&doc_number=018659293&line_number=0001&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780262012577> ;
   umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBA8E1062> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/233798827> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/803149304#Place/cambridge_mass> # Cambridge, Mass.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Cambridge, Mass." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/803149304#Series/platform_studies> # Platform studies.
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
   schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/233798827> ; # Racing the beam : the Atari Video computer system
   schema:name "Platform studies." ;
   schema:name "Platform studies" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/803149304#Topic/atari_computerspiel> # Atari--Computerspiel
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Atari--Computerspiel"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/803149304#Topic/computerspiel_atari_computer> # Computerspiel--Atari (Computer)
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Computerspiel--Atari (Computer)"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/803149304#Topic/computerspiel_geschichte> # Computerspiel--Geschichte
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Computerspiel--Geschichte"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh91001931> # Video games--Equipment and supplies
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Video games--Equipment and supplies"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh95003476> # Computer games--Programming
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Computer games--Programming"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1166421> # Video games
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Video games"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1166427> # Video games--Equipment and supplies
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Video games--Equipment and supplies"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> # United States.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "United States." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1745904> # Atari 2600 (Video game console)
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Atari 2600 (Video game console)"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/872114> # Computer games--Programming
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Computer games--Programming"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/85210141> # Ian Bogost
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Bogost" ;
   schema:givenName "Ian" ;
   schema:name "Ian Bogost" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/91215644> # Nick Montfort
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Montfort" ;
   schema:givenName "Nick" ;
   schema:name "Nick Montfort" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780262012577>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "026201257X" ;
   schema:isbn "9780262012577" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.