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Vintage game consoles : an inside look at Apple, Atari, Commodore, Nintendo, and the greatest gaming platforms of all time

Author: Bill Loguidice; Matt Barton
Publisher: New York : Focal Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Vintage Game Consoles tells the story of the most influential videogame platforms of all time, including the Apple II, Commodore 64, Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy, Sega Genesis, Sony PlayStation, and many more. It uncovers the details behind the consoles, computers, handhelds, and arcade machines that made videogames possible. Drawing on extensive research and the authors' own lifelong experience with  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Loguidice; Matt Barton
ISBN: 9780415856003 0415856000 9780203728314 0203728319
OCLC Number: 859170271
Description: xix, 348 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: [pt. 1.] Generation one (1971-1984) : Arcade (1971) ; Apple II (1977) ; Atari 2600 VCS (1977) ; Atari 8-bit (1979) ; Mattel Intellivision (1979) ; PC DOS computers (1981) ; Commodore 64 (1982) ; Coleco ColecoVision (1982) --
[pt. 2.] Generation two (1985-1994) : Nintendo Entertainment system (1985) ; Commodore Amiga (1985) ; Sega Genesis (1989) ; Nintendo Game Boy (1989) ; Nintendo Super NES (1991) --
Generation three (1995-2001) : PC Windows computers (1995) ; Sony PlayStation (1995) ; Nintendo 64 (1996) ; Sega Dreamcast (1999) ; Sony PlayStation 2 (2000) ; Microsoft Xbox (2001) ; Nintendo GameCube (2001).
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"Vintage Game Consoles tells the story of the most influential videogame platforms of all time, including the Apple II, Commodore 64, Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy, Sega Genesis, Sony PlayStation, and many more. It uncovers the details behind the consoles, computers, handhelds, and arcade machines that made videogames possible. Drawing on extensive research and the authors' own lifelong experience with videogames, Vintage Game Consoles explores each system's development, history, fan community, its most important games, and information for collectors and emulation enthusiasts. It also features hundreds of exclusive full-color screenshots and images that help bring each system's unique story to life. Vintage Game Consoles is the ideal book for gamers, students, and professionals who want to know the story behind their favorite computers, handhelds, and consoles, without forgetting about why they play in the first place -- the fun!" --Publisher description.

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