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The art of video games : from Pac-Man to mass effect

Author: Chris Melissinos; Patrick O'Rourke
Publisher: New York : Welcome Books, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The forty-year history of the video game industry, the medium has undergone staggering development, fueled not only by advances in technology but also by an insatiable quest for richer play and more meaningful experiences. From the very beginning, with the introduction of the Magnavox Odyssey in 1972, countless individuals became enthralled by a new world opened before them, one in which they could control and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
History
Exhibitions
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Melissinos; Patrick O'Rourke
ISBN: 9781599621104 159962110X 9781599621098 1599621096
OCLC Number: 740631156
Notes: Published to coincide with the Art of Video Games exhibition, which runs from March 16 to September 30, 2012, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C.
Description: 215 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Start!. Atari VCS : Combat ; Space invaders ; Pitfall! ; Pac-Man --
Colecovision : Donkey Kong ; Zaxxon ; Star trek: strategic operations simulator ; Pitfall II: lost caverns --
Intellivision : Star strike ; Advanced Dungeons & dragons ; TRON: maze-a-Tron ; Utopia --
8-bit. Commodore 64 : Jumpman ; Attack of the mutant camels ; Sid Meier's Pirates ; The bard's tale III: thief of fate --
Nintendo Entertainment System : The legend of Zelda ; 1943: the battle of Midway ; Desert commander ; Super Mario Brothers 3 --
Sega Master System : Marble madness ; Phantasy star ; After burner ; Spy vs. spy --
Bit wars!. Sega Genesis : Dune II ; Phantasy star IV ; Gunstar heroes ; Earthworm Jim --
Super NES : Super Mario world ; The legend of Zelda: a link to the past ; Star fox ; SimCity --
Transition. DOS/Windows : DOOM II ; Fallout ; StarCraft ; Diablo II --
Nintendo 64 : Super Mario 64 ; Star fox 64 ; The legend of Zelda: the ocarina of time ; Worms armageddon --
Sega Dreamcast : Sonic adventure ; Shenmue ; ChuChu rocket! ; Rez --
Sega Saturn : SimCity 2000 ; Panzer dragoon II: zwei ; Panzer dragoon saga ; Tomb raider --
Sony Playstation : Final fantasy VII ; Metal gear solid ; Einhänder ; Final fantasy tactics --
Next generation. Microsoft Xbox : Tom Clancy's Splinter cell ; Fable ; Panzer dragoon orta ; Halo 2 --
Microsoft Xbox 360 : Mass effect 2 ; Lord of the rings: the battle for Middle-Earth II ; BioShock ; Geometry wars: retro evolved 2 --
Modern Windows : Flow ; Portal ; Fallout 3 ; Minecraft --
Nintendo Gamecube : The legend of Zelda: the wind waker ; Metroid prime 2: echoes ; Pikmin 2 ; Star fox: assault --
Nintendo Wii : The legend of Zelda: twilight princess ; Zack & Wiki: quest for Barbaros' treasure ; Super Mario galaxy 2 ; Boom blox --
Sony Playstation 2 : Metal gear solid 2: sons of liberty ; Gradius V ; Shadow of the Colossus ; Okami --
Sony Playstation 3 : Uncharted 2: among thieves ; Heavy rain ; Brütal legend ; Flower --
Interviews. Nolan Bushnell --
Steve Cartwright --
Don Daglow --
Ron Gilbert --
Kevin Bachus --
Tommy Tallarico --
Warren Spector --
R.J. Mical --
Jane Pinckard --
Jon-Paul Dyson --
Jen MacLean --
Chris Charla --
Jesse Schell --
Robin Hunicke --
Tim Schafer.
Responsibility: Chris Melissinos & Patrick O'Rourke.

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