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The ultimate history of video games : from Pong to Pokémon and beyond : the story behind the craze that touched our lives and changed the world

Author: Steve L Kent
Publisher: Roseville, Calif. : Prima Pub., ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Traces the history and development of video games, providing information on the first games, influential developers, how the games have changed over the years, and the most popular games.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kent, Steve L.
Ultimate history of video games.
Roseville, Calif. : Prima Pub., ©2001
(OCoLC)606605469
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve L Kent
ISBN: 0761536434 9780761536437
OCLC Number: 47254175
Description: xvi, 608 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword by Peter Molyneux --
Acknowledgments --
Timeline --
The World Before Pong --
Forgotten Fathers --
Father of the Industry --
And Then There Was Pong --
The King and Court --
The Jackals --
"Could You Repeat That Two More Times?" --
Strange Bedfellows --
The Return of Bushnell --
The Golden Age (Part 1: 1979-1980) --
The Golden Age (Part 2: 1981-1983) --
The Battle for the Home --
A Case of Two Gorillas --
The Fall --
The Aftermath --
Album Covers --
We Tried to Keep from Laughing --
The Seeds of Competition --
The Birth of Sega --
The New Empire --
The Legal Game --
The Year of Hardware --
Run for the Money --
The War --
Moral Kombat --
The "Next" Generation (Part 1) --
The "Next" Generation (Part 2) --
The Mainstream and All Its Perils --
And the Cycle Continues --
Three Horses and a Pony.
Responsibility: Steven L. Kent ; [foreword by Peter Molyneux].

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Traces the history and development of video games, providing information on the first games, influential developers, how the games have changed over the years, and the most popular games.

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