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    DescriptionFor devoted gamers as well as those interested in groundbreaking graphic design, this is the first, most comprehensive, and only critical guide ever published to video games. The video game has arrived as entertainment and as an art form. This is the first serious critical evaluation ever published of the best video games and is a testament to the medium's innovativeness and increasing emphasis on aesthetics. Organized chronologically and for all platforms (PC, Xbox, PlayStation, etc.) and covering all genres from the bold ("Grand Theft Auto "and "Halo") and dark ("Resident Evil" and "Silent Hill") to the spiritual ("Final Fantasy") and whimsical ("Legend of Zelda"), the book traces the video game from the rough early days of Pong to the latest visual fantasia.

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    1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Tony Mott, Preface by Peter Molyneux
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 960
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 66 mm
    Weight: 2,059 g
    ISBN 13: 9780789320902
    ISBN 10: 0789320908

    BIC E4L: COM
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S10.8
    BIC subject category V2: UDX
    B&T General Subject: 370
    Libri: I-GA
    Ingram Subject Code: GA
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 01
    B&T Merchandise Category: COM
    DC21: 794.8
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: GAM013000
    DC22: 794.8
    B&T Approval Code: A09709300
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16380
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    LC classification: GV1469.3 .A13 2010
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    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations, frontispiece
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    26 October 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Tony Mott is the longtime editor-in-chief of "Edge," the leading magazine review of the video game industry. With more than thirty years of experience, he draws on a wealth of expert and in-depth knowledge.
    Review quote
    "[This book] contains contributions by a handful of my favorite writers, so even though I haven't yet got a galley-glimpse of the finished product, I can just about guarantee it's going to be a good one. The book's already up for pre-order at Amazon, and, should you make your way chronologically through its list, probably will indeed just about last you all of your remaining years." BoingBoing.net"Compiled by an international team of critics, "1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die" is a collection of chronologically-ordered games from the 70s to 2010." Kotaku.com