Bob Whitehead

Bob Whitehead

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Bob Whitehead is a game designer and programmer. He is a renowned pioneer and entrepreneur of the video game industry, having been instrumental in forming two video game developers. One, Activision, was the first third-party video game developer. Whitehead worked for Atari in the late 1970s developing games for the Atari 2600 (or VCS for Video Computer System). There he developed several games, including a VCS implementation of Chess, a feat many other programmers considered impossible for the system. Eventually he and others felt that they were not receiving fair compensation for their work, specifically, Atari refused to include credits for the developers in their games. Whitehead and a few other colleagues (Alan Miller, David Crane and Larry Kaplan) left and co-founded Activision, the first third-party video game developer.
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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • United States
  • English
  • 613657814X
  • 9786136578149