Illustrated History of 151 Videogames

Illustrated History of 151 Videogames

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More than any other entertainment medium, videogames offer the chance for us to participate in a worldbeyond the ordinary. Whether you are playing as asupersonic hedgehog, an athletic archeologist, or amoustachioed Italian plumber, video games allow theirplayers to inhabit spaces where the usual parameters ofexistence do not apply. The medium's history ischronicled through the individual stories of 151 of themost iconic video games. Beginning in the early 1970s, the book charts five decades of the pixel revolution. Thestory of each game is accompanied by trivia andquotations, and illustrated with photographs, screenshotsand artwork. This celebratory reference, and up-to-datehistory, will enthral any video games aficionado. - Chronicles the history of gaming through an analysis of151 of the world's most-iconic and best-loved games - Expert analysis of the story of each game, accompaniedby fascinating trivia, memorable quotes, and informationon the year of publication and where the game can beplayed today - Includes titles across all platforms, including arcade, console, PC, online and handheld games - Charts five decades of video game evolution, fromComputer Space to Fez - Compulsively illustrated with over 1000 actionscreenshots, game artworks and photographs
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 223.52 x 284.48 x 27.94mm | 1,383.45g
  • Anness Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 500 photographs and screenshots
  • 0754823903
  • 9780754823902
  • 203,390

About Simon Parkin

Simon Parkin is an award-winning writer and journalist. Described by the New Statesman as "one of the most effortlessly masterful voices in video game writing" he has contributed to The New York, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, Edge magazine and many others over the past decade, writing both criticism and journalism from the front-lines of video game culture.
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