Vintage Game Consoles

Vintage Game Consoles

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Vintage Game Consoles tells the story of the most influential videogame platforms of all time, including the Apple II, Commodore 64, Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy, Sega Genesis, Sony PlayStation, and many more. It uncovers the details behind the consoles, computers, handhelds, and arcade machines that made videogames possible. Drawing on extensive research and the authorsa€™ own lifelong experience with videogames, Vintage Game Consoles explores each systema€™s development, history, fan community, its most important games, and information for collectors and emulation enthusiasts. It also features hundreds of exclusive full-color screenshots and images that help bring each systema€™s unique story to life. Vintage Game Consoles is the ideal book for gamers, students, and professionals who want to know the story behind their favorite computers, handhelds, and consoles, without forgetting about why they play in the first place a€“ the fun! Bill Loguidice is a critically acclaimed technology author who has worked on over a dozen books, including CoCo: The Colorful History of Tandya€™s Underdog Computer, written with Boisy G. Pitre. Hea€™s also the co-founder and Managing Director for the popular Website, Armchair Arcade. A noted videogame and computer historian and subject matter expert, Bill personally owns and maintains well over 400 different systems from the 1970s to the present day, including a large volume of associated materials. Matt Barton is an associate professor of English at Saint Cloud State University in Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where he lives with his wife Elizabeth. Hea€™s the producer of the qMatt Chat, q a weekly YouTube series featuring in-depth interviews with notable game developers. In addition to the original Vintage Games, which he co-authored with Bill, hea€™s author of Dungeons a Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games and Honoring the Code: Conversations with Great Game Designers.The only major holdout was Electronic Arts, who was dubious that Microsoft would really have their back if the Xbox flopped in the marketplace. ... was a Day One launch title, it would be the killer-est killer app since Halo 1 on OG Xbox. Still a likely system-seller.a€ While sales for the Xbox were understandably dismal in Japan, it was a hit nearly everywhere else, especially after its first major price drop inanbsp;...

Title:Vintage Game Consoles
Author: Bill Loguidice, Matt Barton
Publisher:CRC Press - 2014-02-24

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