The Ultimate History of Video Games

The Ultimate History of Video Games

From Pong to Pokemon, the Story Behind the Craze That Touched Our Lives and Changed the World

Streaming Audiobook - 2015 | Unabridged.
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With all the whiz, bang, pop, and shimmer of a glowing arcade. The Ultimate History of Video Games reveals everything you ever wanted to know and more about the unforgettable games that changed the world, the visionaries who made them, and the fanatics who played them. From the arcade to television and from the PC to the handheld device, video games have entraced kids at heart for nearly 30 years. And author and gaming historian Steven L. Kent has been there to record the craze from the very beginning. This engrossing book tells the incredible tale of how this backroom novelty transformed into a cultural phenomenon. Through meticulous research and personal interviews with hundreds of industry luminaries, you'll read firsthand accounts of how yesterday's games like Space Invaders, Centipede, and Pac-Man helped create an arcade culture that defined a generation, and how today's empires like Sony, Nintendo, and Electronic Arts have galvanized a multibillion-dollar industry and a new generation of games. Inside, you'll discover:
Publisher: [United States] : Author's Republic, 2015.
Made available through hoopla, 2015.
Edition: Unabridged.
Branch Call Number: Internet Access
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 streaming audio file (20hr., 24 min.)) :,digital.
Additional Contributors: Woren, Dan
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