The Video Games Guide
From Pong to Playstation 3, Over Forty Years of Computer and Video GamesBook - 2006
At last, the video game equivalent of the film guide is here! Six years in the making, The Video Games Guide is a lovingly compiled A to Z bible of the good, the bad and the obscure from over forty years of video gaming. Packed with engaging and insightful reviews, choice nuggets of trivia and displaying a true passion and knowledge of its subject, the guide also includes full-colour screenshots of every five-star rated game. This colour section shows a 'visual timeline' of video games, allowing fans to track the wondrous progress of game graphics from 1962's Spacewar right through to the present day. Cross-referenced appendices detail the best-known game designers, a full year-by-year listing of consoles and computers, a chronological list of all the games included in the guide and information about major gaming awards, making The Video Games Guide a truly essential reference book for the gaming fan and industry professional alike. From Pong to PlayStation 3, it is both an archive and a celebration of all the games that have enthralled, challenged and entertained us through the years.
Publisher: London : Boxtree, 2006.
Branch Call Number: 794.8 FOX
Characteristics: 550 pages, 30 unnumbered pages of plates :,color illustrations ;,23 cm