The video game explosion: a history from PONG to Playstation and beyond

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Seventeen international academics, researchers, independent scholars, and documentary filmmakers contribute 42 chapters to a text suitable for both students and general readers interested in video game history. Following an introductory overview of what video games are, where they come from, and what influenced their development, subsequent chapters examine the formative years before 1985, when games evolved from a novelty into an industry; the industry's crash in the mid-1980s; the period from 1985-1994, when the success of the Nintendo Entertainment System revitalized the industry; the period from 1995 to the present, which has seen the rise of another generation of powerful home game systems--PlayStation, Sega Saturn, Nintendo 64--and the growth of online role-playing games; the video game design process; the development of graphics and sound in games; and video games' relationship with other media. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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