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"While other history books have covered the topic, Tristan Donovan's 500-page tome is the most wide-ranging history I've read."
"An amazing work. Comprehensive and wide ranging - yet engrossing and splendidly entertaining. If you read only one history of video games - Replay is it." --Eugene Jarvis, creator of Defender, Narc and Smash TV
"Tons of interviews with creators, a window into early US and Europe PC industry stuff I'd never read about before at all... very enjoyable and informative reading." --Christian Nutt, Gamasutra
"Tristan Donovan's account is the most comprehensive thus far...He details with great insight the people and events that led to what is the most powerful creative field today."
--Richard Garriott (aka Lord British), creator of the Ultima series
I can't think of a reason that you shouldn't go and order a copy of it immediately...If you enjoy reading about games, there's absolutely no way that you're not going to find spending quality time with this rewarding.
-- Kieron Gillen, Rock Paper Shotgun
Whether you grew up with your eyes glued to Adventure or Super Mario Bros, with your hand around a joystick or inside a Nintendo Power Glove, this is one history lesson worth its weight in quarters.
-- Rob Lott, Bookgasm
Striking a near-perfect balance between art and commerce, Replay is the most comprehensive history of videogames so far.
Tristan Donovan has written about video games for The Guardian, Edge, Game Developer, Stuff, The Gadget Show, GamesTM and many other publications. He lives in East Sussex, UK.
Replay: The History of Video Games
By Tristan Donovan
Donovan’s book is a historical tale of video games’ early and adolescent development. Read more
I bought this for my husband for Christmas and he was thrilled! He said the reading is heavy, but it is very full of historical info. Perfect for any die hard gamer.Published 21 months ago by kat hall ali
I actually enjoyed reading this from a business perspective, as so many of the early games were created and sold by small working partnerships - it's good to see how you can have... Read morePublished on 23 July 2013 by G. D. Kendall
I was searching for a book about the history of video games and after reading a few samples I plumped for this one. I haven't been disappointed. Read morePublished on 21 May 2012 by M. Sowden
This book brought back some good memories. But the background and history to the games and games companies is a real eye opener. I seriously couldn't put it down. Read morePublished on 31 Aug. 2011 by Mr. S. Bonser