I was there, and I can safely say that this book is the best of the best when it comes to picking out the ultimate systems and computers of the retro gaming years.
I'm almost speechless. You HAVE to check this thing out. The articles, the page layout, the selection of photographs. Absolutely brilliant. Let's face it, it would take volumes to cover all the machines that were out there in the 70s and 80s alone. This book distills the finest machines and most notable systems, without any chaff. That alone must have been a challenge for the writer.
I'm very impressed, and recommend this to any game enthusiast. Hell, you don't even have to be a game enthusiast -- just someone who remembers playing the odd video game from time to time. I'm serious -- this book will take you back there.
Now, if only someone would make the back-issues of the magazine Electronic Fun available. That would take care of the arcade side of video game history quite nicely.
This book will forever sit not far from my collection of 8 and 16-bit consoles and computers, so that this generation (and the next) can put it all into context.
Thanks Winnie Forster for making this book.