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Game Machines Paperback – 2011

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Product details

  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Enati Media; 1st edition (2011)
  • ASIN: B008U8F0UE
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,007,484 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The history of computer and videogames in detailed chapters, tables and over 700 exclusive photos. Printed in color throughout, Game Machines 1972-2012 is the reference book for every gamer and anyone interested in the history of computer entertainment. Following the success of the sold-out first edition, this updated and extended volume presents classic videogame consoles, handhelds and home computers along with classic software in all of its pixelated glory. From Atari 2600 to Nintendo 3DS, from Apple II to iPhone: among the almost 500 gaming systems covered are million-sellers and exotic variants, dream machines and bizarre oddities. Previous international editions of Game Machines have been recognized as 'a thrilling journey' (Official PlayStation Magazine), 'very entertaining' (IDG GameStar, Germany) and 'recommended reading' (c't, Germany). Now the vastly extended and revised 2nd English-language edition invites you on a voyage through the videogame ages - from ancient 4-bit times to the era of HD graphics and gaming networks.

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Having brought the first edition for my nephew for Christmas I found myself not being able to put the book down and turning into a geek. So imagine my delight when I found it had been updated to a second edition right up to 2011/12. It arrived and I haven't put it down since. Possibly the best read in my life, maybe a bit sad but it's a great book. The stunning pictures and information provided is amazing. Yeah it's expensive but the amount of time and effort the writer must have put into making it justifies the price. I certainly wouldn't mind paying even more for it. If you love gaming then there's no way you won't love this book. Buy it now, go on you won't regret it.
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