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High Score!: The Illustrated History of Electronic Games
From pinball to PlayStation, this photo-packed volume chronicles the history of electronic games--which has become both a billion dollar industry as well as a cultural phenomenon. Featuring hundreds of interviews with game creators and thousands of never-before-seen photos from the early days, this book honors the games that have captivated youngsters and the ...more
Paperback, 328 pages
Published April 27th 2002 by McGraw-Hill/Osborne Media
(first published January 1st 2002)
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One of the best books I have read on video game history. This provides a great overview and a perfect starting point for anyone wishing to learn about video games. The writing is to the point and is not editorial as some books on this subject can be. And the images are all high quality and expertly chosen again this is something that not all books on the subject have in there favour.
Great coffee table book that combines lots of images and screenshots with a lot of well-researched information about the history of electronic games, from the beginnings to the 1990s. I especially like that it doesn't just focus on video games like so many other books (i.e. arcade and console games), but indeed relates the history of electronic games. DeMaria even notes mainframe games, the oft-forgotten root of home computer games, and later editions add two appendices about U.K. and Japanese ...more
Fantastic romp through past video games and in full color. Absolutely a blast to flip through the pages and a great coffee table piece. p.s. I originally bought this book due to the author, Johnny Wilson who I enjoyed reading when he was doing Computer Gaming World (r.i.p.--the magazine, not the editor-in-chief).
The paramount bathroom book, High Score is a visual feast, with pictures of long-forgotten machines and games. There's also a personal twist to everything, as the author seems to love video games as much as his readers. It won't win the Pulitzer, but for what it is, it's great.
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