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High Score!: The Illustrated History of Electronic Games

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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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Sophie Crane
Jul 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: video-games
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.
Roger Tavares
Aug 26, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: game-culture
A visual trip for the senses. Very nostalgic. Best value for the pics.
Jonathan S. Harbour
Jun 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: game
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).
Drew
Jul 24, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: crappers
Shelves: nonfiction
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.
Holden Linder
Oct 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
So much nostalgia!
Jamie
Jan 26, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book. It was fun reading about how video-games have evolved into the modern day, and how consolses and that have become how they are.
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