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The Ultimate History of Video Games: From Pong to Pokemon and Beyond...The Story Behind the Craze that Touched Our Lives and Changed the World

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

Excellent book for gamers and non gamers alike!

The only reason I haven't given this book five stars is because I haven't finished it! However, this is definitely hard to put down once you start reading. Starting with the birth of pinball, the book gets into the early ages of video games starting with Baer and his 'p...
The only reason I haven't given this book five stars is because I haven't finished it! However, this is definitely hard to put down once you start reading. Starting with the birth of pinball, the book gets into the early ages of video games starting with Baer and his 'program'. Then it moves on to Atari and gets in depth with its history. From the unorthodox king Nolan Bushnell, aka the father of video games and his many princes (Steve Jobs of Apple, Al, Gene, and the many others), Atari built a multi million dollar empire from a garage out in Santa Clara. Read the exploits of a team that held business meetings in hot tubes, hired bikers to make their products, and started a revolution. Read then when Bushnell left to start Chuck E. Cheeses. However, if Atari isn't your bag, read about Nintendo and its never ending battle of controversy, how Sega, headquartered in Japan, has American roots, and the new systems of today and the Pokemon craze. Over 500 interviews of the top personalities in video games are packed in. Also, discussion of the top video games are here too. Though maybe it sounds like a history book, the stories are interesting and the book keeps you turning the pages and reading. The pictures aren't a bad addition to the book either! A good book for anyone interested in one of the biggest media revolutions. I highly recommend it.

posted by Anonymous on October 11, 2001

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

how is it bad i havent read it yet?

realy how is it bad i didnt read it please write back

posted by 5981431 on February 21, 2011

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  • Posted February 21, 2011

    how is it bad i havent read it yet?

    realy how is it bad i didnt read it please write back

    2 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2012

    People recomend

    If you are a girly-girl do not read this or you will start turning into a tomboy and if you are a tomboy you will stop having crushes like me i used to have a crush on john but i quit because i turned to a tomboy

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2012

    This book suks do not get it

    Just do not get it its not wirth it

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2011

    should be -999999999999999999999999999999 stars

    sucked like a egg

    1 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2011

    not cool

    it was a horibble book! WARNING DO NOT READ THIS BOOK!

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2013

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    Ok

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Pokemon

    Did you know that there is this new thing called the internet

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2013

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    J e rftjdj00000000000000000000000

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2013

    Samuri

    Advice boy, round one: make a book about a warrior.
    Scores:
    samuri - 3
    Advice boy - none
    See? I already win

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2013

    B

    Wow u guys have no life saing gym leaders are sexy what faggots you are

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2012

    TTHATS WHAT SHE SAID

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2012

    CastleCreeper

    This book is ok. You could get some of this infomation on YouTube, but other then that it's OK. Check out more of my reviews Minecraft and other things! : D

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