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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.
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