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Classic Video Games: The Golden Age 1971Â?1984
     

Classic Video Games: The Golden Age 1971Â?1984

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by Brian R. Eddy
 

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In the early 1970s, video arcade games sprung to life in the form of Pong, Space Invaders, Asteroids, and Pac-Man, and if you were lucky enough to have an Atari system you could play Frogger or Galaga at home. By the 1980s, arcade and video games were entrenched as a pop culture phenomenon and were ubiquitous. But as quickly as the form took flight it began to change

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In the early 1970s, video arcade games sprung to life in the form of Pong, Space Invaders, Asteroids, and Pac-Man, and if you were lucky enough to have an Atari system you could play Frogger or Galaga at home. By the 1980s, arcade and video games were entrenched as a pop culture phenomenon and were ubiquitous. But as quickly as the form took flight it began to change with the advent of hand-held games and more sophisticated home-gaming. Brian Eddy here traces the evolution of arcade video games, giving readers an inside look at the stratospheric rise-and transformation-of the industry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781782001003
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
07/20/2012
Series:
Shire Library USA , #639
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
56
File size:
10 MB

Meet the Author

Brian R. Eddy is a technology consultant with Rand McNally. Previously, he was executive director and producer with Midway Home Entertainment, Inc., where he also served as a programmer and designer for Midway Games. Eddy designed several of the most popular and influential pinball machines of the 1990s, including Attack From Mars and Medieval Madness. He also was the programmer on several other influential machines, including FunHouse, The Machine: Bride of Pin*Bot, and Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure. After the closure of Midway's pinball division in 1999, Eddy moved to Midway's video game division, where he worked on Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy and several games in the Mortal Kombat franchise. Eddy's pinball machines consistently rank in the top 10, both in popularity and in the highest prices paid for pinball machines.

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Classic Video Games: The Golden Age, 1971-1984 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If it was 1985 it would of included super mario bros
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