Classic Video Games: The Golden Age, 1971-1984

Classic Video Games: The Golden Age, 1971-1984

by Brian R. Eddy


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780747810421
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 03/20/2012
Series: Shire Library USA Series
Pages: 56
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

In the Beginning: An Industry is Launched (1971-1977)
Video Games Move to the Masses (1978-79)
A Phenomenon is Born (1980)
Fueling the Fire (1981)
The Peak of Industry (1982)
The Last Hurrah (1983)
The Crash: The End of the Fad (1984)

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