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An Illustrated History of 151 Video Games (Hardcover)

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Whether you are playing as a supersonic hedgehog, an athletic archeologist, or a moustachioed Italian plumber, video games allow their players to inhabit spaces where the usual parameters of existence do not apply. The medium's history is chronicled through the individual stories of 151 of the most iconic video games. Beginning in the early 1970s, the book charts five decades of the pixel revolution. The story of each game is accompanied by trivia and quotations, and illustrated with photographs, screenshots and artwork. This celebratory reference and history, newly updated, will enthrall any video games aficionado.

About the Author

Simon Parkin is an award-winning writer and journalist. Described by the New Statesman as "one of the most effortlessly masterful voices in video game writing" he has contributed to The New Yorker, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, Edge magazine and many others, from the frontline of video game culture.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780754823902
ISBN-10: 0754823903
Publisher: Lorenz Books
Publication Date: January 7th, 2014
Pages: 256
Language: English