Classic Video Games: The Golden Age 1971-1984 (Shire Library USA)

Classic Video Games: The Golden Age 1971-1984 (Shire Library USA)


within the early Nineteen Seventies, video arcade video games sprung to lifestyles with the arrival of Pong and different coin-operated video games. inside of quite a few brief years, when you had 1 / 4, you may visit the video arcade and play house Invaders, Asteroids, or Pac-Man. in the event you have been fortunate sufficient to have an Atari procedure attached on your tv, you'll play Frogger or Galaga at domestic. via the early Nineteen Eighties, arcade and games have been entrenched as a popular culture phenomenon, with avid gamers spending hours in arcades racking up as many issues as attainable. Arcade video games have been far and wide: eating places, bowling alleys, shops, grocery stores--anywhere which could accommodate a three-foot by way of five-foot computer. yet, simply once the phenomenon all started, it morphed into anything else with the appearance of hand held video games and extra subtle home-gaming structures. Brian Eddy, former govt director, manufacturer, and programmer for halfway video games, strains the evolution of arcade games in vintage games, giving readers an within examine the stratospheric rise--and collapse--of the undefined. Readers will reminisce approximately their favourite video games, comparable to Centipede, Ms. Pac-Man, Tron, and celebrity Wars as they relive the honour days of the vintage online game rage of the Seventies and Nineteen Eighties.

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