The Golden Age of Video Games: the birth of a multi-billion dollar industry

Dillon, Roberto (2011) The Golden Age of Video Games: the birth of a multi-billion dollar industry. Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, FL, USA.

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Abstract

This book focuses on the history of video games, consoles, and home computers from the very beginning until the mid-nineties, which started a new era in digital entertainment. The text features the most innovative games and introduces the pioneers who developed them. It offers brief analyses of the most relevant games from each time period. An epilogue covers the events and systems that followed this golden age while the appendices include a history of handheld games and an overview of the retro-gaming scene.

Item ID: 24327
Item Type: Book (Reference)
ISBN: 1439873232
Keywords: video games, evolution of digital media
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2013 04:52
FoR Codes: 08 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 0899 Other Information and Computing Sciences > 089999 Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology @ 40%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft) @ 40%
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