|aReplay :|bthe history of video games /|cTristan Donovan.
|aEast Sussex, England :|bYellow Ant,|cc2010.
|axiv, 501 p. :|bill. ;|c23 cm.
|aIncludes "Gameography: a round-up of the best and most important games ever made" (p. 371-409) and "Hardware glossary: overview of all the video game platforms mentioned in the book" (p. 411-437).
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. -483) and index.
|aA comprehensive overview of the evolution of video games covering topics such as, "Atari revolution;" "rise of cartridge-based consoles;" American video game industry; international video game industry; "Apple Mac;" "Nintendo Entertainment System;" Sega video games; PlayStation video games; and "girl gaming."
|aVideo games|xSocial aspects.
|aVideo games|xMoral and ethical aspects|xHistory.
A riveting account of the birth and remarkable evolution of the most important development in entertainment since television, Replay: The History of Video Games is the ultimate history of video games. From its origins in the research labs of the 1940s to the groundbreaking success of the Wii, Replay sheds new light on gaming's past. Along the way it takes in the spectacular rise and fall of Atari, the crazed cottage industry spawned by the computers of Sir Clive Sinclair, Japan's rapid ascent to the top of the gaming tree and the seismic impact of Doom. Replay: The History of Video Games tells the sensational story of how the creative vision of game designers across the globe gave rise to one of the world's most popular and dynamic art forms. Based on extensive research and more than 140 interviews, Replay includes insights from video game legends such as Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, Will Wright - the creator of The Sims, Doom designer John Romero and Hironobu Sakaguchi of Final Fantasy fame. Replay also includes a foreword by Richard Garriott (aka Lord British), a gameography covering more than 800 of the most notable games ever made and a 26-page guide to the consoles and computers of gaming's past and present. As Eugene Jarvis, the creator of Defender, puts it: "An amazing work. Comprehensive and wide ranging - yet engrossing and splendidly entertaining. If you read only one history of video games - Replay is it.