The Encyclopedia of Game Machines
33 years of onscreen fun and interaction: This book presents
almost every game computer and console ever created, from Japan,
USA and Europe, along with classic software in its authentic,
pixellated glory, and background information as well as key
technical facts. More than 400 dream machines and million
sellers, bizarre slip-ups and exotic variants are celebrated in
full colour chapters with extensive appendixes. From Atari to
Xbox, from the C64 to Nintendo DS: Game.Machines is the reference
point for members of the PlayStation generation; whether they're
gamers or collectors. Originally published in Germany,
Game.Machines has been recognized as a 'suitable reference' and
'recommended reading' (by Germany's premier micro monthly C't),
as 'very entertaining' (Gamestar) and 'compulsory reading'
(PlayZone) or simply as 'Ace' (ComputerBILD). Two years in the
making, this greatly enhanced and revised edition invites you to
a time journey across the video game era: From the 4-bit
beginnings to the broadband future.
Also available in German language:
Spielkonsolen und Heimcomputer 1972-2009.
Freax Vol. 1,
Freax The Art Album and
On the Edge - The Spectacular Rise and Fall of Commodore.