The Encyclopedia of Game Machines
Consoles, Handheld & Home Computers 1972-2012
Four decades of onscreen fun and interaction: This new and heavily updated edition
of the classic Gameplan 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.
Nearly 500 game machines- 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 3DS: Game Machines is the reference point for members of the PlayStation
generation; whether they are 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). Seven 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.
Second edition: 248 pages in full colour. From Atari to Sega, from Apple to Nintendo 3DS: The illustrated
history of nearly 500 micros, consoles and handhelds, with more than 600 pictures, history and technical data.
Also available in German language:
Spielkonsolen und Heimcomputer 1972-2015.
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