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Summary: "Drawing on the World Video Game Hall of Fame's unmatched collection of video game artifacts, this fascinating history offers an expansive look at the development of one of the most popular and influential activities of the modern world: video gaming. Sixty-four unique objects tell the story of the video game from inception to today."

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Amazon, Google Play, B&N Nook, Kobo and Apple Books have the eBook edition of A History of Video Games in 64 Objects for $1.99. This is a truly well researched and fascinating read covering arcade, PC, console and handheld


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Inspired by the groundbreaking A History of the World in 100 Objects, this book draws on the unique collections of The Strong museum in Rochester, New York, to chronicle the evolution of video games, from Pong to first-person shooters, told through the stories of dozens of objects essential to the field's creation and development.
Drawing on the World Video Game Hall of Fame's unmatched collection of video game artifacts, this fascinating history offers an expansive look at the development of one of the most popular and influential activities of the modern world: video gaming.
Sixty-four unique objects tell the story of the video game from inception to today. Pithy, in-depth essays and photographs examine each object's significance to video game play—what it has contributed to the history of gaming—as well as the greater culture.
A History of Video Games in 64 Objects explains how the video game has transformed over time. Inside, you'll find a wide range of intriguing topics, including:
  • The first edition of Dungeons & Dragons—the ancestor of computer role-playing games
  • The Oregon Trail and the development of educational gaming
  • The Atari 2600 and the beginning of the console revolution
  • A World of Warcraft server blade and massively multiplayer online games
  • Minecraft—the backlash against the studio system
  • The rise of women in gaming represented by pioneering American video game designers Carol Shaw and Roberta Williams' game development materials
  • The prototype Skylanders Portal of Power that spawned the Toys-to-Life video game phenomenon and shook up the marketplace
  • And so much more!
A visual panorama of unforgettable anecdotes and factoids, A History of Video Games in 64 Objects is a treasure trove for gamers and pop culture fans. Let the gaming begin!
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To everyone checking out this book, you owe it to yourself to check out the War Stories show from Ars Technica on YouTube to see some fascinating stories about the various challenges and their solutions in making video games from the developers own stories: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?...ZsszweVO0n I've watched all of the episodes and am anxious to see when the next one lands, they are so good.

You can even find extended interviews with each developer on this playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?...6j0fXIpjaF
Me: how interesting could a Playlist for game devs and their challenges be?

Me, 5 hours later : pretty interesting.

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To everyone checking out this book, you owe it to yourself to check out the War Stories show from Ars Technica on YouTube to see some fascinating stories about the various challenges and their solutions in making video games from the developers own stories: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?...ZsszweVO0n I've watched all of the episodes and am anxious to see when the next one lands, they are so good.

You can even find extended interviews with each developer on this playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?...6j0fXIpjaF
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That's crazy I went down a video game history vortex last night on the internet.

Still looking for a "Tennis for Two" o-scope setup in working condition.
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Is this okay for middle schoolers?
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WTH...For $2 I'll have something to read while being quarantined.
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To everyone checking out this book, you owe it to yourself to check out the War Stories show from Ars Technica on YouTube to see some fascinating stories about the various challenges and their solutions in making video games from the developers own stories: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?...ZsszweVO0n I've watch all of the episodes and am anxious to see when the next one lands, they are so good.

You can even find extended interviews with each developer on this playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?...6j0fXIpjaF
Wow thank you so much for these links. I have tons of content to go through now. I love the history of gaming, especially gaming from before I was old enough to play games and from before my birth.
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Skimmed it, seems pretty solid on the old stuff...
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To everyone checking out this book, you owe it to yourself to check out the War Stories show from Ars Technica on YouTube to see some fascinating stories about the various challenges and their solutions in making video games from the developers own stories: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?...ZsszweVO0n I've watch all of the episodes and am anxious to see when the next one lands, they are so good.

You can even find extended interviews with each developer on this playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?...6j0fXIpjaF
Me: how interesting could a Playlist for game devs and their challenges be?

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Can it play Doom?
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How do I check if I have kindle promotion credit? I think I had $3 but I don't want to spend real money.
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Great discount. Ignore the weird, off-topic anti-woman politcal agenders trying to hijack the thread.
I bought it and was pleased to see so many color photos, especially of the old stuff I had never heard of. It's a remarkable history of human ingenuity. Can't wait to finish it.

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Great discount. Ignore the weird, off-topic anti-woman politcal agenders trying to hijack the thread.
I bought it and was pleased to see so many color photos, especially of the old stuff I had never heard of. It's a remarkable history of human ingenuity. Can't wait to finish it.
I am trying to figure out what you are even referring to Confused ... Are we looking at the same thread??
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I am trying to figure out what you are even referring to https://static.slickdealscdn.com/ima...questioned.gif ... Are we looking at the same thread??
You're lucky. Looks like the mods swept in and deleted their comments, even though they had been debunked and downvoted nearly out of existence.
The short version is that for years some anti-women types have tried to get video gamers to anonymously attack women online. They attacked this book as part of their political agenda. It's very weird, but that's the internet for you. Mods on most websites are getting good at policing them when the community points them out.
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I am trying to figure out what you are even referring to https://static.slickdealscdn.com/ima...questioned.gif ... Are we looking at the same thread??
In my opinion, you are being deceived. One guy basically said it was a book with a social-justice warrior slant (I assume because I included sections on the history of women in video games).

I wrote that even though I hated media with a social justice warrior slant, I hardly thought that having sections on women in video games counted as a social justice warrior slant.

Both of our comments were purged.

So it was hardly the troll uprising that you are being led to believe. It's just that leftists cannot stand anybody having different opinions from them on the internet and must try to smear them and silence them.
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