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Title The video game explosion : a history from PONG to Playstation and beyond / edited by Mark J.P. Wolf.

Imprint Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2008.

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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  794.809 V668 2008    ---  DUE 05-12-23
Description xxi, 380 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [317]-342) and index.
Contents A brief timeline of video game history -- pt. I. Looking at video games -- What is a video game? / Mark J.P. Wolf -- Imaging technologies / Mark J.P. Wolf -- Modes of exhibition / Mark J.P. Wolf -- Influence and precursors / Mark J.P. Wolf -- The study of video games / Mark J.P. Wolf --
pt. II. The early days (before 1985) -- Mainframe games and simulations / David H. Ahl -- Arcade games of the 1970s / Mark J.P. Wolf -- Video games in Europe : the early years / David Winter -- System profile : the Magnavox Odyssey / David Winter -- Early home video game systems / Leonard Herman -- Company profile : Atari / Leonard Herman -- System profile : the Atari Video Computer System (VCS) / Leonard Herman -- Vector games / MarK J.P. Wolf -- Video game stars : Pac-Man / Mark J.P. Wolf -- The rise of the home computer / Bob Rehak -- Genre profile : adventure games / Mark J.P. Wolf -- Company profile : Electronic Arts / Alison McMahan -- Arcade games of the 1980s / Mark J.P. Wolf -- Laserdisc games / Mark J.P. Wolf -- The video game industry crash / Mark J.P. Wolf --
pt. III. The industry rebounds (1985-1994) -- System profile : the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) / Dominic Arsenault -- Company profile : Nintendo / Dominic Arsenault -- A new generation of home video game systems / Leonard Herman -- CD-ROM games / Carl Therrien -- Genre profile : interactive movies / Bernard Perron -- Arcade games of the 1990s and beyond / Mark J.P. Wolf -- Handheld video game systems / Leonard Herman -- Company profile : Sega / Alison McMahan -- Shareware games : between hobbyist and professional / Brett Camper --
pt. IV. Advancing to the next level (1995-present) -- The later generation home video game systems / Leonard Herman -- Online role-playing games / Kelly Boudreau -- System profile : Sony PlayStation / Dominic Arsenault -- Company profile : Sony / Mark J.P. Wolf -- Video game stars : Lara Croft / Alison McMahan -- Genre profile : first-person shooting games / Bob Rehak -- Retrogames / Bob Rehak -- Independent and experimental video games / Brett Camper -- Video games in Europe / Lars Konzack -- Video games in Asia / Benjamin Wai-ming Ng -- Video games in Australia / Thomas H. Apperley --
pt. V. A closer look at video games -- The video game development process / Feichin Ted Tschang -- Graphics in video games / Carl Therrien -- Sound in video games / Eric Pidkameny -- Video games genres / Mark J.P. Wolf -- Best-selling video games / Mark J.P. Wolf -- The video game as an object of controversy / Dominic Arsenault -- Video games rating systems / Mark J.P. Wolf -- Morals, ethics, and video games / Mark J.P. Wolf -- Video games and their relationship with other media / Martin Picard -- How to get a job in the video game industry / Mark J.P. Wolf -- The future of video games / Mark J.P. Wolf -- Glossary of video game terminology.
Subject Video games -- Social aspects.
Video games -- History.
Added Author Wolf, Mark J. P.
ISBN 9780313338687 (alk. paper)
031333868X (alk. paper)
Standard No. NZ1 11594955

 
    
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