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All Your Base Are Belong to Us: How Fifty Years of Videogames Conquered Pop Culture (Repost)

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All Your Base Are Belong to Us: How Fifty Years of Videogames Conquered Pop Culture (Repost)

All Your Base Are Belong to Us: How Fifty Years of Videogames Conquered Pop Culture By Harold Goldberg
2011 | 352 Pages | ISBN: 0307463559 | EPUB | 2 MB


This highly informative book, written by veteran gaming columnist Goldberg, is billed as the first of its kind, spanning 50 years of video game history with its zany personalities, many trends, and marketing coups. The video game industry boasts revenues equaling that of Hollywood and a huge consumer base of 70% of Americans playing its games, Goldberg reveals. He details the ebb-and-flow of video game history and stories of its creators such as Ralph Baer, Nolan Bushnell, Hiroshi Yamauchi, William "Tripp" Hawkins, Dan and Sam Houser, Graeme Devine, and Jason Kapulka. His coverage of the development of games like Tennis for Two, Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, Dungeons & Dragons, Myst, Sims, and Grand Theft Auto will appeal not only to nerds and gamers in Goldberg's easily accessible anecdotes but to those who grew up with these games through generations.