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The First Quarter: A 25-Year History of Video Games: A 25-Year History of Video Games 1 edition

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About the Book

This book is a history of the Video Game Industry, from types of electronic entertainment that were available before video games, to the improvements up until the year 2000. It begins with a look at the origins of Pinball, and other novelty games, then on to games that were played on giant computers, and then finally to the invention of the Video game, and the growth of the industry. Each section has many quotes from people involved with the creation, design, or field of video games. At the center of the book is a 21 (non-numbered) page insert of black and white photos of the various people and events mentioned. It also details the video game influences of video games into the cultures of the world, from movies to cereal boxes and toys. This book would later be updated in 2001 under the title "Ultimate History of Video Games," with one new chapter, a time line, and a index being added.

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The First Quarter: A 25-Year History of Video Games

Published September 25, 2001 by BWD Press in Bothell, USA .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The World Before Pong 1
Chapter 2: Forgotten Fathers 13
Chapter 3: Father of the Industry 23
Chapter 4: And Then There Was Pong 30
Chapter 5: The King and Court 40
Chapter 6: The Jackals 48
Chapter 7: "Could You Repeat That Two More Times?" 64
Chapter 8: Strange Bedfellows 76
Chapter 9: The Return of Bushnell 93
Chapter 10: The Golden Age Begins 99
Chapter 11: The End of the Golden Age 122
Chapter 12: The Battle For the Home 146
Chapter 13: A Case of Two Gorillas 163
Chapter 14: The Fall 180
Chapter 15: The Aftermath 199
Chapter 16: Album Covers 214
Chapter 17: We Tried to Keep from Laughing 229
Chapter 18: The Seeds of Competition 244
Chapter 19: The Birth of Sega 260
Chapter 20: The New Empire 269
Chapter 21: The Legal Game 288
Chapter 22: The Year of Hardware 314
Chapter 23: Run for the Money 334
Chapter 24: The War 349
Chapter 25: Moral Kombat 368
Chapter 26: The "Next" Generation (Part 1) 385
Chapter 27: The "Next" Generation (Part 2) 400
Chapter 28: The Mainstream and All Its Perils 423
Chapter 29: And The Cycle Continues 449
Source Notes 463

The Physical Object

466p. +21
Number of pages
23 x 15 x 2.7 centimeters

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