A History of Video Games in 64 Objects

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Video games have truly emerged as their own art form, influencing storytelling, popular culture, technology, and more through a unique, interactive medium. As such, it’s only fitting that there’s a museum dedicated to video games, as well as a hall of fame recognizing worthwhile additions to the video game pantheon, from consoles to games to groundbreaking peripherals.

A History of Video Games in 64 Objects chronicles the incredible evolution of video games from pinball and arcade games to modern consoles and beyond. Atari, Nintendo, Playstation…all of the big names and more get time to shine here as the diversity, complexity, ingenuity, and imagination of the art form comes to life in one engaging timeline of objects.

And even video game devotees will no doubt find one or two surprising entries here, including a Nintendo controller designed to allow a quadriplegic to play video games that I’d never seen before.

With brief yet revealing write-ups for each of the 64 entries, A History of Video Games in 64 Objects is a stroll through video game history with a knowledgeable guide in your ear. It’s elegant, fascinating, and great fun.


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Author World Video Game Hall of Fame
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 352 pages
Publisher Dey Street Books
Publish Date 2018-May-29
ISBN 9780062838698
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Issue January 2019
Category Reference
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