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THE VIDEO GAMING MANUAL: THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO MODERN AND RETRO GAMING PLATFORMS

João Diniz Sanches



 

Video games are arguably the most exciting form of entertainment ever conceived. Their presence is integrated into many aspects of modern life, but it wasn't always so. From simple beeping monochrome blocks to full-scale productions that outclass the best Hollywood can conjure up, the games - and the gamers - have gone through a considerable evolution to get where they are today. The Video Gaming Manual celebrates this remarkable progression, reflecting on the full history of the industry by focusing on a selection of significant gaming hardware to have appeared over the decades, along with the associated experiences that no discerning player should miss out on.


The book represents an essential companion to this wonderful medium, acting as an introduction to new players looking to catch up on video gaming's advancements and rich backstory, a software and hardware guide for those thinking of venturing into the hugely rewarding retro gaming scene, or simply as a great nostalgic ride for the seasoned gamer.


The Video Gaming Manual includes:

  • 20 key games computers and consoles, showcased in individual chapters detailing historical relevance, technical specifications and a selection of key software titles

  • Over 240 recommended games listed, spanning the home gaming scene from the Atari 2600 to the PlayStation 3

  • Five round-up chapters highlighting the best multiformat releases from each game hardware generation

  • Over 200 bespoke photographs of systems, peripherals and rare gaming items

  • Guidance on collecting, import gaming, AV connections, and detailed advice on how to keep modern video gaming cheap

 

PUBLICATION DETAILS

LANGUAGE

BINDING

EDITION

ISBN

YEAR

PAGES

English

Hardcover


9781844255092

2010

176

 

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Authors: #JoãoDinizSanches

Publishers: #HaynesPublishing (Haynes Publishing)

Languages: #English

Format: #Hardcover

Accessibility: N/A

Year: #Year2010

Genres: #Compendium


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Misc:

#Amiga (Commodore Amiga 500)

#Atari2600 (Atari 2600, Atari VCS)

#C64 (Commodore 64)

#GameCube (Nintendo GameCube)

#PlayStation (Sony PlayStation 2)

#MegaDrive (Sega Mega Drive / Genesis)

#SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System, SNES)

#TurboGrafx16 (NEC PC Engine / TurboGrafx-16)

#Wii (Nintendo Wii)

#Xbox360 (Microsoft Xbox 360)

#ZXSpectrum (Sinclair ZX Spectrum)


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