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Read & Download An Illustrated History of 151 Video Games Simon Parkin º 7 Summary An Illustrated History of 151 Video Games characters õ 107 Of each game is accompanied by trivia and uotations and illustrated with photographs screenshots and artwork This celebratory reference and history newly updated will enthrall any video games aficionado. Good to see some relatively obscure gems highlighted Black Onyx ICO etc and the writing is rudely serviceable Desperately needed a an extra copy editor or two as there are numerous typos and dumb captions The Master System page listed the must play titles for the PC Engine Embarrassing how many mistakes made it to print I can overlook the flaws because there is a fine canon of games assembled here

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Read & Download An Illustrated History of 151 Video Games Simon Parkin º 7 Summary An Illustrated History of 151 Video Games characters õ 107 Whether you are playing as a supersonic hedgehog an athletic archeologist or a moustachioed Italian plumber video games allow their players to inhabit spaces where the usual parameters of existence do no. A great resource for any video game fan out there

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Read & Download An Illustrated History of 151 Video Games Simon Parkin º 7 Summary An Illustrated History of 151 Video Games characters õ 107 T apply The medium's history is chronicled through the individual stories of 151 of the most iconic video games Beginning in the early 1970s the book charts five decades of the pixel revolution The story. I wouldn t normally buy one of these big list books but this one happens to have been written by one of my favourite writers on video games so that alone was enough to convince me it was worth a look It s sort of a large hardback coffee table type thing but it s not just a lot of pretty pictures there s plenty of actual writing here too The format is a little unusual for neither being a list of the best games ever are the best games also the most important nor a long form history of the medium but taken together the games gathered here do form a sort of suggested canon Pretty much every type and genre is listed and there are separate entries for each significant home console The writing is much as I expected very good The origins story and basic development history is sketched out for each title but again this isn t a deep history book and in this regard there s a pleasant reliance on wry anecdotes and intriguing facts some of which are better known than others The games aren t reviewed and the author offers little in the way of personal commentary on each one but there s a nice hint of subjectivity in the imaginative and richly adjectival style at work hereThere s a few things which are frustrating about the book While some of the designed elements look very good the whole thing looks a bitcheap Much as I enjoyed the author s writing I had the constant sense that it could have used a closer editorial hand It sprawls a bit and after a while I began to wonder if it wouldn t have been stronger with an overarching narrative or editorial thesis In some ways it vaguely resembles a gaming magazine from the 90s which wouldn t be so bad except that in this case it doesn t seem to have been producededited by people who know anything about the subject matter In particular there s a really weird and near constant discrepancy between the photosscreenshots provided and the captions under those images to the extent that these often seem to have nothing whatsoever to do with one another But still it is a nice book to peruse at one s leisure Keep it by your PC or console and you ll always have something to flick through during that next interminable loading seuence


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    [An Illustrated History of 151 Video Games] New µ Simon Parkin Really informative and entertaining too There is so much information in there especially about the early video game systems anyone who is even remotely interested in video games will enjoy this book Though this book is only four years

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    Free read Ù eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB º Simon Parkin Simon Parkin º 7 Summary [An Illustrated History of 151 Video Games] New µ Simon Parkin There's a lot of really interesting stuff here including loads I didn't know before However there are a few typos notably several 1990s games are listed as being released in the 2000s Also I'm not sure I feel entirely comfortable with the way Parkin talks about mental illness

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    [An Illustrated History of 151 Video Games] New µ Simon Parkin Simon Parkin º 7 Summary Free read Ù eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB º Simon Parkin A great resource for any video game fan out there

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    [An Illustrated History of 151 Video Games] New µ Simon Parkin Simon Parkin º 7 Summary Free read Ù eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB º Simon Parkin I wouldn’t normally buy one of these ‘big list’ books but this one happens to have been written by one of my favourite writers

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    [An Illustrated History of 151 Video Games] New µ Simon Parkin In this book we look at 151 video games along with the systems that debuted up to the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 Each game has between a uarter

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    [An Illustrated History of 151 Video Games] New µ Simon Parkin Free read Ù eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB º Simon Parkin This is a fun read with lots of interesting background information on some of the most amazing video games ever created It is also rife with edi

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    Simon Parkin º 7 Summary Free read Ù eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB º Simon Parkin [An Illustrated History of 151 Video Games] New µ Simon Parkin Good to see some relatively obscure gems highlighted Black Onyx ICO etc and the writing is rudely serviceable Desperately n

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    [An Illustrated History of 151 Video Games] New µ Simon Parkin Very well written and packed full of history It was cool to see some of the games that the author mentions are games that I've played in the past and have such fond memories of This is a pretty rad book

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    [An Illustrated History of 151 Video Games] New µ Simon Parkin I loved the anthologies expressed through this read I only wish it included games I found myself flipping page to page and thing awwww no they f

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    [An Illustrated History of 151 Video Games] New µ Simon Parkin Lots of good pictures Not much new info Really a history of console gaming with a few nods thrown in

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  • Hardcover
  • 255
  • An Illustrated History of 151 Video Games
  • Simon Parkin
  • English
  • 13 July 2020
  • 9780754823902