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The Sega Arcade Revolution

Author : Ken Horowitz
ISBN : 9781476631967
Genre : Games & Activities
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 Long before it took the home video game console market by storm, Sega was already an arcade powerhouse. Parlaying its dominance in coin-operated machines into the home video game boom of the 1980s, the Japan-based company soon expanded with branches in Europe and the U.S., and continues to lead the gaming industry in design and quality. Drawing on interviews with former developers and hundreds of documents, this history follows the rise of Sega, from its electromechanical machines of the mid–1960s to the acquisition of Gremlin Industries to its 2003 merger with Sammy Corporation. Sixty-two of Sega’s most popular and groundbreaking games are explored.
Category: Games & Activities

Attract Mode The Rise And Fall Of Coin Op Arcade Games

Author : Jamie Lendino
Genre : Computers
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From their haunts in the shadowy corner of a bar, front and center at a convenience store, or reigning over a massive mall installation bursting with light, sound, and action, arcade games have been thrilling and addicting quarter-bearers of all ages ever since Pong first lit up its paddles. Whether you wanted a few minutes’ quick-twitch exhilaration or the taste of three-initial immortality that came with topping the high score screen, you could get it from the diverse range of space shooters, dot-eating extravaganzas, quirky beat-’em-ups, and more that have helped define pop culture for more than four decades. In Attract Mode: The Rise and Fall of Coin-Op Arcade Games, author Jamie Lendino celebrates both the biggest blockbusters (Pac-Man, Star Wars: The Arcade Game) and the forgotten gems (Phoenix, Star Castle) of the Golden Age of coin-op gaming, and pulls back the curtain on the personalities and the groundbreaking technologies that brought them to glitzy, color-drenched life in the U.S., Japan, and all over the world. You’ll start your journey exploring the electromechanical attractions and pinball games of the early 20th century. Next, you’ll meet the earliest innovators, who used college computers and untested electronics to outline the possibilities of the emerging form, and discover the surprising history behind the towering megahits from Nintendo, Sega, and others that still inform gaming today. Then you’ll witness the devastating crash that almost ended it all—and the rebirth no one expected. Whether you prefer the white-knuckle gameplay of Robotron: 2084, the barrel-jumping whimsy of Donkey Kong, or the stunning graphics and animation of Dragon’s Lair, Attract Mode will transport you back to the heyday of arcade games and let you relive—or experience for the first time—the unique magic that transformed entertainment forever.
Category: Computers

Classic Home Video Games 1989 1990

Author : Brett Weiss
ISBN : 9780786492312
Genre : Games & Activities
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The third in a series about home video games, this detailed reference work features descriptions and reviews of every official U.S.–released game for the Neo Geo, Sega Genesis and TurboGrafx-16, which, in 1989, ushered in the 16-bit era of gaming. Organized alphabetically by console brand, each chapter includes a description of the game system followed by substantive entries for every game released for that console. Video game entries include historical information, gameplay details, the author’s critique, and, when appropriate, comparisons to similar games. Appendices list and offer brief descriptions of all the games for the Atari Lynx and Nintendo Game Boy, and catalogue and describe the add-ons to the consoles covered herein—Neo Geo CD, Sega CD, Sega 32X and TurboGrafx-CD.
Category: Games & Activities

Little Book Of Video Games

Author : Melissa Brinks
ISBN : 9780762496563
Genre : Games & Activities
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Revisit your favorites, find something new, or play your way through this light-hearted guide to the most celebrated and iconic arcade, console, and computer games from the 1950s to the 2000s. An accessible, informative look at the history and evolution some of the most popular and iconic video games from their early beginnings up to the 2000s. Author Melissa Brinks explores each influential game and its impact on they would have on the games that would follow, with brief, engaging profiles and surprising trivia that is perfect for fans of all levels. From the groundbreaking games of the 1950s to the genre-defining games of the 60s and 70s to the modern classics of the 1990s and early 2000s, The Little Book of Video Games includes games from a wide variety of genres and consoles including (but not limited to): Pong, Spacewar!, Adventure, Pac-Man, Rogue, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Dragon's Lair, Tetris, Super Mario Bros., The Oregon Trail, Castlevania, Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy, Mega Man, SimCity, Mother, Mortal Kombat, Myst, Doom, Warcraft, Diablo, Tomb Raider, Pokémon, Tamagotchi, GoldenEye 007, Ultima Online, Metal Gear Solid, Dance Dance Revolution, Half-Life, Silent Hill, The Sims, and more. Now you can learn, share, and enjoy your favorite classic video games without having to press a power button!
Category: Games & Activities

The Video Games Guide

Author : Matt Fox
ISBN : 9781476600673
Genre : Games & Activities
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The Video Games Guide is the world’s most comprehensive reference book on computer and video games. Presented in an A to Z format, this greatly expanded new edition spans fifty years of game design—from the very earliest (1962’s Spacewar) through the present day releases on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii and PC. Each game entry includes the year of release, the hardware it was released on, the name of the developer/publisher, a one to five star quality rating, and a descriptive review which offers fascinating nuggets of trivia, historical notes, cross-referencing with other titles, information on each game’s sequels and of course the author’s views and insights into the game. In addition to the main entries and reviews, a full-color gallery provides a visual timeline of gaming through the decades, and several appendices help to place nearly 3,000 games in context. Appendices include: a chronology of gaming software and hardware, a list of game designers showing their main titles, results of annual video game awards, notes on sourcing video games, and a glossary of gaming terms.
Category: Games & Activities


Author : Ryan G. Van Cleave
ISBN : 9780757393648
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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WARNING: This video game may impair your judgment. It may cause sleep deprivation, alienation of friends and family, weight loss or gain, neglect of one's basic needs as well as the needs of loved ones and/or dependents, and decreased performance on the job. The distinction between fantasy and reality may become blurred. Play at your own risk. Not responsible for suicide attempts, whether failed or successful. No such warning was included on the latest and greatest release from the Warcraft series of massive multiplayer on-line role-playing games (MMORPGs)—World of Warcraft (WoW). So when Ryan Van Cleave—a college professor, husband, father, and one of the 11.5 million Warcraft subscribers worldwide—found himself teetering on the edge of the Arlington Memorial Bridge, he had no one to blame but himself. He had neglected his wife and children and had jeopardized his livelihood, all for the rush of living a life of high adventure in a virtual world. Ultimately, Ryan decided to live, but not for the sake of his family or for a newly found love of life: he had to get back home for his evening session of Warcraft. A fabulously written and gripping tale, Unplugged takes us on a journey through Ryan's semi-reclusive life with video games at the center of his experiences. Even when he was sexually molested by a young school teacher at age eleven, it was the promise of a new video game that lured him to her house. As Ryan's life progresses, we witness the evolution of videogames—from simple two-button consoles to today's complicated multi-key technology, brilliantly designed to keep the user actively participating. As is the case with most recovering addicts, Ryan eventually hits rock bottom and shares with the reader his ongoing battle to control his impulses to play, providing prescriptive advice and resources for those caught in the grip of this very real addiction.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The First Quarter

Author : Steven L. Kent
ISBN : UOM:39015063290673
Genre : Computer games
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As a child, Philip Sherlock loved to listen to folk tales. Since then he has made a significant contribution to Caribbean folklore by recording many of them in print for the first time. Here are fables of the birds and animals of the West Indies: jaguar, snake, crested curassow, wild pig, parrot, wise owl, and of Anansi--the spider who can assume human form. These twenty-one stories are a wonderful mixture of early tales from the Arawak and the Carib people, the original inhabitants of the Caribbean, and from the Ashanti people of West Africa. Read together they help to provide a background to the history of the West Indies. The stories are retold here in a warm, rich style--some tales gentle and philosophical, some humorous and full of action.
Category: Computer games

Guinness World Records Gamer S Edition

Author : Guinness World Records
ISBN : 1904994210
Genre : Games
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Lists records, superlatives, and unusual facts about computer and video games, and includes interviews with champion gamers, tips on play, and profiles of the best-selling games.
Category: Games


Author : Leonard Herman
ISBN : STANFORD:36105029061319
Genre : Advertising photography
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Computer Gaming World

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ISBN : UCSD:31822035130251
Genre : Computer games
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Know The Score

Author : Gloria Skurzynski
ISBN : PSU:000023320901
Genre : Games
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Provides a close-up look at how diverse types of electronic games are created, explaining how they work, the invention and historical development of such games, and new trends in this high-tech field. Jr Lib Guild.
Category: Games

Walt Disney World Universal Studios Florida Epcot

Author : Corey Sandler
ISBN : 0809230968
Genre : Travel
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Newly revised updated 1998, Contemporary's Econoguide budget-travel series provides all the information anyone needs to have a fun-filled vacation while saving hundreds, even thousands, of dollars.
Category: Travel

Gameshark Pocket Power Guide

Author : Prima
ISBN : 0761520945
Genre : Games & Activities
File Size : 60.11 MB
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Feel the Wrath of CodeBoy! PlayStation • Crash Bandicoot: Warped • Resident Evil 2 Dual Shock • Parasite Eve • Metal Gear Solid Nintendo 64 • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time • Banjo-Kazooie • Rogue Squadron • WCW/NWO Revenge • NFL Blitz Game Boy • Pokémon • Turok 2 • Centipede Saturn • Madden 98 • Shining Force • Resident Evil And Hundreds More!
Category: Games & Activities

Econoguide 96

Author : Corey Sandler
ISBN : 0809233223
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Now families can enjoy all of Central Florida's most popular vacation attractions and save money on their trip. From the most affordable plane tickets to the best rates on hotels, from the "must-see" attractions to the "don't bothers", this guide is packed with hundreds of tips on getting the most for one's time and money. Includes discount coupons worth up to $2,500. 20 photos. 10 maps.

Sega Am2 Games

Author : Source Wikipedia
ISBN : 1156660920
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 40. Chapters: Virtua Fighter, Out Run, Fighters Megamix, Virtua Fighter 5, Daytona USA, OutRun 2, Sonic the Fighters, Space Harrier, Fighting Vipers, Virtua Fighter 4, Scud Race, Virtua Racing, Virtua Cop 2, Virtua Fighter 3, Ghost Squad, Turbo Outrun, After Burner, Super Hang-On, Virtua Fighter 2, Virtua Quest, Dynamite Dux, Burning Rival, Power Drift, After Burner Climax, After Burner II, Propeller Arena, Space Harrier II, Virtua Cop 3, Ferrari F355 Challenge, Rent-A-Hero, G-LOC: Air Battle, Arabian Fight, Sword of Vermilion, 18 Wheeler: American Pro Trucker, Virtua Striker, Virtua Fighter Kids, Beach Spikers, Champion Boxing, GP Rider, Outtrigger, Fighting Vipers 2, Virtua Cop: Elite Edition. Excerpt: Out Run Auto Ran) (also spelled OutRun and Outrun) is a 1986 arcade game designed by Yu Suzuki and Sega-AM2. The game was a major hit with arcade-goers and is notable for its innovative hardware (including a moving cabinet), pioneering graphics and music, a choice in both soundtrack and route, and its strong theme of luxury and relaxation. In retrospective interviews, Yu Suzuki has classified Out Run not as a racing game, but as a "driving" game. The player controls a man driving a car with his girlfriend in the passenger seat. The car is an unlicenced Ferrari Testarossa (In the later PlayStation 2 version the car is similar to a Ferrari Mythos); however, this game did not have an official Ferrari license (unlike its sequel Out Run 2, released in 2003, 17 years later) and (Outrun Online Arcade, released in 2009, 23 years later, and the same name released in arcades in the same year). Starting at a coastal area, the player-controlled car must pass through four checkpoints within a set time limit. There are five other types of car encountered on the roads in this game: Before every checkpoint in the game, there is a fork in the roa...

Game Programming 5 0

Author : Pearson Software
ISBN : 1575955555
Genre : Computer games
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Make Your Game Ideas A Reality! -- Includes a unique digital library that consists of the best-selling electronic books Tricks of the Windows Game Programming Gurus by Andre LeMothe and Game Design: Secrets of the Sages, Third Edition by gaming guru Marc Saltzman! -- 3D GameStudio Standard 5.12 is the leading authoring system for 2D and 3D computer games. -- Microsoft "RM" Visual C++ 6.0 Introductory Edition is a full-featured compiler that gives users the power to create applications in an environment designed for easy viewing and manipulation of code. This unique programming kit provides everything you need to create your own cool games. 3D GameStudio Standard 5.12 combines a programming language with a high-end 3D engine, a 2D engine, a C++ interface, a map and model editor and huge libraries of 3D objects, artwork and pre-made games. Microsoft "RM" Visual C++ 6.0 Introductory Edition includes a debugger and resource editor for easy editing of your code. Microsoft "RM" DirectX "RM" 8.0 SDK provides the industry standard two-dimensional and 3D graphical development API libraries to enhance your game project.
Category: Computer games

Game Creation And Careers

Author : Marc Saltzman
ISBN : UOM:39015056306148
Genre : Games & Activities
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Provides an overview of game creation and includes insider tips, tricks, and techniques, and describes the workings of the business side of the game industry, game design schools and courses, and other useful sources.
Category: Games & Activities

Twin Galaxies Official Video Game Pinball Book Of World Records

Author : Walter Day
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114991818
Genre : Games & Activities
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Walter Day is the world's only electronic games referee. He runs the Twin Galaxies Intergalactic Scoreboard-the "official scoreboard for the world of video game and pinball playing." As the founder of organized video game playing, Day has judged contests and high scores submitted by arcades as far away as South Africa, Australia, Ireland and Japan. He has written the official rule book for video game and pinball playing sponsors two major contests every year to allow new players to enter the Official Video Game and Pinball Book of World Records.
Category: Games & Activities