The First Quarter: A 25-Year History of Video Games
Here are some little-known facts about video games: A dispute over the coin-operated video game Breakout ended the friendship of Steve Jobs & Steve Wozniak, the founders of Apple Computers. Several million copies of the Atari game E.T. were buried in a shallow grave in a New Mexico desert. The video game industry routinely garners as much or more revenues than the motion picture industry or professional sports. At one time more American children recognized Sonic the Hedgehog & Mario than Mickey Mouse & Abraham Lincoln. The history of video games is more than just the story of a popular hobby, it is the story of one of the driving forces behind high technology & the computer revolution. The First Quarter: A 25-year History of Video Games tells the story of a new entertainment that started out as coin-operated games, spread to computers & consoles & eventually became bigger than the motion picture industry. It takes readers into boardrooms, development labs & arcades to give a sweeping firsthand view of the video game industry.
3 pages matching Matsushita in this book
Results 1-3 of 3
What people are saying - Write a review
Review: The First Quarter : A 25-year History of Video GamesUser Review - Matthew - Goodreads
The First Quarter is an informative and occasionally engrossing look at the first twenty-five years of the video game industry. It starts with a history of "arcade" games including pinball, without ... Read full review
Review: The First Quarter : A 25-year History of Video GamesUser Review - Goodreads
Well-done book of the history of the first 25 years of video games. Very few flaws.
The World Before Pong
Father of the Industry
27 other sections not shown