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Before the crash [electronic resource] : early video game history / edited by Mark J. P. Wolf.

Wolf, Mark J. P. (Added Author).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780814337226 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 0814337228 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xi, 255 p.) : ill.
  • Publisher: Detroit : Wayne State University Press, c2012.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Available through EBSCO
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction / Mark J.P. Wolf -- Video games caught up in history: accessibility, teleological distortion, and other methodological issues / Carl Therrien -- What's Victoria got to do with it? Toward an archaeology of domestic video gaming / Erkki Huhtamo -- Ball-and-paddle consoles / Leonard Herman -- Channel F for forgotten: The Fairchild video entertainment system / Zach Whalen -- The video game industry crash of 1977 / Mark J.P. Wolf -- A question of character: transmediation, abstraction, and identification in early games licensed from movies / Jessica Aldred -- Every which way but: reading the Atari catalog / Sheila C. Murphy -- One-bit wonders: video game sound before the crash / Karen Collins -- The rise and fall of cinematronics / Tim Skelly -- Color-cycled space fumes in the pixel particle shockwave: the technical aesthetics of defender and the Williams arcade platform, 1980-82 / Brett Camper -- Coin-drop capitalism: economic lessons from the video game Arcade / Carly A. Kocurek -- Early online gaming: BBSs and MUDs / Staci Tucker -- Appendix A. Video Game history: getting things straight / Ralph H. Baer -- Appendix B The Magnavox Co. v. Activision, Inc.: 1985 WL 9469 (N.D. Cal. 1985) / Ross A. Dannenberg.
Source of Description Note:
Description based on print version record.
Subject: Video games > History.
Video games > Social aspects.
GAMES / Video & Electronic
Video games.
Video games > Social aspects.
Genre: History.

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