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The Resource 8-bit apocalypse : the untold story of Atari's missile command :, Alex Rubens ; with a forward by Jeff Gerstmann

8-bit apocalypse : the untold story of Atari's missile command :, Alex Rubens ; with a forward by Jeff Gerstmann

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8-bit apocalypse : the untold story of Atari's missile command :
Title
8-bit apocalypse
Title remainder
the untold story of Atari's missile command :
Statement of responsibility
Alex Rubens ; with a forward by Jeff Gerstmann
Title variation
Eight-bit apocalypse
Title variation remainder
the untold story of Atari's missile command
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "The first history of Atari's Missile Command, and its unforeseen effects on its creators and the culture."--Amazon.com
  • Before Call of Duty, before World of Warcraft, before even Super Mario Bros., the video game industry exploded in the late 1970s with the advent of the video arcade. Leading the charge was Atari Inc., the creator of the iconic game Missile Command. The first game to double as a commentary on culture, Missile Command put the players' fingers on "the button," making them responsible for the fate of civilization in a no-win scenario, all for the price of a quarter. The game was a marvel of modern culture, helping usher in both the age of the video game and the gamer lifestyle. Taking readers back to the days of TaB cola, dot matrix printers, and digging through the couch for just one more quarter, 8-Bit Apocalypse combines Rubens knowledge of the tech industry and experience as a gaming journalist to conjure the wild silicon frontier of the 8-bit '80s. -- Adapted from the dust jacket
Cataloging source
YDX
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Rubens, Alex
Dewey number
338.4/77948
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD9993.E452
LC item number
R83 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gerstmann, Jeff
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  • Atari, Inc.
  • Atari, Inc
  • Video games industry
  • Arcades
Target audience
adult
Label
8-bit apocalypse : the untold story of Atari's missile command :, Alex Rubens ; with a forward by Jeff Gerstmann
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1039933568
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
254 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781468316445
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1039933568
Label
8-bit apocalypse : the untold story of Atari's missile command :, Alex Rubens ; with a forward by Jeff Gerstmann
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1039933568
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
254 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781468316445
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1039933568

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