A riveting account of the strange birth and remarkable evolution of the most important development in entertainment since television, Replay is the ultimate history of video games Based on extensive research and over 140 exclusive interviews with key movers and shakers from gaming s past, Replay tells the sensational story of how the creative vision of game designers gave rise to one of the world s most popular and dynamic art forms....
|Title||:||Replay: The History of Video Games|
|Number of Pages||:||285 Pages|
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Replay: The History of Video Games Reviews
You have to hand it to Tristan Donovan - he’s ambitious. Covering the entire history of video games on a global basis is no small task, and he’s done an admirable job here. Starting with the earliest enthusiasts in military labs, progressing through the rise-and-fall-and-rise of game industry segments, and concluding with the indie game phenomenon that ushered in the era of the App Store, Mr. Donovan does his level best to paint a coherent picture of an industry that is anything but. His style is pop-history: mixing interviews, research, and a tiny bit of commentary to result in a book that is easy to read and well-documented at the same time.
Replay: The History of Video Games does very little to convince you that you need to buy it: its cover is unattractive, to say the least, and should you decide to casually browse it in the shop, you’ll be confronted with nothing but a massive wall of small-font text with the occasional black and white picture of people you probably won’t recognize. In short, this is one book that will never make the acquaintance of a coffee table.
While by no means a comprehensive history, this offers some a nice chronology and many interesting tales about the birth and maturity of gaming.
This title has been a great help for my investigative paper required by my BFA. Donovan documents more about video games than just the tech or the reviews, there is a deeper level of social and artistic observation. Every so often a quirk of humor is noticeable that keeps the read refreshing.