50 years of screen fun and digital action, chronologically and well-founded in plain text, technology tables and over 800 photos.
The greatly expanded and updated new edition of the popular reference book on video game hardware shows all consoles, handhelds and computers from America, Japan and Europe, presents classic software in authentic pixels, gives backgrounds and historical facts.
550 dream machines, million-sellers from Atari VCS to Commodore Amiga and SNES to PS5 and Steam Deck, but also derailments and exotic variants presents game consoles and home computers in full-color chapters throughout and detailed appendices - for all who want to play, collect and know all their lives. A time travel through the gaming eras, from the electromechanical prehistoric times to the ultra HD present and from there to the VR future!
Author Winnie Forster, a publicist and digital media expert, has been at the keyboard since 1982, and in the computer and video game industry since 1990.
He was a senior editor at the legendary PowerPlay magazine, co-founder of Video Games and - as editorial director of the specialist publisher Cybermedia - of the multi-format magazine Man!ac, which he brought online in 1995. In the 21st century, Forster works and plays at Ammersee in Bavaria.
Number of pages: 288 pages, completely in color
Binding: Thread binding
Book type: Pocket book