The A to Z of Cool Computer Games

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9780749082062: The A to Z of Cool Computer Games

Do you remember what it was like when computers were new? When they seemed mysterious and even exciting? If you have ever had a magical gaming moment - on a home computer or in an arcade - then The A to Z of Cool Computer Games is the book for you! Prepare to download a diverse and highly entertaining plethora of computational nostalgia that includes sections on: * The Computers - Looking back at the systems of yore from 'Acorn' to the 'ZX Spectrum'. * The Games - All the most important and best-remembered titles (or perhaps, not remembered, such as 'Metagalactic Llamas Battle at the Edge of Time') will be lovingly recalled. * The Arcades, the most frightening kids and the rules of engagement. * The Paraphernalia - Joysticks, tape boxes, manuals, characters, TV ads, magazines and loads of other ancillary ephemera.

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About the Author:

Jack Railton is the pen-name of Jack Kibble-White who reviews and writes about popular culture for publications and websites such as ScriptWriter Magazine, bbc.co.uk, Off the Telly and TV Cream. He is the co-author of the book TV Cream: The Ultimate Guide to '70s and '80s Pop Culture, and has acted as program consultant on a number of Channel Four entertainment documentaries. He also contributed to BBC4's Time Shift series and makes the occasional appearance on radio and television, usually to talk about old telly.

Review:

"It is for all of us who remember spending hours on our Atari systems at home playing Pac-man and Frogger and then spent equal hours at the arcade playing Space Invaders, Tetris, and Donkey Kong."--American Reference Book Annual

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