Matt Fox The Video Games Guide

ISBN 13: 9780752226255

The Video Games Guide

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At last, the video game equivalent of the film guide is here! Six years in the making, The Video Games Guide is a lovingly compiled A to Z bible of the good, the bad and the obscure from over forty years of video gaming. Packed with engaging and insightful reviews, choice nuggets of trivia and displaying a true passion and knowledge of its subject, the guide also includes full-colour screenshots of every five-star rated game. This colour section shows a `visual timeline' of video games, allowing fans to track the wondrous progress of game graphics from 1962's Spacewar right through to the present day. Cross-referenced appendices detail the best-known game designers, a full year-by-year listing of consoles and computers, a chronological list of all the games included in the guide and information about major gaming awards, making The Video Games Guide a truly essential reference book for the gaming fan and industry professional alike. From Pong to PlayStation 3, it is both an archive and a celebration of all the games that have enthralled, challenged and entertained us through the years.

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Matt Fox was born on 4 July 1972, the same year that the iconic `bat & ball' video game Pong was created. Matt is the middle child of three brothers, and was introduced to computers and computer gaming from an early age, thanks to his father Michael, who worked for Britain's biggest computer company ICL (International Computers Limited). Games were an important part of growing up in the Fox family house. Sunday lunches were invariably followed by marathon board-game sessions, the family TV set had a baffling number of wires trailing from it leading to an array of early computer systems, bicycles and plastic guns littered the garden, and neighbourhood friends came and went as if the house were a hippy commune. In the 1980s Matt was one of millions of boys swept up in the Dungeons & Dragons craze and was also one of the very first users of the internet, dialling up through the phone line to play the online role-playing game MUD - but it wasn't until 2000 that, while reading his battered copy of the Time Out film guide, he was suddenly seized by the notion that there ought to be such a guide for video games too. It seemed to him almost an injustice that with hundreds of millions of gamers around the world, no one had thought to write one. Such was his conviction that there and then he took a pad of paper to the local park, laid down on a rug and wrote two reviews (Tetris and Streets Of Rage). Over the next six years, while making a success of his business Spacefund (which aims to teach space science in a fun, fresh way to primary school children),.Matt would continue to add reviews to his ever-growing `project'... The Video Games Guide. He very much hopes that you get as much pleasure from reading it as he had researching and writing it.

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