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Game on

The History and Culture of Videogames
(Book - 2002)
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Video games have come a long way since the first ever computer game, Spacewar, was developed at MIT in 1962 using technology developed to further man's attempts at space travel. In the last ten years games have developed rapidly to become one of the most profitable entertainment sectors in the world, giving rise to a billion dollar creative industry. The technical capabilities of game design have made a remarkable simulation of reality possible. The influence of video games is so pervasive that game characters, such as Lara Croft of Tomb raider, have become cultural icons. Games have also influenced music and film. The first animated movie based on a game, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, recently set a new standard for computer graphics animation using characters that are almost indistinguishable from human actors. "Game On examines the world of video games from a global perspective. Highly illustrated throughout, the book is structured around key themes, ranging from characters in games to future technical developments. It will appeal to readers of all ages and backgrounds, both those who play and those involved in the product
Title: Game on
the history and culture of videogames
Publisher: New York : Universe Pub., 2002
Characteristics: 143 p. : ill. (chiefly col.)
Notes: Includes index
Additional Contributors: King, Lucien
ISBN: 0789307782
Branch Call Number: 794.8 Gam 3701 1
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Statement of Responsibility: [edited by Lucien King]
Topical Term: Video games
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