The Game Console is a tour through the evolution of video game hardware, with gorgeous full-colour photos of 86 consoles and their grisly innards!
You’ll start your journey with legendary consoles like the Magnavox Odyssey, Atari 2600, Nintendo Entertainment System, and the Commodore 64. The visual nostalgia trip continues with systems from the 1990s and 2000s, ending with modern consoles like the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U.
Throughout the book, you’ll also discover many consoles you never knew existed, and get a rare peek at the hardware inside some of history’s most iconic video game systems.
Evan Amos is a passionate video game fan and photographer. His work has been featured in Game Informer, Kotaku, Wired, Retro Gamer, and other popular media outlets.
"While services like PlayStation Now prove that streaming has the potential to increase access to older hardware-bound games, The Game Console posits that consoles themselves are important cultural objects that we shouldn’t forget."
"Amos’ passion for gaming and photographic skills come together beautifully in The Game Console."
"Photographed in intense, loving detail, the book quite literally unpacks 86 consoles and examines their innards."
"A perfect choice for gamers looking to build up their knowledge on video game history."
Table of contents
- 1st Generation
- 2nd Generation
- The Video Game Crash
- 3rd Generation
- 4th Generation
- 5th Generation
- 6th Generation
- 7th Generation
- 8th Generation
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