If you've answered "yes" to any of these questions, Arcade Fever is the book for youthe world's first illustrated history of video games, with tributes to 50 all-time favorites like Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Defender, Q*Bert, Tetris, and many, many others. You want little-known tips, tricks, and secrets? You want behind-the-scenes creation stories from the original programmers? You want to read about the first guy who actually DIED playing a video game, or the arcade classic that inspired an episode of Seinfeld? It's all right here, in a jam-packed celebration of '70s and '80s arcade culture.
o Interviews with programmers, musicians, animators, and other legends from the golden age of video games
o A chronological history of video arcadesfrom the first coin-operated arcade game (no, it wasn't Pong) to obscure classics like Elevator Action, Crazy Climber, and Food Fight
o Tons of rad '80s spin-off products, including home systems, pajamas, alarm clocks, Saturday morning cartoons, sugar-coated breakfast cereals, and a really bad movie starring Jeff Bridges as a programmer who gets sucked into a computer....Continua