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The Game Console: A Photographic History from Atari to Xbox Review (Book)


No Starch Press will release The Game Console this November for $24.95.


The Game Console: A Photographic History from Atari to Xbox contains 264 pages of beautiful imagery of classic and current video game consoles. Have you ever wanted to know more about the history of the game console? Then this book is for you!

Book Synopsis:

The Game Console is a tour through the evolution of video game hardware, with gorgeous full-color 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 does a fantastic job of capturing the nostalgia of every console in The Game Console: A Photographic History from Atari to Xbox. Every page in the book has descriptive details for every console including launch price, games released and more! There are probably many consoles included in the book that you didn't even know existed! The photography in the book is amazing since it manages to capture ever element of the console including both the interior and exterior.

All-in-all, The Game Console: A Photographic History from Atari to Xbox is a beautiful coffee table book full of exquisite imagery and nostalgia. To learn more, visit the official The Game Console: A Photographic History from Atari to Xbox website.
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