Arcade Fever The Fan's Guide To The Golden Age Of Video by John Sellers PDF

By John Sellers

Arcade Fever is a full-color illustrated background of video arcade video games, with tributes to greater than 50 vintage video games like Pong, area Invaders, Pac guy, Q-Bert, Frogger, and TRON. research which online game prompted a yen scarcity in Japan -- and which video games encouraged breakfast cereals, Saturday-morning cartoons, episodes of Seinfeld,and no 1 pop-music singles. Meet the visionary musicians, writers, animators, cupboard artists, and different unsung heroes of the online game undefined. the appropriate reward for an individual who spent their early life in video arcades, Arcade Fever is a pop-culture nostalgia journey you won't are looking to omit! John writes for leisure Weekly, most suitable, television advisor, and different nationwide magazines. he's additionally the writer of popular culture flair try: Rad, 80s model. He was once the area Champion of Donkey Kong in 1983 and seemed at the tv convey "That's Incredible!"

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