The Game Console 2.0: A Photographic History from Atari to Xbox

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This revised and expanded second edition of the bestselling The Game Console contains brand new content, with coverage of 50 more consoles, variants, and accessories in 50 added pages. The Game Console 2.0 is a gorgeous coffee table book for geeks and gamers that brings together highly detailed photos of more than 100 video game consoles and their electronic interiors spanning nearly five decades.

Revised and updated since the first edition’s celebrated 2018 release, The Game Console 2.0 is an even bigger archival collection of vividly detailed photos of more than 100 video-game consoles. This ultimate archive of gaming history spans five decades and nine distinct generations, chronologically covering everything from market leaders to outright failures, and tracing the gaming industry’s rise, fall, and monumental resurgence.

The book’s 2nd edition features more classic game consoles and computers, a section on retro gaming in the modern era, and dozens of new entries — including super-rare finds, such the Unisonic Champion 2711, and the latest ninth-generation consoles. You’ll find coverage of legendary systems like the Magnavox Odyssey, Atari 2600, NES, and the Commodore 64; systems from the ‘90s and 2000s; modern consoles like the Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 5; and consoles you never knew existed.

Get a unique peek at the hardware powering the world’s most iconic video-game systems with The Game Console 2.0 — the perfect gift for geeks of all stripes and every gamer’s must-have coffee-table book.

From the Publisher

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‘Gorgeous…A Nostalgic Treat’

“This book gathers gorgeous images into a visual history of games, and it’s such a nostalgic treat to pore over.”

—Keith Stuart, The Guardian, 1 of 20 Books Every Video Gamer should Read

‘Intense, Loving Detail’

“Photographed in intense, loving detail, the book quite literally unpacks 86 consoles and examines their innards.”

—Mashable

‘Vibrant…A Nostalgic Trip’

“A vibrant, 264-page book that’s packed cover to cover with full-color photos of video game consoles. Spanning consoles like the Atari 2600, Nintendo Entertainment System, to modern-day ones like the PlayStation 4, it’ll take you on a nostalgic trip and make you appreciate the history of your favorite consoles.”

—Brandon Carte, Yahoo Life

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About the Author

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.

Who is this book for? Geeks and Gamers Game historians and designers Anyone interested in hardware, technology, or vintage consoles Anyone looking for a unique gift for gamers in their life

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About the Publisher

No Starch Press has published the finest in geek entertainment since 1994, creating both timely and timeless titles like Python Crash Course, Python for Kids, How Linux Works, and Hacking: The Art of Exploitation. An independent, San Francisco-based publishing company, No Starch Press focuses on a curated list of well-crafted books that make a difference. They publish on many topics, including computer programming, cybersecurity, operating systems, and LEGO. The titles have personality, the authors are passionate experts, and all the content goes through extensive editorial and technical reviews. Long known for its fun, fearless approach to technology, No Starch Press has earned wide support from STEM enthusiasts worldwide.

Publisher ‏ : ‎ No Starch Press; 2nd edition (September 8, 2021)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 312 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1718500602
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1718500600
Reading age ‏ : ‎ 1 year and up
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 2.65 pounds
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.31 x 0.93 x 10.31 inches

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