Game Console: A Photographic History From Atari To Xbox

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Author Amos, Evan
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The Game Consoleis a tour through the evolution of video game hardware, with gorgeous full-color photos of 86 consoles. 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, and ends on modern consoles like the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U.<
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>Throughout the book, you’ll also discover many consoles you never knew existed, and even find a rare peek at the hardware inside several of history’s most iconic video game systems.

Table of Contents
Introduction<
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>Part 0: The Birth of Gaming<
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>Part 1: 1st Generation: The beginning of electronic gaming: College mainframes, video arcades, and TV gaming<
>1972 - Magnavox Odyssey*<
>1975 - Pong Consoles<
>Part 2: 2nd Generation: The video game crash<
>1976 - Fairchild Channel F<
>1977 - RCA Studio II<
>1977 - Coleco Telstar Arcade<
>1977 - Atari 2600*<
>1978 - Bally Professional Arcade<
>1978 - APF MP1000<
>1978 - Interton VC 4000<
>1979 - Milton Bradley Microvision<
>1978 - Magnavox Odyssey 2<
>1979 - Mattel Intellivision*<
>1979 - Atari 800<
>1980 - Nintendo Game & Watch<
>1981 - VTech Creativision<
>1981 - Epoch Cassette Vision<
>1982 - ColecoVision*<
>1982 - Atari 5200<
>1982 - Entex Adventure Vision<
>1982 - Emerson Arcadia 2001<
>1982 - Vectrex<
>1982 - Commodore 64<
>Part 3: 3rd Generation: The rebirth of video games and the rise of Japan<
>1983 - Sega SG-1000<
>1983 - Sega Master System<
>1983 - Nintendo Famicom/NES<
>1983 - Casio PV-1000<
>1984 - Epoch Super Cassette Vision<
>1984 - Epoch Game Pocket Comp<
>1985 - RDI Halcyon<
>1986 - Atari 7800<
>1987 - Action Max<
>1988-VTech Socrates<
>Part 4: 4th Generation: The console wars<
>1987 - NEC PC Engine*/1989 - NEC TurboGrafx-16*<
>1987 - Atari XE Games System<
>1989 - ViewMaster Interactive Vision<
>1988 - Sega Mega Drive*/1989 - Sega Genesis*<
>1989 - Nintendo Game Boy<
>1989 - Atari Lynx<
>1990 - SNK Neo Geo AES/CD<
>1990 - Super Famicom/SNES<
>1990 - Sega Game Gear<
>1990 - Amstrad GX4000<
>1992 - Watara Supervision<
>1991 - Philips CDi<
>1993 - Pioneer LaserActive<
>1995 - Super A'can<
>Part 5: 5th Generation: The CD-ROM and 3D gaming<
>1993 - 3DO*<
>1993 - Atari Jaguar*<
>1993 - FM Towns Marty<
>1993 - Commodore Amiga CD32<
>1994 - Sega Saturn*<
>1994 - Sony PlayStation*<
>1994 - Bandai Playdia<
>1994 - NEC PC-FX<
>1995 - Tiger R-Zone<
>1995 - Casio Loopy<
>1995 - NIntendo Virtual Boy<
>1996 - Nintendo 64*<
>1996 - Bandai Atmark/Pippin<
>1997 - Tiger Game.com<
>1998 - Neo Geo Pocket / 1999 - Neo Geo Pocket Color<
>1998 - Wonderswan<
>1998 - Game Boy Color<
>Part 6: 6th Generation: Gaming takes over the mainstream, the beginnings of net play<
>1998 - Sega Dreamcast*<
>2000 - Sony PlayStation 2*<
>2001 - Nintendo Game Boy Advance<
>2001 - Nintendo GameCube*<
>2001 - Microsoft Xbox*<
>2003 - Nokia N-Gage<
>1999 - Nuon<
>2003 - Tapwave Zodiac<
>2004 - XaviX Port<
>2004 - Vtech V.smile<
>Part 7: 7th Generation: HD gaming, motion control, and the casual gamer<
>2004 - Nintendo DS*<
>2004 - Sony PSP*<
>2005 - Vtech V.Flash<
>2005 - Game Wave<
>2005 - Xbox 360*<
>2005 - Tiger Gizmondo<
>2006 - Mattel HyperScan<
>2006 - Sony PlayStation 3*<
>2006 - Nintendo Wii*<
>Part 8: 8th Generation - The uncertain future<
>2011 - Nintendo 3DS*<
>2011 - Sony PS Vita<
>2012 - Nintendo Wii U*<
>2011 - Amazon Fire TV<
>2013 - Ouya<
>2013 - Sony PlayStation 4*<
>2013 - Xbox One*<
>2013 - GameStick<
>2013 - NVDIA Shield<
>2015 - Steam Controller and Steam Link<
>2014 - Google Nexus Player