Thursday, September 30, 2021

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

No Starch Press The Game Console 2.0

Explore the hardware powering the world's most iconic video-game systems with The Game Console 2.0: A Photographic History from Atari to Xbox by Evan Amos.

No Starch Press is gearing up to release the second edition of our fan-favorite, widely reviewed gamer must-have books. 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. 

All the toy images you can handle!

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