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Arcade Fever: The Fan's Guide to the Golden…

Arcade Fever: The Fan's Guide to the Golden Age of Video Games (2001)

by John Sellers

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A loving tribute to the most innovative years of the gaming world, this book will educate and entertain. I wasn't alive during the golden arcade years, but as an avid gamer, and a firm believer that games are art, this was still a fantastic treat to read. ( )
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To my older brother, Mark, who once made me sit at the Windjammer for three hours while he racked up two million on Pac-Man and who always a point of beating me at my favorite games.
To my younger brother, Matt, who once jumped head-first into the glass doors of Someplace Else Arcade and who bagged Princess Daphne at the age of six at ShowBiz Pizza Place.
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I lost my video-game virginity at the age of six during an otherwise unmemorable afternoon at Cannonsburg Ski Area outside of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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Arcade Fever is a full-color illustrated history of video arcade games, with tributes to more than 50 classic games like Pong, Space Invaders, Pac Man, Q-Bert, Frogger, and TRON. Learn which game caused a yen shortage in Japan -- and which games inspired breakfast cereals, Saturday-morning cartoons, episodes of Seinfeld,and #1 pop-music singles. Meet the visionary musicians, writers, animators, cabinet artists, and other unsung heroes of the video game industry. The perfect gift for anyone who spent their childhood in video arcades, Arcade Fever is a pop-culture nostalgia trip you won't want to miss! John Sellers writes for Entertainment Weekly, Premiere, TV Guide, and other national magazines. He is also the author of Pop Culture Aptitude Test: Rad, 80s Version. He was the World Champion of Donkey Kong in 1983 and appeared on the television show "That's Incredible!"

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