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The Resource 8-bit apocalypse : the untold story of Atari's Missile command, Alex Rubens ; with a foreword by Jeff Gerstmann

8-bit apocalypse : the untold story of Atari's Missile command, Alex Rubens ; with a foreword by Jeff Gerstmann

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8-bit apocalypse : the untold story of Atari's Missile command
Title
8-bit apocalypse
Title remainder
the untold story of Atari's Missile command
Statement of responsibility
Alex Rubens ; with a foreword by Jeff Gerstmann
Title variation
Eight-bit apocalypse
Title variation remainder
the untold story of Atari's Missile command
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "The first history of Atari's Missile Command, and its unforeseen effects on its creators and the culture."--Amazon.com
  • Before Call of Duty, before World of Warcraft, before even Super Mario Bros., the video game industry exploded in the late 1970s with the advent of the video arcade. Leading the charge was Atari Inc., the creator of the iconic game Missile Command. The first game to double as a commentary on culture, Missile Command put the players' fingers on "the button," making them responsible for the fate of civilization in a no-win scenario, all for the price of a quarter. The game was a marvel of modern culture, helping usher in both the age of the video game and the gamer lifestyle. Taking readers back to the days of TaB cola, dot matrix printers, and digging through the couch for just one more quarter, 8-Bit Apocalypse combines Rubens knowledge of the tech industry and experience as a gaming journalist to conjure the wild silicon frontier of the 8-bit '80s. -- Adapted from the dust jacket
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Rubens, Alex
Dewey number
338.4/77948
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • HD9993.E452
  • HD9993.E454
LC item number
  • R83 2018
  • A853 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Gerstmann, Jeff
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  • Atari, Inc
  • Video games industry
  • Arcades
  • Atari, Inc
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Arcades
  • Video games industry
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8-bit apocalypse : the untold story of Atari's Missile command, Alex Rubens ; with a foreword by Jeff Gerstmann
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9781468316452
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Label
8-bit apocalypse : the untold story of Atari's Missile command, Alex Rubens ; with a foreword by Jeff Gerstmann
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1085348349
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781468316452
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
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remote
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(OCoLC)1085348349

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