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By Leonard Herman

Book Details:

ISBN: 096438485X
EAN: 9780964384859
ASIN: 096438485X
Publisher: Rolenta Press
Publication Date: 2001-07
Number of Pages: 388
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books, Goodreads

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Phoenix: the autumn & upward push of Videogames is a publication written through Leonard Herman and initially released in December 1994 through Rolenta Press. on the time of its e-book, Phoenix was once the 1st entire ebook in regards to the background of videogames

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Author Name: Leonard Herman

Author Description: Herman, "The video game Scholar", fell in love with videogames the 1st time he performed Pong at an area bowling alley in 1972. He all started accumulating videogames in 1979 after he bought his first Atari VCS after which all started writing his first booklet on videogames: ABC To The VCS, which wouldn't be released until eventually 1996. A programmer and technical author by way of exchange, Mr. Herman based Rolenta Press in 1994 to post his booklet, Phoenix: the autumn & upward thrust of Videogames, the 1st severe publication on videogame historical past. In 2008, online game Informer named Phoenix the #2 publication on videogames in all time. The identify has been referred because the "Bible of the videogame industry".

Mr. Herman has written videogame-related articles for digital Gaming per 30 days, Videogaming Illustrated, reputable US Playstation, video games, side, Pocket video games, vintage Gamer journal, Manci video games, online game Collector, and Gamespot, in addition to modifying online game dealer magazine.

Author URL: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/424378

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