Arcade fever: the fan's guide to the golden age of video games

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Running Press, Aug 21, 2001 - Computers - 160 pages
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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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User Review  - Killerkobra - Goodreads

Not much to read but some great pictures and overall nice design. Read full review

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A great, fun to read, visual guide through the history of Golden-Age arcade gaming. A must own for those who are passionate about old school games. Read full review


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John Sellers is the author of "Perfect From Now On: How Indie Rock Saved My Life "and "Arcade Fever: The Fan's Guide to the Golden Age of Video Games". He has written for a host of publications including "GQ", "Spin", "Entertainment Weekly", "Details", "Time Out New York", "The Believer", "The Atlantic Monthly", and "The New York Times". Sellers writes "The Enthusiast" blog for True/Slant and is a Contributing Editor for Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, he now lives in Brooklyn, New York. For more information, visit

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