There have been many top 100 books before, but rarely one like this. Here are the best of the early video games, shown in over 400 color photos and described in incredible detail in the entertaining and informative text. Each game's entry features production history, critical commentary, quotes from industry professionals, gameplay details, comparisons to other games, and more. This book celebrates the very best of the interactive entertainment industry's games from this highly crucial, fondly remembered decade. This pivotal period was marked by the introduction of the indispensable Atari 2600, Odyssey2, and Intellivision, the unleashing of the underrated Vectrex, the mind-blowing debut of the next-gen ColecoVision and Atari 5200, plus the rebirth of the industry through Nintendo's legendary juggernaut, the NES. Whether you're young or old, new to the hobby or a hardcore collector, this book will introduce you to or remind you of some of the greatest, most historically important games ever made.
BRETT WEISS BIO:
BRETT WEISS BIO:
A lifelong fan of comic books, video games, movies, science fiction, and the like, Brett Weiss has published professionally since 1997 and today is a full-time freelance writer.
Weiss is the author of six books: The 100 Greatest Console Video Games: 1977-1987 (Schiffer, 2014); Retro Pop Culture A to Z: From Atari 2600 to Zombie Films (Amazon Kindle, 2013); Filtered Future and other Dark Tales of Science Fiction and Horror (Amazon Kindle, 2012); Classic Home Video Games 1972-1984 (McFarland, 2007); Classic Home Video Games 1985-1988 (McFarland, 2009); and Classic Home Video Games 1989-1990 (McFarland, 2011).
In addition, Weiss has had articles published in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Writer, Mystery Scene, AntiqueWeek, Antique Trader, Fangoria, Filmfax, Game Informer, Video Game Trader, Classic Gamer Magazine, the Comics Buyer's Guide, Toy Shop, Toy Cars & Models, Back Issue magazine, Alter Ego, Robot magazine, Native Peoples, and various other publications. He's also been honored by video game legend Walter Day with two cards in Day's Twin Galaxies trading card set.
When not writing, Weiss enjoys reading, hiking, cycling, playing basketball and tennis, watching movies, going to museums, collecting video games, and hanging out with his family.
Weiss lives in Fort Worth, Texas with his lovely wife, who is essential in helping him with various computer and photography conundrums that frequently arise; his two wonderful kids, who do a great job of making life fun; and two crazy dogs and a fat cat.