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If anyone is interested in learning more about this topic, I highly recommend reading The Ultimate History of Video Games . [1]

I picked it up on a whim at a thrift store and found it to be very informative and engaging. You'll also see some familiar names in there as it spends a lot of time talking about Atari.

[1] https://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-History-Video-Games-Pokemon-...

I also enjoyed High Score!: The Illustrated History of Electronic Games [1]. The photos bring back a lot of memories

[1] https://www.amazon.com/High-Score-Illustrated-History-Electr...

I wrote a short note to Steven Kent a few years ago saying I enjoyed reading his book. He was kind enough to write back and thank me for reading. The earlier editions had a different name: The First Quarter: A 25-year History of Video Games. [1]

He noted in his letter that he wouldn't have chosen such an "arrogant" title for his book as "The Ultimate History", and the decision was the publisher's. Seemed like a thoughtful and humble person.

[1] https://www.amazon.com/First-Quarter-25-year-History-Video/d...

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