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The Game Console 2.0 by Evan Amos
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Sep 08, 2021 | ISBN 9781718500600

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“The Game Console 2.0 is one of the rare video game books that we recommend for any fan of the medium, regardless of which systems they play now, or had as a kid. Evan Amos breaks down the hardware of 100 consoles spanning several decades, giving readers a literal inside look at the components that make the system work.”
—Brandt Ranj, Rolling Stone

The Game Console 2.0 is a must-have, even if you already have the first edition. It is a video game enthusiast’s heaven and makes for a perfect coffee table book!”
—Julia Roth, Geek Girl Authority

“[The Game Console 2.0] is a perfect end table book catered toward nerds and gamers that unites profoundly nitty gritty photographs of in excess of 100 computer game control centers and their electronic insides.”
—Gifts For Gamers To Buy In This Season, RecaBlog

“[The Game Console 2.0] has been heavily revised and expanded . . . This new version adds a lot more content over the first edition!”
—Madlittlepixel, YouTuber

The Game Console 2.0 by Evan Amos is a wonderful coffee table book for people who love video games and computer hardware, I’m a big fan.”
—Austin, @Wymorn

“I recommend it!”
—Taylor Lyles, @TayNixster, Assoc. Tech Editor, IGN

“[Evan Amos] is extremely improtant to the retro gaming community . . . [The Game Console 2.0] works as a visual encyclopedia of 40 plus years of gaming. He’s added stuff that he didn’t have before, but I’m telling you, this is such a great book.”
—MetalJesusRocks, YouTuber

“Amazing photographic collection of the history of gaming. Highly recommend!”
—Daniel Gonzalez, @JustDanielG

“[The Game Console 2.0] is an extraordinary journey through the history of video game hardware.”
—Daniel New, Editor, Thumbsticks


“This book gathers gorgeous images into a visual history of games, and it’s such a nostalgic treat to pore over.”
—Keith Stuart, The Guardian, 1 of 20 Books Every Video Gamer should Read

“Amos’ passion for gaming and photographic skills come together beautifully in The Game Console.”

“While services like PlayStation Now prove that streaming has the potential to increase access to older hardware-bound games, The Game Console posits that consoles themselves are important cultural objects that we shouldn’t forget.”

“A perfect choice for gamers looking to build up their knowledge on video game history.”
—Android Central

“Photographed in intense, loving detail, the book quite literally unpacks 86 consoles and examines their innards.”

“It’s clear that photo-documenting these products is the heart and soul of The Game Console.”
—Game Vortex

“Good nerdy books that aren’t fiction are hard to come by sometimes. Nerdy books about video game consoles are almost impossible…[The Game Console is] a serious walk down memory lane.”
—Geek Girl Authority

“This image-rich guide brings gamers on a guided tour exploring the legendary consoles of yesteryear.”
—Sian Babish, The Chicago Tribune

The Game Console might just be the most complete catalog of game consoles ever published.”
—Warped Zone

“Evan Amos does a fantastic job of capturing the nostalgia of every console.”
—BioGamer Girl

“A vibrant, 264-page book that’s packed cover to cover with full-color photos of video game consoles. Spanning consoles like the Atari 2600, Nintendo Entertainment System, to modern-day ones like the PlayStation 4, it’ll take you on a nostalgic trip and make you appreciate the history of your favorite consoles.”
—Brandon Carte, Yahoo Life

“Best gaming book.”
—Mr. Chaplin,, The 33 Best Gifts for Gamers

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