…[A] satisfying, illuminating read. Recommended for hardcore gamers (and ex-gamers) of all ages.—Dominic Al-Badri , Kansai Time Out, Japan—
…Big, glossy, comprehensive…a blitz of zippy words and zappy graphics.
, The Times Weekend Review
Who can resist a book that opens by tying invention of the video game to development of the atom bomb?
—Computer Gaming World
Burnham’s done a splendid job of recreating the cathode-lit dens and arcades of our youth…
, LA Weekly
It’s impossible to praise this book too highly.
—Paul Di Filippo
…[M]akes a crucial point…the ‘golden age’ of video games kick-started an entertainment industry that now rivals Hollywood.
…this book celebrates…software, programmers, and machines that arose from nothing more than the desire to create the perfect game.
, New Scientist