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By John Sellers

Arcade Fever is a full-color illustrated historical past of video arcade video games, with tributes to greater than 50 vintage video games like Pong, area Invaders, Pac guy, Q-Bert, Frogger, and TRON. study which online game triggered a yen scarcity in Japan -- and which video games encouraged breakfast cereals, Saturday-morning cartoons, episodes of Seinfeld,and number one pop-music singles. Meet the visionary musicians, writers, animators, cupboard artists, and different unsung heroes of the game undefined. the appropriate present for someone who spent their youth in video arcades, Arcade Fever is a pop-culture nostalgia journey you won't are looking to omit! John writes for leisure Weekly, best, television advisor, and different nationwide magazines. he's additionally the writer of popular culture flair attempt: Rad, 80s model. He was once the area Champion of Donkey Kong in 1983 and seemed at the tv convey "That's Incredible!"

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