The Game Console

The Game Console

A Photographic History from Atari to Xbox
by Evan Amos
November 2018, 264 pp.
ISBN-13: 
9781593277437
Full Color, Hardcover

Featured in Wired, My Modern Met, and IEEE Spectrum.

"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."
—Motherboard

"Amos’ passion for gaming and photographic skills come together beautifully in The Game Console."
—Kotaku

"Photographed in intense, loving detail, the book quite literally unpacks 86 consoles and examines their innards."
—Mashable

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

Look Inside!

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The Game Console is a tour through the evolution of video game hardware, with gorgeous full-color photos of 86 consoles and their grisly innards. You’ll start your journey with legendary consoles like the Magnavox Odyssey, Atari 2600, Nintendo Entertainment System, and the Commodore 64. The visual nostalgia trip continues with systems from the 1990s and 2000s, ending with modern consoles like the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U.

Throughout the book, you’ll also discover many consoles you never knew existed, and get a rare peek at the hardware inside some of history’s most iconic video game systems.

Author Bio 

Evan Amos is a passionate video game fan and photographer. His work has been featured in Game Informer, Kotaku, Wired, Retro Gamer, and other popular media outlets.

Reviews 

"Amos’ passion for gaming and photographic skills come together beautifully in The Game Console."
—Kotaku

"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."
—Motherboard

"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."
—Mashable

"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

"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