‘Encyclopedia of Game Machines’ Covers Four Decades of Videogame History

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Revised and Extended 2nd Edition of Acclaimed Retro Gaming Book ‘Game Machines’ Launches on December 5, Featuring 248 Full-Color Pages and 700 Photos.

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Game Machines 1972-2012 is the reference book for every gamer and anyone interested in the history of computer entertainment.

Enati Media and GAMEplan today announced the publication date of Game Machines 1972-2012 – The encyclopedia of consoles, handhelds and home computers. The 2nd English-language edition of the renowned gaming history reference book will be available in North America on 12/05/2011 and can be pre-ordered at http://www.gameplanbooks.com.

Printed in color throughout and featuring over 700 photographs, Game Machines 1972-2012 is the reference book for every gamer and anyone interested in the history of computer entertainment.

The first 2005 edition of Game Machines became an instant classic and has been sold out for years. For the new release, author Winnie Forster teamed up with publisher Enati Media to revise and edit the translation based on the German Spielkonsolen und Heimcomputer books. Game Machines 1972-2012 grew to 248 pages to accommodate more recent systems, now covering four decades of electronic game systems, from the Magnavox Odyssey and Atari 2600 to the Apple iPhone and Sony Vita.

Recognized as a ‘very entertaining’ (IDG) ‘thrilling journey’ (Official PlayStation Magazine), Game Machines presents background information and key technical facts about game computers and consoles, along with classic software in its authentic, pixelated glory. Among the almost 500 systems covered are million-sellers and exotic variants, dream machines and bizarre oddities.

Readers will discover fascinating game machines and the stories behind the rise of a multi-billion dollar industry, including interesting tidbits such as: the connection of the father of ‘Moore’s Law’ to the first cartridge game console; Nintendo reviving the industry after the great videogame crash – and later nudging Sony into creating the PlayStation; AOL rising from the ashes of an online service for the Commodore 64; Apple co-founder Steve Jobs creating the most vibrant mobile gaming platform.

Please visit our Game Machines news site at http://www.gameplanbooks.com for additional information and samples from the book.
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About GAMEplan                            
GAMEplan is a German publishing company focused on documenting videogames history, technology and culture. Winnie Forster, GAMEplan publisher and long-time game journalist, is the author of Game Machines, as well as the German-language releases Joysticks, Spielmacher, and Spielkonsolen und Heimcomputer. GAMEplan was founded in 2002 and is based in Bavaria, Germany.

About Enati Media                            
Enati Media works across continents and languages to bring the best of online games and gaming-related media to the North American market place. Founded by Heinrich Lenhardt and Nadine Caplette, the company offers services including licensing, editing, publishing, and English/German localization by native speakers. Enati Media is based in Vancouver, Canada.

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Enati Media Inc.


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