Racing the Beam

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Racing the Beam

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Hardcover - USA - 1st edition.

Author Nick Montfort, Ian Bogost
Published 2009-07-09
Type Non-fiction
Genre Educational
Themes Computers, Electronics, Video Games
Age Group Adult

Racing the Beam: The Atari Video Computer System is an in-depth look at the Atari Video Computer System by Nick Montfort and Ian Bogost, published on 2009-07-09.

The book recounts the rise and fall of Atari while specifically focusing on the 2600's hardware and how game designers got the most out of it by going over some of the most popular games on the system. Not for the casual gamer.


Own?Hardcover - USA - 1st edition.
Read?Hardcover - USA - 1st edition.

A co-worker of mine got the audio book version of this book and recommended it to me. Being a big fan of the Atari 2600, I bought a hard cover and read it. I enjoyed it a lot.

I own a first edition hardcover and have read it.




It's been too long since I read this book to write a proper review, but I remember liking it quite a bit. One minor problem with it I've seen is former Atari programmer David Crane said in an interview that the book had a fair amount of inaccuracies.



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