…not TOO MUCH unlike the Men Who Stare At Goats. Anyways, Evan Amos wasn’t happy with the lackluster image quality of gaming console Wikipedia, so he started taking and sharing pictures of his own consoles. This venture of passion would lead to Amos to create The Game Console: A Photographic History from Atari To Xbox. Amos’ book, now available for purchase from physical and digital bookstores, is a wonderful hardbound tome consisting of 250 pages of video game systems from the first generation (the Magnavox Odyssey, Pong consoles, etc.) all the was through to the current, eighth generation of game consoles. Continue reading ““The Game Console” is THE Video Game Book for Gamers Who Stare at Consoles…”
Howdy, Hey There And Hello! This week on WIRed, I uncover the recent phenomenon of bridge theft (and I mean walking/car BRIDGES), how do you sleep in the deep reaches of space where no one can hear you snore, the online catalog of video game console history, and IT’S RHYNO! IT’S RHYNO! GORE! GORE! GORE!
Continue reading “Stolen Bridges, Space Naps, Console Designs & Rhynos! – WIRed #73”
Whenever you think about video game consoles that were commercially successful—ranging from the Game Boy to the PlayStation—are iconic pieces of industrial product design. But how a console looks like is only part of the story, because in the case of gaming consoles, the system itself needs to be not only technologically efficient, but it needs to be able to get developer support, play games, and the games need to be good. The truth is that there are dozens-upon-dozens of other gaming machines that either didn’t catch on or just failed miserably (hey there, Gizmondo; I’m looking at you…). This truth is not lost on Evan Amos, as he has devoted his own time to cataloging each and every last one of them. Continue reading “This Encyclopedic Site Contains 41 Years of Video Game Console Design”