Thursday, June 14, 2018

A Middling Adventure

Not very highbrow and, sadly, not terribly well-written, Jamie Lendino's Adventure: The Atari 2600 at the Dawn of Console Gaming is a brisk but shallow overview of the seminal video game machine's rise and fall. The work consists mostly of brief reviews of the most popular or influential games released for the 2600, with a smattering of history peppered in...but one really wishes for a more serious, in-depth, academic treatment of the subject. The book is mainly of interest to Atari fans looking for a dose of nostalgia, or retro-gaming enthusiasts looking for key game titles to pursue. 

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