Table of contents for The video game explosion : a history from Pong to Playstation and beyond / edited by Mark J.P. Wolf.

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List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
A Brief Timeline of Video Game History
I. Looking at Video Games
What is a Video Game?					Mark J. P. Wolf
Imaging Technologies					Mark J. P. Wolf
Modes of Exhibition					Mark J. P. Wolf
Influences and Precursors					Mark J. P. Wolf
The Study of Video Games					Mark J. P. Wolf
II. The Early Days (Before 1985)
Mainframe Computer Games				David H. Ahl
Arcade Games of the 1970s					Mark J. P. Wolf
Video Games in Europe: The Early Years			David Winter
SIDEBAR: System Profile: The Magnavox Odyssey		David Winter
Early Home Video Game Systems				Leonard Herman
Company Profile: Atari					Leonard Herman
System Profile: The Atari Video Computer System (VCS)	Leonard Herman
Vector Games						Mark J. P. Wolf
Video Game Stars: Pac-Man					Mark J. P. Wolf
The Rise of the Home Computer				Bob Rehak
Genre Profile: Adventure Games				Mark J. P. Wolf
SIDEBAR: Company Profile: Electronic Arts			Alison McMahan
Arcade Games of the 1980s					Mark J. P. Wolf
Laserdisc Games						Mark J. P. Wolf
The Video Game Industry Crash				Mark J. P. Wolf
III. The Industry Rebounds (1985?1994)
System Profile: The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)	Dominic Arsenault
SIDEBAR: Company Profile: Nintendo			Dominic Arsenault
A New Generation of Home Video Game Systems		Leonard Herman
CD-ROM Games						Carl Therrien
Genre Profile: Interactive Movies				Bernard Perron
Arcade Games of the 1990s and Beyond			Mark J. P. Wolf
Handheld Games						Leonard Herman
SIDEBAR: Company Profile: Sega				Alison McMahan
Shareware Games: Between Hobbyist and Professional		Brett Camper
IV. Advancing to the Next Level (1995?Present)
The Later Generation Home Video Game Systems		Leonard Herman
On-line Role-Playing Games					Kelly Boudreau
SIDEBAR: Company Profile: Sony				Mark J. P. Wolf
System Profile: Sony PlayStation				Dominic Arsenault
Video Game Stars: Lara Croft				Alison McMahan
Genre Profile: First-Person Shooting Games			Bob Rehak
SIDEBAR: Video Game Retro				Bob Rehak
Independent and Experimental Video Games			Brent Camper				 Video Games in Europe Lars Konzack
Video Games in Asia					Benjamin Wai-Ming Ng
Video Games in Australia					Thomas H. Apperley
V. A Closer Look at Video Games
The Video Game Design Process				Feichin Ted Tschang
Graphics in Video Games					Carl Therrien
Sound in Video Games					Eric Pidkameny
Video Game Genres					Mark J. P. Wolf
SIDEBAR: Best-selling Video Games			Mark J. P. Wolf
The Video Game as an Object of Controversy			Dominic Arsenault
SIDEBAR: Video Games Rating Systems			Mark J. P. Wolf
Morals, Ethics, and Video Games				Mark J. P. Wolf
Video Games and Their Relationship with Other Media		Martin Picard
SIDEBAR: How to Get a Job in the Video Game Industry	Mark J. P. Wolf
The Future of Video Games					Mark J. P. Wolf
Glossary of Video Game Terminology
Resource Guide
About the Contributors

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Video games -- Social aspects.
Video games -- History.