Racing the Beam

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Review: Racing the Beam: The Atari Video Computer System (Platform Studies Series)

User Review  - Justin Liew - Goodreads

This was a fantastic look into the crazy world of Atari VCS development. It stands the Atari platform up in the context of the culture of the 70s and 80s, and shows how the platform influenced both ... Read full review

Review: Racing the Beam: The Atari Video Computer System (Platform Studies Series)

User Review  - Steve Losh - Goodreads

A great little tale of six Atari games (and many more are mentioned briefly). It's fairly technical, so if you're not a programmer you won't like it much, but if you are it's a really fun read. It ... Read full review

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2 Combat
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4 PacMan
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8 After the Crash
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Afterword on Platform Studies
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Notes
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Bibliography
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Index
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