By Jamie Lendino

ISBN-10: 0692851275

ISBN-13: 9780692851272

Atari 8-bit pcs are the 1st machines that actually bridged the divide among game avid gamers and residential machine lovers. The Atari four hundred and 800 signaled the beginning of a brand new period in computing. Breakout: How Atari 8-Bit desktops outlined a Generation is the 1st ebook to hide what made Atari's groundbreaking desktop line nice: its very good portraits and sound, versatile programming atmosphere, and vast aid from the burgeoning domestic desktop community.

For these folks coming of "gaming age" within the 80s, Atari video games have been easily amazing—and you will find out what revamped a hundred titles rather a lot enjoyable to play. Breakout additionally explores the Atari 8-bit platform because it stands at the present time, with a powerful fanatic and modding neighborhood, the expanding price of Atari desktops and peripherals, and the way to start with one now or get your outdated one operating again.

Jamie Lendino is the Editor-in-Chief of ExtremeTech.com. formerly, he controlled the patron electronics studies staff for PCMag.com, and has written for the print and electronic types of PC Magazine for over 10 years. he is additionally had articles released in Popular technology, digital Musician, Sound and Vision, and on CNET.com, and ConsumerReports.com.

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