Looking for a book that covers retro games consoles and computers? This book by Peter Leigh or better known as The Nostalgia Nerd in YouTube covers all the greatest old system from Atari to Xbox. Fret not, unlike the typical book you find on the book store, this book has so many images and considerably big-size fonts, so you won’t get bored reading on them. More over, Nostalgia Nerd gave bonus on every system reviewed (see below to know what the bonus are!).
|His YouTube channel
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This “The Nostalgia Nerd’s Retro Tech: Computers, Consoles and Games” book is good for:
- Those who want some nostalgic view of games and their machines (computers, consoles and portables) (hey, Boomers and Millennials these are you!)
- Those who want to get to know better how it was all started and how it fared until it becomes what it is today (hey, Gen Z and Gen Alpha, these are you!)
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Book Summary: The Nostalgia Nerd’s Retro Tech: Computers, Consoles and Games
In this book, Peter Leigh or better known by his YouTube channel name: The Nostalgia Nerd is showcasing all computers (in relation to games), consoles and portables from Gen 1 (Magnavox Odyssey) to Gen 6 (PS2 era).
For the records and for refreshers, here are console generations and the (sample) consoles existed on the particular generations.
|Sample Console (not all)
|Magnavox Odyssey, Atari Home Pong
|Atari 2600, ColecoVision
|Sega Master System, Nintendo / Famicom
|Sega Genesis / Megadrive, Super Nintendo
|Nintendo 64, Sega Saturn, Sony PlayStation
|Microsoft XBOX, Nintendo Gamecube, Sega Dreamcast, Sony PlayStation 2
He detailed all the computers, consoles on their influences and as a bonus, he shared 3 games for each of them:
- Must see game for the system: game title that pushes the system limit (into something you won’t believe the system could deliver).
- Must play game for the system: game title you should definitely give a try.
- Must avoid game for the system: as the name suggested, something you should avoid from the system.
Book Review: Why I read this book & you should read this too
There are few books covering retro games consoles but Nostalgia Nerd takes on the retro games is unique and different. Not only it covers game consoles (and portables) but also computers that were used to play games back in the day (that’s the reason the book title is not retro games consoles, but rather retro tech). What I really like and couldn’t find on similar books covering retro games is that Nostalgia Nerd is sharing 3 games on every system he reviewed: one is for you to see before you die, one is the recommended game for you to try before you die and last one is the one you should avoid at all cost.
I believe if you are looking to relinquish some of your nostalgic memories on the retro tech and at the same time would like to get some retro games recommendation, this is the book you should get.
Where you can get & read The Nostalgia Nerd’s Retro Tech: Computers, Consoles and Games
In case you are also interested with this book, here’s where you can get the book.
Physical book (Hardcover):
Alternative link in case you can’t see the link above: The Nostalgia Nerd’s Retro Tech: Computers, Consoles and Games (Hardcopy).
Alternative link in case you can’t see the link above: The Nostalgia Nerd’s Retro Tech: Computers, Consoles and Games (ebook).
If you are getting the digital copy, here’s where you can read the book:
|Kindle app for Android
|Kindle app for iOS
|Kindle tablet on Amazon
|Kindle app for macOS
|Kindle app for Windows
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2) Local library
Head to your local library or log in to your local library app to find and rent this book.
Here’s the book ISBN number to help you search the book in library.
Want more books related to Retro Gaming?
These are my suggestions:
1) The Ultimate History of Video Games Vol 1 & 2 By Steven L. Kent – Get to know in detail what, who, why, where & when about video games history. Book review link: The Ultimate History of Video Games Vol 1 & 2 at JILAXZONE.
2) Console Wars – Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation.
Book review link: Console Wars – Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation at JILAXZONE.
3) Retro Gaming: A Byte-sized History of Video Games.
Book review link: Retro Gaming: A Byte-sized History of Video Games book review at JILAXZONE.
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