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Writing for Animation, Comics, and Games by Christy Marx

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CHAPTER   8

History / Evolution of Videogames

Many forms of entertainment have been created by and for computers. There are arcade games for a large machine that sits in a corner of your local pizza parlor and takes your quarters. There is entertainment created specifically for your personal computer (PC)—games that can be enjoyed individually, in a pair, in small groups, or with thousands of other people on the Internet. And there is entertainment designed for a special console box attached to your TV. The kinds of computer entertainment vary greatly, but they all have two things in common. First, they all came to exist thanks to the development of the modern computer and its components: the computer hardware, the software, the graphics display, ...

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