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224 pages, 600+ pictures: The Encyclopedia of Game.Machines comes to the UK

Aug 29th, 2005 - Gameplan Publishing is proud to announce the first encyclopedia of game consoles, handhelds and home computers, 1972-2005.

From Atari to Sega, from Apple to Nintendo DS: The full colour book takes not a regional, or European, but a global view on 33 years of onscreen fun and interaction and presents hardware from Japan, USA, UK, France, Germany and Korea, along with classic software in its authentic, pixellated glory. Other than the 600+ pictures, exclusively shot for the Game.Machines book, it contains extensive indices, as well as 20 pages of technical data and explanations.

The encyclopedia of Game.Machines

Consoles, handheld & home computers 1972-2005

First English edition: 224 pages, full colour.


ISBN: 3-00-015359-4

Originally published in Germany, Game.Machines has been recognized as a `suitable reference´ and `recommended reading´ (by Germany's premier micro monthly C't), as `very entertaining´ (Gamestar) and `compulsory reading´ (PlayZone) or simply as `Ace´ (ComputerBILD).

Two years in the making, this greatly enhanced and revised edition invites you to a time journey across the video game era: From the 4-bit beginnings to the broadband future. More than 400 dream machines and million sellers, bizarre slip-ups and exotic variants are celebrated in full colour chapters with extensive appendixes: Game.Machines is the reference point for members of the PlayStation generation; whether they're gamers or collectors, or just curious.

The encyclopedia of Game.Machines was revealed at the recent Classic Gaming Expo UK, is now ready to ship and available from selected dealers, through Amazon or directly from and

If you need further info or would like to see, review or trade this geek's tome, please turn to those sites or to the following Gameplan people:



We are always happy to ship press or trade sample to those who are just as game and retro minded as our Gameplan staff ;-)

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