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The Story of the Commodore Amiga In Pixels

Roger M. Kean and Chris Wilkins

In English

Publisher: Fusion Retro Books, 2017

ISBN: 9780993131592 (Wikipedia Book Sources) (Wikipedian kirjalähteet)

'First the screen filled with red, yellow and blue triangles that twisted and turned, creating patches of shaded colors. Next a pie chart of aqua, purple, fushia, green yellow and white sprang onto the screen. Then tere was a futuristic screen scene, complete with a figure walking a dog and a ire hydrant that constantly changed shapes. Finally a red-and-white-striped ball began to bounce, the sound changing and echoing as it bounced to different heights.'

So it was written in The New York Times on 29 August 1984, marking the start of a revolution in colour, animation, processing power and sheer excitement. The Amiga debuted, and for a few years was the most desirable of all home computers. Even when US Commodore's poor management ended its reign, the Amiga refused to die and lives today through the enthusiasm of gamers and former damascene adherents. This book charts the Amiga's history, looks at the best of its games and reveals the memories of those involved in the rise, fall and resurgence of the first aesthetically satisfying personal computer.

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