Galaga

Boss Fight Books

Book 4
Boss Fight Books
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For fifteen seconds of one of the highest-grossing films of all time, The Avengersa (TM) plan to save the world comes to a grinding halt when Tony Stark calls out a low-level member of S.H.I.E.L.D. for playing Galaga on the job. Acclaimed novelist and lifelong Galaga player Michael Kimball knows the compulsion: Hea (TM)s set and re-set high scores on Galaga machines all across America. What many call the greatest fixed shooter arcade game in history, Galaga broke the Space Invaders mold with superior graphics, faster firing, bonus rounds, tractor beams, and advanced enemy A.I. Since its 1981 release, Galaga has inspired numerous sequels, bootlegs, hacks, and clonesa "and some version of Galaga has been released for nearly every gaming platform. Kimball shares his obsession with Galaga through a discussion of the innovative gameplay it introduced (including lots of tips), its extensive cultural legacy (including collectibles, movies, rap songs, drinking games, and sex acts), and how Galaga got Kimball through a difficult childhood--and maybe saved his life.
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About the author

Michael Kimball is the author of eight books, including Big Ray, Dear Everybody, and Us. His work has been on NPRâe(tm)s All Things Considered and in Vice, as well as The Guardian, Bomb, Prairie Schooner, New York Tyrant, etc. His work has been translated into a dozen languagesâe"including Italian, Spanish, German, Chinese, Korean, and Greek. He is also responsible for Michael Kimball Writes Your Life Story (on a postcard), a couple of documentaries, the 510 Readings, and the conceptual pseudonym Andy Devine.

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Publisher
Boss Fight Books
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Published on
Dec 31, 2014
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Pages
136
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ISBN
9781940535036
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
Games & Activities / Video & Electronic
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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