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The Game Boy: A Handheld Revolution

Kenneth B. McAlpine

in Bits and Pieces: A History of Chiptunes

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190496098
eISBN:
9780190496135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190496098.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

This chapter examines the cultural phenomenon that was Nintendo’s Game Boy and suggests that its portability and low cost was pivotal in taking chiptune from primarily a desktop activity to something ... More


Great Moments in Mobile and Handheld Games

Eric Klopfer

in Augmented Learning: Research and Design of Mobile Educational Games

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262113151
eISBN:
9780262277297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262113151.003.0004
Subject:
Computer Science, Game Studies

This chapter traces the development of handheld games. The discussions include Mattel’s release of its first popular handheld game—Football—in 1977; the emergence of portable consoles; the popularity ... More


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