A Handheld History

A celebration of portable gaming

Cover Art for 9780008598174, A Handheld History by Lost in Cult
ISBN: 9780008598174
Publisher: Expanse
Published: 28 September, 2023
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Links Harper Collins
2 other editions of this product

A Handheld History is a unique celebration of portable platforms and their iconic games. Forty years ago, businessmen fiddling with calculators inspired Gunpei Yokoi to create the Game & Watch. Ever since then, handheld gaming has been hugely influential, spawning communities who trade Pokémon in the playground and share Miis on the subway. This introspective adventure will delve into decades of gaming memories and reconnect you to that long car journey full of discarded AA batteries before speeding ahead to the contemporary days of blockbusters in your backpack. Handheld gaming is celebrated loudly, proudly, and across hundreds of beautifully assembled pages of art and essays. Featuring words from many incredible voices, this is an unmissable ode to the gaming device that you keep close to your heart – right in your jacket pocket. Words and art by: Alex Olney Ashens Bob Wulff Brandon Saltalamacchia Brian Crecente Hannah Kwan Cosselmon Janet Garcia Jason Bradbury Jeff Grubb Jonathan Traynor Kevin Kenson Larry Bundy Jr. Mike Diver Raul Higuera Stephen Maurice Graham Plus many more! Made in collaboration with Retro Dodo


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