Vintage Games: An Insider Look at the History of Grand Theft Auto, Super Mario, and the Most Influential Games of All Time (2009), by Bill Loguidice and Matt Barton, through Focal Press. Vintage Games, available from retailers worldwide, is a full color, illustrated book, that explores the most influential videogames of all time, including Super Mario Bros., Grand Theft Auto III, Doom, The Sims, and many more.
Bonus images not found in Vintage Games for Chapter 22 – The Sims (2000): Who Let the Sims Out?:
Pokemon is an undeniable mainstream phenomena, with popular toys, card games, and television and movie series, including a wide range of best selling videogames. Screenshot showing a battle scene from Pokemon Ruby Version (2003) for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance.
Nintendo's popular Animal Crossing series has been called a life simulation or community simulator that offers a virtual world where hours and seasons pass in real-time even when the game is off. As time passes, new activities are introduced. Promotional information from the official Website for the original Nintendo GameCube version from 2001 shown.
The big new feature of EA's The Sims 3 (2009; Apple Macintosh, PC, and others) is that the game simultaneously simulates life and events in the game world for the town's other inhabitants as the player is performing their own actions.