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I Am Error The Nintendo Family Computer / Entertainment System Platform

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ISBN-10: 0262028778

ISBN-13: 9780262028776

Edition: 2015

Authors: Nathan Altice

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In the 1987 Nintendo Entertainment System videogame Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, a character famously declared: I AM ERROR. Puzzled players assumed that this cryptic mesage was a programming flaw, but it was actually a clumsy Japanese-English translation of "My Name is Error," a benign programmer's joke. In I AM ERROR Nathan Altice explores the complex material histories of the Nintendo Entertainment System (and its Japanese predecessor, the Family Computer), offering a detailed analysis of its programming and engineering, its expressive affordances, and its cultural significance.Nintendo games were rife with mistranslated texts, but, as Altice explains, Nintendo's translation…    
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Book details

List price: $42.00
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 5/1/2015
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 440
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

Nathan Altice is an instructor of Kinetic Imaging at Virginia Commonwealth University.