Includes bibliographical references (page 30) and index.
Under the hood -- The brains of the operation -- A software kernel that really pops! -- Writing in code -- Revving up the game engine -- Where games live -- A great memory -- From console to TV -- Pushing the game's buttons -- Tapped out! -- A player in motion -- Breakthroughs in game technology.
"Ever wondered what's inside the plastic of your video game console but don't want to crack it open to find out? Crack open this book instead! You'll learn what computer code looks like, how a game console's "brain" makes decisions, and how its memory allows you to return to play each day without starting from scratch."--Provided by publisher.