“Donkey, your days are numbered. The knackers’ yard awaits you”.

One of the most influential and acclaimed novelists of his generation, award-winning writer Martin Amis – famous for books such as Money, London Fields and The Information – isn’t the kind of name you’d perhaps expect to see on a site about video games, but in the early ’80s, Amis was gripped by video game fever and even went as far as to produce a book about the topic: 1982’s Space Invaders: An Addict’s Guide to Battle Tactics, Big Scores and the Best Machines.

Complete with a foreword by none other than Hollywood heavyweight Steven Spielberg, the book not only attempted to pick apart the explosion of interest in arcade video games but also take a look at the seedier side of the industry. Amis describes his ‘addiction’ in worrying terms like he’s hooked on some kind of new-age drug that he finds impossible to give up.

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