Hi ! The book Game On: The History and Culture of Videogames by Lucien King falls way short on videogame history, but more than compensates with videogame culture.
The book is really a compilation of essays written mostly by modern day professionals in various positions in and around the videogame industry.
The author has little to add to the subject. But, a few of the essays are enlightening, profound, and thought provoking. Nevertheless, this is not a book for the classic game collector or gamer.
Instead, this is a book that can give you some interesting insights into the future of videogames. Maybe, even into the future of mankind. If you are interested in such things.