Game On!: Video Game History from Pong and Pac-Man to Mario, Minecraft, and More

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Square Fish #ad - Whether you consider yourself a hard-core gamer or are just curious to see what everyone is talking about, Game On! is the book for you! Praise for Game On!:"This zippy primer on video game development takes readers from the arcades of the 1970s to Minecraft and the future of gaming. Unabashedly enthusiastic, author Hansen also provides tips on how to evaluate games for personal enjoyment.

. True gamers will be delighted. Booklist"this zippy, funny, enthusiastic volume offers snapshot looks at the key moments in video game history. The bulletin. Thirty-nine breezy, irreverent chapters celebrate individual games. The well-told origin tales are a fantastic mash-up of pop and gaming culture. Find out about the fast and furious growth and evolution of video games including how they are quickly taking over the world! by looking at some of the most popular, innovative, from Pong, and influential games ever, the very first arcade game ever, to modern hits like Uncharted.

Game On!: Video Game History from Pong and Pac-Man to Mario, Minecraft, and More #ad - Learn about the creators and inspiration mario was named after nintendo’s landlord after he barged into a staff meeting demanding rent, 000 gallons of soda while making the game, discover historical trivia and Easter eggs The developers of Halo 2 drank over 24, and explore the innovations that make each game special The ghosts in Pac-Man are the first example of AI in a video game.

Finally, here's a young adult nonfiction book about video games.

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The Comic Book Story of Video Games: The Incredible History of the Electronic Gaming Revolution

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Ten Speed Press #ad - Author jonathan hennessey and illustrator Jack McGowan present the first full-color, chronological origin story for this hugely successful, omnipresent artform and business. Hennessey provides readers with everything they need to know about video games--from their early beginnings during World War II to the emergence of arcade games in the 1970s to the rise of Nintendo to today's app-based games like Angry Birds and Pokemon Go.

The Comic Book Story of Video Games: The Incredible History of the Electronic Gaming Revolution #ad - A complete, games, and people who have made gaming a worldwide, illustrated history of video games--highlighting the machines, billion-dollar industry/artform--told in a graphic novel format. Hennessey and mcgowan also analyze the evolution of gaming as an artform and its impact on society. Each chapter features spotlights on major players in the development of games and gaming that contains everything that gamers and non-gamers alike need to understand and appreciate this incredible phenomenon.

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Blood, Sweat, and Pixels: The Triumphant, Turbulent Stories Behind How Video Games Are Made

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Harper Paperbacks #ad - National bestsellerdeveloping video games—hero's journey or fool's errand? The creative and technical logistics that go into building today's hottest games can be more harrowing and complex than the games themselves, often seeming like an endless maze or a bottomless abyss. Exploring the artistic challenges, sweat, and donkey kong-sized monkey wrenches thrown into the works by corporate, technical impossibilities, marketplace demands, Blood, and Pixels reveals how bringing any game to completion is more than Sisyphean—it's nothing short of miraculous.

Taking some of the most popular, bestselling recent games, whether it's rpg studio bioware's challenge to beat an impossible schedule and overcome countless technical nightmares to build Dragon Age: Inquisition; indie developer Eric Barone's single-handed efforts to grow country-life RPG Stardew Valley from one man's vision into a multi-million-dollar franchise; or Bungie spinning out from their corporate overlords at Microsoft to create Destiny, Schreier immerses readers in the hellfire of the development process, a brand new universe that they hoped would become as iconic as Star Wars and Lord of the Rings—even as it nearly ripped their studio apart.

Blood, Sweat, and Pixels: The Triumphant, Turbulent Stories Behind How Video Games Are Made #ad - In blood, sweat, and pixels, jason schreier takes readers on a fascinating odyssey behind the scenes of video game development, where the creator may be a team of 600 overworked underdogs or a solitary geek genius. Documenting the round-the-clock crunches, sweat, buggy-eyed burnout, and last-minute saves, Blood, and Pixels is a journey through development hell—and ultimately a tribute to the dedicated diehards and unsung heroes who scale mountains of obstacles in their quests to create the best games imaginable.

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Inside the Video Game Industry

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Routledge #ad - From hiring and firing conventions, goals for work-life balance, and communal intellectual property protection mechanisms, a site of cultural study, the book's combination of accessible industry talk and incisive thematic overviews is ideal for anyone interested in games as a global industry, psychological, and a span of legal, attitudes about gender disparity, or a prospective career path.

Inside the Video Game Industry #ad - Through in-depth structured interviews, providing invaluable insight into game programming, animation, design, quality assurance, industry professionals discuss their roles, art, production, audio and business professions. Inside the video game Industry offers a provocative look into one of today's most dynamic and creative businesses.

Additional teaching materials, including activities and study questions, can be found at https://www. Routledge. Com/9780415828284. Designed for researchers, educators, and students, this book provides a critical perspective on an often opaque business and its highly mobile workforce.

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The Ultimate History of Video Games: From Pong to Pokemon--The Story Behind the Craze That Touched Our Lives and Changed the World

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Three Rivers Press #ad - Three Rivers Press. Inside the games you grew up with but Never ForgotWith all the whiz, bang, pop, and shimmer of a glowing arcade. And author and gaming historian Steven L. Inside, fall, you'll discover:·the video game that saved nintendo from bankruptcy ·the serendipitous story of pac-Man's design ·The misstep that helped topple Atari's $2 billion-a-year empire ·The coin shortage caused by Space Invaders ·The fascinating reasons behind the rise, and as mesmerizing as the games it chronicles, and rebirth of Sega ·And much more! Entertaining, addictive, this book is a must-have for anyone who's ever touched a joystick.

From the arcade to television and from the PC to the handheld device, video games have entraced kids at heart for nearly 30 years. The ultimate history of video games reveals everything you ever wanted to know and more about the unforgettable games that changed the world, the visionaries who made them, and the fanatics who played them.

The Ultimate History of Video Games: From Pong to Pokemon--The Story Behind the Craze That Touched Our Lives and Changed the World #ad - Through meticulous research and personal interviews with hundreds of industry luminaries, Nintendo, and how today's empires like Sony, Centipede, you'll read firsthand accounts of how yesterday's games like Space Invaders, and Pac-Man helped create an arcade culture that defined a generation, and Electronic Arts have galvanized a multibillion-dollar industry and a new generation of games.

. Kent has been there to record the craze from the very beginning. This engrossing book tells the incredible tale of how this backroom novelty transformed into a cultural phenomenon.

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Game On! 2019: All the Best Games: Awesome Facts and Coolest Secrets

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Scholastic Inc. SG_1338283561_US #ad - Three Rivers Press. Get ready for another awesome year of gaming with this ultimate guide to the best games, including a definitive list of the biggest games of the past year and the new ones coming in 2019. Capcom: infinite, spider-man, and so much more! all games featured in Game On! 2019 are rated T for Teen or younger, Sea of Thieves, GT Sport, keeping it appropriate for young gamers.

Game On! 2019: All the Best Games: Awesome Facts and Coolest Secrets #ad - Also included are the best gaming secrets, stats, tips, and tricks to help unlock achievements and trophies on games like Marvel Vs. Featuring five nights at freddy's and hello neighbor!game on! 2019, tech, and YouTube stars, features some of the year's greatest moments, including exclusive interviews with YouTube legends, the most comprehensive guide to all the best games, top streamers, and game developers.

This complete guide is packed with information on all the latest gaming hardware, tech, and essential mobile games.

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Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation

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Dey Street Books #ad - But that would all change with the arrival of Tom Kalinske, a man who knew nothing about videogames and everything about fighting uphill battles. Dey street Books. Sega, on the other hand, was just a faltering arcade company with big aspirations and even bigger personalities. Three Rivers Press. A best book of the year: npr, goodreadsfollowing the success of the accidental billionaires and Moneyball comes Console Wars—a mesmerizing, a small, scrappy gaming company led by an unlikely visionary and a team of rebels, Slate, behind-the-scenes business thriller that chronicles how Sega, Publishers Weekly, took on the juggernaut Nintendo and revolutionized the video game industry.

In 1990, nintendo had a virtual monopoly on the video game industry. It’s the story of how a humble family man, with an extraordinary imagination and a gift for turning problems into competitive advantages, inspired a team of underdogs to slay a giant and, as a result, birth a $60 billion dollar industry.

His unconventional tactics, combined with the blood, sweat and bold ideas of his renegade employees, transformed Sega and eventually led to a ruthless David-and-Goliath showdown with rival Nintendo. The battle was vicious, relentless, and highly profitable, eventually sparking a global corporate war that would be fought on several fronts: from living rooms and schoolyards to boardrooms and Congress.

Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation #ad - . It was a once-in-a-lifetime, sonic against Mario, kid against adult, no-holds-barred conflict that pitted brother against brother, and the US against Japan. Based on over two hundred interviews with former Sega and Nintendo employees, Console Wars is the underdog tale of how Kalinske miraculously turned an industry punchline into a market leader.

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An Illustrated History of 151 Video Games: A detailed guide to the most important games; explores five decades of game evolution

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Lorenz Books #ad - Beginning in the early 1970s, the book charts five decades of the pixel revolution. Chronicles the history of gaming through an analysis of151 of the world's most-iconic and best-loved games • expert analysis of the story of each game, console, fromComputer Space to Fez • Compulsively illustrated with over 1000 actionscreenshots, including arcade, PC, accompaniedby fascinating trivia, online and handheld games • Charts five decades of video game evolution, and informationon the year of publication and where the game can beplayed today • Includes titles across all platforms, memorable quotes, game artworks and photographs Three Rivers Press.

The medium's history ischronicled through the individual stories of 151 of themost iconic video games. Lorenz Books. This celebratory reference, and up-to-datehistory, will enthral any video games aficionado. More than any other entertainment medium, videogames offer the chance for us to participate in a worldbeyond the ordinary.

An Illustrated History of 151 Video Games: A detailed guide to the most important games; explores five decades of game evolution #ad - Whether you are playing as asupersonic hedgehog, or amoustachioed Italian plumber, an athletic archeologist, video games allow theirplayers to inhabit spaces where the usual parameters ofexistence do not apply. Dey street Books. Thestory of each game is accompanied by trivia andquotations, and illustrated with photographs, screenshotsand artwork.

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Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America

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Portfolio #ad - Its president, mino arakawa, was stuck with two thousand unsold arcade cabinets for a dud of a game Radar Scope. So he hatched a plan. Back in japan, a boyish, shaggy-haired staff artist named Shigeru Miyamoto designed a new game for the unsold cabinets featur­ing an angry gorilla and a small jumping man.

The definitive story of the rise of Nintendo. In 1981, nintendo of america was a one-year-old business already on the brink of failure. Lorenz Books. He is more recognizable than Mickey Mouse, yet he’s little more than a mustache in bib overalls. Donkey kong brought in $180 million in its first year alone and launched the career of a short, chubby plumber named Mario.

Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America #ad - Since then, mario has starred in over two hundred games, gen­erating profits in the billions. Dey street Books. Three Rivers Press. Portfolio. How did a mere smear of pixels gain such huge popularity?Super Mario tells the story behind the Nintendo games millions of us grew up with, explaining how a Japanese trading card company rose to dominate the fiercely competitive video-game industry.

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Game On! 2020

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Scholastic Inc. #ad - Game On! 2020 #ad - Portfolio. Dey street Books. Get ready for another awesome year of gaming with this ultimate guide to all your favorite games, including a definitive list of the biggest games of the past year and hot new ones coming in 2020!Game On! 2020 is the most comprehensive guide to all the best games, featuring some of the year's greatest gaming moments and exclusive interviews with Twitch stars, YouTube legends, and streamers, tech, and game developers.

This complete guide is packed with top gaming secrets, tips, stats, and tricks for all your favorite games. Three Rivers Press. All games featured in game on! 2020 are rated T for Teen or younger, keeping it appropriate for young gamers. Lorenz Books.

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The Game Console: A Photographic History from Atari to Xbox

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No Starch Press #ad - Three Rivers Press. Dey street Books. You’ll start your journey with legendary consoles like the Magnavox Odyssey, Nintendo Entertainment System, Atari 2600, and the Commodore 64. The game console is a tour through the evolution of video game hardware, with gorgeous full-color photos of 86 consoles. Lorenz Books.

Portfolio. The visual nostalgia trip continues with systems from the 1990s and 2000s, and ends on modern consoles like the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U. Throughout the book, you’ll also discover many consoles you never knew existed, and even find a rare peek at the hardware inside several of history’s most iconic video game systems.

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