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

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Price
$12.99  $11.95
Publisher
Square Fish
Publish Date
Pages
368
Dimensions
6.0 X 8.9 X 1.1 inches | 1.27 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781250294456

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About the Author

Dustin Hansen, author of Game On! and the Microsaurs series, was raised in rural Utah, surrounded by the great outdoors. But even the beautiful mountains couldn't keep him away from his passion, video games. His love of pixels and controllers led him into a career in video games. He has made titles for everything from a 386 PC to the iPhone, and from the PlayStation One to the Xbox One. Now he's working on the future, creating Virtual Reality experiences that blend real life with the digital world. Dustin and his family live in rural Utah once again, where he is the current king of the family Mario Kart circuit.

Reviews

"This zippy primer on video game development takes readers from the arcades of the 1970s to Minecraft and the future of gaming....The well-told origin tales are a fantastic mash-up of pop and gaming culture...This satisfyingly thorough and worthy addition to any collection is sure to please hard-core gamers and newbies alike."--School Library Journal

"This lengthy love letter comes from a self-professed video game addict. Thirty-nine breezy, irreverent chapters celebrate individual games...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 ... Hansen is a big gamer, and he wants the reader to be, or be willing to become, a gamer as well... and as all gamers are sure to hit their own favorite game or genre eventually in here, they'll share his gushing at some point." --The Bulletin