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

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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, and influential games ever, from Pong, the very first arcade game ever, to modern hits like Uncharted.

Learn about the creators and inspiration (Mario was named after Nintendo’s landlord after he barged into a staff meeting demanding rent), discover historical trivia and Easter eggs (The developers of Halo 2 drank over 24,000 gallons of soda while making the game), and explore the innovations that make each game special (The ghosts in Pac-Man are the first example of AI in a video game).

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!

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About the author

Dustin Hansen 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.
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Publisher
Feiwel & Friends
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Published on
Nov 22, 2016
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Pages
240
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ISBN
9781250080967
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Features
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Language
English
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Genres
Young Adult Nonfiction / Computers / Entertainment & Games
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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