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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!

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

Table of ContentsA Living History: To Those that Came BeforeChapter 1: Pong! 1972: Game, Set, MatchInsert: Hot Tub, Pool Tables, and Soda Machines (Game Developer Offices)Chapter 2: Space Invaders 1978: A First InvasionInsert: The Amazing Input/Output Machine (Tech Talk: Why are they VIDEO games?)Chapter 3: Pac Man 1980: Thank You PizzaInsert: Just One Byte (Top 10 Video Game Snacks)Chapter 4: Zork 1980: You are Likely to be Eaten by a GrueChapter 5: Donkey Kong 1981: It's On Like Donkey Kong!Insert: Can I Take It Home? : The Atari 2600Chapter 6: E.T. The Extra Terrestrial 1982: Don't Phone HomeChapter 7: Super Mario Bros. 1985: The Plan, The People, and the PlumberChapter 8: The Legend of Zelda 1986: It's Dangerous to Go Alone! Take This.Insert: Lefties Unite! (Hero List)Chapter 9: John Madden Football 1988: It's In The GameInsert: The Madden Curse Chapter 10: Tetris 1989: Line 'Em All UpInsert: Games for Brains Chapter 11: Sonic The Hedgehog 1991: So Fast, You'll Need A Barf BagInsert: Every Hero Needs A Villain (Top Ten Video Game Villians)Chapter 12: Street Fighter II 1991: Hadouken!Chapter 13: Mortal Kombat 1992: FATALITY!: Violence and the ESRBInsert: ESRB Breakdown (Video Game Ratings)Chapter 14: Super Mario Kart 1992: An All-Star CastInsert: What is an IP? (Video Game Terminology)Chapter 15: MYST 1993: Get Lost in a Book. Literally.Chapter 16: Doom 1993: A Planet Full of GunsInsert: Art Meets Math (Tech Talk: 2D vs 3D art)Chapter 17: Tomb Raider 1996: A New Face, A New System, A New EraInsert: All I Need is a Hero (Top Ten Video Game Heroes)Chapter 18: Gran Turismo 1997: Gentlemen, Start Your EnginesInsert: The Battle Royale! (Nintendo vs. Sony)Chapter 19: Final Fantasy VII 1997: Not as Final as You ThoughtInsert: I Can't Remember Why I Came Here (Tech Talk: What is RAM?)Chapter 20: Half Life 1998: Welcome to Black MesaInsert: Gabe Newell: Letting off some SteamChapter 21: Dance Dance Revolution 1999: Step in a New DirectionInsert: Let's Get Physical (Top Ten Exercise Games)Chapter 22: Pokemon Yellow 1999: Gotta Catch 'Em AllChapter 23: The Sims 2000: Plenty of Room to ExpandInsert: The Killer App (Video Game Terminology)Chapter 24: Grand Theft Auto III 2001: Hijacked!Insert: We're All a Bunch of Cheaters (Top Ten Cheat Codes)Chapter 25: World of Warcraft 2004: WoWzers!Insert: Create-A-PlayerChapter 26: Halo 2 2004: One Down, 50 Billion to GoInsert: Prepare to Be Sorted (Types of Gamers)Chapter 27: Guitar...

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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!


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

Table of Contents
A Living History: To Those that Came Before
Chapter 1: Pong! 1972: Game, Set, Match
Insert: Hot Tub, Pool Tables, and Soda Machines (Game Developer Offices)
Chapter 2: Space Invaders 1978: A First Invasion
Insert: The Amazing Input/Output Machine (Tech Talk: Why are they VIDEO games?)
Chapter 3: Pac Man 1980: Thank You Pizza
Insert: Just One Byte (Top 10 Video Game Snacks)
Chapter 4: Zork 1980: You are Likely to be Eaten by a Grue
Chapter 5: Donkey Kong 1981: It's On Like Donkey Kong!
Insert: Can I Take It Home? : The Atari 2600
Chapter 6: E.T. The Extra Terrestrial 1982: Don't Phone Home
Chapter 7: Super Mario Bros. 1985: The Plan, The People, and the Plumber
Chapter 8: The Legend of Zelda 1986: It's Dangerous to Go Alone! Take This.
Insert: Lefties Unite! (Hero List)
Chapter 9: John Madden Football 1988: It's In The Game
Insert: The Madden Curse
Chapter 10: Tetris 1989: Line 'Em All Up
Insert: Games for Brains
Chapter 11: Sonic The Hedgehog 1991: So Fast, You'll Need A Barf Bag
Insert: Every Hero Needs A Villain (Top Ten Video Game Villians)
Chapter 12: Street Fighter II 1991: Hadouken!
Chapter 13: Mortal Kombat 1992: FATALITY!: Violence and the ESRB
Insert: ESRB Breakdown (Video Game Ratings)
Chapter 14: Super Mario Kart 1992: An All-Star Cast
Insert: What is an IP? (Video Game Terminology)
Chapter 15: MYST 1993: Get Lost in a Book. Literally.
Chapter 16: Doom 1993: A Planet Full of Guns
Insert: Art Meets Math (Tech Talk: 2D vs 3D art)
Chapter 17: Tomb Raider 1996: A New Face, A New System, A New Era
Insert: All I Need is a Hero (Top Ten Video Game Heroes)
Chapter 18: Gran Turismo 1997: Gentlemen, Start Your Engines
Insert: The Battle Royale! (Nintendo vs. Sony)
Chapter 19: Final Fantasy VII 1997: Not as Final as You Thought
Insert: I Can't Remember Why I Came Here (Tech Talk: What is RAM?)
Chapter 20: Half Life 1998: Welcome to Black Mesa
Insert: Gabe Newell: Letting off some Steam
Chapter 21: Dance Dance Revolution 1999: Step in a New Direction
Insert: Let's Get Physical (Top Ten Exercise Games)
Chapter 22: Pokemon Yellow 1999: Gotta Catch 'Em All
Chapter 23: The Sims 2000: Plenty of Room to Expand
Insert: The Killer App (Video Game Terminology)
Chapter 24: Grand Theft Auto III 2001: Hijacked!
Insert: We're All a Bunch of Cheaters (Top Ten Cheat Codes)
Chapter 25: World of Warcraft 2004: WoWzers!
Insert: Create-A-Player
Chapter 26: Halo 2 2004: One Down, 50 Billion to Go
Insert: Prepare to Be Sorted (Types of Gamers)
Chapter 27: Guitar...

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        November 1, 2016

        Gr 4 Up-This zippy primer on video game development takes readers from the arcades of the 1970s to Minecraft and the future of gaming. Short, chronological chapters introduce iconic games that represent innovations in design, story, and player experience. The well-told origin tales are a fantastic mash-up of pop and gaming culture and reveal the dedication and creativity of industry leaders such as Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of Donkey Kong and Super Mario Bros. Each chapter builds on the last, tracing the development of gaming technology, including apps. Sectioning the information into easily digestible chapters, factoids, and lists and using a conversational tone, the book is accessible, even though the content is quite extensive. Visuals include screenshots and photos of consoles and controllers. VERDICT This satisfyingly thorough and worthy addition to any collection is sure to please hard-core gamers and newbies alike.-Marian McLeod, Convent of the Sacred Heart, Greenwich, CT

        Copyright 2016 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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        December 1, 2016
        Grades 6-9 This lengthy love letter comes from a self-professed video game addict. Thirty-nine breezy, irreverent chapters celebrate individual games, starting back at the dawn of gaming (the 1970s had Pong and Space Invaders) and then working chronologically through all the greats: John Madden Football, Super Mario, Mortal Combat, Tomb Raider, Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Hero, Angry Birds, and onward. Readers are treated to such diverse tidbits as step-by-step playing descriptions (accompanied by cheeky, ongoing commentary), trials and failures, public reception and sales, cheat codes and Easter eggs, and continuing cultural influences (Pokemon's Pikachu has his own balloon in Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade). Articles highlight creative innovations showing the increasing sophistication of video games as they've evolved, including predictions for the future (virtual reality, educational applications, badges and points). Sidebars and inserts offer top 10 lists and general observations. Unabashedly enthusiastic, author Hansen also provides tips on how to evaluate games for personal enjoyment. The length and heft might deter some browsers, but true gamers will be delighted.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2016, American Library Association.)

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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!


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

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