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

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

Veteran video game designer Dustin Hansen takes YA readers on a fun and fascinating trip through the brief but intensely innovative history of video games.

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).

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