• Game On!

  • Video Game History from Pong and Pac-Man to Mario, Minecraft, and More
  • By: Dustin Hansen
  • Narrated by: Ryan Burke
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • 3.9 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Veteran video-game designer Dustin Hansen takes YA listeners 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!

©2016 Dustin Hansen (P)2021 Tantor

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