The Comic Book Story of Video Games: The Incredible History of the Electronic Gaming Revolution Jonathan Hennessey

The Comic Book Story of Video Games: The Incredible History of the Electronic Gaming Revolution

Author: Jonathan Hennessey
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Book Title
The Comic Book Story of Video Games: The Incredible History of the Electronic Gaming Revolution
Author
Jonathan Hennessey
ISBN
9780399578908
A complete, illustrated history of video games--highlighting the machines, games, and people who have made gaming a worldwide, billion-dollar industry/artform--told in a graphic novel format. Author Jonathan Hennessey and illustrator Jack McGowan present the first full-color, chronological origin story for this hugely successful, omnipresent artform and business. Hennessey provides readers with everything they need to know about video games--from their early beginnings during World War II to the emergence of arcade games in the 1970s to the rise of Nintendo to today's app-based games like Angry Birds and Pokemon Go. Hennessey and McGowan also analyze the evolution of gaming as an artform and its impact on society. Each chapter features spotlights on major players in the development of games and gaming that contains everything that gamers and non-gamers alike need to understand and appreciate this incredible phenomenon.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Jonathan HennesseyPublisher: Ten Speed PressPublished: 10/03/2017ISBN: 9780399578908Pages: 192Weight: 1.30lbsSize: 9.90h x 7.10w x 0.50dReview Citations: Kirkus Reviews 08/01/2017Publishers Weekly 09/18/2017Booklist 10/15/2017 pg. 32School Library Journal 11/01/2017

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