I have a huge pipe dream goal of getting my forever in-progress original novel published someday. Unfortunately, I haven’t been much of a reader for most of my life. I’m improving my reading skill in order to level up my novel writing ability, and also trying to write book reviews for the things I read these days. This is one of my book review thingys… enjoy!
Author: World Video Game Hall of Fame
Genre: Nonfiction, Video Game
Publisher: Dey Street Books
Published: May 29, 2018
Glorious video games have been a large part of my life since I was 5 years old. They give me worlds to escape to when I’m sick of dealing with grim reality. A great coping mechanism, let me tell ya!
This book was a fun read and I learned a lot about the history of this medium that means the world to me. From the birth of pinball to the Grand Theft Auto controversies, it seems that even from the get-go video games have struggled to find their place in the entertainment world. Apparently, useless politicians have always loved using them as scapegoats…
The focus on showcasing 64 objects was a neat format to use. I honestly had to stop myself from tracking down some things on eBay… I also liked how the book made it a point to talk about some of the great contributions female game developers have made to the medium, even near the dawn of the video game industry when it was seen as a “men’s only” club.
Overall, this is a great read for anyone who wants to learn about how video games came into existence. A physical copy of the book would look amazing on anyone’s game collection shelf!
My rating: 4 out of 5 Stack o’ Books Emojis – 📚📚📚📚⚉
Check it out on Goodreads if you’re interested in learning more.
⚡Thanks for reading!⚡
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