skip to content
Game on! : video game history from Pong and Pac-man to Mario, Minecraft, and more Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Game on! : video game history from Pong and Pac-man to Mario, Minecraft, and more

Author: Dustin Hansen
Publisher: New York : Feiwel & Friends, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
"A middle-grade nonfiction book about the history and impact on pop culture of video games"--
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hansen, Dustin.
Game on!
New York : Feiwel & Friends, 2016
(DLC) 2016050547
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dustin Hansen
ISBN: 9781250080950 1250080959 9781250080967 1250080967
OCLC Number: 961923729
Target Audience: Age 9 to 18.
Description: ix, 352 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A living history: to those that came before --
Pong 1972: game, set, match --
Space Invaders 1978: a first invasion --
Pac-Man 1980: thank you, pizza --
Zork 1980: you are likely to be eaten by a grue --
Donky Kong 1981: It's on like Donkey Kong! --
E.T. the extra-terrestrial 1982: don't phone home --
Super Mario Bros. 1985: the plan, the people, and the plumber --
The Legend of Zelda 1986: it's dangerous to go alone! take this --
John Madden Football 1988: it's in the game --
Tetris 1989: line 'em all up --
Song the Hedgehog 1991: so fast, you'll need a barf bag --
Street Fighter II 1991: Hadouken! --
Mortal Kombat 1992: fatality!: violence and the ESRB --
Super Mario Kart 1992: an all-star cast --
Myst 1993: a planet full of guns --
Tomb Raider 1996: a new face, a new system, a new era --
Gran Turismo 1997: gentlemen, start your engines --
Final Fantasy IV 1997: not as final as you thought --
Half-Life 1998: welcome to Black Mesa --
Dance Dance Revolution 1999: step in a new direction --
Pokémon Yellow 1999: gotta catch 'em all --
The Sims 2000: plenty of room to expand --
Grand Theft Auto III 2001: hijacked! --
World of Warcraft 2004: wowzers! --
Halo 2 2004: one down, fifty billion to go --
Guitar Hero 2005: bring on the plastic! --
Wii Sports 2006: tighten your shoelaces and your wrist strap --
Portal 2007: the cake is a lie --
Little Big Planet 2008: I'll play yours, you play mine --
FarmVille 2009: e-i-e-i-ooo --
Angry Birds 2009: who you callin' angry? --
Minecraft 2009: kick it up another notch! --
Uncharted 2 2009: armor? I don't need no stinkin' armor! --
League of Legends 2009: ten million and counting --
Skylanders 2011: greetings, portal master! --
The Walking Dead 2011: tell me a story? --
Overwatch 2016: on the shoulders of heroes --
The future: tomorrow and beyond.
Responsibility: Dustin Hansen.

Abstract:

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  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"This zippy primer on video game development takes readers from the arcades of the 1970s to Minecraft and the future of gaming....The well-told origin tales are a fantastic mash-up of pop and gaming Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/961923729> # Game on! : video game history from Pong and Pac-man to Mario, Minecraft, and more
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "961923729" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3931050444#Topic/juvenile_nonfiction_computers_entertainment_&_games> ; # JUVENILE NONFICTION--Computers--Entertainment & Games
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3931050444#Topic/juvenile_nonfiction_games_&_activities_video_&_electronic_games> ; # JUVENILE NONFICTION--Games & Activities--Video & Electronic Games
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3931050444#Topic/video_games_history> ; # Video games--History
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/794.8/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3931050444#Topic/video_games> ; # Video games
    schema:audience <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/961923729#Audience> ;
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3931050444#Person/hansen_dustin> ; # Dustin Hansen
    schema:bookEdition "First edition." ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:contentRating "Age 9 to 18." ;
    schema:datePublished "2016" ;
    schema:description ""A middle-grade nonfiction book about the history and impact on pop culture of video games"--"@en ;
    schema:description "A living history: to those that came before -- Pong 1972: game, set, match -- Space Invaders 1978: a first invasion -- Pac-Man 1980: thank you, pizza -- Zork 1980: you are likely to be eaten by a grue -- Donky Kong 1981: It's on like Donkey Kong! -- E.T. the extra-terrestrial 1982: don't phone home -- Super Mario Bros. 1985: the plan, the people, and the plumber -- The Legend of Zelda 1986: it's dangerous to go alone! take this -- John Madden Football 1988: it's in the game -- Tetris 1989: line 'em all up -- Song the Hedgehog 1991: so fast, you'll need a barf bag -- Street Fighter II 1991: Hadouken! -- Mortal Kombat 1992: fatality!: violence and the ESRB -- Super Mario Kart 1992: an all-star cast -- Myst 1993: a planet full of guns -- Tomb Raider 1996: a new face, a new system, a new era -- Gran Turismo 1997: gentlemen, start your engines -- Final Fantasy IV 1997: not as final as you thought -- Half-Life 1998: welcome to Black Mesa -- Dance Dance Revolution 1999: step in a new direction -- Pokémon Yellow 1999: gotta catch 'em all -- The Sims 2000: plenty of room to expand -- Grand Theft Auto III 2001: hijacked! -- World of Warcraft 2004: wowzers! -- Halo 2 2004: one down, fifty billion to go -- Guitar Hero 2005: bring on the plastic! -- Wii Sports 2006: tighten your shoelaces and your wrist strap -- Portal 2007: the cake is a lie -- Little Big Planet 2008: I'll play yours, you play mine -- FarmVille 2009: e-i-e-i-ooo -- Angry Birds 2009: who you callin' angry? -- Minecraft 2009: kick it up another notch! -- Uncharted 2 2009: armor? I don't need no stinkin' armor! -- League of Legends 2009: ten million and counting -- Skylanders 2011: greetings, portal master! -- The Walking Dead 2011: tell me a story? -- Overwatch 2016: on the shoulders of heroes -- The future: tomorrow and beyond."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/3931050444> ;
    schema:genre "Juvenile works"@en ;
    schema:genre "History"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3931050444#CreativeWork/game_on> ;
    schema:name "Game on! : video game history from Pong and Pac-man to Mario, Minecraft, and more"@en ;
    schema:productID "961923729" ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781250080967> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781250080950> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/961923729> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3931050444#Person/hansen_dustin> # Dustin Hansen
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Hansen" ;
    schema:givenName "Dustin" ;
    schema:name "Dustin Hansen" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3931050444#Topic/juvenile_nonfiction_computers_entertainment_&_games> # JUVENILE NONFICTION--Computers--Entertainment & Games
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "JUVENILE NONFICTION--Computers--Entertainment & Games"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3931050444#Topic/juvenile_nonfiction_games_&_activities_video_&_electronic_games> # JUVENILE NONFICTION--Games & Activities--Video & Electronic Games
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "JUVENILE NONFICTION--Games & Activities--Video & Electronic Games"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3931050444#Topic/video_games_history> # Video games--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Video games--History"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3931050444#CreativeWork/game_on>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Game on!" ;
    schema:description "Online version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/961923729> ; # Game on! : video game history from Pong and Pac-man to Mario, Minecraft, and more
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781250080950>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1250080959" ;
    schema:isbn "9781250080950" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781250080967>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1250080967" ;
    schema:isbn "9781250080967" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/961923729>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
    schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/961923729> ; # Game on! : video game history from Pong and Pac-man to Mario, Minecraft, and more
    schema:dateModified "2017-12-04" ;
    void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.