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The Biggest Names of Video Games

The Biggest Names of Video Games
 

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ISBN 9781467715898
Barcode 9781467715898
Published 1 October 2013 by Lerner Publishing Group
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Kaplan, Arie
Series ShockZone Games and Gamers
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ISBN-13 9781467715898
ISBN-10 1467715891
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publishing Group
Publication Date 1 October 2013
International Publication Date 1 August 2013
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Kaplan, Arie
Series ShockZone Games and Gamers
Category Quizzes & Games and Hobbies
Family, Home & Self Help
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 255mm
Height: 230mm
Spine: 5mm
Weight 77g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Children's General Interest & Leisure
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 794.8
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review This series describes the meteoric rise of the video game industry. It features attractive packaging to appeal to devoted young game players. Each volume explains a different aspect of the field, including interesting facts about the most popular (and unpopular) video games and the people who created them. The Awesome Inner Workings of Video Games explains what is inside that plastic console, what computer code looks like, and how a game console's 'brain' makes decisions. The Epic Evolution of Video Games describes the earliest games with their bouncing dots on a plain screen through modern games with fast action, realistic environments, and epic story lines. Readers learn how video games evolved over the years and what kind of games they can look forward to playing in the future. Other books in the series describe the people who launched the gaming industry, what inspired some favorite video games, and what it takes to work in the fast-paced video game business. This high-interest series will capture the attention of the video game generation. The twelve short chapters each feature two-page spreads of bold color photos, brief text boxes, and eye-catching graphics that make for easy browsing and reading. Interesting quick facts and sidebars provide nuggets of information that will whet readers' appetites and a section at the end of each book offers sources for further information. This is an entertaining and informative set with design and content best suited for young teens. --VOYA --Journal Young gamers who wonder what's inside their Xboxes or how those dramatic graphics are created will come away from these satisfying volumes with plenty of facts. This set introduces information about software, game engines, famous gaming developers, and careers. The history of video games and gaming's physical and educational benefits are also covered. The photos are largely energy-boosting filler, but the texts offer specific, up-to-date references and facts. Readers who want to know even more will find the annotated resource lists helpful. --School Library Journal, Series Made Simple --Journal

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Author's Bio

Arie Kaplan has written jokes and comedy sketches for the television series TruTV Presents: World's Dumbest.... He has also written humor articles for MAD Magazine. Aside from his work as a comedy writer, Arie has written numerous nonfiction books for young readers on subjects ranging from the life of Vlad the Impaler to the history of pop music. As a comics writer, he has written comic book stories and graphic novels for DC Comics, Archie Comics, Bongo Comics, IDW Publishing, Penguin Young Readers Group, and other publishers. He is the author of the acclaimed nonfiction book From Krakow to Krypton: Jews and Comic Books, which was a 2008 finalist for the National Jewish Book Award. He lives with his family in New York City. Please check out his website, www.ariekaplan.com

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