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Books for the gaming enthusiast.

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Books for the gaming enthusiast.


Super Mario : how Nintendo conquered America book Super Mario : how Nintendo conquered America

Ryan, Jeff, 1976-
338.7617 RYAN

Nintendo has continually set the standard for video game innovation in America, and the saga of Mario, the portly plumber who became the most successful franchise in the history of gaming, has plot twists worthy of a video game.



Extra lives : why video games matter book Extra lives : why video games matter

Bissell, Tom, 1974-
794.8 BISSELL

Extra Lives is an impassioned defense of this assailed and misunderstood art form. Bissell argues that we are in a golden age of gaming—but he also believes games could be even better. He offers a fascinating and often hilarious critique of the ways video games dazzle and, just as often, frustrate. Along the way, we get firsthand portraits of some of the best minds at work in video game design today.



All your base are belong to us : how fifty years of videogames conquered pop culture book All your base are belong to us : how fifty years of videogames conquered pop culture

Goldberg, Harold.
794.8 GOLDBER

Through the stories of gaming's greatest innovations and most beloved creations, journalist Harold Goldberg captures the creativity, controversy--and passion--behind the videogame's meteoric rise to the top of the pop-culture pantheon.



Paid to play : an insider's guide to video game careers book Paid to play : an insider's guide to video game careers

Hodgson, David S. J.
794.8152 HODGSON

The authors are a professional, registered Career Counselor and two game writers who have worked on over 1000 game reviews, 70 strategy guides, and scripted storylines for over five different video games.



Ender's game book Ender's game

Card, Orson Scott.
FIC CARD

An outstanding tale of the child-hero Ender Wiggin, who must fight a desperate battle against a deadly alien race if mankind is to survive.



Starship troopers book Starship troopers

Heinlein, Robert A. (Robert Anson), 1907-1988.
FIC HEINLEI

With Earth embroiled in a vast interplanetary war with the "Bugs," a young recruit in the Federal Reserves relates his experiences training in boot camp and as a junior officer in the Terran Mobile Infantry.



Snow crash book Snow crash

Stephenson, Neal.
FIC STEPHEN

In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo’s CosoNostra Pizza Inc., but in the Metaverse he’s a warrior prince. Plunging headlong into the enigma of a new computer virus that’s striking down hackers everywhere, he races along the neon-lit streets on a search-and-destroy mission for the shadowy virtual villain threatening to bring about infocalypse.



Programming video games for the evil genius Teen Book Programming video games for the evil genius

Cinnamon, Ian.
TEEN 794.8152 CINNAMO

Always wanted to be a genius game creator? This Evil Genius guide goes far beyond a typical programming class or text to reveal insider tips for breaking the rules and constructing wickedly fun games that you can tweak and customize to suit your needs!



Kimmie66 Teen Book Kimmie66

Alexovich, Aaron.
TEEN ALEXOVI

Telly Kade is pretty much your typical 23rd century teen. She's got impossible hair, misfit friends, a big sloppy brother...and a pair of VR goggles that lets her live among the vampires - online, at least. She's also got a problem: a suicide note from her best friend, Kimmie66. But if Kimmie is really dead, why is she still all over the net? Is it a ghost, prank, or something much creepier?



Crusader Teen Book Crusader

Bloor, Edward, 1950-
TEEN BLOOR

After a violent virtual-reality game arrives at the mall arcade where she works, fifteen-year-old Roberta finds the courage to search out the person who murdered her mother.



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