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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
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.

Ryan, Jeff, 1976-
338.7617 RYAN
Extra lives : why video games matter book Extra lives : why video games matter
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.

Bissell, Tom, 1974-
794.8 BISSELL
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
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.

Goldberg, Harold.
794.8 GOLDBER
Paid to play : an insider's guide to video game careers book Paid to play : an insider's guide to video game careers
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.

Hodgson, David S. J.
794.8152 HODGSON
Ender's game book Ender's game
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.

Card, Orson Scott.
FIC CARD
Starship troopers book Starship troopers
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.

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

Stephenson, Neal.
FIC STEPHEN
Programming video games for the evil genius Teen Book Programming video games for the evil genius
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!

Cinnamon, Ian.
TEEN 794.8152 CINNAMO
Kimmie66 Teen Book Kimmie66
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?

Alexovich, Aaron.
TEEN ALEXOVI
Crusader Teen Book Crusader
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.

Bloor, Edward, 1950-
TEEN BLOOR
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