Title: The Comic Book Story of Video Games
Author: Jonathan Hennessey
Date of Publication: October 3rd, 2017
A complete, illustrated history of video games–highlighting the machines, games, and people who have made gaming a worldwide, billion dollar industry/artform–told in a graphic novel format.
Author Jonathan Hennessey and illustrator Jack McGowan present the first full-color, chronological origin story for this hugely successful, omnipresent artform and business. Hennessey provides readers with everything they need to know about video games–from their early beginnings during World War II to the emergence of arcade games in the 1970s to the rise of Nintendo to today’s app-based games like Angry Birds and Pokemon Go. Hennessey and McGowan also analyze the evolution of gaming as an artform and its impact on society. Each chapter features spotlights on major players in the development of games and gaming that contains everything that gamers and non-gamers alike need to understand and appreciate this incredible phenomenon.
I really am not a gamer, but when it comes to old school games, I am like yes! I was seriously the pro at Mortal Kombat! I just made myself wish I was playing Mortal Kombat right now!
This book isn’t exactly what I thought it was going to be, but it was cool nonetheless. It is told in comic book form just like the title suggests. I thought the illustrations were well done, and I was pretty excited when I saw the Donkey Kong stuff!
When we get to the newer sections that is more like Playstation, etc. I was like noooooo! I hate all the games where you have to walk around and stuff. Can’t we just go back to scroll screens? If you like comic books and are a gamer, then you are going to love this book.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.
Do you like video games?