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The Comic Book Story of Video Games: The Incredible History of the Electronic Gaming Revolution based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Thank you to Jonathan Hennessey, Jack Mcgowan, Ten Speed Press, and NetGalley for allowing me the extreme pleasure of access to an advanced reader copy of “The Comic Book Story of Video Games: The Incredible History of the Electronic Gaming Revolution” for an honest review. This was a dense, but well laid out documentary in comics about the history of video games. I would recommend it to those who love both of those things, and would be excited to see them cross, and reflect upon each other from their different media formats, but it did not end up being the sort of thing I liked very much. I found myself losing steam several times, which lead to several accounts of putting it down and picking it up, putting it down and picking it up. I like the idea, but somehow it just didn’t grab me very well. I’m uncertain just who it is written for, and how I’d known what kinds of students in my classroom, or people in my life, to recommend it for.
What an excellent and engaging way to tell the story of the history of video games! Everyone in my family has been very interested in this book, definitely a big hit in my house. It’s nice to see my kids truly enjoying a book of any sort It was amazing how involved the video game industry is and I learned so much from the explanations of its origins. I think the idea of using graphic novels to teach kids (and adults!) is fantastic. As a visual learner myself, as well as having several visual learner children, I know having the images in the book will help us to remember the information much better. Great book, well done and with tons of info!
“The Comic Book Story of Video Games” is definitely not light reading, but it is entertaining and full of information. I believe I learned something new on almost every page. This is perfect for kids interested in engineering and technology, as well as adults. It could also fit easily into a STEM curriculum. Highly recommended for all of us video game nerds out there! This unbiased review is based upon a complimentary copy provided by the publisher.