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Polfeldt, David

Summary: "The inside story of the booming video game industry from the late 1990s to the present, as told by the Managing Director of Ubisoft Massive (The Division, Far Cry 3, Assassin's Creed: Revelations)"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 338.7 POL

Summary: "Brought to life by director Daniel Junge, this is a tale of brilliant innovations, colossal failures and ego-driven rivalries akin to Steve Jobs versus Bill Gates. It is a 50-year-long, multi-generation epic featuring corporate coups, industrial espionage, secret burial grounds and the promise of unimaginable riches just one cartridge away. The only constant through the saga is this: just when...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC GAM

Cunningham, Kevin

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: With advanced HD graphics, motion controls, and 3-D images, video games have come a long way since their earliest days. While these games are fun to play, making them is no simple process. Readers will see how large teams of specialized workers come together to design, plan, and program today's cutting edge video games.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press 2014

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Summary: The Video Game Years is Here! The exclusive RetrowareTV.com show that examines the history, culture and oddities of video game history. It will have you learning, laughing and scratching your head as we examine all that transpired in your favorite hobby's past. Time to laugh, learn and reminisce about those glorious Video Game Years. The Video Game Years tackles years 1977 through to '79,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV VID

Summary: The Video Game Years is Here! The exclusive RetrowareTV.com show that examines the history, culture and oddities of video game history. It will have you learning, laughing and scratching your head as we examine all that transpired in your favorite hobby's past. Time to laugh, learn and reminisce about those glorious Video Game Years. The Video Game Years: Volume 2 [1980-1982] tackles The Golden...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV VID

Harris, Blake J.

Summary: "In the tradition of The Accidental Billionaires and Moneyball, a behind-the-scenes business thriller about how the small, scrappy Sega, led by one unlikely visionary, took on the juggernaut Nintendo and changed the face of entertainment"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 338.761 HAR

Wessels, Marcie

Summary: "A picture book biography of Ralph Baer, nicknamed "The Father of Videogames," which shows how a great inventor found a way to transform the early television set into a vehicle for gaming"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling Children's Books, an imprint of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 BAE

Feldman, Thea

Summary: "A Level 2 Ready-to-Read about careers in the video game industry (video game writer, video game animator, video game programmer)"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Spotlight 2019

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE FEL

Summary: This stirring and poetic depiction of a feud between two rival medieval clans is a fierce, epic, and meticulously designed evocation of the clashes between Christianity and Pagansim, humankind and nature, and love and violence.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2013

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN MAR

Brady, Dustin

Summary: After getting sucked in the new game Full Blast with his friend Eric, Jesse starts to see the appeal of being in the game, but pretty soon, a mysterious figure begins following Eric and Jesse, and they discover they cannot leave the game.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Andrews McMeel Publishing 2018

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Cube Kid

Summary: "In the first in this series of three unofficial Minecraft adventure books, it's time for our 12-year-old hero to choose his future vocation to study at the Minecraftia school. His options are less than tantalizing: farmer, butcher, crafter, miner. What this noob really wants is to be a warrior like his hero, Steve. So when he learns that the five best students in school that year will get the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Andrews McMeel Publishing 2016

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Dunlap, Annette

Summary: Charles Gates Dawes: A Life is the first comprehensive biography of an American in whose fascinating story contemporary readers can follow the struggles and triumphs of early twentieth-century America and Europe.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Northwestern University Press and the Evanston History Center 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DAWES, CHARLES GATES DUN

Summary: In the 1980s, videotape changed the world and laid the foundation for modern media culture. This film traces the rise and fall of VHS from its heyday as the mainstream home video format to its current status as a nostalgic relic and prize to collectors who still cherish it. Features interviews with both filmmakers and enthusiasts from the VHS era.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC REW

Adamson, Heather

Summary: "Narrative nonfiction text presents the story of the video game's invention: why there was a need for it, its design and testing, the science behind it, and its lasting impact. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, fact-filled captions and callouts, infographics, a glossary, sources for further research, a listing of source notes, and an introduction to the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Child's World 2016

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 794.8 ADA

Dickinson, Joan D.

Summary: Presents a biography of the math whiz kid who grew up to co-found Microsoft, the world's leading computer software firm.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishers 1997

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB GATES DIC

Summary: Check out the ultimate annual video game guide from Scholastic AFK! Game On! 2021 is full of the latest information on the hottest games of 2021, how they were developed, and how to beat them. Get ready for another awesome year of gaming with this ultimate guide to all your favorite games, including a definitive list of the biggest games of the past year and hottest new ones coming in 2021!...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2020

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 794.8 GAM

2 holds on 2 copies

Summary: From the 8-bit adventure to Twilight Princess HD, here is everything you've always wanted to know-- and more!-- about The Legend of Zelda! Delve into the era of Hyrule in the historical records. Read the developer notes of each game in the archives. And there's even an exclusive interview with series producer Eiji Aonuma.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dark Horse Books 2018

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Schreier, Jason

Summary: "You've got your dream job--making video games. You have a great project, great designs, and clever controls. One morning, you get a call from your producer. Turns out that wall-jumping trick won't work because the artists don't have time to design a separate animation just for the plumber to move that way. Also, your lead designer keeps micromanaging the programmers, which is driving them...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Paperbacks 2017

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Hudak, Heather C.

Summary: Who wants to design games? In this title, prospective game designers will meet pioneers in the game design field, examine the history of game design, and learn about how games are created, the move from arcades to homes, and future trends in the game design industry.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Checkerboard Library 2019

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 794.8 HUD

Summary: The Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition 2019 is the global authority on all things videogames. The 12th edition of the world’s best-selling videogames annual is bursting with amazing records, remarkable feats and marvellous achievements by gamers just like you, who have been inspired by the games they love to play.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Guinness World Records 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 793 GUI

Baumann, Ken

Summary: "An RPG for the Super NES that flopped when it first arrived in the U.S., EarthBound grew in fan support and critical acclaim over the years, eventually becoming the All-Time Favorite Game of thousands, among them author Ken Baumann. Featuring a heartfelt foreword from the game's North American localization director, Marcus Lindblom, Baumann's EarthBound is a joyful tornado of history,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Boss Fight Books 2014

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Weatherford, Carole Boston

Summary: The story of Fannie Lou Hamer, who was a champion of civil rights; despite fierce prejudice and abuse, from the 1950s until her death in 1977.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV VOI

Kimball, Michael

Summary: "For fifteen seconds of one of the highest-grossing films of all time, The Avengers' plan to save the world comes to a grinding halt when Tony Stark calls out a low-level member of S.H.I.E.L.D. for playing Galaga on the job. Acclaimed novelist and lifelong Galaga player Michael Kimball knows the compulsion: He's set and re-set high scores on Galaga machines all across America. What many call...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Boss Fight Books 2014

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 793 KIM

Suttner, Nick

Summary: "A massive, open world, brimming with mystery. A gauntlet of giants to overcome, living levels that must be destroyed... but to what end? Since its 2005 release, Fumito Ueda's minimal-yet-epic masterpiece, Shadow of the Colossus, has often been hailed as one of the greatest video games of all time. But why is Shadow still utterly unique over a decade later? Nick Suttner examines this question...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Boss Fight Books 2015

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 793 SUT

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