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September 22, 2017 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

The Comic Book Story of Video Games book takes a unique approach to electronic gaming's history

The Comic Book Story of Video Games book
If you sat in the back row reading comics during History class, this may be the Gaming History book for you!
Author Jonathan Hennessey and illustrator Jack McGowan have created an interesting approach to conveying history. As a kid I can recall many times when my parents would make me put down the comic books and do my homework. The Comic Book Story of Video Games: The Incredible History of the Electronic Gaming Revolution (via Penguin Random House) is a combination of the two! History is laid out in a style similar to a comic book.

Relative to video games, the starting point of this book is much different from most. Myself included, many of us pinpoint video game history beginning in the mid 1970s. This book doesn't even get to Atari until midway through the book! The timeline and the graphic style excite me to see this book. There is moe info on the book's website.

Arriving on shelves in early October, I'm really excited to see how well this format portrays video game history. There are other books, not related to gaming, in this comic book history format by Hennessey. I've always been a fan of using the right approach to deliver information. Traditionally, kids often find history boring - even video game history. Maybe a more playful format would increase some interest. Everyone who games should know how today's gaming industry grew to what it is. This may be just what is needed to deliver gaming history to a new audience!

You can pre-oreder/order a copy of The Comic Book Story of Video Games book on Amazon or ask for it at your local bookstore.

The Comic Book Story of Video Games book The Comic Book Story of Video Games book I have not seen a copy of the book yet, but I love the format and think it has great potential for brining video game history to a whole new audience!

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