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Reviews

Registry & Template

We will use the master bibliography to track who is reviewing what as well as the coverage of the material. Consult the assignment document for instructions on what to do here.

Reviews



  • Craddock, David. Gamelife: A Memoir
    • Ie, Nicholas
    • Computer Games, Alienation, Introvert, Escapism, Gamer
    • "Suspended", "Dungeons & Dragons", "The Bard's Tale II", "Where is Carmen Sandiego?", "Ultima: Exodus III", "Beyond Castle Wolfenstein", "Elite", "Pirates!", "Might and Magic II", "Call of Duty"
  • Hansen, Dustin. Game On! Video Game History from Pong and Pac-Man to Mario, Minecraft and More
    • MacKenzie, Mariah
    • Pong, Space Invaders, Pac-Man, Zork, Donkey Kong, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, John Madden Football, Tetris, Sonic the Hedgehog, Street Fighter II, Mortal Kombat, Super Mario Kart, MYST, DOOM, Tomb Raider, Gran Turismo, Final Fantasy VII, Half-Life, Dance Dance Revolution, Pokémon Yellow, The Sims, Grand Theft Auto III, World of Warcraft, Halo 2, Guitar Hero, Wii Sports, Portal, Little Big Planet, FarmVille, Angry Birds, Minecraft, Uncharted 2, League of Legends, Skylanders, The Walking Dead, Overwatch
    • video games, innovations, game developer offices, food/health in games, arcade-console transition, left-handed video game characters, the Madden curse, video games' health-related impacts, all-time great video game villains, ESRB rating system, IP games, polygons, pixels, all-time great video game heroes, Sony vs. Nintendo console battles, RAM vs. ROM vs. storage space, Steam, fitness-related video games, killer applications, cheat codes, create-a-player modes, gamer types/Bartle's taxonomy of player types, flow state, mobile games, mainstream vs. indie developers, gaming achievements, let's play videos, puzzle-solving games
  • Savetz, Kevin. Terrible Nerd
    • Park, Andre
    • Autobiography, Community, Atari 800, Apple //c, IBM PC XT, Websites, Books, Magazines, Computers, Video Game Systems, Intellivision, Nerd, Entrepreneur, Fairchild Channel F, TRS-80 Model III, AnswerMan, Microsoft Bookshelf, Bulletin Board System, Radio
  • Witwer, Michael. Empire of Imagination: Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons & Dragons
    • Pino, Danielle
    • Role-Playing Game (RPG), Dungeons and Dragons, Narration, Dungeon, Massively Role-Playing Games, Design, Imagination, Tactical Studies Rules (TSR), War Game, Campaign, Hero, Dungeon Masters, Strategy and Tactics, Fantasy, Gary Gygax, Advanced Dungeons and Dragons, Magic: The Gathering, Conan the Conqueror, Lake Geneva Wargames Convention (Gen Con), Dave Arneson, Mike Carr, Chainmail, International Federation of Wargaming (IFW), Kevin Blume, Computer Role-Playing Game (CRPG)
  • Lapetino, Tim. Art of Atari
    • Nguyen, Hai
    • Atari, Art, Design, Illustrations, Creators, Arcade art, Home Consoles, Cover art, Prototypes, Industrial Design, Box artwork, Marketing, Advertisement, Retro, Pac-Man, E.T.