VIDEO GAME OF THE YEAR

Jordan Minor



 

Breaking down the 40-year history of the world’s most popular art form, one video game at a time


Pong. The Legend of Zelda.Final Fantasy VII. Rock Band.Fortnite. Animal Crossing: New Horizons. For each of the 40 years of video game history, there is a defining game, a game that captured the zeitgeist and left a legacy for all games that followed. Through a series of entertaining, informative, and opinionated critical essays, author and tech journalist Jordan Minor investigates, in chronological order, the innovative, genre-bending, and earth-shattering games from 1977 through 2022. Minor explores development stories, critical reception, and legacy, and also looks at how gaming intersects with and eventually influences society at large while reveling in how uniquely and delightfully bizarre even the most famous games tend to be.


From portly plumbers to armor-clad space marines and the speedy rodents in between, Video Game of the Year paints individual portraits that, as a whole, give readers a stronger appreciation for the vibrant variety and long-lasting impact of this fresh, exciting, and massively popular art form. Illustrated throughout with retro-inspired imagery and featuring contributions from dozens of leading industry voices, including New York Times bestselling author Jason Schreier (Blood, Sweat, and Pixels; Kotaku), Max Scoville (IGN), Rebekah Valentine (IGN), Blessing Adeoye Jr. (Kinda Funny), and Devindra Hardawar (Engadget), this year-by-year anthology is a loving reflection on the world’s most popular art form.

 

PUBLICATION DETAILS

LANGUAGE

BINDING

EDITION

ISBN

YEAR

PAGES

English

Paperback

9781419762055

2023

296

English

eBook

N/A

2023

296

OTHER NAMES

  • Video Game Of The Year: A Year-By-Year Guide To The Best, Boldest, and Most Bizarre Games From Every Year Since 1977

 

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#DevindaHardawar (Devinda Hardawar)

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Games:

#AnimalCrossing (Animal Crossing: New Horizons)

#DepressionQuest (Depression Quest)

#Destiny (Destiny)

#DonkeyKong (Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Country 2)

#DragonQuest (Dragon Quest)

#DragonsLair (Dragons Lair)

#FinalFantasy (#FinalFantasyVII [Final Fantasy 7, FF7, FFVII, Final Fantasy VII])

#Fortnite (Fortnite)

#GrandTheftAuto (Grand Theft Auto: Vice City)

#HalfLife (#CounterStrike [Counter-Strike])

#Halo (Halo: Combat Evolved)

#Mario (Super Mario Bros., Super Mario 64)

#MegaMan (Mega Man 2)

#MetalGear (Metal Gear Solid)

#Minecraft (Minecraft)

#MonkeyIsland (The Secret of Monkey Island)

#NBAJam (NBA Jam)

#PacMan (Pac-Man)

#Pitfall (Pitfall!)

#Pokémon (Pokémon Go)

#Pong (Pong)

#ResidentEvil (Resident Evil 4)

#RockBand (Rock Band)

#Sekiro (Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice)

#SimCity (Sim City)

#Sonic (Sonic the Hedgehog)

#SpaceInvaders (Space Invaders)

#SpeedFreak (Speed Freak)

#Spore (Spore)

#StreetFighter (Super Street Fighter II Turbo)

#SuperMeatBoy (Super Meat Boy)

#SuperSmashBros (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)

#SystemShock (System Shock 2)

#Tetris (Tetris)

#TheStanleyParable (The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe)

#TheWalkingDead (Telltale's The Walking Dead)

#TheWitcher (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt)

#Uncharted (Uncharted 2: Among Thieves)

#Warcraft (World of Warcraft)

#WiiSports (Wii Sports)

#Wolfenstein (Wolfenstein 3D)

#Zelda (The Legend of Zelda, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker)


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