Illustrations by Wren McDonald for the book "Video Game of the Year"

The history of video games, one year and one game at a time

Jordan Minor's new book looks at the games that changed the world forever

July 11, 2023 8:30 AM

How do you condense more around forty years of interactive history into one book? Games journalist Jordan Minor (PC Mag, The Escapist) has taken on this task, with a new beautifully illustrated book "Video Game of the Year" which charts the biggest moments in games.

Jordan shares his history as a games writer, the limit of a single game per year and why certain games were chosen over others. It's also an interesting insight into the politics of games over the last four decades.

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The incredibly nostalgic and charming illustrations of Wren McDonald in Video Game of the Year
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