Gaming for Teens

Introduction

Do you love video games? Read on!

Internet Links
3D Gamers
Get gaming news and cheats, view demos, and check out the forums, which discuss PC and console games, players' favorites, and more.
 
American Museum of the Moving Image: Computer Space
Online exhibition about classic video games, some with emulators that let you download them onto your computer.
 
Coffee Break Arcade
Sports, board, classic, puzzle, card, strategy, and other games.
 
Electronic Gaming Magazine
An online gaming magazine with videos, podcasts, news, reviews, cheats, contests, and message boards.
 
Free Arcade
Tons of free, online games.
 
Game Cheats
Huge cheat code database.
 
GameSpot
News, reviews, previews, downloads, and videos, about all kinds of games.
 
IGN.com
All types of games are discussed here - read reviews and watch video previews of new games, get cheats, and communicate with other gamers on message boards.
 
MuggleNet
Harry Potter-themed games.
 
PBS: The Video Game Revolution
Learn about the history and future of video games, find out how they're made, get cheats to classic games, and more!
 
SmartGirl.org: Computer Game Reviews
A place for girls to submit game reviews.
 
Vintage Game Network
Play classic arcade and video games on your computer, for free!
 
WoWWiki, the Warcraft Wiki
Submit articles and fan fiction, participate in the community portal, or just check out some of the World of Warcraft wiki's thousands of articles.
Print Resources
Cool Careers Without College for People Who Love Video Games
Nicholas Croce
Find out about twelve different careers in the video game industry, including designer, programmer and tester.
 
Ender's Game
Orson Scott Card
Ender trains to be a soldier by playing computer war games.
 
Epic
Conor Kostick
New Earth is a world based on a video role-playing game. All conflicts are settled in the game, and you'd better be good.
 
Game Informer Magazine
This magazine also has a website - www.gameinformer.com.
 
Gamepro
Find this magazine online at http://www.gamepro.com/.
 
Games for Windows
Check out additional content online, at http://gfw.1up.com/.
 
Hot jobs in video games : cool careers in interactive entertainment
Joe Funk, John Gaudiosi and Dean Takahashi
Every kid knows playing video games is fun, but making them is serious business! This book describes the challenges and satisfactions of a career in the field of video game design through profiles of animators, designers, music specialists, scriptwriters, and others involved in the behind-the-scenes work of game creation.
 
User Unfriendly
Vivian Vande Velde
Arvin and his friends play a computer game that becomes all too real....
 
Video game careers
David S.J. Hodgson, Bryan Stratton, Alice Rush.
Professionals in the video game industry tell you about gaming jobs, how to get them, and what to expect when you begin a new career in the nation's fastest growing entertainment field.