The 100 Greatest Video Game Characters

Jaime Banks, Robert Mejia, Aubrie Adams

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Though in existence for only a few decades, video games are now firmly established in mainstream culture all around the planet. Every year new games are produced, and every year new favorites emerge. But certain characters have become so iconic that they withstand both time and the shifting interests of players. Such creations permeate other elements of popular culture—from graphic novels to film—and are known not only to dedicated gamers but to the general public as well. In 100 Greatest Video Game Characters, readers can learn about some of the most popular and influential figures that have leapt from computer monitors and television screens and into the public consciousness. The entries in this volume provide general facts about the characters as well as explore their cultural significance. In addition, the book examines the commonalities of various video game characters to help readers better understand their popularity and how they operate within the video games and the industry
Original languageEnglish
PublisherRowman & Littlefield
ISBN (Print)1442278129
StatePublished - Jun 2017


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