September 12th Special Days - Featuring 26+ Video Game Freebies!

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Image: Game On!: Video Game History from Pong and Pac-Man to Mario, Minecraft, and More | Paperback: 368 pages | by Dustin Hansen (Author). Publisher: Square Fish; Reprint Edition (February 19, 2019)
Game On!
September 12th is... National Video Games Day, National Police Woman Day, Mindfulness Day, Alligator Awareness Day, United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation/International Day for South-South Cooperation, Family Contact Day (Russia), National Chocolate Milkshake Day, National Day of Encouragement, Josie and the Pussycats Debuted (1970), National Report Medicare Fraud Day, Defenders Day (Maryland), Steve Biko Day (South Africa), St. Alibe's Day, St. Guy's Day

PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, papercrafts, kid crafts, activities, recipes, and coloring pages.

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Image: The Ultimate History of Video Games: from Pong to Pokemon and beyond...the story behind the craze that touched our lives and changed the world, by Steven L. Kent (Author) Publisher: Three Rivers Press; 1 edition (June 4, 2010)
The Ultimate History of Video Games
Video Games Day
-- The first game ever created is often thought to be Bertie the Brain, an artificial intelligence designed to play Tic-Tac-Toe. Considering Bertie was a 4-meter high machine built on vacuum tube technology, you can imagine it didn't get out much, in fact, it was disassembled after the Canadian National Exhibition it was revealed at, and never rebuilt. A year later a computer was built called Nimrod, Nimrod was a computer built and displayed at the Festival of Britain in 1951 and designed to play a game called Nim.

Read: The Ultimate History of Video Games: from Pong to Pokemon and beyond, by Steven L. Kent
-- From the arcade to television and from the PC to the handheld device, video games have entranced kids at heart for nearly 30 years. This engrossing book tells the incredible tale of how this backroom novelty transformed into a cultural phenomenon. Through meticulous research and personal interviews with hundreds of industry luminaries, you'll read firsthand accounts of how yesterday's games like Space Invaders, Centipede, and Pac-Man helped create an arcade culture-defining a generation, and how today's empires like Sony, Nintendo, and Electronic Arts have galvanized a multi-billion-dollar industry and a new generation of games.

Image: Arcade Classics | Frogger Retro Handheld Arcade Game
Frogger Retro Arcade Game
Frogger Retro Handheld Arcade Game
It's a blast from the past with this retro-styled Frogger mini arcade game! It looks, sounds and plays just like you remember. Navigate Frogger across the highway and the rushing river to the safety of home. Watch out for traffic, and don't fall in the water! Authentic 80's graphics, sounds and game-play. AUTHENTIC Joystick control, graphics and sounds make the game-play as exciting as the original! Perfect for fans or collectors looking to share this classic with the new generation!

Image: Arcade Classics | Pac-Man Retro Mini Arcade Game
Pac-Man Retro Arcade Game
Pac-Man Retro Mini Arcade Game
-- Kids and kids at heart will love this miniature version of PacMan, the most popular arcade game of all time! Use the joystick to navigate PacMan around the maze, eating dots and avoiding the ghosts! Gulp down a power pellet and then eat ghosts for extra points! Eat all the dots to complete the level. Perfect for fans or collectors looking to share this classic with the new generation!

Image: Arcade Classics | Asteroids Retro Handheld Arcade Game
Asteroids Retro Arcade Game
Asteroids Retro Handheld Arcade Game
-- It's a blast from the past with this retro-styled Asteroids mini arcade game! It looks, sounds and plays just like you remember. Maneuver your space ship to avoid and shoot down asteroids before they slam into you! Joystick and fire buttons work just like the original. Authentic 80's graphics, sound, and game-play. Joystick control and authentic graphics and sounds make the game-play as exciting as the original.

🎮 Video Game Coloring and Activity Books




Image: Hooked on Games: The Lure and Cost of Video Game and Internet Addiction | Kindle Edition | by Brooke Strickland (Author), Andrew Doan (Author), Douglas Gentile (Foreword). Publisher: FEP International (August 1, 2012)
Hooked on Games

Amazon Freebies:

🎮 Read Video Game ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

🎮 Free Video Game apps

🎮 Free Video Game game apps

🎮 Free Video Game magazine apps

🎮 Listen to Video Game Digital Music with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

🎮 Watch Video Game Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime

🎮 Listen to Video Game Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks

🎮 Free Alexa Skills | Video Game

🎮 Listen to Free Video Game Podcasts - No membership required.

🎮 Amazon Kids+ Free Trial - Unlimited access to more than 16,000 kid-friendly books, videos and apps, as well as parental controls to help create a unique experience for each child. (US, Germany, UK)

🎮 Prime Gaming Free Trial - Unlock instant access to tons of exclusive content for your favorite games, and a collection of PC games for free... each and every month.




Image: Fallout: The Vault Dweller's Official Cookbook | Hardcover: 192 pages | by Victoria Rosenthal (Author). Publisher: Insight Editions (October 23, 2018)
Fallout

Video Game Recipes:

🎮 20 Easy Recipes from Your Favorite Games | SteelSeries

🎮 Pixelated Provisions - Video Game Recipes Brought to Life

🎮 Recipes for food from video games - Nerds' Kitchen

🎮 Lvl.1 Chef – Video game food made in real life, from pixels to plate

🎮 10 Tasty Video Game Foods You Can Make Right Now

🎮 Gourmet Gaming | Bringing Video Game to Life Since 2011

🎮 Video Game Inspired Food Archives - Geeks Who Eat

🎮 15 Disgusting Video Game Recipes - Wtf Gallery




Image: An Illustrated History of 151 Video Games | Hardcover – Illustrated: 256 pages | by Simon Parkin (Author).  Publisher: Lorenz Books; Revised edition (January 7, 2014)
An Illustrated History
of 151 Video Games

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:

🎮 40 Amazing Papercraft Templates for the Geek Inside You

🎮 17 amazing video game dioramas and paper models (gallery)

🎮 Video Game Truck Party Printables

🎮 Video Game Coloring Pages

🎮 Free Printable Zelda Coloring Pages For Kids

🎮 Fortnite Coloring Pages

🎮 10 Pop Culture Snowflakes [Printables]

🎮 PacMan Party Printables

🎮 Sonic Party Printables

🎮 Fortnite Party Printables

🎮 Zelda Party Printables

🎮 Kirby Party Printables

🎮 Mario Party Printables

🎮 Minecraft Party Printables

🎮 Roblox Party Printables

🎮 Monsters Party Printables

🎮 Game Boy Mini Candy Bar Label/Wrapper | Video Game Party Favor

🎮 Video Game Sheet Music





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