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It's a Gamers' World by Talia, Teen Blogger


First of all, I want to clarify something. I am not a gamer. I never was a gamer. I don’t have any interest in being a gamer. So why, do you ask, am I writing about gaming? It’s kind of a long story...

I have a brother and multiple guy friends. They are always talking about Halo this, and Call of Duty that, and the newest and latest gaming systems. You know -- the type of things that I don’t understand. Normally I just end up nodding and going ‘uh huh, uh huh, wow, that sounds cool’.  And it always worked out just fine! Until one day, I was doing my usual ‘uh huh-ing’ when next thing I knew, I was sitting down in front of the TV with a controller in my hand. I snapped back into it and asked ‘Wait wait wait, what are we doing?’ They explained that they had asked me if I wanted to play the newest Halo with them, and I had said ‘uh huh’ which they took to mean yes. There was no way around it. I had unwittingly fallen into their trap. And that’s how I ended up playing Halo.

It turns out I was pretty good (after I figured out you have to aim). That took me a while. Sometimes I still forget. I mean, aside from occasionally falling off of cliffs and blowing up my teammates by accident, I started to get the hang of it! And you know what? It wasn’t too bad. I was a little bit confused about the whole story line. I was just told to ‘Shoot those bad guys!’ And, I had questions like ‘Well, why are they bad? Why are we shooting them? Who are we? Where are we?’

It turns out, there’s actually an entire book series about Halo! Now, I haven’t read them myself, but it got me thinking: how many other books out there are based on games? It turns out quite a few! Check out:


TAssassins Creed - Forsaken- book coverGears of War Aspho Fields- book coverHalo - First strike - book coverSonic the Hedgehog- book coverhe Halo Series

Assassin’s Creed Series

Gears of War Series

Sonic the Hedgehog




And there are many more! Try searching the library to see if your favourite video game has books based on them too!

Teen Blogger,


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