Title: Ninja: Get Good. My Ultimate Guide to Gaming
Written by Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins
Published by Penguin Random House Australia
RRP: $29.99

The following review is by one of my amazing students, Zach. I know Zach loves gaming and knew he would do a far better job at reviewing this book than me. Thanks Zach!

Tyler Blevins, more commonly known as Ninja, is a world-renowned gamer and streamer, and he is very good at what he does. This book isn’t for reading just once from start to finish, I would say, it’s for helpful tips and trick on all games that you can constantly come back to and look at over and over again to make your gaming experience better.

Now on to what this book is really about. This book is about how to ‘Get good’ at gaming. It shows a lot of small and helpful tips on how to be a good gamer. It starts off on how to build the perfect gaming set up on PC (Personal computer) and a bunch of little hints on what he thinks the best keyboards, mouse, monitor and headset are and what’s right for you. After this the book goes on to explain how to practice, set goals to improve, develop strategies and all round, how to get your gaming ‘instinct’, as he calls it, going. It also tries to help you on building a good team to play with, have fun with, and get down to business when you need to with. Then he goes over how to set up a stream and create an online community. He talks about your health, physically and mentally, when it comes to gaming, making some very good points about these subjects.

All round I found this book to be very helpful, having a lot of great tips for even a well-seasoned gamer like me who has many hours on games such as the ones ninja plays. I found the book to be very useful, but this book would be so helpful for people just trying to get into gaming. It tells you everything you need to know and it would be an even bigger help if you’re thinking about becoming a streamer. This book is good for all skill levels, from a up and coming gamer to a well-seasoned gamer like myself, and even up to the pros.

Zach, Year 9.

Many thanks to Penguin Random House for supplying this book for review.