Video game programming

How would you create a video game in c++? I'm not sure really how to display the graphics and set properties and do all that stuff. I don't have money to buy a book about so how do you?
For creating video games or GUI apps you are required to learn one of the following:
- ATL (
- MFC (
- WIN32 (
Or you could be using some already build GUI libraries like:
- Allegro (
- Qt ( (
- or just browse google for other libraries like this.
Or the two libraries that are used most for 2d game programming:
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