Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation

Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation

A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: NPR, Slate, Publishers Weekly, Goodreads

Following the success of The Accidental Billionaires and Moneyball comes Console Wars—a mesmerizing, behind-the-scenes business thriller that chronicles how Sega, a small, scrappy gaming company led by an unlikely visionary and a team of rebels, took on the juggernaut Nintendo and revolutionized the video game industry.

In 1990, Nintendo had a virtual monopoly on the video game industry. Sega, on the other hand, was just a faltering arcade company with big aspirations and even bigger personalities. But that would all change with the arrival of Tom Kalinske, a man who knew nothing about videogames and everything about fighting uphill battles. His unconventional tactics, combined with the blood, sweat and bold ideas of his renegade employees, transformed Sega and eventually led to a ruthless David-and-Goliath showdown with rival Nintendo.

The battle was vicious, relentless, and highly profitable, eventually sparking a global corporate war that would be fought on several fronts: from living rooms and schoolyards to boardrooms and Congress. It was a once-in-a-lifetime, no-holds-barred conflict that pitted brother against brother, kid against adult, Sonic against Mario, and the US against Japan.

Based on over two hundred interviews with former Sega and Nintendo employees, Console Wars is the underdog tale of how Kalinske miraculously turned an industry punchline into a market leader. It’s the story of how a humble family man, with an extraordinary imagination and a gift for turning problems into competitive advantages, inspired a team of underdogs to slay a giant and, as a result, birth a $60 billion dollar industry.

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Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars (Consoles) Signature Series Guide (Bradygames Signature Series)

Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars (Consoles) Signature Series Guide (Bradygames Signature Series)

BradyGames’ Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars Signature Series Guide includes the following:

  • A comprehensive walkthrough of the entire game.
  • Detailed area maps pinpointing critical locations.
  • In-depth listing of all available weapons and equipment.
  • Expert strategies for all modes of gameplay.
  • Signature Series guide features bonus foldout and more!
  • Platform: PS3 and Xbox 360
  • Genre: Shooter
  • This product is available for sale worldwide.
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    God of War: Collector's Edition Guide

    God of War: Collector's Edition Guide

    Exclusive PS4 Controller Skin: Only Available with this Collector's Edition Guide!

    Exclusive Foreword: Written by creative director Cory Barlog!

    Stunning Art Section: Features pieces from the upcoming official God of War art book from Dark Horse!

    Fan Art: Includes amazing art from dedicated fans!

    Compelling Interviews: Hear from the talented minds behind God of War!

    Premium Hardcover Book: The gorgeous, exclusive design is a must have for any fan, and features the signatures of the entire development team!

    Comprehensive Walkthrough: We lead you step by step from start to finish, through the brutal Norse wildlands of God of War

    Detailed Maps: Our maps reveal key locations, crucial items, and hidden secrets—never lose your way!

    Expert Combat Tactics: We show you how to master vicious physical combat to vanquish every foe.

    Exhaustive Data on Upgrades & Enemies: Complete analysis of how to upgrade Kratos’ Leviathan Axe and Atreus’ bow & arrow along with details on how to battle the hordes of Norse creatures they encounter

    Free Mobile-Friendly eGuide: Includes a code to access the eGuide, a web access version of the complete guide, optimized for a second-screen experience.

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    Welcome to the Dreamhouse: Popular Media and Postwar Suburbs (Console-ing Passions)

    Welcome to the Dreamhouse: Popular Media and Postwar Suburbs (Console-ing Passions)

    In Welcome to the Dreamhouse feminist media studies pioneer Lynn Spigel takes on Barbie collectors, African American media coverage of the early NASA space launches, and television’s changing role in the family home and its links to the broader visual culture of modern art. Exploring postwar U.S. media in the context of the period’s reigning ideals about home and family life, Spigel looks at a range of commercial objects and phenomena, from television and toys to comic books and magazines.
    The volume considers not only how the media portrayed suburban family life, but also how both middle-class ideals and a perceived division between private and public worlds helped to shape the visual forms, storytelling practices, and reception of postwar media and consumer culture. Spigel also explores those aspects of suburban culture that media typically render invisible. She looks at the often unspoken assumptions about class, nation, ethnicity, race, and sexual orientation that underscored both media images (like those of 1960s space missions) and social policies of the mass-produced suburb. Issues of memory and nostalgia are central in the final section as Spigel considers how contemporary girls use television reruns as a source for women’s history and then analyzes the current nostalgia for baby boom era family ideals that runs through contemporary images of new household media technologies.
    Containing some of Spigel’s well-known essays on television’s cultural history as well as new essays on a range of topics dealing with popular visual culture, Welcome to the Dreamhouse is important reading for students and scholars of media and communications studies, popular culture, American studies, women’s studies, and sociology.

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    The Complete Price Guide to Antique Radios: Pre-War Consoles

    The Complete Price Guide to Antique Radios: Pre-War Consoles

    The first and only comprehensive reference on console radios, with over 3,500 models individually pictured, described and valued. Includes tube and band count information and variations wherever possible. The author also provides important information about identification, grading and valuation in addition to historic insights. This invaluable reference also includes an expanded resource section listing dealers, collectors, experts, specialists, products, suppliers, restoration services and websites.

    The 'Complete Price Guide to Antique Radios' series is the #1 identification and price reference for antique and vintage radio collectors, enthusiasts and dealers. The series documents, pictures and provides market values for over 12,500 collectible vintage radios. Each volume is a supplement/companion to the others in the series, with all different items in each. Each radio is individually pictured, described and valued. Listings are organized by manufacturer and model number. There are currently four volumes of 'The Complete Price Guide to Antique Radios' series: 'Machine Age to Jet Age (Tabletop Radios) Volumes One, Two, Three' , now referencing over 9,000 radios, and the newly published 'Pre-War Consoles', picturing over 3,500 models.

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    Xcom 2 War of the Chosen Game, Ps4, Xbox One, Wiki, Mods, Tips, Download Guide Unofficial

    Xcom 2 War of the Chosen Game, Ps4, Xbox One, Wiki, Mods, Tips, Download Guide Unofficial

    *UNOFFICIAL GUIDE*

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    Disclaimer:
    This product is not associated, affiliated, endorsed, certified, or sponsored by the Original Copyright Owner.

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    8-Bit Apocalypse: The Untold Story of Atari's Missile Command

    8-Bit Apocalypse: The Untold Story of Atari's Missile Command

    The first history of Atari’s Missile Command, and its unforeseen effects on its creators and the culture


    Before Call of Duty, before World of Warcraft, before even Super Mario Bros., the video game industry exploded in the late 1970s with the advent of the video arcade. Leading the charge was Atari Inc., the creator of, among others, the iconic game Missile Command. The first game to double as a commentary on culture, Missile Command put the players’ fingers on “the button,” making them responsible for the fate of civilization in a no-win scenario, all for the price of a quarter. The game was a marvel of modern culture, helping usher in both the age of the video game and the video game lifestyle. Its groundbreaking implications inspired a fanatical culture that persists to this day.


    As fascinating as the cultural reaction to Missile Command were the programmers behind it. Before the era of massive development teams and worship of figures like Steve Jobs, Atari was manufacturing arcade machines designed, written, and coded by individual designers. As earnings from their games entered the millions, these creators were celebrated as geniuses in their time; once dismissed as nerds and fanatics, they were now being interviewed for major publications, and partied like Wall Street traders. However, the toll on these programmers was high: developers worked 120-hour weeks, often opting to stay in the office for days on end while under a deadline. Missile Command creator David Theurer threw himself particularly fervently into his work, prompting not only declining health and a suffering relationship with his family, but frequent nightmares about nuclear annihilation.


    To truly tell the story from the inside, tech insider and writer Alex Rubens has interviewed numerous major figures from this time: Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari; David Theurer, the creator of Missile Command; and Phil Klemmer, writer for the NBC series Chuck, who wrote an entire episode for the show about Missile Command and its mythical “kill screen.” Taking readers back to the days of TaB cola, dot matrix printers, and digging through the couch for just one more quarter, Alex Rubens combines his knowledge of the tech industry and experience as a gaming journalist to conjure the wild silicon frontier of the 8-bit ’80s. 8-Bit Apocalypse: The Untold Story of Atari's Missile Command offers the first in-depth, personal history of an era for which fans have a lot of nostalgia.

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    The Art of Destiny, Volume 2

    The Art of Destiny, Volume 2

    The Art of Destiny 2 is the definitive collection for the game’s stunning art and design.

    The Art of Destiny 2 is a celebration of the dynamic art and visual style that fans have come to love about Destiny. Featuring hundreds of pieces of concept art, the book covers everything from early sketches and illustrations of characters to paintings of sweeping vistas the designers used to help shape the in-game worlds. Each step of the process is meticulously detailed, from building in-game cinematics to crafting the complex universe. With exclusive, never-before-seen imagery, developer commentary, and more, The Art of Destiny 2 is a must-have for Guardians everywhere. 

     

     

     

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    Splatoon, Vol. 5

    Splatoon, Vol. 5

    All-new adventures featuring the beloved characters of the hit Nintendo video game!

    The Turf Wars have started in Inkopolis, and the team that inks the most ground will be crowned the winner! Based on the hit Nintendo games!

    It’s the Square King Cup Semifinals! Rider’s Team Yellow-Green takes on the team of the undisputed champion, Emperor. Then, Team Blue battles Team Gloves! Who will make it to the final match? Plus, a bonus story featuring the very first Team Blue meeting!

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