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The Resource Console wars : Sega, Nintendo, and the battle that defined a generation, Blake J. Harris ; foreword by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg

Console wars : Sega, Nintendo, and the battle that defined a generation, Blake J. Harris ; foreword by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg

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Console wars : Sega, Nintendo, and the battle that defined a generation
Title
Console wars
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Sega, Nintendo, and the battle that defined a generation
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Blake J. Harris ; foreword by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg
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eng
Summary
"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 videogame industry-- in development as a feature film from Sony Pictures in 1990, Nintendo had a virtual monopoly on the videogame industry. Sega, on the other hand, was just a faltering arcade company with big aspirations and even bigger personalities. But all that would change with the arrival of Tom Kalinske, a former Mattel executive 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, completely transformed Sega and led to a ruthless, David-and-Goliath showdown with Nintendo. Little did he realize that Sega's success would create many new enemies and, most important, make Nintendo stronger than ever.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 school yards 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 United States against Japan.Based on more than two hundred interviews with former Sega and Nintendo employees, Console Wars is the tale of how Tom Kalinske miraculously turned an industry punch line into a market leader. Blake J. Harris brings into focus the warriors, the strategies, and the battles and explores how they transformed popular culture forever. Ultimately, Console Wars is 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, give birth to a sixty-billion-dollar industry"--
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10304620
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Harris, Blake J
Dewey number
338.7/617948
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illustrations
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no index present
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Text in English
LC call number
HD9993.E452
LC item number
H37 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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1982-
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  • Rogen, Seth
  • Goldberg, Evan
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True
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  • Video games industry
  • Electronic games industry
  • SEGA Entāpuraizesu
  • Nintendō Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Video games
Target audience
adult
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Sega, Nintendo, and the battle that defined a generation
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Console wars : Sega, Nintendo, and the battle that defined a generation, Blake J. Harris ; foreword by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 558 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062276698
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(hardback)
Lccn
2013050668
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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color illustrations
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  • 858354858
  • (OCoLC)858354858
Label
Console wars : Sega, Nintendo, and the battle that defined a generation, Blake J. Harris ; foreword by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 558 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062276698
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013050668
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • 858354858
  • (OCoLC)858354858

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