The Resource Console wars: : Sega, Nintendo, and the battle that defined a generation, bBlake J. Harris, (electronic resource)

Console wars: : Sega, Nintendo, and the battle that defined a generation, bBlake J. Harris, (electronic resource)

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Console wars: : Sega, Nintendo, and the battle that defined a generation
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Console wars:
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Sega, Nintendo, and the battle that defined a generation
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bBlake J. Harris
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eng
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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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Harris, Blake J
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338.7/617948
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Read by Fred Berman
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  • Video games industry
  • Electronic games industry
  • SEGA Entāpuraizesu
  • Nintendō Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Video games
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adult
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Console wars: : Sega, Nintendo, and the battle that defined a generation, bBlake J. Harris, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11586321
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MWT11586321
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (20hr., 41 min.))
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MWT11586321
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Console wars: : Sega, Nintendo, and the battle that defined a generation, bBlake J. Harris, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11586321
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unknown
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digital storage
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unknown
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MWT11586321
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Edition
Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (20hr., 41 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
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not applicable
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unknown
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digital.
Publisher number
MWT11586321
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unknown
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other
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