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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[ CONSOLE WARS: SEGA, NINTENDO, AND THE BATTLE THAT DEFINED A GENERATION By Harris, Blake J. ( Author ) Hardcover May-13-2014

[ CONSOLE WARS: SEGA, NINTENDO, AND THE BATTLE THAT DEFINED A GENERATION By Harris, Blake J. ( Author ) Hardcover May-13-2014


[ CONSOLE WARS: SEGA, NINTENDO, AND THE BATTLE THAT DEFINED A GENERATION By Harris, Blake J. ( Author ) Hardcover May-13-2014

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The Complete Price Guide to Antique Radios: Pre-War Consoles by Mark V. Stein (2000-08-01)

The Complete Price Guide to Antique Radios: Pre-War Consoles by Mark V. Stein (2000-08-01)


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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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The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started the Longest War in American History

The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started the Longest War in American History


In the tradition of Empire of the Summer Moon, a stunningly vivid historical account of the manhunt for Geronimo and the 25-year Apache struggle for their homeland.
 
They called him Mickey Free. His kidnapping started the longest war in American history, and both sides--the Apaches and the white invaders—blamed him for it. A mixed-blood warrior who moved uneasily between the worlds of the Apaches and the American soldiers, he was never trusted by either but desperately needed by both. He was the only man Geronimo ever feared. He played a pivotal role in this long war for the desert Southwest from its beginning in 1861 until its end in 1890 with his pursuit of the renegade scout, Apache Kid.
 
In this sprawling, monumental work, Paul Hutton unfolds over two decades of the last war for the West through the eyes of the men and women who lived it. This is Mickey Free's story, but also the story of his contemporaries: the great Apache leaders Mangas Coloradas, Cochise, and Victorio; the soldiers Kit Carson, O. O. Howard, George Crook, and Nelson Miles; the scouts and frontiersmen Al Sieber, Tom Horn, Tom Jeffords, and Texas John Slaughter; the great White Mountain scout Alchesay and the Apache female warrior Lozen; the fierce Apache warrior Geronimo; and the Apache Kid. These lives shaped the violent history of the deserts and mountains of the Southwestern borderlands--a bleak and unforgiving world where a people would make a final, bloody stand against an American war machine bent on their destruction.

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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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Xbox One S 2TB Limited Edition Console - Gears of War 4 Bundle

Xbox One S 2TB Limited Edition Console - Gears of War 4 Bundle


This bundle includes: Custom Xbox One S 2TB Console and Crimson Omen controller, vertical stand, full game download of Gears of War 4: Ultimate Edition (card with code included in box) which includes a 4 day early access to the game, Vintage Limited Edition Console Pack, exclusive in-game items, six Gear Packs, and a Season Pass for even more exclusive content, including six additional Gear Packs.

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The Console War Muscial (feat. Jennifer Zhang, Katie Wilson & Michelle Osorio)

The Console War Muscial (feat. Jennifer Zhang, Katie Wilson & Michelle Osorio)


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God of War Stone Mason's Edition - PlayStation 4

God of War Stone Mason's Edition - PlayStation 4


Stone Mason Edition Includes:

• Full Game
• 9" Kratos & Atreus Statue by Gentle Giant
• Limited Steelbook Case
• 2" Huldra Brothers Carvings
• Exclusive Lithograph
• Cloth Map
• Stone Mason's Ring
• Mimir's Head Talking Keychain
• 2" Horse and Troll Carvings
• Digital Contents Include:
• Defender of the Chosen Shield
• Death's Vow Armor Set
• Exile's Guardian Shield
• God of War Digital Comic #0 by Dark Horse
• God of War Digital Mini Artbook by Dark Horse
• Dynamic Theme

It is a new beginning for Kratos. Living as a man, outside the shadow of the gods, he seeks solitude in the unfamiliar lands of Norse mythology. With new purpose and his son Atreus at his side, Kratos must fight for survival as powerful forces threaten to disrupt the new life he has created.

Bold New Beginning

His vengeance against the Gods of Olympus years behind him, Kratos now lives as a man in the realm of Norse Gods and monsters. It is in this harsh, unforgiving world that he must fight to survive… And teach his son to do the same. This startling reimagining of God of War deconstructs the core elements that defined the series—satisfying combat, breathtaking scale, and a powerful narrative—and fuses them anew.

A Darker, More Elemental World

From the marble and columns of ornate Olympus to the gritty forests, mountains, and caves of Pre-Viking Norse lore, this is a distinctly new realm with its own pantheon of creatures, monsters, and gods. With an added emphasis on discovery and exploration, the world will draw players in to explore every inch of God of War’s breathtakingly threatening landscape—by far the largest in the franchise.

Vicious, Physical Combat

With an over the shoulder free camera that brings the player closer to the action than ever before, fights in God of War mirror the pantheon of Norse creatures Kratos will face: grand, gritty, and grueling. A new main weapon and new abilities retain the defining spirit of God of War while presenting a vision of violent conflict that forges new ground in the genre.

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Undisputed Street Fighter: A 30th Anniversary Retrospective

Undisputed Street Fighter: A 30th Anniversary Retrospective


Since its inception 30 years ago, the Street Fighter™ video game series from Capcom has thrived based on a lethal combination of innovation,style and technique. From first-of-their-kind advances such as selectable characters and secret combo moves, to imagination-capturing characters such as Ryu, Chun-Li, and Akuma, Street Fighter has stayed a step ahead of the competition en route to becoming one of the most enduring and influential franchises in video game history. Undisputed Street Fighter™ features in-depth interviews and exclusive, behind-the-scenes looks into the making of the Street Fighter games, and the iconic art, design, and imagery from across the Street Fighter universe.

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