Porn & Pong: How Grand Theft Auto, Tomb Raider and Other Sexy Games Changed Our Culture

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Feral House, 2008 - Games - 158 pages
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"A stimulating look at two of today's most controversial subjects. . . . Sure to amaze and titillate anyone who's ever hoisted a videogame controller."--CNN Tech Correspondent Scott Steinberg

No book until Porn & Pong has explored how pornography and video games have influenced America's sexual mores and technological compulsions on a massive scale.

The first Atari systems and their phallic joysticks began to sell by the million along with the rise of the VCR and the modern porn industry. Reality TV skyrocketed the same year as The Sims, and the surgically endowed Pamela Anderson was only outshined by one other woman: Lara Croft.

Porn & Pong's publication comes at the time of the release of several highly anticipated adult-oriented games, including a new Leisure Suit Larry, Tomb Raider, and the sequel to the most controversial video game of all time, Grand Theft Auto. Author Damon Brown examines how politics, hidden agendas, and financial pressure affect the controversial art forms of gaming and pornography.

Damon Brown writes for Playboy, Spin, New York Post, and the Inspector Gadget column for PlanetOut, the largest gay and lesbian website.

  

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Review: Porn and Pong: How Grand Theft Auto, Tomb Raider, and Other Sexy Games Changed Our Culture

User Review  - Andreas - Goodreads

Interesting, but ultimately very referential to other works. A good starting point and the bibliography can be used as a reading list. Read full review

Review: Porn and Pong: How Grand Theft Auto, Tomb Raider, and Other Sexy Games Changed Our Culture

User Review  - Katie - Goodreads

Reads like a bunch of Wikipedia articles strung together. What it needs is some sort of critical perspective or argument--ANY argument. Read full review

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Contents

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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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Section 5
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Section 8
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 19
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About the author (2008)

Damon Brown is an author for Playboy, Spin, New York Post and many other publications. Among his books are The Pocket Idiot's Guide to the IPhone, The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Satellite Radio and The Pocket Idiot's Guide to the IPod.

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