Game Over: How Nintendo Conquered the World

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GamePress, 1999 - Electronic games industry - 494 pages
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How did a Japanese company that once manufactured playing cards end up capturing nearly all of America's multi-billion dollar video-game industry in the early '90s? What is it about games that feature an obstinate ape ("Donkey Kong") and an intrepid plumber ("Super Mario Bros.") that make them so addictive to consumers of all ages? And was it inventive genius or business hardball that enabled Nintendo to gross more after taxes in 1992 than Apple, IBM, Microsoft or all the major U.S. film studios combined?

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Review: Game Over, Press Start to Continue: How Nintendo Conquered the World

User Review  - James Cobo - Goodreads

Not great, but not terrible. Just read Sean Malstrom's blog instead if you're looking for unique insight into one of the weirdest, most compelling companies on the planet. Read full review

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User Review  - Justin Wicker - Goodreads

Been honestly meaning to re-read it. Remember enjoying it but not being overly impressed. Read full review

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About the author (1999)

David Sheff is currently a contributing editor of Playboy, Wired, and Yahoo! Internet Life and is on assignment for Fortune and Vanity Fair. He was formerly an editor of New West and California magazines. His articles and interviews have appeared in Playboy, The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Wired, Outside, Forbes ASAP, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, and Esquire. His current book, Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction, tells the personal story of his own family's fight with addiction. He attended the University of California at Berkeley, where he received a degree in social science. He lives in San Francisco, California with his wife and three children.

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