Game Over by David Sheff
How Nintendo Conquered The World

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More American children recognize Super Mario, the hero of one of Nintendo’s video games, than Mickey Mouse. The Japanese company has come to earn more money than the big three computer giants or all Hollywood movie studios combined. Now Sheff tells of the Nintendo invasion–a tale of innovation and cutthroat tactics.
 

About David Sheff

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DAVID SHEFF is the author of the #1 New York Times-bestselling memoir Beautiful Boy. Sheff's other books include Game Over, China Dawn, and All We Are Saying. His many articles and interviews have appeared in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Playboy, Wired, Fortune, and elsewhere. His ongoing research and reporting on the science of addiction earned him a place on Time Magazine's list of the World's Most Influential People. Sheff and his family live in Inverness, California.
 
Published November 2, 2011 by Vintage. 451 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Computers & Technology, History. Non-fiction

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In 1977 comes 'Color TV Game 6', the first real video game - tennis played by 'hitting' a ball of light across a TV screen.

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