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Generation Xbox: How Videogames Invaded Hollywood

ISBN/ASIN: 0956507247,9780956507242 | 2012 | English | epub | 330/0 pages | 0.44 Mb
Publisher: Yellow Ant | Author: Jamie Russell

Hollywood is under attack from videogames. Movies defined the 20th century but games are now pushing them aside as the medium that captures our time, fascination and money. Generation Xbox digs into the love-hate relationship between games and cinema that has led us to this point. It's a story of disaster, triumph and Angelia Jolie in hot pants. Learn how Steven Spielberg's game-making dreams fell apart and why Silicon Valley pioneers wooed Stanley Kubrick. Discover the story behind the failed Halo movie, how videogame tech paved the way for Avatar, and what companies like Ubisoft and Valve are doing to take gaming to the next level. Based on more than 100 interviews with leading figures from videogames and Hollywood, Generation Xbox is the definitive history of an epic power struggle that has reshaped the entertainment landscape. Are you ready to play?

"The one book gamers should read this year." – The Jace Hall Show

"A fascinatingly detailed account," The Guardian

"Pretty damn good," Destructoid.com

"A definitive history of the intersection of the games and movie industries" – Eurogamer

"The most interesting and illuminating game-related book I've read in years." – Tony Mott, editor, Edge magazine

"I had flashbacks reading it." – Peter Hirschmann, writer/producer, Medal of Honor

"AMAZING stuff!" – Daniel Alter, film producer, Hitman

"A fine work that makes an important point, bringing to light an era of history that has had a vast impact and gone largely unappreciated." – Howard Scott Warshaw, creator of Atari's E.T. and Raiders of the Lost Ark games

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