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Super Mario

Author : Jeff Ryan
ISBN : 1101517638
Genre : Business & Economics
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The story of Nintendo's rise and the beloved icon who made it possible. Nintendo has continually set the standard for video-game innovation in America, starting in 1981 with a plucky hero who jumped over barrels to save a girl from an ape. The saga of Mario, the portly plumber who became the most successful franchise in the history of gaming, has plot twists worthy of a video game. Jeff Ryan shares the story of how this quintessentially Japanese company found success in the American market. Lawsuits, Hollywood, die- hard fans, and face-offs with Sony and Microsoft are all part of the drama. Find out about: *Mario's eccentric yet brilliant creator, Shigeru Miyamoto, who was tapped for the job because was considered expendable. *Minoru Arakawa, the son-in-law of Nintendo's imperious president, who bumbled his way to success. *The unexpected approach that allowed Nintendo to reinvent itself as the gaming system for the non-gamer, especially now with the Wii Even those who can't tell a Koopa from a Goomba will find this a fascinating story of striving, comeuppance, and redemption.

Super Mario

Author : Jeff Ryan
ISBN : 9781591845638
Genre : Business & Economics
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Documents the rise of the video-game icon, offering insight into its creation, the Hollywood and courtroom dramas triggered by the character's success, and Nintendo's marketing campaign targeting non-gamer consumers.

Game Over

Author : David Sheff
ISBN : 9780307800749
Genre : Business & Economics
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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.

Shigeru Miyamoto

Author : Jan Burns
ISBN : 9780737754865
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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As a child, Shigeru Miyamoto was a natural explorer. One of the caves he found in his youth would later inspire one of his creations, The Legend of Zelda. Unless living in a cave yourself, you've probably heard of a few of his other inventions, such as Donkey Kong, Mario, Star Fox, F-Zero, and Pikmin. He is considered to be the most successful video game designer in the world. Treat your readers to an up-close look at this video game genius.

Nintendo The Company And Its Founders

Author : Mary Firestone
ISBN : 9781617840951
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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This title examines the remarkable lives of Larry Page and Sergey Brin and their work building the groundbreaking company Google. Readers will learn about Page and BrinÍs backgrounds and education, as well as their early careers. Also covered is a look at how Google operates and issues the company faces, such as handling privacy and copyright lawsuits, facing competition, and developing new online user services. Color photos, detailed maps, and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Technology Pioneers is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Shigeru Miyamoto

Author : Jennifer deWinter
ISBN : 9781628923872
Genre : Games
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Video games are considered by many to be just entertainment-essentially void of skillful, artistic intervention. But as any gamer knows, there's incredible technical and graphic talent behind even a flickering Gameboy screen. You may have never heard Shigeru Miyamoto's name, but you've probably spent many a lazy afternoon absorbed in his work. Joining Nintendo as a video game designer in the late 1970s, Miyamoto created the powerhouse franchises Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, and Donkey Kong-games so ubiquitous that Miyamoto was named one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People in 2007. Combining critical essays with interviews, bibliographies, and striking visuals, Shigeru Miyamoto unveils the artist behind thousands of glowing gaming screens, tracing out his design decisions, aesthetic preferences, and the material conditions that shaped his work. With this incredible (and incredibly unknown) figure, series editors Jennifer DeWinter and Carly Kocurek launch the Influential Video Game Designers series, at last giving these artists the recognition they deserve.

Console Wars

Author : Blake J. Harris
ISBN : 9780062276711
Genre : Business & Economics
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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.

Super Mario

Author : Jeff Ryan
ISBN : 9781591845638
Genre : Business & Economics
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Documents the rise of the video-game icon, offering insight into its creation, the Hollywood and courtroom dramas triggered by the character's success, and Nintendo's marketing campaign targeting non-gamer consumers.

Masters Of Doom

Author : David Kushner
ISBN : 9780812972153
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Presents a dual biography of John Carmack and John Romero, the creators of the video games Doom and Quake, assessing the impact of their creation on American pop culture and revealing how their success eventually destroyed their relationship.

Nintendo Magic

Author : Osamu Inoue
ISBN : 1934287229
Genre : Business & Economics
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In 2006, Nintendo released Wii at the same time as the highly-anticipated and much-vaunted Playstation III was introduced. Wii's David defeated PlayStation's Goliath, inversely echoing the NES v. PlayStation II outcome of a decade previous. Nintendo Magic is the story of what went right, discussing the business strategies and marketing savvy that took on the mighty Sony and won.

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