Jacked The Outlaw Story of Grand Theft Auto

ISBN-10: 0470936371

ISBN-13: 9780470936375

Edition: 2012

Authors: David Kushner
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Description: Inside the making of the multibillion dollar Grand Theft Auto videogame empireGrand Theft Auto is one of the biggest and most controversial videogame franchises of all time. Since its first release in 1997, GTA has pioneered the use of everything from 3D graphics to the voices of top Hollywood actors and repeatedly transformed the world of gaming. Despite its incredible innovations in the $75 billion game industry, it has also been a lightning rod of debate, spawning accusations of ethnic and sexual discrimination, glamorizing violence, and inciting real–life crimes. Jacked tells the turbulent and mostly unknown story of GTA′s wildly ambitious creators, Rockstar Games, the invention and evolution of the franchise, and the cultural and political backlash it has provoked.Explains how British prep school brothers Sam and Dan Houser took their dream of fame, fortune, and the glamor of American pop culture and transformed it into a worldwide videogame blockbusterWritten by David Kushner, author of Masters of Doom and a top journalist on gaming, and drawn from over ten years of interviews and research, including firsthand knowledge of Grand Theft Auto′s creators and detractorsOffers inside details on key episodes in the development of the series, including the financial turmoil of Rockstar games, the infamous "Hot Coffee" sex minigame incident, and moreWhether you love Grand Theft Auto or hate it, or just want to understand the defining entertainment product of a generation, you′ll want to read Jacked and get the real story behind this boundary–pushing game.

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List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada, Limited
Publication date: 4/1/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

David Kushner is the author of Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture. He is a contributing editor of Rolling Stone and Wired. His work has appeared in numerous other publications including The New York Times, Spin, Salon, and New York. He lives in New Jersey. Visit his website at www.davidkushner.com.

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Prologue: Players vs. Haters
The Outlaws
The Warriors
Race�n� Chase
The Worst Place in America
State of Emergency
Crime Pays
Vice City
Rampages
Cashmere Games
Grand Death Auto
Boyz in the Hood
Sex in San Andreas
Unlock the Darkness
Hot Coffee
Adults Only
Busted!
Bullies
Flowers for Jack
New York City
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