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The Resource Smartbomb : the quest for art, entertainment, and big bucks in the videogame revolution, Heather Chaplin & Aaron Ruby

Smartbomb : the quest for art, entertainment, and big bucks in the videogame revolution, Heather Chaplin & Aaron Ruby

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Smartbomb : the quest for art, entertainment, and big bucks in the videogame revolution
Title
Smartbomb
Title remainder
the quest for art, entertainment, and big bucks in the videogame revolution
Statement of responsibility
Heather Chaplin & Aaron Ruby
Title variation
Smart bomb
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Language
eng
Summary
The movie business celebrates its creators, but what about the "names" behind Doom, The Sims, Donkey Kong, Grand Theft Auto--the games that spawned a ten-billion-dollar industry whose revenues surpassed the domestic movie box office take five years ago? Videogames are no longer a quirky subculture, but a bona fide mainstream industry revolutionizing the way we teach, learn, communicate. This book delves into the videogame explosion, where computer technology is fused with artistic creativity. From the hackers at MIT in the 1960s to the Ferrari-driving developers of the modern-day industry to professional "cyberathletes," we meet the celebrities of the gaming world. It's a trip through the trade conventions, gaming competitions, and design labs; an up-close and personal look at the egos, the battles, the one-upmanship, and the love of the chase fueling these innovators who are creating the worlds in which we're going to play for the next century.--From publisher description
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DLC
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1971-
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Chaplin, Heather
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9993.E452
LC item number
C43 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1967-
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Ruby, Aaron
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  • Electronic games industry
  • Computerspelen
  • Computerindustrie
Label
Smartbomb : the quest for art, entertainment, and big bucks in the videogame revolution, Heather Chaplin & Aaron Ruby
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [271]-273) and index
Contents
CiffyB and the dawn of a new era -- In the beginning -- The legend of the last toy maker -- Dallas: first-person-shooter capital of the world -- Will Wright and the model of everything -- Virtual worlds and alternate lives -- Smartbomb -- Trojan horses -- Epilogue: GDC 2005
Control code
60359576
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
x, 287 p.
Isbn
9781565123465
Lccn
2005047845
Other control number
9781565123465
Label
Smartbomb : the quest for art, entertainment, and big bucks in the videogame revolution, Heather Chaplin & Aaron Ruby
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [271]-273) and index
Contents
CiffyB and the dawn of a new era -- In the beginning -- The legend of the last toy maker -- Dallas: first-person-shooter capital of the world -- Will Wright and the model of everything -- Virtual worlds and alternate lives -- Smartbomb -- Trojan horses -- Epilogue: GDC 2005
Control code
60359576
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
x, 287 p.
Isbn
9781565123465
Lccn
2005047845
Other control number
9781565123465

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