Jacked: The Outlaw Story of Grand Theft Auto
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Jacked: The Outlaw Story of Grand Theft Auto

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by David Kushner
     
 

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Praise for Masters of Doom

"A fascinating portrait of visionary coders transforming a previously marginal hobby into a kind of twenty-first-century art form—and enraging an entire generation of parents along the way. Kushner tells the story with intelligence and a great sense of pacing. Masters of Doom is as riveting as the games

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Praise for Masters of Doom

"A fascinating portrait of visionary coders transforming a previously marginal hobby into a kind of twenty-first-century art form—and enraging an entire generation of parents along the way. Kushner tells the story with intelligence and a great sense of pacing. Masters of Doom is as riveting as the games themselves."
Steven Johnson, author of Everything Bad Is Good for You and Where Good Ideas Come From

"Masters of Doom is an excellent archetypal tale of hard work and genius being corrupted by fame too young and fortune too fast. I rooted for these guys, was inspired by them, and then was disturbed by them—and was fascinated from beginning to end."
Po Bronson, coauthor of NurtureShock

"Kushner's mesmerizing tale of the Two Johns moves at a rapid clip . . . describing the twists and turns of fate that led them to team up in creating the most powerful video games of their generation . . . An exciting combination of biography and technology."
USA Today

"Meticulously researched . . . as a ticktock of the creative process and as insight into a powerful medium too often dismissed as kids' stuff, Masters of Doom blasts its way to a high score."
Entertainment Weekly

"Kushner's portrait of Carmack is lustrous and gripping . . . An impressive and adroit social history."
The New York Times Book Review

"Terrifically told . . . The storytelling is so fluid, so addictive, that your twitching thumbs keep working the pages."
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118197936
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
02/24/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
536,843
File size:
0 MB

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