The Race For A New Game Machine: Creating The Chips Inside The Xbox 360 And The Playstation 3

The Race For A New Game Machine: Creating The Chips Inside The Xbox 360 And The Playstation 3

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by David Shippy, Mickie Phipps
     
 

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A fast-paced tell-all. . .one of the great business stories of our young century.--Steve Cherry, IEEE Spectrum Magazine

The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game systems have changed the face of home entertainment. But few know the amazing story inside the consoles--how David Shippy and his team of engineers at the Sony/Toshiba/IBM Design Center (STI)…  See more details below

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A fast-paced tell-all. . .one of the great business stories of our young century.--Steve Cherry, IEEE Spectrum Magazine

The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game systems have changed the face of home entertainment. But few know the amazing story inside the consoles--how David Shippy and his team of engineers at the Sony/Toshiba/IBM Design Center (STI) forged the tiny miracle at the core of it all: a revolutionary microprocessor chip that set a new paradigm in personal computing. At stake were the livelihoods--and sanity--of an unsung group of tireless visionaries. At war were the giants Microsoft and Sony.

"Drama and secret deals. . . This is the real deal."--Bob Molyneaux, ChipBridge

Here is a dazzling, behind-the-scenes account of life in the tech world, featuring memorable characters, high-level corporate intrigue, and cutthroat business dealings. It's a story that's never been told--until now.

"The real story of a team of people tasked with doing the impossible."--John C. Beck, author of Got Game

"Remarkable. . .fascinating."--Dean Takahashi, author of Opening the Xbox

"The story of the whole effort to build the Cell."--The Wall Street Journal

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806533728
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
646 KB

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Race for a New Game Machine 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is really good. Informative and tells the tale of both the Xbox 360 and the inner workings of the PlayStation 3! Good read!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good
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