The History of the Future: Oculus, Facebook, and the Revolution That Swept Virtual Reality

The History of the Future: Oculus, Facebook, and the Revolution That Swept Virtual Reality

by Blake J. Harris

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062455963
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/19/2019
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 132,168
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Blake J. Harris is a writer and filmmaker based out of New York. He is currently codirecting the documentary based on this book, which is being produced by Scott Rudin, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg. He will also serve as an executive producer on Sony's feature-film adaptation of Console Wars.

Table of Contents

Foreword Ernest Cline ix

Author's Note xvii

Prologue 1

Part 1 The Revolution Virtual 5

Chapter 1 The Boy Who Lived To Mod 7

Chapter 2 Carmack The Magnificent 21

Chapter 3 A Tale Of Two Trade Shows 31

Chapter 4 The Scaleform Mafia 39

Chapter 5 STK 56

Chapter 6 Pivots, Prototypes, And Partnerships 68

Chapter 7 Freedom Is Happiness 74

Chapter 8 That Fateful Promise 82

Chapter 9 Mount Up 92

Chapter 10 Valve! 111

Chapter 11 Kickstarter 126

Part 2 How To Build A Company 137

Chapter 12 The King Of Pop Software 139

Chapter 13 Showtime 148

Chapter 14 The Anomalies 154

Chapter 15 The Hong Kong Shuffle 172

Chapter 16 Just Kids 183

Chapter 17 Oculus Vs. Ouya 192

Chapter 18 Good, Better, And Best At The 2013 Ces 199

Chapter 19 Proverbs 29, Verse 18 222

Chapter 20 Wall-To-Wall Drama 235

Chapter 21 GDC 252

Part 3 The Good Old Days 257

Chapter 22 Move Slow And Build Things (Aka Facebook 2.0) 259

Chapter 23 Nine Stories 263

Chapter 24 The Future Of Gaming 274

Chapter 25 Andrew Reisse 279

Chapter 26 Ideas So Crazy They Just Might 285

Chapter 27 The Room 295

Chapter 28 Jockeying For Position 300

Chapter 29 Zuckerbro Intrigued 306

Chapter 30 Blue's Clues 318

Chapter 31 The Backlash 333

Chapter 32 The New Normal 339

Chapter 33 Enter HTC 346

Chapter 34 Out Of The Woodwork 348

Chapter 35 Charging Forward 353

Chapter 36 Canaries In The Coal Mine 356

Part 4 Politics 363

Chapter 37 Twelve Days In 2015 365

Chapter 38 Awaken The Sleeping Giants 375

Chapter 39 Lockdown 382

Chapter 40 Entitlement Checks 390

Chapter 41 The Devil Is In The Details 399

Chapter 42 Nimble 409

Chapter 43 Internet Drama 412

Chapter 44 The Daily Beast 418

Chapter 45 Exile 433

Chapter 46 The Heist, The Comedy And The Fantasy VS. The Documentary 445

Chapter 47 The Verdict 463

Chapter 48 The Seemingly Impossible Challenge 469

Chapter 49 Employee Number One 478

Chapter 50 He's Back 484

Acknowledgments 491

Notes 493

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