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The History of the Future by Blake J. Harris
"I was eagerly anticipating this one because I recently listened to Console Wars and enjoyed that immensely. VR is my passion and I was looking forward to a similar treatment of its history. This didn't disappoint, as it went into the inspirational hi" Read more of this review »
Console Wars by Blake J. Harris
"One of the greatest non-fiction books I have read - it reads like a novel"
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Console Wars by Blake J. Harris
"This book made me depressed. And it isn't actually about 16-bit video games as I understood them at the time.

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“There was no such thing as a magic touch, and it wouldn’t have mattered if there were, because the only thing it takes to sell toys, vitamins, or magazines is the power of story. That was the secret. That was the whole trick: to recognize that the world is nothing but chaos, and the only thing holding it (and us) together are stories. And Kalinske realized this in a way that only people who have been there and done that possibly can: that when you tell memorable, universal, intricate, and heartbreaking stories, anything is possible.”
Blake J. Harris, Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation

“the Super NES, which would hit stores on August 23, 1991. All systems would come with the groundbreaking new Super Mario World game, while four others would immediately be available for purchase: F-Zero, Pilotwings, Gradius III, and SimCity.”
Blake J. Harris, Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation

“So after the family moved to New Jersey, she formally became NOA’s first employee and helped select a location for the new company’s office. Arakawa and his wife settled on a small space on the seventeenth floor of a Manhattan high-rise located in the center of the toy district at 25th Street and Broadway.”
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