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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
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the quest for art, entertainment, and big bucks in the videogame revolution
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Heather Chaplin & Aaron Ruby
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Smart bomb
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Language
eng
Summary
Explores the videogame culture and the creators and players who in just a few years have revolutionized the entertainment industry
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? Video games are no longer a quirky subculture, but a bona fide mainstream industry revolutionizing the way we teach, learn, communicate. This book delves into the video game 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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189965
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DLC
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1971-
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Chaplin, Heather
Dewey number
338.477948
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1967-
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Ruby, Aaron
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True
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Electronic games industry
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adult
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the quest for art, entertainment, and big bucks in the videogame revolution
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Smartbomb : the quest for art, entertainment, and big bucks in the videogame revolution, Heather Chaplin & Aaron Ruby
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Copyright
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [271]-273) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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18351698
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 287 pages
Isbn
9781565123465
Lccn
2005047845
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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  • (PWmBRO)BRD31301916
  • (Sirsi) i9781565123465
Label
Smartbomb : the quest for art, entertainment, and big bucks in the videogame revolution, Heather Chaplin & Aaron Ruby
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [271]-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
18351698
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 287 pages
Isbn
9781565123465
Lccn
2005047845
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (PWmBRO)BRD31301916
  • (Sirsi) i9781565123465

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