All Your Base Are Belong to Us

  • by Harold Goldberg
  • Narrated by Eric Martin
  • 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Through the stories of gaming's greatest innovations and most-beloved creations, journalist Harold Goldberg captures the creativity, controversy - and passion - behind the videogame's meteoric rise to the top of the pop-culture pantheon.
Over the last 50 years, video games have grown from curiosities to fads to trends to one of the world's most popular forms of mass entertainment. But as the gaming industry grows in numerous directions, and everyone talks about the advance of the moment, few explore and seek to understand the forces behind this profound evolution. How did we get from Space Invaders to Grand Theft Auto? How exactly did gaming become a $50 billion industry and a dominant pop culture form? What are the stories, the people, the innovations, and the fascinations behind this incredible growth?
Through extensive interviews with gaming's greatest innovators, both its icons and those unfairly forgotten by history, All Your Base Are Belong to Us sets out to answer these questions, exposing the creativity, odd theories - and passion - behind the 21st century's fastest-growing medium.
Go inside the creation of:


Grand Theft Auto
World of Warcraft
Bioshock
King's Quest
Bejeweled
Madden Football
Super Mario Brothers
Myst
Pong
Donkey Kong
Crash Bandicoot
The 7th Guest
Tetris
Shadow Complex
Everquest
The Sims
And many more!


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Customer Reviews

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Some noticable flaws and incorrect information.

Pretty good but got noticable things wrong including calling the twisted metal clown calypso in stead of Sweet Tooth which is the characters name. Also it states that from the get go the Xbox 360 had simple wifi connection when in reality, the first generation required a separate add on to access wifi. The last issue was small but he mistook the name of South Park's character Kyle for Lyle. Proofreading is important.
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- Kristi

Not bad. . .

It gets some small details wrong, but otherwise it is a good overview of the recent history of videogames. It is written with real enthusiasm and reverence for the industry's movers and shakers.
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- Karla Moran-McFadden

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-01-2015
  • Publisher: Harold Goldberg