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
King's Quest
Madden Football
Super Mario Brothers
Donkey Kong
Crash Bandicoot
The 7th Guest
Shadow Complex
The Sims
And many more!


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

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

Great Summation of Video Game History

This book is absolutely fascinating and could honestly be used as a required text for a college course, and I mean that in a good way. I learned so much about the video game world from beginning to end, and although some parts kind of dragged, overall was worth every second. Highly recommend if you want to learn more about developers and history of gaming.
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- Maxx

Book Details

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