Title: JACKED: The Outlaw Story of Grand Theft Auto
Author: David Kushner
Pages: 304, Hardcover
Price: US $25.95 (This price is valid for India)
Publication Date: March 2012
Published by John Wiley & Sons (Asia) Pte. Ltd.
Grand Theft Auto is one of the biggest and most controversial videogame franchises of all time. Since its first release in 1997, GTA has pioneered the use of everything from 3D graphics to the voices of top Hollywood actors and repeatedly transformed the world of gaming. Despite its incredible innovations in the $75 billion game industry, it has also been a lightning rod of debate, spawning accusations of ethnic and sexual discrimination, glamorizing violence, and inciting real-life crimes.
In JACKED: The Outlaw Story of Grand Theft Auto (Wiley, ISBN: 978-0-470-93637-5; April 2012) readers learn the turbulent and mostly unknown story of GTA's wildly ambitious creators, Rockstar Games, the invention and evolution of the franchise, and the cultural and political backlash it has provoked.
JACKED details how British prep school brothers Sam and Dan Houser took their dream of fame, fortune, and the glamour of American pop culture and transformed it into a worldwide videogame blockbuster.
Whether you love Grand Theft Auto or hate it, or just want to understand the defining entertainment product of a generation, you'll want to read JACKED and get the real story behind this boundary-busting game.
JACKED is written by David Kushner, author of Masters of Doom and a top journalist on gaming, and drawn from over ten years of interviews and research, including firsthand knowledge of Grand Theft Auto's creators and detractors.
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