JACKED: The Outlaw Story of Grand Theft Auto

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai |

A never before seen look at the making of the multibillion dollar “Grand Theft Auto” videogame empire Rockstar Games.

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.

AUTHOR

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.

About Wiley:

Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. is a legal family that has been a valued source of information and understanding for over 200 years, helping people around the world meet their needs and fulfill their aspirations. Since 1901, Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology/Medicine, Chemistry, Physics and Peace.
 
Our core businesses include scientific, technical, medical and scholarly journals, encyclopedias, books, and online products and services; professional/trade books, subscription products, training materials, and online applications and websites; and educational materials for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners. Wiley's global headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey, with operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada and Australia. The Company's website can be accessed at http://www.wiley.com. The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols JWa and JWb.
 

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