Jacked by David Kushner audiobook

Jacked: The Outlaw Story of Grand Theft Auto

By David Kushner
Read by Adam Verner

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing 9780470936375
9.47 Hours Unabridged
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Inside the making of the multibillion-dollar Grand Theft Auto video game empire Grand Theft Auto is one of the biggest and most controversial video game 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. Jacked tells 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. –Explains how British prep school brothers Sam and Dan Houser took their dream of fame, fortune, and the glamor of American pop culture and transformed it into a worldwide video game blockbuster –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 –Offers inside details on key episodes in the development of the series, including the financial turmoil of Rockstar games, the infamous “Hot Coffee” sex minigame incident, and more 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-pushing game.

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Inside the making of the multibillion-dollar Grand Theft Auto video game empire

Grand Theft Auto is one of the biggest and most controversial video game 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. Jacked tells 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.

–Explains how British prep school brothers Sam and Dan Houser took their dream of fame, fortune, and the glamor of American pop culture and transformed it into a worldwide video game blockbuster

–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

–Offers inside details on key episodes in the development of the series, including the financial turmoil of Rockstar games, the infamous “Hot Coffee” sex minigame incident, and more

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-pushing game.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The most fascinating element of the GTA saga is not the groundbreaking gaming experience, but its cultural impact…Kushner…turn[s] what could be a dry, technical history lesson into an entertaining, if hyperbolic, read.” The List

Reviews

Reviews

by James W. 9/13/2017
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The story of the Grand Theft Auto franchise. Wanna little 'Hot Coffee' with that?

I am anxiously awaiting for Grand Theft Auto V which releases September 17, 2013.
I've played the series since the beginning. The freedom to walk/drive around or play missions. Jacked delivers the history of the franchise. The creation of a top down cop car chase game, the genius decision to flip it to where you're the bad guy. The reaction of the publisher, & the press. How it became a Mega Hit. The problems with a sequel.
The 'game changer' of making it a first person perspective. Hit after Hit after Hit.
How 'Hot Coffee' came to be. Jack Thompson attacking with the industry.
The disillusionment of some the the leaders who leave.
Rockstar's love letter to New York, known at GTA4. The growing up of the industry.
And even a bit of L.A. Noir & Red Dead Redemption.

Makes you wanna go back & play them all over again..

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 9.47
Audience: Adult
Language: English