JACKED: THE OUTLAW STORY OF GRAND THEFT AUTO

David Kushner



 

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. 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 videogame 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 mini-game incident, and more

Whether you love GTA 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.

 

PUBLICATION DETAILS

LANGUAGE

BINDING

EDITION

ISBN

YEAR

PAGES

English

Paperback

9780007434855

2012

304

English

Hardcover

9780470936371

2012

304

English

eBook

N/A

2012

304

AUDIOBOOK DETAILS

LANGUAGE

LENGTH

VERSION

NARRATORS

YEAR

English

9.5 hours

Unabridged

Adam Verner

2012

 

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Publishers: #Wiley (Wiley Publishing Company)

Languages: #English

Format: #Paperback #Hardcover #eBook #Audiobook

Accessibility: #TextToSpeech #ScreenReader #EnhancedTypesetting

Year: #Year2012

Genres: #GeneralHistory


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#DMADesign (DMA Design)

#Rockstar (Rockstar Games)


Public Figures:

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#DougLowenstein (Doug Lowenstein)

#GaryDale (Gary Dale)

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#JamieKing (Jamie King)

#JeremyBlake (Jeremy Blake)

#JeremyPope (Jeremy Pope)

#MaxClifford (Max Clifford)

#NavidKhonsari (Navid Khonsari)

#PaulEibeler (Paul Eibeler)

#RyanBrant (Ryan Brant)

#SamHouser (Sam Houser)

#TerryDonovan (Terry Donovan)


Games:

#GrandTheftAuto (Grand Theft Auto, Grand Theft Auto: London, Grand Theft Auto 3, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas)


Misc:

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