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Tom MacWright

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I read Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation by Blake J. Harris on

Review

This was a fascinating time in history, and the book starts out with some great anecdotes, but the writing is terrible. I understand that history authors need to manufacture dialogue, but what he comes up with is chock-full of unbelievable cliches. And the entire โ€˜warโ€™ is described only through the eyes of marketers, with everything else - the technological development, financial situation, view from the perspective of kids - elided.

Overall, not recommended. I hope someone writes a book about the same topic but spares us the dialogue.

Details

  • Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation by
  • ISBN: 0062276697 (look up with WorldCat or Open Library or goodreads)
  • Published:
  • Publisher: It Books