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Jacked: The unauthorized behind-the-scenes story of Grand Theft Auto Paperback – 15 Mar 2012
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About the Author
David Kushner is an award-winning journalist and author. His books include Levittown: Two Families, One Tycoon, and the Fight for Civil Rights in America's Legendary Suburb, Jonny Magic and the Card Shark Kids: How a Gang of Geeks Beat the Odds and Stormed Las Vegas, and Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture.
Kushner is a contributing editor of Wired, Rolling Stone, and Spectrum. He has also written for publications including the New York Times Magazine, New York, GQ, and Details. A frequent guest on TV and radio, he is the digital culture commentator for National Public Radio Weekend Edition Sunday.
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In fact in more ways than one it made me feel more disconnected by giving the impression that someone like Sam Houser who is a genius of business, went from wanting to build this amazing game/world where anyone could be anything, it shows how someone can turn quite power hungry and forget their roots when they hit the big time.
The story depicts the rise of one character, Sam Houser, from an idealistic youth, to captain of the Rockstar fleet and its rise from a tiny game design crew to the mighty organisation it is now, and the protests of Jack Thompson, a man obsessed with righting the world and making it a perfect place to live in, whilst having the delusion that video games, or one in particular, is corrupting the youth of society.
It does make an interesting read to see both sides of the story, and two sides that I personally can relate to. Whether that be the gamer in me, or the father in me.
Its worth having a read if you have some spare change and time, but once you have read it once it will either remain on the bookshelf for a long time or end up at a boot sale.
Verdict: Its ok!
That said, I find it to be a little less technical than Masters of Doom, which I also thoroughly enjoyed - but if you want to feel like you were there, a fly on the wall, during the deals and trials occurring throughout the birth of the Grand Theft Auto series, it's definitely worth a read. If you were looking for a more objective look and technical details involved, it is lacking on that front.
Maybe I'll write it instead lol
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