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    Default Book Recommendation - Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Gen

    I just finished reading a book that I thought it was fantastic and I had to recommend it in here.

    Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation

    It is mainly centered on the story about the fights between Sega and Nintendo during the Genesis (Mega Drive), NES and SNES phase, but it also tells a bit of the story about the later consoles like Saturn, N64 and details the birth of Sony Playstation and how it was related to those companies (i never imagened that Sega was also part of its story ...)

    What i thought it was really good was the fact that it was based on stories and memories from the persons that lived that time. Most of, if not allmost all, was based around Tom Kalinske (CEO of Sega of America).

    The books details strategies on how Sega took on Nintendo with the Genesis, how the advertisement campaigns were thought, how people were hired and conversations between the bosses.

    I must say that this book is heavilly centered on Sega and make you a bit angry at Nintendo. But this feeling that it inflicts in you is the fun part of it.

    Have any of you read it? If not, don`t miss, it is a great reading.
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    Thanks for the tip.
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