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Console Wars by Blake Harris


Here’s an incredibly disappointing book. The marketing battle between Sega and Nintendo during the early 90’s is an endlessly fascinating topic (to me, anyway) but, unfortunately, author Blake Harris, in attempting to craft a narrative out of this, decided to completely make up scenes and conversations, resulting in page after page of terrible, ultra-hackneyed dialogue (this guy makes George Lucas look like David Mamet in this department). What makes this all so frustrating is that the factual information in this book still pretty interesting – if only a better writer chose to tackle this subject.

Evaluation: 2 out of 5