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Game Over: How Nintendo Zapped an American Industry, Captured Your Dollars, and Enslaved Your Children  
Game Over (First Edition).jpg
Cover of the first edition.
Author David Sheff
Country United States
Language English
Publisher Random House, Inc. (New York)
Publication date 1993
Media type Hardcover, Paperback
Pages 445 (First edition, including index)
ISBN 0-679-40469-4 (First edition)
OCLC Number 26214063
Dewey Decimal 338.7/617948/0952 20
LC Classification HD9993.E454 N577 1993

Game Over: How Nintendo Zapped an American Industry, Captured Your Dollars, and Enslaved Your Children is a non-fiction book written by David Sheff and published by Random House, New York in 1993. Vintage Press published a paperback edition in 1994. The book details the history of Nintendo Company, Limited and its rise to become the most powerful electronic gaming company in the world as of 1993. The book also provides a history of the worldwide electronic gaming industry as a whole from the 1960s to the 1990s.

The book is notable in that the author extensively interviewed numerous established figures in the industry, such as Howard Lincoln, Nolan Bushnell, Shigeru Miyamoto (spelled as "Sigeru" in the book), Alexey Pajitnov and others, including people who spoke anonymously. As the title indicates, the book is by no means neutral; it is mostly written from a negative point of view towards Nintendo and their business practices.

Portions of the book were originally published in San Francisco Focus, Men's Life, Rolling Stone and Playboy magazines. Since its initial publication, Game Over has been reprinted under many different titles, including Game Over: How Nintendo Conquered the World, a Vintage Press edition; and Game Over: Nintendo's Battle to Dominate Videogames. A revised edition titled Game Over: Press Start to Continue – The Maturing of Mario was published in 1999, and corrects errors and features photographs as well as new chapters written by Andy Eddy.

References

Game Over: How Nintendo Zapped an American Industry, Captured Your Dollars, and Enslaved Your Children by David Sheff, 1993, Random House.

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