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Paperback The Xbox 360 Uncloaked: The Real Story Behind Microsoft's Next-Generation Video Game Console Book

ISBN: 0977784215

ISBN13: 9780977784219

The Xbox 360 Uncloaked: The Real Story Behind Microsoft's Next-Generation Video Game Console

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A fascinating insider's look at the evolution of the Xbox 360 and Microsoft's ambitious gamble to become a leading force in the multi-billion dollar video gaming industry. Through extensive interviews... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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A great insight into the making of X360

Great book for anyone who wants to delve deeper into the Xbox 360. Author provides great coverage from the industry insiders as well as the people who made the product itself. Considering this was highly "top secret" within Microsoft/IBM/ATI, the author still manged to show the thought process behind making "Xenon" (code name for Xbox 360 project, later the name of the X360's CPU). The book is well organized into many small chapters which makes it an easy read. The most interesting thing you'll learn from this book is the amount of dedication from the whole team, Microsoft's plunge into the unknown territory and all the compromises, tough business and design decisions. An excellent read for anyone interested in "behind the scenes" of video game industry. Recommended.

An amazing "behind the scenes" look at the making of Microsoft's XBox 360

I love Dean Takahashi's writing style. The guy obviously has a passion for the video game industry. The corporate intrigue surrounding the development of the XBox 360 is recounted here in great detail. Takahashi's ability to weave a compelling narrative thread out of what could otherwise be a dry synopsis of an industrial design cycle is what makes this book such a great read. If you are interested in the video game industry this book is a must buy. I highly recommend it.

Still worth your time....

Although to varying degrees the other reviews have merit, this is still an exceptional read, and a fascinating behind the scenes look at your favorite console! Dean's first book, 'Opening the Xbox' is a complete masterpiece, and so I have great respect for his knowledge and insight. I applaud Dean for sticking to it and writing this book, as well as the previous one. Let's hope that a revised and updated version becomes available. 5 stars! Bravo!

Greate inside look

This book reminds me of Tracy Kidder's Soul of the New Machine. It is in inside look at what it takes to design state-of-the art hardware and software in the gaming business. I find the whole process fascinating.
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