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Blake J. Harris, author of Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo and the Battle that Defined a Generation

Today, we have the pleasure of interviewing Blake J. Harris, the two-time bestselling author of Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo and the Battle that Defined a Generation (2014) and The History Of The Future: Oculus, Facebook and the Revolution that Swept Virtual Reality (2019).

His first book, Console Wars, is currently being adapted for television by Legendary Entertainment with producers Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Scott Rudin. In addition to serving as an executive producer on that adaptation, Harris also directed the upcoming Console Wars documentary, which will be released in 2020 on CBS All Access.

Harris has written for ESPN, IGN, Fast Company, /Film, Complex and The AV Club; and he appears twice per month on Paul Scheer’s award-winning How Did This Get Made? podcast.   

Based on more than 200 interviews with former Sega and Nintendo employees, Console Wars is the tale of how Tom Kalinske miraculously turned an industry punch line into a market leader. Blake J. Harris brings into focus the warriors, the strategies, and the battles and explores how they transformed popular culture forever. Ultimately, Console Wars is the story of how a humble family man, with an extraordinary imagination and a gift for turning problems into competitive advantages, inspired a team of underdogs to slay a giant and, as a result, give birth to a $60 billion industry.

By Gerry O., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 17
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