Game Console Hacking: Have Fun While Voiding Your Warranty

Game Console Hacking: Have Fun While Voiding Your Warranty

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Paperback, Syngress Publishing, 2004, ISBN# 1931836310
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Illustrates how to configure and modify the actual game console to make it perform above and beyond what the original designers intended.

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Illustrates how to configure and modify the actual game console to make it perform above and beyond what the original designers intended.

The worldwide video game console market surpassed $10 billion in 2003. Current sales of new consoles is consolidated around 3 major companies and their proprietary platforms: Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft. In addition, there is an enormous installed "retro gaming" base of Ataria and Sega console enthusiasts. This book, written by a team led by Joe Grand, author of "Hardware Hacking: Have Fun While Voiding Your Warranty," provides hard-core gamers with they keys to the kingdom: specific instructions on how to crack into their console and make it do things it was never designed to do.
By definition, video console game players like to have fun. Most of them are addicted to the adrenaline rush associated with "winning," and even more so when the "winning" involves beating the system by discovering the multitude of "cheats" built into most video games. Now, they can have the ultimate adrenaline rush---actually messing around with the soul of the machine and configuring it to behave exactly as the command. This book builds on the motto of "Have Fun While Voiding Your Warranty" and will appeal to the community of hardware geeks who associate unscrewing the back of their video console with para-jumping into the perfect storm.
* Providing a reliable, field-tested guide to hacking all of the most popular video gaming consoles.
* Written by some of the most knowledgeable and recognizable names in the hardware hacking community.
* Game Console Hacking is the first book on the market to show game enthusiasts (self described hardware geeks) how to disassemble, reconfigure, customize and re-purpose their Atari, Sega, Nintendo, Playstation and Xbox systems.

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Number of Pages: 558
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Subject: HARDWARE ,  COMPUTER GAMES
Author: Grand, Joe ,  Thornton, Frank ,  Yarusso, Albert/
Target Audience: Scholarly & Professional
Publisher: Elsevier Science Ltd
ISBN-13: 9781931836319
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 8.00 x 9.00 x 1.00 Inches
ISBN-10: 1931836310
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