Comp Video Games
Outfits: Collectors' Edition
Hardcover ISBN: 031653045x
From the fun to the fearsome, discover the best Outfits in the ONLY official collectors' guide from Epic Games, including exclusive concept art and insights from legendary gamers and featuring the authentic Fortnite holographic seal. What do you have in your locker? Keep track of your Outfits and find new favorites in the only official collectors' guide from Epic Games! You'll be able to: - KEEP TRACK OF YOUR FAVORITES: Look back on Fortnite's most popular Outfits and make note of the rare ones you might have missed in the first seven seasons! - PEEK BEHIND THE SCENES: Learn the stories behind your favorite Outfits and admire Epic's exclusive concept art! - HEAR FROM THE LEGENDS THEMSELVES: Find out what well-known gamers think of your favorite Outfits. - BE COOL AND CUSTOMIZE: Discover all of the contrails, gliders, harvesting tools, and back bling you need to complete your look! Whether you choose to be Wild Card or Whiplash, Beef Boss or Burnout, your look says a lot about you--so take one last look in the mirror and LET'S GO!
Why Video Games Matter
Hardcover ISBN: 0307378705
A personal assessment of the author's addiction to video games explores his favorites, their roles as modern forms of popular art and their habit-forming appeal while considering how he has neglected his professional and social responsibilities in favor of gaming activities.
The Works of Fumito Ueda
A Different Perspective on Video Games
Hardcover ISBN: 2377840361
An emblematic question that has been fueling debates for years, the question of the artistic essence of video games continues to be debated today. If it appears essential for the recognition of the cultural value of the medium, this subject actually creak many teeth.Among the games that fuel the debate, a trilogy stands out particularly, signed by the Japanese developer Fumito Ueda whose approach to creation -propose something that did not exist elsewhere - has inhabited the making of each of its productions: ICO, Shadow of the Colossus and The Last Guardian.
Heroes, Villains, and the Fight for Art and Soul in Video Games
Paperback ISBN: 1501129961
From the award-winning video game writer of such hits as Star Wars Battlefront and BioShock comes an exclusive “compelling look into a world that doesn’t like to spill its secrets to outsiders” (NPR): the video game industry. When his satirical musings in a college newspaper got him discharged from the Air Force, it became clear to Walt Williams that his destiny in life was to be a writer—he just never thought he’d end up writing video games, including some of the biggest franchises today. A veteran video game narrative designer, Williams pulls back the curtain on an astonishingly profitable industry that has put its stamp on pop culture and yet is little known to those outside its walls. As Williams walks you through his unlikely and at times inglorious rise within one of the world’s top gaming companies, he exposes an industry abundant in brain power and out-sized egos, but struggling to stay innovative. Significant Zero also provides clear-eyed criticism of the industry’s addiction to violence and explains how the role of the narrative designer is crucial for expanding the scope of video games into more immersive and emotional experiences. Significant Zero is a rare and illuminating look inside “the video gaming industry in all its lucrative shine and questionable morality…[and] provides a refreshing and realistic portrayal of succeeding at attaining a dream via an unforeseen career trajectory” (Booklist).
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Paperback ISBN: 0744019036
A full-color guide offers full coverage of all the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighters; comprehensive strategies and move sets; and a free code for the guide's digital version. Simultaneous. (Hardcover collector's edition also available.)