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The Nostalgia Nerd's Retro Tech: Computer, Consoles and Games
The Nostalgia Nerd's Retro Tech
Computer, Consoles and Games
Hardcover      ISBN: 1781575703
YouTube's most successful purveyor of computer nostalgia brings those stories to print.

This book celebrates the most exciting period in the history of technology - the arrival of the home computer and home gaming console. For a time, an exciting and ever-changing array of different companies fought for supremacy, leaving a lasting legacy of great gameplay and surreal design we'll never experience again.

Features screenshots of nostalgic games that will bring joy to the heart of anyone who grew up in the 80s or early 90s, alongside stunning studio photography of the computers that imprinted themselves on a generation's minds
The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts
The Legend of Zelda
Art & Artifacts
Hardcover      ISBN: 1506703356
Make sure to check out the other installments in this unparalleled collection of historical information on The Legend of Zelda franchise with the New York Times best selling The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia and The Legend of Zelda: Encyclopedia. Also look for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild -- Creating a Champion for an indepth look at the art, lore, and making of the best selling video game


The Legend of Zelda(TM) Art and Artifacts
contains over four hundred pages of fully realized illustrations from the entire thirty-year history of The Legend of Zelda(TM) including artwork from the upcoming The Legend of Zelda(TM) Breath of the Wild Every masterwork is printed on high-quality paper in an oversized format so you can immerse yourself in the fine details of each piece. This book includes rare promotional pieces, game box art, instruction booklet illustrations, official character illustrations, sprite art, interviews with the artists, and much, much more The Legend of Zelda(TM) Art and Artifacts collects many of your favorite masterpieces from the storied franchise, as well as rare and never before seen content, presented in one handsome hardcover.

Select artwork from the entirety of the franchise

A nostalgic look at the past

An exciting look at the future

Interviews with some of the artists behind The Legend of Zelda(TM) series
Final Fantasy Ultimania Archive Volume 1
Final Fantasy Ultimania Archive Volume 1
Hardcover      ISBN: 1506706444
An astonishing journey through the creation of the seminal role playing epic, officially available in English for the first time ever This holy grail of Final Fantasy fandom is packed full of original concept art, process pieces, and notes from the original artists and designers chronicling the creation of these timeless games.

Dark Horse and Square Enix are thrilled to offer the first of three volumes celebrating the entrancing lore and exciting development of the initial six entries into the Final Fantasy saga. Totaling over three-hundred pages and collected in a high-quality hard-cover binding, Final Fantasy Ultimania Archive Volume 1 remains faithful to its original Japanese source material while simultaneously offering unparalleled accessibility for Western readers. No Final Fantasy collection is complete without this beautiful tome of art, lore, and history.
Sidemen: The Book
Sidemen
The Book
Hardcover      ISBN: 1473648165

Billions of you have watched their videos and millions of you have followed them on social media.

So here we go; it's time to back up because YouTube superstars, The Sidemen, are finally here in book form and they're dishing the dirt on each other as well as the YouTube universe.

There's nowhere to hide as KSI, Miniminter, Behzinga, Zerkaa, Vikkstar123, Wroetoshaw and Tobjizzle go in hard on their living habits, their football ability, and their dodgy clobber, while also talking Fifa, Vegas and superheroes. They'll also give you their grand house tour, letting you in on a few secrets, before showing you their hall of fame, as well as revealing some of their greatest shames.

Along the way you'll learn how seven of the world's biggest YouTube stars started off with nothing more than a computer console, a PC and a bad haircut before joining forces to crush the internet. And they'll tell you just how they did it (because they're nice like that) with their ultimate guide to YouTube while also sharing their memories of recording their favourite videos as well as a typical day in the life of The Sidemen.

You'll feel like you're with them every step of the way, smelling the 'sweet' aroma of the boys' favourite dishes in the kitchen, stamping your passport as you follow them on their trips around the world and kicking every ball as the boys gear up for the biggest football match of their lives.

It's going to get personal. It's going to get intense, and JJ is going to have lots of tantrums, so take a moment to prepare yourself, because this is The Sidemen book you've been waiting for

Gamelife
Gamelife
Hardcover      ISBN: 0865478287

You have been awakened.

Floppy disk inserted, computer turned on, a whirring, and then this sentence, followed by a blinking cursor. So begins Suspended, the first computer game to obsess seven-year-old Michael, to worm into his head and change his sense of reality. Thirty years later he will write: "Computer games have taught me the things you can't learn from people."

Gamelife is the memoir of a childhood transformed by technology. Afternoons spent gazing at pixelated maps and mazes train Michael's eyes for the uncanny side of 1980s suburban Illinois. A game about pirates yields clues to the drama of cafeteria politics and locker-room hazing. And in the year of his parents' divorce, a spaceflight simulator opens a hole in reality.

In telling the story of his youth through seven computer games, Michael W. Clune captures the part of childhood we live alone.

Super Mario Bros. 3
Super Mario Bros. 3
Paperback      ISBN: 1940535131

Upon its 1990 NES release, Super Mario Bros. 3 flew in on the P-wings of critical raves, intense popular demand, and the most sophisticated marketing campaign Nintendo of America had ever attempted. Shigeru Miyamoto's ultimate 8-bit platformer lived up to all the hype and elevated Mario from mascot to icon. But what exactly made this game the phenomenon it was? With the help of her friends and family, critics inside and outside the realm of gaming, and former Nintendo of America employees, Alyse Knorr traverses the Mushroom World looking for answers. Along the way, Knorr unearths SMB3's connections to theater and Japanese folklore, investigates her own princess-rescuing impulses, and examines how the game's animal costumes, themed worlds, tight controls, goofy enemies, and memorable music cohere in a game that solidified Mario's conquest of the NES era.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Star Wars
Knights of the Old Republic
Paperback      ISBN: 1940535212

Set an even longer time ago in a galaxy far, far away, BioWare's 2003 RPG Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic wowed Jedi and Sith Lords alike with its compelling characters, lightsaber customization, complex morality choices, and one of the greatest plot twists in video game history. Among the droids and blasters, the game delves into themes like choice, free will, and the construction of identity and memory. Featuring brand new interviews with Lead Designer James Ohlen and Senior Writer Drew Karpyshyn, game critic Alex Kane's book unveils how this classic game was made, analyzes KotOR's worldview through the lens of philosophy, mythology, and the ethics of war, and investigates how the game borrows techniques from contemporary films like The Sixth Senseand Fight Club. Whether you align with the light or the dark side, you're invited to dive into this fun and thoughtful exploration of the most beloved Star Wars game of all time.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2: Signature Series Guide
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Signature Series Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 0744011647

Features a step-by-step walkthrough of each single-player mission in the game of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. This title helps to find detailed maps which call out intel locations, alternate routes, and flanking manoeuvres.

The Art of Diablo
The Art of Diablo
Hardcover      ISBN: 1945683651
Features artwork from the upcoming game, Diablo IV unavailable anywhere else

For more than twenty years, the artists behind Diablo have conjured new visions of the heavens and the hells, built nightmarish corridors filled with monsters and demons, and unleashed swarms of malevolent creatures upon tens of millions of players worldwide.

Featuring never before seen content, The Art of Diablo plunges into the concept, design, and environmental art that has defined the world of Sanctuary and the Eternal Conflict at the core of Blizzard Entertainment's action-packed dungeon-crawling game.
Starcraft Field Manual
Starcraft Field Manual
Hardcover      ISBN: 1608874508

Blizzard Entertainment's StarCraft saga has captivated millions of players worldwide since its release in 1998. A genre-defying military strategy and sci-fi adventure, StarCraft has enthralled gamers with its immersive gameplay and thrilling storyline chronicling the battle between the scrappy terrans, the mystifying protoss, and the terrifying zerg Swarm. The StarCraft II: Field Manual draws on more than a decade's worth of lore to create an all-encompassing collector's item for fans. Presented as an official Dominion Marine Corps-issued combat handbook that has been misplaced by its owner, the book pairs stunning original illustrations and propaganda posters with an engaging narrative that showcases the vital statistics, origins, and history of each unit, vehicle, and building. From an analysis of zerg infestation to the Dominion's tactical recommendations for what to do upon encountering a colossus (Run ), the StarCraft II: Field Manual covers everything a grunt in the embattled Koprulu sector needs to know. Copyright (c) 2015 Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved. Blizzard Entertainment and Starcraft are trademarks or registered trademarks of Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., in the U.S. and/or other countries