Comp Video Games
Marx at the Arcade
Consoles, Controllers, and Class Struggle
Paperback ISBN: 1608468666
In Marx at the Arcade, acclaimed researcher Jamie Woodcock delves into the hidden abode of the gaming industry. In an account that will appeal to hardcore gamers, digital skeptics, and the joystick-curious, Woodcock unravels the vast networks of artists, software developers, and factory and logistics workers whose seen and unseen labor flows into the products we consume on a gargantuan scale. Along the way, he analyzes the increasingly important role the gaming industry plays in contemporary capitalism and the broader transformations of work and the economy that it embodies.
The Essential Guide to Battle Royale and Other Survival Games
Paperback ISBN: 162937637x
Fortnite: Battle Royale is taking the world by storm, combining the high-octane action of traditional shooters with the creative construction elements of sandbox games like Minecraft. With 40 million players and counting, competition is fierce, and strategy is essential. Once you jump from the Battle Bus onto the island below, there can be only one goal: survival. This guide has all the tips and tricks you need to master the melee, whether you're playing on a console, PC, or your phone. Illustrated with dozens of full-color screenshots, find essential information on big-picture offensive and defensive tactics, best practices for building, and indispensable combat techniques. Learn all about uncovering loot, optimizing weapons use, exploring map locations, establishing a fortress, completing challenges, and more—in solo, duo, or squad mode.
The Art of Metal Gear Solid V
Hardcover ISBN: 1506701108
Chronicling the development of Kojima Production's most accomplished game and featuring hundreds of pieces of never-before-seen art, a lavishly illustrated companion to Metal Gear Solid V is designed for particular appeal to gamers and art lovers. Video game tie-in.
The Legend of Zelda
Art & Artifacts
Hardcover ISBN: 1506703356
Contains over 400 pages of full-color illustrations from the entire 30-year history of The Legend of Zelda™ series of video games, including artwork from the upcoming The Legend of Zelda™: Breath of the Wild.
Masters of Doom
How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture
Paperback ISBN: 0812972155
Presents a dual biography of John Carmack and John Romero, the visionary creators of the two most successful video games in history, Doom and Quake, assessing the impact of their creation on American pop culture and the cyber-world and revealing how their phenomenal success eventually destroyed their relationship. Reprint. 22,500 first printing.
Guinness World Records 2016
Paperback ISBN: 1910561096
The bestselling video games annual is back! Bursting with mind-blowing records and tantalizing trivia, theGuinness World Records 2016: Gamer's Edition is a must-have for any gaming fan. Whether you're all about the latest first-person shooter, an app aficionado, an MMO master, or a die-hard retro gamer, you'll find show-stopping records, top 10 roundups, quick-fire facts and stats, and hundreds of amazing new images from all your favorite games. What's more, brand new for this year's book is a dedicated section just forMinecraft fans, with a mega-showcase of the greatest construction records, in-game tips and lots more blocky goodness. Plus, discover which tech milestones have been smashed in the last year - in both software and hardware, get all the insider secrets from industry experts, and marvel at the players who have leveled up to the very top of the leaderboards. Think you can challenge the current champions? Look inside to see how to break your very own record! Guinness World Records: Gamer's Editions have sold a whopping 3+ million copies. Find out for yourself why it's a game-changer!
Gears of War
Judgment: Kilo Squad: the Survivor's Log
Hardcover ISBN: 1608873048
Written as a collection of notes in the character Damon Baird's journal, a fictional oral history expands on declassified testimony and other facets of the video game Gears of War and serves as an in-universe artifact within the timeline of the series. 40,000 first printing.