Comp Video Games
A History of Videogames
In 14 Consoles, 5 Computers, 2 Arcade Cabinets - and an Ocarina of Time
Hardcover ISBN: 1787390640
Forget about bits and bytes, data and code and see the world of videogames through the most unique, important and sometimes downright ordinary stuff on the planet.
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!
The Art of Diablo
Hardcover ISBN: 1945683651
Featuring never-before-seen content, this collection showcases the concept, design and environmental art that has defined the popular, dungeon-crawling, role-playing game and its sequels for the past 20 years, highlighting the monsters, demons and other malevolent denizens of the realm. Illustrations.
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).
Marvel VS. Capcom 3
Fate of Two Worlds
Paperback ISBN: 0744012872
BradyGames' Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds Signature Series Guide includes the following: Worlds Collide for the Ultimate Faceoff After a decade of waiting, the biggest names from the Marvel Universe will clash head on with the combined might of Capcom's best known and most feared roster of gaming characters. Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds will deliver the best ever match up of legendary fighters and no holds barred fighting action. Complete Frame Data for Every Character! -Learn the startup, active, recovery, and hit advantage of every attack for every character in the game to punish your challengers in versus mode! Techniques and Game Plans from Tournament Pros! -Discover the best moves for every character and every occasion. Dominate your opposition with zoning techniques, pressure tactics, and ambiguous mix-ups! Individual Character Strategy and Team Building Tactics! -Learn the best crossover and hyper team combo attacks for every character. Create the best team for your playstyle! Insane Combos and Versus Play Setups! -Tips to keep your opposition cornered and combos to destroy them when they make mistakes.
Starcraft II Field Manual
Hardcover ISBN: 1608874508
In a full-color book published in anticipation of the latest expansion to the StarCraft video game, Legacy of the Void, the author draws on more than a decade's worth of lore to create an all-encompassing collector's item for fans, filling in every detail of the game's extensive tech, races and units.
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.
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!