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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.

Zelda: The History of a Legendary Saga Volume 2: Breath of the Wild
Zelda: The History of a Legendary Saga Volume 2
Breath of the Wild
Hardcover      ISBN: 237784040x

After more than thirty years of existence, the Zelda saga has been renewed from top to bottom with its last episode, so acclaimed, Breath of the Wild. Open world offering a total freedom of movement, this episode also charmed by its ingenuity and its atmosphere. It was enough to give a volume 2 to our best-seller History of a Legendary Saga, entirely devoted to Breath of the Wild. Creation of the game, explanation of its universe, decryption of its gameplay await you in this book event.

The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia
The Legend of Zelda
Hyrule Historia
Hardcover      ISBN: 1616550414
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: Art & Artifacts 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


Dark Horse Books and Nintendo team up to bring you The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, containing an unparalleled collection of historical information on The Legend of Zelda franchise. This handsome hardcover contains never-before-seen concept art, the full history of Hyrule, the official chronology of the games, and much more Starting with an insightful introduction by the legendary producer and video-game designer of Donkey Kong, Mario, and The Legend of Zelda, Shigeru Miyamoto, this book is crammed full of information about the storied history of Link's adventures from the creators themselves As a bonus, The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia includes an exclusive comic by the foremost creator of The Legend of Zelda manga -- Akira Himekawa
Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle That Defined a Generation
Console Wars
Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle That Defined a Generation
Paperback      ISBN: 0062276700

Now a documentary on CBS All Access.

Following the success of The Accidental Billionaires and Moneyball comes Console Wars--a mesmerizing, behind-the-scenes business thriller that chronicles how Sega, a small, scrappy gaming company led by an unlikely visionary and a team of rebels, took on the juggernaut Nintendo and revolutionized the video game industry.

In 1990, Nintendo had a virtual monopoly on the video game industry. Sega, on the other hand, was just a faltering arcade company with big aspirations and even bigger personalities. But that would all change with the arrival of Tom Kalinske, a man who knew nothing about videogames and everything about fighting uphill battles. His unconventional tactics, combined with the blood, sweat and bold ideas of his renegade employees, transformed Sega and eventually led to a ruthless David-and-Goliath showdown with rival Nintendo.

The battle was vicious, relentless, and highly profitable, eventually sparking a global corporate war that would be fought on several fronts: from living rooms and schoolyards to boardrooms and Congress. It was a once-in-a-lifetime, no-holds-barred conflict that pitted brother against brother, kid against adult, Sonic against Mario, and the US against Japan.

Based on over two hundred interviews with former Sega and Nintendo employees, Console Wars is the underdog tale of how Kalinske miraculously turned an industry punchline into a market leader. It's the story of how a humble family man, with an extraordinary imagination and a gift for turning problems into competitive advantages, inspired a team of underdogs to slay a giant and, as a result, birth a $60 billion dollar industry.

A best book of the year: NPR, Slate, Publishers Weekly, Goodreads

Totally Unauthorized Guide to the 7th Guest and the 11th Hour
Totally Unauthorized Guide to the 7th Guest and the 11th Hour
Paperback      ISBN: 1566861926

This strategy guide contains hints and clues to help readers discover the twisted puzzles of the Stauf Mansion, solve the mystery, and rescue the heroine. The book includes game graphics, character profiles and the game background.

The Snes Omnibus: The Super Nintendo and Its Games, Vol. 2 (N-Z)
The Snes Omnibus
The Super Nintendo and Its Games, Vol. 2 (N-Z)
Hardcover      ISBN: 0764357255

Volume 2 of SNES Omnibus is a fun and informative look at ALL the original Super Nintendo games released in the US starting with the letters N-Z. More than 375 games are featured, including such iconic titles as Star Fox, Super Mario Kart, Super Mario World, Super Metroid, Tetris Attack, and Zombies Ate My Neighbors. Each game, whether obscure or mainstream, is covered in exhaustive detail. In addition to thorough gameplay descriptions, the book includes reviews, fun facts, historical data, quotes from vintage magazines, and, best of all, nostalgic stories about many of the games from programmers, authors, convention exhibitors, video game store owners, YouTube celebs, and other industry insiders. The book also features more than 2,000 full-color images, including box art, cartridges, screenshots, and vintage ads. Plus, there's a gorgeous centerfold starring your favorite SNES characters.

Call of Duty Black Ops III: Official Guide
Call of Duty Black Ops III
Official Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 0744016371

The Call of Duty: Black Ops III strategy guide includes...

CAMPAIGN* WALKTHROUGH: Step-by-step through the entire game from start to finish. We provide maps and strategy for every objective, and identify when and how to achieve all accolades and collectibles along the way.
DETAILED MAPS: We have charted all critical locations for the main story campaign. Our Multiplayer section features an objective map, as well as a grid map and distance gauges to critically evaluate all range information in the guide.
COMPLETE ARSENAL: Critical stats and damage charts for every primary and secondary weapon. Dominate your opponents in Multiplayer
MULTIPLAYER MODES: Expert advice for lone wolves or team players, and in-depth breakdowns of the new specialists, weapons, attachments, equipment, perks, scorestreaks, game modes, and more
PLUS: Zombies Mode tour, Achievements, Trophies, and Secrets
Bonus VIDEOS and Interactive MAPS - Unlock the enhanced eGuide for access to updated content, all optimized for a second-screen experience.
* Campaign mode available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC platforms only.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild--Creating a Champion
The Legend of Zelda
Breath of the Wild--Creating a Champion
Hardcover      ISBN: 1506710107
This oversized hardcover is the ultimate companion to the award-winning video game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and includes material from its DLC packs. Witness the making of a champion

This book features:

- Nearly 50 pages of sketches and official illustrations from Takumi Wada

- 296 Pages of design artwork and commentary about the making of the game from creators

- 55 Page historical section that divulges an in-depth history of the Hyrule of Breath of the Wild.

- Interviews with key members of the development team including Hidemaro Fujibayashi, Satoru Takizawa, Takumi Wada, and Eiji Aonuma

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, The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts, and The Legend of Zelda: Encyclopedia which detail the first 30 years of this historic video game franchise
The Art of Diablo
The Art of Diablo
Hardcover      ISBN: 1945683651
Features art 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.
Mega Man 3
Mega Man 3
Paperback      ISBN: 194053514x

Capcom's Keiji Inafune followed the unexpected success of Mega Man 2 with a "kitchen sink" sequel that included eight new robot masters, a canine companion, a mysterious new frenemy, and a melancholy tone that runs through the game from its soft opening notes. Mega Man 3 was the biggest, messiest, and most ambitious Mega Man game yet. But why do we hunger for twitchy, difficult platformers like Mega Man 3 decades later when the developers, the franchise, and the Blue Bomber himself have all moved on? Investigating the development of the Mega Man series alongside the rise of video game emulation, the YouTube retrogaming scene, and the soaring price of NES carts, novelist Salvatore Pane takes a close and compelling look at the lost power-ups of our youth that we collect in our attempts to become complete again.