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Video Games FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Games and Gaming Culture
Video Games FAQ
All That's Left to Know About Games and Gaming Culture
Paperback      ISBN: 1617136301
Traces the history of video games, including the games, systems, technologies, companies, and inventors that transformed the novelty into a worldwide industry.
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
"In the tradition of The Accidental Billionaires and Moneyball, a behind-the-scenes business thriller about how the small, scrappy Sega, led by one unlikely visionary, took on the juggernaut Nintendo and changed the face of entertainment"--
8-Bit Apocalypse: The Untold Story of Atari's Missile Command
8-Bit Apocalypse
The Untold Story of Atari's Missile Command
Hardcover      ISBN: 1468316443
A history of the late-1970s video-game industry and the unexpected impact of Missile Command draws on interviews with such figures as Atari founder Nolan Bushnell and game creator David Theurer to discuss the game's enduring cultural influence.
Significant Zero: Heroes, Villains, and the Fight for Art and Soul in Video Games
Significant Zero
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).
Battlefield 3: Prima Official Game Guide
Battlefield 3
Prima Official Game Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 0307890481
*Dominate all online multiplayer maps with strategies from the pros! *Teamwork tactics to make your squad an effective combat unit! *Labeled single and multiplayer maps with waypoint, vehicle and fixed turret locations! *Choose the right tools for every job with breakdowns of all classes and weapon loadouts! *Step-by-step walkthrough to assist you and your fellow Marines survive missions in the USA, Middle East, and Europe.
Starcraft II Heart of the Swarm
Starcraft II Heart of the Swarm
Hardcover      ISBN: 0744014476
The Official Collector?s Edition Strategy Guide In the collector?s Edition Strategy Guide Collectible Paperfold Models - Exclusive pack of paper models printed on high-quality card stock, inspired by the new units in Heart of the Swarm using actual in-game skins. Premium Hard Cover - This sexy hard-cover features the Queen of Blades, with holographic foil and matte finish. Beginner?s Guide - This new section communicates the fundamental skills needed to play StarCraft II through a step-by-step design and unique smart-media video instruction. Includes Single Player - Our objective-based walkthrough drives the most compelling single-player experience to date. Multiplayer - The most comprehensive StarCraft II multiplayer strategy section ever has been expanded and updated. Maps - Advanced strategies expose the best tactics for all the multiplayer launch maps. Race Compendium - Every unit, ability, and building from all three races are covered in detail, including launch stats and in-match synergies Augmented Reality Grab the free StarCraft II Aurasma app for iOS and Android and unlock the full potential of the Beginner?s Guide. Aurasma uses advanced image recognition to blend the physical book with the interactive videos covering the Terran, Protoss, and Zerg.
The Nostalgia Nerd's History of Tech: Computer, Consoles, & Games
The Nostalgia Nerd's History of Tech
Computer, Consoles, & 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 Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion: Officical Game Guide
The Elder Scrolls IV
Oblivion: Officical Game Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 0761552766
Find Your Path * Detailed maps for every part of the world and every major city, plus special maps for every key section of the main quest. * Specific chapters on how to create your character and maximize your abilities and skills. * Over 300 full-color pages packed with information on everything you need to know about the massive gameworld of Oblivion. * Walkthroughs for every quest in the game, including the main quest, all faction quests, as well as miscellaneous and freeform quests. * Sections on various gameplay systems including stealth, combat, magic, enchanting, alchemy, and more. * Detailed bestiary chapter to help you best deal with the denizens of Tamriel and Oblivion.
The Legend of Zelda Tri Force Heroes Guide: Standard Edition
The Legend of Zelda Tri Force Heroes Guide
Standard Edition
Paperback      ISBN: 0744016681
The Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes Standard Edition Guide includes… Solve the puzzles: Proven strategies on how to solve every puzzle. Detailed walkthrough: Learn the best ways to defeat each enemy and complete every dungeon. Collect it all: Find out how to collect all the loot required to create wearable outfits. Boss strategies: Proven battle tactics reveal how to defeat each boss. Free mobile-friendly eGuide! Includes a code to access the eGuide, a digital version of the complete strategy guide optimized for a second-screen experience.
Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter
Extra Lives
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.