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The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Official Game Guide)
Peter Olafson
0761552766
March 21, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
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.


Atlantis The Lost Empire: The Lost Games
Disney Interactive
0641504454

Multimedia
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Visual Basic Game Programming for Teens with CDROM
Jonathan S. Harbour
159200587X
Dec 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Get ready to create your first complete 2D-based role-playing game using Visual Basic 6.0. If you have experience using Visual Basic, you already have the essential skills that you need. You will learn, step by step, how to construct each part of an RPG game using DirectX components such as Direct3D. As you work your way through the book, you will write short programs that demonstrate the major topics in each chapter. Dive into the exciting world of game programming, learn how to write your own code, and take complete creative control over how your game operates. Let your imagination loose as you create amazing new adventures!

About the Author
Jonathan S. Harbour has been an avid gamer and programmer for many years and holds a degree in Computer Information Systems. He has...


Hacking the PSP
Auri Rahimzadeh
0471778877
Jan 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Get ready to make the most of Sony's awesome entertainment device, and hacker's dream - the PSP.

Hacking the PSP covers everything you need to know to: Transfer video and DVDs to your PSP Transfer audiobooks and text Hack the games you play every day (including using the PSP as an XBox game save device) Move your TiVo and ReplayTV shows to your PSP Convert your DVDs to run on your PSP Create your own quick-charge battery packs Learn how to program the PSP Repair your PSP Create your own hacks and run homebrew software Find all the online and offline resources you need And much more!

Download Description
Get ready to make the most of Sony's awesome entertainment device, and hacker's dream - the PSP. Hacking...



Kingdom Hearts II: Limited Edition Strategy Guide (Official Strategy Guides S.)
BradyGAMES
0744006244


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The Ultimate History of Video Games: From Pong to Pokemon and Beyond...The Story Behind the Craze that Touched Our Lives and Changed the World
Steven L. Kent
0761536434
October 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In this rollicking, mammoth history of video games from pinball to Pong to Playstation II Kent, a technology journalist and self-professed video game addict, covers almost every conceivable aspect of the industry, from the technological leaps that made the games possible to the corporate power struggles that won (and lost) billions of dollars. Anecdotes are legion. Readers learn that early Atari, for example, had the corporate climate of a dot-com startup, with rampant drug use and meetings staged in outdoor hot tubs. The original name for Pac-Man turns out to be Puck-Man; its creators changed the name after worrying that vandals in arcades would replace the P with an F. In 1978, there were so many people playing Space Invaders in Japan that the game caused a national coin shortage. Kent meticulously documents...


Photoshop Elements 4: The Missing Manual (Missing Manual)
Barbara Brundage
0596101589
October 31, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The popularity of digital cameras continues to grow exponentially. They are now more powerful, feature rich, and affordable--turning digital photography into a mainstream interest. And with Photoshop Elements, Adobe has created the most popular photo-editing program on the planet. Learning how to work Photoshop Elements and manage digital photos can be a challenge for anyone just getting started--from the hobbyist to the pro photographer. With the latest Photoshop Elements 4 update, Adobe delivers a powerful new program that provides photo editing and organizing functionality with improved performance. The updated version also includes new, more intuitive features that are streamlined and easier to use--when the photographer has the right learning tool in hand.

With Photoshop Elements 4: The Missing...



Game Programming for Teens with CDROM
Maneesh Singh Sethi
1592008348
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
You?ve played plenty of games. Now it?s time to create your own! "Game Programming for Teens, Second Edition" helps you develop the skills you need to create every element of your first video game?from graphics and animation to sound and music. You?ll even learn how to incorporate artificial intelligence. You don?t have to have any programming experience to get started. You?ll learn everything you need to know along the way using BlitzPlus, an easy-to-learn programming language that the author will teach you. By the end of the book, you will have created your first computer game. Game programming doesn?t have to be difficult. With a copy of this book and your own curiosity, you?re off to the perfect start!

About the Author
Maneesh Sethi is a student at Stanford University in...


Synthetic Worlds: The Business and Culture of Online Games
Edward Castronova
0226096262
November 2005
Hardcover
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Review
Tim Harford Chronicle of Higher Education : "Synthetic Worlds is a surprisingly profound book about the social, political, and economic issues arising from the emergence of vast multiplayer games on the Internet. What Castronova has realized is that these games, where players contribute considerable labor in exchange for things they value, are not merely like real economies, they are real economies, displaying inflation, fraud, Chinese sweatshops, and some surprising in-game innovations."--Tim Harford, Chronicle of Higher Education

Book Description
From EverQuest to World of Warcraft, online games have evolved from the exclusive domain of computer geeks into an extraordinarily lucrative staple of the entertainment industry. People of all ages and from all walks of...


Kingdom Hearts II Official Strategy Guide (Bradygames Signature Series)
BradyGames
0744005264
March 27, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
BradyGames’ Kingdom Hearts II Official Strategy Guide includes the following: Walkthrough & Area Maps: This Signature Series guide includes complete coverage of every world in the game. Includes subtle hints for area-specific objectives, detailed strategies and tips, and illustrated maps packed with callouts!   Gummi Ship Foldout: Two-sided foldout contains expert tactics to decisively win each Gummi Ship battle, plus cool artwork of the heroes in their alternate costumes!   Expert Boss Tactics: Game-tested strategies and tips to deveat the game's evil minions. These proven techniques and tips will ensure a quick and painful demise for every boss!   Bestiary: A comprehensive analysis of each enemy in the game, including their strengths, weaknesses, and attacks.   Gummi...


Harry Potter Scene It Deluxe DVD Game Tin
Screenlife LLC
1933318139
April 2006
Other Format
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Grand Theft Auto
Tim Bogenn
0744001943
Oct 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
BradyGames' Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Official Strategy Guide provides expert strategies that show gamers the steps to climbing the ladder of crime. Complete maps serve as the best visual reference for Vice City and help gamers find everything. Tactics on all the odd jobs, extra missions, Unique Jumps, and Rampage Challenges. Comprehensive vehicle coverage giving gamers a virtual showroom of every sweet ride available. Secrets revealed including, hidden packages, tips for opening up new vehicles and locating extra power-ups. Exclusive cheats are revealed, plus a few more surprises! This Signature Series guide features a special cover treatment, exclusive content, and a giant poster!

From the Back Cover
BradyGames' Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Official Strategy Guide...


Game Programming Kit for Teens
Maneesh Sethi
1418896659
October 2005
Paperback
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GPU Gems 2 : Programming Techniques for High-Performance Graphics and General-Purpose Computation (Gpu Gems)
Matt Pharr, Randima Fernando
0321335597
March 3, 2005
Hardcover
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From the Back Cover
GPU Gems 2 isn’t meant to simply adorn your bookshelf—it’s required reading for anyone trying to keep pace with the rapid evolution of programmable graphics. If you’re serious about graphics, this book will take you to the edge of what the GPU can do.”

—Remi Arnaud, Graphics Architect at Sony Computer Entertainment“The topics covered in GPU Gems 2 are critical to the next generation of game engines.”

—Gary McTaggart, Software Engineer at Valve, Creators of Half-Life and Counter-Strike

This sequel to the best-selling, first volume of GPU Gems details the latest programming techniques for today’s graphics processing units (GPUs). As GPUs find their way...



Beginning Game Programming
Michael Morrison
0672326590
July 2004
Paperback
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Book Description

If you are hooked on video games and have a basic knowledge of C++ and visual programming, you will be hooked on Beginning Game Programming. Clear, practical lessons based on C++ programming are the basis of this book's lessons. By focusing on the Windows API to construct games, you will learn game theory in double-buffered graphics, sprite animation, digitized sound effects and music. A fully functional game engine provided on CD, along with tools, code and graphics, will give you the ability to create your own games in the future. Learn the art and science of game programming with help from Beginning Game Programming.

About the Author

Michael Morrison is a writer, developer, toy inventor and author of a variety of computer technology books and...



Tomb Raider: Legend : The Complete Official Guide
Lara Croft
076155324X
April 11, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
The Legend Uncovered

·Highlighted references lead to the 49-page Extras chapter, which not only explains how to collect each Gold, Silver, and Bronze reward, but also reveals every single unlockable feature in Tomb Raider: Legend.
·Back cover foldout features multiformat control instructions and a map legend for easy reference.
·Piggyback's signature three-level tab system facilitates easy access to all sections of the guide, such as the illuminating How to Play chapter, individual level walkthroughs, the Secrets section, and the revealing Behind the Scenes interview feature.
·Concept art, sketches, renders, and illustrative hi-res screenshots make every page an individual and visually rich experience.
·Authoritative, all-encompassing walkthrough offers...


Mastering Unreal Technology
Jason Busby
0672326922
Nov 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Let your imagination run wild in the world of Unreal Technology. Mastering Unreal Technology: The Art of Level Design knows no boundaries as it shows you how to build custom mods, maps and levels with the Unreal engine. Its tutorial format will give you immediate results through the tips and demos provided from the industry's top level designers. Learn to create your own characters, weapons and gaming environments, as well as how to go beyond the Unreal environment and export custom elements from 3D modeling applications. A CD that contains the Unreal Engine, graphics, examples and code is also included, giving you everything you need to create custom levels in Unreal or build your own games and virtual environments. Mastering Unreal Technology will help put you on the cutting-edge of gaming technology.


Game Plan: The Insider's Guide to Breaking In and Succeeding in the Computer and Video Game Business
Alan Gershenfeld
0312275048
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The $20 billion computer and video gaming business is the fastest-growing entertainment medium in the worldæon track to surpass both the movie and record businesses. More than 200 million computer and video games are sold to the 140 million gamers in America every year.
Game Plan: The Insiders Guide to Breaking In and Succeeding in the Computer and Video Game Business is the first book that clearly explains how to get a foot in the door to this incredibly dynamic and exciting field.

This essential guide includes everything job seekers need to know about:

· How the computer and video game business really works
· How to break into the industry
· How to get your dream game made
· The many different jobs in the field
· Surviving and thriving in the...


Official Final Fantasy VII Strategy Guide
David Cassady
1566867142
August 28, 1997
Paperback
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Book Review
This Squaresoft-sanctioned book on one of the most highly anticipated console games ever does not disappoint. Those who have managed to obtain a copy of the game (descriptions of rioting and fighting upon the retail release of Final Fantasy IIV sound like sheer hyperbole, but probably aren't) will find plenty of helpful clues, maps, and general game play advice. Those less fortunate can at least take solace in--or further whet their appetites with--the hundreds of beautiful glossy screen shots that fill each chapter.

Book Description
With the Official Final Fantasy VII Strategy Guide gamers have the opportunity to save their world from an evil corporation which is siphoning off energy from the planet. Complete walkthroughs and all the maps help players navigate the game. ...


Game Programming for Teens
Maneesh Singh Sethi
1592000681
June 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
If you?re interested in jumping into the exciting world of game programming, then you?ve found the perfect book! "Game Programming for Teens" doesn?t expect you to have any experience with programming. You?ll learn everything you need to know along the way. You?ll use Blitz Basic, an easy-to-learn programming language that the author will teach you. As you work your way through the book, you?ll learn everything you need to know to create a complete game. Graphics, animation, sound and music, and artificial intelligence are all covered. By the end of the book, you will have created your very first computer game! Game programming doesn?t have to be difficult. With a copy of this book and your own curiosity, you?re off to the perfect start.

About the Author
Maneesh Sethi is a...


Halo Boxed Set
Eric Nylund
0345473043
September 2004
Paperback
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Game Art for Teens with CDROM
Les Pardew
159200959X
Nov 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Do you want to learn how to create awesome art for games? The kind of art that you see in the games you play at home? Now you can! "Game Art for Teens, Second Edition" gives you real-world instruction in creating 2D and 3D art for games. Each chapter is full of step-by-step projects that show you in detail how to game art is created so that you can get started applying your new skills right away. Every project includes easy-to-follow examples that help you master each concept, making it easy to put what you?ve learned to use in your own games. You?ll begin with the basics?from 2D art creation and animation to 3D models, lighting, and reflections. Set the scene for your game by creating realistic settings, including buildings, terrain, rooms, and corridors. Draw players into your game by designing, developing,...


Guild Wars Factions : Prima Official Game Guide
Cory Herndon, Bobby Stein
0761553835
April 25, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
1 New Continent, 2 New Professions, A World of Possibilities

·Pull-out map of Cantha
·Written and designed by the development team at ArenaNet
·Complete skills list for all professions
·Battle and mission strategies
·Comprehensive history of the continent of Cantha
·Item stats, collector locations, and a creature compendium


Halo: First Strike
Eric S. Nylund
0345467817
December 2003
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
The Human-Covenant war rages on as the alien juggernaut sweeps inexorably toward its final goal: destruction of all human life!

Halo has been destroyed, and the threat it posed to sentient life, neutralized. But victory has come at a terrible cost for the UNSC. Thousands of valiant soldiers fell in the battle to prevent the alien construct from falling into the enemy’s clutches.

Now, everything depends on the Spartan known as the “Master Chief.” Yet even with the aid of the artificial intelligence Cortana, the Master Chief will be hard-pressed to rescue survivors and evade the Covenant ships patrolling the remains of Halo in debris-strewn space.

Ahead lies a dangerous voyage home, through a gauntlet of Covenant forces. For the sake of all, the Master Chief and his...


Games of the Arcade 3 Pack
Hasbro
0641507445

Multimedia
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PSP Hacks, Mods, and Expansions
Dave Prochnow
0071469087
Dec 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The popular Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) is the most advanced handheld video game system on the market today -- capable of doing much more than most owners realize. This book is required reading for those of you who want to "tinker under the hood" and discover the full capabilities and hidden features and functions of PSP. You will be able to easily convert and customize your gaming device into a versatile digital companion that allows you to: View movies and pictures Listen to music Browse the web Increase memory Customize your favorite games Upgrade PSP hardware and software Integrate the iPod into the PSP world Use any memory stick with the PSP Listen to MP3s and watch movie videos from the PSP The companion website will contain sample PSPcasts and movies as well as the entire book in special...


KINGDOM HEARTS Chain of Memories Official Strategy Guide (Signature Series)
Beth Hollinger, Greg Sepelak
074400473X
December 3, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
BradyGames' KINGDOM HEARTS Chain of Memories Official Strategy Guide includes the following: Complete Walkthrough: Successfully battle through all 13 floors of Castle Oblivion! Complete Card Listing: Leave no card unturned! Every card is revealed. Plus, game-tested deck construction tips! All Secrets Revealed! Learn how to access all secrets, plus strategies and tips to get through the game. All Sleights: Annihilate every Heartless and boss with cool card combos. Boss Strategies: Take down the most powerful bosses with top-notch fighting techniques. Bestiary: Complete listing of every Heartless in the game. ...


Game Programming Gems 6 (Book & CD-ROM) (Game Development Series)
Mike Dickheiser
1584504501
March 7, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Welcome to the sixth volume of the Game Programming Gems series. With team sizes constantly expanding, developers are finding themselves pushed to become increasingly specialized. This makes it important to have cutting-edge, ready-to-use material in your specialization, as well as resources that you can call upon if you need to work outside your area of expertise. Volume 6 has been explicitly designed with your current challenges in mind. With the new generation of machines, players expect higher-fidelity models and animations, fancier physics and graphics effects, and more intelligent AI. All of these capabilities require robust teams and longer schedules, so to help ensure that your games are still delivered on time and on budget, you?ll find 50 all new articles written by experts in game technology from many...


Halo - Combat Evolved
Doug Radcliffe
0782142362
Sept 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Become Halo's Master Chief
Survive a two-on-one battle against Hunters, assist the Marines at the assault on the control room, thwart the Covenant, and successfully capture the flag on Blood Gulch. Halo, the world's best action game, blasts onto the PC, and this book is your indispensable guide to every aspect of the vast Halo universe.
Written with the full collaboration of Bungie Studios, Gearbox, and Microsoft Game Studios, this guide is packed with invaluable strategies, behind-the-scenes information, and winning tactics straight from the experts.
Inside you'll find:
* Complete single-player walkthrough so you can survive Legendary difficulty
* Analysis of every weapon, vehicle, and enemy in the game
* Powerful strategies from hardcore Halo veterans around the world
...


Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon (Meg Langslow Series #4)
Donna Andrews
0312939590
February 2006
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In Agatha and Anthony-winner Andrews's fourth wacky bird-themed mystery (Murder with Peacocks, etc.), Meg Langslow, a temporary switchboard operator at her brother Rob's computer-game company, Mutant Wizards, must find the real killer when Rob, who made his fortune from a game called Lawyers from Hell, is accused of strangling the office pest to death with a computer mouse cable. Keeping exposition to a minimum, the author lets crackling dialogue propel the plot. The office boasts a menagerie of remarkable pets, notably George, a buzzard with only one wing who has a perch by Meg's desk. There's a smile on nearly every page and at least one chuckle per chapter. The denouement may stretch credibility, but getting there is such fun it scarcely matters.Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text...

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