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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...



Killer Poker Online: Crushing the Internet Game
John Vorhaus
0818406313
April 2003
Paperback
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Blow Me Down
Katie MacAlister
0451216393
November 2005
Mass Market Paperback
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From Booklist
All work and no play make Amy a dull girl, or so Amy's precocious daughter tells her as she convinces Amy to try a new virtual-reality game, Buckling Swashes. Amy agrees in the hope of humoring her child, but instead she winds up in the middle of an amazingly detailed world and right in the path of Corbin, one hot pirate captain who turns out to be one of the game's creators. What they also discover is that they're caught inside the game--in a trap set by a disgruntled employee--and must work together to save the game and themselves. Combining a light sci-fi feel with contemporary characters and the game's historical setting, MacAlister's latest novel is a great "try it" book for readers who say they don't read romances with a sci-fi twist. If that doesn't hook them, most likely the charming humor of an...


Internet Texas Hold'em: Winning Strategies from an Internet Pro
Matthew Hilger
0974150207
August 2003
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Book Description
On any given night, thousands of players are playing poker for real money on the Internet. This book is an excellent tool for players at all levels to be successful at limit Texas Hold’em with specific topics focused on Internet play. A comprehensive overview of Texas Hold’em is presented including general poker concepts such as probability and odds, bluffing, raising and check-raising. Various deceptive tactics are also discussed such as free cards, slowplaying, and inducing bluffs and calls. You’ll learn the correct strategies for starting hand play as well as playing on the flop, turn, and river. You’ll learn the intricacies of playing on the Internet and the differences in strategies between Internet and live play. Finally, you’ll be able to practice all of these strategies on over 200...


Official Pokemon Handbook Deluxe Edition, Vol. 1
Maria S. Barbo
0439154049
November 1999
Paperback
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The Animator's Survival Kit: A Manual of Methods, Principles, and Formulas for Classical, Computer, Games, Stop Motion, and Internet Animators
Richard Williams
0571202284
January 7, 2002
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Review
"Williams is miles ahead of anyone in the world of animation."--The New York Times


Resident Evil: Nemesis
S. D. Perry
067178496X
October 2000
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
Zombies. Mutant animals. Bioengineered weapons and surgically enhanced monsters. Secret labs and widespread conspiracies. It seemed impossible, but Kill Valentine and her teammates among the S.T.A.R.S. had seen it all firsthand when the Umbrella Corporation turned Raccoon City into a staging ground for the most insidious genetic experiments ever conceived. After all she's been through, Valentine is ready to leave that remote mountain community forever.But Umbrella isn't finished with Raccoon City.Too much evidence of their unethical and immoral research still exists. It must be recovered or destroyed -- and quickly -- before it can be traced back to Umbrella. And with William Birkin's mutagenic virus already spreading through the city like wildfire, drastic measures are needed. Under cover of night, mercenary teams...


Andrew Rollings and Ernest Adams on Game Design
Andrew Rollings, Ernest Adams
1592730019
May 5, 2003
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Book Description
How often have you heard "anyone can design a game?" While it seems likean easy job, game ideas are cheap and plentiful. Advancing those ideasinto games that people want to play is one of the hardest, and mostunder-appreciated, tasks in the game development cycle. Andrew Rollingsand Ernest Adams on Game Design introduces both students and experienced developers to the craft of designing computer and video games for the retail market. The first half of the book is a detailed analysis of thekey game design elements: examining game concepts and worlds,storytelling, character and user interface design, core mechanics andbalance. The second half discusses each of the major game genres(action, adventure, role-playing, strategy, puzzle, and so on) andidentifies the design patterns and unique creative challenges...


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...


Programming Vertex & Pixel Shaders (Programming Series)
Wolfgang Engel
1584503491
September 2004
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Book Description
When newer graphics cards started offering a programming interface to their graphics-processing unit (GPU), there was a fundamental change from fixed-function to programmable graphics hardware. This fundamental change offers a whole new level of opportunities for real-time graphics programmers. using shaders not only allows you to create unique games and graphics, but it allows you to be far more creative. Programming Vertex and Pixel Shaders uses a "cookbook" approach to teach beginning to intermediate graphics and game programmers to program shaders in the High-Level Shading Language (HLSL), the primary real0time shading language used in recent game development. The book uses a wide range of examples (over 60) to teach various techniques, ranging from simple real-time lighting to advanced, cutting-edge rendering....


How to Beat Internet Casinos and Poker Rooms
Arnold Snyder
1580421709
February 28, 2006
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Book Description
Arnold Snyder shows how to play and win money online against the internet casinos. People love to gamble, and now that they can do so from their own homes, Snyder shows them how to choose safe sites to play. He goes over every step of the process, from choosing sites, opening an account, and how to take your winnings! There are major chapters covering the differences between "brick and mortar" and internet gaming rooms and how to handle common situations and predicaments. A major chapter covers internet poker and basic strategies to beat hold'em and other games online.


FINAL FANTASY X Official Strategy Guide
Dan Birlew
0744001404
December 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
BradyGames FINAL FANTASY X Official Strategy Guide contains a comprehensive walkthrough with detailed strategy to steer you in the right direction, complete with unbeatable strategy, and without plot spoilers! The unstoppable boss strategy provides powerful tactics to topple every boss in the game! Secrets revealed to unlock every character's legendary weapon. Every side quest and mini-game uncovered to help you become the ultimate blitzer! All-inclusive bestiary lets you discover the strengths and weaknesses of every fiend in the game and the spoils rewarded for defeating them. Game secrets include secret world map locations and airship passwords. Plus, area maps, detailed item, weapon, and armor inventories are also included! This Signature Series guide combines quality design and innovative content, serving as...


Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Libs: World's Greatest Word Game
Roger Price
0843174412
July 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
Get out your silliest nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs! Young and old alike will laugh out loud as the world's greatest word game hits new heights of hilarity. Hot on the heels of Mad Libs smash 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, this all-new collection features an anatomy lesson, a fan letter to your favorite superstar, an Internet chat room, and much, much more! Played alone or with friends, Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Libs is sure to ________ (verb) your socks off!


Create Your Own Photo Blog
Catherine Jamieson
0471767743
April 3, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Photos exist to be shared

Whether you seek to showcase a professional portfolio or just want your family across the continent to see the pictures from the reunion, you can do it with a photo blog. Catherine Jamieson, whose award-winning blog, Utata, has a legion of fans, gives you all the tools you need in this richly illustrated, full-color guide. She translates Web lingo, walks you through setting up your blog, and provides professional tips on composing, shooting, and editing your photos. Jamieson even helps jumpstart your creativity with 100 photo ideas to get you shooting.

Catherine gets you started blogging in Movable Type

Covers the tools you need to get up and running
* Understand your style and decide on the purpose of your photo blog
* Evaluate Web...


Physics for Game Developers
David M. Bourg
0596000065
November 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
Aimed at the game developer or student/hobbyist interested in physics, Physics for Game Developers reviews all the math for creating realistic motion and collisions for cars, airplanes, boats, projectiles, and other objects along with C/C++ code for Windows. While this authoritative guide isn't for the math-averse, the author's clear presentation and obvious enthusiasm for his subject help make this book a compelling choice for anyone faced with adding realistic motion to computer games or simulations.

It's the clear, mathematical presentation here that makes this title a winner. Starting with the basics of Newtonian mechanics, the author covers all the basic equations needed to understand velocity, acceleration, kinematics, and kinetics, among other concepts. A knowledge of college math (including calculus) is assumed....



Play Between Worlds : Exploring Online Game Culture
T. L. Taylor
0262201631
March 10, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Refuting the idea that playing video games is an act of isolation undertaken by teenaged boys in dark basement rooms, Taylor presents the world of online gaming as a thriving social scene where players create friendships that transcend the digital domain. In playing EverQuest, (an MMOG, or massively multiplayer online game), Taylor travels through the digital fantasyland, slays other players, builds up her character's inventory and skills and, most importantly, shows how playing creates a huge network of people, many of whom take an almost job-like approach to gaming. She even meets up with fellow gamers and notes how "Recounting fights is a common topic of conversation among players." Also insightful are her thoughts on women and gaming, an underreported topic to which she dedicates a chapter. Taylor is,...


Online Poker: Your Guide to Playing Online Poker Safely & Winning Money
Doyle Brunson
1580421326
August 9, 2005
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Book Description
A fast and powerful way to win money online or play for free. Ten compelling chapters show you how to get started, explain the safety features which lets you play worry-free, and lets you in on the strategies that Doyle himself uses to beat players in cyberspace. Poker is poker, as Doyle explains, but there are also strategies that only apply to the online version, where the players are weaker!-and Doyle reveals them all in this book.

About the Author
Doyle Brunson, the legendary two-time World Series of Poker champion, is the greatest poker player in the world. He is the author of Super System, the most influential poker book ever written and the bible of the game, and its highly anticipated sequel Super System 2, which made the New York Times extended bestseller list. ...


The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture
John Battelle
1591840880
September 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
If you pick your books by their popularity--how many and which other people are reading them--then know this about The Search: it's probably on Bill Gates' reading list, and that of almost every venture capitalist and startup-hungry entrepreneur in Silicon Valley. In its sweeping survey of the history of Internet search technologies, its gossip about and analysis of Google, and its speculation on the larger cultural implications of a Web-connected world, it will likely receive attention from a variety of businesspeople, technology futurists, journalists, and interested observers of mid-2000s zeitgeist.

This ambitious book comes with a strong pedigree. Author John Battelle was a founder of The Industry Standard and then one of the original editors of Wired, two magazines which helped shape our early...


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