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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
October 2001
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...

War of the Ancients, Book Two
Richard A. Knaak
Nov 2004
Book Description
THE BURNING LEGION HAS COME. Led by the mighty Archimonde, scores of demonic soldiers now march across the lands of Kalimdor, leaving a trail of death and devastation in their wake. At the heart of the fiery invasion stands the mystic Well of Eternity -- once the source of the night elves' arcane power. But now the Well's energies have been defiled and twisted, for Queen Azshara and her Highborne will stop at nothing to commune with their newfound god: the fiery Lord of the Burning Legion...Sargeras. The night elf defenders, led by the young druid, Malfurion Stormrage, and the wizard, Krasus, fight a desperate battle to hold back the Legion's terrible onslaught. Though only embers of hope remain, an ancient power has risen to aid the world in its darkest hour. The dragons -- led by the powerful Aspect, Neltharion --...

SIMS 2: Open for Business: Prima Official Game Guide
Greg Kramer
February 2006
Book Description
Business is Booming!

·Information to help you choose the right business for your Sims(TM).
·Strategies for understanding what customers want, from pricing to environment.
·Make your showrooms sparkle with elevators and other build mode tools.
·Talent Badges secrets to help you train employees to be more efficient.
·New objects and socials catalogued for easy reference.
·Remote Management details so you can grow your business from small shop to huge chain!

Kingdom Hearts II: Limited Edition Strategy Guide
Manufactured by BradyGames
March 2006

Final Fantasy VII Official Guide
David Cassady
August 1997
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. ...

God of War (with DVD)
Kaizen Media Group
Mar 2005
Book Description
Whom the Gods Would Destroy, They First Make Mad — Euripides, 480 - 406 B.C.
·All treasures chests revealed
·Maps of every level
·Extensive Art collection with developer commentary
·Challenge of the Gods, secret costumes, and more
·Classic Mythology history and factoids
·Every foe's strengths & weaknesses revealed

Kingdom Hearts Official Strategy Guide (Official Strategy Guides Series)
Dan Birlew
September 2002
Book Description
BradyGames' Kingdom Hearts Official Strategy Guide provides an all-inclusive walkthrough to help players successfully seal all the worlds, and area maps of each world that illustrate all key items. Hidden U.S. bosses, including Sephiroth, are revealed! Complete mini-game coverage of 99 Dalmatians, Jungle Slider, Mushrooms, and many more. The Gummi Garage shows gamers the ins-and-outs of building their own gummi ships. Exhaustive inventory and item lists. Plus-a bestiary, trinity locations, and magic spells. This Signature Series guide features a special cover treatement, bonus content, and a Sticker Activity Journal, to help players track their progress in the 99 Dalmatians mini-game. Gamers won't miss a single Trinity Mark with this cool poster!

From the Back Cover

Guild Wars with Poster
David Ladyman
May 2005
Book Description
·Analysis of every profession
·Complete skill list
·PvP tips and tactics
·Highly detailed area maps
·Complete storyline mission walkthroughs (including bonus missions)
·Removable world map*
* Not available in the eguide

Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire
Elizabeth Hollinger
Mar 2003
Book Description
Defeat Team Aqua and Team Magma!
·Tips for winning the Pokémon Contests
·Locations to all Secret Bases and Battle Towers
·Thorough Pokédex, featuring Ruby and Sapphire Pokémon, with locations, statistics, and skills
·Strategy to win all 2-on-2 battles and beat all enemy Pokémon Trainers
·Complete walkthrough of the vast new Pokémon world, including all cities, towns, streets, and dungeons
·Detailed moves list
·Tips to capturing, evolving, and customizing your Pokémon
·Detailed charts for Technical and Hidden Machines

Pokemon Emerald Version: Prima Official Game Guide
Prima Temp Authors
April 2005
Book Description
It's a Team Aqua and Team Magma rematch!
·Tips for collecting the 200 + 2 Pokémon to complete the Hoenn Pokédex
·How to clear all 7 Battle Frontier arenas and get the Silver Symbols
·Detailed walkthrough guides you through story mode
·Maps cover every region, including all-new, as-yet-unexplored areas
·Field, Battle, and Contest moves lists, plus Items list
·How to play Pokémon Emerald with Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire, Pokémon FireRed and Pokémon LeafGreen, and Pokémon Colosseum

Star Wars Roleplaying Game
Bill Slavicsek
May 2002
(Hardcover) - Revised Ed.
Book Description
Revised and updated with new information from Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, including game statistics, characters, creatures, and vehicles.

Containing all the rules needed to play the popular Star Wars Roleplaying Game, this rulebook has been updated and expanded to include changes based on customer feedback and all-new Star Wars: Attack of the Clones material. The book spans all Star Wars eras, including The Rise of the Empire era, The Rebellion era, and The New Jedi Order era, with material that has never been compiled into a single source.

Added features of the revised rulebook include rules for playing droid characters, a new starship combat system, and expanded creature design rules. New species, skills, feats, character classes, prestige classes, and equipment will be...

Star Wars: Battlefront II: Prima Official Game Guide
Michael Knight
November 2005
Book Description
Fight the Star Wars® battles any way you want to.

·Tips for earning all Medals and obtaining the rank of General
·Strategies for every multiplayer game type, including Conquest, 1-Flag CTF, 2-Flag CTF, Hunt, and Assault
·Comprehensive walkthrough for solo missions
·Detailed maps for all battlefronts, showing locations of command posts, vehicle spawn points, and support droids
·Tactics for obtaining Hero status and keeping it longer
·Detailed vehicle, weapon, and troop stats
·Exclusive tips from the LucasArts Testers

Pokemon Fire Red Version / Leaf Green Version: Prima Official Game Guide
Manufactured by Prima Publishing
September 2004
Book Description
Catch 'Em All Over Again!
·Extensive strategy for new and veteran Pokémaniacs
·Massive walkthrough with stats on every enemy
·Exclusive maps to help you navigate each area
·Detailed battle tactics for dominating your Pokémon® Ruby & Sapphire—playing friends!
·Essential PokéDex, featuring stats and how to catch

World of Warcraft(R) Official Strategy Guide
Michael Lummis
November 2004
Book Description

BradyGames' World of Warcraft Official Strategy Guide includes the following:Maps of each city and region, with call outs for characters, quest locations, dungeons, and more.Essential stats and strategies for each of the 8 races and 9 classes for both the Horde and Alliance factions.Must-have quest data - - contacts, quest type, item rewards and more.Profession sections provide data on products, requirements and item components.Weapon, armor and item tables, ability and spell lists, and bestiary.
Platform: PC


This product is available for sale worldwide.

About the Author
Blizzard Entertainment (, best known for their series Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo®, is a division of Vivendi Universal Games), a...

Resident Evil 4 with Poster
Dan Birlew
Oct 2005
Book Description
BradyGames’ Resident Evil 4 Official Strategy Guide includes the following: A comprehensive walkthrough leading players through the entire game. Expert boss tactics to defeat all beasts, including the new enemies. Highly detailed maps. Complete item and weapon rosters, bestiary, and character bios. Signature Series guide includes bonus coverage, an exclusive foldout and more! Platform: PlayStation 2 Genre: Action/AdventureThis product is available for sale in North America only.

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Manufactured by Prima Games
March 2006
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.

Final Fantasy(r) XI Atlas
Ed Kern
Apr 2005
Book Description

BradyGames' Final Fantasy XI Atlas includes the following:Comprehensive resource detailing each area in this huge game.Maps are provided for every area including the cities, regions and dungeons throughout Vana'diel, and more.Notorious monsters and critical in-game characters are called out in each illustration.Region and dungeon-specific bestiaries for every monster.The Atlas will be packaged with a cool dust jacket featuring art by well-known Japanese illustrator, Yoshitaka Amano. This essential resource is a great value that's as useful as it is collectible.
Platform: PlayStation 2 and PC


This product is available for sale in the U.S. and Canada only.

About the Author
Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix), headquartered in Tokyo,...

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