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PC Gaming: Computer Gaming World's Instant Expert Guide covers everything new game players need to know, such as game genres, terminology, ratings, and new technology, as well as hardware needs, accessories, and how to troubleshoot the most common problems. The free CD includes hot game demos, such as Quake, Star Trek Generations and Command & Conquer Red Alert, which are attractive to avid players, but will also serve as a "try-before-you-buy" sampler for new gamers.
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Author: Mark J. P. Wolf
Category: Games & Activities
Now in its second edition, the Encyclopedia of Video Games: The Culture, Technology, and Art of Gaming is the definitive, go-to resource for anyone interested in the diverse and expanding video game industry. This three-volume encyclopedia covers all things video games, including the games themselves, the companies that make them, and the people who play them. Written by scholars who are exceptionally knowledgeable in the field of video game studies, it notes genres, institutions, important concepts, theoretical concerns, and more and is the most comprehensive encyclopedia of video games of its kind, covering video games throughout all periods of their existence and geographically around the world. This is the second edition of Encyclopedia of Video Games: The Culture, Technology, and Art of Gaming, originally published in 2012. All of the entries have been revised to accommodate changes in the industry, and an additional volume has been added to address the recent developments, advances, and changes that have occurred in this ever-evolving field. This set is a vital resource for scholars and video game aficionados alike. Explores games, people, events, and ideas that are influential in the industry, rather than simply discussing the history of video games Offers a detailed understanding of the variety of video games that have been created over the years Includes contributions from some of the most important scholars of video games Suggests areas of further exploration for students of video games
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Author: Michael Fuchs
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category: Social Science
This book is available as open access through the Bloomsbury Open Access programme and is available on www.bloomsburycollections.com While all media are part of intermedial networks, video games are often at the nexus of that network. They not only employ cinematics, embedded books, and in-world television screens for various purposes, but, in our convergence culture, video games also play a vital role in allowing players to explore transmedia storyworlds. At the same time, video games are frequently thematized and remediated in film, television, and literature. Indeed, the central role video games assume in intermedial networks provides testament to their significance in the contemporary media environment. In this volume, an international group of contributors discuss not only intermedial phenomena in video games, but also the intermedial networks surrounding them. Intermedia Games-Games Inter Media will deepen readers' understanding of the convergence culture of the early twenty-first century and video games' role in it.
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Author: Facts On File, Incorporated
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Chapters include: - Get Ready for Action - Game Designer on the Job - The High-Speed Evolution of Electronic Games - Game Designer in Training - The Players Who Bring Games to Life - Kids Ask, Game Designers Answer - Virtual Apprentice: Game Designer for a Day. Each accessible book includes: - A behind-the-scenes look at the featured industry - Profiles of working professionals that offer an inside peek at what they do - Reality Check sidebars to help readers decide if this is the job for them - Find Out More and Check It Out sidebars for further research - A Day in the Life activity list that details a typical day on the job - Q&As between real-life kids and pros - A Count Me In journal feature for readers to track their activities. With a lively tone, dynamic look, and plenty of full-color and black-and-white photographs, the Virtual Apprentice books are the perfect starting point for young adults beginning their career exploration.
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Author: Heather F. Lutze
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
To be successful in business you must be able to attract the right clients and persuade them to buy. However, on the internet, people only see what the search engines direct them to and the competition for those top spots is fierce. So how do you ensure that your business is front-and-center when prospects are searching for solutions? The answer is The Findability Formula. The Findability Formula is for anyone who wants to improve results from Internet marketing. The book is specifically written for business owners who are frustrated with a website that is not showing up in search results and not generating business. The Findability Formula will help readers understand how prospects and customers search for products and services on the Internet, and will show them, step-by-step, how to optimize their findability. The book will be a non-technical guide to effectively building and implementing, from the ground up, an Internet search marketing program that gets results. The reader will learn how paid search works, and how paid and organic search can work together to create optimum web visibility and reduce paid search costs over time. The basic message of the book is that there is a formula for findability and for converting prospects to purchasers. Readers' Benefits from The Findability Formula: * A complete step-by-step approach to search engine marketing applicable to any product or service, The Findability Formula will include easy-to-follow instruction from chapter to chapter as well as launch checklists in the appendix. * The most up-to-date search research and statistics available, including uncommon ways to connect with your online buyer. * Shows the reader how to avoid common search marketing mistakes that cost big money. How to not be bullied and take control of in-house e-commerce department strategies and SEM agencies. * A small company can compete successfully in search with larger, well-established competitors. How to work smarter to get even better search engine "findability". * Maximizes the reader's investment. The reader won't waste money by needlessly paying for "clicks" from customers who have no intention of buying. The investment in this book will be repaid thousands of times over. * Saves time, money and energy in creating in-house search marketing programs and properly tracking results by keyword. Negates the need to hire outside SEM agencies
Features the monthly magazine, "PC Gaming World," published by Ziff-Davis UK Ltd. The publication focuses on computer games. Includes select reviews, previews and current feature articles. Lists the contents of the current issue.
Features the monthly magazine, "PC Gaming World," published by Ziff-Davis UK Ltd. The publication focuses on computer games. Includes select reviews, previews and current feature articles. Lists the contents of the current issue. Links to related sites on action, adventure, and sports games as part of GameSpot UK, a service of Ziff-Davis UK Ltd. headquartered in London, England. Lists release dates of new games and offers a free newsletter. Contains a topical search by keyword. Posts contact information via mailing address and telephone number. Posts subscription information for the magazine.
The games covered in this guide will include many of the top titles in the genre from the recent past, plus some current releases expected to be hits.
Author: Ronald Wartow
The games covered in this guide will include many of the top titles in the genre from the recent past, plus some current releases expected to be hits. Some older titles covered are Myst, Full Throttle, The Dig, Bioforge, Kings Quest VII, Day of the Tenacle. Current titles include Toonstruck, City of the Lost Children, and the new Gabriel Knight.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Author: Source Wikipedia
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 120. Chapters: Commodore User, Sonic the Comic, Nintendo Power, Amstrad Action, Amiga Power, Electronic Gaming Monthly, GamePro, Your Sinclair, GameCentral, PC Gamer, GameNOW, Nintendo Magazine System, Club Nintendo, PlayStation Official Magazine, Game Informer, PC Magazine, Next Generation Magazine, PC PowerPlay, Nintendo Player's Guide, PC Zone, GameFan, Official Xbox Magazine, Zzap!64, Amstrad Computer User, Official Nintendo Magazine, Igromania, Tips & Tricks, Computer Gaming World, Custom PC, Expert Gamer, Pocket Gamer, Personal Computer World, PC Format, PiQ, PlayStation Underground, The Escapist, Crash, TurboPlay, The One, Amiga Format, Atomic, FirstPlay, Comics and Gaming Monthly, Donya ye Bazi, GMR, Sega Force, Amusement, Commodore Format, Hyper, PlayStation: The Official Magazine, Commodore Force, Digit, Game Zero magazine, Super Play, Sinclair User, DC-UK, GameWeek Magazine, Sega Power, E-ON Magazine, Power Unlimited, Games for Windows: The Official Magazine, Computer Games Magazine, Gamereactor, PSM3, VideoGames & Computer Entertainment, ACE, Hardcore Gamer, Game Players, PC Mania, Game Developer, GameStar, Pelit, F1 Magazine, Atari User, GameGO!, Atari Age, SKOAR!, Personal Computer Games, Pcplayer, Aktueller Software Markt, List of Atari Age issues, Pelaaja, ST Action, X360, ST/Amiga Format, Canard PC, Market for Home Computing and Video Games, Sega Visions, ST Format, Gameplay, Sega Zone, Fast Track, CPC Attack, Official Dreamcast Magazine, Nintendo Fun Club, Xbox World 360, EGM, Top Secret, Amtix!, Game World Navigator, Official PlayStation Magazine, Commodore Disk User, Amiga Force, Commodore Power Play, Atomix, Flux Magazine, Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, Bazinama, MMO Games Magazine, Mega Zone, Now Playing Magazine, Classic Gamer, Amiga Computing, Electronic Games, Computer Game Review, Amiga Active, Amiga...
In this compelling book, Graeme Kirkpatrick argues that computer games have fundamentally altered the relation of self and society in the digital age.
Author: Graeme Kirkpatrick
Category: Games & Activities
Computer games have fundamentally altered the relation of self and society in the digital age. Analysing topics such as technology and power, the formation of gaming culture and the subjective impact of play with computer games, this text will be of great interest to students and scholars of digital media, games studies and the information society.
In Raising the Stakes, T. L. Taylor explores the emerging scene of professional computer gaming and the accompanying efforts to make a sport out of this form of play.
Author: T. L. Taylor
Publisher: Mit Press
Category: Games & Activities
How a form of play becomes a sport: players, agents, referees, leagues, tournaments, sponsorships, and spectators, and the culture of professional computer game play. Competitive video and computer game play is nothing new: the documentary King of Kong memorably portrays a Donkey Kong player's attempts to achieve the all-time highest score; the television show Starcade (1982-1984) featured competitions among arcade game players; and first-person shooter games of the 1990s became multiplayer through network play. A new development in the world of digital gaming, however, is the emergence of professional computer game play, complete with star players, team owners, tournaments, sponsorships, and spectators. In Raising the Stakes, T. L. Taylor explores the emerging scene of professional computer gaming and the accompanying efforts to make a sport out of this form of play. In the course of her explorations, Taylor travels to tournaments, including the World Cyber Games Grand Finals (which considers itself the computer gaming equivalent of the Olympics), and interviews participants from players to broadcasters. She examines pro-gaming, with its highly paid players, play-by-play broadcasts, and mass audience; discusses whether or not e-sports should even be considered sports; traces the player's path from amateur to professional (and how a hobby becomes work); and describes the importance of leagues, teams, owners, organizers, referees, sponsors, and fans in shaping the structure and culture of pro-gaming. Taylor connects professional computer gaming to broader issues: our notions of play, work, and sport; the nature of spectatorship; the influence of money on sports. And she examines the ongoing struggle over the gendered construction of play through the lens of male-dominated pro-gaming. Ultimately, the evolution of professional computer gaming illuminates the contemporary struggle to convert playful passions into serious play.
Detailed analysis of successful games is interwoven with concrete examples from Rouse’s own experience. This second edition thoroughly updates the popular original with new chapters and fully revised text.
Author: Richard Rouse III
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
“Both burgeoning game designers and devoted gamers should consider [Game Design: Theory & Practice] an essential read.” — Computer Gaming World “Ultimately, in both theory and practice, Rouse’s Game Design bible gets the job done. Let us pray.” - Next Generation magazine In the second edition to the acclaimed Game Design: Theory & Practice, designer Richard Rouse III balances a discussion of the essential concepts behind game design with an explanation of how you can implement them in your current project. Detailed analysis of successful games is interwoven with concrete examples from Rouse’s own experience. This second edition thoroughly updates the popular original with new chapters and fully revised text.
It'll also bring the book up to date with major games such as Dragon Age, Witcher, Skyrim. Expanded info in first chapter about educational potential of CRPGs. Color figures will be introduced for the first time.
Author: Matt Barton
Publisher: CRC Press
Computer role-playing games (CRPGs) are a special genre of computer games that bring the tabletop role-playing experience of games such as Dungeons & Dragons to the computer screen. Thisnew edition inlcudes two new chapters: The Modern Age, and a chapter on Indies and Mobile CRPGs. The new modern age chapter will cover, among other topics, Kickstarter/FIG crowdfunded projects such as Torment: Tides of Numenera and Pillars of Eternity. It'll also bring the book up to date with major games such as Dragon Age, Witcher, Skyrim. Expanded info in first chapter about educational potential of CRPGs. Color figures will be introduced for the first time. Key Features gives reviews of hundreds of games across many platforms. comprehensive book covering the history of computer RPGs. comprehensive index at the back, letting you quickly look up your favourite titles
Jane Jensen's work and landmark Gabriel Knight series brought a new darkness and personality to PC gaming, offering a first powerful glimpse of what games could be as they came of age.
Author: Anastasia Salter
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category: Games & Activities
In the 1990s, the Personal Computer (or PC) was on the rise in homes, and with it came new genres of play. Yet most of the games in these new genres featured fantasylands or humorous science fiction landscapes with low stakes and little to suggest the potential of the PC as a serious space for art and play. Jane Jensen's work and landmark Gabriel Knight series brought a new darkness and personality to PC gaming, offering a first powerful glimpse of what games could be as they came of age. As an author and designer, Jensen brought her approach as a designer-writer hybrid to the forefront of game design, with an approach to developing environments through detailed research to make game settings come to life, an attention to mature dilemmas and complex character development, and an audience-driven vision for genres reaching beyond the typical market approaches of the gaming industry. With a brand new interview with Jensen herself, Anastasia Salter provides the first ever look Jensen's impact and role in advancing interactive narrative and writing in the game design process.
Maximum PC is the magazine that every computer fanatic, PC gamer or content creator must read.
Maximum PC is the magazine that every computer fanatic, PC gamer or content creator must read. Each and every issue is packed with punishing product reviews, insightful and innovative how-to stories and the illuminating technical articles that enthusiasts crave.
This handbook aims to reflect the relevance and value of studying digital games, now the subject of a growing number of studies, surveys, conferences and publications.
Author: Johannes Fromme
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Digital gaming is today a significant economic phenomenon as well as being an intrinsic part of a convergent media culture in postmodern societies. Its ubiquity, as well as the sheer volume of hours young people spend gaming, should make it ripe for urgent academic enquiry, yet the subject was a research backwater until the turn of the millennium. Even today, as tens of millions of young people spend their waking hours manipulating avatars and gaming characters on computer screens, the subject is still treated with scepticism in some academic circles. This handbook aims to reflect the relevance and value of studying digital games, now the subject of a growing number of studies, surveys, conferences and publications. As an overview of the current state of research into digital gaming, the 42 papers included in this handbook focus on the social and cultural relevance of gaming. In doing so, they provide an alternative perspective to one-dimensional studies of gaming, whose agendas do not include cultural factors. The contributions, which range from theoretical approaches to empirical studies, cover various topics including analyses of games themselves, the player-game interaction, and the social context of gaming. In addition, the educational aspects of games and gaming are treated in a discrete section. With material on non-commercial gaming trends such as ‘modding’, and a multinational group of authors from eleven nations, the handbook is a vital publication demonstrating that new media cultures are far more complex and diverse than commonly assumed in a debate dominated by concerns over violent content.
Vintage Games 2.0 tells the story of the ultimate storytelling medium, from early examples such as Spacewar! and Pong to the mind blowing console and PC titles of today.
Author: Matt Barton
Publisher: CRC Press
Super Mario Bros. Doom. Minecraft. It’s hard to imagine what life would be like today without video games, a creative industry that now towers over Hollywood in terms of both financial and cultural impact. The video game industry caters to everyone, with games in every genre for every conceivable electronic device--from dedicated PC gaming rigs and consoles to handhelds, mobile phones, and tablets. Successful games are produced by mega-corporations, independent studios, and even lone developers working with nothing but free tools. Some may still believe that video games are mere diversions for children, but today’s games offer sophisticated and wondrously immersive experiences that no other media can hope to match. Vintage Games 2.0 tells the story of the ultimate storytelling medium, from early examples such as Spacewar! and Pong to the mind blowing console and PC titles of today. Written in a smart and engaging style, this updated 2nd edition is far more than just a survey of the classics. Informed by hundreds of in-depth personal interviews with designers, publishers, marketers, and artists--not to mention the author’s own lifelong experience as a gamer--Vintage Games 2.0 uncovers the remarkable feats of intellectual genius, but also the inspiring personal struggles of the world’s most brilliant and celebrated game designers--figures like Shigeru Miyamoto, Will Wright, and Roberta Williams. Ideal for both beginners and professionals, Vintage Games 2.0 offers an entertaining and inspiring account of video game’s history and meteoric rise from niche market to global phenomenon. Credit for the cover belongs to Thor Thorvaldson.