The Crash Bandicoot Files: How Willy the Wombat Sparked Marsupial Mania


Author: Jason Rubin,Andy Gavin
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 1506706959
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 200
View: 9608

A deluxe hardcover reproduction of Naughty Dog's original Crash Bandicoot developer's bible! Take a rare glimpse into the making of a videogame icon, and gain a first-hand taste of the undistilled creativity that brought Crash, Cortex, Aku Aku, and the rest of your favorite characters to millions of screens around the world! Reproducing Naughty Dog's original design document for Crash Bandicoot from the best available sources, this unique volume features original concept illustrations and includes a foreword from Crash's creators to lend insight into how Crash Bandicoot came to be the unforgettable videogame character he is today. This tome is sure to please all who possess a thirst for imagination and curiosity surrounding the creation of games!

Ratchet and Clank: The Movie Novel


Author: Kate Howard,Scholastic
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 1338039288
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 144
View: 7164

When the evil alien Drek decides to destroy every planet in the Solana Galaxy, the Galactic Rangers turn to two unlikely heroes for assistance: Ratchet, a rare Lombax who works as a mechanic, and Clank, a castoff robot from Drek's own forces. Can they work together to stop Drek and save the galaxy?

The Art of Naughty Dog


Author: Naughty Dog Studios
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 1616554770
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 189
View: 5245

"Crash Bandicoot. Jak and Daxter. Uncharted. The Last of Us. One studio has been responsible for the most iconic video game experiences of this generation. Now, Dark Horse Books invites you on a thirty-year retrospective tour, observing Naughty Dog's ascension to its place as one of the most influential production studios in the world!"--Publisher's website.

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

Official Guide
Author: Prima Games
Publisher: Prima Games
ISBN: 9780744018929
Category:
Page: 208
View: 9787

Crash is Back! Get the tips and tricks you need to make your way through these three remastered classics with the strategy guide from Prima Games! Comprehensive Coverage: Make you sure you don't miss a thing. Death Routes, Colored Gem Paths, Hidden Areas, and more! Find All Collectibles: Collect every Gem and Relic. Experience Everything: Unlock Secret Endings and Alternate Paths. Digital Bonus: Unlock your digital version of this guide with the free code included inside. Access your digital guide anytime, anywhere, on any web-enabled device.

How to Draw Crash Bandicoot and Friends


Author: Ron Zalme
Publisher: Troll Communications
ISBN: 9780816756346
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 31
View: 2190

Provides step-by-step instructions for using basic shapes to draw Crash and other cartoon characters from the "Crash Bandicoot" video game.

The Darkening Dream


Author: Andy Gavin
Publisher: Mascherato
ISBN: 1937945022
Category: Fiction
Page: 392
View: 1052

An ominous vision and the discovery of a gruesome corpse lead Sarah Engelmann into a terrifying encounter with the supernatural in 1913 Salem, Massachusetts. With help from Alex, an attractive Greek immigrant, Sarah sets out to track the evil to its source, never guessing that she will take on a conspiracy involving not only a 900-year vampire, but also a demon-loving Puritan warlock, disgruntled Egyptian gods, and an immortal sorcerer, all on a quest to recover the holy trumpet of the Archangel Gabriel. Relying on the wisdom of an elderly vampire hunter, Sarah's rabbi father, and her own disturbing visions, Sarah must fight a millennia-old battle between unspeakable forces, where the ultimate prize might be herself.

Jonny Magic and the Card Shark Kids

How a Gang of Geeks Beat the Odds and Stormed Las Vegas
Author: David Kushner
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1588364941
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 240
View: 8698

If you think a gang of real-life geeks can’t take on the world and win big . . . think again. And whatever you do, don’t sit down across a gaming table from Jon Finkel, better known as Jonny Magic. Jonny Magic and the Card Shark Kids is his amazing true story: the jaw-dropping, zero-to-hero chronicle of a fat, friendless boy from New Jersey who found his edge in a game of cards–and turned it into a fortune. The ultimate bully-magnet, Finkel grew up heckled and hazed until destiny came in the form of a trading-card game called Magic: The Gathering. Magic exploded from nerdy obsession to mainstream mania and made the teenage Finkel an ultracool world champion. Once transformed, this young shark stormed poker rooms from the underground clubs of New York City to the high-stakes tables online, until he landed on the largest card-counting blackjack team in the country. Taking Vegas for millions, Finkel’s squad of brainy gamers became the biggest players in town. Then they took on the town’s biggest game, the World Series of Poker, and walked away with more than $3.5 million. Thrilling, edgy, and ferociously feel-good, the odyssey of these underdogs-turned-overlords is the stuff of pop-culture legend. And David Kushner, acclaimed author of Masters of Doom, masterfully deals out the outrageous details while bringing to life a cast of characters rife with aces, kings, knaves . . . and more than a few jokers. If you secretly believe every player has his day, you’re right. Here’s the proof. From the Hardcover edition.

The Iron Saint


Author: Jason Rubin
Publisher: Top Cow Productions
ISBN: 9781607060796
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 144
View: 8479

Set in an alternate-universe, 1930s metropolis, a hitman trying to reform and an innocent debutante get caught in the middle of a three-way battle for power between the government, a religious sect, and an underworld criminal organization. Series writer and creator Jason Rubin Iron and the Maiden as "a cross between a '30s gangster film, Escape from New York, and Beauty and the Beast."

Untimed


Author: Andy Gavin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781937945039
Category: Fiction
Page: 342
View: 4816

Charlie's the kind of boy that no one notices. Hell, his own mother can't remember his name. So when a mysterious clockwork man tries to kill him in modern day Philadelphia, and they tumble through a hole into 1725 London, Charlie realizes even the laws of time don't take him seriously. Still, this isn't all bad. Who needs school when you can learn about history first hand, like from Ben Franklin himself. And there's this girl... Yvaine... another time traveler. All good. Except for the rules: boys only travel into the past and girls only into the future. And the baggage: Yvaine's got a baby boy and more than her share of ex-boyfriends. Still, even if they screw up history - like accidentally let the founding father be killed - they can just time travel and fix it, right? But the future they return to is nothing like Charlie remembers. To set things right, he and his scrappy new girlfriend will have to race across the centuries, battling murderous machines from the future, jealous lovers, reluctant parents, and time itself.

A Short History of Chess


Author: Henry A. Davidson
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0307828298
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 176
View: 4053

This compact story chronicles how chess diffused throughout the world, of when and why the changes in structure were made, and of what is known about its origins; and an account, of necessity largely guesswork, of how chess was born. The book also includes a polyglot—a lexicon of chess terms in the forty major languages of this one world. And for the skeptical reader or interested scholar, a working bibliography of English language references.

Clueless: Senior Year


Author: Amber Benson,Sarah Kuhn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1608869830
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 112
View: 1997

Haven't got your hands on the newest installment of this 90's teen phenomenon? As if! Your favorite girls from Beverly Hills are back in an all-new adventure! It’s senior year and Cher, Dionne, and Tai find themselves in a bit of a crisis of self… Where are they meant to go, and what are they meant to DO after high school? Luckily they have all year—and each other’s help—to figure it out!

The Art of Sea of Thieves


Author: Rare,Microsoft Studios
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 1630087955
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 200
View: 9403

A high-quality collectible art book featuring over 200 pages of behind-the-scenes content from the hotly anticipated, shared-world video game Sea of Thieves! With Rare's new high seas multiplayer adventure Sea of Thieves, players will crew up in search of fortune and glory on their quest to become pirate legends. Now, with The Art of Sea of Thieves, Dark Horse Books is pleased to offer an unprecedented look at the ships, characters, and loot of this revolutionary online gaming experience! Featuring hundreds of pieces of art with commentary from the game's creators, this gorgeous volume explores the creation and development of a fantastical pirate world.

Metroid: Samus Returns

Prima Official Guide
Author: Prima Games
Publisher: Prima Games
ISBN: 9780744018745
Category: Computer adventure games
Page: 224
View: 7893

Complete Walkthrough: Traverse the Metroid-infested planet SR388 using the most effective strategies, with tips and tricks straight from Metroid experts! All Collectible Items: We show you how to get every weapon, ability upgrade, and power-up. Detailed Maps: Our maps are distinctly illustrated to help you navigate every area and find every secret. Exhaustive Enemy Database: We cover the behavior patterns and weaknesses of every foe in the game. Never be caught off guard! Unlockables: Unlock all endings, bonus content, and more! Free Mobile-Friendly eGuide: Includes a code to access the eGuide, a web-access version of the complete guide optimized for a second-screen experience.

The Frigates of EVE Online


Author: CCP
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 1630088013
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 160
View: 9415

The universe of EVE Online is peopled with characters both cunning and cutthroat, but their talents would mean little without the impressive power of their starships to bring them to bear! Featuring brand new detailed images of twenty-eight of the most iconic ships in New Eden, this beautifully illustrated guide offers an unprecedented look into frigates from each faction with intricate cutaways and complex lore. Dark Horse Books is proud to partner with CCP Games to present The Frigates of EVE Online!

Undisputed Street Fighter Deluxe Edition

A 30th Anniversary Retrospective
Author: Steve Hendershot
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781524105181
Category: Computer adventure games
Page: 304
View: 8417

The Deluxe Edition includes * It's own unique matte cover art. * A Ribbon bookmark. * Your book will fit effortlessly into glossy, die-cut slipcase designed to resemble your favorite arcade game. * A high quality folded sleeve will contain o 3 Street Fighter Art Prints (details to follow) o 1 Papercraft folded model (details to follow) Since its inception 30 years ago, the Street Fighter(tm) video game series from Capcom has thrived based on a lethal combination of innovation, style and technique. From first-of-their-kind advances such as selectable characters and secret combo moves, to imagination-capturing characters such as Ryu, Chun-Li, and Akuma, Street Fighter has stayed a step ahead of the competition en route to becoming one of the most enduring and influential franchises in video game history. Undisputed Street Fighter(tm) features in-depth interviews and exclusive, behind-the-scenes looks into the making of the Street Fighter games, and the iconic art, design, and imagery from across the Street Fighter universe

The Call of the Primes

Surprising Patterns, Peculiar Puzzles, and Other Marvels of Mathematics
Author: Owen O'Shea
Publisher: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1633881482
Category: MATHEMATICS
Page: 270
View: 4807

This sampler of entertaining mathematical diversions reveals the elegance and extraordinary usefulness of mathematics for readers who think they have no aptitude for the subject. If you like any kind of game at all, you'll enjoy the amazing mathematical puzzles and patterns presented here in straightforward terms that any layperson can understand. From magic squares and the mysterious qualities of prime numbers to Pythagorean triples, probability theory, the Fibonacci sequence, and more, the author shows that math can be fun while having some profound implications. Such ubiquitous mathematical entities as pi and the Fibonacci numbers are found throughout the natural world and are also the foundation of our technological civilization. By exploring the intriguing games presented here, you'll come away with a greater appreciation for the beauty and importance of these and many more math concepts. This is the perfect book for people who were turned off by math in school but now as adults wonder what they may have missed.

Extreme Sudoku


Author: Carol Vorderman
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0307346463
Category: Games
Page: 448
View: 5008



Final Fantasy Ultimania Archive


Author: Square Enix
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
ISBN: 9781506708010
Category:
Page: 336
View: 5657

The journey through the creation of the groundbreaking video games continues with this volume, featuring hundreds of pieces of concept art, design notes, and creator retrospectives from the original team behind the making of Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy XI, Final Fantasy XII, Final Fantasy XIII, and Final Fantasy XIV. Art, commentary, and lore from a transformative era in the indispensable role-playing franchise, collected in a beautifully printed 300-plus-page hardcover. Foray into one of gaming's most iconic properties, exploring beautiful art and incisive commentary behind five of the most memorable entries in the Final Fantasy saga. Final Fantasy Ultimania Archive Volume 3 authentically translates original Japanese source material to present unparalleled access for a Western audience. This incredible tome is a must-have addition to any Final Fantasy enthusiast's collection.

The State of Play

Creators and Critics on Video Game Culture
Author: Daniel Goldberg
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 1609806409
Category: Games
Page: 192
View: 1284

FEATURING: IAN BOGOST - LEIGH ALEXANDER - ZOE QUINN - ANITA SARKEESIAN & KATHERINE CROSS - IAN SHANAHAN - ANNA ANTHROPY - EVAN NARCISSE - HUSSEIN IBRAHIM - CARA ELLISON & BRENDAN KEOGH - DAN GOLDING - DAVID JOHNSTON - WILLIAM KNOBLAUCH - MERRITT KOPAS - OLA WIKANDER The State of Play is a call to consider the high stakes of video game culture and how our digital and real lives collide. Here, video games are not hobbies or pure recreation; they are vehicles for art, sex, and race and class politics. The sixteen contributors are entrenched—they are the video game creators themselves, media critics, and Internet celebrities. They share one thing: they are all players at heart, handpicked to form a superstar roster by Daniel Goldberg and Linus Larsson, the authors of the bestselling Minecraft: The Unlikely Tale of Markus "Notch" Persson and the Game that Changed Everything. The State of Play is essential reading for anyone interested in what may well be the defining form of cultural expression of our time. "If you want to explain to anyone why videogames are worth caring about, this is a single volume primer on where we are, how we got here and where we're going next. In every way, this is the state of play." —Kieron Gillen, author of The Wicked + the Divine, co-founder of Rock Paper Shotgun From the Hardcover edition.

The American Theatre Wing

An Oral History - 100 Years, 100 Voices, 100 Million Miracles
Author: Patrcik Pacheco
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781513261461
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 224
View: 2786

Celebrating the 100 years of the American Theatre Wing, this book is a fascinating cornucopia of untold lore and never-before-seen photos as prismatic and unexpected as the theater itself. In 1943, a wounded soldier aided by a cane limped into the Stage Door Canteen, the American Theatre Wing's fabled New York club created to entertain the allied forces. Two hours later, he was said to have left with a spring in his step--and without the cane. This "miracle" is just one of many recounted in the lavish book The American Theatre Wing, an Oral History: 100 Years, 100 Voices, 100 Million Miracles. The other miracles are more commonplace, if no less remarkable, told by the impassioned artists and theater advocates who created and sustained this preeminent theatrical organization, including Angela Lansbury, Rosie O'Donnell, Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Harold Prince, Kenny Leon, Neil Patrick Harris, David Henry Hwang, Harvey Fierstein, and James Corden. These oral histories trace the American Theatre Wing's dedication to supporting and fostering American theater and the burgeoning and veteran artists in their stories--from Broadway, Off Broadway, and regional theater.