Zap!: The Rise and Fall of Atari

By Scott Cohen

The Atari tale is the vintage story of an self sufficient entrepreneur who became an easy invention right into a significant cultural, monetary, and technological phenomenon. In 1972 Nolan Bushnell, the enterprising younger engineer who invented Pong (the great-granddaddy of all video games), based Atari with a trifling $500. by way of its 10th anniversary, Atari had turn into a $2-billion-a-year empire--making it the fastest-growing corporation within the background of yankee company. at the present time, notwithstanding, the corporate that after managed over eighty percentage of the video-game marketplace has misplaced its carry over the anticipated 17 million American families with games to its a number of rivals, and scandal has rocked Wall road. In Zap! Scott Cohen profiles Atari from its humble beginnings in Silicon Valley, California, via its multi-nillion-dollar sale to Warner Communications, to its headline-making current. He has interviewed many former and current staff (both designers and of artistic mind's eye and innovation that enabled Atari to dominate the marketplace for goodbye and identifies these which, in spite of everything, will verify no matter if Atari will live to tell the tale in a hugely aggressive, transforming into marketplace. An upbeat, first-hand modern historical past, Zap! is an engaging combination of computing device know-how, popular culture. and high-stakes firm.

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Star Wars TIE Fighter Collector's CD-ROM: The Official Strategy Guide

By Rusel Demaria, David Wessman, David Maxwell

Observe: whereas this can be certainly a video game advisor and as such is categorised "nonfiction," the consultant contains fictionalized parts of tale and lore that have been a part of the famous person Wars prolonged Universe (or EU), till every little thing was once retconned away through Disney.

Based at the vintage superstar Wars sequence, this is the reliable technique better half to TIE Fighter. The sequel to the wildly winning X-Wing, this video game positive factors stronger results and an better storyline. excellent for players utilizing PC's, video game consoles, and multimedia, this consultant comes from the writer of such hits as MYST and The seventh visitor. advisor positive factors unique celebrity Wars fiction, thoughts, secrets and techniques, and 1000's of illustrations--including video game pictures and stills from the films.

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PC Gamer (June 2010)

Computer Gamer is based in Britain in 1993 dedicated to computing device gaming and released per 30 days by means of destiny Publishing. The journal has a number of local variants, with the united kingdom and US versions turning into the simplest promoting computer video games magazines of their respective international locations. The journal beneficial properties information on advancements within the online game undefined, previews of latest video games, and experiences of the most recent well known laptop video games, besides different beneficial properties with regards to undefined, mods, "classic" video games and numerous different topics.

PC Gamer reports are written through the magazine's editors and freelance writers, and fee video games on a percentage scale. within the US variation, no online game has but acquired a ranking larger than ninety eight% (Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri, Half-Life 2, and Crysis), whereas the united kingdom variation hasn't ever offered greater than ninety six% (Civilization II, Half-Life, Half-Life 2 and Quake II).

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Nemorensis (Elite: Dangerous)

By Simon Spurrier

Set on this planet of bestselling laptop online game ELITE, and introduced to tie in with the most recent model, ELITE: harmful - a video game virtually two decades within the making. one in every of 3 very designated - yet subtly associated - novels written by way of significant authors who're lovers of the sport, this novel may be a must-buy not just the 25,000+ those who funded the recent online game on kickstarter, but additionally for all of these lovers of the unique game.

Two enthusiasts thieve a spaceship and cross at the run, attacking at random and revelling within the status and glory their violence brings them. Celebrated through the jaded adolescence of the Federation and steered directly to ever extra flashy acts of destruction, they understand it won't be lengthy prior to they're stuck and killed.

But an individual is following the couple. anyone who is familiar with why they're so captivated with one another. Who is familiar with the place they're heading. Who understands why.

Someone who is familiar with extra approximately them than they do themselves. And has one other plan for his or her deaths...

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Video Game Music (Classic FM Handy Guides)

High caliber soundtracks composed for games have simply been round for a number of a long time, yet their acceptance is quick turning into an international phenomenon. Packed packed with crucial details, this pocket-sized instruction manual explores the best way the song has constructed consistent with gaming know-how, because the once-niche style more and more enters the mainstream.

vintage FM's convenient courses are a enjoyable and informative set of introductions to standout matters inside classical track, every one of which might be learn and digested in a single sitting: an ideal collectible sequence no matter if you are new to the area of classical track or an aficionado.

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Twilight

DC's wide-eyed technological know-how fiction heroes, such a lot of whom first seemed within the Nineteen Fifties, are reimagined during this darkish story from author Howard Chaykin and artist Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez. initially released in 1990, TWILIGHT tells the tale of the way one of many superstar Rovers, Karel Sorenson, turned a residing god while stuck in an explosion with a race of immortal creatures referred to as Methuseloids. it is as much as renegade hero Tommy the next day to come to forestall his former best friend -- yet he finally ends up soaking up Sorenson's strength and turning into an omnipotent tyrant himself. additionally comprises appearances by means of big name Hawkins, Manhunter 2070, Ironwolf, area Ranger, house Cabbie and different heroes.

Collects TWILIGHT #1-3.

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Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords (Prima Official Game Guide)

You are the Republic's purely desire . . . or greatest threat.
·Detailed stats, gear, and skill descriptions for all celebration individuals
·Covers all major allies and foes
·Exhaustive Jedi Mastery is helping you grasp each one Jedi classification
·Detailed maps for each planet and site
·Construct the last word weapon and armor kits with our specialist workbench suggestions
·All mystery Powers unearthed!
·All Jedi get together participants published!
·The top ranged and melee guns strive against demonstrated and licensed!

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Shadow Hunters (Starcraft - The Dark Templar Saga, Book 2)

By Christie Golden

An unique story of area war in line with the bestselling laptop online game sequence from snowstorm leisure.

Driven by means of the dwelling thoughts of a long-dead protoss mystic and hounded by way of the Queen of Blades' starving zerg, archaeologist Jake Ramsey embarks on a deadly trip to arrive the fabled protoss homeworld of Aiur.

Seeking an important piece of protoss know-how, Jake unearths that Aiur has been overrun by means of the zerg. Descending into the shadowy labyrinths underneath the planet's floor, he needs to locate the sacred crystal sooner than time runs out -- for him...and the universe itself.

Yet, what Jake discovers underneath Aiur is a horror past his wildest nightmares -- Ulrezaj -- an archon constructed from the seven most dangerous and robust darkish templar in history...

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