Fuck Yeah, Video Games

Author: Daniel Hardcastle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781783529476

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 5533

The Sunday Times bestselling memoir through video games by YouTube star DanNerdCubed

Fuck Yeah, Video Games

Author: Daniel Hardcastle

Publisher: Unbound Publishing

ISBN: 1783527897

Category: Games & Activities

Page: N.A

View: 8107

As Daniel Hardcastle careers towards thirty, he looks back on what has really made him happy in life: the friends, the romances... the video games. Told through encounters with the most remarkable – and the most mind-boggling – games of the last thirty-odd years, Fuck Yeah, Video Games is also a love letter to the greatest hobby in the world. From God of War to Tomb Raider, Pokémon to The Sims, Daniel relives each game with countless in-jokes, obscure references and his signature wit, as well as intricate, original illustrations by Rebecca Maughan. Alongside this march of merriment are chapters dedicated to the hardware behind the games: a veritable history of Sony, Nintendo, Sega and Atari consoles. Joyous, absurd, personal and at times sweary, Daniel's memoir is a celebration of the sheer brilliance of video games.

Ace and Kitty

Author: BA Tortuga

Publisher: Totally Entwined Group (USA+CAD)

ISBN: 1784308765

Category: Fiction

Page: 177

View: 3717

King of the cowboys, Ace gets whatever what he wants. Kitty is strong, independent, and madly in love, but will they go all the way? Ace is a record-breaking all-around champion bull rider. He's used to being the boss, and he knows what he wants. When he meets reporter Kitty at a black tie event, he knows he wants her, and he's hoping she feels the same about him. Kitty loves Ace's strength, and his old-fashioned gentlemanly ways, which are rare in her world. She's used to war zones and petty tyrants. Ace wants to protect her, and she's willing to let him. To a point. She still has a job to do, though, and when danger strikes too close to home, Ace comes to the rescue. Will Ace be able to keep Kitty safe, and by his side?

Pregnant For My Bully

Author: Joy Apens

Publisher: Singapore New Reading Technology Pte Ltd


Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 5449

This is Book 1 of Pregnant For My Bully (2 books). Ever since her parents died, nerdy Amelia Forbes has always been bullied by the school's bad boy and jock, Jason. Ruthless and drop dead gorgeous, Jason makes her school years a living hell. Meaner than the devil himself, he is always sure to ruin Mel's day. One day, they are paired up for a school project and in the process of working on the project at home, Jason forces himself on her. Ashamed, Mel feels disgusted with her inability to stand up for herself and soon, she finds out she is pregnant with her bully's baby. Scared out of her wits, poor Mel is helpless. No one is willing to come to her aid except Adrian, Jason's best friend. And as Jason sees Mel with Adrian, he begins to get jealous and soon, he finds himself falling for Mel. But will Mel ever forgive him? Will she ever forget the wrongs he had done to her?

The Einstein Pursuit (Payne & Jones 8)

Author: Chris Kuzneski

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 075538654X

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 7161

Payne and Jones return in this electrifying thriller from internationally bestselling author Chris Kuzneski. A lab destroyed. An explosion in Stockholm claims the lives of an elite collection of scientists. Evidence suggests the blast was designed to eliminate all traces of their research.It's up to Interpol director Nick Dial to uncover the truth about the lab and the attack. A scientist on the run. When Dr Mattias Sahlberg learns of the incident, he knows his life is at risk. He turns to the only men he can trust: ex-Special Forces operatives Jonathon Payne and David Jones. Together, they must save Sahlberg from the unknown forces that want him dead. A miraculous discovery. As Dial's case intertwines with Sahlberg's past, Payne and Jones uncover hidden truths and secret agendas involving the world's greatest minds. But there are some who are desperate to keep such radical advances in the dark and will stop at nothing to have their way. The new adrenaline-charged Payne & Jones adventure from the international bestseller. High-octane action. Brilliant characters. Classic Kuzneski.

Music Video Games

Author: Michael Austin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501308505

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 352

View: 4295

Music Video Games takes a look (and listen) at the popular genre of music games – video games in which music is at the forefront of player interaction and gameplay. With chapters on a wide variety of music games, ranging from well-known console games such as Guitar Hero and Rock Band to new, emerging games for smartphones and tablets, scholars from diverse disciplines and backgrounds discuss the history, development, and cultural impact of music games. Each chapter investigates important themes surrounding the ways in which we play music and play with music in video games. Starting with the precursors to music games - including Simon, the hand-held electronic music game from the 1980s, Michael Austin's collection goes on to discuss issues in musicianship and performance, authenticity and “selling out,” and composing, creating, and learning music with video games. Including a glossary and detailed indices, Austin and his team shine a much needed light on the often overlooked subject of music video games.


Author: Harold Jaffe

Publisher: Raw Dog Screaming Press

ISBN: 9781933293097

Category: Fiction

Page: 154

View: 3064

As in Harold Jaffe's two previous "docufiction" collections, False Positive and 15 Serial Killers, the author of Terror-Dot-Gov selects then "treats" his texts such that the reader is incapable of distinguishing between fact and fiction. That ambiguity permits Jaffe to cunningly tease out the contradictions and subtexts of official "news" or "information" and torque it into what it so often is fundamentally: jingoism, xenophobia and propaganda. Jaffe's subject in Terror-Dot-Gov is not the everywhere-represented "illicit" terrorism so much as "licit," institutionalized terrorism, and he assaults his subject from multiple angles: razor-sharp satire, precisely cadenced rhetoric, faux-reportage, and "unsituated" dialogues (Jaffe's term, referring to his trademark talking heads with perfect pitch). The result is virtuosic and paradoxical: a prodigious display of firepower-in the cause of peace.

Violence | Perception | Video Games

Author: Federico Alvarez Igarzábal,Michael S. Debus,Curtis L. Maughan

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839450519

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

View: 8697

This volume compiles papers from the Young Academics Workshop at the Clash of Realities conferences of 2017 and 2018. The 2017 workshop - Perceiving Video Games - explored the video game medium by focusing on perception and meaning-making processes. The 2018 workshop - Reframing the Violence and Video Games Debate - transcended misleading claims that link video games and violent behavior by offering a range of fresh topical perspectives. From BA students to postdoctoral researchers, the young academics of this anthology stem from a spectrum of backgrounds, including game studies, game design, and phenomenology. This volume also features an entry by renowned psychologist Christopher J. Ferguson.

Level One

Author: Jack Denali

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595341322

Category: Fiction

Page: 484

View: 673

"Level One" is a frightening fictional future possibility. "Level One" examines the potential self-destruction of taking matters into your own hands in times of war and the corruption of power. "Level One" questions presuppositions of anarchy and the burden of command. What happens when the associated responsibilities of a commander are eclipsed by personal gain and deep-rooted vendetta psychology? How does one measure the greater good geopolitically in order to make the correct decisions? Unlike Jack Denali's last book, "Novus Ordo Seclorum," which uncovered the essence of personal relationships; "Level One" digs deep into group behavioral psychology. The protagonist, a former sniper frustrated by being leashed by the government and unable to stop terrorists without cutting reams of red tape, finds that with a little cash and the cooperation of other like minded soldiers, who are willing to aid his cause and thereby circumvent any bureaucracy, that in effect they can have an impact on global terrorism. As he recycles war profits gained from the investment of his inheritance, he soon has his own army, his own command. "Level One" magnifies the infrastructure of empire building in an action adventure glimpse of the potential future of our world.

Devils Desk

Author: Mark Tufo

Publisher: DevilDog Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 290

View: 7494

Katmai National Park: 7,000 square miles of rugged, isolated wilderness in southern Alaska. Vast stretches of frozen tundra, deep ancient forests, and impassable ravines ruled by the massive volcanic God, Devils Desk. Despite the vigorous protests of Michael, the Talbots and the Tynes head to the park for a much-needed vacation away from it all. The adventure begins with deluxe cabins, mind-blowing scenery, and a cast of suspiciously odd characters, including a few old friends they’ve never met. But the idyllic surroundings quickly devolve into a hellscape as a mutilated body is discovered, the earth breaks apart around them, the worst storm in history moves in….and a terrifying race of flesh devouring monsters hunts down the desperate, forsaken group. Yep. They should have gone to Vegas.