Download E-books Dictionary of Basic Joseki, Volume 2 PDF

By Yoshio Ishida

This fantastic analytical survey in 3 volumes has tested itself because the ordinary reference e-book in English on josekis.

Although this paintings has now been superceded through Takao Shinji's Dictionary ( The twenty first Century Dictionary of easy Joseki), it doesn't render Ishida's dictionary lifeless. one of many good points of Ishida's paintings is the various references to expert video games during which a few of the josekis indexed have been used, a characteristic that doesn't exist in Takao's compilation.

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Game On! 2017 is the second one version of this sizzling new annual!

Features info and facts approximately all the most well liked video games, suggestions and methods for players, and interviews from gaming's greatest personalities--including video game builders and seasoned players! With assistance from think Publishing, how to dominate the most important on-line multiplayer video games and liberate the rarest trophies and achievements in numerous video game worlds. inside of, readers will discover a definitive checklist of the fifty greatest video games of the earlier 12 months, and the last word consultant to the fifty largest video games coming in 2017.

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Download E-books War (d20) PDF

By Alderac Entertainment

Struggle. struggle. struggle. struggle. Pages of strive against. AEG's most recent in an extended line of d20 similar sourcebooks, this booklet offers GMs ideas for mass strive against, the factors and results of battle, extra status periods, and ideas and notes at the results of magic on mass strive against. This ebook brings to lifestyles the very factor that topples international locations and makes historical past. With crusade recommendation and artifacts that males have destroyed royalty to discover, this booklet has every little thing a starting to be crusade wishes. via the crew that introduced you Dragons and Evil.

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Download E-books New Media Poetics: Contexts, Technotexts, and Theories PDF

By Adalaide Morris, Thomas Swift

New media poetry--poetry composed, disseminated, and browse on computers--exists in numerous configurations, from digital files that may be navigated and/or rearranged by way of their "users" to kinetic, visible, and sound fabrics via on-line journals and records like UbuWeb, PennSound, and the digital Poetry heart. not like mainstream print poetry, which assumes a bounded, coherent, and self-conscious speaker, new media poetry assumes a synergy among people and clever machines. The essays and artist statements during this quantity discover this synergy's continuities and breaks with earlier poetic practices, and its profound implications for the future.By including new media poetry to the research of hypertext narrative, interactive fiction, laptop video games, and different electronic paintings types, New Media Poetics extends our figuring out of the pc as an expressive medium, showcases works which are visually arresting, aurally charged, and dynamic, and lines the lineage of latest media poetry via print and sound poetics, procedural writing, gestural abstraction and conceptual artwork, and activist groups shaped through emergent poetics.

Contributors:Giselle Beiguelman, John Cayley, Alan Filreis, Loss Pequeño Glazier, Alan Golding, Kenneth Goldsmith, N. Katherine Hayles, Cynthia Lawson, Jennifer Ley, Talan Memmott, Adalaide Morris, Carrie Noland, Marjorie Perloff, William Poundstone, Martin Spinelli, Stephanie Strickland, Brian Kim Stefans, Barrett Watten, Darren Wershler-Henry

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Download E-books Videogames PDF

By James Newman

In the few many years considering they first blipped their approach onto tv monitors, videogames became probably the most culturally, socially and economically major media kinds. Newman’s quantity considers how we'd method videogames as media texts to be learn, reports to be performed and performed with, structures and simulations to be decoded and interrogated, and performances to be captured, codified and preserved.

The up to date moment version examines the emergence of latest systems in addition to altering styles of creation and intake in its research of Wii, Xbox 360, PS3 and cellular gaming. the recent ultimate bankruptcy explores contemporary advancements in video games scholarship with specific concentration falling at the learn of gameplay as socially located, ‘lived experience’, and on ideas for video game historical past, background and protection. In drawing awareness to the fragility and ephemerality of undefined, software program and gameplay, this new version encourages readers and gamers not just to think about how video games may be studied but additionally what can, will and will be left in the back of for the following new release of video games researchers.

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Download E-books Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs PDF

By Ken Jennings

At some point again in 2003, Ken Jennings and his collage blood brother Earl did what thousands of individuals had performed earlier than: they auditioned for Jeopardy! years, seventy five video games, 2,642 right solutions, and over $2.5 million in winnings later, Ken Jennings emerged as trivia’s undisputed king. Brainiac strains his upward thrust from nameless laptop programmer to nerd folks icon. yet alongside the best way, it additionally explores his newly conquered nation: the realm of trivialities itself.

Jennings had continuously been minutiae-mad, poring over almanacs and television consultant listings at an age while most youngsters are nonetheless gazing Elmo and placing beans up their nostril. yet minutiae, he has discovered, is centuries older than his youth obsession with it. Whisking us from the coffeehouses of seventeenth-century London to the web age, Jennings chronicles the ups and downs of the trivialities fad: the quiz ebook explosion of the Jazz Age; the increase, fall, and upward thrust back of television quiz indicates; the nostalgic campus minutiae of the Sixties; and the Nineteen Eighties, while Trivial Pursuit® back made it stylish to be a know-it-all.
Jennings additionally investigates the shadowy demimonde of today’s trivialities tradition, guiding us on a journey of trivialities hotspots throughout the USA. He is going head-to-head with the blowhards and diehards of the school quiz-bowl circuit, the marginally soused devoted of the Boston pub trivialities scene, and the raucous members within the annual Q&A marathon in Stevens aspect, Wisconsin, “The World’s biggest minutiae Contest.” And, in fact, he's taking us backstage of his inconceivable 75-game run on Jeopardy!

But mainly, Brainiac is a love letter to the lifeless truth. What marsupial has fingerprints which are indistinguishable from human ones?* What planet has a crater on it named after Laura Ingalls Wilder?** What comic had the misfortune to be born with the identify “Albert Einstein”?*** Jennings additionally ponders questions which are a bit extra philosophical: What separates minutiae from meaningless proof? Is being reliable at trivialities a mark of intelligence? And is trivialities only a waste of time, or does it serve a few not-so-trivial function after all?

Uproarious, foolish, enticing, and erudite, this e-book is an impossible to resist party of nostalgia, interest, and nerdy obsession–in a observe, trivia.

* The koala
** Venus
*** Albert Brooks

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download E-books PC Gamer (June 2010) PDF

Laptop Gamer is based in Britain in 1993 dedicated to computer gaming and released per 30 days through destiny Publishing. The journal has a number of nearby variations, with the united kingdom and US variants turning into the simplest promoting laptop video games magazines of their respective nations. The journal gains information on advancements within the game undefined, previews of recent video games, and stories of the most recent well known laptop video games, in addition to different beneficial properties in terms of undefined, mods, "classic" video games and numerous different topics.

PC Gamer studies are written via the magazine's editors and freelance writers, and cost video games on a percentage scale. within the US variation, no online game has but got a score better than ninety eight% (Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri, Half-Life 2, and Crysis), whereas the united kingdom version hasn't ever presented greater than ninety six% (Civilization II, Half-Life, Half-Life 2 and Quake II).

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