Gaming Books

  • HLMY
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    Ever since Halo: Combat Evolved was released on the XBox in 2001, the shoot-em up has gone from strength to strength and is surely one of the most iconic and influential computer games of all time.

    Fully endorsed by 343 Studios and full of eye-catching artwork, this stunning gift book is the comprehensive and authoritative guide to the Halo universe and it covers the entire canon, including games, books, comics, film and television.

    It contains the timeline of the Halo universe and charts humanity's battles against the alien forces of the Covenant, Forerunners and the Flood.
  • StarCraft: Field Manual - Hardback - 9781405281829
    SCFM
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    The StarCraft saga has been one of the most successful computer games of all time and this combat handbook (presented in the style of a field manual) celebrates the impact and legacy of the iconic military, strategy and sci-fi adventure.

    The game follows Sarah Kerrigan and Jim Raynor as they find themselves in the midst of a terrifying battle between the scrappy Terrans, mystifying Protoss and terrifying Zerg swarm. This book draws on over a decade's worth of lore to create an all-encompassing collector's book that fills in every detail of the game's technology, races and units.

    A definitive field guide, it features original illustrations and an engaging narrative that provides an in-depth overview of the franchise. Presented in keepsake hardback, it's a thrilling gift for any fan.
  • The Art of World Warcraft - Hardback - 9781405279871
    ARTW
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    World of Warcraft is a computer game that revolutionised both the role-playing and online gaming genre. This book provides a celebration of the world of Azeroth and all its characters, weapons and environments.

    Fully illustrated with the game's iconic artwork, it contains interviews with key developers and tells the complete story of the game's evolution. It even contains previously unseen illustrations from the various expansions to the hame.

    From concept art to the finished pieces, this is the ultimate tribute to the epic gaming franchise.
  • AODAT
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    Objection! Phoenix Wright is back! After a hiatus as the lead protagonist of series, the original Ace Attorney has returned as the series' top defense lawyer. The Art of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies collects the artwork behind the latest installment in the popular Capcom franchise. Included are character designs, pin-ups, storyboards, character profiles, and much more!
  • ARHFE
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    In Shin Megami Tensei IV, samurai clash with demons and feudalism meets the futuristic in a post-apocalyptic world. Shin Megami Tensei IV: Official Artworks collects the gorgeous imagery behind this critically-acclaimed RPG for the Nintendo 3DS. Inside you'll find character designs, backgrounds, demon designs, rough concepts, creator commentary, and more!
  • AQGFQ
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    The Professor Layton series couples brilliant puzzle games with a fascinating story to create a riveting formula that has provided great entertainment for mystery fans and puzzle-solving gurus alike. Now you can dive even deeper into Professor Layton's universe with a fabulous tome that is sure to remind you of a puzzle! The World of Professor Layton is bursting with artwork, rough concepts, storyboards, and detailed character profiles from every Professor Layton game, as well as exclusive interviews, creator commentary, and much more!
  • AVNFH
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    Atari is one of the most recognized names in the world. Since its formation in 1972, the company pioneered hundreds of iconic titles including Asteroids, Centipede, and Missile Command. In addition to hundreds of games created for arcades, home video systems, and computers, original artwork was specially commissioned to enhance the Atari experience, further enticing children and adults to embrace and enjoy the new era of electronic entertainment. The Art of Atari is the first official collection of such artwork. Sourced from private collections worldwide, this book spans over 40 years of the company's unique illustrations used in packaging, advertisements, catalogs, and more. Co-written by Robert V. Conte and Tim Lapetino, The Art of Atari includes behind-the-scenes details on how dozens of games featured within were conceived of, illustrated, approved (or rejected), and brought to life! Includes a special Foreword by New York Times bestseller Ernest Cline author of Armada and Ready Player One, soon to be a motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg. Whether you're a fan, collector, enthusiast, or new to the world of Atari, this book offers the most complete collection of Atari artwork ever produced! "For me, revisiting the beautiful artwork presented in this book is almost as good as taking a trip in Doc Brown's time machine back to that halcyon era at the dawn of the digital age. But be warned, viewing these images may leave you with an overwhelming desire to revisit the ancient pixelated battlefields they each depict as well." (From the Foreword by Ernest Cline, author of READY PLAYER ONE). Robert V. Conte wrote the Afterword.
  • BKPOR
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    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
  • BNWLM
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    Shovel Knight is a sweeping classic action adventure game with awesome gameplay, memorable characters, and an 8-bit retro aesthetic created by Yacht Club Games. Shovel Knight: Official Design Works collects the fun and original artwork behind this landmark title. Inside you'll find key art, character concepts, enemy designs, sprite sheets, unused ideas, and an all-new Shovel Knight tribute art gallery! This epic tome is also packed with creator commentary, as well as exclusive interview with the Yacht Club Games team.
  • AGJSY
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    In "The Art of BioShock Infinite", delve deeper into the city of Columbia - the fabled floating metropolis that serves as a beacon of technology and achievement for the early 1900s! This deluxe hardcover features production designs and concept illustrations focusing on main characters Booker DeWitt, Elizabeth, and Songbird from the highly anticipated BioShock Infinite video game. See the evolution of the Heavy Hitters, the populace of Columbia, the Sky-Hook, vigors, airships, and much more! This deluxe hardcover also features an introduction from "BioShock Infinite" Creative Director Ken Levine!
  • APDYV
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    This stunning book explores the rich mythology of Assassin's Creed, featuring the art and history of the series from the first groundbreaking game through the graphic novels to the DLCs. Highlighting the lush and vibrant art that has become a hallmark of the series, this luxury coffee-table book brings the game's famous historical locations and figures to life and explores the evolution of each iconic Assassin and Templar.
  • AQJDA
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    Delve deeper into the lore behind one of the most successful and critically acclaimed fantasy games of all time, "Skyrim."Featuring in-game texts on factions, landscapes, creatures, heroes, and dragons. "
  • BMKLD
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    The Macintosh challenged games to be more than child's play and quick reflexes. It made human-computer interaction friendly, inviting and intuitive. Mac gaming led to much that is now taken for granted by PC gamers and spawned some of the biggest franchises in video game history. It allowed anyone to create games and playful software with ease, and gave indie developers a home for their products. It welcomed strange ideas and encouraged experimentation. It fostered passionate and creative communities who inspired and challenged developers to do better and to follow the Mac mantra `think different'. Drawing on archive material and interviews with key figures from the era - and featuring new material from Craig Fryar, Apple's first Mac games evangelist and the co-creator of hit game Spectre - The Secret History of Mac Gaming is the story of those communities and the game developers who survived and thrived in an ecosystem that was serially ignored by the outside world. It's a book about people who followed their hearts first and market trends second, showing how clever, quirky, and downright wonderful video games could be.
  • BRNLM
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    The Art of Ni no Kuni (TM)II: REVENANT KINGDOM is a lavish full-color book showcasing the best art from the highly anticipated roleplaying game. Developed by Level-5 and with collaboration from legendary Studio Ghibli animator Yoshiyuki Momose, Ni no Kuni (TM)II: REVENANT KINGDOM is a beautiful, characterful and exciting game. This book is the ultimate fan resource, showcasing the development of the amazing characters, monsters, vehicles and locations from initial concept sketches through to the finished artworks.
  • ALBGI
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  • BAZDS
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    Few moments in history have proven as timelessly fascinating as the lawless Golden Age of Piracy, which was largely played out in the Caribbean of the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. In this time of rebellion, fortune, intrigue, and adventure, Blackbeard stands as one of the most fearsome captains to have ever sailed the seas. Now, as the latest historical figure to take center stage in the Assassin's Creed(R) franchise, Blackbeard joins the ranks of Edward Kenway--father of Haytham Kenway and grandfather of Connor--as they navigate troubled island waters and carve out their destinies. Thoughtfully crafted to resemble an authentic pirate artifact, this illustrated journal delivers a unique insider's view into the world of the game through fascinating entries that provide a firsthand account of the day-to-day lives of the characters. This one-of-a-kind graphic novel -- featuring beautifully etched illustrations and portraits, a wanted poster, removable Letter of Marque, torn pages ripped out by Blackbeard himself, and more -- brings the bold worlds of Blackbeard and Kenway strikingly to life.
  • BQHDM
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    New challengers enter the arena of battle! Meet the high-kicking Cammy, the kung fu master Fei Long, the monstrous Blanka, the ancient and mysterious Gen, and more of your favorite World Warriors! Collects the original Street Fighter #7-14, plus cover art and bonus stories from some of the hottest names in comics!
  • BFFRA
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    Since the dawn of time, the Eternal Conflict has raged between the High Heavens and the Burning Hells. If the Prophecy of the End Days holds true, mankind will soon find itself trapped in the middle of this never-ending war. Here renowned scholar Deckard Cain has combined excerpts, illustrations, and firsthand knowledge to pen a history of the world of Sanctuary. His writings depict the insidious Prime Evils (Diablo, Mephisto, and Baal), shed light on Tyrael and the other archangels of the Angiris Council, and illuminate humanity's hope and enduring heroism in the face of overwhelming terror. Revealed also are the untold mysteries, from the origins of mortals and the secrets of the nephalem to the gathering darkness of the End of Days. So take heed, dear reader, and bear witness to the truths that lie within. Known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft(R) and the Warcraft(R), Starcraft(R), and Diablo(R) franchises, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry's most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment's track record includes thirteen #1-selling games and numerous Game of the Year awards.
  • BQETT
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    To seasoned adventurers, the doom-laden chanting of priests and the cackling of evil wizards can only mean one thing: deadly peril, and the chance for treasure! (Okay, those are two things.) Eldritch Lairs brings you eight complete Pathfinder Roleplaying Game compatible adventures for 4th to 8th level player characters, set in the magic-blasted wastes, as well as dungeons and deserts. Take them into the dark depths of the earth, through the twisted alleys of a supernaturally plague stricken town, and beyond, to brave the dangers of: * A trap-laden lair that requires stealth and clever tactics to survive! * A labyrinthine mausoleum, where wormhearted invaders sow chaos and madness among the dead! * The schemes of a demon-cult of thieves and unscrupulous wizards! * An unstable magical artifact built in a ruined ley line conduit! * A flying palace seized by an army of gnoll bandits! And much more! Eldritch Lairs offers ready-to-go adventures full of magic and horror for your game.
  • APLLD
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    Mod Minecraft into anything you can imagine, without becoming a technical expert! This book is the fastest way to master Minecraft modding and use Java to transform Minecraft's worlds, tools, behavior, weapons, structures, mobs...everything! (Plus, you'll learn Java programming skills you can use anywhere.) Learn how to do what you want, the way you want, one incredibly easy step at a time. Modding Minecraft has never been this simple! Who knew how simple Minecraft modding could be? This is the easiest, most practical beginner's guide to creating killer Minecraft mods in Java...simple, reliable, full-color instructions for doing everything you really want to do! Here's a small sample of what you'll learn: * Set up your Minecraft server and mod development tools * Master Java basics every Minecraft modder needs to know * Read, write, store, and change information throughout your mod * Build mods that can make decisions and respond to player actions * Understand object-oriented programming and the objects you can program in Minecraft * Handle errors without crashing Minecraft * Use threads to create mobs that can do many things at once * Customize your mobs, and build on existing objects to write new mods * Spawn new mobs, find hidden mobs, and make one mob ride another * Dig holes and build structures * Create projectile weapons and potion effects * Learn Java programming while enhancing your favorite game Minecraft(R) is a registered trademark of Mojang Synergies / Notch Development AB. This book is not affiliated with or sponsored by Mojang Synergies / Notch Development AB.
  • AQDQP
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    What will you do on the inevitable day that zombies finally overrun the planet? Grab The Maker's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse from under your bed, follow the instructions, and fortify your house! The Maker's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is the manual you need to survive in the land of the walking dead. In this guide, expert hardware hacker and zombie aficionado Simon Monk starts by teaching you to generate electricity with solar and pedal power. From there, you'll craft essential electronic survival tools from scavenged components, an Arduino, and a Raspberry Pi.Take charge of your environment: Monitor zombie movement with trip wires and motion sensors Keep vigilant watch over your compound with a surveillance system Shed light on a dark situation with low-power LED lighting Detect other natural disasters with temperature and fire detectors Communicate with other survivors: Send messages with a Morse code flasher and a silent haptic communication device Find other human broadcasts with an FM radio frequency hopper Escape danger as quickly as possible: Distract zombies with flash, movement, and noise makers so you can flee Build a remote-controlled door to let you inside without fumbling with keys Don't end up another brain-hungry zombie! Keep The Maker's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse at your side, and even if you're surrounded by hoards of undead, you'll be prepared to outlast them and restart human civilization.
  • AQJQY
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    For the first time in print, step into the fantasy world of The Elder Scrolls Online. Tales of Tamriel - Vol. II: The Lore takes readers on adventure throughout the war-torn landscapes and battlefields of Tamriel, featuring a horde of in-game texts and exclusive artwork. Lavishly bound and produced, this series of books is the definitive guide to lore from the Elder Scrolls Online.
  • ANQCL
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    For the first time, the collected texts from the critically and commercially acclaimed fantasy video game" The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" are bound together in three exciting volumes. Lavishly illustrated and produced, these titles are straight out of the world of Skyrim - and a must for any wandering adventurer.
  • ANBHV
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    For the first time in print, step into the fantasy world of The Elder Scrolls Online. Tales of Tamriel - Vol. I: The Land takes readers on an adventure throughout the war-torn landscapes and battlefields of Tamriel, featuring a horde of in-game texts and exclusive artwork. Lavishly bound and produced, this series of books is the definitive guide to lore from the Elder Scrolls Online.