The Biggest Game in Town

By Al Alvarez

Al Alvarez touched down in Las Vegas one scorching day in 1981, a devoted novice poker participant yet a stranger to the city and its loopy methods. for 3 spell binding weeks he witnessed the various monster high-stakes video games which can in basic terms have occurred in Vegas and talked to the intense characters who ruled them--road gamblers and native pros who received and misplaced fortunes on a standard basis.

Set over the process one match, The largest video game in Town is botha chronicle of the area sequence of Poker--the first ever written--and a portrait of the hustlers, madmen, and geniuses who governed the high-stakes online game in the USA. it's a really good perception into poker's allure as a pastime, an habit, and a lifestyle, and into the skewed psychology of grasp avid gamers and fearless gamblers. With a brand new advent through the writer, Alvarez's vintage account is "the maximum dissection of high-stakes Vegas poker and the insanity that surrounds it ever written" (TimeOut [UK]).

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Learning Java Through Games

By Lubomir Stanchev

Learning Java via Games teaches scholars find out how to use different positive factors of the Java language in addition to the way to application. compatible for self-study or as a part of a two-course creation to programming, the ebook covers as a lot fabric as attainable from the newest Java usual whereas requiring no earlier programming event.

Taking an application-motivated method, the textual content provides an abundance of video games. scholars needs to learn throughout the entire bankruptcy to appreciate all of the beneficial properties which are had to enforce the sport. such a lot chapters begin with an outline of a video game after which introduce varied Java constructs for imposing the gains of the sport on need-to-use bases.

The textual content teaches scholars not just find out how to write code that works but in addition how one can keep on with strong software program practices. All pattern courses within the textual content attempt to accomplish low team spirit and excessive coupling―the hallmarks of well-designed code. Many courses are refactored a number of occasions to accomplish code that's effortless to appreciate, reuse, and maintain.

The first a part of the ebook covers easy programming concepts, similar to conditional statements, loops, equipment, arrays, and sessions. the second one half makes a speciality of extra complex themes, together with category inheritance, recursions, sorting algorithms, GUI programming, exception dealing with, documents, and applets.

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A Theory of Fun for Game Design

By Raph Koster

A Theory of enjoyable for online game Design isn't really your average how-to ebook. It incorporates a novel manner of educating interactive designers easy methods to create and enhance their designs to include the top measure of enjoyable. because the e-book exhibits, designing for enjoyable is all approximately making interactive items like video games hugely interesting, enticing, and addictive. The book's new angle of supplying a hugely visible storyboard procedure mixed with a story at the paintings and perform of designing for enjoyable is certain to be a success with online game and interactive designers, before everything look A Theory of enjoyable for video game Design is a e-book that might really motivate and problem online game designers to imagine in new was once; in spite of the fact that, its common message will impact designers from all walks of existence. This booklet captures the true essence of what drives us to search out items and reports which are really enjoyable and enjoyable. the writer masterfully offers his attractive thought through displaying readers what number designs are missing simply because they're predictable and never attractive sufficient. He then explains how nice designers use kinds of components in new how one can make designs extra enjoyable and compelling. someone who's drawn to layout will take pleasure in how the booklet works on levels--as a brief thought consultant to online game layout, or as an informative dialogue that info the insightful pondering from an exceptional brain within the online game industry.

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Playstation Official Magazine [UK] (July 2015)

Every month we compile the main fascinating information, perspectives and experiences on planet PlayStation. Direct entry to Sony ability you discover out concerning the very important stuff first, yet our editorial independence additionally permits us to place jointly an unflinchingly sincere experiences part, making sure you by no means need to purchase a foul online game back. With clean, sleek layout and transparent, clever writing, OPM is key studying for any PS3 proprietor thinking about having fun with the best leisure procedure on this planet. discover for your self through subscribing this present day.

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Chess: The Complete Guide To Chess - Master: Chess Tactics, Chess Openings, and Chess Strategies

Amaze your folks - grasp the traditional online game of Chess!

Do you need to comprehend the sport of chess? do you want to overcome your friends—and raise your on-line rankings? Is it time to release your hidden genius?

If so, this extended 4th variation of The whole consultant to Chess - grasp: Chess strategies, Chess Openings and Chess Strategy is the publication you’ve been awaiting. Logan Donovan tracks the unfold of chess throughout history—from India to Persia to Europe and all over the world. you could take your home in an extended line of chess masters - no matter if you’ve by no means performed the sport before!

Do you must start out correct? do you want a bonus over your opponents—from the first actual moves?

The whole advisor to Chess - grasp: Chess strategies, Chess Openings and Chess Strategy explains how one can simply memorize well known chess “openings” (the first few turns of a game). If you’re a newbie, you could amaze your mates by means of studying the tips and traps of the Grandmasters —and utilizing them in your unsuspecting foes!

  • Ruy Lopez
  • Italian Game
  • Sicilian Defense
  • French Defense
  • Caro-Kann Defense
  • Pirc Defense
  • Queen’s Gambit
  • English Opening
  • Alekhine’s Defense
  • Modern Defense
  • King’s Indian Defense
  • King’s Indian Attack
  • The Dutch Defense

and many more!

It’s effortless to benefit the strategies of chess! The whole advisor to Chess - grasp: Chess strategies, Chess Openings and Chess Strategy explains strong strategies akin to “forks” and “pins” in uncomplicated, easy-to-understand language. With assistance from this publication, you’ll have the ability to “turn the tables” in your opponents!

You'll additionally examine key rules of chess process, such as:

  • King Safety
  • Center Control
  • Pawn Structure
  • Piece Quality
  • and whilst to Play for a Draw!

You’ll even tips on how to “Seal the Deal” with Logan Donovan’s 14 advice for the tip Game!

Don’t hold wasting video games via trial and error—get the information and methods you want to WIN!

Order The entire advisor to Chess - grasp: Chess strategies, Chess Openings and Chess Strategy TODAY—you’ll get every thing you want to begin profitable much more games!

You'll be so happy you did!

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Pathfinder Module: Tomb of the Iron Medusa (Pathfinder Modules)

By Mike Shel

  • Hidden within the distant southern variety of the World’s aspect Mountains lies a mysterious necropolis safe through a mythical mother or father referred to as the Iron Medusa. whilst the final inheritor of the dungeon’s long-dead noble developers hires the heroes to discover the forlorn and lethal web site looking for proof that could transparent his relatives identify, the heroes quickly locate themselves in over their heads. For the Tomb of the Iron Medusa doesn't hand over its secrets and techniques frivolously, and the damaging truths that lie inside those trap-laden crypts could have been hidden for a great cause indeed.
  • Tomb of the Iron Medusa is a Pathfinder Roleplaying video game adventure for 14th-level characters. It positive aspects an expansive necropolis of crypts and tombs, all guarded through devious traps, unusual puzzles, fiendish monsters, strange creatures, and the undead remnants of a once-powerful aristocracy. Tomb of the Iron Medusa also incorporates a new monster and a fully-detailed borderland hotel that may function either a starting point the journey or as any roadside tavern in any fable world.

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Age of Sail ll: Prima Official Strategy Guide

By Prima Temp Authors, Talonsoft Inc.

Wage campaigns and stay history!

Grab a replica of Age of Sail II: Prima's legit process Guide earlier than you command your ships to victory. Prima's advisor can assist you capitan the main memorable send in background, providing you Prima's aid. Prima's reputable method advisor give's you:

• A basic word list of naval phrases for professional send navigation and management
• targeted info on send layout for identity of enemy and allied ships
• powerful education suggestions for specialist seamen and landlubbers alike
• severe naval recommendations for a hundred historic missions
• pointers on surviving conflict in single-player mode and multiplayer mode

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Pathfinder Module: Academy of Secrets (Pathfinder Modules)

By Brian Cortijo

  • Every yr the professors on the Acadamae, Korvosa's prestigious institution of arcane artwork, host the Breaching competition, the place the city's so much expert infiltrators are invited to attempt to infiltrate the varsity, checking out their good fortune opposed to the university's scholars, otherworldly guardians, and lethal traps for an opportunity at a fortune in gold and magical treasure. This yr, your heroes quantity between these invited to check the defenses of a brand new iteration of Acadamae apprentices, yet anything greater than the promise of status and riches calls out from the university's inner most sanctum, and this year's competition offers to be the deadliest trial the college has ever known!
  • Academy of Secrets is a Pathfinder Roleplaying online game adventure for 13th-level characters. It incorporates a colossal magical college teeming with sorcerous traps, bizarre puzzles, diabolical monsters, and numerous scholars and professors trapped in an internet of arcane deceit. Academy of secrets and techniques also contains a new monster and information on Korvosa's Academae, Golarion's most famed college of magic. like several Pathfinder Modules, Academy of Secrets is a 32-page top quality, full-color experience that comes with colour maps and 4 pre-made characters so gamers can leap correct into the action.

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Fanboy Wars: The Fight For The Future Of Video Games

By Paul Tassi

Video video games aren’t only for teenage boys anymore. the common gamer is 30 years previous, and forty five% of avid gamers are women—a some distance cry from the pubescent-boy stereotype the has routinely been saddled with.

This confederation of fanatics has propelled the online game to $70 billion in profit in 2013, dwarfing Hollywood within the technique. yet this good fortune has include transforming into pains. Gaming’s swelling fanbase has turn into more and more vocal in expressing its approval of and outrage at online game builders’ decision-making approaches at a time whilst social media has damaged down the partitions among creators and shoppers. Paul Tassi appears at fanboy tradition from its such a lot poisonous corners to its so much celebrated collaborations to determine how those enthusiasts turn into so emotionally invested within the improvement of games, how this fervor impacts the firms taking advantage of this fan connection and what it bodes for the way forward for gaming industry.

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Kokology 2: More of the Game of Self-Discovery

By Tadahiko Nagao

Kokology 2 deals all-new insights into the remarkable genuine you.
Kokology, the preferred eastern pop-psych quiz online game, is now an American bestseller, and Kokology 2 deals greater than 50 all-new quizzes, excellent for novices and skilled kokologists alike. Kokology, the learn of kokoro ("mind" or "spirit" in Japanese), asks you to reply to questions about probably blameless issues -- comparable to that is the cleanest room in an imaginary condominium? -- after which finds what your solutions say approximately you. Play it on my own as a quest of self-discovery, or play with neighbors, in the event you dare!

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