The Minds Behind The Games

Autore: Patrick Hickey, Jr.
Editore: McFarland
ISBN: 1476631239
Grandezza: 10,89 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 9640

Featuring interviews with the creators of 36 popular video games—including Deus Ex, Night Trap, Mortal Kombat, Wasteland and NBA Jam—this book gives a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of some of the most influential and iconic (and sometimes forgotten) games of all time. Recounting endless hours of painstaking development, the challenges of working with mega publishers and the uncertainties of public reception, the interviewees reveal the creative processes that produced some of gaming’s classic titles.

The Minds Behind Sports Games

Autore: Patrick Hickey, Jr.
Editore: McFarland
ISBN: 1476679339
Grandezza: 11,78 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 8892

Featuring interviews with the creators of 35 popular video games--including John Madden Football, Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3, WCW/nWo Revenge, and RBI Baseball--this book gives a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of some of the most influential and iconic (and sometimes forgotten) sports video games of all time. Recounting endless hours of painstaking development, the challenges of working with mega-publishers and the uncertainties of public reception, the interviewees reveal the creative processes that produced some of gaming's classic titles.

The Minds Behind Adventure Games

Autore: Patrick Hickey, Jr.
Editore: McFarland
ISBN: 1476679665
Grandezza: 41,17 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 8877

Featuring interviews with the creators of 31 popular video games--including Grand Theft Auto, Strider, Maximum Carnage and Pitfall--this book gives a behind-the-scenes look at the origins of some of the most enjoyable and iconic adventure games of all time. Interviewees recount the endless hours of painstaking development, the challenges of working with mega-publishers, the growth of the adventure genre, and reveal the creative processes that produced some of the industry's biggest hits, cult classics and indie successes.

Game Changers

Autore: Rudolf Taschner
Editore: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1633883744
Grandezza: 51,84 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 7594

In this lively history of game theory, a gifted math educator and science writer explains for lay readers the uses and value of this innovative yet easy-to-understand approach to mathematical modeling. Essentially, game theory interprets life as a game with mathematical rules. By following the rules, decisions can be calculated that result in the greatest benefit for all participants. The author takes the reader from the 17th century through the Cold War to today's age of turbo capitalism. Along the way he introduces such leading contributors as Blaise Pascal in the 17th century, who invented the theory of probability; Ludwig Wittgenstein in the 20th century, who conceived of the world as a play of words; John Nash (the subject of A Beautiful Mind) in the 1950s, who laid the foundation of modern game theory; and today's practitioners who apply the theory to global finance and military strategy. As the author shows, game theory is more than a type of cost-benefit analysis; ultimately, it is a quest for meaning.

The Mind Control Game Computers

Autore: Anthony Griffin
Editore: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1450069622
Grandezza: 32,79 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 174

About this book: This book is about a man whose name is Kelly who have been have dreams or nightmares about something that may have happened in his life so he begins to try and find out if any portion of his dreams are true. He starts talking to some of his co-workers to see if they have been having any weird dreams of their own. Kelly find’s out that Sara, his friend has been having strange dreams also and they both start their investigation of who is responsible and how to stop them.

Mind Game

Autore: Christine Feehan
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440622458
Grandezza: 16,55 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 1757

#1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan returns to a world of terrifying power and forbidden passion in the second novel in her breathtaking GhostWalker series. Possessed of an extraordinary telekinetic gift, Dahlia LeBlanc has spent her life isolated from other people. And just when she thinks she’s finally achieved some semblance of peace, her well-orchestrated world comes crashing down... For a reason she cannot guess, she has become the target of deadly assassins. Suddenly no place is safe—not even the secret refuge she’d established long ago. Now she must rely on Nicolas Trevane—a dangerous warrior sent to track her down and protect her. Together, they generate a scorching heat Dahlia never imagined was possible. But can she trust this man with her secrets—especially when some people would kill to get their hands on them?

A Game Of Minds

Autore: Priscilla Masters
Editore: Severn House Publishers
ISBN: 9780727890825
Grandezza: 22,69 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 2699

It's been six years since fourteen-year-old Marvel Trustrom went missing. DS Zed Willard believes that Jonah Kobi, a serial killer, is responsible for Marvel's disappearance - but with no evidence or witnesses, forensic psychiatrist Dr Claire Roget is Willard's last hope. Can Claire find out what really happened to Marvel before it's too late?

The Rough Guide To The Brain

Autore: Barry Gibb
Editore: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 1405381477
Grandezza: 52,55 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 6666

Within our skulls resides an organ more powerful than the fastest supercomputer, the ultimate multi-tasker controlling everything from the retrieval of memories to complex reasoning – and even breathing. The Rough Guide to the Brain provides an absorbing and accessible introduction to the science of the mind. From how the human brain evolved over millions of years and how it differs from those of other animals to the power of positive thinking and extrasensory perception hypnosis. Illustrated throughout with photos and diagrams, this Rough Guide is guaranteed to get you thinking.

Behind The Stare

Autore: Reid Richter
Editore: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595485413
Grandezza: 67,41 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 6960

Behind The Stare is a book geared for mid-level players seeking to improve their game and their bottom line. The concepts introduced are universal in nature and can be applied to all forms of poker.A poker game elicits an enormous number of behaviors in and around it. By becoming more aware of both yourself and those around you; you can improve your skills by learning where to focus your wits and resources.Review new statistical data about the game, its' players and how live games differ from Internet games. See how this information can help you create a more realistic perspective to the game itself. Discover the relationship between your expectations, your strategy and your results. Explore the social fabric that we are all a part of and how it affects the game of poker.The benefit comes both from improving certain skills while learning not to succumb to some basic instinctual responses. The payback for this knowledge is almost immediate and will last a lifetime.

Game Set Match

Autore: Charlie Jones
Editore: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 9780740722196
Grandezza: 21,77 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 1868

Over fifty tennis pros, including Chris Evert, Andre Agassi, and Rod Laver, along with game analysts and celebrity tennis players, share their thoughts on the mental aspect of the game.

Game Informer Magazine

Grandezza: 46,21 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 7797

The Game Of Life Relationships

Autore: Pushpendra Mehta
Editore: iUniverse
ISBN: 059538899X
Grandezza: 59,82 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 8454

The Game of Life & Relationships is meant for men and women who know how to fall in love, but find it difficult to rise in love and relationships; the powerless, meek and unsuccessful, who continue to be dominated by the powerful, manipulative and arrogant; the rich and famous whose lives are replete with insecurity and unhappiness; individuals who seldom realize the varied facets of appearances and realities, and discerning people who wish to understand the true meaning of wisdom. The Game of Life & Relationships will provide you over 100 invaluable insights that will help you reflect on important aspects of life and relationships: While opposites attract, it is compatibility that preserves. Failure or adversity shapes the eminent. When weak or powerless avoid convincing. Your secrets should be as safe as valuables in a locker. Many rich and famous people have many houses, but not a single home. The two ubiquitous weapons that women use to overpower most men-tears and beauty. Only an enlightened 'master' will be able to successfully guide you through the opposites of life: Fame and ignominy, profit and loss, happiness and desolation, success and failure.

The Uncanny Valley In Games And Animation

Autore: Angela Tinwell
Editore: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466586958
Grandezza: 52,78 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 2332

Advances in technology have enabled animators and video game designers to design increasingly realistic, human-like characters in animation and games. Although it was intended that this increased realism would allow viewers to appreciate the emotional state of characters, research has shown that audiences often have a negative reaction as the human

Career Building Through Alternate Reality Gaming

Autore: Meg Swaine
Editore: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9781404213579
Grandezza: 73,84 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 2322

Provides an overview of alternate reality gaming, and describes the knowledge, skills, education, and experience needed to pursue a career in this field.

Game Art

Autore: Matt Sainsbury
Editore: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593276915
Grandezza: 27,78 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 2329

Game Art is a collection of breathtaking concept art and behind-the-scenes interviews from videogame developers, including major players like Square Enix, Bioware, and Ubisoft as well as independent but influential studios like Tale of Tales and Compulsion Games. Immerse yourself in fantastic artwork and explore the creative thinking behind over 40 console, mobile, and PC games. A lone independent developer on a tiny budget can create an experience as powerful and compelling as a triple-A blockbuster built by a team of 1,000. But like all works of art, every game begins with a spark of inspiration and a passion to create. Let Game Art take you on a visual journey through these beautiful worlds, as told by the minds that brought them to life.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Game Theory

Autore: Edward C. Rosenthal, Ph.D.
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1101478845
Grandezza: 44,75 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 7618

Gain some insight into the game of life... Game Theory means rigorous strategic thinking. It is based on the idea that everyone acts competitively and in his own best interest. With the help of mathematical models, it is possible to anticipate the actions of others in nearly all life's enterprises. This book includes down-to-earth examples and solutions, as well as charts and illustrations designed to help teach the concept. In The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Game Theory, Dr. Edward C. Rosenthal makes it easy to understand game theory with insights into: ? The history of the disciple made popular by John Nash, the mathematician dramatized in the film A Beautiful Mind ? The role of social behavior and psychology in this amazing discipline ? How important game theory has become in our society and why

No Mind Left Behind

Autore: Adam J. Cox
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1440633843
Grandezza: 11,58 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 5643

From the cutting edge of brain science, eight crucial skills for children?s future success?now in paperback. From a clinical psychologist who has devoted his clinical and research work to the study of executive control skills, here is a program for helping children master the eight essential cognitive skills that are critical for success in life in work: ? Taking initiative ? Screening out distractions ? Organizing ? Thinking flexibly ? Planning ? Regulating emotions ? Self-monitoring ? Using memory effectively Using case studies and anecdotes, Dr. Cox presents a comprehensive and practical plan for parents. The book addresses special-needs children as well as neurotypical children, and includes practical suggestions for parents and educators.

Game Over

Autore: Lynessa Goss
Editore: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469117797
Grandezza: 34,93 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 5736

Something jumped on Jesse and grabbed Georges shirt on the way down. Jesse expected to hit the ground very hard, and very soon. In a few seconds even, but he didnt. They just kept falling. Jesse looked up and saw that George had been dragged down as well. What was going on here? Everything was turning upside down and this way and that. The fall was disorienting all senses. Jesse could feel a scream rising in his throat, but it never came out. It got stuck there, and blocked any sound from escaping.

Newton S Football

Autore: Allen St. John
Editore: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 034554515X
Grandezza: 70,91 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 3303

In the bestselling tradition of Freakonomics and Scorecasting comes a clever and accessible look at the big ideas underlying the science of football. Did you hear the one about the MacArthur genius physicist and the NFL coach? It’s not a joke. It’s actually an innovative way to understand chaos theory, and the remarkable complexity of modern professional football. In Newton’s Football, journalist and New York Times bestselling author Allen St. John and TED Speaker and former Yale professor Ainissa Ramirez explore the unexpected science behind America’s Game. Whether it’s Jerry Rice finding the common ground between quantum physics and the West Coast offense or an Ivy League biologist explaining—at a granular level—exactly how a Big Mac morphs into an outside linebacker, Newton’s Football illuminates football—and science—through funny, insightful stories told by some of the world’s sharpest minds. With a clear-eyed empirical approach—and an exuberant affection for the game—St. John and Ramirez address topics that have long beguiled scientists and football fans alike, including: • the unlikely evolution of the football (or, as they put it, “The Divinely Random Bounce of the Prolate Spheroid”) • what Vince Lombardi has in common with Isaac Newton • how the hardwired behavior of monkeys can explain a head coach’s reluctance to go for it on fourth-down • why a gruesome elevator accident jump-started the evolution of placekicking • how Teddy Roosevelt saved football using the same behavioral science concept that Dreamworks would use to save Shrek • why woodpeckers don’t get concussions • how better helmets actually made the game more dangerous Every Sunday the NFL shares a secret with only its savviest fans: The game isn’t just a clash of bodies, it’s a clash of ideas. The greatest minds in football have always possessed an instinctual grasp of science, understanding the big ideas and gritty realities that inform the game’s rich past, as well as its increasingly uncertain future. Blending smart reporting, counterintuitive creativity, and compelling narrative, Newton’s Football takes gridiron analysis to the next level, giving fans a book that entertains, enlightens, and explains the game anew. Praise for Newton’s Football “It was with great interest that I read Newton’s Football. I’m a fan of applying of science to sport and Newton’s Football truly delivers. The stories are as engaging as they are informative. This is a great read for all football fans.”—Mark Cuban “A delightfully improbable book putting science nerds and sports fans on the same page.”—Booklist “This breezily-written but informative book should pique the interest of any serious football fan in the twenty-first century.”—The American Spectator “The authors have done a worthy job of combining popular science and sports into a work that features enough expertise on each topic to satisfy nerds and jocks alike. . . . The writers succeed in their task thanks to in-depth scientific knowledge, a wonderful grasp of football’s past and present, interviews with a wide array of experts, and witty prose. . . . [Newton’s Football is] fun and thought-provoking, proving that football is a mind game as much as it is a ball game.”—Publishers Weekly From the Hardcover edition.

Losing Our Minds

Autore: Deborah L. Ruf
Editore: Great Potential Press, Inc.
ISBN: 0910707707
Grandezza: 55,87 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 957

Wouldn't it be a disgrace if we lost the brightest students now attending our nation's schools? Dr. Deborah L. Ruf establishes that there are far more highly gifted children than previously imagined, yet large numbers of very bright children are "never discovered" by their schools. Using 78 gifted and highly gifted children as her examples, she illustrates five levels of giftedness. Parents will be able to estimate which of the five levels of giftedness their child fits by comparing their own child's developmental milestones to those of the children described in the book. This book contains practical advice for parents, including how to find a school that works for your child. Book jacket.