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  • Master Builder 3.0 Advancedby Triumph Books

    Triumph Books 2015; US$ 11.99

    The smash hit video game Minecraft continues to grow in popularity and in gameplay, adding more features and updating existing ones to make them richer and more complex. Players who mastered the basics with Minecrafter and leveled up with Minecrafter 2.0 Advanced can now become experts with Minecrafter 3.0 Advanced . Readers can delve into... more...

  • Players and Their Petsby Mia Consalvo; Jason Begy

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    In the world of massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs), Faunasphere was but a blip on the screen in its short public life from 2009 to 2011. Its devoted players, many of them middle-aged women, entered a world that did not build on common fantasy or science-fiction tropes. There was no evil to defeat or realms to conquer, only friendly animals... more...

  • Batsford's Modern Chess Openingsby Nick De Firmian

    Pavilion Books 2015; US$ 21.86

    The standard reference work on chess openings for more than half a century, earning the epithet 'the chess player's bible'. 'Batsford's Modern Chess Openings' is the most comprehensive single-volume work on the openings. Covering every standard line of play, it provides the distilled essence of contemporary opening theory. This edition is an indispensable... more...

  • Bridge's Strangest Handsby Andrew Ward

    Pavilion Books 2015; US$ 8.74

    This collection of oddities shows how Contract Bridge has played its part in embezzlement, murder, suicide, kidnapping, imprisonment and battle. The stories feature similar hands to those of bridge – the complete misfit, the two-way slam and men against women – while others, like ‘Thirteen Spades? and ‘The Raspberry Jam Conundrum?, are closer to fantasy.... more...

  • Poker's Strangest Handsby Graham Sharpe

    Pavilion Books 2015; US$ 8.74

    Romping through crooked games, dodgy players, exotic venues and incredible hands, 'Poker's Strangest Hands' celebrates the strange history of Poker's most celebrated tournament, its World Championship event and the characters who have graced it with their presence, compiles some of the strangest things said about the game and fully records the details... more...

  • Translation and Localisation in Video Gamesby Miguel Á. Bernal-Merino

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 125.00

    This book is a multidisciplinary study of the translation and localisation of video games. It offers a descriptive analysis of the industry ? understood as a global phenomenon in entertainment ? and aims to explain the norms governing present industry practices, as well as game localisation processes. Additionally, it discusses particular translation... more...

  • Gambling in America: An Encyclopedia of History, Issues, and Societyby William Thompson

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 89.00

    This one-volume reference provides a comprehensive overview of gambling in the Americas, examining the history, morality, market growth, and economics of the gaming industry. more...

  • Dangerous Gamesby Joseph P. Laycock

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    The 1980s saw the peak of a moral panic over fantasy role-playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons. A coalition of moral entrepreneurs that included representatives from the Christian Right, the field of psychology, and law enforcement claimed that these games were not only psychologically dangerous but an occult religion masquerading as a game.... more...

  • Play, Performance, and Identityby Matt Omasta; Drew Chappell

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    Play helps define who we are as human beings. However, many of the leisurely/ludic activities people participate in are created and governed by corporate entities with social, political, and business agendas. As such, it is critical that scholars understand and explicate the ideological underpinnings of played-through experiences and how they affect... more...

  • The Unofficial Holy Bible for Minecraftersby Christopher Miko; Garrett Romines; Terry A. Smith; Wanda M. Lundy

    Sky Pony Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    An Exploration of the Old and New Testament for Young Readers Unlike Any You?ve Ever Seen Before! Since 2009, Minecraft has swept the gaming world by storm. More than one hundred million games have been sold. Parents of children who play Minecraft will love this fun, educational collection of Bible stories. With the world of Minecraft as a backdrop... more...