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  • Race, Gender, and Deviance in Xbox Liveby Kishonna Gray

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 21.95

    Race, Gender, and Deviance in Xbox Live provides a much-needed theoretical framework for examining deviant behavior and deviant bodies within one of the largest virtual gaming communities?Xbox Live. Previous research on video games has focused mostly on violence and examining violent behavior resulting from consuming this medium. This limited scope... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; 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...

  • Wojo's Weapons, Volume 3by Jonathan Hilton; Dean Ippolito

    Mongoose Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    The Grünfeld is one of the most topical openings in modern chess practice. Many club players fear it, and top GMs often struggle to get an advantage when facing it as White. But is it really a theoretically sound defense? In this third and final volume of the acclaimed Wojo?s Weapons series, IM Dean Ippolito and NM Jonathan Hilton claim to have found... more...

  • Amateur to IMby Jonathan Hawkins

    Mongoose Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    How did Jonathan Hawkins manage to go from being an average tournament competitor to a player on the brink of clinching the Grandmaster title? The secret was knowing what to study and how to learn as efficiently as possible. Focusing his attention firmly on the endgame, Jonathan devised a number of building blocks and identified a number... more...

  • Simple Attacking Plansby Fred Wilson

    Mongoose Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    ?I had a fantastic position, but I couldn?t figure out what to do next!? Sound familiar? If so, then Fred Wilson?s Simple Attacking Plans was written for you. The author distills the complexities of mounting an offensive against your opponent?s king down to four principles that lie at the root of most successful chess attacks. Novice... more...

  • Ethics in the Virtual Worldby Garry Young

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    Ethics in the Virtual World examines the gamer's enactment of taboo activities in the context of both traditional and contemporary philosophical approaches to morality. The book argues that it is more productive to consider what individuals are able to cope with psychologically than to determine whether a virtual act or representation is necessarily... more...

  • Minecraft Hacksby Megan Miller

    Sky Pony Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    With more than 100 million registered players, Minecraft has taken control of gamers all over the world. With Minecraft Hacks , you'll be able to take back that control! Only with the help found in Minecraft Hacks will you be able to craft your world exactly how you want it to look, all while discovering the hidden gems of the game. In this hacker's... more...

  • Dungeons and Dragons and Philosophyby Christopher Robichaud; William Irwin

    Wiley 2014; US$ 17.95

    Do demons and devils have free will? Does justice exist in Menzoberranzan? What’s the morality involved with player characters casting necromancy and summoning spells? Dungeons & Dragons and Philosophy probes the rich terrain of philosophically compelling concepts and ideas that underlie Dungeons & Dragons , the legendary fantasy... more...

  • The Extreme CaroKannby Alexey Bezgodov

    New in Chess 2014; US$ 19.95

    The CaroKann Defence has become one of the most important and popular replies to 1.e4. Its ?solid? and ?drawish? reputation no longer applies in modern chess. In fact, White could do with some new ideas to fight for an advantage in this chess opening. Grandmaster Alexey Bezgodov advocates a very early deviation, the annoying and littleexplored 3.f3!?.... more...

  • Move First, Think Laterby Willy Hendriks

    New in Chess 2014; US$ 17.95

    The chess playing mind does not work like a machine. Selecting a move results from rather chaotic thought processes and is not the logical outcome of applying a rational method. The only problem with that, says International Master Willy Hendriks, is that most books and courses on improving at chess claim exactly the opposite. The dogma of the... more...